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6/17/2013, 7:56 a.m. | Updated on 6/21/2013, 5:22 p.m.
The Target Corporation and The Heart of America Foundation unveiled a newly renovated library and Target Meals for Minds food ...

The Dallas Examiner


The Target Corporation and The Heart of America Foundation unveiled a newly renovated library and Target Meals for Minds food pantry at Harrell Budd Elementary on May 30.

The new library features 2,000 new books and a technology upgrade complete with Apple iPads, interactive white boards and more. The food pantry is through a collaboration with the North Texas Food Bank and will provide each family more than 22 pounds of fresh produce and staple foods each month.

The value of the renovated library is estimated at more than $300,000.


The Texas Alliance for Retired Americans is scheduling new events over the next few weeks. The dates and locations are as follows:

• Wednesday, Fort Worth Chapter initial meeting, 421 S. Adams in the Hospital District, 9 a.m.

• June 21, Mid-Cities Chapter luncheon honoring State Representative Chris Turner and report about the 2013 Legislative Session. Tickets are $20 from Brenda Warner. Call 972-514-1774 for more information.

• July 2, National Day of Protest about the chained CPI cuts in Social Security benefits. Demonstrations scheduled in Dallas and Austin.

For more information, email labordallas@sbcglobal.net.


A Major Mania College Event is planned for Dallas ISD graduates Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at West Campus of El Centro College, 3330 N. Hampton Road. Dallas County Community Colleges will showcase special programs offered at each DCCCD campus.

Graduates are invited to take advantage of assistance with financial aid, selecting a major, and receiving official transcripts. Onsite college admissions will also be available. For information, call the Dallas ISD Office of Career and College Readiness at 972-925-8900.


The Association of Hispanic School Administrators in Dallas ISD elected Michael Del Toro as president to serve for the upcoming two-year term, 2013-2015. This month, he will take over as outgoing president Louis Guerrero Jr. steps down from his two-year tenure.

The president-elect is a member of the district’s central administration and has been a teacher for three school districts in the area including Dallas ISD since 2003. He is also in charge of the newly improved district’s Spanish website, http://www.dallasisd.org/spanish.

AHSA is composed of current and retired Dallas ISD administrators that seek to promote career advancement opportunities for Hispanic educational administrators and promote the Hispanic culture in all district schools.