Builders

Update on Dallas North Tollway and Bush Turnpike improvements

Update on Dallas North Tollway and Bush Turnpike improvements

 Week of June 13 PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH TURNPIKE: DNT TO U.S. 75 Current Construction – Final grading underway and clean up between Coit Road and DNT – Asphalt placement between Coit & Renner Roads Potential Traffic Impacts – Single lane closures will occur sporadically to allow for trucks to enter and exit construction area – Construction area is primarily in the …

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High speed internet expands to Southern Dallas

High speed internet expands to Southern Dallas

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings’ GrowSouth program is working with AT&T to expand its GigaPower internet service to Southern Dallas. AT&T says tens of thousands of Southern Dallas residents and small business can sign up for the service today. Residents south of the Trinity River and Highway 30 are a part of that group, and AT&T plans to double the availability …

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Reconstruction project to begin near Fair Park

Reconstruction project to begin near Fair Park

A major Public Works street reconstruction project will begin this month on Al Lipscomb Way (Grand) from South Good Latimer Expressway to R. B Cullum Boulevard and J. B. Jackson, Jr. Boulevard from Peabody Avenue to Parry Avenue. Construction activities will continue for approximately a year and a half.  All travel lanes on Al Lipscomb Way and J. B. Jackson, …

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City seeks citizen feedback on annual operating budget

City seeks citizen feedback on annual operating budget

The City of Dallas is offering citizens the opportunity to voice their opinions about a number of important budget issues, from infrastructure improvements to code compliance by completing a quick survey. “This is a way for citizens to have a voice in the City’s budget development process for next fiscal year, and it takes just seven minutes,” said Office of …

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Innovators

Dallas Water Utilities launches new online water bill calculator

Dallas Water Utilities launches new online water bill calculator

Residents can now estimate their monthly water bill based on the amount of water consumed and their meter size, thanks to a new Dallas Water Utilities (DWU) online calculator. “We are excited to provide this interactive tool for residential customers to determine how their water invoice is calculated by rate tier,” DWU Director Jody Puckett said. “It’s intuitive and simple …

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City releases “Dallas Data Points” highlighting success

City releases “Dallas Data Points” highlighting success

The City’s Center for Performance Excellence (CPE) has released an interactive performance dashboard, Dallas Data Points, which highlights measures most important to residents based on Community Survey data and feedback. Assistant Director for CPE Strategic Initiatives LaToya Jackson said more than 2,500 measures were reviewed by CPE staff to determine what measures should be highlighted. The improved dashboard is part …

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Dallas OEM announces Mobile Emergency Alerts

Dallas OEM announces Mobile Emergency Alerts

The City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management released the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system to allow Dallas residents the opportunity to receive emergency alerts on their mobile phone. The City has several warning and alert tools to inform residents of dangers. However, residents and visitors have requested multiple avenues to receive information on imminent threats and warnings. “The Wireless …

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Got hard to recycle items? Sanitation Services makes it easy

Got hard to recycle items? Sanitation Services makes it easy

Recycling Roundup in the City of Dallas enables residents to recycle hard to dispose of materials like electronics, clothes, cooking oil, shredded paper and plastic bags. The City’s Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) cannot process these items for recycling but if the items are taken to the right location, they will be reused or recycled. The City of Dallas Sanitation Services …

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Givers

Mavs owner Mark Cuban donates $1 million to support Dallas Police Department

Mavs owner Mark Cuban donates $1 million to support Dallas Police Department

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban today informed Mayor Mike Rawlings that he will donate $1 million in support of the Dallas Police Department’s response to the Orlando nightclub shooting. Rawlings announced the donation during the Dallas Pride Month Spirit of Equality Awards Ceremony today at City Hall. The money will be earmarked for an estimated 16,000 hours of Dallas police …

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Veterans unclaimed by family members to be buried  Thursday at DFW National Cemetery

Veterans unclaimed by family members to be buried Thursday at DFW National Cemetery

Eight Veterans, whose remains have been unclaimed by family members, will be buried with full military honors at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery at 10 a.m. Thursday. The North Texas Patriot Guard Riders, the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth Honor Guard, the Texas National Guard Military Funeral Honors teams, and Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery will hold the …

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DISD Students connect through art in Mill City

DISD Students connect through art in Mill City

The intersection of Collins and Clarkson in the Mill City neighborhood was the site of a number of blighted buildings that were attracting loitering and crime. The corner has been targeted by the City for stabilization by increasing police presence and focusing on code enforcement. The properties were seized and the houses demolished which left the City with a unique …

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DFR honors members, retirees and partners

DFR honors members, retirees and partners

Dallas Fire-Rescue (DFR) honored dozens of its members, retirees and community partners, at their annual awards banquet on May 7 at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Avenue. Award recipients at this year’s banquet were: Medal of Valor Lt. James S. Farrell Fire & Rescue Officer Joshua Arreguin Fire & Rescue Officer Brian C. Bonner Fire & Rescue Officer …

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Inside City Hall

Mayor Rawlings issues proclamation for National Pollinator Week

Mayor Rawlings issues proclamation for National Pollinator Week

Mayor Mike Rawlings continues to speak out for the protection and conservation of our pollinators.  This week, the Mayor has …

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Lakewood Elementary School is expanding

Lakewood Elementary School is expanding

The City Council voted to authorize an expansion for Lakewood Elementary, with 35 new classrooms and a cafeteria. Currently, 27 …

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Video: Here’s a look at what’s going on in Your City

Video: Here’s a look at what’s going on in Your City

Among the stories featured on this week’s Your City: After a nationwide search, David Coatney, the former head of the …

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City of Dallas Public Information Office receives TAMIO Award

City of Dallas Public Information Office receives TAMIO Award

The Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO) recently gave the City of Dallas an award for their recurring program …

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Center for Performance Excellence 2015 Business Survey and 2016 Community Survey results

Center for Performance Excellence 2015 Business Survey and 2016 Community Survey results

Working towards their goal of delivering enhanced services to residents, businesses, and visitors, the City’s Center for Performance Excellence announced …

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Housing Committee considers options to increase affordable housing

Housing Committee considers options to increase affordable housing

There’s a shortage of 60,000 affordable housing units in the City of Dallas, according to the North Texas Community Development …

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