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  • Thursday, July 23, 2009

    Dallas County, TX Focus

    Biodiesel: Biodiesel is an American produced fuel that is cleaner than traditional diesel. Up to B20 (a 20% blend of biodiesel and traditional diesel) any diesel engine, car or truck, can run on it. Above B20, some older engines may have problems but newer diesel engines should be ok. Here are some gas stations selling biodiesel near Dallas/Ft. Worth:

    Loves: 1501 W Highway 287, Midlothian, TX 76065, 972-775-2820. Offers B5 (good for any diesel engine). Open 24 HRS.

    Green Spot Market and Fuels: 702 N Buckner Blvd, Dallas, TX 75218, 214-319-7768 Offers B5 (good for any diesel engine) and B99 (good for newer diesel engines, may not be good in some older engines). Open 6AM-9PM.

    Texas Biotech Inc. 614 111th Street, Arlington, TX 76011, 817-633-3139 Offers B20 (good for any diesel engine) and B99 (good for newer diesel engines, may not be good in some older engines). Open 7AM-5PM M-F ; 9A,-3PM SATURDAY; CLOSED SUNDAY

    Carls Corner Truck Stop: I35E and FM 2959, Hillsboro, TX 76645, 254-582-8433. Offers B20 (good for any diesel engine).

    Loves Store #299: 715 S Central Expressway, Anna, TX 75409, 972-924-3683. Offers B5 (good for any diesel engine). Open 24 HRS.

    DFW Biodiesel: 2561 E Long Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76137, 817-875-5147. Offers B20 (good for any diesel engine) and B100 (good for newer diesel engines, may not be good in some older engines). Open 24 HOURS.

    Drivers Truckstop/Valero: 3201 N Freeway, Fort Worth, TX 76106, 817-624-3975. Offers B20 (good for any diesel engine). Open 24 HRS


    Find out about the Dallas County DA Office, one of the more advanced DA's office in the nation and the reason I became inspired to focus on Dallas County. They have championed a program to confirm the guilt of convicted felons to ensure that the REAL criminals are taken off the street. Their efforts have been extremely successful. And find out about careers with the Dallas DA Department.


    DALLAS COUNTY EVENTS:(excerpted from the Dallas County Democrats)

    Old East Dallas Democrats
    7/27/2009 7:00 PM
    Meetings are the 4thMonday of the Month
    Location: Grace United Methodist Church, 4104 Junius St at Haskell
    Contact Phone: Liz Wally, (214) 821-2237
    Contact Email: elizawally@aol.com

    Richardson / North Dallas Democrats
    7/28/2009 7:00 PM
    The Richardson/North Dallas Democrats meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month.
    Marrakesh Cafe, 7989 Belt Line Rd, Dallas, TX 75248
    Contact Phone: Evan Thomas 972-644-1041
    Contact Email: evanthomas75081@yahoo.com

    Dallas Democrats Meetup
    7/28/2009 7:00 PM

    I hope you will join us this month! There's always lot to talk about! This month: what happened in the special session in Austin; who's running for governor and when; what we need to be doing over the summer to get ready for the long campaign session ahead; and many policy issues. Come with questions, ideas, frustrations you want air or just to listen.

    Remember, next year's elections in Texas are pivotal. Redistricting will happen in 2011 and we must take back the House in Austin! The lines drawn by Tom DeLay and friends are the reason we have such a hard time electing Democrats from our area, in spite of the fact that the county has turned blue. Come find out how you can help us win in '09.

    There is so much to talk about! Brings friends.
    Location: La Madeleine, 3072 Mockingbird Ln off Central, 75214
    Contact Phone: Liz Wally, (214) 821-2237
    Contact Email: elizawally@aol.com

    Dallas County East Democrats (DACED)
    7/29/2009 7:00 PM

    Meets the last Wednesday of each month at Paula Sue's Diner, 11915 Lake June Road, Balch Springs, TX, 75180. Mapsco 59A_J (NE corner of Lake June and Hickory Tree Roads). This club serves SE Dallas (Pleasant Grove and Kleberg/Rylie), Mesquite, Seagoville, and Balch Springs.
    Location: Martinez Restaurant, 901 Gross Rd., Mesquite, TX 75149,972-288-7772

    Grand Prairie Democrats
    8/8/2009 10:00 AM
    Where: Avion Village Clubhouse
    800 Skyline Rd.
    Grand Prairie, Texas

    Metrocrest Democrats
    8/10/2009 7:00 PM
    Metrocrest Democrats meet on the second Monday of even numbered months at 7 PM at New New Buffet, 322 Belt Line Rd., Addison 75001

    Happy Hour--North Oak Cliff Democrats
    8/11/2009 6:00 PM
    Monthly happy hour with Democrats in the north part of Oak Cliff. http://northoakcliffdems.bravehost.com/
    Location: Beckley Brewhouse, 1111 N. Beckley Ave at Zang
    Contact Email: kessler.democrat@sbcglobal.net

    Southwest Dallas County Democrats
    8/15/2009 10:00 AM
    Meet the Third Saturday each month, 10 AM
    Ranch Steakhouse
    1435 N HWY 67, Ste 200
    Cedar Hill, Texas 75104 (Wintergreen Exit)
    Contact Phone: 972 283 8345
    Contact Email: shirleyb27@aol.com

    Irving Democrats
    8/18/2009 6:30 PM
    The Irving Democratic Club meeting.
    The regular meeting of the Irving Democratic Club (IDC) is scheduled to meet at 6:30 pm. on January 20, 2009, at the Rancho Restaurant. The program, which begins at 7 p.m. will feature Nancy Jones, Irving School Board Trustee, to discuss the school district and hopes for action of the Texas Legislature. Ms. Jones, elected in May of 2008, comes with a fresh perspective on serving the students of IISD.

    Designated an official Inauguration Festivity Gathering, guests will watch the Inauguration Events on the big screen television following Trustee Jones’ presentation. Rancho Restaurant is located at 1210 East Irving Blvd., east of Nursery Street, on the south side of the street. Convenient parking is located at the rear and on the east side of the building.

    Texas Coalition of Black Democrats - Monthly Meeting
    8/18/2009 6:30 PM
    Moorland YMCA
    907 E. Ledbetter Rd.
    Dallas, TX 75216
    Contact Phone: 214-264-8483
    Contact Email: tcbddallas@yahoo.com

    Stonewall Democrats of Dallas
    8/18/2009 6:30 PM
    Ojeda's Restaurant
    4617 Maple Ave
    Dallas, TX

    Garland Democratic Womens Club
    8/19/2009 11:30 AM
    Garland Democratic Woman's Club meets at
    Siciliano's Taste of Italy
    2210 W. Buckingham
    Garland, TX
    at 11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month

    NW Dallas County Democrats
    8/19/2009 7:30 PM
    Meets 3rd Wednesday of every month
    Taco Cabana, 11824 Webb Chapel Rd (at LBJ) Farmers Branch
    Contact Phone: Gordon Peterson, 972-488-8447
    Contact Email: http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/NWDallasDemocraticClub

    Drinking Liberally Addison
    8/20/2009 6:00 PM
    Join this social liberal drinking club at The Quarter in Addison. Promoting democracy one pint at a time. http://livingliberally.org for more info
    Location: The Quarter, 15201 Addison Rd, Addison TX 75001
    Recurrence: Every 1 month(s) on the third Thursday
    Contact Email: addison@drinkingliberally.org

    Richardson / North Dallas Democrats
    8/25/2009 7:00 PM
    The Richardson/North Dallas Democrats meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month.
    Location: Marrakesh Cafe, 7989 Belt Line Rd, Dallas, TX 75248
    Contact Phone: Evan Thomas 972-644-1041
    Contact Email: evanthomas75081@yahoo.com

    Stonewall Democrats of Denton County
    8/27/2009 7:00 PM
    Monthly meeting of LGBT and allied Democrats in Denton County www.stonewalldemocratsofdentoncounty.org
    Location: Landmark Grill, 1297 FM 407 (Justin Rd), Lewisville TX
    Recurrence: Every 1 month(s) on the fourth Thursday
    Contact Email: info@stonewalldemocratsofdentoncounty.org

    North Dallas Texas Democratic Women
    8/27/2009 6:45 PM
    We are a lively group dedicated to increased political activity of Democratic women in Texas politics and government.
    Location: Northaven Methodist Church, 11211 Preston Rd (between Royal & Forest Lanes), 2nd floor
    Contact Phone: Lenna Webb, 972-732-7712
    Contact Email: msnilknarf22@att.net


    DALLAS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC ORGANIZATIONS:

    Dallas County Young Democrats
    URL: http://www.dallasyoungdemocrats.org
    For Dallas Area Democrats between the agaes of 14 and 36.
    Renee Hartley, President
    Email: president@dallasyoungdemocrats.org

    Democracy for America Dallas
    URL: http://www.dfalink.com/dallas
    Contact Name: Michael Thomas
    Phone: 214-403-8657
    NW Dallas; NE Dallas; SW Dallas; SE Dallas; Central Dallas

    Progressive Populist Caucus of Texas
    URL: http://www.texaspopulists.com

    Texas Stonewall Democratic Caucus
    URL: http://www.stonewalldemocrats.org/texas
    Contact Name: Shannon Bailey, President
    Email: texas@stonewalldemocrats.org
    3532 Cedarplaza Lane, Dallas, TX 75209

    Texas Coalition of Black Democrats
    Contact Name: T. Nobles
    Email: tcbddallas@yahoo.com
    Phone: 214-264-8483
    P. O. Box 764726, Dallas, Texas 75376
    News Group-Meetup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TCBDDallasChapter

    Stonewall Democrats of Dallas
    URL: www.stonewalldemocratsofdallas.org
    Contact Name: Jesse Garcia, President
    Email: info@stonewalldemocratsofdallas.org
    Phone: 214-500-7066
    P.O. Box 192305, Dallas, TX 75219

    More organizations can be found here.

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