Lake Highlands - Lakewood | October 2022

LAKE HIGHLANDS LAKEWOOD EDITION

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City considering $1B bond for 2024

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The Lake Highlands North Aquatic Center opened in 2019 and was built using $5 million in funds from the 2017 city of Dallas bond. (Courtesy city of Dallas)

Bonds by the numbers

A proposed 2024 bond is being discussed by city of Dallas ocials. Projects like the new Forest Green Branch Library building and the Flag Pole Hill Park improvements in Lake Highlands were funded by the 2017 bond.

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2017 BOND

2024 PROPOSED BOND

$1.05 billion in approved funds

1,400+ projects

11 major project focuses

$1 billion*

Nov. 7, 2017 approved by voters

$701.64 million spent so far

May 4, 2024 scheduled voting date

4th bond in less than 20 years

*ESTIMATED TOTAL BOND COST

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meeting. The presentation states that maintaining the current property tax rate of $0.7458 per $100 of assessed value would be needed to help fund the bond. The 2024 bond proposal is meant to be similar to the 2017 bond program, according to Adriana Castaneda, Oce of Bond and Con- struction Management director. She said the bond proposal is not set in stone and was largely presented to get discussion and planning started.

District 10 Council Member Adam McGough, who represents the Lake Highlands area, said it is vital for res- idents and ocials to begin taking stock of infrastructure needs now. That way future bond funds can be tailored in the best way for the Lake Highlands area, he said. “It is guring out how do we properly prioritize our needs and then how do we allocate the bond funding in the most appropriate, CONTINUED ON 16

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As Dallas continues to use the $1.05 billion from the 2017 bond package to fund city improvements, voters could be asked to approve a new $1 billion bond in 2024. City sta presented a draft plan for a 2024 bond package to Dallas City Council during an Aug. 17 meeting. If council calls the bond, the pro- posal would go before voters as part of the May 2024 election, accord- ing to a city presentation during the

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Businesses that have recently opened or are coming soon, relocating or expanding

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in gynecology, fertility and wellness. Services include fertility analysis for both men and women, preservation, conception assistance, fertility storage and more. This will be the rst Kindbody clinic to open in Dallas and will be led by Dr. Rinku Mehta, a reproductive endocrinologist available at the Austin location. An opening date has not yet been announced. 855-563-2639. www.kindbody.com 5 Strouderossa BBQ , a catering com- pany featuring homestyle barbecue, will open its rst restaurant location at 9090 Skillman St., Ste. 174A, Dallas in the Lake Highlands Village Shopping Center. Ac- cording to ownership, the company hopes to open by Jan. 1, 2023. Strouderossa BBQ will serve a traditional barbecue menu with sauce avors that include jalapeno, peach chipotle and blood orange habane- ro. 972-643-8692. www.strouderosa.com 6 Kissable Dental will open at 10910 N. Central Expressway, Ste. 100, Dallas in late October, according to company o- cials. The clinic oers general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and surgical dentistry. Services include regular and deep teeth cleaning; teeth whitening; root canals; and Solea Laser, a CO2 dentistry laser used for hard and soft tissue procedures. The clinic also oers limited orthodontics using SureSmile aligners. 940-228-2250. www.kissabledental.com 7 Salata will open in October at 6464 E. Northwest Hwy., Dallas. Company ocials stated the restaurant will likely open in mid-October. The eatery oers dierent styles of salads and wraps that can be customized with more than 50 dierent toppings, according to the Salata website. Salata has locations across the nation, including existing

NOW OPEN 1 Piada Italian Food opened Sept. 6 at 6333 E. Mockingbird Lane, Ste. 101, Dallas in the Mockingbird Commons shopping center. The restaurant chain oers many Italian dishes, including piadas, street sides and t bowls. The franchise also oers catering and fundraising services. 469-608-2381. www.mypiada.com/ locations/mockingbird 2 Bruno’s Fruteria opened in late September at 8510 Abrams Road, Ste. 516, Dallas. Located between Dallas Orthodontics and Dallas Ballet Cente, the family-owned fruteria, which means fruit store in Spanish, features Caribbean and Latin American avors, spices and recipes. Owner Ernesto Velez, who also owns Havana Cafe, is a Lake Highlands resi- dent. The store oers smoothies, juices, freshly cut fruit, vegan boba drinks, Cuban empanadas and sandwiches, and nachos. 469-601-4599. COMING SOON 3 Soul Bird Chkn Shack is opening in the Lake Highlands area in late October or early November, according to a compa- ny representative. The restaurant will be located at the Lake Highlands Town Center at 7100 Wildcat Way, Dallas. Soul Bird oers a variety of chicken sandwich- es, wings, chicken tenders and salads. The company has Plano and Roanoke locations. www.soulbirdchkn.com 4 Kindbody is slated to open in No- vember at 8041 Walnut Hill Lane, Ste. 870, Dallas in the Walnut Hill Shopping Center. The nationwide clinic specializes

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stores in other areas of Dallas. 844-725-2821. www.salata.com 8 Urgent Vet is expected to open in November at 6333 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, according to its website. The veterinarian company oers after-hours services, emergency care for certain conditions and regular vet services. The location provides immediate relief for minor injuries and illnesses as well as care for pets and their owners while they wait for ER veterinarians, according to the com- pany website. www.urgentvet.com 9 Legends of the Game will open this October at 2115 Abrams Road, Dallas. The sports and entertainment store specializes in custom frames. It oers framing services as well as award and trophy engraving. They also oer customized wedding invitations and images; military medals and uniforms; and custom framing and designs for dierent uses. Legends of the Game assists with fundraising events and oers special deals for charities. 469-728-6228. www.legendsofthegame.com 10 Shell Shack is expected to open in November at 6770 Abrams Road, Dallas, according to company ocials. The seafood restaurant oers a menu FEATURED IMPACT NOW OPEN Jia Asian Bistro is now open at 7325 Gaston Road, Ste. 110, Dallas. The restaurant opened Sept. 14 as the sister location to Jia Modern China, according to Jay Crawford, marketing director for Jia Bistro. “There really weren’t a lot of [Asian- fusion] options around the Lakewood area, so when the owners decided to open there, they changed the name to Jia Asian Bistro [for that specic location],” Crawford said. Jia Asian Bistro oers authentic Southern Chinese food based on recipes in the Szechwan region, according to its website. The new Lakewood location serves an Asian-

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fusion mix, including Chinese food, Thai food and sushi on its menu. Crawford said the area did not have many Thai restaurants to oer residents, and that prompted the owners to include it in their menu. The new restaurant is across from the Lakeview mall. 214-216-4542. www.jiamodernchinese.com/index.html



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with crab, shrimp and crawsh in a casual dining atmosphere. The company opened its rst restaurant in 2013 and now has multiple locations in Texas. This will be the second location in Dallas. 844-588-2722. https://dallas.shellshack.com 11 Jollibee plans to open some time in the rst half of 2023 at 4703 Greenville Ave., according to company ocials. The Filipino fast-food restaurant has experi- enced delays with the new development, but is expected to open its second North Texas location in East Dallas next year. The menu includes fried chicken, chicken tenders, chicken burgers, beef burgers, burger steaks, jolly spaghetti, desserts, and drinks. www.jollibeefoods.com RENOVATIONS 12 Chick-l-A plans to expand its drive-thru next month at 6176 Retail Road Ste. 100, Dallas, according to ownership. It will be under construction until the project is complete sometime in Novem- ber. Inside dining is not currently available at the Spanish Village location as it is only oering drive-thru and mobile curbside service. 214-890-7551. www.chick-l-a.com/lakehighlands

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October & November events

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OCTOBER 07 LISTEN TO LIVE MUSIC rock band based in Dallas, returns to perform their latest hits at Sundown at Granada. According to the event description, the band’s style is similar to Imagine Dragon, Kings of Leon, Cold War Kids and Young the Giant. The venue is located adjacent to the Granada Theater. 10 p.m. (doors open), 10:30 p.m. (show starts). $10. Sundown at Granada, next to the Granada Theater, 3520 Greenville Ave, Dallas. 214-824-9933. www.granadatheater.com 13 ATTEND A GALA FOR THE LAKE The White Rock Lake Foundation presents The Jewel of Dallas Gala Northern National, a four-person featuring six chefs with proceeds going toward the preservation of White Rock Lake. The event’s chefs come from local restaurants, including Wolf Cry, Sundown at Granada, Loro and more. The event will also include music from a live band. 7 p.m. $110-$250. Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Ave, Dallas. 214-824-9933. www.granadatheater.com 22 GO ON A TOUR The city of Dallas presents a Water Wise Landscaping Tour at White Rock

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online. 6:30 p.m. $68. Vector Brewing, 9850 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas. www.vectorbrewing.com 29 WATCH A HALLOWEEN MOVIE Klyde Warren Park Corporate Council hosts its second annual trick-or- treating event followed by a screening of “Hocus Pocus.” Candy gathering, costume contests and movie showings will all be oered. This event is family-friendly and outdoors. Attendees can sit on the lawn to watch the movie. 5-9 p.m. Free. Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas. 214–716-4500. www.klydewarrenpark.org The State Fair of Texas is in town through late October. The fair oers rides, games, rodeos, shows, live music, bars, family events and food, according to the event website. Gates open from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Tickets range from $10-$50 (daily passes) & $150 (two seasonal passes) and can be bought online. Fairtime Parking, 925 S. Haskell Ave, Dallas. 469-945-3247. www.bigtex.com. (Courtesy City of Dallas)

The city of Dallas hosts a celebration for Diwali at Vickery Park near Lake Highlands. (Courtesy city of Dallas) FEATURED EVENT Celebrate culture An event to celebrate the Hindu festival of light, Diwali, comes to Vickery Park on Nov. 6. Traditionally, this celebration lasts ve days but will be hosted one day by The Dallas Public Library, according to the event listing. This event features a mini-festival, music, dance, arts and crafts. It will include traditional Diwali customs and stories. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free. Vickery Park Branch Library, 8333 Park Lane, Dallas. 214-671-210. www.dallaslibrary.librarymarket.com/ event/diwali-celebration

Pump Station in Lakewood where the public can learn how to conserve water while creating a dense landscape. This event includes free seminars, a tour of the landscape, crafts for kids, snacks and giveaways. Attendees will also learn the best techniques on saving water. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Event registration is online. Free. White Rock Pump Station, 2900 White Rock Road, Dallas. 214-670-5378. https://savedallaswater.com 26 LEARN CALLIGRAPHY Write This Way Calligraphy hosts a beginners calligraphy class at Vector Brewing. The class includes a calligraphy kit, various materials, instruction and demonstration. Tickets can be purchased

Find more or submit Lake Highlands and Lakewood events at communityimpact.com/event-calendar. Event organizers can submit local events online to be considered for the print edition. Submitting details for consideration does not guarantee publication.

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Transportation announced various long-term and permanent closures in late August as part of the ongoing $1.74 billion I-635 East project. The eastbound I-635 ramp entrance from Skillman Street is now closed and will be for around a year, TxDOT ocials said. The closest detour to access eastbound I-635 is at the Royal Lane and Miller Road on-ramp. As of mid-August, the westbound I-635 ramp exit at Skillman Street, Exit 16, is being combined with the exit at Royal Lane and Miller Road, Exit 15, further east up the interstate. According to TxDOT ocials, this will be a permanent change. The project’s scope is 11 miles from just east of US 75 to I-30. It will improve what TxDOT ocials call one of the most congested areas in the state. Work includes building a fth lane in each direction of I-635E, reconstructing the existing managed toll lanes and adding frontage roads in each direction.

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ALL INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE WAS UPDATED AS OF SEPT. 28. NEWS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE OR OTHER LOCAL TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS? EMAIL US AT LHLNEWSCOMMUNITYIMPACT.COM. provements are coming to North Cen- tral Expressway, Mockingbird Lane, Lovers Lane and Greenville Avenue near Lakewood. New trac signals, extended sidewalks, crosswalk improvements and lighting enhance- ments will make streets safer for pedestrians and bicyclists, according to city planning documents. Timeline: October 2023-December 2024 Cost: $5.5 million Funding source: 2017 Dallas bond/ North Central Texas Council of Governments Lakewood area pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements Pedestrian and bicycle safety im-

The I635 East project is 11 miles from just east of US 75 to I30 on the northern side of Lake Highlands. It will improve what Texas Department of Transportation ocials call one of the most congested areas in the state. (Courtesy Texas Department of Transportation)

Also part of the project is a revamp of the Skillman Street interchange by simplifying the tangle of roads and building an arched bridge, ocials said. Construction started in 2020 and is expected to last into 2024. Updates and closures can be found at www.635east.com.

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2022

VOTER GUIDE GUIDE

Candidates and information for general elections

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DATES TO KNOW Oct. 24 First day of early voting

Voters in Dallas County may cast a ballot at any polling location during early voting and on Election Day. There are various early voting centers in and around Lake Highlands and Lakewood. All 47 voting centers in Dallas County are also available to residents. Visit www.dallascountyvotes.org to see a full list of where to vote during early voting and on Election Day. This guide includes only candidates who serve communities dened by Community Impact’s Lake Highlands-Lakewood coverage area. Only contested races are listed. SOURCES: DALLAS COUNTY ELECTIONS ADMINISTRATIONCOMMUNITY IMPACT WHERE TO VOTE

Nov. 8 Election Day Nov. 8 Last day to receive ballot by mail (or Nov. 9 if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7 p.m. at location of election on Election Day)

Oct. 28 Last day to apply for ballot by mail (received, not postmarked) Nov. 4 Last day of early voting

SAMPLE BALLOT

R Republican

D Democrat

L Libertarian

G Green

I Independent *Incumbent

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 5 R Rebeca Huddle* D Amanda Reichek Justice, Supreme Court, Place 9 R Evan Young* D Julia Maldonado Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 5 R Scott Walker* D Dana Human Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 6 R Jesse McClure* D Robert Johnson State Board of Education, District 13 D Aicha Davis* R Kathryn Monette State Senate, District 16 R Brandon Copeland D Nathan Johnson* State representative, District 102 R Susan Fischer D Ana-Maria Ramos* State representative, District 108 R Morgan Meyer* D Elizabeth Ginsberg State representative, District 114

District judge, 303rd Judicial District R Mike Lee D LaDeitra Adkins Judge, County Court at Law No. 1 R Rhonda Hunter D D’Metria Benson Judge, County Court at Law No. 4 R Jessica Lewis D Dianne Kathryn Jones Judge, County Court at Law No. 5 R Jordan Montgomery Lewis D Nicole Taylor Dallas County justice of the peace, Precinct 2, Place 1 D Margaret O’Brien* R Stephen Stanley Dallas County justice of the peace, Precinct 2, Place 2 D KaTina Whiteld* R Deborah Bobbitt Dallas County justice of the peace, Precinct 3, Place 1

Dallas County constable, Precinct 2 D Deanna Hammond R Vince Grin Dallas County constable, Precinct 3 D Henry Curry R Ben Adamcik Dallas County constable, Precinct 4 D Eddie Brown Jr. R Bryan D. Woodard Dallas County constable, Precinct 5 D Michael Orozco R Gerald W. (Jerry) Jones Dallas County Proposition A: A special election regarding a proposed expansion of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. The proposal, known as the Brimer Bill, seeks to use an increase in the city’s hotel occupancy tax to fund the convention center expansion and Fair Park improvements. If approved, the bill allows a 2% increase in the total hotel occupancy tax rate from 13% to 15%. Hotel occupancy tax is a state mandatory tax applied to guests who rent a hotel room that costs $15 or more each day, according to the Texas comptroller’s website. The convention center at 650 S. Grin St. in downtown Dallas is a city-owned facility that holds events.

STATE Governor

FEDERAL U.S. representative, District 24 R Beth Van Duyne* D Jan McDowell U.S. representative, District 32 D Colin Allred* R Antonio Swad LOCAL Dallas County district attorney R Faith Johnson D John Creuzot* Dallas County judge

R Greg Abbott* D Beto O’Rourke L Mark Tippetts G Delilah Barrios Lieutenant governor

R Dan Patrick* D Mike Collier L Shanna Steele Attorney general R Ken Paxton* D Rochelle Mercedes Garza L Mark Ash Comptroller of public accounts R Glenn Hegar* D Janet T. Dudding L V. Alonzo Echevarria-Garza Commissioner of the General Land Oce R Dawn Buckingham D Jay Kleberg G Alfred Molison Commissioner of agriculture R Sid Miller* D Susan Hays Railroad commissioner R Wayne Christian* D Luke Warford L Jaime Andres Diez G Hunter Crow Justice, Supreme Court, Place 3 R Debra Lehrmann* D Erin A. Nowell L Thomas Edward Oxford

R Lauren Davis D Clay Jenkins* Dallas County treasurer D Pauline Medrano* R Shelly Akerly Justice, 5th Court of Appeals District, Place 4 R Emily A. Miskel D Maricela Moore* Justice, 5th Court of Appeals District, Place 7 R Kristina Williams D Nancy Kennedy District judge, 44th Judicial District

D Adam Swartz R Gregg Shalan

Dallas County justice of the peace, Precinct 4, Place 1 D Nicole Thibault Frette R Mike Jones* Dallas County Commission, Precinct 2 D Andrew Sommerman R J.J. Koch

R Ashley Wysocki D Veretta Frazier

R Sarah Lamb D John Bryant

Only candidates in contested elections are included. Go to county election websites for information on uncontested races.

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2022 VOTER GUIDE

Understanding mail-in ballot rejections

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

Errors cited in rejected mail-in ballots include failure to provide ID numbers on applications and numbers not matching on ballots. Those without an acceptable ID can vote if none of the required ID numbers are found in registration records. Notice is provided if applications or ballots are rejected.

STEP 1: SAMPLE MAILIN BALLOT APPLICATION

STEP 2: SAMPLE MAILIN BALLOT

Texas Driver’s License, Texas Personal Identication Number or Election Identication Certicate Number issued by the Department of Public Safety (NOT your voter registration Voter Unique Identier Number) You must provide one of the following numbers:

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If you do not have a Texas Driver’s License, a Texas Personal Identication Number or a Texas Election Identication Certicate Number, give the last four digits of your Social Security number.

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Required information:

Banned in-person drive-thru voting, 24-hour voting Added new ID requirements for voting by mail Made proactively distributing mail ballot applications a state felony Increased autonomy for poll watchers by allowing them “free movement,” requiring training Limited help voter assistants can provide to in- person voters

Driver's license, personal ID or election ID

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I have not been issued a Texas Driver’s License/ Texas Personal Identication Number/Texas Election Identication Certicate or Social Security Number. APPLICATION REQUIREMENT: ID NUMBERS A new law requires those who vote by mail to include one of the following ID numbers on their applications:

Phone: OPTIONAL CONTACT INFORMATION: Email:

Provide optional contact information to expedite the correction process. Visit www.votetexas.gov/voting-by-mail/track-my- ballot.html to track ballot status and correct errors. BALLOT REQUIREMENT: MATCHING ID NUMBERS The same number submitted on applications must also be on their ballots. Election ocials oer the following tips:

RISING REJECTION RATES

2016* 2018* 2020* March 1, 2022 May 7, 2022 May 25, 2022

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Texas driver’s license number Texas state ID number Last four digits of their Social Security number Election ID certicate number

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*INCLUDES ALL ELECTIONS HELD THAT YEAR

SOURCES: HARRIS COUNTY ELECTIONS ADMINISTRATOR, MONTGOMERY COUNTY ELECTIONS ADMINISTRATOR, TEXAS SECRETARY OF STATECOMMUNITY IMPACT

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DEVELOPMENT

Once redevelopment is completed, Lake Highlands Village is expected to include around 5.5 acres of residential space and approximately 15 acres of retail. (Rendering courtesy JAH Realty)

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it, Rosatti said. The trail will feed into the shopping center. Recent openings and commitments include Mija Taqueria, which opened in May, and Strouderosa BBQ, which is scheduled to open by early 2023. Matthew Stroud, Strouderosa BBQ owner, said he believes the townho- mes, which will be within walking distance, will drive additional trac to his restaurant. “Making a good

Developers managing the Lake Highlands Village Shopping center continue to seek partners for ongoing residential and commercial devel- opment, which is attracting new businesses to the area. The 20-acre shopping center, located o Skillman Street near Audelia Road, will be a mix of retail, oce space and townhomes when work is com-

The Lake Highlands Village Shopping Center is anchored by a Tom Thumb. (Courtesy by JAH Realty)

LAKE HIGHLANDS VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTER Renovations to the Lake Highlands Village Shopping Center, a bridge being built at the Skillman Street and I-635 intersection, and a new townhome development are all helping to attract more businesses to Lake Highlands.

“WE HAVE SOME PRETTY HIGHPROFILE RESTAURANTS THAT HAVE EXPRESSED GREAT INTEREST, AND THEN THERE ARE ALSO OFFICES AND MEDICAL FACILITIES AS WELL.” WILLIAM ROSATTI, VICE PRESIDENT OF LEASING FOR JAH REALTY

barbecue is 50% of the battle, but having a venue that everybody wants to come to, that’s another battle,” he said. Rosatti said JAH continues to engage in

pleted. The retail side of the project is done but the residential town- homes should be nished by 2025, per JAH Realty, the retail management rm overseeing the project. The

171,068 total square feet 25 retail spaces occupied 43 total retail spaces 85 townhomes being built

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discussions with possible tenants. “We have some pretty high-prole restaurants that have expressed great interest, and then there are also oces and medical [facilities] as well,” Rosatti said. He said the realty rm is interested in partnering with a business suite management rm to bring working spaces to Lake Highlands residents by potentially turning the upper oor of one of the two-story buildings into a business center. Construction of the Skillman Street

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project is on schedule, said William Rosatti, vice president of leasing for JAH Realty. “I think really [the shopping center] is going to be restaurants, boutique tness clubs [and] ... anything that would serve the Lake Highlands community,” Rosatti said. The shopping center includes ser- vice-oriented businesses and more. The residential community is expected to include a detailed land- scape and a walking trail surrounding

2025 estimated completion date for entire project

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bridge o I-635, which is expected to also be completed in 2024, adds the possibility of bringing more trac to the shopping center. “This new Skillman bridge is really

going to create a grand entrance to Lake Highlands, and our shopping center and our development will be really right there at the gateway of it,” Rosatti said.

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CITY & SCHOOLS

News from Dallas, Dallas County & Richardson ISD

Dallas City Council meets Oct. 12, 19 and 26 at 9 a.m. at Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla St., Dallas. www.dallascityhall.com Dallas ISD board of trustees meets Oct. 13 and 27 at 5151 Samuell Blvd., Dallas. Meeting times can be found at www.dallasisd.org. Richardson ISD board of trustees meets Oct. 13 and 20 at 6 p.m. at the RISD Administration Building, 400 S. Greenville Ave., Richardson. www.risd.org Dallas County Commissioners Court meets Oct. 18 and Nov. 1 at 9 a.m. in the Allen Clemson Courtroom of the Dallas County Administration Building, 411 Elm St., Dallas. www.dallascounty.org MEETINGS WE COVER SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS RICHARDSON ISD The board of trustees is pushing to provide more summer instruction for students who need to take end-of-course exams, according to a Sept. 15 meeting. Ocials said 1,133 students participated in the summer school program this year. Superintendent Tabitha Branum said she hopes to increase student participation rates for summer school next year.

County works to stop West Nile spread

Recreation centers free for seniors

Grisales, public information ocer for Dallas County Health and Human Services. Ocials urge residents to protect themselves by using mosquito repellent, covering up legs and arms, and reducing outdoor activ- ity, the city release states. “We advise everyone in the community to drain their [stand- ing] water ... to prevent mosquitoes from breeding,” Grisales said.

BY REBECCA HELIOT

DALLAS COUNTY Mosquito traps have tested positive for West Nile virus this summer in the Lake Highlands and Lake- wood areas, according to the Dallas County website. Two traps tested positive earlier this summer in the Lake Highlands area, and another trap tested positive in late September in Lakewood. In total, 17 traps have tested positive for the virus, and one death related to West Nile has been reported in Dallas County this year. The city of Dallas used trucks to spray mosquito repellent at multiple locations in September, including the 6100 block of Prospect Avenue in Lakewood, after nding traps positive for West Nile virus, according to a Sept. 29 release. City and county ocials monitor and test for mosquitoes with West Nile throughout the year. “[The traps] are spread out everywhere,” said Christian

BY JACKSON KING

DALLAS The city’s Park and Recreation Department announced it plans to waive annual and monthly fees at city recreation centers for adults age 60 and older thanks to a $150,000 contribution from the WellMed Charitable Foundation. Since March 2017, more than 29,500 adults have enrolled at a Dallas recreation center, accord- ing to a city press release. The Lake Highlands North Recreation Center at 9940 White Rock Trail, Dallas, oers a variety of senior programs, including the Airplane Flyers social club, an active senior adult program and a strength training class. In addition, the Ridgewood/Belcher Recreation Center at 6818 Fisher Road, Dallas, oers a card games class, a table tennis program and a Senior Walk and Stretch workshop.

SMU opens new lab for AI research DALLAS A new lab conducting research on biases found in arti- cial intelligence systems has been established at Southern Methodist University within the AT&T Center for Virtualization, according to a release on Sept. 26. Pangiam to work on the project. AI systems refer to algorithms that provide instruction for computers to perform certain tasks. These algorithms are used in various elds, including airport security and judicial sentencing, according to the release. BY REBECCA HELIOT Suku Nair (right) is the director of the new AT&T Center for Virtualization. (Courtesy Southern Methodist University)

Giving Day helps fund city animal services Over $67,000 was raised during North Texas Giving day to support the nonprot Friends of Dallas Animal Services. (Courtesy city of Dallas)

MOSQUITO SAFETY

According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, the “Four Ds” are important to remember for avoiding mosquito contact. Defend: Apply a mosquito repellent with the ingredient called DEET. Dress: Wear long sleeves and pants when outside for extra protection. Drain: Remove any standing water near homes. Dusk and dawn: Stay indoors during dusk and dawn. SOURCE: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICESCOMMUNITY IMPACT

BY REBECCA HELIOT

The North Texas Giving Day website shows a total of $67,285 was raised for the nonprot organization Friends of Dallas Animal Services, which surpassed the $50,000 goal set by the nonprot. The company works to raise funds to support the Dallas Animal Services Department. The department operates the city’s animal shelter and helped place 1,603 dogs and 689 cats into homes from October-December last year, per department data.

DALLAS More than $62 million was raised for nonprots on the 14th annual North Texas Giving Day. The event presented by the Communities Foundation of Texas announced the total in late September. North Texas Giving Day is the largest community-wide event of its kind in the U.S., per a news release. Its goal is to raise awareness about the needs of nonprots while stream- lining the giving process.

“SMU’s AT&T Center for Virtual- ization is the perfect place to work on these issues with its focus on cross-disciplinary research, educa- tion and training,” AT&T Center for Virtualization Director Suku Nair said in a statement.

The Intelligence Systems and Bias Examination Lab, or ISaBEL, aims to quantify and minimize biases found in AI systems. The university has partnered with security and technology rm

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A noncomprehensive guide to preschools in the Lake Highlands and Lakewood area xxxxxxxxx xxxxxx private schools A noncomprehensive guide to preschools in the Lake Highlands and Lakewood area

14 Jeanette’s Little Haven Enrichment Center 1 1 1 1 1 1 6868 Walling Lane, Dallas 2145535353 15 Junius Learning Center 1 1 1 1 1 5734 Junius St., Dallas 2148263193 www.juniuslearningcenterlakewood.com 16 Kiddie Kraft Preschool, LLC 1 1 9949 McCree Road, Dallas 2145027353 https://kiddiekraftspreschool.com 17 Kids Country Childcare and Learning Center 1 1 1 1 9571 Skillman St., Dallas 2143405687 http://kidscountrydallas.com 18 Lake Highlands Christian Child 1 1 1 1 9919 McCree Road, Dallas 2143481123 https://lhccec.org 19 Lakewood Montessori School 1 6464 E. Lovers Lane, Dallas 2148219466 www.lmschool.org 20 Little Acorn Child Development Center 1 1 1 1 10805 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas 2143426000 www.hocc.org/littleacorns 21 Little Einsteins Learning Center, LLC 1 1 1 1 1 9205 Skillman St., Ste. 117, Dallas 4699414644 www.facebook.com/littleeinsteinslc

Preschools around the Lake Highlands and Lakewood area oer a variety of options when it comes to early childhood care and education.

22 Lots of Luv Child Care 1 1 1 1 1 1 10130 Royal Lane, Dallas 2144844200 23 Merit Children’s Academy Lakewood 1 1 1 1 1 6210 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas 2142527100 www.meritdallas.com 24 Montessori Children’s House and School 1 1 7335 Abrams Road, Dallas 2143486276 https://mchsdallas.org 25 Munger Square Child Care Center 1 1 1 1 1 1 5302 Junius St., Dallas 4692482905 www.mungerchildcare.com 26 NMZ Day Care Center Inc. 1 1 1 1 1 1 8835 Stults Road, Dallas 2143489090 27 Rainbow Land Child Care Center 1 1 1 1 1 1 5739 Worth St., Dallas 2148269161 28 Richardson ISD Northlake Elementary 1 1 1 1 1 1 10059 Ravensway Drive, Dallas 4695937419 https://schools.risd.org/northlakees 29 Richardson ISD Aikin Elementary 1 1 1 1 1 12300 Pleasant Valley Drive, Dallas 4695937536 https://schools.risd.org/aikines

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7 Eastridge Academy 1 1 1 1 6310 Eastridge Drive, Dallas 2143687903 https://eastridgeacademyonline.com 8 Fair Oaks Day School 1 1 1 7825 Fair Oaks Ave., Dallas 2143401121 https://fairoaksdayschool.com 9 Forest Lane KinderCare 1 1 1 1 1 1 9131 Forest Lane, Dallas 9722343174 www.kindercare.com/our-centers/dallas/tx 10 Glen Oaks School 1 1 1 1 1 12105 Plano Road, Dallas 9722313135 www.godayschool.com 11 Golden Minds Academy 1 1 1 1 1 9759 Forest Lane, Ste. 450, Dallas 9727834769 12 Greater Cornerstone Academy 1 1 1 1 1 8350 Forest Lane, Dallas 2148641113 www.greatercornerstoneacademy.org 13 Hamilton Park Methodist Church 1 1 1 1 11881 Schroeder Road, Dallas 9722318538 www.theparkumc.org

1 Abugida Academy 1 1 1 1 1 1 11501 Plano Road, Dallas 2145535530 www.abugida-academy.com 2 Ascension Day School 1 1 1 1 8787 Greenville Ave., Dallas 2143829773

www.ascensiondallas.org/about-ads 3 Bethany Lutheran Church CDC 1 1 1 10101 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas 2143489691 www.bethanycdc.net 4 Brighter Day Academy, LLC 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10453 N. Central Expressway, Dallas 2142658585 5 Christian Childhood Development Center 1 9015 Plano Road, Dallas 2143494489 www.lhccdc.com 6 Dealey Child Care Center 1 1 1 8190 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas 2148543121 https://child-care-preschool.brighthorizons.com

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30 Richardson ISD Lake Highlands Elementary 1 1 1 1 1 1 9501 Ferndale Road, Dallas https://schools.risd.org/lakehighlandses 31 Richardson ISD Stults Road Elementary 1 1 1 1 1 1 8700 Stults Road, Dallas 4695937419 https://schools.risd.org/stultsroades 32 Richardson ISD Forest Lane Academy 1 1 1 1 1 9663 Forest Lane, Dallas 4695931850 https://schools.risd.org/forestlaneacademy 33 Richardson ISD PACE-Skyview Elementary 1 1 1 1 1 1 9229 Meadowknoll Drive, Dallas 4695937419 https://schools.risd.org/skyviewes 34 Richardson ISD Thurgood Marshall Elementary 1 1 1 1 1 9666 Ferris Branch Blvd., Dallas 4695936800 https://schools.risd.org/thurgoodmarshalles 35 Richardson ISD White Rock Elementary 1 1 1 1 1 9229 Chiswell Road, Dallas 4695932700 https://schools.risd.org/whiterockes 36 Richardson ISD PACE-Hamilton Park Magnet Elementary School 1 1 1 1 1 8301 Towns St., Dallas 4695933900 37 Richardson ISD PACE-Audelia Creek Elementary 1 1 1 1 1 1 12600 Audelia Road, Dallas 4695937419 https://schools.risd.org/audeliacreekes

38 Richardson ISD Wallace Elementary 1 1 1 1 1 9921 Kirkhaven Drive, Dallas 4695937419 https://schools.risd.org/wallacees 39 Richardson ISD Forestridge Elementary 1 1 1 1 1 10330 Bunchberry Drive, Dallas 4695937419 https://schools.risd.org/forestridgees 40 Richland Academy 1 1 1 1 9850 Walnut St., Dallas 9726441340 41 Ridgewood Park Weekday Programs 1 1 6445 E. Lovers Lane, Dallas

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2143699250 www.rpwp.org 42 St. James Episcopal Montessori School 1 1 9845 McCree Road, Dallas 2143481349 www.stjamesdallas.com 43 White Rock North School 1 1 1 1 9727 White Rock Trail, Dallas 2143487410 www.whiterocknorthschool.com 44 Wilshire Early Childhood Learning Center 1 1 4316 Abrams Road, Dallas 2144523140 https://wilshirebc.org/learn/eclc

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