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Dallas Examiner | 9/6/2013, 12:53 p.m.


Last week, Dallas ISD reached its highest rate of enrollment for the first day of class, with 143,412 students enrolling in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Schools served 40,000 breakfasts and 109,000 lunches.

The district now offers students bus and van transportation along 1,141 routes. American Logistics Company is contracted to provide transportation for small groups, such as magnet and vanguard schools, academies, multiple-career programs, hearing impaired students and students classified under the No Child Left Behind Act. Parents can visit the district website for more information regarding the van company and their child’s route.

For more information, visit http://www.dallasisd.org.


The Garland chapter of the NAACP will have its 23rd annual Freedom Fund Brunch and Silent Auction at 9 a.m. on Sept. 14 at the Curtis Culwell Center, 4999 Naaman Forest Blvd., Garland. The keynote speaker is Judge Tonya Parker of the 116th Civil District Court in Dallas County. For more information, call the NAACP Garland unit at 972-381-5044, Box #5.


The Dallas Department of Aviation’s Airport Communication Center opened on Aug. 26 to provide up-to-date information to travelers, airport tenants, visitors and city employees. The center is located in the East Satellite Building, 7710 Aviation Place and will be open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The facility will use a primary number calling system to dispatch calls from a central location. Customer service agents will report customer concerns and monitor airport systems such as Fire Detection and Access Control. The numbers used to call for concerns or issues are 214-670-5683 or 214-671-5683.

For more information, visit http://www.dallascityhall.com.