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

New traffic system for City of Dallas

New traffic system for City of Dallas

The City of Dallas has selected Ericsson to install and host an advanced Central Traffic Management System. This solution will help make roads safer and ease traffic congestion. The city’s vision for the traffic system is an intuitive and easy-to-use interface that automates and facilitates system monitoring, management, maintenance, and performance monitoring across departments, as well as between cities and …

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Students invited to apply for Spring photojournalism program

Students invited to apply for Spring photojournalism program

Aspiring high school journalists and photojournalists are invited to apply for the Spring session of the Dallas Public Library and The Dallas Morning News “Storytellers Without Borders” journalism program. New this year is a photojournalism section at the Morning News offices, with professional photojournalists teaching visual storytelling techniques. The application deadline for the photojournalism program is January 10. Visit surveymonkey.com/r/photostorytellers …

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Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center recognized for sustainable practices

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center recognized for sustainable practices

The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas (KBHCCD) received national recognition for its Good Neighbor Program, donating unconsumed food to local nonprofits that serve the homeless. Working with Centerplate, the KBHCCD’s food and beverage provider, over seven tons of food has been given to those in need. “The City of Dallas Convention and Events Services marketing team created the Good …

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Dallas Love Field to purchase new safety technology

Dallas Love Field to purchase new safety technology

During the December 13 Council meeting, the Dallas City Council voted to purchase a new technology to increase aircraft safety at Dallas Love Field. Department of Aviation Director Mark Duebner and Assistant Director Terry Mitchell proposed the implementation of the Pharovision Wildlife Detection infrared / electro-optical system to detect animals, people and foreign objects within a five-mile radius of aircraft. …

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Givers

City Council recognizes Hurricane Harvey shelter efforts

City Council recognizes Hurricane Harvey shelter efforts

During the December 13 Council agenda meeting, the Dallas City Council honored and recognized the efforts of City staff and outside agencies that worked together during the Hurricane Harvey shelter operation. For 37 days following Hurricane Harvey, the City of Dallas became a temporary home for more than 10,000 evacuees. Nearly 4,000 people stayed at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention …

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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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Inside City Hall

New traffic system for City of Dallas

New traffic system for City of Dallas

The City of Dallas has selected Ericsson to install and host an advanced Central Traffic Management System. This solution will …

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Citizens invited to meet the candidates for Director of Homeless Solutions

Citizens invited to meet the candidates for Director of Homeless Solutions

Candidates interviewing for the position of Managing Director of Homeless Solutions will be available for a citizen meet and greet …

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Dallas invites resident comments

Dallas invites resident comments

The City of Dallas has implemented several initiatives to ensure the organization is providing exceptional service to the residents, businesses …

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Dallas committed to providing school crossing guards

Dallas committed to providing school crossing guards

The City Council was briefed on January 3 on the status of Dallas County Schools’ (DCS) school crossing guard program. …

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City Council recognizes Hurricane Harvey shelter efforts

City Council recognizes Hurricane Harvey shelter efforts

During the December 13 Council agenda meeting, the Dallas City Council honored and recognized the efforts of City staff and …

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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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