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November 2018

This time of year, perhaps more than any other, is a time for coming together. On Veterans Day, some of us came together at cemeteries to pay tribute to those who served in our armed forces. At homecomings, some of us are coming together at our high schools and colleges to reminisce about the experiences we shared. And at Thanksgiving, we will come together at dinner tables across the country to express our gratitude for food, friends and family. In all three instances, we find a way to

So many residents of Dallas County tell me they are tired. You work and work and feel like you never get ahead. You're tired of seeing your children's schools receive fewer resources every year. I understand. You tell me you cannot bear what is going on with our immigration system and how our Dreamers do not have a solid future. You know what is happening on the Mexican border. You have seen the families being separated and children put in cages. These acts tear our hearts and wear on

Stop The Political Shell Games: Everyone Needs To Help Solve Texas' Property Tax Problem Texas has seen unprecedented property value growth in recent years. At the same time, property owners have seen their property taxes rise. This has created a frenzy among state lawmakers in Austin over how to "save" taxpayers from their local governments. That's because it's easier for lawmakers to blame someone else for problems they create, rather than address the statewide problems it is their responsibility to solve. Texas lawmakers need to focus

New trails. Better roads. Restoring the historic Records Building and reducing deferred maintenance. I am producing results that benefit EVERYONE in Dallas County. Any campaign contribution you can make is deeply appreciated. Let's keep working to improve the quality of life here for you and your family! Help us keep moving Dallas County forward. Dr. Elba Garcia Dallas County Commissioner, District 4

As the clock ticks down towards the start of classes, Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) expects parents will soon be rushing to get their children the immunizations they need. To help parents prepare for the upcoming school year, DCHHS is holding a special back-to-school immunization clinic Saturday, Aug. 11 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The free clinic will be held on the first floor of the main DCHHS building located at 2377 N Stemmons Freeway in Dallas. Appointments are not required for this

¿Necesita ayuda para pagar sus recibos para enfriar calentar su casa? Llame al (214) 819-1848. El propósito del Programa Integral para Asistencia de Energía (CEAP) es ayudar a hogares con bajos ingresos, particularmente aquéllos con los más bajos ingresos que pagan una alta proporción del ingreso del hogar para cubrir sus necesidades energéticas inmediatas. • Más Dr. Elba Garcia Dallas County Commissioner, District 4

Need help paying utilities or heating and cooling your home? Please call (214) 819-1848. The purpose of the Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) is to assist low-income Households, particularly those with the lowest incomes, that pay a high proportion of Household income for home energy, primarily in meeting their immediate home energy needs. • More Dr. Elba Garcia Dallas County Commissioner, District 4

Irving's Campión Trail is the focus of a lot of work and planning. A connection to Coppell's trail system is just months away from opening. In the longer term, leaders are also looking at ideas to connect the north and south sections of the Campión Trail. Watch the video by Irving Community Television Network featuring Commissioner Garcia to find out about other trail projects that will give more recreational opportunities to residents. Dr. Elba Garcia Dallas County Commissioner, District 4

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is offering families a weekend opportunity to get school-aged children immunized at New Light Church’s Back-To-School Bash Saturday, July 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. The free event will be held at 9314 Elam Road in Dallas. Parents must bring their child’s immunization records. "Preparing to go back to school is a great time to catch up on vaccinations," said Dr. Christopher Perkins, DCHHS medical director/health authority. "This fall, don’t let your child’s seat in class be left


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