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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

I am an American, not by birth but by choice. I came to the United States from Mexico because I fell in love with a man who respected my intelligence and I fell in love with all the opportunities that this great country provides. Not every country offers as much hope for its men, women, and children. As a girl, seeing the American flag meant something magical to me. It stood for democracy. It stood for hope, world leadership, freedom. With its red and white stripes and white

Yo soy Americana no por nacimiento sino por opción. Yo vine de México a este país porque me enamoré de un joven que respetó mi inteligencia y mis sueños y me ofreció las oportunidades de este gran país. No muchos países ofrecen esperanza para sus hombres, mujeres y niños. Cuando yo era una niña y veía la bandera americana era algo mágico. Significaba esperanza, liderazgo mundial y libertad. Con sus rayas rojas y blancas en ese marco azul profundo , la Bandera de Estados unidos refleja la historia

DFW allies will rally at Dallas City Hall on June 14th from 6 pm-8 pm to denounce the policy of family separation, demand the immediate reunification of children with their families, and closure of the Casa Padre facility in solidarity with over 4,000 people across the country. On June 14, 2018, thousands of people across the United States will join marches, rallies, and vigils organized through the website created by Families Belong Together, to protest the cruel and inhumane treatment of immigrants and asylum

You'd be surprised by what you can find when you renovate a decades-old building This month, the first phase of the $200 million renovation of the Dallas County Records Building comes to a close. That phase has involved the demolition of some of the building's interior components – and that's where some of the historical artifacts of note have come to light. Some of those artifacts – like the doors and water fountains marked 'Whites Only' – recall some of the county's less-than-flattering practices. Others, like colorful

Get your check up at Dallas County Health and Human Services' Annual Health and Wellness Fair. County employees and Dallas County residents can receive health screenings and information at a health and wellness fair scheduled from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Weds., May 9, 2018. The health fair will be held at Dallas County Health and Human Services Building, Rooms 627-A and -B, located at 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway (MAP). Among the screenings offered will be mammograms, dental checks, vision tests, cardiovascular screening, and more. Some

Kidd Springs Park is hosting a clean up day in the park, from 9 a.m. -12 noon, Saturday, April 21. They are looking for community groups, scout troops or other interested individuals, both kids and adults, to help clean the park. They are also looking for some older youth and adults to assist with a storage area clean up. If you have questions or would like to sign up, please contact Heidi Hulin at or call her at 214-670-7535. Thank you! Dr. Elba Garcia Dallas County Commissioner, District 4

In its quest for continuous improvement in the development of oral health professionals, the Hispanic Dental Association presents a scholarship program to students in dentistry. Scholarships in the amount of $500 to $2,000 for Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assisting Students, and Laboratory Technology Students and $4,000 for Dental Specialty Residents will be awarded to support meritorious work by students who seek to advance their scientific and applied clinical knowledge as they enter into the oral health profession. • The deadline for completed applications


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