Builders

Red Bird revitalization initiative supported by Starbucks

Red Bird revitalization initiative supported by Starbucks

Dallas Red Bird shopping district is soon to get support in their goal to redevelop and revitalize the area. Starbucks initiative to open in at least 15 underserved communities in the U.S. has now come to Dallas with a store set to open in Spring 2018. Starbucks is aiming to create economic opportunities by hiring locally, providing in-store training opportunities …

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Camp designed for teens to learn how to respond to a disaster

Camp designed for teens to learn how to respond to a disaster

The Office of Emergency Management and El Centro College are hosting an Emergency Response Summer Camp specifically designed to help teenagers learn Community Emergency Response Team skills to know how to respond to any emergency or disaster. The camp will be held from June 19 to June 23 and will include daily classes from 8 to 12 p.m. Afternoon activities …

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Public investment around DART Rail moving North Texas

Public investment around DART Rail moving North Texas

A new study looking at the economic impact of publicly funded projects near Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) light rail stations shows major economic impacts to North Texas. Researchers at the University of North Texas looked at 11 public projects between 1999 and 2015 and found those types of projects are valued at $1.8 billion. Combined with privately funded transit …

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GrowSouth annual report to be presented May 23

GrowSouth annual report to be presented May 23

Mayor Mike Rawlings will give the annual GrowSouth presentation on Tues., May 23 at 3 p.m. in The Texas Theatre (231 West Jefferson Blvd). The GrowSouth initiative was launched in early 2012 to develop a thriving tax base in southern Dallas. The issues the initiative hopes to address include talking with citizens in southern Dallas, focusing on neighborhoods, dealing with …

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Innovators

Dallas Rewind Moment – Founding Dallas

Dallas Rewind Moment – Founding Dallas

In this “Dallas Rewind Moment” we take a look at the early history of Dallas, answering the questions: Who found the location? When did it become a town? And who was its first Mayor?  JOHN NEELY BRYAN AND EARLY DALLAS Today, with over 1.3 million citizens, it’s hard to believe that Dallas in 1860 had only 678 people calling it …

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Dallas Park and Recreation recognized for restoration initiatives

Dallas Park and Recreation recognized for restoration initiatives

Dallas Park and Recreation Department received the Preservation Achievement Award by Preservation Dallas for its restoration on the Hamilton Park Pavilion and the Lee Park Roque Courts. “Dallas Park and Recreation has received more than a dozen Preservation Achievement Awards since the ceremony began in 1999,” Donovan Westover, Preservation Dallas Events and Development Coordinator stated. Dallas Park and Recreation recognized …

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People Helping People Program recognized for innovations in public concerns

People Helping People Program recognized for innovations in public concerns

The City of Dallas’ People Helping People Program has received an Innovations in American Government Award for advancing efforts to address the nation’s most pressing public concerns. “People Helping People volunteers and staff assist qualified older and disabled homeowners with minor exterior home repairs,” said People Helping People Coordinator Shelly Nixon. The program is supervised by the City’s Housing/Community Services …

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Innovative hub for entrepreneurs to open this spring in South Dallas/Fair Park

Innovative hub for entrepreneurs to open this spring in South Dallas/Fair Park

A new center to help local entrepreneurs start, build, and grow companies is set to open this spring in Fair Park. Mayor Mike Rawlings and Councilmember Tiffinni Young announced plans to open the Fair Park Entrepreneur Center: The District, at the corner of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. “The District is a project that is significant to …

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Givers

Summer program at the library encourages summer reading

Summer program at the library encourages summer reading

Students in second through fifth grades can continue to improve their reading skills this summer by enrolling in the Summer Book Buddies program. The program is a collaboration between the Dallas Public Library and Dallas Independent School District (DISD) to ensure students don’t lose the skills they learned throughout the school year. Last year, DISD found that students who participated …

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May adoption special at Dallas Animal Services

May adoption special at Dallas Animal Services

It is puppy and kitten season and Dallas Animal Services is filling up fast. In an effort to keep taking more animals in every day, they are offering a $20 adoption special for all dogs and cats during the month of May. There are always free adoptable animals available for those pets who have been looking for a forever family …

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Mentorship program available for firefighter hopefuls

Mentorship program available for firefighter hopefuls

Dallas Fire-Fire Rescue has a mentorship program to help those hoping to become Dallas firefighters pass the physical portion of the application process. The mentorship program is a ten-week course that gives applicants the chance to meet and learn from Dallas firefighters. Those going through the program practice the physical portion of the test which includes hose pulls, stair climbs, …

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Fill the Boot campaign hits home for Dallas fire fighters

Fill the Boot campaign hits home for Dallas fire fighters

You may have seen them standing on the side of the road with boots in hand rallying support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). This year our Dallas fire fighters raised about $430,000 in their Fill the Boot initiative. Every dollar of that money goes to MDA. Many of our fire fighters have loved ones impacted by this disease and …

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Inside City Hall

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: You’ve seen them at the corner of a busy intersection, nailed …

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Public survey: City seeks citizen feedback on annual operating budget

Public survey: City seeks citizen feedback on annual operating budget

The City of Dallas is asking citizens to voice their opinions about several important budget issues, from infrastructure improvements to …

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Mayor announces City-County partnership to end and prevent homelessness

Mayor announces City-County partnership to end and prevent homelessness

Mayor Mike Rawlings has announced that the City of Dallas and Dallas County will partner to create a new organization …

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Economic Development Committee briefed on challenges of shared prosperity

Economic Development Committee briefed on challenges of shared prosperity

The Dallas City Council’s Economic Development Committee was briefed on progress made and challenges faced on the issue of shared …

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Housing Committee to hear briefing on Emergency Solutions Grant

Housing Committee to hear briefing on Emergency Solutions Grant

The City’s Housing Committee will hear details on Feb. 6 about the Housing and Urban Development Emergency Solutions grant that …

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Possible changes to Land Bank Program on the horizon

Possible changes to Land Bank Program on the horizon

Recent concerns about the City’s Land Bank program, designed to increase affordable single-family housing opportunities were presented to the City …

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