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

land for Dallas parks

Dallas has made do without these fees for decades longer than many other cities in Texas, including Plano and other neighboring communities. And we are typically skeptical of mandatory fees, but in this case we believe Dallas needs to pull private developers into the process if it is to have the park land needed to ensure it is a city of the first order for generations to come.

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Watch as Seniors Meet Their Elementary School Pen Pals Face-To-Face: ‘I Can’t Wait to Meet Him.’

Elementary School

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.

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

New Facility in Dallas

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 Chief, Victor Conley and several members of the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce. Attending on behalf of PCI Group were several members of the Kropac family including its founder, Chris Kropac, Sr, its current President, Chris Kropac, Jr and its Executive Vice President, Skip Pawul. Also, in attendance were over 70 customers and suppliers to celebrate PCI’s expanded business operations in Texas.

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

Training Sessions for SAP

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 Discovery. Their training course content is two-pronged: Basic and Advanced, and covers all facets of the tool, leaving the trainees better equipped to leverage the advanced functionalities available in SAP Lumira 2.1 Discovery and Designer.

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Boeing Snub Helped Shape Dallas into Amazon Contender

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.

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Greystone Real Estate Advisors Closes Sale of Texas Senior Living Portfolio

Texas Senior Living Portfolio

NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Greystone Real Estate Advisors announced the sale of the Grand Brook Portfolio, which included three Class A memory care communities (114 units) in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, on January 17, 2018. Invesque Inc. (TSX:IVQ.u) purchased the communities from an institutional private equity group. Cody Tremper and Mike Garbers of Greystone represented the seller in the transaction.

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Dallas Animal Services Conducts Warrant Round-Up

Dallas Animal Services

This weekend the Dallas Marshal’s Office is partnering with Dallas Animal Services to conduct a warrant round-up targeting those with outstanding animal-related warrants.

The offenses include “animal at large” and “failure to surrender for quarantine.”

Beginning Saturday, Dallas Animal Services officers will work with Deputy Marshals to address new and existing animal-related issues and offenses.

People with warrants are encouraged to come in and discuss their options on how to resolve their citation. The Dallas Marshal’s Office said there are several ways to proactively take care of fines and fees to avoid jail time.

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Does Your Apartment Give Messy Look

does-your-apartment-give-messy-look

Small apartments get messed easily because of the less space and too much stuff. You usually don’t have enough time to clean up the mess and face difficulty in finding important things that are usually lost in your mess. You keep on managing the apartment and keep on allocating the stuff, but it is not your fault as you have no space to fit in the important accessories and furniture. There are number of reasons for which your apartment looks messy and untidy, and some are mentioned here:

Books and papers:

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Bow River Capital Real Estate Platform Announces Latest Round of Acquisitions

Real Estate Platform Announces

DENVER, March 29, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bow River Capital is pleased to announce a round of real estate acquisitions following the successful close of $186 million in capital commitments in Bow River’s second pure-play real estate fund in July 2018 (“Real Estate Fund II”). Bow River’s Real Estate Fund II has closed the following 9 deals in the last 12 months. Office San Antonio, TX – Value-add acquisition of a seven-building suburban office portfolio totaling approximately 238,000 square feet that was 54% occupied at time of acquisition. The portfolio…

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Local Engagement Specialist – Dallas, TX

Local Engagement Specialist

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, faith leaders, coalition partners, and community and business leaders to galvanize support for ACLU of Texas programs. The Dallas Engagement Specialist will work out of the Dallas office, but will spend a great deal of time working in the community and surrounding areas.

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Boom time comes early to West Texas oil patch

West Texas oil patch

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 as the busts that always follow.

After a two-year crash, the price of crude CLc1 began to recover in 2016 and pierced $60 a barrel early this year. But oil is still far cheaper than at the peak of the previous eight-year boom that began in 2006 North Dakota’s Bakken oil patch and supercharged the city of Williston.

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