Builders

Dallas recycling facility named Best in North America

Dallas recycling facility named Best in North America

The City of Dallas’ material recovery facility (MRF) has been named the Best Recycling Facility in North America by the National Waste and Recycling Association. The MRF is operated by FCC Environmental Services, and opened at the beginning of 2017. The MRF met several important measures to win this award. Key points included innovation, types of material recovered and the …

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Public input requested for new art project at rec center

Public input requested for new art project at rec center

The City of Dallas’ Office of Cultural Affairs is seeking public input on a new art project for the Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center. A community meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., September 20, at the Pleasant Oaks Rec Center, 8701 Greenmound Ave. The new public art will welcome visitors to the facility and focus on the identity of the …

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Dallas’ third regional family aquatics center breaks ground

Dallas’ third regional family aquatics center breaks ground

The Dallas Park and Recreation department will break ground on the third family aquatic center on Saturday, August 26 at 11 a.m at Fretz Park, 14730 Hillcrest at Belt Line Road. This facility will feature: children’s play pool with sprays slides and ground geyser sprays eight lane lap pool with a one meter diving board lazy river two single-rider slides …

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Park Department breaks ground on new aquatic center

Park Department breaks ground on new aquatic center

Dallas Park and Recreation department is starting the first phase of its aquatics master plan with the Crawford Family Aquatic Center. The groundbreaking will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 5 at Crawford Memorial Park Ceremonial. “These family centers are long-awaited additions to the city’s aquatics program,” said Willis C. Winters, Dallas Park and Recreation director. “We are focused …

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Innovators

Dallas Fire-Rescue earns top Insurance Service Organization rating

Dallas Fire-Rescue earns top Insurance Service Organization rating

Dallas Fire-Rescue joins an elite group of municipalities by receiving a Class 1 Insurance Service Organization (ISO) rating. This is the first Class 1 ISO rating in the department’s history. The ISO rating system is based on the department’s efficiency in receiving and processing emergency calls, training, equipment and accessibility to a permanent city-wide water supply. “This is a major …

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Dallas Fire-Rescue tests Priority Dispatch

Dallas Fire-Rescue tests Priority Dispatch

The Dallas Fire-Rescue Department (DFR) is announcing the implementation of the Medical Priority Dispatch System, known as Priority Dispatch, to better serve the citizens of Dallas in emergency medical situations. The new system, which was approved by City Council earlier this year, follows nationally recognized standards that provide identification of life-threatening situations, determination of critical emergency call information for responders, …

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Code Compliance holds first Citizens Code Academy

Code Compliance holds first Citizens Code Academy

The City of Dallas Code Compliance Department completed the first Dallas Citizen Code Academy on October 24. The Mayor and City Council members nominated citizens from all areas of the Dallas community to attend the first Academy, which required each participant to attend three 2-hour classes. Eighteen citizens completed learning modules on a broad range of topics such as common …

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Dallas Public Library wins Innovations Award

Dallas Public Library wins Innovations Award

The Dallas Public Library’s GED Testing and Workforce Development Project has been recognized for its innovation as a tool for Dallas adults to earn their GED by the Urban Libraries Council. Having a GED allows Dallas residents to hold better jobs and earn high wages. In some parts of Dallas, nearly 50 percent of adults over the age of 25 …

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Givers

Dallas Animal Services waives adoption fees

Dallas Animal Services waives adoption fees

Dallas Animal Services (DAS) kennels are nearly full, and with more animals coming in daily, adoption fees are being waived. Animals already spayed or neutered are free to adopt, as well as animals over six years old, and all dogs heavier than 30 pounds. More than 200 animals are available for adoption now, with many more available to be pre-adopted. …

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Employees win scholarships from Employee Advisory Committee

Employees win scholarships from Employee Advisory Committee

City employees were awarded scholarships from the Hispanic Association of City Employees for Results (HACER). HACER is an employee advisory committee, whose mission is “to provide a network of results oriented Hispanic City Employees ready, willing and able to fill and serve the needs of the community, while providing professional and social networking, support, coaching and mentoring opportunities.” HACER provides …

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Dallas Police Officer recognized for saving infant’s life

Dallas Police Officer recognized for saving infant’s life

At the State Fair of Texas on Sunday, October 08, Dallas Police Officer Ilse Casas, was flagged down by a patron regarding a medical emergency. Upon arrival, Officer Casas observed a frantic mother with an unresponsive infant in her arms. The officer took immediate action and instinctively grabbed the infant. While checking the infant’s vital signs, Officer Casas quickly recognized …

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Dallas Mavs help City employees with Hurricane Maria relief efforts

Dallas Mavs help City employees with Hurricane Maria relief efforts

On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria passed through the Caribbean as a category 5, just two weeks after Hurricane Irma, also a category 5 storm. These storms ravaged the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands. The hurricanes left many people homeless, without power or drinking water. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban quickly jumped into action, …

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Inside City Hall

City employees increase efficiency, save City money

City employees increase efficiency, save City money

Seven City of Dallas employees saved the City time and taxpayer money while adding to their professional toolkits.  The Lean …

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City of Dallas closures and schedules for Thanksgiving and Friday Nov. 24

City of Dallas closures and schedules for Thanksgiving and Friday Nov. 24

City offices: Closed on Thursday November 23 and Friday, November 24. Libraries: Closed on Thursday November 23 and Friday November …

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City Hall celebrates 7th annual Mayor’s Monster Mash

City Hall celebrates 7th annual Mayor’s Monster Mash

Hundreds of City of Dallas employees gathered in the City Hall Lobby on Halloween to celebrate the 7th annual Mayor’s …

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Employees win scholarships from Employee Advisory Committee

Employees win scholarships from Employee Advisory Committee

City employees were awarded scholarships from the Hispanic Association of City Employees for Results (HACER). HACER is an employee advisory …

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City employee rescues kitten from City Hall garage

City employee rescues kitten from City Hall garage

Sir Tobias Mewer, Toby for short, was found by City Hall employee Janet Gifford in the employee parking garage. Gifford …

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Dallas residents Paint the Town Purple

Dallas residents Paint the Town Purple

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This year, Councilmember Jennifer S. Gates, chair of the City of Dallas’ Domestic Violence …

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