I Heart Cedar Hill

A Church Supporting the Community

My faith is not something I hide. I am a strong Christian and have had the opportunity of being a part of a church with an incredible desire to not only serve the city of Cedar Hill but also support the community and the local businesses. If you have been in Cedar Hill for any amount of time over the last few years you have probably heard the name Church on the Hill. If you have it is possible that up until December of last year you might have wondered where you would find this church that seems to be a part of everything the city is doing. Well in December after years of meeting on Sunday nights at the amazing First United Methodist Church of Cedar Hill’s Campus and searching for a place to call our their own God saw fit to answer their prayers.

Celebrating with confetti at the announcement that Church on the Hill Finally has A Place Called Home!

In December Church on the Hill Announced that they would be moving to their own facility. They would finally have a Place to call Home! In February they had an official grand opening and ribbon cutting. Since moving they have not stopped doing what they love which is helping support Cedar Hill and the surrounding area. They believe that the building should not go to wait by sitting empty when there isn’t a church service to be had so the have launched The Hill Event Center where everything from Weddings to Business Meetings can be held.

You can have your next big event at The Hill Event Center! For more info visit:

Recently I was able to attend a ladies event held at the church and was able to help support as well as hear about what great things are happening at Bridges Safehouse a local transitional housing program for pregnant homeless girls and women in crisis, and their children. I also found out this last week that The Rally which is Church on the Hill’s Young Adult Group will be helping run the upcoming Elements an artisan showcase in partnership with Walk the Light in April. The Church also partnered with Cedar Hill’s Parks & Rec Dept to put on a huge Easter Egg Hunt Called Miracle Weekend which they will be doing again this year!

Bridges Safehouse at the recent Ladies event hosted by Church on the Hill.
Bridges Safehouse at the recent Ladies event hosted by Church on the Hill.
This years Second Annual  Miracle Weekend Hosted but Church on the Hill and Cedar Hill Parks and Recreation Department will be on April 4th & 5th
This years Second Annual Miracle Weekend Hosted but Church on the Hill and Cedar Hill Parks and Recreation Department will be on April 4th & 5th

I am so excited to see what other great things will be going on here in Cedar Hill.

Have a Great Day!

Alicia Zinn



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David C. Wilson Sr. One of Cedar Hill’s Biggest Fans!

I didn’t know Mr. David very well. In fact I only met him on a few occasions. But the more I got involved in Cedar Hill the more I saw his impact! He was truly an inspiration to so many a small business owner and made an impact on so many lives in this community. I wanted to take a moment to share some of the sweet things that people have been writing on to Photo I posted of him the day after he passed, which you can see and link to below.

David Impact

Anna Coon LeJune His restaurant was my favorite. He was friendly and spoke to everyone.

Annalyle Barclay RIP David

April Hamilton Snook Oh wow! So sorry to hear this.

Beth Holtzinger Rogers We loved David. He always treated all his customers will kindness and grace. He made the world a better place.

Beverly June Germany So sorry to hear of David’s passing!

Brenda Hayes He was such a kind man. He will be missed.

Carmen Colbert Cantley He never showed that he was going thur an illness. I feel like I lost a friend. My family go every Monday, just not this this pass Monday. Prayers to the family.

Carol Burns Mason Pic is exactly what we need to remember when we think of David. Thanks for sharing.

Carol Ray-Barbee David will be missed by so many! His hospitality was beyond measure and the same with his culinary fare!

Danny Christensen Nicest guy I knew and loved his food

Dawn Tupper So sad we never got back to Cedar Hill to eat at our favorite restaurant. Definitely will visit when the move back is complete. RIP David

Debbie Latham We will miss him greatly, RIP David

Debbie Miller Oh my, I’m shocked, he was the face of the restaurant

Debbie Woody Oh my gosh. What terrible news. We loved him and his restaurant. This is so sad. We wondered why we hadn’t seen him lately. He was there all the time and so nice to everyone. I just cant believe he’s gone.

Dixie Morris Good man

Donna Houle Such a good man and a great businessman. Hope his son keeps the restaurant open. One of our favs.

Dori G Mason We will sure miss him. He made us feel at home . We travel to Dallas to eat dinner on the weekends but when we found David’s Sea food. And the welcome we got was unbelievable,this was our weekend dinners.

Heather Stuart So sorry to hear of his passing. He was a kind man that will be missed by many.


Isaac J Thompson Jr We will miss him greatly. Loved to visit with him as we dinned.

James Leslie He will truly be missed, I have been enjoying his restaurant since he opened. God bless

Jane Brandenburg Campos Oh, this is so sad. He will be missed.

Jeanie Foster Always made you feel welcomed!

Jenny Lane His smile and checking in table to table to thank his guests will be missed.

Joanne Irishlass Casey We loved David’s – it made our time in Texas bearable

Joseph A Moss Jr One of our favorite places to eat and he was always checking on the customers. Great menu items …

Julie Phung Thanks for the info: such a sweet man who made delicious food.

Karie Lee He was such s cool dude me and my honey go to

Karlette Irizarry So sorry to hear the sad news. I thought I would be checking him out tonight. God bless him and his family.

Kathy Kehl Gray Really nice guy and we’ll miss him!

Kimberly Cobb Pinkerton He was truly a great man and great for our community. He will be dearly missed!!

Leeman Stiles Stacey Champion I’m so sorry to hear this! He was such a nice man and always made his guests feel very welcome in his restaurant. Very attentive and made some awesome food. Will keep his family in our prayers!

Maria Campos RIP David! Had the pleasure of meeting David! God bless.

Maureen Fryer David was a special person indeed…

Melanie Hodges He always came over to visit with us at dinner. He surely will be missed. RIP David.

Melinda Peters Chancellor Sorry to hear this…RIP David

Melissa Schoendienst Stanley Bristow Wow…so very sad! David was always most kind to our family. Prayers for friends & family.

Melody Wilkes What a loss we have with his passing, go in peace David.

Mike Dillonz Rest in peace David!

Mike King So sad he was a wonderful person. Always taking time at the restaurant to say hello. He will be missed. God Bless

Nancy Quin Long live a good man, may a businessman/woman here carry his torch….serve, smile and give it your BEST. Prayers to his Team at the restaurant, too.

Pam McKay Such a wonderful man

Portia Hopkins Nice guy. Great food. Always out of the kitchen watching and asking what people thought of his food. Passionate

Rachael Henderson Stanford So sorry to see this!

Ramona Bullard Ames He will always be remembered as a gentle, kind, and generous man.

Ray Grogan He was a good man and will be missed

Richard Mabry So very sorry to hear this. After we moved north of Dallas, we were always saying we should go back to Cedar Hill to see David. Now it’s too late. He left behind quite a legacy, and will be missed.

Rob Kerr David was always so nice to his church family and customers. He created a fine restaurant that I hope will thrive for many years. Prayers to all his family and friends.

Robbie Atwood Daniel He was such a wonderful person.

Robert Middleton Our sympathy to David’s family and all employees at David’s

Rudy Villarreal Prayers for the family ! Had the pleasure of meeting David ! RIP David

Sandra Jean Crowe Thanks for sharing Vivian. He will be missed

Sandra Poirier McKay David you will be missed!!

Sharon Davis Kamm Oh, what a shame. We will miss him.

Sharyl Epperson Sneed Sliger Such a sweet man! RIP David! You will be missed!

Shawna Martindale Smith This is devastating. I moved from Texas, but David was a great man and a superb business man.

Sherry Whiddon Stilwell Great man and businessman. Loved his restaurant and loved how welcoming he always was.

Sondra Hester I do hope his son will be able to carry on his great restaurant. He was a great chef and a great citizen ofCedar Hill

Stephanie Robie What a wonderful legacy he leaves. I only have good memories: his kindness, generosity, attention to detail and amazing food. Our prayers are for his family and friends.

Susie Hughes So sorry to hear this. He loved his work and his customers. Saying prayers for his family.

Teresa Leveritt Lewis Didn’t know he’d been ill. Will certainly pray for God’s mercy for him and his family.

Travis Covey He was a great steward to Cedar Hill and beyond. He will be missed

Vickie Ghent He was such a kind and generous man. Will be praying for his family

Yolanda Delatorre Goebel Awe! Love him he was really great with his patrons. Always made sure we were happy.


This is another picture I took of him with Miss Jami McCain after she won her election to City Council in 2013.

Mr. David will be missed! We hope to follow in his footsteps and touch Cedar Hill even if it’s a tenth of the amount that he has!

For more information on his service and his obituary you can visit David C. Wilson, Sr. There is also a place to leave a note to his family!

Thank you,
Alicia Zinn



2015 Chili Cook Off @ Country Day

Elements: An Artisan Showcase

The City of Cedar Hill is excited to announce it’s partnership with Walk the Light, The Rally, and Indie in the Big D to present “Elements: An Artisan Showcase”in downtown Cedar Hill on Sat. April 11th, 5pm-11pm. Join us for this FREE family friendly event and visit for more details. We do have some vendor booths still available so apply today! Hope to see you there!

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When: Sat., April 11th 5pm-11pm
Where: Downtown Cedar Hill, TX 106 S. Broad Street Cedar Hill, TX 75104
More info to come as I get it!
Alicia Zinn

Jami McCain is up for reelection on May 9th. Early Voting starts on April 27th. For more information and to show your support visit: Keep an eye out for information on early voting reminders!


Have a great day!

Alicia Zinn


Live In Your Moment

I am not sure if you have seen it yet but if you haven’t you should take a minute to watch this fantastic video the Cedar Hill Police Department put together as a Parody of Matthew McConaughey’s Lincoln commercial. In the video Sargent Larry Wise is featured contemplating his decision to become a police officer.

Be sure to head over to Facebook and like the Cedar Hill Police Department.

Thank you for loving Cedar Hill as much as I do!

Have a great Day!

Alicia Zinn


Side note: I took the featured image during a memorial held on Sept 11th 2013 when the Cedar Hill Police and Fire Departments joined forces to honor their those who were lost during the Sept 11th attacks on the World Trade Centers and the Pentagon in 2001.

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