Midland tops U.S. housing markets thanks to Permian Basin oil boom

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Local Engagement Specialist – Dallas, TX

The Dallas Engagement Specialist will inspire, support, and strengthen community members and volunteer activists while implementing education and mobilization campaigns. Engagement Specialists act as the face of the ACLU in their regions, offering support, information, and expertise. The Dallas Engagement Specialist will help build a sustainable volunteer program by increasing training, diversifying, and activating volunteers to promote local initiatives and participate in strategic campaigns. The Dallas Engagement Specialist will educate, motivate, and develop leaders in affected communities to advocate for change, while simultaneously developing relationships with public officials, law enforcement,…

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It’s time Dallas requires developers to chip in to pay for land for Dallas parks

Special Contributor The old joke was that the official bird of Texas must be the crane, because of all of the construction underway. There may be some truth to that, but one essential component of urban development in Dallas that is too often neglected is the construction of new parks for all city residents to enjoy. So it is encouraging that the City Council will be presented with a plan Wednesday to create a new and long-term source of support for building parks in Dallas. We hope the council supports…

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Boom time comes early to West Texas oil patch

MIDLAND, Texas (Reuters) – In West Texas, rising oil prices are fueling a sharp economic upswing, lifting employment and pay to records, driving up spending at hotels, restaurants, and car dealerships, and raising the cost of housing and other essentials. A pump jack lifts oil out of a well, during a sandstorm in Midland, Texas, U.S., April 13, 2018. Picture taken April 13, 2018. REUTERS/Ann Saphir This parched patch of land, under which lie the largest oil-producing rock formations in the United States, is used to growth binges as well…

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Bascom-Spirit JV Closes on MD Apartments

The Bascom Group and Spirit Investment Partners have closed on a collection of 198 luxury apartment units in suburban Maryland that are part of a converted condo development. Irvine, CA-based Bascom and its Stamford, CT-based partner Spirit paid $41 million, or about $207,000 per unit, for a portion of the Tribeca at Camp Springs apartment community, located about 10 miles south of Washington. Located at 4701 Old Soper Rd. in Camp Springs, MD, the property was developed in 2008 as a planned for-sale condo project with 282 units. It opened…

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The Bascom Group and Spirit Investment Partners have closed on a collection of 198 luxury apartment units in suburban Maryland that are part of a converted condo development. Irvine, CA-based Bascom and its Stamford, CT-based partner Spirit paid $41 million, or about $207,000 per unit, for a portion of the Tribeca at Camp Springs apartment community, located about 10 miles south of Washington. Located at 4701 Old Soper Rd. in Camp Springs, MD, the property was developed in 2008 as a planned for-sale condo project with 282 units. It opened…

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Watch as seniors meet their elementary school pen pals face-to-face: ‘I can’t wait to meet him.’

Wearing her silver Dallas Cowboys earrings and bracelet, Nancy Miller patiently waits for a bus full of kids from Good Shepherd Episcopal School. Out of the 20 students, The Presbyterian Village North resident has her mind set on just one – a 9-year-old Cowboy fan named Ahan Jain. Ahan and Miller are pen pals. After back and forth letters since September, the two were finally meeting face-to-face. Ahan’s school started a pen pal program with the senior citizens to help his class learn how to read and write cursive. The…

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PCI Group Holds Open House In Their New Facility in Dallas, TX

PCI Group opens new state-of-the-art facility in Dallas, TX area with The Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce welcoming PCI Group to the Dallas area with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, April 3rd. IRVING, Texas (PRWEB) April 07, 2018 The Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce welcomed PCI Group to the Dallas area with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, April 3rd. Attending the ceremony were several dignitaries from state and local government, including Irving City Councilman, Oscar Ward, Irving City Police Chief, Jeff Spivey and Irving City Fire…

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Visual BI Announces Their Next Batch of Training Sessions for SAP Lumira 2.1 at Dallas, TX

Live SAP Lumira 2.1 training program in Dallas, TX between March 27-30, 2018 PLANO, Texas, March 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Visual BI Solutions, a leading business intelligence and analytics products, services & solutions firm based out of Texas, today announced that they will be hosting their next batch of SAP Lumira 2.1 live, instructor-led training sessions at Dallas, TX between March 27-30, 2018. Led by the industry’s leading experts, Visual BI has a strong track record in delivering Training and Workshop sessions for both SAP Lumira Designer and SAP Lumira…

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Boeing Snub Helped Shape Dallas into Amazon Contender

The 2001 selection by aircraft maker Boeing of Chicago instead of Dallas as a new corporate headquarters helped spark changes that make North Texas more competitive today for Amazon’s HQ2. North Texas is one of 20 finalist regions under consideration by Seattle based Amazon for a second headquarters that could include up to 50,000 well paid employees. The Dallas Arts District now has several venues that did not exist in 2001 when Boeing cited a lack of cultural facilities as a mark against North Texas. The Arts District was an…

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