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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 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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Dallas unveils the first City Cultural Plan since 2002

Dallas unveils the first City Cultural Plan since 2002

The City’s Office of Cultural Affairs announced the start of the 2018 Dallas Cultural Plan – the first since 2002. This plan will analyze the cultural priorities of the City, discover how residents experience culture in their daily lives, and plan how Dallas can stay arts-friendly for the future. Over the next year, Dallas residents will have the opportunity to …

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Teen Tech Center teaches Dallas youth valuable tech skills

Teen Tech Center teaches Dallas youth valuable tech skills

Dallas Park and Recreation Department has partnered with Best Buy to provide the Teen Tech Center, where Dallas teens can learn valuable technology skills. This creative space is located at the Juanita J. Craft Recreation Center, 4500 Spring Ave. Some of the technology offered: Recording studio with sound editing Video and movie production equipment Graphic design and 3D animation Robotics …

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Dallas 3-1-1 is hiring

Dallas 3-1-1 is hiring

The 3-1-1 call center is now hiring customer service agents for both temporary and permanent positions. The call center is a 24/7 operation, taking both non-emergency and emergency calls. The ideal candidate is an experienced customer service representative who has excellent communications skills and a high school diploma or GED. Bilingual skills and call center experience would be an advantage. …

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Givers

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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Dallas Public Library kicks off third annual Backpack Challenge

Dallas Public Library kicks off third annual Backpack Challenge

The Dallas Public Library is asking residents of the metro Dallas area to collect supplies and backpacks for the third annual Backpack Challenge and Giveaway. Backpacks and supplies can be dropped off at any Dallas Public Library location by Wednesday, November 15. The winter supply and backpack collection raises awareness of the issues facing those experiencing homelessness in Dallas for …

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Annual Tri-City Cleanup to be held on October 14

Annual Tri-City Cleanup to be held on October 14

The Cities of Dallas, Rowlett and Garland will come together at Lake Ray Hubbard on Saturday, October 14 for the annual Tri-City Cleanup event. Volunteers from across the Dallas-Fort Worth area will work to clean up litter along the lake shoreline and down Rowlett Creek. Lake Ray Hubbard borders Garland and Rowlett, and is an important water supply for the …

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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 is a life-long animal advocate, who has several other rescued animals, and Toby fit right in. First seen in the L2 parking garage at City Hall, Toby quickly learned how to survive. He lived among City vehicles that aren’t frequently …

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Inside City Hall

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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No change to Dallas bulk and brush collection

No change to Dallas bulk and brush collection

Today, the Dallas City Council approved a mutual aid agreement that would allow Dallas to send equipment and personnel to …

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City of Dallas closures and schedules for Labor Day

City of Dallas closures and schedules for Labor Day

City offices: Closed Libraries: Closed Recreation Centers: Administrative Offices and Recreation Centers Closed Animal Services: Shelter and Administrative offices will …

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City names new Director of Dallas Animal Services

City names new Director of Dallas Animal Services

The City of Dallas has named Edward Jamison the new director of Dallas Animal Services. Jamison is the former Chief …

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City of Dallas to participate in national #CityHallSelfie Day

City of Dallas to participate in national #CityHallSelfie Day

The City of Dallas will join cities around the country participating in #CityHallSelfie Day. Hosted by Engaging Local Government Leaders …

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