Around the State

Around the State
Around the State – Graphic by Robyn H. Jimenez/The Dallas Examiner


Special to The Dallas Examiner



The grand opening of the Dallas Police Department Helicopter Unit Hangar, hosted by City of Dallas officials, Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall, Department of Aviation officials, will be held today at 10 a.m. at Dallas Executive Airport, located at 3301 W. Red Bird Lane. Attendees are asked to enter through Gate 21, not the main terminal.

The total cost of the project was $6.1 million. The new hangar is 16,800 square feet total – with 5,800 square feet of office space and 11,000 square feet for helicopter hangar. The aircraft apron for operations is 23,000 square feet with room to accommodate four helicopters. Project is under review for LEED gold certification from U.S. Green Building Council.



On Saturday join pastors, leaders and community members as we walk and pray for healing and restoration in the community, during the 5th Annual Unity Prayer Walk. The 1-mile walk will begin at 12:30 p.m. at Madison High School and conclude at 1:30 p.m. at Forest Park. Participants are asked to wear comfortable shoes for the walk. Afterward, 2020 Census info will be provided, refreshments will be served, and a resource fair will be held until 2:30 p.m. For more information, contact Cynthia Wallace at 214-542-6587.



The Dallas Police Department will begin a new mentoring program with Big Brothers Big Sisters to shape those young minds by providing them with a better understanding of law enforcement. Police officers and city officials will participate in the new mentoring program. Students will meet with their Bigs twice a month to sit and have programming with the individual they are partnered with. They will participate in activities around the industry the Big is in.



Bryan’s House will host Pathways to Inclusion Luncheon, Awards and Special Needs Summit April 9 at the Belo Mansion, located at 2101 Ross Ave.

Bryan’s House is an IMPACT agency, developing progressive and accessible pathways to inclusion to better serve more at-risk children with special needs in eight counties in North Texas.

With a metallic colored attire theme, guests will eat lunch, participate in a drawing and an emcee-led discussion.

Topics will include:

  • TECHNOLOGY to serve or advance the lives of at-risk children with special medical, therapy or other social/emotional or mental health needs, and their families.
  • INNOVATION to take diversity and inclusion a step further. .

One hundred percent of proceeds go to the Family Supportive Services Program and Therapy Coordination. For more information, contact Wendy Newberg at 214-559-3946 or


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