Animal shelter

Dallas rallies to help animal shelters with dog crisis and more news

This roundup of Dallas city news includes articles on street closures, murals, heartwarming success at the animal shelter, and other murals. Nothing about begging, though. Certainly nothing to re: begging.

Here’s what happened in Dallas last week:

Deep Streets of Ellum
The streets of Deep Ellum are closed on weekend evenings. Street closures typically begin during the summer, but they do so earlier in response to larger crowds in the area. These are closed Friday to Saturday from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.:

  • Main Street and Elm Street between Good Latimer and Malcolm X Boulevard
  • south side of Malcolm X from Indiana to Commerce
  • Pryor between Main and Trade
  • Crowdus of Elm in Commerce

Dallas City Council member Jesse Moreno, who represents District 2 where Deep Ellum is located, calls it a pilot program and says they will reassess the closures weekly to make sure they don’t affect businesses. neighborhood.

SAR adoptions
Dallas Animal Services (DAS) thanked the community for helping to alleviate a severe shortage of kennel space at the shelter, by pledging to adopt or foster medium and large dogs. Since launching an appeal for help on April 12, the DAS has facilitated the adoption of 241 dogs. Local rescue groups removed 39 additional dogs from the shelter and 63 dogs found temporary foster homes. “We are extremely grateful to the citizens and relief groups in our Dallas community for the actions they took to save lives over the past week,” DAS Director MeLissa Webber said in a statement. “People who have adopted or fostered dogs, as well as those who have volunteered their time, donated supplies or even just helped spread the word have contributed to this success.”

Trial part
The city attorney’s office has filed a complaint, following an investigation into an April 2 incident in which 11 people were shot and one was killed at a large outdoor event at 5050 Cleveland Rd. Filed April 20, the lawsuit is against owner, St. John Missionary Baptist Church Inc. Dallas Texas, and developer, Germaud L. Lyons aka Bossman Bubba, to remedy violations of the City of Dallas code. According to a statement from the city, the party did not have a permit.

Median ban
An ordinance is being considered by the Dallas City Council to prohibit pedestrians from being on medians less than 6 feet wide, on roads with no medians at all, and in so-called “clear areas” like cycle paths. People who stand on medians could be issued a Class C misdemeanor citation and fined up to $500 if the order is approved. They say it’s for safety and it has nothing to do with begging, nothing at all, no father.

Blues Alley Murals
Blues Alley, the community mural project in Deep Ellum, moves into its next phase on Clover Street between Henry Street and Malcolm X Boulevard with artwork by LaShonda Cooks, Martell Holloway, Nick Anderson, Greg Contestabile, Jerod “DTOX” Davies, Will Heron, Denise Keeping, Selena Mize, Howard “Tex” Moton, Dora Reynosa, Haylee Ryan and Daniel Yanez. Blues personalities to be represented include Wanda King, Whistlin’ Alex Moore, Albert Collins and Henry Qualls. Led by Dan and Cathryn Colcer in partnership with the Deep Ellum Foundation, the project began last year.

More wall action
The Dallas Creative Arts Center (CAC) has partnered with the Dallas Arts District Foundation and Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA) to create a mural inspired by the recent and still visible ” Octavio Medellin Spirit and Form” at the Dallas Museum of Art. This mural will be painted live on the concrete steps in front of Moody Performance Hall and the AT&T Performing Arts Center during the Changing Perspectives neighborhood party on Friday, April 29. This project was introduced to activate the community around the celebration of life and legacy. by Octavio Medellin, founding artist and educator of the CAC, and will be complemented by artist Fred Villanueva, a Booker T graduate who sits on the Booker T. Arts Advisory Council. The mural is currently in the planning phase. Fred will start within the month.