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May 22, 2008

What stores and restaurants do you want here?

Filed under: Cedar Hill,DeSoto,Duncanville,Grand Prairie,Lancaster — cedarhilleditor @ 2:16 pm
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May 29, I will have a column in the various issues of Today Newspapers about getting more stores and restaurants, i.e., “north of the Trinity” type stores, to our area, complete with webmail and e-mail contacts for how to reach these folks and tell them they need to come here.

Well, this blog post is your chance to play along.

I and other Today editorial staff brainstormed the stores and restaurants we could think of, but our list certainly wasn’t exhaustive.

We’d like to hear from you, too, and let you start the game now.

If you have a favorite store or restaurant that we don’t yet have in our area, please list it here. If you have a webmail or e-mail contact for that company, please include that.

That May 29 column is here.

May 14, 2008

Is Patrizio’s on hold for Uptown?

Filed under: Uncategorized — cedarhilleditor @ 7:58 pm

The Italian restaurant chain’s ownership has delayed running its legal notification for its application for an alcoholic beverage permit for its proposed Uptown Village location.

May 13, 2008

Duncanville food service inspection scores are in

Filed under: Duncanville — autoworlddavid @ 10:36 pm

So I am sitting here feeding my face with a sandwich from Subway in Duncanville waiting for the production cycle of this week’s papers to be completed.
As I browse our city websites, I see Duncanville has released the latest health inspection scores for anywhere food is served.
Whew! Subway rocked it again with another perfect 100.
Somehow this sandwich now tastes even better…
The rest of the scores are online at http://www.duncanville.com.

May 11, 2008

A fine day for a bike ride

Filed under: Uncategorized — cedarhilleditor @ 6:16 am

Well over 1,000 cyclists, per preliminary estimates, showed up in Cedar Hill the morning of May 10 for the Cedar Hill Rotary Club’s second annual Head for the Hills Rally.

This was just one of the more than 1,000 riders at the Head for the Hills Rally.

More details in the May 15 Cedar Hill Today on how much money Rotary raised for local charities, as well as a rider count.

May 9, 2008

Go Speed Racer, gooooooooooooo!

Filed under: Uncategorized — autoworlddavid @ 1:08 pm

I am still singing the theme song in my head, over and over.

I could not wait until lunchtime today to sneak out and see the movie. I found a theater nearby with a midnight (12:01am) showing, so I was there.

First stop – snack bar, to get hopped-up on junior mints and an extra jumbo Pibb Xtra. I haven’t been up this late by choice since I cannot remember.

“How was the movie?” you ask?

Wellllll…………

(SPOILER ALERT! DO NOT CONTINUE READING IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE MOVIE. GO SEE IT AND THEN RETURN HERE TO READ MY REVIEW!) (more…)

May 8, 2008

A fallen friend

Filed under: Duncanville — autoworlddavid @ 2:59 pm

I would like to share this information regarding Duncanville Police Officer P.C. Young, a friend of many in this area.

The Duncanville Police Department is saddened by the loss of one of their family members

Officer Patrick “P.C.” Young passed away early Wednesday morning. Officer Young was a career law enforcement officer; he started his career in Lancaster, Texas, in 1982 he joined the Duncanville Police Department in December 1985. During his tenure with the Duncanville Police Department Officer Young received a Certificate of Merit, 12 Police Commendations, 24 Letters of Appreciation from various police departments, businesses and citizens for the outstanding job he did. Officer Young was a certified police instructor. He held a Master Peace Officer from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education. He was a firearms instructor and had received his 5 year safe driving award. Officer Young was a member of the Duncanville Police Department’s rifle team, and worked with the law enforcement explorer program, and worked as a warrant officer of the municipal court. Officer Young is survived by his wife and 3 children.

Officer Patrick “P.C.” Young will be missed by his extended family of the Duncanville Police Department and employees of the City of Duncanville. Funeral arrangements have been made and will be held on Saturday, May 10th at noon at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses at 428 Parkerville, Rd. Cedar Hill, Texas. At the families request this will be a very brief service. There will not be a formal police ceremony.

May 6, 2008

Buy a Chrysler – get cheap gas

Filed under: Uncategorized — autoworlddavid @ 6:13 pm

I came across this interesting press release from Chrysler. It appears that for the next month you can buy most any new Chrysler vehicle from a dealership and get a gas card that pays anything over 2.99 per gallon fuel charge. Even diesel, which is already over 4 bucks a gallon here in the states.
Sorry, but that new Challenger or Viper is not included in this offer … (more…)

May 3, 2008

Some not-so-good economic news for Cedar Hill

Filed under: Cedar Hill,Uncategorized — cedarhilleditor @ 5:57 pm
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A second major retailer in six months with a Cedar Hill location has filed for Chapter 11 protection.

As a New York Times news analysis predicted about a month ago, Linens ’n Things has filed for bankruptcy, joining Bombay, which went out of business last fall.

And, it will be closing its Cedar Hill store, at the Plaza in Cedar Hill, as part of its reorganization. That’s one of five Dallas-area stores, 10 in Texas, and 120 across the country it will shutter, while planning to stay in operation as a company during the bankruptcy process.

<blockquote>“The significant deterioration in the mortgage, housing and credit markets and the resulting impact on the retail marketplace, particularly the home sector, has overwhelmed the operating and merchandising improvements that we have made over the past two years,” said Robert J. DiNicola, Linens Holding executive chairman, in a statement.

“We are making the strategic decision to use a Chapter 11 filing to proactively address our capital structure and ensure that our stores will remain well stocked while we work through the steps to align the capital structure of the company with the realities of today’s business environment,” DiNicola said.</blockquote>

The company has a total of 589 stores in the U.S. and Canada; Canadian stores are not affected by the filing.

Like Bombay and other home furnishing retailers, the recent housing crunch is believed to have contributed to Linens ’n Things’ problems.

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