Bulk Trash Pick Up – May 22 – 26

Bulk Trash Pick Up Starts:
Monday, May 22

Please place bulk trash out no sooner than 7 a.m. Thursday prior to bulk pickup week, through 7 a.m. Monday of bulk pickup week.

Thank you for helping to keep Bryan Place beautiful!

For more information dial 311 or go online at:

The next pick up week starts Monday, June 19

Published on May 2, 2017

Recipe: Strawberry Pie


  • 1 ¼ cups Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Corn Starch
  • 1 ¼ cups Water
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice (fresh)
  • 1 package Strawberry Gelatin powder (3 oz. pkg)
  • 1 quart Strawberries (hulled, cleaned and sliced)
  • 1 pie shell prebaked (8-inch deep dish, or 9-inch regular) cooled
  • Add Whipped cream for serving


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Add water and lemon juice.
  2. Over high heat, bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat, cook and stir until slightly thicken and clear, 4-5 minutes.
  4. Add gelatin powder and stir until dissolved.
  5. Cool to room temperature.
  6. Stir strawberries into gelatin mixture. Pour into prebaked and cooled pie shell.
  7. Chill 4-6 hours or until set.
  8. Serve topped with whipped cream, if desired.

Serves 6-8.

Author, Pula Disbrowe and printed in Texas Co-op Power, April 2017

Submitted by Linda Collins

Published on May 2, 2017

Home Repair Programs by the City of Dallas

The City supports a variety of programs that support home repair for individuals that qualify.

Qualification is dependent on a means qualification test and ownership of the home. All taxes and insurance payments must be up to date. If you think you might qualify, go the website listed below for detailed information on the programs.

Housing/Community Services Department​​

Submitted by: Phillip Kingston’s Office

Published on May 2, 2017

Is Dallas Drinking Water Safe?

The City says, “You bet it is.”

Dallas water meets or is better than all standards set by the state and federal governments. The State of Texas has designated Dallas a “Superior Public Water System,” the highest rating given by the state. Dallas has received recognition from the Environmental Protection Agency for its quality water supply.

To make sure the water is safe, DWU tests the water 40,000 to 50,000 times every month, including tests for many more chemicals than government standards require.

If you are concerned about your water quality, you may request more information or a free water quality test. Call 311.

Published on May 2, 2017

Listening – A Part of Effective Communications

Communicating effectively involves not only speaking well, but listening well, too. Active-listening tools, such as those in the following list, help you hold up your end of a successful conversation or

  • Concentrate on what the speaker has to say
  • Listen for content and emotion to understand the entire message
  • Maintain steady eye contact so speakers know your attention is with them
  • Reflect back with verbal feedback to confirm your understanding of the message
  • Stay patient when people talk to you
  • Keep your tone sincere and nonjudgmental when you listen
  • When you give feedback to check understanding, do so in one sentence
  • Tune into how the message is being said, not just what the words are
  • Acknowledge feelings that are important to the message you’re hearing
  • Make your goal in conversations to show understanding of what the speaker truly means

Taken from: “Communicating Effectively for Dummies
Cheat Sheet”

Published on January 7, 2017

Oriental Cole Slaw

  • 1-lb bag coleslaw, pre-shredded bag
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 2 packages Oriental Ramen Noodle soup
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 4 ounces almond slivers
  • 4 ounces sunflower seeds

Layer shredded coleslaw, green onions, slivered almonds, and sunflower seeds. Mix the vinegar, sugar, oil and seasoning packs from the soup mix separately from the salad. Add crunched noodles and dressing to salad just before serving and mix thoroughly.

This salad is deliciously different, but it doesn’t keep well.

Published on May 4, 2016

Did You Know… Texas

Texas was the 28th state in the U.S. and was admitted into the Union on December 29, 1845. All other states except Texas entered the United States by territorial annexation. Only Texas entered by treaty.

Published on May 1, 2016

Recipe of the Month – Catfish Po’ Boys With Pickle Remoulade

Catfish Po’ Boys With Pickle Remoulade

  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • cup panko crumbs
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp thyme, dried
  • ¼ tsp sage, dried
  • ¼ tsp ginger, ground
  • ¼ tsp cumin, ground
  • large eggs
  • 8 catfish fillets, 5-oz, skinless
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 8 crusty rolls, split
  • Romaine lettuce for serving

Making the Po’ Boys:

  1. In a pie plate, whisk the cornmeal, panko, ½ cup of flour, the salt, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, sage, ginger, and cumin.
  2. In another pie plate beat the eggs.
  3. Dust the catfish with flour, then dip in the beaten egg; coat in the panko mixture, pressing the crumbs to help them adhere. Transfer the fish to a baking sheet.
  4. In a skillet, heat ¼ inch of vegetable oil. Fry the catfish in 2 batches over moderately high heat, turning once, until the crust is golden and crisp, and the fish is cooked through, about 4 minutes. Drain the fish on paper towels.
  5. Make the Pickle Remoulade: In a bowl, combine 1 cup mayonnaise, ¼ cup minced celery, 1 small minced shallot, 1 minced clove garlic, 2 tablespoons creole mustard, 2 tablespoons pickle relish, 2 tablespoons capers, drained and chopped, 2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley, 1 ¼ teaspoons smoked paprika.
  6. Spread the rolls with the remoulade. Top with the fried fish and romaine lettuce and serve.

Serves: 8

Linda Collins

Published on April 10, 2016

Did you Know? – State Fair

The State Fair of Texas has been held in Dallas every year since 1886 with five exceptions.

In 1918 the fair was cancelled on account of WWI, and between 1942-1945 due to World War II.


Published on March 14, 2016

Did You Know… German Chocolate

German chocolate cake actually has nothing to do with Germany and everything to do with Dallas.

The recipe was actually credited to an American named Sam German, and was popularized after the recipe appeared in a 1957 edition of the Dallas Morning Star.


Published on March 14, 2016