Builders

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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Transportation Committee briefed on DART 2040 Transit System Plan

Transportation Committee briefed on DART 2040 Transit System Plan

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) President and Executive Director Gary Thomas provided the Transportation and Trinity River Project Committee with an overview of DART’s 2040 Transit System Plan. Thomas spoke of the long-range element of the DART Service Plan and a vision for the future.  Current DART projects include the Dallas Streetcar extension to Bishop Arts District which will open …

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DPD and Equality Texas kick off National Crime Victims’ Week

DPD and Equality Texas kick off National Crime Victims’ Week

Every April, the Office of Justice Programs’ Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) helps lead communities throughout the country in their annual observances of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW). The Dallas Police Department (DPD) joined forces with the statewide LGBT organization, Equality Texas, on April 11, to kick off the week and bring attention to hate crimes in Dallas. …

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Mayor Rawlings and Judge Jenkins Recognize Impact of National Service

Mayor Rawlings and Judge Jenkins Recognize Impact of National Service

Mayor Mike Rawlings and County Judge Clay Jenkins are joining more than 2,830 county officials and mayors across the country in a nationwide bipartisan initiative to highlight the impact of national service in tackling local problems. The Mayor and County Day of Recognition for National Service recognizes the efforts of those who serve and encourages citizens to give back to …

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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

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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DAS and partners offering free treatment for heartworm positive dogs

DAS and partners offering free treatment for heartworm positive dogs

Dallas Animal Services (DAS), Sponsor Adoptions and Dallas Companion Animal Project will provide free treatment for heartworm positive dogs adopted during April. DAS will also waive adoption fees for heartworm positive dogs, said DAS Division Manager Jody Jones. “We very much appreciate the generosity of Sponsor Adoptions and the DCAP Lucy Fund,” Jones said. “Thanks to them we’ll be able …

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Dallas Firefighters to Fill the Boot for Muscular Dystrophy Association

Dallas Firefighters to Fill the Boot for Muscular Dystrophy Association

More than 1,900 fire fighters from Dallas Fire-Rescue (DFR) will fan out across the city for this year’s Fill the Boot drive April 13, 14 and 15. The campaign, which benefits muscular dystrophy research, will kick off at 2 p.m. Tuesday April 12 at Station 43, located at 2844 Lombardy Lane. This is the 42nd year that DFR has participated …

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CDBG After School/Summer outreach program impacts children

CDBG After School/Summer outreach program impacts children

Did you know that the Dallas Park and Recreation Department – CDBG After-School/Summer Outreach Program has impacted over 55,000 children ages 6-12 with environmental, cultural, recreational, life skill and enrichment activities and serves an average of 3,000 children per year? Also, did you know that the After-School/Summer program has produced its own leaders? The CDBG After-School/Summer Outreach Program provides outreach …

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Inside City Hall

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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Dallas Police Chief presents newest crime report to City Public Safety Committee

Dallas Police Chief presents newest crime report to City Public Safety Committee

Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown presented the latest Dallas Crime Report to the City’s Public Safety Committee on April …

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City appoints new Chief Building Official

City appoints new Chief Building Official

A 25-year veteran employee of the City of Dallas has been named Chief Building Official for the Building Inspections Division …

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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: A plan to close Tent City was developed by the City …

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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 …

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Transportation Committee briefed on DART 2040 Transit System Plan

Transportation Committee briefed on DART 2040 Transit System Plan

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) President and Executive Director Gary Thomas provided the Transportation and Trinity River Project Committee with …

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