Builders

High speed internet expands to Southern Dallas

High speed internet expands to Southern Dallas

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings’ GrowSouth program is working with AT&T to expand its GigaPower internet service to Southern Dallas. AT&T says tens of thousands of Southern Dallas residents and small business can sign up for the service today. Residents south of the Trinity River and Highway 30 are a part of that group, and AT&T plans to double the availability …

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Reconstruction project to begin near Fair Park

Reconstruction project to begin near Fair Park

A major Public Works street reconstruction project will begin this month on Al Lipscomb Way (Grand) from South Good Latimer Expressway to R. B Cullum Boulevard and J. B. Jackson, Jr. Boulevard from Peabody Avenue to Parry Avenue. Construction activities will continue for approximately a year and a half.  All travel lanes on Al Lipscomb Way and J. B. Jackson, …

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City seeks citizen feedback on annual operating budget

City seeks citizen feedback on annual operating budget

The City of Dallas is offering citizens the opportunity to voice their opinions about a number of important budget issues, from infrastructure improvements to code compliance by completing a quick survey. “This is a way for citizens to have a voice in the City’s budget development process for next fiscal year, and it takes just seven minutes,” said Office of …

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Old Dallas High School redevelopment project going to Council April 27

Old Dallas High School redevelopment project going to Council April 27

The old Dallas High School at Pearl and Bryan streets downtown has been vacant since the 1990s. Designated a City Landmark in 2000, the building was purchased by MSW Crozier Tech, LP, in 2015 for development and restoration. The City’s Economic Development Committee heard a presentation on plans for old Dallas High and the need for a TIF Reimbursement not …

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Innovators

Dallas Water Utilities launches new online water bill calculator

Dallas Water Utilities launches new online water bill calculator

Residents can now estimate their monthly water bill based on the amount of water consumed and their meter size, thanks to a new Dallas Water Utilities (DWU) online calculator. “We are excited to provide this interactive tool for residential customers to determine how their water invoice is calculated by rate tier,” DWU Director Jody Puckett said. “It’s intuitive and simple …

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City releases “Dallas Data Points” highlighting success

City releases “Dallas Data Points” highlighting success

The City’s Center for Performance Excellence (CPE) has released an interactive performance dashboard, Dallas Data Points, which highlights measures most important to residents based on Community Survey data and feedback. Assistant Director for CPE Strategic Initiatives LaToya Jackson said more than 2,500 measures were reviewed by CPE staff to determine what measures should be highlighted. The improved dashboard is part …

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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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Givers

Veterans unclaimed by family members to be buried  Thursday at DFW National Cemetery

Veterans unclaimed by family members to be buried Thursday at DFW National Cemetery

Eight Veterans, whose remains have been unclaimed by family members, will be buried with full military honors at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery at 10 a.m. Thursday. The North Texas Patriot Guard Riders, the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth Honor Guard, the Texas National Guard Military Funeral Honors teams, and Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery will hold the …

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DISD Students connect through art in Mill City

DISD Students connect through art in Mill City

The intersection of Collins and Clarkson in the Mill City neighborhood was the site of a number of blighted buildings that were attracting loitering and crime. The corner has been targeted by the City for stabilization by increasing police presence and focusing on code enforcement. The properties were seized and the houses demolished which left the City with a unique …

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DFR honors members, retirees and partners

DFR honors members, retirees and partners

Dallas Fire-Rescue (DFR) honored dozens of its members, retirees and community partners, at their annual awards banquet on May 7 at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Avenue. Award recipients at this year’s banquet were: Medal of Valor Lt. James S. Farrell Fire & Rescue Officer Joshua Arreguin Fire & Rescue Officer Brian C. Bonner Fire & Rescue Officer …

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Teen Court Appreciation Luncheon set for Saturday

Teen Court Appreciation Luncheon set for Saturday

The Dallas Teen Court Program’s first annual Appreciation Luncheon and Ceremony will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Dallas Municipal Courts Building, 2014 Main St. The Court helps local teens enhance their public speaking, analytical reasoning and team project skills while also increasing their knowledge of the legal system. “Teen Court shows young people how …

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Inside City Hall

OEQ report proposes solutions to improve Dallas ozone levels

OEQ report proposes solutions to improve Dallas ozone levels

The Office of Environmental Quality (OEQ) told the City Council Quality of Life Committee that a state plan to reduce …

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City of Dallas receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

City of Dallas receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has recognized the City of Dallas with their …

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Council hears proposal to open supermarket in south Dallas food desert

Council hears proposal to open supermarket in south Dallas food desert

The City Council’s Economic Development Committee was briefed on a program to pursue opening of a major supermarket in an …

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City celebrates Public Service Recognition Week

City celebrates Public Service Recognition Week

On January 20 1961, President John F. Kennedy made his inaugural address, urging Americans to participate in public service and …

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City seeks citizen feedback on annual operating budget

City seeks citizen feedback on annual operating budget

The City of Dallas is offering citizens the opportunity to voice their opinions about a number of important budget issues, …

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Mayor’s GrowSouth VISTA program now recruiting candidates

Mayor’s GrowSouth VISTA program now recruiting candidates

Mayor Mike Rawlings is recruiting candidates to join the GrowSouth Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) program. The project will …

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