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  • 1. Mike Weiss  |  September 18, 2006 at 2:58 pm

    There ought to be something we can do to compel our neighbors with dead trees to remove them. I fear that the next time we have a straight-line wind blow through here, these rotted trees will fall into homes, cars and the streets. There seems to be a public safety issue here.

  • 2. Canefa Williams  |  September 25, 2006 at 4:15 pm

    I agree with Mr. Weiss, not only dead trees… overgrown hedges and shrubs that were once used for privacy reasons in the backyards (alley) but now stands much taller than the house.

  • 3. hppid  |  October 4, 2006 at 11:50 am

    Cedar Hill now has an ordinance regarding dead tree reoval. Concerned residents should report dead trees to the City’s Code Enforcement Department at 972-291-5100, Ext. 1090.

  • 4. V. Rose Mercer  |  October 25, 2006 at 5:30 pm

    Your very own High Pointe neighbor is running for Justice of the Peace. When you go to vote – and PLEASE VOTE – I will be on your ballot. I hope you will consider voting for me. Learn more about me at Thank you.

  • 5. Bruce Musgrove  |  November 2, 2006 at 3:31 am

    My car was vandalized / tagged on Halloween night (highpointe subdivision.

    This made me wonder, was the problem with mailboxes and other items being tagged by graffitti artists or gang members ever solved?

  • 6. Michael Quildon  |  November 2, 2006 at 3:55 am

    I would like to say the problem was solved, but this will most likely be an issue that we will face on a regular basis. We recently suffered graffiti at the railroad crossing and Bosher alley fence. The police department is diligently working on the problem of gangs and graffiti. Many residents take snapshots of the graffiti and email to the police department’s gang specialist. We hope this practice, quick clean up of the damaged property and concerned, watchful neighbors will help keep the issue under control.

  • 7. Helen Wade  |  November 22, 2006 at 5:36 am

    on beer and wine

  • 8. Helen Wade  |  November 26, 2006 at 1:41 pm

    We have lived in Cedar Hill for the past 6 years and have enjoyed it very much. We are against having beer and wine in Cedar Hill, we want Cedar Hill to stay clean and a safe place in which to live.

  • 9. Charlotte Henderson  |  November 28, 2006 at 8:35 am

    I have lived in Cedar Hill for the past 18 years. I raised two sons and now have two grandchildren that I would like to see live long and prosper in Cedar Hill as well. There is already a concern about drunk drivers that we unfortunately encounter throughout the metroplex and with the stready increase in visitprs to our fair city it is a shame to include a possible chance of drunk drivers as well.

  • 10. Janet Brooks  |  November 29, 2006 at 11:49 am

    I ahve lived in Cedar Hill for two years and I am adamantly against selling beer and wine in Cedar Hill. Selling beer and wine in Cedar Hill will impact our youth and foster drunk driving. We do not need this problem.

    I also think that the City of Cedar Hill should do its job to maintain empty lots and remove dead trees from city property. If the City does not own the property, then the City should mandate that property owners of empty lots maintain the lots (mow the lawn, remove debris, and dead trees), and enforce the mandate. We pay very high property taxes for the improvement of Cedar Hill. I want to see the City take action to improve oiur neighborhoods by doing their job and enforcing clean and safe surroundings in Cedar Hill so we, the residents, don’t have to call City Code Enforcement every month to take action.

  • 11. Linda Goodrich  |  December 1, 2006 at 9:46 am

    Since living in High Pointe (14 years) we have had 2 hood ornaments stolen, our car stolen , an expensive stereo stolen and 2 car windows bashed out. Someone also scratched our fence. The people next door’s jeep burned. They left. The man across the alley is out painting his garage door since it had filthy grafitti sprawled on it and signed by a gang. So many people are working so hard to keep Cedar Hill decent. I can’t see that adding beer and wine will improve the situation in any way. Yes, they can now get it in Duncanville but at least it makes it a little effort. Surely we have enough revenue with all of the business that has and is coming here. The housing codes are also not being enforced.

  • 12. Karen T  |  December 21, 2006 at 4:31 pm

    Hello, I am a resident in Bradford Park and after the horrific shooting that occurred here this past Sunday. I truly feel that it would behoove us to add some suveillance cameras at some strategic points to try to identify thuggish behavior before it gets to this point again.

    There should be plenty of money for a project like this as the data would be invaluable were it to keep something like this from happening again.

    This would only serve to make our community that much more secure and desirable.

  • 13. Maggie Knedler  |  December 31, 2006 at 6:14 pm


    the PID is in the process of investigating the purchase of some surveillance cameras. I, Iike you, am of the opinion that we need to pursue installing cameras at several points within HIgh Pointe. The safety of our neighborhoods is important so that property values are maintained, but most importantly…..the quality of life.
    During it’s annual meeting in September, the PID board had a representative of a security firm present. He gave everyone an overview of what it takes to have cameras installed in High Pointe.

    Maggie Knedler
    Maggie Knedler

  • 14. Amber and Dustin Ross  |  January 13, 2007 at 7:07 pm

    Like many of us in High Pointe, we too are concerned with crime in our area. I do not not think that increased police officers will do the job. As mentioned by another resident, the police officers do not always focus their attention in our neighborhoods at the right time. I have had the opportunity to work from home the past three or so months and I have seen the suspicious people walk around our neighborhoods waiting to pray on those of us that work outside the home. I do, however, believe that surveillence cameras would help deter the criminals from our neighborhoods. It is of great concern to me that so many High Pointe residents are concerned about the crime and have no problem voicing these concerns but cannot take the time to attend the High Pointe PID meetings. Like Ms. Knedler mentioned, this topic was discussed at the annual meeting and a presentation was made. Every resident in High Pointe was informed of this meeting yet only a handful of people showed enough concern to show up. We cannot better our community if only a few people are concerned enough to take action. We ALL have to work together to make it happen. My suggestion is that if you are concerned with crime, attend the meeting and do something about it.

  • 15. Christina Bodenstein  |  March 31, 2007 at 7:53 pm

    I would like to attend the PID meetings and get more involved, but 6:30 on a workday is just too early.

  • 16. Christine Lane  |  April 23, 2007 at 7:16 pm

    I, too, would like to attend the PID meetings and get involved. Since moving here only 12 months before, there has been a noticeable change in the community. I also agree that the housing codes are not being inforced as stated by Ms. Goodrich (December ’06).

  • 17. Janette Mehl  |  July 6, 2007 at 12:26 pm

    Does the PID have a clothes line restriction? Seeing my neighbor’s underwear is not what I consider high class in a neighborhood like this. I have lived here 19 years, and while the amenities have gone up, the quality of life and neighborhood has really gone down. My son, a real estate agent, tells me that 8 percent of High Pointe is section 8 and Cedar Hill has really gotten a bad reputation in the county–no wonder if we’re starting to look like a trailer park with undies out to dry

  • 18. Chris Lane  |  July 12, 2007 at 8:50 pm

    Many residents have expressed concern about High Pointe’s slow decline. Residents have expressed so much concern about property and car VANDALISM, TRASH in alleys, BROKEN fences, stray DOGS, etc. that the High Pointe HOA has scheduled a meeting for ALL concerned residents from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, at Destiny Church, 1375 New Clark Road (the old Food Lion Store.)

    Those concerned will meet Sunday, July 15, at 5 pm at Bradford Park’s Gazebo (across from the Fire Department on Wintergreen) to pass out Flyers detailing this important meeting to High Pointe residents’ homes. An article is published in this week’s edition of Cedar Hill Today.

    Many residents express CONCERN about the state of the neighborhood but do little to nothing to fix the problem. It is up to US to fix the problems in OUR neighborhood. If YOU want to restore High Pointe to its past glory, then join the effort to get the word out on Sunday, July 19, then ATTEND the meeting on Thursday, July 19, at 7 pm.

  • 19. High Pointe PID  |  July 12, 2007 at 9:48 pm

    Ms. Mehl,
    To my understanding, there is no ordinance or restriction against clothes lines that are maintained with one’s property. Many people share the same concern about the quality of life in Cedar Hill. This is why the PID works hard to maintain and beautify the common areas. The Meadows at High Pointe and the newly formed HOA at the Reserves are prime examples of other residents who are getting together to improve our neighborhood.

    See, Chris Lane’s message about a new initiative to get people involved. Lets hope for high attendance at this and future events.

  • 20. Debbie Spalding  |  October 31, 2007 at 8:45 pm

    Is there a date planned to complete the fence replacement on Strauss/Old Strauss – half of this section of Pinnacle has been finished along Clark and part of Strauss?
    Which backyard fence is a homeowner to consider as his respondsiblitiy – the fence with posts on his side or the fence with the smooth finish?
    It is shamefull that the majority of drivers exceeding the speed limit or driving to fast in a residential area are the residents!! Drive thru drivers are never going to obey the posted speed limits until tickets are issued daily for a while – it is time for our neighbors to pay high $$ for not driving carefully around our children.

    It is past time for “Recycle School” to be held – it is great to recycle but the items collected should at least be rinsed out and neatly set at the curb rather than allowing the “trash” to blow around the neighborhood.

    Thank you for listening,
    Debbie Spalding

  • 21. Karen McAllister  |  November 7, 2007 at 6:47 pm

    There is graffiti at the corner of E. Miller & L. Thompson that says “Lil Red on Blood” spray painted in big red letters. This intersection is a school bus stop. I turned it in to the police gang squad. I feel that it is very important that every instance of graffiti is reported so the officers might find a pattern & get rid of this.

    Could you please post on the website the best way to report this & how to go about getting it removed?


  • 22. Karen McAllister  |  November 7, 2007 at 7:35 pm

    Trees – we need more of them !

    Any resident that doesn’t have a tree in their front yard can get 2 FREE trees & I mean good, long lived trees like Oak trees simply by calling the City at 972.291.5100 (then press 0) and ask about free trees.

    They will deliver the trees to your doorstep. It is the homewowner’s responsibility to plant them.

    If we could put this on the front page of the website (as opposed to having to read the blogs) I think we could really have an easy way to beautify our neighborhood.

  • 23. Dan Christopher Kelley  |  November 20, 2007 at 11:08 am

    We have lived in the Pinnacle for 8 years and one of our old neighbors, with one of the most beautiful yards on our street, moved about a year ago. The new neighbors keep their dog chained to the tree – IN THE FRONT YARD! The dog, along with his blanky, has worn the grass straight to dirt! In addition to this, garbage is kept visibly in the driveway of their two car front entry, rather than hidden on the side or in the garage – or even in the back yard for pete’s sake! We hate this! This clearly brings the neighborhood down, down, down! Can we send a citation warning or something?

  • 24. hppid  |  November 21, 2007 at 8:43 pm


    you may want to call the City’s code enforcement department. Also, you might call the Animal Patrol Officer as far as the dog is concerned. If it where me, I’d take a pictures of everything and have the city address the codes, as well as animal problems

  • 25. Chris  |  December 9, 2007 at 8:52 pm

    I’d like to know what happened to the water fall in Bradford Park and also what happened to the vinyl fence that’s down across from the park.

  • 26. Bruce Musgrove  |  December 9, 2007 at 11:50 pm

    Anyone know what all the “Kiosk Sign #xx” temp signs I am seeing will be for?

  • 27. Jason Sarine  |  April 28, 2008 at 10:24 am

    I really think most of you are a bunch of busy-bodies. I have recently purchesed my first house in your “proud community” and have found nothing but a harper valley PTA. Tell me how tattling on putting brush out for pick up too early is an effective way of making your neighborhood look better. Instead of me having the motivation to make my house look better I now could care less. I would love to make your property value go down, while following code of course. Perhaps I will put an 8 foot cement gorilla, or something equally gaudy, in my front yard. Maybe next time you should think before you go crying to your code enforment. And as far as beer and wine in the city, you are retarded to think that not having it is going to stop drunk drivers. Duncanville is basically a spit away, and remember that prohibition has been repealed you old time farts. Thank you and good day.

  • 28. Maggie Knedler  |  July 4, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    Thank you, PUBILIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, for putting out flags in the medians and main entrances to High Pointe!
    They look so nice and I appreciate seeing them on this 4th of July!

  • 29. Christina Bodenstein  |  July 12, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    The Dawson Geophysical Company is currently sending out letters to residents, asking for a permit to conduct geophysical operations. To my understanding, the background is surveying for natural gas in this area. I did some research and have my own thoughts about it, but wouldn’t it be good having a meeting for the public, explaining the background and later on the consequences for residents if gas should be found and drilling may be considered?
    I attended a Dawson presentation earlier and the information was not very helpful (YES! Many of us attended sales trainings:), so having this company (only) persent may not be the best idea. Here in the metroplex, there must be more experts or people who have “been there and done that”.
    Before residents are going to sign the agreements (which, btw hold the company harmless from any damage to the property for a payment of $25) it would be great if we could get some more information and the “whole picture”. A public meeting would be perfect!

  • 30. Lisa Padilla  |  July 20, 2008 at 9:53 am

    I have to say I agree with Christina’s comment. Dawson has been to my house. I have not signed anything because I would like to have more information. I think a public meeting would be great, and two side represented would be even better.
    I am not sure what all the fuss is about overreactive neighbors. I have been in my house since March and I have yet to even receive a notice about a HOA meeting. An active HOA is one of the reasons I wanted to move here and no one seems to know abything about any meetings over here. And this website is very outdated, I thought I could find dates for meetings on it…..but I have had no luck so far.
    I do have a question, there was a brick pillar with “HP” on it that was on Straus Rd. between Sugar Mill and Wolf, why was it torn down? I thought it added a view.

  • 31. HPPID  |  July 20, 2008 at 10:46 am

    Ms. Padilla, you are correct that the information on the blog is a bit outdated. The PID maintains this blog and an additional website That site is more up to date. I will do a better job of keeping this blog current.
    The pillar was moved mainly for safety reasons. School children were walking into the street since the pillar was so large and there was no connected sidewalk. The HPPID will erect an new monument, further east on Strauss @ Overland.
    The HPPID meets on the second Thursday of most months. We will mail our new meeting schedule for the remainder of 2008 into 2009, in the next few weeks. Also, please send an email to our mailing list We send emails reminders for the PID’s meeting, as well as other community meetings.
    What subdivision do you live in? Your subdivision may or may not have an active HOA.

    Michael Quildon
    President, High Pointe PID

  • 32. Lisa Padilla  |  July 20, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    Thank you for your quick reply. I will get on the email list for the meetings. I am in Heritage and I do not believe we have an HOA. I am unsure about what that means about our participating in one. But, I will find out now that I have a direction.


  • 33. Sondra Hester  |  August 29, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    We attended the community meeting with Dawson about the drilling and I was wondering if anyone has organized a group to check into this. My sister joined a group in Arlington and they received more $ than they originally. I know there is a group organized in Lakeridge. I that the only one?
    I am a retired teacher from Grand Prairie and I would be interested in being on a committee etc.but not a director yet.

  • 34. Michael Quildon  |  August 30, 2008 at 9:04 am

    Ms. Hester,
    The High Pointe HOA has taken a lead role in organizing forums and information about Dawson. Please contact them at They are looking for people willing to get involved in educating our citizens about this issue.

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  • 36. Mr. Solorio  |  July 7, 2010 at 10:56 am

    I have lived in High Pointe since 2002 and have seen our neighborhood grow. I love the area and the distance I am away from the metropolis of Dallas. Equally I enjoy the rural feel.

    First, I will get more envolved with my community, too many forclosed homes, too many neighbors not being neighborly, too many code violations.

    Second, I have several wishes, but you can wish in one hand and … well you know the rest. The wish is not coming first.

    Wish #1 – Fences are not being repaired. We need to discuss solutions that are proactivly helping our neighbors, such as a fence fund reserved for windy day blow downs. Insurance deductables may exceed actual cost of repair.

    Wish #2 – Cars parked in front of houses should face the direction of the flow of traffic. Cars have repeatedly driven directly at my while hugging the curb.

    Wish #3 – No window A/C units for homes equiped with HVAC units. The HVAC units in homes are there for a reason. I find it humurous that people think that using window units saves energy.

    Wish #4 – Force owners of of Large Pitt breed dogs to pay additional costs. A neighbors dog has broken their fence, another let himself out (which attacked my dog). OR simply not allow them in the neighborhood at all.

    Wish #5 – place speed bumps on High Pointe and other areas to reduce speedy neighbors.

    Wish #6 – Make Alleys a one way. I get out of the way by getting in a neighbors drive way. My rude neighbors get out of the way by driving in a neighbors property, damaging the lawn and breaking fences.

    Wish #7 – redo the fence in front of High Point Baptist Church. Corner of Longleaf. What were you guys thinking by reducing my neighbors back yard space.

    Wish #8 – this is the biggest wish of all. No Renting. High Pointe should be a primary residence living area. One of the problems is that the individuals who own property in our neighborhood but rent it out are sending a message that High Pointe is not good enough for them. We need people to take pride in living in High Pointe.

    I ll see you at the meetings.


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