Almost exactly one year after the attack on Pearl Harbor, rationing for WWII prompted a young Elmwood couple, O.L. Balch and his wife, of 1934 Lansford to fill a container with an extra gallon of gasoline.
The Elmwood Float Committee, a.k.a. Krewe Elmweird, has been designing and building a float to enter in the Mardi Gras Oak Cliff Parade each year since 2015 and won the coveted Best Float in 2017. Want to join Krewe Elmweirdand help build our 2018 Mardi Gras Float? Contact Carolyn Paulk at email@example.com.
Despite a sign in Elmwood Parkway claiming it was "Est. 1945", there is no record in the press of such a purchase until 1947. Today is the 70th anniversary of a story in The Dallas Morning News announcing the municipal park board's plans for a new park in Elmwood.
A long-in-the-works plan to revisit the zoning in Downtown Elmwood is moving forward. On Monday, D1 Council Member Scott Griggs announced that Plan Commissioner Chad West has launched a look at improving the zoning in the Elmwood Business District.
In 1974, Elmwood neighbor Sue Johnston wrote a letter to Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn about Lansford Ave resident Phyllis McGee, who had taken her own life several years ago. In honor of World Suicide Prevention Day (Sunday, September 10) let's pledge to reach out and help anyone suffering from severe depression.
In April 2014, it was announced with great fanfare that ENA was the recipient of a GrowSouth grant for the very first official dog park in Oak Cliff. What followed was a valuable lesson in land-use restrictions and municipal governance.