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The Let's Back Northlake edition, Lake Highlands podcast for Oct. 3, 2012
October 03, 2012 01:11 PM PDT

The comments are still coming in on our website stories about Northlake Elementary and a new movement called "Let's Back Northlake," organized by three neighborhood moms. For today's podcast, we sat down to talk with the Let's Back Northlake organizers.

The Porta-Potties edition: Lake Highlands podcast for Sept. 5, 2012
September 04, 2012 02:04 AM PDT

"I've never been so happy to see Porta-Potties in my life." So says Advocate blogger Carol Toler in this month's podcast, referring to the construction vehicles (and their necessary relief companions) on the site of the Lake Highlands Town Center.

Dallas United Crew discusses new White Rock Lake facility 8.3.12
August 02, 2012 01:43 PM PDT

Dallas United Crew officials visited the Advocate offices Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, to discuss their plans to build a floating boat house near Mockingbird and Buckner on White Rock Lake. Team coach Jonathan Stevens, president Donna Swanson and vice president Belinda McDonnell talked with Advocate editors Christina Hughes Babb and Rick Wamre about the $3 million-plus facility, its funding, the group's membership and the city's role in the project's development, funding and eventual ongoing maintenance, assuming that the Dallas Park Board and Dallas City Council eventual approve the group's plans.

Branding the neighborhood, the Lake Highlands podcast for June 26, 2012
June 26, 2012 09:32 AM PDT

Not branding in the hot-iron-on-cattle sense, but branding in the who-we-are and what-we-want-everyone-to-know-about-us sense. So what is branding, and why does Lake Highlands need a brand? In today's podcast, we talk about these questions with Lake Highlands Branding Committee co-chair Ginger Grinsfelder Greenberg and also committee member Jana Boswell, incoming president of the Lake Highlands Women's League.

Who's in charge of Winfrey Point parking? Lake Highlands Podcast for June 5, 2012
June 05, 2012 09:12 AM PDT

Even after lots of coverage of of Winfrey Point, White Rock Lake, the Dallas Arboretum and all of the parking mayhem, we still have questions. What exactly are the plans, and who will ultimately make the call? Councilman Sheffie Kadane represents District 9, which includes the lake and most of its surrounding neighborhoods, and he agreed to talk with us.

Trading worship service for community service: Lake Highlands podcast for May 1, 2012
May 01, 2012 06:36 AM PDT

In this week's podcast, we discuss some of the amazing students at LHHS who have beaten the odds to succeed. Also, we discuss a new "movement" among neighborhood churches, as well as churches and houses of worship all over the country, to close the doors on a Sunday morning and serve in their community.

350 more apartments? The Lake Highlands podcast for March 27, 2012
March 27, 2012 08:19 AM PDT

In this Lake Highlands podcast, we discuss why a mass transit-friendly and hike-and-bike-friendly apartment complex makes some sense. But 350 units? Then Carol Toler recaps her recent experience witnessing a hit-and-run in our neighborhood.

The 'tough old goat' Town Center: Lake Highlands podcast for Jan. 12, 2012
January 12, 2012 06:58 PM PST

We promised a podcast recap of tonight's public hearing, and here it is, recorded right after the meeting at the Audelia Library. A couple of highlights: No, no grocers or tenants were named, but Lake Highlands Town Center developer Prescott Realty gave an update on construction timelines: Late 2013/early 2014 for completion of the first 200 apartments, and, if city council votes to apply for the HUD loan and it is approved fairly quickly, the first 165,000 square feet of retail (including the grocer anchor) will be finished in early 2014.

A HUD parking garage at LH Town Center? The Lake Highlands podcast for Dec. 13, 2011
December 12, 2011 02:26 PM PST

Since when did HUD get into the business of building parking garages? And does a HUD loan for the Lake Highlands Town Center mean low-income housing to follow? We probe these questions today on the Lake Highlands podcast, as we look into the recent news that the city is hoping to jump start construction with a HUD loan.

Holiday in the Highlands, the Lake Highlands podcast for Nov. 29, 2011
November 28, 2011 02:13 PM PST

What is the top requested day off of teachers and staff in the Lake Highlands Richardson ISD schools? This Friday, Dec. 2, which is the annual Lake Highlands Women's League Holiday in the Highlands home tour and market. On this week's podcast, home tour chairs Michelle Harris and Deah McCoy give us a preview of this year's event.

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