Photo by Suzann Spann

Photo by Suzann Spann

To wrap up the week, here’s a look back at some recent East Dallas news nuggets from around the web:

There has been lots of activity on the SWAN: Safe White Rock Lake Access for Neighborhoods Facebook page this week, particularly posts pertaining to the “Blue Death Summit” that met with city officials on Tuesday morning to chat about the blue-colored, chemical herbicide that was sprayed right before Easter weekend. Neighborhood activist Ted Barker shared the above image, which was taken by Suzann Spann on April 29.

In other neighborhood news, Culture Map posted a story about Artizone, and some of our favorite Lakewood institutions and neighbors — Rodrigo and Leticia Salas, Green Grocer, Jack’s Southern Comfort, and Dude, Sweet Chocolate — also received honorable mentions.

Gary Griffith, one the the five people leading a home-rule initiative for Dallas ISD, is a former public relations executive who lives in Lakewood and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1966, according to the Dallas Morning News. The story says the five DISD leaders “have been thrust into the spotlight over the controversial proposal.” Read more

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