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David Spence received the 2011 Ruth Chenoweth Conservation Achievement Award from the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League for his work restoring old, rundown homes on Eighth Street. Spence has made a living renovating and managing Oak Cliff properties since the mid-1990s.

Damarcus Offord, a 20-year-old 2011 graduate of Lincoln High School, is running for the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees District 9 seat, which represents part of Oak Cliff. Bernadette Nutall currently holds the seat and plans to run for re-election.

Johnny Brewer was honored by the Dallas Police Department on Nov. 22, the 48th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Brewer was a clerk at Hardy’s Shoe Store on West Jefferson and called police to report Lee Harvey Oswald, who behaved suspiciously in the store.

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