Upcoming Events

Meet and Greet Social

Coming in September

Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm

Location (TBD)

Refreshments: Ice Cream and Smoothies

The residents of the Melshire Estates neighborhood in northwest Dallas long ago abandoned all hope that the city’s ever going to plant that long-promised library along Forest Lane near the Dallas North Tollway. Intended to replace the cramped, aging Preston Royal Branch Library less than two miles away, it was sold to voters as part of the 2006 bond package. But that branch was snapped off long ago, then tossed into the wood chipper.

“It’s never going to happen,” Linda Vallala, president of the neighborhood’s HOA, told me Wednesday. “And we’ve all accepted that.”

But what they can’t accept is the giant patch of land set aside for the library that’s never going to happen — that block-long stretch of cracked concrete and dead grass between Quincy Lane and Nuestra Drive that, at 35 mph, looks like the world’s most depressing park. It’s been barren for almost eight years, ever since a bulldozer sent the Korean Young Nak Presbyterian Church to heaven.

I drive past it all the time, always forgetting it’s a lot the city hustled to buy for too many millions because it was allegedly such a steal. Never noticed until I pulled over Thursday morning that its two driveways are marked with no-trespassing signs affixed to thin sagging chains that couldn’t stop a Hot Wheel much less my Jeep.

City Hall can’t tell me exactly what it plans to do with the land, now that it’s dropped any pretense of ever building a library there or another one farther west on Forest, along Marsh Lane, where it was supposed to construct a Park Forest replacement branch until that, too, was quietly erased off the to-do list.

Read the rest of the article at Dallas News.

Another wonderful successful Halloween event… Check out some of our photos on Facebook. . .you don’t have to have an account to see the pictures.

Thank you all for coming and for everyone that volunteered especially Claire and all of the women’s group…

Eleanor and Doug and Rak our wonderful treasure!!!

What a Great neighborhood we have we are so blessed to have such great people that live here.

Everyone have a safe Halloween🌺

With gratitude
Linda Vallala
President of Melshire estates HOA

“Movie at Churchill Park”

Community event – Friday November 3, 7pm

Movie:Philadelphia Story

with Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart

Churchill Recreation Center is located at 6906 Churchill Way, on Hillcrest between Forest ln &LBJ.

Movie in the Park starts a t 7pm but come as early as 6pm!

Bring a chair or blanket and there will be a Food Truck for purchases.

This is a Free Event Any questions please call 214-670-6477

Special Note: Saturday November 4 is “It’s my Park Day”



On Tuesday October 17, our new Chief of Police U.Renee Hall will be present at the North Central quarterly Crime Watch meeting.

The meeting will be held at the JCC auditorium, 7900 Northaven Road.  The meeting will begin promptly at 6:30 PM and will conclude at 7:30 PM. Current and former VIP members will be honored and I hope that you will be able to attend. Let’s have a large turnout from our neighborhood. This will be a great opportunity to meet our new Chief of Police. Please spread the message to your neighbors.


Hal Wolff
Chair, VIP and Crime Watch Committee
Melshire Estates Home Owners Association

Crime Alert: Cox Park

“This past weekend a man described as “average height and build” approached a 6-year-old girl at Cox Lane Park. Another adult interrupted the incident.

A formal police report was filed (dated 8/14/2017) and the crime listed was “enticing a child”. Though the description is very broad, we have a great opportunity to get a predator off the street. There are eyewitnesses whose identification can lead to an arrest and conviction.

If you see a lone male hanging out at one of our neighborhood parks:

1) Do not approach. Assume they could be dangerous.
2) Immediately call 911 and report a “suspicious individual possibly matching the description of the Cox Lane Park predator filed in a report on 8/14″.
3) If children are present, clarify this to 911 to insure a high priority response.
4) If you have access to an Extended Neighborhood Patrol, notify them in addition to the 911 call.
5) Optionally you might want to update this post. Obviously being male and being in a park is not a crime.

Use your best judgement as whether to call and let the DPD sort this out as they are trained to do so. If we are diligent as a community, we can get this guy. (I am away on business and do not have any other details. I’ve gathered these facts and simply wanted to get this out in an actionable format.)”

Posted by Derick Schaefer, Forestcrest Estates

We are looking to add two new chairs to our Melshire Home Owner’s Association Roster.

Would you consider one of the following?

New Position: Social Chair

Volunteer Job Description: Promote Upcoming Events and Organize Activities

Main Responsibilities

  • Make sure all activities are on the yearly calendar.
  • Present a recap for previous events and announcements for upcoming events for newsletter.
  • Post reminders via email or on webpage for activities.
  • Make sure volunteers are signed up for needs of each event.
  • Evaluate events and suggest changes

Notes: You do not have to attend all events, but your efforts in coordinating them is greatly needed by our current board.  Your key is to engage volunteers to help and make sure everyone knows what is going on for the HOA.


New Position: Membership Chair

Volunteer Job Description: Welcome new members and Encourage Non-Members

Main Responsibilities

  • Make sure people new to the community are welcomed.
  • Engage people who have yet to join with letters, visits, etc.
  • Create new ways to encourage participation in HOA membership.
  • Coordinate with Treasurer to keep up with Members.

Note: You do not have to personally welcome each person. You may enlist volunteers and neighbors to greet newcomer.

Please call Linda 214-789-6272 or email President@melshirehoa.com

Thank you,

Linda Vallala, MEHOA President

Thank you Melshire

This was sent to Linda Vallala, our home owner association president, after our July 4th event.  We are so proud to have new members of our community that see the value in our association.  We will only get better when more people choose to get involved in their community. Thanks so much for sharing.

Alex Kleuser wrote:

“What an awesome 4th of July in Melshire!

Heather and I were so impressed with how wonderfully the event was organized and thought out. Oh and what a great turn out. I went to the Melshire HOA website and imagined making a short video for the other Melshire residents that explains the benefits of joining the HOA. It could have footage of events like today, interviews of HOA representatives and residents, and even the patrol.

The video would live on the website and the purpose would be to raise awareness, strengthen the community and outline the benefits of joining the Melshire HOA.

It’s wonderful to be a apart of the neighborhood! We’re so blessed that our baby Elle will grow up here.”

Thanks for the suggestion.  We love the idea of a video and we’ll be working one soon.

Linda Vallala,
President, Melshire Home Owners Association

Dallas Emergency Preparedness Extravaganza

Saturday, September 16, 2017 11am – 3pm


We are pleased to invite you to our upcoming Emergency Preparedness Extravaganza scheduled for Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 11am – 3pm at Klyde Warren Park!

Come out an join us for information/giveaways and go home prepared!  Please assist us in spreading the word about this event to EVERYONE that you know!

View more details including a flyer by clicking here.


We are pleased to announce the appearances of:

  • Alyssa Gray – Miss Tarrant County Outstanding Teen 2017 (all day)
  • Jay Saldi​ – Former Dallas Cowboy Player (11 – 12 pm)
  • Brady James – Former Dallas Cowboy Player (12-1pm)


Want to have a booth at our event? Want to be an Event Sponsor?

Contact Cassandra Wallace today to for more information/to reserve your place!

​cassandra.wallace​@dalla​scityhall.com or call 214-671-8969




D Magazine Voted Melshire as one of the Top 10 Neighborhoods in Dallas 2017!

Here is what D Magazine wrote about Melshire Estates:

On a Wednesday afternoon, a father pushes a stroller while his son, wearing a Mavs yarmulke, rides past Jamestown Park on a Razor Scooter, the fringed tzitzit hanging from his cargo shorts waving in the breeze. Around the corner, Hispanic, African-American, and Anglo kids escape into the sun during their lunch hour at E.D. Walker Middle School.

This diverse neighborhood is set between the Tollway and Preston Road to the west and east, and Charlestown Drive and Forest Lane to the north and south. The large lots, housing a mix of sprawling, traditional ranches and modern, transitional new-builds, are quietly tucked amid schools, churches, and shopping centers. In addition to Walker Middle School, there’s Jesuit Dallas, St. Rita Catholic School, Dallas International School, and Alcuin School. The Dallas Texas Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sits behind Congregation Ohr HaTorah. As far as shopping? You can get your hair and nails done, deposit a check, get your suit tailored and your car washed, take your kid to the pediatrician, stop at the kosher Tom Thumb, and pick up a bubble tea on your way home from yoga, all at the end of the block. And just wait until they finish the new development where Valley View Mall used to be. This is a neighborhood residents never need, or want, to leave.

(to view the original source and complete article visit D Magazine)