Francesco Mastromatteo Concert to be held April 21

Join us at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church for a concert of post-romantic music performed by Francesco Mastromatteo. During the program, he will premiere the new work “Simplex” for solo cello by renowned Italian composer Stefano Taglietti.

Francesco received an Artist Diploma and a Master in Performance from SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts and received his Doctorate of Musical Arts, Cello Performance from the UT-Austin Butler School of Music. He has been performing internationally since his graduation from UT-Austin in 2012.

The concert is free, although a good will offering will be taken to help defray travel costs. A reception will follow. Please share this information with neighbors and friends.

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Crime Alert – Attempted Robbery

Logo_CrimeAlertOn Saturday afternoon, around 5:20pm, a woman walking alone was the victim of an attempted robbery in the 58xx block of Monticello. The suspect approached her from behind and asked her for the time. He then displayed a black handgun and demanded her belongings. She refused and he pointed the gun at her head. She then began yelling loudly for help. At that point the suspect jumped into a waiting vehicle and fled the scene eastbound.

The suspect is described as a Latin male, 5’8″, approximately 250lbs. The vehicle was a 2-door gray/silver Cadillac. If you see someone matching this description, call 911 immediately.

Fortunately, there was no loss and the victim was not hurt. However, I would strongly discourage saying no when confronted with a robber. In the past, people have been beaten and even shot at when attempting to challenge a robber. You should NEVER put your life in danger this way.

Posted in Crime Information, Neighborhood Information

Easter Egg Hunt at Tietze Park – April 19


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Robert E. Lee Kindergarten Round Up on April 10

On Thursday, April 10, parents and students are invited to meet Principal Saiyed and the wonderful teachers and staff at Lee Elementary.  The current Kindergarten class will also present a short program for your enjoyment.  The program will be hosted in the auditorium from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Know any preschoolers in the neighborhood?  Please share this information flyer about the upcoming Kindergarten Round Up for Robert E. Lee Elementary School.


Posted in Events and Meetings, Neighborhood Information

Friends of Tietze Park Bricks – Deadline to order is March 26

If you’ve been thinking about ordering an engraved brick or want to order more, NOW is the time.  The Park Department has confirmed early April for the next installation. Cut-off for orders is Wednesday, March 26th.

Order forms are attached for both the regular bricks, which go in the plaza next to the pool, as well as for veteran bricks, which will be installed in the promenade near the new flagpole.

Don’t worry if your text goes a few letters beyond the indicated 16 per line–the engraver uses proportionate spacing and will make it fit.  If you need inspiration, walk around the plaza and see the creative ideas others have had.

Thanks for your support of Tietze Park!

Posted in Local News, Neighborhood Information

Tietze-Shred to be held March 29

Clean out your closets and files of those old sensitive documents no longer needed and bring them to Friends of Tietze Park’s 7th annual fundraiser, Tietze-Shred, on Saturday, March 29th from 9-1 in Skillman Church of Christ’s parking lot. Once again Iron Mountain, a global leader in information management, has stepped up to shred your sensitive documents on-site. You can even watch them being confettied on a monitor.

Prices remain unchanged: $7 for the first 30 lbs., $5 for each additional 30 lbs. or discounted to $5 per each 30 lbs. for Seniors (65+)  If you have more than 50 boxes, please contact Lisa Marshall so they can be sure to get it all worked in.

Feel free to share this information with others who could use this service.  Thanks to your generosity, each year this event has been an even greater success than the year before.

As always, we could use a few extra hands for the event if you have some time!

Posted in Events and Meetings

St. Patrick’s Events – March 15, 2014

The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and celebration on Lower Greenville will take place this year on Saturday, March 15.

The City has coordinated efforts with the Dallas Police, neighborhood residents, special events office, code, sanitation, parking enforcement, event sponsors, Councilmember Philip Kingston, and others to limit the impact of these events on our Lower Greenville neighborhoods.

Frequently asked questions have been answered by the City on this document and Philip Kingston has put together an Informational Flyer with additional details.

The streets most directly affected by the parking restrictions, street closings, and so forth, can be seen on this map.

Posted in Current Issues, Neighborhood Information