Neighborhood News

Updates and Reminders:

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City Council Meeting - Methodist

Reminder: The final decision will be made at City Council on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, so we still have a chance to get the Wellness Center built outside the Pecan Grove location. 

Holiday Light Judging

This year’s holiday light judging will be held on December 12th. We are already seeing many festive display of lights and look forward to announcing the 2018 winners via the website and social media.

Holiday Sanitation Schedule

Tuesday recycling and garbage collections will occur on Wednesday, December 26 and January 2.  Items should be placed for collection no later than 7 AM.

December and January bulk trash collection will begin at 7 AM on the third Monday of the month as usual.  Items including discarded Christmas trees should be placed for collection no earlier than 4 days before.

2018 Holiday Party

It was great seeing so many neighbors at the annual EKPNA Holiday Party! Thank you to Katherine Homan for opening up her residence to the neighborhood. Please email any pictures you may have taken and want posted to communications@eastkessler.org.

(Reminder) Holiday Safety Tips

Dallas Police Department (DPD)  reminds residents to call 911 immediately every time they see, hear or notice suspicious activity or a suspicious person.  

Also, gunshots, firecrackers, fireworks and street racing remain illegal in Dallas city limits all year, every day and night including holidays.  DPD continues to ask us to call 911 immediately, every time without hesitation.  DPD prioritizes the reported incidents before they are dispatched. They do not monitor social media including Nextdoor and Facebook.

Holiday safety is an issue that burns brightest from late November to mid-January, when families gather, parties are scheduled and travel spikes. Take some basic precautions to ensure your family remains safe and injury-free throughout the season

Traveling for the Holidays

Many people choose to travel during the holidays by automobile, with the highest fatality rate of any major form of transportation. In 2015, 355 people died on New Year's Day, 386 on Thanksgiving Day and 273 on Christmas Day, according to Injury Facts 2017. Alcohol-impaired fatalities represent about one-third of the totals.

          Use a designated driver to ensure guests make it home safely after a holiday party; alcohol, over-the-counter or illegal drugs all cause impairment

          Make sure every person in the vehicle is properly buckled up no matter how long or short the distance traveled

          Put that cell phone away; many distractions can occur while driving, but cell phones are the main culprit

          Properly maintain the vehicle and keep an emergency kit with you

          Be prepared for heavy traffic, and possibly heavy snow

Watch Out for Those Fire-Starters

Candles and Fireplaces

Thousands of deaths are caused by fires, burns and other fire-related injuries every year, and 12% of home candle fires occur in December, the National Fire Protection Association reports. Increased use of candles and fireplaces, combined with an increase in the amount of combustible, seasonal decorations present in many homes means more risk for fire.

          Never leave burning candles unattended or sleep in a room with a lit candle

          Keep candles out of reach of children

          Make sure candles are on stable surfaces

          Don't burn candles near trees, curtains or any other flammable items

          Don't burn trees, wreaths or wrapping paper in the fireplace

          Check and clean the chimney and fireplace area at least once a year

Mobile Apps for the City of Dallas

iWatch Dallas

I watch Dallas is a mobile application that allows citizens to send crime tips to law enforcement.  It helps community awareness about suspicious and criminal activities.  Use iwatchdallas as a mobile crime watch tool that you can use to report suspicious and criminal activites.

Citizens are provided a convenient reporting method to provide tips and leads to police concerning crime that is affecting their neighborhood.  The app allows citizens to upload pictures and videos.

                                                                  Always call 911 if it is an emergency.


This app allows citizens to report 24/7 about city services listed below instead of calling 311.  You can also upload pictures.

Litter, high weeds, bulky trash, missed collections, 24 hour parking violations, dead animal pickup, stray dogs, etc.

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