Rise and Shine, Park Cities (4-5-11)

1. A short agenda for tonight’s University Park City Council meeting, with only three items to vote on. The council will discuss: new violations for illegally parking in handicapped spots, abandoning certain rights-of-way near SMU, and the always contentious approval of last meeting’s minutes. Annexation of Highland Park does not appear on the agenda.

2. I was able to catch the North Texas College Showcase at the Dallas International Film Festival last night, which included two films from SMU students. Highly, highly recommended. No word yet whether the films will replay during the festival, but you can support your local Scorcese by visiting SMU’s Film and Media Arts here.

3. Last week’s email from the Highland Park Crime Watch included the subhead, “Sharing Our Town With Coyotes.” After realizing no, this was not a joke, I found the info the provided to be pretty helpful. It’s right here.

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3 thoughts on “Rise and Shine, Park Cities (4-5-11)

  • April 6, 2011 at 8:19 am

    About the Coyote e-mail by HPCW-

    @HPCW, something else that should be considered and expanded on is….. some species of Coyotes are protected under the Texas Endangered Species list, including the Grey Wolf.

    I would recommend contacting the State of Texas before trying to trap any Coyote. This prompts me to refer to the “baby owls” that were grabbed from their nest in a vacant lot (I believe it was here in HP and their photo shown on this blog by PCP) and I saw no mention of verifying with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in Austin before such activity.

    Any handling of our State’s wildlife should be and shall be handled with extreme care. Please keep this fact in mind before taking photos and disturbing any wildlife).

    Thanks for your attention to this.

  • April 6, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Coyotes are not wolves and wolves are not coyotes. There are no wild Gray Wolves in Texas, and by most accounts, haven’t been any since the 1940s. Red Wolves are now believed to be extinct in Texas as well. No coyote species are listed as threatened or endangered in Texas.


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