'Don't drink, then drive,' is good advice in any year, and at any time of the year. But it is especially important for Dallas County residents this holiday season. That's because the county's recent population growth has added many more drivers to our streets and freeways. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in just the past two years, Dallas County has added about 60,000 residents, and DFW has added more than 200,000. Many of those new residents are transplants from other states, and countries. So, not only
Influenza season is fast approaching and Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is now offering the seasonal flu vaccine for adults. Residents can get the flu shot at 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway in Dallas, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $20 and if the adult is covered by Medicare, the vaccine is free. DCHHS is awaiting shipment of the children's flu vaccine. "Now is the time for everyone to get their flu shot while it is early in
Friends and Neighbors, as I wrap up my seventh year as County Commissioner for District 4, excitement still lingers about all that we have accomplished and all the opportunities that the future holds for us in Dallas County. In the Commissioners Court, we kicked off the 2017 fiscal year tackling critical infrastructure needs and pay disparities for County employees. This allows us to take care of our most valuable asset – our workforce. These items were addressed with no increase to the Dallas County tax
When you elected me to the Dallas County Commissioners Court in 2011, I promised to: • donate some of my salary to charity, and • not take any salary increases approved for commissioners during my tenure. I want you to know I have held true to both of those promises. I am the only Commissioner to not accept a raise and I am the only commissioner to donate a significant portion of my salary to charitable organizations. It's the right thing to do.