BPNA Spring General Meeting – May 25

May 25, at 6:30 p.m.
3030 Adolph

Last month, we delayed the Spring General Membership meeting so that we could hold a candidates’ forum to introduce those running for City Council District 14.

Please join us now for our regular General Meeting on May 25.

We will attempt to have a speaker on how the City proposes to address the homeless issue. But even if we are not able to reschedule a speaker, we have a number of BPNA business issues to pass along and get your feedback. As usual we will have
representatives from Code Enforcement and Dallas Police Department present to hear your concerns.

See you there.

Linda Collins

Published on May 2, 2017

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

2017 Joint Election – May 6, 2017

Exall Park Recreation Center

1355 Adair St Dallas, TX 75204

Polls Open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Be sure to vote.  It is important to exercise your right as a citizen

Sample Ballot

Published on May 2, 2017

Splash Day, Sunday June 4th

Pool season is here! Please mark your calendars for Splash Day – Sunday, June 4th from 12-5

Come help us kick off the summer. Food will be provided.

Thank you to all current members who have renewed their membership for the 2017-2018 season. If you haven’t yet renewed your membership, payments can be mailed or dropped off at the pool (3030 Adolph) or submitted through paypal on our website at pool.bryanplace.net .

We can also take your payment in person on Splash Day.

If you are looking to join the Bryan Place Swimming Pool for the first time, we would love to have you! There is a one-time joining fee of $500 and a yearly membership fee of $300.  We will be offering half off the joining fee on Splash Day.

If you have any questions about Membership, please contact Christy Edwards, Membership Coordinator, at bryanplacepoolassociation@gmail.com.

We are looking forward to a great summer at the pool!

Submitted by: Christy Miller

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

Bryan Place Swimming Pool – 2017 Board Announced

The Bryan Place Swimming Pool Association (BPSPA) is an independent organization in Bryan Place. They have their own Board of Directors. The 2017 BPSPA Board is shown in the adjacent column.

  • President: Gary Foster
  • Vice President: Marie Earley
  • Treasurer: Jennifer McLaughlin
  • Secretary: Jenise Zuidema
  • Grounds: Craig Janak
  • Social Team: Tracy DeBoer, Jennifer Roey, Lilly Haener
  • Membership Team: Christy Edwards, Jennifer McLaughlin
  • Security: Lilly Haener

Published on May 2, 2017

Home Security and Safety Advice

I hope everyone is enjoying the Spring. It has been another quiet month in the neighborhood which is always nice. However, we should continually be vigilant about safety, and it’s always a good idea to think about home security. Therefore, this month we will talk about home security systems. I will give a few ideas to think about. I found these good ideas from Safewise.com which is a site devoted to Home Security and Safety advice.

To start, it is important to consider several key items when determining the best system and company. I will list a few considerations below to stimulate some thought.


How a system communicates with the monitoring center. The three most common ways your system can communicate with the center are: landline, cellular and broadband.

The landline is exactly as it states, it uses a landline to communicate with the monitoring center. The cellular system uses an uplink to communicate with the monitoring center when an alarm is triggered. This system is considered more reliable than a landline because it is faster and it will still function if the phone lines are cut. A broadband system sends a signal through the internet connection if an alarm is triggered. This system is also faster than a landline. Although it is not more reliable than cellular, it is less expensive.


Do-it-yourself (DIY) or professional. Some companies will offer either DIY and professional or one or the other only.

With DIY, the installation is done by the homeowner; and a set of instructions will usually accompany the system. These systems are easy to install and most take less than an hour. These systems are typically wireless and can be transferred from one home or another. This would be the system of choice for a renter given the ability to carry it with you.

The professional system could benefit the homeowner in that you wouldn’t have to worry about performing the job yourself or making a mistake during installation. The professional installer is present to answer questions during the installation process. These systems are usually either wireless or hardwired. It is important to research which one fits your need because some may require a landline. It is a good idea to consider how long you will be in the home since there may be conditions for whether you can transfer the system to a new home or location.

Home Automation:

This centers around the ability to control various events in the home beyond basic security which includes: thermostat settings, turning on and off lights, and locking doors amongst other things. This system allows one to control these various events remotely from a smart phone or a web-enabled device. With each system, you will want to determine the level of automation and control desired. Each company can offer a package based on individual needs.

Moving Forward:

All home security companies will offer a mixture of choices of each of the above items. It would be worth your time to research these ideas and companies in order to tailor the system that fits your need and location.

The top 5 companies as listed by safewise are: Frontpoint, ADT, Link Interactive, Vivint, Protect America.

Enjoy the nice weather and remember, be observant, vigilant and neighborly.

Submitted by Joseph Schill

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

May 2017 Yard of the Month

Yard of the Month at 3122 San Jacinto

May’s Bryan Place Yard of the Month combines whimsy with tradition. The Popkess family’s yard, at 3122 St. Jacinto, has Dr. Seuss like bobbing balls combined with juniper topiaries! The yard is accented with seasonal color, including a riot of pink impatiens. And dwarf English boxwood shrubs, known for their gorgeous light-green leaves, and round compact shapes, compliment the surrounding yard. The effect is fanciful.

Thank you Popkess family for bringing charm to Bryan Place

Submitted by: Carol Guthrie

Published on May 2, 2017

Watch out for Sick Roses

Neighbor Monica Rachael wanted to share some information she recently received from a garden coach from Northhaven Gardens as she prepared to have some landscaping work done.

The coach pointed out that the rose bushes in her yard and those of her neighbors had Rose Rosette disease and recommended that she remove them and replace them with something else. Monica says now that she knows what to look for, she sees that many of the rosebushes around the neighborhood and in the park have the disease.

Thanks for the “heads up” Monica so our neighbors can recognize and deal with the blight on our roses.

Submitted by Carol Guthrie

Published on May 2, 2017