Monthly Archives: March 2012

Residents invited to save for a rainy day by making a rain barrel

Dallas Water Utilities will host a rain barrel making class taught by Water Resources Extension Program Specialist Dotty Woodson. Participants will learn how to build a 55-gallon rain barrel and discuss how to install an efficient irrigation system.  Cost for the class, which is open to Dallas Water Utilities customers only is $50 for each barrel (covers cost of rain barrel and materials)  Note: Rain barrels are 24 inches in diameter and 36 inches tall. Please bring a vehicle large enough to haul your rain barrel(s) home.

When:            6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday May 10

Where:          Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Whitehurst  Atrium, 17360 Coit Road.

To register for the class visit: http://dallas.tamu.edu/courses/may-10,-2012-making-a-rain-barrel-class-%28dallas-water-utilities-customers-only%29/

Crime Watch Update

Good Morning, Fellow Neighbors!

The following article was in the Preston Hollow Advocate and is related to folks going door-to-door selling magazine subscriptions:

http://prestonhollow.advocatemag.com/2012/03/19/crime-alert-police-warn-of-agressive-solicitors/

Also, I have gotten a report of an attempt to get in a  garage door to gain access to the house.  Somehow the bad guys are forcing the garage door (usually the aluminum type) in at the top near where the garage door opener is attached to the garage door.  They are trying to get to a point where they can pull on the emergency handle that will take the garage door off of the opener track allowing it to be opened manually.  Once that is done, they can open the garage door and gain access to the contents of the garage, and, for most of us who leave the door between the garage and the living area of our house unlocked, to our home’s interiors.

It is a good idea to keep the door between the house and your garage locked so the contents inside your house are secure if this ever happens to you.

Tim