Builders

Got a home project planned? Be sure your work matches up with City code

Got a home project planned? Be sure your work matches up with City code

Cable television can be a wonderful thing. You’re on the couch flipping channels, enjoying your Sunday, when one of the seemingly endless number of home improvement shows catches your attention. In about 22 minutes, an entire kitchen, bathroom or house, can be remodeled. The Sunday malaise quickly gives way to motivation and the immediate desire to make that trip to …

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Emergency professionals ensure safety at city events

Emergency professionals ensure safety at city events

They’re a fixture at events like the Christmas and St. Patrick’s Day Parades and the Dallas Marathon. They assist spectators and athletes at Dallas Maverick and Stars games. They’re at neighborhood events like the Deep Ellum Arts Festival. They are Dallas Fire-Rescue’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Special Events services, and they work to ensure that the city’s 480 yearly public …

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TxDOT SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT FOR SOUTHERN GATEWAY MANAGED LANES PROJECT

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will conduct the following public meetings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to present project information and gather public input regarding the proposed Southern Gateway Managed Lanes project in Oak Cliff: Tuesday January 26 Beckley-Saner Recreation Center 114 W. Hobson Avenue Dallas, Texas 75224 Thursday January 28 Thurgood Marshall Recreation Center 5150 Mark Trail Dallas, …

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Dallas B.R.A.I.N promotes entrepreneurial literacy and local business development

Dallas B.R.A.I.N promotes entrepreneurial literacy and local business development

Since launching last year, Dallas Business Resource and Information Network (B.R.A.I.N) has started pilot programs at the Highland Hills, Prairie Creek and Audelia Road branch libraries; established an advisory board and grown its partnership network by 50 percent. B.R.A.I.N. workshops and events have included education in business plan and social media marketing, veteran small business resources, patents, trademarks, procurement, location …

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Innovators

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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City of Dallas executives featured in Urban Land Institute case study on women in workforce

City of Dallas executives featured in Urban Land Institute case study on women in workforce

Several City of Dallas executive leaders are featured in a case study on employee diversity and the current state of women in the workplace. “We continue to witness the value of diversity in our leadership,” said City Manager A.C. Gonzalez. “These women have paved paths for our younger generation to take on critical roles that impact our community and we …

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Sanitation Services trashes traditional bins to encourage zero waste goals

Sanitation Services trashes traditional bins to encourage zero waste goals

To help foster a green office culture, and recycle as much as possible, Sanitation Services is piloting a “binless” office program. “We’re all busy during the day so there are times when we inadvertently toss trash into the recycling bin or recycles into the trash bin,” said Sanitation Services Coordinator Murray Myers. With the new binless system, two waste stations …

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Givers

NTFB fighting hunger with Mobile Food Pantry

NTFB fighting hunger with Mobile Food Pantry

The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is bridging the hunger gap with the creation of the Mobile Pantry program. The program is coming to the Martin Luther King Community Center and West Dallas Multipurpose Center Feb. 9 and 16. “Each stop will include fresh food for participants, nutritional education and SNAP* program assistance,” said NTFB spokesperson Anna Kurian. “The Mobile …

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DAS wants you to Find “The One” for Valentine’s Day

DAS wants you to Find “The One” for Valentine’s Day

Dallas Animal Services (DAS) is counting down to Valentine’s Day with $14 pet adoptions now through Feb. 15 during their special “The One” promotion. The initiative is made possible by DAS’ network partner, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, a non-profit organization that improves the lives of animals through community programs and partnerships. The $14 adoption fee during the promotional period includes …

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Max needs you to climb for a cure Jan. 30

Max needs you to climb for a cure Jan. 30

The Big D Climb is Saturday January 30 at the downtown Bank of America Plaza. But before we hear the specifics, let’s meet a special little boy and Honored Hero named Max. Max Hinojosa loves fire engines, trains and puppies. His love of fire engines is likely inherited from his daddy, Dallas Fire-Rescue (DFR) Lt. Cristian Hinojosa. Max is not …

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VIDEO: Dallas Public Library donates 5,000+ books to tornado damaged school

VIDEO: Dallas Public Library donates 5,000+ books to tornado damaged school

Donald T. Shields Elementary School was directly in the path of the tornadoes that ripped through North Texas in December. Exterior walls were blown down and the roof collapsed in many places. “Our library was one of the major places in the building that was totally destroyed, so we lost all of our books,” said Principal Shondra Jones. The Dallas …

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Inside City Hall

City to create new Office of Ethics and Compliance

City to create new Office of Ethics and Compliance

City of Dallas Chief Financial Officer Jeanne Chipperfield will lead the City’s new Office of Ethics and Compliance. The new …

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Mayor Rawlings memo to Council on Trinity Parkway Advisory Committee members

Mayor Rawlings memo to Council on Trinity Parkway Advisory Committee members

The following memo from Mayor Mike Rawlings regarding Trinity Parkway Advisory Committee members was sent today to the Dallas City …

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31 years, a Macintosh, a lot of photography and a couple of alpacas

31 years, a Macintosh, a lot of photography and a couple of alpacas

Troy Ogilvie is anxiously awaiting the arrival of seven new babies this spring. To be more specific, the arrival of …

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Council briefed on Source of Income Discrimination Ordinance

Council briefed on Source of Income Discrimination Ordinance

The City’s Housing Committee has briefed the Dallas City Council on the benefits of approving an ordinance that would add …

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EPA Recognizes City of Dallas for asthma partnership

EPA Recognizes City of Dallas for asthma partnership

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the City of Dallas and the Health and Wellness Alliance for Children for …

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