By Greg Fowler, Town Creek Homeowner
After a lengthy process with the City of Dallas, I am pleased to announce that the former tenant at 9114 Glen Springs Drive will not be returning to the property. The Dallas County Constables helped us execute a Writ of Possession on Monday April 19, 2021. For all involved, this is a breath of fresh air.
Debbie and I would like to express our sincere apologies for the antics and disrespectful actions of our tenant. And further, we would like to express our sincere gratitude for the patience, kindness, understanding and support we have received from you, our neighbors. We learned a great deal during this process and thank all of you for the assistance you provided.
We did our best to short circuit this process at every turn. Along the way we in concert with concerned neighbors involved the Town Creek Crime Watch, Dallas Police, Dallas Fire Department and Arson Investigation, Adult Protective Services, Child Protective Services, Northeast Division CARES Team, District 10 City Council, Dallas Code Compliance, the Dallas City Attorney, Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace, and Dallas County Constables, as well as our legal team at Kessler Collins. We received amazing support from first responders and encountered nothing but bureaucratic red tape from all other city offices. To this day, it stuns me that the only effective process for removal of the tenant was a COVID-19 constrained full eviction process. We started the process in early February, and it took two and a half months to come to completion. For those who made calls to 911 for police or fire, thank you! Those calls provided immediate necessary intervention, and also became part of public record. In the face of immediate unrest, they were absolutely the most helpful. Thank you also for the many calls to the Neighborhood Crime Watch and Town Creek HOA who were able to provide insight into the full scope of shenanigans that were occurring. And a special thank you to Jennifer and Mark Duval for going far above and beyond the duties of HOA President.
Having raised our children in the Town Creek neighborhood, we value the safe, quiet place it has always been. We would like to make amends for the ugly experiences by providing an opportunity to personally thank all of you, and to bring back some beauty into our neighborhood. On Wednesday May 5, 2021 we will host a Cinco de Mayo celebration in front of 9114 Glen Springs Dr. Please come by and allow us to express our thanks and gratitude and share some tacos. The event will be held
- Wed, May 5, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
- 9114 Glen Springs Dr.
The event will be outside where we can space out. Please wear your masks, and we will have lots of hand sanitizer available.
We will also have an array of plants and flowers that you are welcome to take back to your gardens and flower beds. It is our sincere hope that we can bring back the peace, tranquility and beauty of our neighborhood that was so rudely disrupted. We hope to see you there!
Editor’s Note: Mr. Fowler and his team director, Jamie Lewis, worked diligently over the course of several months to evict a problematic, disruptive tenant during a time when evictions near impossible to secure. I am very grateful that they care so much about their tenants’ impact on the neighborhood – they could have thrown up their hands and not undertaken the very difficult eviction process. I feel fortunate that there was recourse for this upheaval (imagine if this tenant had bought the home rather than rented it!) and that Mr. Fowler and Ms. Lewis worked so arduously to overcome some pretty significant hurdles.
-Jennifer Duval, HOA Co-President