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    Dallas County, TX Focus

    Biodiesel in Dallas:

    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)

    Grand Prairie Democrats
    11/14/2009 - 10:00am - 11:00am
    Dates: Every Second Saturday
    Time: 10:00 a.m.
    Where: Avion Village Clubhouse
    800 Skyline Rd.
    Grand Prairie, Texas

    North Texas Asian Democrats
    11/16/2009 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Every 3rd Monday of each Month
    Hunan Dynasty
    8150 N Macarthur Blvd
    Irving, TX 75063

    Irving Democrats
    11/17/2009 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
    The regular meeting of the Irving Democratic Club (IDC) is scheduled to meet at 6:30 pm at the Irving Senter East Building.

    Texas Coalition of Black Democrats
    11/17/2009 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
    Monthly Meeting
    Moorland YMCA
    907 E. Ledbetter Rd.
    Dallas, TX 75216

    Stonewall Democrats of Dallas
    11/17/2009 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    6:30 PM
    Ojeda's Restaurant
    4617 Maple Ave
    Dallas, TX

    Garland Democratic Women's Club
    11/18/2009 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
    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

    Drinking Liberally Addison
    11/19/2009 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Join this social liberal drinking club at The Quarter in Addison. Promoting democracy one pint at a time. http://livingliberally.org for more info

    Coppell Democrats
    11/19/2009 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    The Coppell Democrats will meet on the third Thursdays of odd-numbered months at 7 p.m. at Siena Pasta & Pizza, 780 S Macarthur Blvd # 100, Coppell (new location).

    North Oak Cliff Democrats
    11/21/2009 - 8:30am - 10:00am
    3rd Saturday Monthly breakfast at Norma's Cafe in the east room (that requires a right turn when you walk in the door....sorry). Come by for a casual breakfast with Democrats of North Oak Cliff. No agenda, no minutes, just a relaxed social opportunity. Meet your neighbors and local candidates.

    Southwest Democrats
    11/21/2009 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Meet the Third Saturday each month, 10 AM

    Ranch Steakhouse
    1435 N HWY 67, Ste 200
    Cedar Hill, Texas 75104 (Wintergreen Exit)

    Lake Highlands White Rock Democrats
    11/21/2009 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    3rd Saturday of every month
    Dancemasters, 10675 E. Northwest Hwy, Dallas. Dance Masters is a dance studio. It is in the Kroger shopping center located on the northwest corner of the intersection of Northwest Highway and Plano Road. It is upstairs on the west side of the parking lot. The stairs and elevator for the upper level are in the middle of the west wing. (Plano Road changes names at this intersection. It is Plano to the north of this intersection and Lake Highlands Drive to the south!)

    Coffee, Doughnuts, and Orange Juice

    Old East Dallas Democrats
    11/23/2009 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Meetings are the 4thMonday of the Month

    Website: http://http://www.oldeastdallasdemocrats.us

    Grace United Methodist Church, 4104 Junius St at Haskell

    Dallas Democrats Meetup
    11/24/2009 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
    Come talk about all the issues that have come up both in D.C. and in our local politics! Healthcare, the environment, the governor race, the ever-closer and important March, 2010, primary.

    Join others who want to learn what's going on and share opinions about the issues of our time. Bring your own concerns, causes and ideas and find how to connect with the network of Democratic and progressive groups in the Dallas area.

    East Dallas Democrats
    11/25/2009 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    We meet at Martinez Restaurant on 901 Gross Rd, Mesquite, TX. This club serves SE Dallas (Pleasant Grove and Kleberg/Rylie), Mesquite, Seagoville, and Balch Springs.

    Denton Stonewall Democrats
    11/26/2009 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
    Monthly meeting of LGBT and allied Democrats in Denton County www.stonewalldemocratsofdentoncounty.org

    Landmark Grill, 1297 FM 407 (Justin Rd), Lewisville TX

    23rd Senate District Democratic Organization
    11/28/2009 - 9:00am - 11:00am
    Meetings on the last Saturday of each month.
    University of North Texas, Hampton Road, Room 242

    Park Cities / Central Dallas Democrats
    12/05/2009 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
    Usually meets the 1st Saturday of each month.

    Dallas Public Oak Lawn
    4100 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas, TX
    (214) 670-1359

    Happy Hour--North Oak Cliff Democrats
    12/08/2009 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monthly happy hour with Democrats in the north part of Oak Cliff. http://northoakcliffdems.bravehost.com/
    Beckley Brewhouse, 1111 N. Beckley Ave at Zang

    Dallas County Young Democrats
    12/08/2009 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Zubar
    2012 Greenville Ave.
    Dallas, TX 75206

    Happy Hour begins at 6:30
    Meeting starts at 7:00

    For more information please visit www.dallasyoungdemocrats.org

    Garland Democratic Women's Club
    12/16/2009 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
    Siciliano's Taste of Italy
    2210 W. Buckingham
    Garland, TX
    at 11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month

    Northwest Dallas Democrats
    12/16/2009 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm
    Taco Cabana
    11824 Webb Chapel Rd
    Farmers Branch, TX 75234-7722

    Drinking Liberally Addison
    12/17/2009 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Promote democracy one pint at a time with like minded liberals at one of Addison's best bars. We typically meet every 3rd Thursday. Join our email list to stay up to date.

    6pm to 8pm at The Quarter, 15201 Addison Rd, Addison TX

    Far North Dallas Democrats
    12/17/2009 - 6:45pm - 8:30pm
    Far North Dallas Democrats is an activist group primarily located in the Far North Dallas area.

    www.farnorthdallasdemocrats.org

    Our November 19 meeting features State Representative Rafael Anchia.


    Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse
    1251 W Campbell Rd
    Richardson, TX 75080-2971
    (972) 664-9494

    Beth Villarreal Campaign Toy Drive
    12/18/2009 - 7:00pm
    Beth Villarreal, Candidate for Constable, Pct 5, Campaign Toy Drive
    Old Red Courthouse - 100 S Houston St, Dallas, TX‎ - (214) 745-1100‎
    Friday, December 18, 2009 @ 7:00 p.m.
    Contact the campaign website for more info - Bethvillarreal.com

    North Oak Cliff Democrats
    12/19/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am
    3rd Saturday Monthly breakfast at Norma's Cafe in the east room (that requires a right turn when you walk in the door....sorry). Come by for a casual breakfast with Democrats of North Oak Cliff. No agenda, no minutes, just a relaxed social opportunity. Meet your neighbors and local candidates.

    Most folks show up around 9 or so. Some of us at 8:30. Stay until 10 or so. Don't waffle around, we eggspect your support!

    Lake Highlands White Rock Democrats
    12/19/2009 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    3rd Saturday of every month
    Dancemasters, 10675 E. Northwest Hwy, Dallas. Dance Masters is a dance studio. It is in the Kroger shopping center located on the northwest corner of the intersection of Northwest Highway and Plano Road. It is upstairs on the west side of the parking lot. The stairs and elevator for the upper level are in the middle of the west wing. (Plano Road changes names at this intersection. It is Plano to the north of this intersection and Lake Highlands Drive to the south!)

    Coffee, Doughnuts, and Orange Juice

    Southwest Democrats
    12/19/2009 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Southwest Democrats
    Submitted by DCDP Webmaster on Thu, 07/16/2009 - 10:26am

    Meet the Third Saturday each month, 10 AM
    next meeting June 20th

    Ranch Steakhouse
    1435 N HWY 67, Ste 200
    Cedar Hill, Texas 75104 (Wintergreen Exit)

    North Texas Asian Democrats
    12/21/2009 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Every 3rd Monday of each Month
    From 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

    Hunan Dynasty
    8150 N Macarthur Blvd
    Irving, TX 75063

    Richardson North Dallas Democrats
    12/22/2009 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    The Richardson/North Dallas Democrats meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month.
    7989 Belt Line Rd
    Dallas, TX 75248

    Dallas Democrats Meetup
    12/22/2009 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
    Come talk about all the issues that have come up both in D.C. and in our local politics! Healthcare, the environment, the governor race, the ever-closer and important March, 2010, primary.

    Join others who want to learn what's going on and share opinions about the issues of our time. Bring your own concerns, causes and ideas and find how to connect with the network of Democratic and progressive groups in the Dallas area.

    North Dallas Texas Democratic Women
    12/24/2009 - 6:45pm - 9:00pm
    We are a lively group dedicated to increased political activity of Democratic women in Texas politics and government.

    Northaven United Methodist ChurchAddress:‎
    11211 Preston Rd
    Dallas, TX 75230-3457

    23rd Senate District Democratic Organization
    12/26/2009 - 9:00am - 11:00am
    Meetings on the last Saturday of each month.

    University of North Texas, Hampton Road, Room 242

    Old East Dallas Democrats
    12/28/2009 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Hear about the “state” of our county party and the 2010 primary. There will be time to ask questions. We will also discuss the 11 constitutional amendments on the Nov. 3 ballot. Between 7 and 7:30 - meet 2010 candidates!

    Date: Monday, October 26 at 7:00 pm

    *Happy Hour prices for 1st drink!*

    Meetings are the 4thMonday of the Month

    Website: http://http://www.oldeastdallasdemocrats.us

    East Dallas Democrats
    12/30/2009 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    We meet at Martinez Restaurant on 901 Gross Rd, Mesquite, TX. This club serves SE Dallas (Pleasant Grove and Kleberg/Rylie), Mesquite, Seagoville, and Balch Springs.


    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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