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Special to The Dallas Examiner

 

Dallas Municipal Court rescheduled hearings, trials and jury duty postponed

 

All trials and jury duty across the state have been postponed due to a Texas Supreme Court order. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the order stopped jury proceedings that include jury selection or trials prior to Oct. 1.

In keeping with this order, the Dallas Municipal Court, located at 2014 Main St., will be closed for all court hearings, including walk-in court, Aug. 19 through Sept. 15. The closure includes criminal and civil hearings such as pre-trial hearings, contested hearings, show cause hearings, etc. Anyone with a hearing scheduled during this timeframe will be notified by mail with a new date and time to appear.

The Municipal Court is preparing to conduct virtual trials when court resumes.

If residents need in person assistance, the building will remain open and available to assist defendants and attorneys. In-person services will include answering questions, taking payments, setting up payment plans, providing records, filings, etc.

Defendants interested in resolving citations without visiting municipal court, can do so online at https://www.courts.dallascityhall.com, by live chat or by mail.

For questions, contact a court clerk online or call 3-1-1 or 214-670-0109.

 

Head Start of Greater Dallas receives $2 Million Federal Grant

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded $2,698.241 to Head Start of Greater Dallas Inc. for early childhood readiness.

“This continued grant funding for Head Start projects will allow Head Start of Greater Dallas Inc. to continue providing children with the skills needed to prepare them for future success,” Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson announced Aug. 14.

HSGD is a nonprofit organization that has served Dallas for over 30 years. It provides children with the foundation of skills and knowledge they need to be successful in school and life and fosters self-reliant families and communities.

“This country must stabilize its critical child care infrastructure, as it plays a critical role in ensuring that our working families are not forced to make difficult decisions regarding reduction in work hours or loss of employment. For our nation to recover economically from this pandemic, we must strengthen the child care providers that enable our economy to function.”

The agency currently serves approximately 2,500 low-income preschool age children, infants and toddlers at 44 full-day Head Start and Early Head Start centers located throughout Dallas County. The agency is dependent on community support for approximately $8 million every year. For more information, visit http://www.hsgd.org.

 

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