Monthly Archives: April 2014

City of Dallas to provide free mosquito dunks to residents

To control mosquito populations and combat West Nile Virus, the City of Dallas Code Compliance Services Department will provide free mosquito dunks to City of Dallas residents.

The mosquito dunks will be available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 3112 Canton St., Suite 100 and at 7901 Goforth. The City will provide one package per household. Citizens must show proof of residency (driver’s license or utility bill) and can only apply the dunks to their property. The product is not for resale and residents should follow the product label. Dunks will be distributed while supplies last.

People have an important role to play in protecting themselves and their loved ones from illnesses caused by mosquitoes. The best way to avoid exposure to West Nile virus is to avoid mosquito bites by employing the 4 Ds’:

Defend yourself by using insect repellents – Follow label instructions
Dress in long sleeves and pants, loose and light colored clothing when you go outside
Dusk and dawn, stay indoors during this time to avoid mosquitoes when they are most active
Drain standing water and install or repair window screens

Protection against mosquito bites
Dallas residents are urged to take precautions against mosquito bites by reducing outdoor activity during early morning and nighttime hours. Residents who are outside during these times should cover their arms and legs and use a mosquito repellant.

Prevent mosquito breeding
Residents should eliminate standing water to prevent mosquito breeding and the spread of West Nile Virus. Breeding places for mosquitoes include swimming pools that are not kept clean, stagnant ponds, pet watering dishes, birdbaths, potted plants, old tires, empty containers, toys and clogged rain gutters and French drains. Standing water should be eliminated promptly, as mosquitoes can grow from egg to adult in as little as seven days.

To report standing water or mosquito problems Dallas residents should call 3-1-1. For additional information on mosquito control visit

City to hold Final Charter Review Commission Community Meeting

WHAT: The Charter Review Commission will conduct its final community meeting. Residents are encouraged to attend the meeting and give their input on the recommended changes to the Dallas City Charter before they are presented to the Dallas City Council.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
WHERE: Dallas City Hall – Council Chambers
1500 Marilla Street

Preston Royal Library Book Sale

The Preston Royal Library will hold its’ Annual Book Sale this Saturday, April 26, from 10:00 am to 5:00pm in the library auditorium. Books (including many children’s books), CD’s, DVD’s, magazines and other printed materials will be sold. Take advantage of this great opportunity to support your local library and get a bargain in the process.

Donations can be dropped off during library hours. Donation forms can be requested at the front desk.

The Preston Royal Library is located at 5626 Royal Lane, less than one block west of the Tollway.

Urgent-rescheduled block party

Due to the predicted stormy weather, The Meadows Board made the difficult decision to postpone the Spring Block Party until April 27th. With Texas weather it is a hard choice to make, but the best decision for the safety of all our neighbors- if indeed we have sudden hail, storms or high winds. We hope everyone will have enjoyable celebrations for the Passover and Easter Holidays and join us on APRIL 27th from 4:00-6:00! Should this change your RSVP, please update your response at Thanks!!!