Builders

South Dallas Community Court again recognized as National Mentor Court

South Dallas Community Court again recognized as National Mentor Court

The Center for Court Innovation, in collaboration with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, has designated the South Dallas Community Court as a Mentor Court for community courts around the nation. The Court is located at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, 2922 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. This is the second time the South Dallas Community Court has been recognized …

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City publishes 2015 Economic Development Profile

City publishes 2015 Economic Development Profile

The City of Dallas’ Office of Economic Development (OED) recently released its 2015 Economic Development Profile so that businesses and citizens can use the best available data to make informed decisions about locating and growing within Dallas. The Economic Profile represents the current business climate for local, national, and international firms and investors. OED’s annual profile is the product of …

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Lancaster Urban Village project receives national recognition

Lancaster Urban Village project receives national recognition

The City of Dallas has received a National Development Council (NDC) award for Creative Financing of the Lancaster Urban Village (LUV) project, a new housing investment in the Lancaster Corridor. The NDC award recognizes innovative and impactful developments which change the lives of residents in underserved communities across the country. Opening in June 2014, LUV is the culmination of five …

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New Love Field parking garage will accommodate increased passengers

New Love Field parking garage will accommodate increased passengers

A new parking garage at Dallas Love Field will help alleviate faster than anticipated growth in passenger activity following repeal of the Wright Amendment. Director of Aviation Mark Duebner said 2014 holiday travel filled airport garages, valet and adjacent lots to capacity. Love field currently has 2,980 parking spaces in Garage A and 4,000 in Garage B, plus valet and …

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Innovators

City information systems enable key messaging during crises

City information systems enable key messaging during crises

When disasters strike, the City of Dallas must be prepared to assemble and provide the support needed to keep its citizens safe. Seemingly every citizen owns a mobile phone and can be reached 24/7. This accessibility has given cities, municipalities and other public and private-sector organizations expanded options for notifying its citizens and employees of critical real-time information during floods, …

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City converts grease to energy

City converts grease to energy

A Dallas Water Utilities program is creating energy from used grease and cooking oils through a citywide recycling effort. Cease the Grease started as part of Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) initiative agreement with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to reduce grease related sanitary sewer overflows. The program began in April 2005 on a limited basis and expanded in …

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Employee groups help City foster diversity and ethical standards

Employee groups help City foster diversity and ethical standards

Ethics refers to standards of right and wrong that prescribe what people ought to do, usually in terms of duties, principles, specific virtues, or benefits to society. The Office of Ethics and Diversity’s exists to ensure the public trust by promoting a culture of ethics and sensitivity within the City of Dallas. The Office works alongside all departments within the …

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Saving water one leak at a time

Saving water one leak at a time

Water is a valuable commodity. Across the United States, water and wastewater infrastructure is aging and it is becoming increasingly difficult for utilities to manage its water loss due to potential pipeline leaks and failures. Leaks that escalate in to failures can be costly to correct and have an impact on communities. The American Water Works Association reports that over …

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Givers

South Dallas Community Court again recognized as National Mentor Court

South Dallas Community Court again recognized as National Mentor Court

The Center for Court Innovation, in collaboration with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, has designated the South Dallas Community Court as a Mentor Court for community courts around the nation. The Court is located at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, 2922 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. This is the second time the South Dallas Community Court has been recognized …

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Dallas Fire-Rescue stories of bravery and sacrifice: Captain Ralph T. Lack and Riley C. Hurst, Sr.

Dallas Fire-Rescue stories of bravery and sacrifice: Captain Ralph T. Lack and Riley C. Hurst, Sr.

A passing glance of a popular Dallas real estate website gives you a current description of the Athena condominiums at 6335 W. Northwest Highway: The stately Athena is an established building with large units and terrific views, long-term residents and affords peace and quiet. Nearly 40 years ago on December 23, 1975, a raging five alarm fire would bring momentary …

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Video: Dallas Police work together to save a life

Video: Dallas Police work together to save a life

Around 10:00 p.m. on July 9, 2015, 9-1-1 received an emergency call about a major vehicle accident that happened at Greenville Avenue and Bryan Parkway. A motorcycle had collided with a vehicle, causing the motorcyclist to be trapped underneath the car. Several witnesses rushed to the scene and police arrived within thirty seconds of being dispatched. The first attempt of …

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Dallas Fire-Rescue stories of bravery and sacrifice: Andrew Schellenberg

Dallas Fire-Rescue stories of bravery and sacrifice: Andrew Schellenberg

The headline from the May 5, 1951 Dallas Morning News was stark and troubling: Blast kills fireman in West Dallas. Andrew Avery Schellenberg took his last breaths at 3509 Canada Drive, now a vacant lot, on May 4, 1951, as a second driver for Engine Company 26 of the Dallas Fire Department. He left behind a wife, two sons, four …

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Inside City Hall

Street Services hosts wellness expo

Street Services hosts wellness expo

The Department of Street Services (STS) recently hosted the Southeast Service Center Health & Wellness Expo for City of Dallas …

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City releases audit of Streets paving, maintenance and Capital Program

City releases audit of Streets paving, maintenance and Capital Program

The Department of Street Services (STS) recently participated in an audit conducted under the authority of the City Charter and …

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City of Dallas files lawsuit seeking guidance regarding Love Field gates

City of Dallas files lawsuit seeking guidance regarding Love Field gates

Today the City of Dallas filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking a declaratory judgment to determine which gate slots …

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City Park and Recreation Board approves recommendations for Fair Park

City Park and Recreation Board approves recommendations for Fair Park

The City of Dallas’ Park and Recreation Board passed and approved four key modifications to the Mayor’s Fair Park Task …

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City Council votes to repeal single-use bag ordinance

City Council votes to repeal single-use bag ordinance

June 3, 2015: The Dallas City Council today voted to repeal Chapter 9C of the Dallas City Code (commonly known …

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Finding Rover will use facial recognition to find lost dogs

Finding Rover will use facial recognition to find lost dogs

The City of Dallas now has a new way to reunite owners with their lost dogs. It’s called Finding Rover, …

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