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This week at Commissioners Court we passed an amendment to our agreement with the City of Dallas to help secure project funding for the Medical District Drive Project. This $23 million project is scheduled to begin construction in the next 60 days. It will widen the thoroughfare and improve safety along this important emergency vehicle route between I-35 and Harry Hines Blvd. Dallas County and District 4 are moving forward! Adelante!

A partir del martes, 20 de febrero, puede votar temprano por los candidatos que mejor reflejen sus valores. Voten por los candidatos que crean que vayan hacer de sus prioridades las prioridades de ellos mismos mientras están electos. Recientemente, hemos visto el movimiento de las mujeres hacer grandes progresos en exigir igualdad en sus lugares de trabajo. También, hemos visto el destino de nuestros "Dreamers" cada vez más incierto. Y, tristemente hemos visto aún más tiroteos masivos tomar la vida de nuestros residentes. Podemos cerrar los

Starting Tuesday, Feb. 20, you can vote early for the candidates who best reflect your values, for the candidates you think are most likely to make your priorities their priorities while serving in office. Recently, we've seen the women's movement make great strides in demanding fairness in the workplace. We've seen the fate of our Dreamers become more and more uncertain. And, we've sadly seen even more mass shootings taking the lives of our fellow Americans. We either close our eyes to what's happening. Or, we

By Joe Simnacher, Staff Writer, The Dallas Morning News | Read online at Construction on the second portion of the Northaven Trail, Dallas' first east-west bicycle-pedestrian trail, is set to begin early in the new year. When completed, the Northaven Trail will open Dallas'  north-south path network to new transportation and recreational possibilities. Think of Northaven as a Northwest Passage connecting the White Rock Creek Trail on the east with the Elm Fork Athletic Complex and the Walnut Hill-Denton Drive DART Station to the West. Former

'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.


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