Month: June 2018

Dallas ISD Begins Stripping Confederate Names From Three Schools

Signage goes up at Mockingbird Elementary on June 12, 2018. (Photo Courtesy Dallas ISD) Stonewall Jackson Elementary School had a new sign installed this morning to reflect its new, Confederate-less name: Mockingbird Elementary. The new name officially goes into effect on July 1, but as you can see by the below tweet, the district went …

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Dallas Rolls Out Triage Plan as City’s Homeless Population Increases

The city will pay existing shelters $12 for each bed they provide as part of the program, creating an additional capacity of about 150 beds at the Dallas Life Foundation and The Bridge. Dallas’ office of homeless services will assign the beds on a 90-day basis. While 150 additional beds could make a decent dent …

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A Plan to Save West Dallas Would Offer Affordable Homes to Cops and Firefighters

What West Dallas needs is a strong buffer between the existing neighborhoods and the forces of gentrification. “So now you have a police officer living in the neighborhood, and you have a police car parked in front of the neighborhood. So, yeah, that will send a loud message to gang members, drug dealers, et cetera.” …

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