NPNA to Participate in the Great Flag Caper

Hello Neighbors,

We hope everyone is staying cool these first few weeks of summer. Just want to make you aware of a couple of things:

NPNA is once again going to participate in the community wide Great Flag Caper – when we canvas the area with the stars and stripes in honor of Independence Day. I’m sure you have seen that some neighborhoods are already decked out. NPNA has planned to “plant” our flags on Sunday evening July 1st, and we will “harvest” on July 5th, as normal. On both nights we will meet at the Nichols Park pavilion at 7:30. Since the ground is pretty dry right now, planting is an easier task if a cordless drill is used. If you don’t have access to a drill, don’t worry, there will be others there. This can be great fun for families – kids really enjoy being a part of this festive and patriotic activity. We hope you are able to help out.

Also, big news on the Nichols Park NA web site. We have a very capable neighbor, Jim Nelson, who has been very generous with his time in designing a new site. Please check it out – the address is below. We think it will be a much better portal for even better communication with neighbors. Any input, information, etc., that you wish to contribute, is always welcome.

Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!

Help Place Flags Sunday Evening

It’s time for volunteers to place roadside flags for Fourth of July! Here’s some info from Pete:

Change of plans based on the bit of response I received. We will plant flags on Sunday evening – meeting at the Nichols Park pavilion at 7:30. With 4 or 5 teams of two, this can be done fairly quick, so please plan to participate if you are able. Since the ground is pretty dry, it works best to have a cordless drill for this task.

All neighbors – not just board members – are welcome to help out with this, so recruit on. I’ll also send an email to the general list to give folks a chance to participate.


New Website

Hi, I’m Jim Nelson, and I moved into the neighborhood in April 2011. I recently designed a new website for NPNA and presented it to the board. They like it, and we switched the site over the evening of June 18, 2012.

During the transition there may be a period where some people see the old website and some see the new, and you may suddenly find yourself on which is the temporary address while in development. But these symptoms should pass quickly, and this new site will appear for everybody and stay at the address.

NPNA hopes you find this site a useful hub of information for our neighborhood and the association.

Spring 2012 Newsletter

Current Spring 2012 Newsletter

Here are the previous four newsletters:

Pete Miller Video Interview on O’Connor Construction

NPNA board president Pete Miller is interviewed in this ICTN video talking about the O’Connor construction and the sound walls from the highway 183 construction project.

April 6 Trash Holiday

Remember neighbors, there will be no trash, recycling, or brush collection on Friday, April 6th.

NPNA Meeting

NPNA General Meeting Tuesday 3/20/12 7 pm.
Episcopal Church ~ Corner of Wingren & Rochelle.

City of Irving staff will speak specifically about the changes taking place in our neighborhood. They will provide an aerial exhibit & proposed construction plans for O’Connor improvements as well as addressing issues related to other infrastructure developments.

TxDOT Seeks Public Involvement for SH 183 Widening Project

News for Neighbors – Special Edition

February 20, 2012

TxDOT Seeks Public Involvement for SH 183 Widening Project

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will conduct a public hearing to discuss the social, economic, and environmental effects of the proposed improvements to State Highway 183 (SH 183) from east of SH 360 to I-35E. The 8.1-mile section of SH 183 in Tarrant and Dallas Counties runs through portions of the cities of Fort Worth, Euless, Irving, and Dallas. The Public Hearing will be held on:

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at

Plymouth Park United Methodist Church

1615 W. Airport Freeway/SH 183

Irving, TX 75062

Prior to the Public Hearing, an Open House will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., to allow for questions and review of project exhibits. TxDOT staff will be available to answer questions during the Open House. The Public Hearing will begin with a formal presentation at 7 p.m., followed by a public comment period.

The existing SH 183 is a six-lane divided highway with discontinuous two-lane frontage roads. The proposed project will widen SH 183 to eight general purpose mainlanes with auxiliary lanes in some areas and continuous two to three-lane frontage roads through the project length. The project also includes the addition of two to three high occupancy vehicle (HOV) managed lanes in each direction located within the center median.

The environmental document, maps, schematics and drawings regarding the proposed project design will be displayed at the Public Hearing. Written and verbal comments from the public regarding the proposed project may be presented at the Public Hearing. Oral and written comments may also be presented for a period of 10 days after the hearing. Written comments can be submitted to:

Robert Hall, P.W.S., CFM

TxDOT Dallas District Environmental Coordinator

P.O. Box 133067

Dallas, TX 75313-3067

Written comments submitted after the Public Hearing must be hand-delivered or postmarked on or before March 2, 2012, in order to be included in the Public Hearing record.


Karen K. Ducote | Community Outreach Coordinator

City of Irving | Business and Civic Affairs

(972) 721-2533

Found Puppy

Found: a male dachshund (mix?) puppy, perhaps 6-12 months old, in Nichols Park, Sat. Jan. 14. He is well-behaved and friendly. If he is yours, or you know who owns him, please call us. For now we are keeping him at our home, but we will have to give him to the animal shelter if we can’t locate his owners soon.
Dane Waterman
Bernadette Waterman Ward

Coordination Meeting: Railway Pedestrian Bridge Improvement

Dear Neighbors: The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Dallas District, in association with the City of Irving, will conduct a public coordination meeting to discuss proposed pedestrian improvements across the BNSF Railroad associated with the State Highway (SH) 183 re-evaluation project. The meeting will focus on potential options to provide a pedestrian pathway across the BNSF Railroad at the SH 183 overpass located between O’Connor Boulevard and Carl Road.

NPNA is invited to attend this public meeting because your are located in the general vicinity of the SH 183/BNSF Railroad location.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Karen K. Ducote, Community Outreach Coordinator (972) 721-2533