News roundup: Real estate, heat-related deaths, business, nonprofit medicine

A judge ordered a developer to demolish the small apartment complex at Davis and Elsbeth. The same judge in 2008 ordered developer Jane Anne Bryant to correct 26 violations of minimum housing standards or have it demolished. The Dallas Morning News blog post is behind a paywall, but it’s an interesting case. Bryant, who has owned the 10-unit property since 2007, calls the judge “a puppet for the city”, but she apparently hasn’t done anything for the vacant building in four years.

This is heart-breaking. A 10-year-old boy died of apparent heat-related illness in his home in the 5500 block of Elm Leaf in Red Bird Monday. The house’s air conditioners didn’t work. On Tuesday, a 76-year-old woman died from the heat in her home on Cedar Crest Avenue, just east of the Dallas Zoo. Her home had no air conditioning. There have been five heat-related deaths in Dallas so far this summer.

The Dallas Voice has a mini profile of the couple who own Anytime Fitness in Oak Cliff.

The new Aids Arms clinic in Oak Cliff is expected to open in August. Check out our Q&A with Raeline Nobles, the nonprofit’s executive director. Aids Arms recently hired Dr. Gene Voskhul as its medical director.

We Tweeted this earlier in the week, but we love it so much, it’s worth repeating. South Oak Cliff High School graduate and current University of Missouri defensive end Jacquies Smith loves the smell of newsprint.


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