Special to The Dallas Examiner


Sept. 15 is PARK(ing) Day, an annual, open-source, global event where artists, designers and activists transform parking spaces into temporary public parks to generate public engagement and critical dialogue on the need for public, open spaces in urban areas.

Multiple parking spaces in downtown Dallas along Main Street will be activated throughout the day. Passersby can take “vacation” photos, try on snorkels, goggles and flip flops within the context of an urban balloon beach.

For more information, visit https://www.parkingdaydallas.org.


A public hearing, preceded by a series of community meetings, has been scheduled to receive comments on proposed service planned for March 2018. If approved by the Board of Directors (expected in November 2017), the implementation date for most changes is March 26, 2018.

Pre-Public Hearing Community Meetings:

• Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Eastfield College Pleasant Grove Campus at 802 S. Buckner Blvd.

• Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Farmers Branch City Council Chambers at 13000 William Dodson Parkway, Farmers Branch and

University of North Texas at Dallas at 7400 University Hills Blvd., Room 138

• Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Richland Community College at 12800 Abrams Road, Room WH147

• Sept. 23 and Sept. 25 at noon

DART Headquarters in the Board Room at 1401 Pacific Aven.

Public Hearing:

• Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m.

DART Headquarters – Board Room at 1401 Pacific Ave.

For more information, visit http://www.dart.org/meetings/publicmeetings.asp?ID=656.


The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded Goodwill Central Texas a $307,499 Self Sufficiency Fund training grant. Goodwill will help 150 individuals transition into the workforce. The grant will help provide job-training skills for occupations as a nursing assistant, clinical assistant, phlebotomist and computer user support specialist. Grant funding from the Self Sufficiency Fund will assist in developing the technical education and learning environment that will lead to industry recognized certificates and credentials.

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