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Special to The Dallas Examiner | 6/22/2015, 10:50 a.m.
The city of Dallas and Texas Department of Transportation held a steel signing on June 11 of the Margaret McDermott ...

Special to The Dallas Examiner


The city of Dallas and Texas Department of Transportation held a steel signing on June 11 of the Margaret McDermott Bridge, named after the wife of Eugene McDermott, philanthropist and one of the founders of Texas Instruments. The ceremony marked substantial progress on the bridge construction and the eastbound arch, according to city representatives.

The bridge is the city’s second Santiago Calatrava signature bridge. It will feature pedestrian and bicycle access over the Trinity River.

When complete in 2017, each of the two arches will measure 1,311 feet, spanning across the Trinity River. The project, part of the $798 million The Dallas Horseshoe Project being constructed by Pegasus Link Constructors LLC for TxDOT, focuses on rebuilding, expanding and improving mobility in the downtown Mixmaster where IH-30 and IH-35 converge in Downtown Dallas.


The city of Lancaster needs people who have a strong interest in the community to serve on one of the city’s many boards and commissions. Applications for the following boards ad commissions are being accepted:

• Air Advisory

• Historic Landmark Preservation Committee

• Property Standards and Appeals Board

• Lancaster Economic and Recreational Development Corporation (Type A&B)

• Library Advisory Board

• Planning and Zoning Commission and Adjustment

• Animal Shelter Advisory Committee

• Youth Advisory Committee

• Museum Advisory Board

Applications deadline to be considered in the upcoming scheduled interviews is July 2. For more information and an application, visit http://www.lancaster-tx.com or call the City Secretary’s Office at 972-218-1310.


The city of Dallas and its Park and Recreation Department will celebrate the 4th of July with the annual Dallas 7/4 run. The event will begin with registration at 6 a.m. It will feature two unique race distances, 7K and 4K. The race will start at 7:40 a.m. and finish along First Avenue, outside of the Fair Park Band Shell at 1465 First Ave. It features two unique race distances including a 7K and a 4K.

A festive post-game celebration will begin at 8 p.m., with live music and refreshments from our generous sponsors and partners, followed by the 7K/4K Awards Program at 9:15 a.m.

Pre-race packets can be picked up July 2 and July 3 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Academy Sports & Outdoors, located at 8050 Forest Lane.

For more information and registration, visit http://www.dallas74.com.