June 9, 2012
PaveTheLake began as a parody blog to identify potential issues relating to commercial operations at Winfrey Point at White Rock Lake in East Dallas.
In late January 2012, after an announcer at the Texas Half Marathon called for a general boycott of businesses along Garland Road, Hal Barker began to look into Dallas Park and Recreation policies at Winfrey Point.
After meeting with Dallas Park Board member Gerry Worrall in early February, Barker learned of plans to add parking lots at Winfrey Point for use by the Dallas Arboretum.
In late April, Dallas Arboretum met with local community leaders and revealed plans for commercial parking at Winfrey Point.
On May 1, 2012, the City of Dallas produced records under the Texas Public Information Act that revealed extensive long-term plans to develop the Winfrey Point area.
New records requests filed in mid-May have been initially denied and the City of Dallas filed for a Texas Attorney General Opinion on the release.
As new documents become available, thosedocuments will be posted on PaveTheLake.