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.
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.
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.
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.
Addison Garland Rowlett
Dallas Highland Park Sachse
De Soto Irving Seagoville
Duncanville Mesquite Sunnyvale
Farmers Branch Richardson University Park
Unincorporated Dallas County
Please join us today as we open the newest trail in our district! Trail Opening - Click here for PDF
Mental Health Awareness Month
Have a Happy and Safe Memorial Day!
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 www.dallascountymastergardeners.org.
SPRING CLEANING OPPORTUNITY THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 26
If you live in one of fifteen participating cities, you can dispose of HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE items for free at a special
HOME CHEMICAL COLLECTION EVENT
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 below for detailsHazardous Waste Collection
Public Hearing to discuss the proposed
Trinity Parkway Project
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"
Click below for link to report DCHHSWNV4-1-2014UPDATE
April is Child Abuse Awareness Month
Hurry, Enrollment Ends March 31st!!
Call 311 or visitwww.healthcare.gov
Hosted by Dallas County Commissioner Dr. Theresa Daniel and Parkland Hospital MEET THE NEW PARKLAND CEO Please join Parkland for a Q&A with new CEO Dr. Fred Cerise
Wednesday, March 19, 20146:30- 8:30 p.m. Eastfield CollegePleasant Grove Campus802 South Buckner Blvd.Dallas, 75217
This community-focused event will allow you to:
Ask questionsShare your concernsTalk about challenges in your communityHelp shape plans and vision for the community's hosptital system