A new French bakery will soon open in Oak Cliff, on the same corner as Spiral Diner and Square Foot.


If you liked June’s cover story about the lives of neighborhood celebrities, you also might enjoy listening to an Advocate Radio podcast with more anecdotes about the interviews and the paparazzi-style photo shoots, or learning about the ringtone picks of a few of our neighborhood’s TV reporters.


For the most part, magnet schools and TAGs in Dallas ISD avoided major staff losses, but learning centers didn’t fare as well. A comment from a Back Talk reader inspired this analysis on the racial make-up of the district’s special schools from Advocate publisher Rick Wamre, and one neighbor already weighed in on the issue.


Anticipate fewer operating hours this summer at our neighborhood’s rec centers, like Kidd Springs, Kiest and Martin Weiss. The Dallas Park and Recreation Department says its priority in the face of budget cuts is to preserve programs for children.


We here at Advocate have officially jumped aboard the social network bandwagon. You can now follow us on Twitter, or join us on Facebook. We promise not to bombard you with tweets or status updates about how much we hate Mondays — instead, we’ll just use both formats to keep on bringing you the latest and greatest neighborhood happenings.