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Garland, Texas 75040

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SNAP for seniors



June 2015

Commissioner Daniel held three successful Town Hall Meetings during June 2015! Community residents had great questions for the departments that gave presentations and shared announcements. Thank you to Health and Human Services, the County Tax Office, Public Works and Trails and the Office of the District Attorney. Parkland representatives were also in attendance and shared exciting updates about New Parkland's opening. THANK YOU for your service and commitment to Dallas County residents!


Town Hall at R&B 1 District Office  Town Hall at R&B 1 District Office
Town Hall at DCS Tech Center Town Hall DCS Tech Center
Town Hall at DCS Tech Center Town Hall at Oak Lawn Library



June Town Hall Invite



March 18, 2015

The Jackson Street Entrance of the

George L. Allen Sr. Courts Building Re-opens


Ribbon-cutting Jackson Street Entrance


March 16, 2015

Jail Medical Modification Ribbon-Cutting and

Open House at the Dallas County Lew Sterrett Justice Center


Medical Modification Ribbon-Cutting



February 25, 2015
Commissioner Daniel served as a panelist at the Dallas Reentry Symposium: Unlocking the Many Opportunities. She is pictured here with Christina Crain, President of Unlocking DOORS Texas Reentry Network.


Commissioner Daniel and Christina Crain, DOORS


February 17, 2015

Curtis King, Founder and President of The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, is recognized for his commitment and contributions to cultural enrichment in Dallas County and beyond.


Resolution to recognize Curtis King of TBAAL


February 10, 2015

The Dallas County Commissioners Court joins the Dallas Morning News editorial board in recognizing the Ebola Warriors as

2014 Dallas Morning News Texans of the Year.


Ebola Warriors DMN 2014 Texans of the Year


February 5, 2015

Commissioner Daniel presents Liam Mulvaney with a resolution during his retirement reception at Lifenet Texas.


Resolution Liam Mulvaney


February 3, 2015

Commissioner Daniel and the Dallas County Commissioner’s Court wishes to congratulate Liam Mulvaney on his retirement as President and CEO of Lifenet Texas and for his forty-three (43) years of distinguished leadership in addressing the behavioral health and housing needs in Dallas County, Texas and beyond.


Dallas County Liam Mulvaney retirement resolution



We are so delighted, the R & B 1 Second Annual Luncheon was a happy success!


THANK YOU to all who attended and

taking a moment to get into the holiday spirit with us.


We couldn't have done it without you!


Holiday Greeting




Holiday Invite 2014


Click here for discounted parking information.



We just got our flu shot! Have you?

Have yougotten your flu shot?



DCHHS Offers Free Flu Vaccine

  • Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is offering the seasonal flu vaccine for children and adults at no cost. The flu vaccine is free for all uninsured and low income Dallas County residents.

  • The adult vaccine is given in the adult immunization clinic on the first floor at the DCHHS building located at 2377 N.

    Stemmons Frwy. in Dallas.
  • The children’s vaccine is available at all DCHHS immunization clinics. Clinic hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Appointments aren’t necessary. For more information call 214-819-2162.


Flu Info



Crime Prevention Safety and Health Fair



Please Join us Wednesday,

November 12th at 1:00 PM

CLIDE Trail Awards











Third Annual Health and Wellness Event

Health and Wellness Event



lee park anniversary



Town Hall Sept. 2014











National Preparedness Month


September is National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month creates an opportunity for every Dallas County resident to learn more about ways to prepare for all types of emergencies.

This year we are reminding residents to take steps to prepare during NPM including:


  • Get an Emergency Supply Kit
  • Make a Family Emergency Plan
  • Be Informed about the emergencies and their appropriate responses



To find out more about National Preparedness Month click here.












Garland NAACP


On August 19th the Garland NAACP hosted a community meeting to discuss the recent uprising in Ferguson, MO with a panel of experts and activists focused on keeping Garland’s young men and women safe.  The meeting was attended by many community activists, NAACP members, churches, local and county officials.


Pictured are: Garland NAACP President Ricky McNeal, Commissioner Theresa Daniel, Alex Batiste, Chief of Police Mitch Bates, Dale H. Long, GISD Superintendent Dr. Bob Morrison, Reverend Ronald Session-Shiloh Church, GISD School Board Trustee Linda Griffin,  and City Councilmen B.J. Williams





Commissioner Daniel and Commissioner Cantrell joined Garland Mayor Athas and councilmembers to celebrate the opening of the new frontage road along Interstate 635 East on August 6.


The $10 million highway project consists of restructuring the Centerville exit ramp, and the addition of a service road. The Texas Department of Transportation project represents a small portion of a larger project being developed to reconstruct and reconfigure I-635 East from U.S. Highway 75 to Interstate 30. The Interstate 635 East project is expected to increase economic development and improve traffic flow in the area.












Dallas County Health & Human Services


Dallas County is offering Free Immunizations for Texas Vaccines for Children (TVFC) eligible children.

August 1, 2014

8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Mayor's Back to School Fair

Automobile & Centennial Bldgs.

Fair Park, Dallas, 75215

August 9, 2014

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

DeSoto ISD - Freshman Campus

620 S. Westmorland Rd., DeSoto, TX 75115

August 16, 1024

8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Dallas County Health & Human Services

2377 N. Stemmons Fwy., Dallas, TX 75207

For more information please call

214 819-1903



DCHHS Offers Free Flu Vaccines

Dallas County Health and Human Services is offering the seasonal flu vaccine for children and adults. The adult flu vaccine is free for all uninsured and low income Dallas County adult residents and individuals covered by Medicare. The vaccine is also free for children who are eligible for Texas Vaccines for Children (TVFC).

This year’s flu vaccine is an all-in-one inoculation that offers protection against multiple flu strains including the H1N1 virus. DCHHS also has the Flu Mist available for children 2-18 years of age. It is quadrivalent, meaning it protects against four strains of the flu virus.
Officials don’t anticipate this season to be much different from last flu season, but that doesn’t change the importance of getting vaccinated.
“There were two influenza-associated pediatric deaths in Dallas County in 2013,” said Director Zachary Thompson.

The flu vaccine is recommended for almost everyone except children younger than 6 months and people who have severe allergies to eggs. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention recommend the flu vaccine as the best means of flu prevention.

It takes the body about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop and provide protection against the flu virus infection. Dallas County residents are urged to come get their flu vaccine now.
“I encourage everyone to get a flu shot now so that you are protected this flu season,” said Dr. Christopher Perkins, DCHHS medical director and health authority.

The adult flu vaccine is offered in the adult immunization clinic on the first floor at the DCHHS Building, 2377 North Stemmons Freeway in Dallas. Clinic hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday – Friday. Appointments aren’t necessary. The children’s flu vaccine is available at all DCHHS immunization clinics. For more information call 214-819-2163.












Traffic Alert

On July 19th, 2014, contractors for the City of Dallas will be removing the island at the intersection of Justice Center Dr. and N. Riverfront Blvd. The work will start at 7:00am and will last approximately 8 hours. There will be one lane open in each direction at all times. Entrance to the parking garages will not be blocked at any time. Please plan accordingly for any traffic congestion this work may cause.

road construction  











This Saturday, June 28, 2014, from 8:00-11:00 a.m, at the 

   Southwest Center Mall, 3662 W. Camp Wisdom, Dallas TX 75237

 Residents of the  member cities in the Dallas County HHW Program

are encoraged to drop off their used

 Batteries, Oil , Latex Paint, and Antifreeze.


   Residents of the following cities are eligible to attend.


Highland Park
De Soto
Farmers Branch
University Park



Unincorporated Dallas County














Please join us today as we open the newest trail in our district!

Central Trail Opening


Trail Opening - Click here for PDF











Mental Health Awareness Month

May 2014

The Dallas County Behavioral Health Leadership Team ensures that Dallas County is an active partner with other counties in developing a strong regional behavioral healthcare system. Commisioner Daniel is a vital part of the team.

Mental Health Awareness










Have a Happy and Safe Memorial Day!


Happy Memorial Day


MAY 12 -16, 2014

Small business week

Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.

As part of National Small Business Week, Commissioner Daniel would like to take the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs and small business owners. Every day, they’re working to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs and drive innovation.Small business are vital to Dallas County's growth and success!










Commissioner Daniel is happy to be hosting the site for the Texas A & M Agrilife and Texas Master Gardener's demonstration garden. If you would like tips on how to conserve water, utilize Earth-Kind landscape principles and horticultural best practices, then visit  them online at:

Master Gardeners

Master Gardeners

Master Gardeners














If you live in one of fifteen participating cities, you can dispose of HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE items for free at a special  



 old paint ... pesticides ... cleaning products ... used motor oil ... batteries ... old cosmeticsaerosol sprays ... craft & hobby supplies ... fluorescent lights ... pool & yard chemicals 

Any home product containing chemicals

that you would NOT want to eat or drink!

Click for details Hazardous Waste Collection











Public Hearing to discuss the proposed

Trinity Parkway Project

trinity parkway public hearing


Public Hearing Scheduled for April 24, 2014

The North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA), in cooperation with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), will hold an open house and conduct a formal Public Hearing on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center (formerly the Dallas Convention Center Arena), 650 S. Griffin Street, Dallas, Texas, 75202. The purpose of the Public Hearing is to inform the public and agencies and solicit comments on the schematic plans for the project alternatives and on the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). The Open House will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. before the Public Hearing to allow for questions and review of project exhibits. NTTA and TxDOT staff will be present to answer questions regarding the proposed project at the Open House. The formal Public Hearing presentation will begin promptly at 7 p.m. followed by a formal public comment period.












Great article about Parkland Hospital in the New York Times!

"As a Hospital Rises, So Do Hopes for a Neighborhood"













west nile virus update 2014










April is Child Abuse Awareness Month

Stand up against child abuse



Hurry, Enrollment Ends March 31st!!

Call 311 or visit

health care enrollment



Join Parkland for a Q&A with new CEO Dr. Fred Cerise

Hosted by Dallas County Commissioner Dr. Theresa Daniel

and Parkland Hospital

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

6:30- 8:30 p.m.

Eastfield CollegePleasant Grove Campus

802 South Buckner Blvd. Dallas, TX 75217

This community-focused event will allow you to:

  • Ask questions
  • Share your concerns
  • Talk about challenges in your community
  • Help shape plans and vision for the community's hosptital system




West nile Virus Update




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