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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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Fair Housing invites citizens to help develop Assessment of Fair Housing Plan

Fair Housing invites citizens to help develop Assessment of Fair Housing Plan

The Department of Fair housing invites the public to attend participation meetings in each council district during the month of July. These events are intended to inform residents about the Department of Fair Housing, allow them to give input in developing the Assessment of Fair Housing Plan and provide an opportunity to review housing issues. There are six upcoming meetings …

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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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Innovators

Dallas 3-1-1 is hiring

Dallas 3-1-1 is hiring

The 3-1-1 call center is now hiring customer service agents for both temporary and permanent positions. The call center is a 24/7 operation, taking both non-emergency and emergency calls. The ideal candidate is an experienced customer service representative who has excellent communications skills and a high school diploma or GED. Bilingual skills and call center experience would be an advantage. …

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Dallas Love Field features art created by youth in Dallas County Juvenile Detention

Dallas Love Field features art created by youth in Dallas County Juvenile Detention

Youth in Dallas County Juvenile Detention have created art pieces to display at the Art Travelers Art Gallery at Dallas Love Field Airport. “All I See is Beauty” showcases the artistic talent of young people in art classes at the detention center. The youth in the program produced more than 100 canvases and five murals. The classes are taught by …

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Dallas Love Field debuts new security option

Dallas Love Field debuts new security option

Dallas Love Field has partnered with CLEAR to make the security process even faster for travelers. CLEAR uses biometric technology to link passengers’ travel information to their fingerprint or eye scan, allowing them to skip the boarding pass line and straight to TSA screening. “We are very happy to have CLEAR join Dallas Love Field in a venture that will …

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Mayor Rawlings names Liberian President honorary citizen

Mayor Rawlings names Liberian President honorary citizen

Mayor Rawlings paused the City Council meeting on June 28 to bring out a special guest – President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of the Republic of Liberia. He then named her an honorary citizen of the City of Dallas. In 2014, shortly after Ebola victim and Thomas Duncan passed away in Dallas, President Sirleaf gave Mayor Rawlings a call. In Liberia, …

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Givers

#DallasStrong film tells stories of those involved in July 7 tragedy

#DallasStrong film tells stories of those involved in July 7 tragedy

The City of Dallas Public Information Office and the Dallas Police Department Media Relations Unit teamed up to create a documentary video about the July 7th tragedy. This video provided an outlet for several of the officers involved in the incident and the family members of the fallen to speak out and tell their stories. We know that we were …

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Seven ways Dallas residents can Beat the Heat

Seven ways Dallas residents can Beat the Heat

As temperatures continue to rise during the summer months, it is important to remember to keep cool. The City of Dallas’ Office of Emergency Management has a few tips to beat the heat and keep you safe: 1 – Visit City of Dallas Beat the Heat Centers: Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center 2922 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Hours: 8 …

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Dallas Mayor’s Back to School Fair

Dallas Mayor’s Back to School Fair

The 21st annual Mayor’s Back To School Fair will be Friday, August 4, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at the Centennial Building at Fair Park. A one-stop shop with all the back-to-school essentials, the Fair will offer free school supplies for Dallas schoolchildren who meet eligibility requirements, free services including health, dental and vision screenings, immunizations and haircuts, …

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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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Inside City Hall

City of Dallas to participate in national #CityHallSelfie Day

City of Dallas to participate in national #CityHallSelfie Day

The City of Dallas will join cities around the country participating in #CityHallSelfie Day. Hosted by Engaging Local Government Leaders …

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City Council members, Downtown Dallas, Inc., and Limebike to discuss bike-sharing

City Council members, Downtown Dallas, Inc., and Limebike to discuss bike-sharing

The City of Dallas Mobility Solutions, Infrastructure and Sustainability Committee will hold a briefing at 1 p.m. Monday Aug. 14  …

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Dallas 3-1-1 is hiring

Dallas 3-1-1 is hiring

The 3-1-1 call center is now hiring customer service agents for both temporary and permanent positions. The call center is …

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FY 2017-18 proposed City budget: Customer service a top priority

FY 2017-18 proposed City budget: Customer service a top priority

Each year, the city manager presents the City of Dallas budget and allows citizens to weigh in on how their …

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City archivist John Slate inducted as Fellow of the Society of American Archivists

City archivist John Slate inducted as Fellow of the Society of American Archivists

John Slate, archivist for the City of Dallas, was inducted as a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) …

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Fair Housing invites citizens to help develop Assessment of Fair Housing Plan

Fair Housing invites citizens to help develop Assessment of Fair Housing Plan

The Department of Fair housing invites the public to attend participation meetings in each council district during the month of …

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