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Old 05-31-2007, 11:37 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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Even after attempting to pronounce it with a thick latino accent in the most masculine voice I could muster up, "suburbi" still sounds like a barbie.

That's it....Suburban Barbie. We'll make give her orange skin, a nice Coach bag, a Chevy Tahoe and a Gym Membership.
Will that Coach bag be real or fake? The Tahoe MUST have the drop-down or back of headrest dvd players/screens, leather seats, 100 disc CD changer, lighted vanity mirrors and that new feature from BMW and Lexus w/ the automatic parking (Oh heck, just get the Lexus or BMW SUV instead ). The Gym Membership MUST be at a gym that is "IN", has a Smoothie bar, childcare, pool w/ all the slides and lifeguards on duty to watch Jr. & Princess while Suburban Barbie is busy reading her trashy novel, sleeping by the pool and/or gossiping w/ friends, etc.

To the OP-tntborden, if you use the search feature and put in "Lake Highlands" and/or "Lakewood" you will find EVERYTHING that has ever been posted on C-D about them.
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Old 05-31-2007, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Topeka, KS
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I thought everyone in the burbs hired out their yard? Me, I'm too cheap.

FYI: I live in Lake Highlands - the RISD sectrion. There's lots of homes here that have some character and are still affordable - lots of options starting around $230K or so. Many more options in the $280-300K range.
Oh I'm too cheap to hire it out. I mow my own grass. (But it's a nice bermuda.) On our block there is only one other home owner that mows his own, so we're more the exception, than the rule.

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Guilty. So exactly how many times a week DO you mow your lawn?
Well this week it'll be twice, but that breaks down into the front yard yesterday evening and the back yard this evening. Normally I only mow once a week. If it helps any, I used one of these...

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Old 05-31-2007, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Austin TX
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I think you guys are looking for these:

Dallas Suburban Barbies: (with pictures)

Limited Edition Dallas Barbie - It's all very strange.

"...Oak Cliff Barbie
This recently paroled Barbie comes with a 9mm handgun, a Ray Lewis knife, a Chevy with dark tinted windows, and a Meth Lab Kit. This model is only available after dark and must be paid for in cash (preferably small, untraceable bills) ...unless you are a cop, then we don't know what you are talking about."

Priceless. LOL
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Old 05-31-2007, 12:11 PM
 
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I think you guys are looking for these:

Dallas Suburban Barbies: (with pictures)

Limited Edition Dallas Barbie - It's all very strange.

"...Oak Cliff Barbie
This recently paroled Barbie comes with a 9mm handgun, a Ray Lewis knife, a Chevy with dark tinted windows, and a Meth Lab Kit. This model is only available after dark and must be paid for in cash (preferably small, untraceable bills) ...unless you are a cop, then we don't know what you are talking about."

Priceless. LOL
LOL!!!! now THAT is funny!
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Old 05-31-2007, 01:44 PM
 
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I would not live in Midlothian. They have these big cement plants and they have a lot of folks birthing children with birth defects.
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Old 05-31-2007, 02:19 PM
 
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Please check out Lakewood/Old East Dallas - Woodrow Wilson High is renowned for its drama, musical and arts programs. Its annual musical is a 50-year tradition and it swept the Cappie Awards for Best Musical competing against the most prestigious private and suburban schools in North Texas. Lakewood Elementary is perfect for your 4th grader as the Lakewood Moms are on top of everything and it's almost a farm team for Woodrow Musicals (along with J.L. Long Middle School). See these threads:

So, tell me about Lakewood

A Look at Woodrow's 50th Musical
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Old 05-31-2007, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Topeka, KS
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You know me, I had to look into the claim on birth defects. The state did investigate the number of birth defect in the Midlotian area in 2005, reviewing data from 1997 - 2001.
Birth Defects Monitoring 2005 Report Summary
In response to a citizen request, the DSHS Texas Birth Defects registry completed a review of data in June 2005. They examined the occurrence of 48 specific types of birth defects among deliveries to residents of Midlothian, Venus, and Cedar Hill in 1997-2001.

An infant or fetus with more than one birth defect can be included in more than one category in the registry. In addition, not all birth defects are included in the 48 specific categories of the Texas Birth Defects Registry. Therefore, Texas also examined a 49th category called "any monitored birth defect". Every infant or fetus with any type of birth defect is counted once in the category "any monitored birth defect"; this category can also be thought of as all birth defects combined. The occurrence of the 48 types of birth defects and "any monitored birth defect" were not statistically significantly elevated in Venus or Cedar Hill. One type of birth defect related to urinary tract development (hypospadias or epispadias) was statistically significantly elevated in Midlothian, and remained significant after adjustment for sex, race/ethnicity, and age. The category "any monitored birth defect" was initially found to be statistically significantly elevated in Midlothian. After adjusting for maternal race/ethnicity, the prevalence of "any monitored birth defect" decreased, and was no longer statistically significantly elevated. This indicates that the initial elevation observed can be attributed to differences in the race/ethnic distribution of women having children in Midlothian as compared to Texas overall.

The Texas Department of State Health Services will reexamine the occurrence of hypospadias or epispadias after subsequent delivery years are completed in the Texas Birth Defects Registry.

More information on the Texas Birth Defects Registry is available from the internet site Birth Defects Epidemiology and Surveillance and from the Birth Defects Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch at (512)458-7232 or (888)963-7111.

From Midlothian Petition Site Report Page

And just to be thorough I looked into hypospadias. For those of you squeamish with medical terms can skip to the bolded Incidence section....
Hypospadias is a birth defect of the urethra in the male that involves an abnormally placed urethral meatus (opening). Instead of opening at the tip of the ***** of the penis, a hypospadic urethra opens anywhere along a line (the urethral groove) running from the tip along the underside (ventral aspect) of the shaft to the junction of the penis and ******* or perineum. A distal hypospadias may be suspected even in an uncircumcised boy from an abnormally formed foreskin and downward tilt of the *****.

Incidence
Hypospadias are among the most common birth defects of the male genitalia (second to cryptorchidism), but widely varying incidences have been reported from different countries, from as low as 1 in 4000 to as high as 1 in 125 boys.

There has been some evidence that the incidence of hypospadias around the world has been increasing in recent decades. In the United States, two surveillance studies reported that the incidence had increased from about 1 in 500 total births (1 in 250 boys) in the 1970s to 1 in 250 total births (1 in 125 boys) in the 1990s. Although a slight worldwide increase in hypospadias was reported in the 1980s, studies in different countries and regions have yielded conflicting results and some registries have reported decreases.
From Hypospadias - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Finally I gathered this data from TXHD Birth Defect Query System - Counties. Notice that 1999 was a high years, but for 2001 Ellis county had the lowest rate of hypospadias in the Metroplex. Over the four year period, you'll see that Hunt county had an amost identical rate with Parker county close behind.

Birth Defect Statistics for the State of Texas
Defect: hypospadias or epispadias

Year
............1999.............|.....2000........... .|.....2001............|.....2002.............|... ..Combined
County...No..Rate......CI......No..Rate.....CI.... ...No..Rate.....CI.......No..Rate.....CI.........N o..Rate.....CI
Collin...34..42.3..29.3-59.1...31..35.7..24.3-50.7...45..47.6..34.6-63.9...33..34.8..23.8-49.1....143..40.1..33.8-47.3
Dallas..116..28.5..23.5-34.2..137..32.3..27.1-38.2..118..27.5..22.8-32.9..112..26.1..21.5-31.5....483..28.6..26.1-31.3
Delta.....0...***...***-***.....1...***...***-***.....0...***...***-***.....0..***....***-***.......1...***...***-***.
Denton...23..33.9..21.5-50.8...22..29.6..18.3-45.2...31..39.2..26.7-55.7...45..53.9..39.3-72.1....121..39.7..32.9-47.4
Ellis....15..85.7..46.9-143.8...7..39.5..15.9-81.5....5..27.5...8.9-64.3...10..53.4..24.4-101.4....37..51.3..36.0-71.1
Hunt......4..***....***-***.....8..78.5..31.6-161.8...5..44.8..12.2-114.7...5..44.4..12.1-113.8....22..51.2..31.7-78.3
Johnson...5..28.2...9.2-65.9....6..31.4..10.2-73.4...11..57.7..27.7-106.1...6..30.8..10.0-72.0.....28..37.2..24.5-54.1
Kaufman...2..***....***-***.....2...***...***-***.....2...***...***-***.....9..74.0..32.0-145.8....15..34.3..18.7-57.5
Parker....4..***....***-***.....6..56.9..18.5-132.8...4...***...***-***.....7..58.1..21.3-126.5....21..47.6..29.5-72.7
Rockwall..4..***....***-***.....2...***...***-***.....2...***...***-***.....1..***....***-***.......9..32.5..14.0-64.1
Tarrant..89..36.4..29.3-44.8...91..35.8..28.8-43.9..112..42.5..35.0-51.1...99..36.9..30.0-44.9....391..37.9..34.3-41.9
Wise......2..***....***-***.....4...***...***-***.....0...***...***-***.....2..***....***-***.......8..29.3..12.6-57.7
Totals..298..33.9..30.2-38.0..317..34.3..30.7-38.3..335..35.2..31.5-39.2..329..34.1..30.6-38.0..1,279..34.4..32.6-36.3

Footnotes

Rates Per 10,000
95 percent Confidence Interval(CI) for Rates
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Old 05-31-2007, 04:46 PM
 
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Here are a couple of stories about the award-winning Variations Show Choir, started in 1978:

Lakewood-Now.net - Dallas Texas - online community newspaper (http://lakewood-now.net/view/article/723 - broken link)

Lakewood-Now.net - Dallas Texas - online community newspaper (http://lakewood-now.net/view/article/603 - broken link)
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Old 05-31-2007, 07:51 PM
 
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Oh I'm too cheap to hire it out. I mow my own grass. (But it's a nice bermuda.) On our block there is only one other home owner that mows his own, so we're more the exception, than the rule.



Well this week it'll be twice, but that breaks down into the front yard yesterday evening and the back yard this evening. Normally I only mow once a week. If it helps any, I used one of these...


GoPadge, they build motorized mowers in china now, I think you can buy one for what it cost to take a family of 4 out to Denny's. What are you dong with this thing !!
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Old 05-31-2007, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Topeka, KS
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Cutting the grass of course. Some people say it's better for the lawn. I think they're just repeating the lies their father's told them, when the father's were too cheap to buy a gas powered mower.....
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