Changes to Recycling and Garbage Pick-Up

Beginning in March 2010, every household in Dallas is switching to once-a-week garbage and recycling pick-up.  The City of Dallas Sanitation Department will be picking up our garbage and recycling once a week — both on the same day.  For many neighborhoods in Old East Dallas, that will mean shifting from alley service to curb service for trash collection because our alleys are too narrow for the larger trucks and large bins.

To educate residents about these changes, the city is hosting several community meetings.  I hope you’ll attend and pass along this information to your neighbors:

January 11 | 6:30 p.m.
St. Thomas Aquinas Church
6306 Kenwood Street

January 12 | 6:30 p.m.
Stonewall Jackson Elementary
5828 E. Mockingbird Lane

January 16 | 10 a.m.
Samuell Grand Recreation Center
6200 E. Grand Avenue

January 21 | 6:30 p.m.
Lakewood Branch Library
6121 Worth Street

Our Good News….

You may have already heard, but in case you haven’t, I wanted to share the good news:  my husband and I are expecting our first child — a baby girl — in late April.

Paul and I started dating in high school — in 1987 — so we figured after 22 years it was about time to bring a little one into our family.

We’ve already received several very… creative suggestions for baby names (“Jimette” tops the list so far), and as always, I welcome your input.

As for how my pregnancy will affect my service to the City of Dallas:  I will continue to actively serve on the council and do all that I can to make Dallas a better, safer city in which to live and raise a family.

We are very excited about our little girl’s impending arrival and are deeply appreciative of all the well wishes, thoughts, and prayers we have received.