411 Elm St., 2nd Floor
Dallas, Texas 75202
Road and Bridge Office
715 Rowlett Rd.
Garland, Texas 75040
"Willie Velasquez: Your Vote is Your Voice"
Watch the film video trailer by clicking here!
Tune in to KERA TV on Monday, October 3rd at 9:30 PM
Dallas County Votes to Expand Accessibility,
Availability of Voting Options
On September 20, 2016, the Dallas County Commissioners Court voted 4-1
to approve the Elections Department plan that expands the locations
and times of voting options to the residents of Dallas County.
In addition to the 25 permanent and established early voting locations, each Dallas County Commissioner’s district will have an additional 2 temporary locations. Because Pleasant Grove has traditionally been an underserved community, it will get 1 more for a total of 3 temporary early voting locations and a grand total of 7 places to vote early in District 1.
There is more accessibility for younger voters through mobile voting centers that will be on a rotating two-day schedule at each of the seven main Dallas County Community College District campuses. This gives the opportunity for students and faculty to vote without missing classes or arranging transportation to off-site locations.
And lastly, each early voting location will have expanded hours the first week of voting.
BOTH weeks of early voting will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Now people who have jobs, family responsibilities, and other obligations, can get to the polls.
August 24, 2016
Women's Equality Day in the Flag Room at Dallas City Hall. Commissioner Daniel presents a resolution in remembrance of women
everywhere for their heroic efforts.
Read this op-ed article Commissioner Daniel wrote about Texas women
and their role in the fight for voting rights for women.
August 19, 2016
Commissioner Daniel helped kick-off Operation Crackdown.
The Texas National Guard partnered with the City of Dallas to demolish
abandoned homes and buildings, many of which were connected
with illegal activity. Thank you to the Texas National Guard for their community revitalization efforts!
August 18, 2016
Commissioner Daniel at the Resolana Giving Second Chances fundraiser.
Resolana is a special program for female offenders by Volunteers of America Texas
that begins inside the Dallas County Jail and continues through re-entry
into the community.
Did you know?
You can apply for an Election Identification Certificate
if you do not have a valid ID for voting.
There is NO charge for an Election Identification Certificate. Please click on the image below for more information
or to see if you qualify.
Click on the image to read the newsletter.
June 21, 2016
Commissioner Daniel presented a resolution in recognition of LGBT Pride Month. Members of the LGBT community joined to receive this resolution and to together offer support to the victims of the Orlando massacre.
Pictured below from left to right:
Leslie McMurray, Resource Center; Elias Cantu, LULAC Rainbow Council;
Omar Narvaez, Lambda Legal; Pam Gerber, LGBT Taskforce;
Jesse Vallejo, Parkland Board of Managers; Rafael McDonnell, Resource Center; Shelley Knight, Sheriff's Department; Auntjuan Wiley (not shown), AIDS Walk;
Jesse Tafalla, Jr. (not shown), LULAC Rainbow Council; and
John Loza (not shown), former City of Dallas Mayor Pro Tem.
Attend a District 1 Town Hall Meeting!
District 1 Newsletter
Click on the image to read the newsletter.
Read Parkland's June 2016 health guide by clicking on the image.
May 17, 2016
Members of Dallas County's Behavioral Health Leadership Team (BHLT) stand with the Commissioners Court in observance of Mental Health Month.
Commissioner Daniel presented a resolution for Mental Health Month and National Prevention Week - improving public awareness of mental illness is needed so individuals may receive adequate and appropriate treatment and to combat the social stigmas associated with mental illness.
May 3, 2016
Commissioner Daniel presented a resolution at Commissioners Court
on May 3, 2016, in support of higher clean air standards for a 10-county
area that includes Dallas-Fort Worth area. The Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area
has been in continual violation of the federal Clean Air Act since 1991.
April 18, 2016
A phenomenal group of leaders represented Dallas County, Texas at the
National Stepping Up Summit - "a national initiative to help advance
counties’ efforts to reduce the number of adults with mental and
co-occurring substance use disorders in jails." Dallas County was one of
50 chosen to share best practices with peers, national thought leaders
and the White House.
Pictured here from left to right:
Dr. Andrew Keller, CEO of the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute;
Michael Laughlin, Smart Justice Jail Diversion Program Manager;
Jesse Herrera, Dallas County Chief Deputy Sheriff's Department;
Sharon Phillips, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer – Population Health of Parkland Hospital;
Dr. Theresa Daniel, Dallas County Commissioner District 1;
Dallas County District Attorney;
Tony Fabelo, Research Director of the CSG Justice Center; and
Ron Stretcher, Dallas County Criminal Justice Director
April 13, 2016
"Everyday a half dozen Americans die at the hands of someone they love.
Most of them are women.
Many are parents."
Commissioner Daniel addresses attendees at a National Crime Victims' Rights Week event organized by the Crime Victims Council of Dallas County.
Click here to read the resolution Commissioner Daniel presented in recognition of crime victims.
March is Women's History Month 2016
“Working to Form a More Perfect Union:
Honoring Women in Public Service and Government”
March is Women's History Month! Commissioner Daniel recognized three inspirational women leaders who continue to advocate for equality and
women's rights. Among those recognized were Nellie Tafalla (pictured below), Beverly Tobian, and The Honorable Annie Dickson. Read the resolution here.
Thank you all for your service!
The Dallas County Commissioners Court approved to name the Dallas
County Jail Medical Facility after two of Dallas County's own civic leaders
on March 1, 2016.
The medical facility will bear the name of Dr. Onesimo Hernandez,
the first Latino to attend Southwestern Medical School and
Jesse Everett Gill, the first African American to serve as deputy sheriff in
Family and friends of the honorees, Jesse Everett Gill and
Dr. Onesimo Hernandez, are pictured here with members of the
Commissioners Court and Sheriff's Department.
Congrats, Regina Montoya!
Commissioner Daniel reads a resolution presented to
the honored recipient
of the 2016 Susan B. Anthony Award.
The League of Women Voters 20th Annual Susan B. Anthony Luncheon
took place on
February 11, 2016.
Leadership Garland visited Dallas County on February 11, 2016, to learn about about the inner workings of county government. Collaboration
between county and city government is key to ensuring public health
and public safety for all county residents.
Commissioner Daniel reviews a snapshot of Dallas County with
Leadership Garland Class of 2016.
Congratulations to Supermercado El Rancho on its grand re-opening!
Commissioner Daniel joined store staff, community residents
and local leaders on February 3, 2016, to celebrate economic development
in the Pleasant Grove community.
Commissioner Daniel, head of the Dallas County Information Technology
Committee, receives a check from Donald Lee, Executive Director of the
Texas Conference of Urban Counties, for Potter County's participation
in Techshare Prosecutor and Techshare Courts.
The check was presented during Commissioners Court on February 2, 2016.
Comissioner Daniel addressed attendees on January 26, 2016 at a
Tornado Relief Public Information Session organized by Eastfield College
of the Dallas County Community College District. Commissioner Daniel
highlighted how collaboration and teamwork between all levels of
government made it possible to immediately offer relief services to all
those affected by the tornadoes.
Trinidad "Trini" Garza was celebrated at the 2016 Hispanic Ancestry
Tribute on January 15, 2016, for his service to the community.
Commissioner Daniel is pictured here with Mr. Trini Garza,
Congressman Marc Veasy, State Senator Royce West,
State Representative Roberto Alonzo, and Councilmember Monica Alonzo.
Tornado recovery efforts are still underway and reaching out to impacted families and homeowners is just one more way to lend a
Commissioner Daniel volunteered with the Red Cross on January 9, 2015, to disseminate torando safety information in South Dallas and
Read the full story here!
Commissioner Daniel hosted Leadership Dallas Class of 2016 at the
Dallas County Southwestwern Institute of Forensice Sciences (SWIFS)
on January 6, 2016.
Thank you to Dr. Barnard and team for sharing the important work
that takes place at SWIFS on a daily basis!
Tornado Recovery Efforts
Commissioner Daniel and Garland Mayor Doug Athas offer support to the
residents affected by the tornadoes that ripped through Dallas County on
December 26, 2015.
December 2015 Holiday Celebration
The Annual District 1 Holiday Celebration was success!
Thank you to ALL who attended. We could not have done it without you.
Commissioner Daniel delivered donated toys and books to the
Dallas Children's Advocacy Center and the Juvenile Courts on
December 11, 2015.
October 29, 2015
Legacy Family Court Graduation
Commissioner Theresa Daniel and Judge Tena Callahan
are pictured with Legacy Family Court participant and her daughter
to celebrate her achievements. Congratulations!
The Legacy Family Court began hearing cases in January 2012
and was created to provide support to families who entered the
Department of Families and Protective Services system.
"The ultimate goal of the program is successful recovery, rehabilitation,
and reunification of parents with their children."
The Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse presented
Judge Tena Callahan with the "Agent of Change Award"
for her efforts at their annual luncheon.
October 14, 2015
Dr. Theresa Daniel, County Commissioner 1 attended the
Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center (DCDRC) Awards Luncheon
The Dallas County Commissioners Court created the DCDRC on
November 8, 2011, and officially began operating on Janaury 3, 2012.
The purpose of the DCDRC is to provide mediation services to Dallas County
residents who are not able to cover the cost of such services.
September 29, 2015
Commissioner Daniel conducts the swearing-in of John L. Sholden
who took the oath of office as Judge for Justice of the Peace Court 2-1
Exciting and important things took place on August 20th, Parkland Hospital's moving day into the New Parkland Hospital!
Just a couple of opening day facts...
Commissioner Daniel volunteered her time that morning to help with lunch for all staff who assisted patients with the move across the skybridge. Click to learn how YOU can volunteer at New Parkland Hospital, too!
August 18, 2015
Sims Chapel Missionary Baptist Church celebrates
their 100th Anniversary
Sims Chapel Missionary Baptist Church was founded and organized in 1915 by the Reverend A. L. Sims, along with nine charter members. It was the very first African American church organized in Garland, Texas. During the mid 1920’s to the early 1930’s, Sims Chapel served as an educational facility for African American students in Garland.
Commissioner Daniel presented the resolution during Commissioners Court on August 18th and will present it to Sims Chapel at their 100th Anniversary Celebration on August 23rd.
August 11, 2015
Commissioner Daniel and the Dallas County Commissioners Court recognize Hamilton Park's 60th Anniversary.
"Hamilton Park is the first African American inspired suburban development in the City of Dallas, a jewel located in the heart of North Dallas. It was named in honor of Dr. Richard T. Hamilton, an African American physician and civic leader."
July 16, 2015
Trail improvements create a safer avenue for walking, biking and running! Elected officials and community leaders attended the
SoPac - Gaston Ave Trail Ribbon Cutting.
June 29, 2015
The Human Rights Campaign and James Obergefell
hold a press conference outside the Dallas County Records Building celebrating the Supreme Court's historic decision to
uphold marriage equality across the U.S.
Commissioner Daniel addresses the crowd gathered for the press conference
Commissioner Daniel and
Commissioner Theresa Daniel presents a resolution in recognition of LGBT Pride Month during Commissioners Court on June 9, 2015.
Pictured here to receive the resolution, from left to right, are:
Erin Moore, Executive Assistant to Commissioner Daniel; Todd Whitley, Executive Director of Hope for Peace and Justice (H4PJ); Jalenzski Brown, United Black Ellument (UBE); Samuel Wenning, Stonewall Democrats of Dallas; Patti Fink, Dallas Gay and Lesbian Alliance (DGLA); and Paula Ellis, Gender Education, Advocacy & Resources (GEAR).
Leadership Mesquite's "Dallas County Day"
May 6, 2015
2nd Annual SEDHCC
Cinco de Mayo Parade
May 2, 2015
Commissioner Daniel with John Quincy Adams students
Commissioner Daniel welcomes Cinco de Mayo festivalgoers at the the Eastfield Pleasant Grove Campus
Congratulations to Buckner Terrace Homeowners Association for receiving "2015 Homeowners Association of the Year"
from the Southeast Dallas Chamber of Commerce
April 23, 2015
|Commissioner Daniel is pictured here Buckner Terrace Homeowners Association members Korey Mack and Carolyn Johnson.
"Thank You" for 14 Years of Service
Sandy Potter, CEO of ValueOptions of Texas
April 14, 2015
New Parkland Hospital Dedication
March 30, 2015
Leadership Garland Visits Dallas County
March 19, 2015
February 19, 2015
Road & Bridge District 1 Shows Respect to Judge Steele
I am greatly saddened by the passing of Judge Cleo Steele – may he rest in peace and tranquility. He and Barbara were a force for change in Dallas County while remaining kind and considerate to all. He will be mightily missed and never forgotten for the unfailing leadership, strength, insight and friendship he showed at every turn. My heartfelt prayers and thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.
-- Dr. Theresa Daniel, Commissioner District 1