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Special to The Dallas Examiner | 4/18/2016, 12:16 p.m.
Special to The Dallas Examiner
Councilwoman Carolyn King Arnold will present her first Fair Housing Symposium for District 4 on April 28 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Oak Garden Church, located at 4008 S. Polk St. The event is free and will consist of breakout sessions that cover the topics of homeownership, energy efficiency and Go-Green strategies, city of Dallas code chapter 27 review, and fair housing landlord/tenant issues. The symposium is designed for all homeowners and renters in the Dallas area.
Online registration is highly encouraged and will be open until all spots are filled. To register, visit http://www.district4fairhousingsymposium.eventbrite.com.
The Texas Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting for the proposed I-635 LBJ East Ultimate project with limits from US 75 to I-30 in the cities of Dallas, Garland and Mesquite. The open house informal meeting will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Highland Oaks Church of Christ, 10805 Walnut Hill Lane.
The purpose of the public meeting is to present the proposed project to the public and receive comments. The project proposes improvements to I-635 from east of US 75 to south of I-30 and to I-30 from west of Gus Thomasson Road to east of North Galloway Avenue. The proposed project would reconstruct I-635 to provide five general-purpose lanes, two toll managed lanes, and two to three frontage road lanes in each direction from US 75 to near Royal Lane/Miller Road. From near Royal Lane/Miller Road to La Prada Drive, the proposed project would reconstruct I-635 to provide five general-purpose lanes, two non-tolled express lanes, and two to three frontage road lanes in each direction. From La Prada Drive to south of I-30, the project would reconstruct I-635 to provide lane balance transitions between the general-purpose lanes, proposed express lanes and the I-30 interchange.
On April 1, Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, hosted the 2016 Teen Summit, a program for DFW Metroplex students aimed at preparing participants to attend college, enlist in the military, or join the workforce after graduating high school.
Held at the Bob Duncan Center in Arlington, over 300 students participated in a series of workshops to help plan for post-high school success. Workshop leaders and panelists provided insight on questions such as the application process for financial aid and scholarships, the details of joining the military through enlistment and the service academies, and the different career paths students may take after graduating high school. To conclude the program, a Workforce Solutions of Tarrant Country representative provided helpful tips and interview strategies to prepare students for the on-site job and internship fair.