Preservation Dallas will give The Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts its 2013 Stewardship Award in a ceremony this month. The society won the award because of its dedication to maintaining the 101-year-old Turner House at 401 N. Rosemont. The Dallas Power and Light Building on South Tyler has been singled out for a preservation achievement award. The 84-year-old building is headquarters to Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters and a photography agency, Sisterbrother Mgmt. Old Oak Cliff Conservation League past president John McCall bought the building in 2007 and spent about three years renovating it.
Incumbents Delia Jasso and Scott Griggs are vying for the District 1 City Council seat that now includes most of our neighborhood in the May 11 city election. District 4 incumbent Dwaine Caraway is unopposed.
Restaurateur/chef Randall Copeland, a part owner of Boulevardier, died April 2. He was 39. The East Dallas native opened the acclaimed Restaurant Ava in Rockwall in 2009 and often was listed among the best chefs in Dallas.