Archive for March, 2016

DISD District 7 Candidate Forum

Posted by    |    March 21st, 2016 at 12:28 pm


Please join us for a DISD District 7 Candidate Forum and get acquainted with candidates Isaac Faz and Audrey Pinkerton on March 30 at 6:30 pm at Hitt Auditorium located at Bishop and Colorado at Methdist Health Systems.  MAP

We look forward to your participation in this important event involving our children’s future.

OOCCL Historian

Posted by    |    March 19th, 2016 at 1:00 pm


The League Historian keeps all of our financial records and historic items for the League.  If you have old Tour programs or other historical materials you’d like to share with us, please email us here.  Hgh resolution images are welcome! 

Oak Cliff Earth Day 2016

Posted by    |    March 18th, 2016 at 12:32 pm

Oak Cliff Earth Day 2016

Press Release

The 10th Annual Oak Cliff Earth Day will be held at historic Lake Cliff Park in the Demonstration Rose Garden on Sunday April 10st from 12 to 5 PM. (rain or shine). Lake Cliff Park is located at the intersection of Colorado & Zang Blvd in North Oak Cliff. This community based event is family, Earth and pet friendly. Come and bring family, friends and pets because there is something to entertain everyone. There is no charge to attend this outdoor festival but there are opportunities to purchase locally grown plants, handicrafts, art & food. There will be a number of food trucks. Live entertainment will take place on two stages this year starting at 12:30 p.m.

For animal lovers, you can adopt a pet, learn about Senior Pets Assistance Network (SPAN), and register your pet for the 5th Annual Oak Cliff Mutt Strut.

For children, they can pet animals at the Country Critters, see native reptiles from the John Bunker Sands Wetlands, watch live raptors & view bees in a bee hive. Children can also enter our youth poster contest. This year’s theme is “Create a Flower”. Applications are available online or at any Dallas Public Library.

For adults, you can also view the entries and winners of our youth poster contest sponsored by the Dallas Public Library & Oak Cliff Earth Day. This year’s theme is “Create a Flower”. You can learn about environmentally friendly vehicles like bikes, a 90 mpg scooter & a bus that runs on grease from the Dallas County School District.

Registration for booth space is open and local businesses and non-profits are invited to participate. What better way to get your message to the community than a grassroots event such as Oak Cliff Earth Day?


New for 2016, you can ride the Oak Cliff Street Car from Union station to the Festival. The street car runs every 30 minutes on Sunday starting at 9:30 a.m. and the final stop is just across the street from the festival.

Plans for Dairy Site Have OC Residents Primed for Another Design Debate

Posted by    |    March 6th, 2016 at 1:28 pm

Hastily Deleted Good, Fulton, & Farrrell Plans

Before the dust has cleared from the Bishop Arts Gateway brawl, another important site in Oak Cliff has been re-envisioned by Good, Fulton and Farrell. The plans for the piece of land, that formerly held the Oak Farms Dairy, have sparked much discussion on social media. The reaction is overwhelming negative. 

The former Oak Farms site is possibly the single most prominent, undeveloped tract in Dallas, south of downtown. I, for one, was hoping that the Oak Cliff pump house would be saved and incorporated into a thoughtfully designed development. As the property owners have opted to raze the pump house, I suggest we make our feelings known as plans for the property begin to emerge. Though we are not all happy about what is coming to Davis and Zang, there is no doubt that the new design is vastly better than the original.

Developers know that the people of Oak Cliff will not sit idly by as the essence of our neighborhood is threatened. Let’s insist that the first thing people see, when crossing the Houston Street bridge from downtown, is in keeping with what lies beyond.

After negative reactions on social media, plans are deleted – story on Candy’s Dirt

The original Oak Cliff pump house was demolished last year. The pump house was part of the dairy complex.

Murderous Oak Cliff Hairdresser Captured in LA

Posted by    |    March 6th, 2016 at 1:07 pm


Rachel Stone – Oak Cliff Advocate 

The man accused of posing as Oak Cliff neighbor Ron Shumway, whose body was found entombed in concrete in the back yard of his home on Winnetka, has been captured.

U.S. Marshals in Los Angeles arrested Christopher Brian Colbert, 43, and he is awaiting extradition to Dallas on three fraud-related charges: tampering with governmental record, securing executing of document by deception and money laundering.

After police announced in October that Shumway had been missing since April, real estate documents revealed that his house had sold in June. Police say Colbert posed as Shumway to sell the house and that he assumed Shumway’s identity to retrieve funds from the sale from a bank account Shumway owned.

Shumway’s body was discovered by a home investor in September.
The Dallas Voice identified Colbert, who also was known as Christian, as a former photojournalist for that publication. Colbert also was a hairstylist who invented a product to prevent bleach and hair dye from ruining a makeup job, according to the Voice story.