The Texas Historical Commission approved markers for two sites in Oak Cliff. One will be placed at 10th and Patton, near the site where Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed officer J.D. Tippit after the Kennedy assassination. Another will be placed two and a half blocks away at the site of the original Adamson High School. That will protect the building, constructed in 1914, from being demolished or inappropriately remodeled, as Dallas ISD had considered in 2009. The new Adamson High School is under construction and is expected to open in the fall.
The Dallas Zoo and the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park are seeking volunteers. Applicants must be 18 or older and provide references, along with proof of a negative tuberculosis test. For more information, contact [email protected] or 469.554.7450.
• Video: Watch 35-year Dallas zoo volunteer Marietta Janak, who we featured in our November 2011 issue.
Construction has begun at West Davis and Rosemont, where Wood Partners is planning Alta West, a 207-unit apartment complex. It is expected to open by April 2013.
A $3.2 million street improvement project on Bishop Avenue will result in bike lanes, fewer lanes for cars, better sidewalks, more lighting, tree plantings and benches. It is expected to be completed in April. Construction started on the project, which stretches from Colorado to Jefferson, this past summer, and it is being funded through a bond program. Crews replaced 50-year-old sewage and sanitation pipes beneath the street, which was the most expensive part of the project.
Parents at Greiner Middle School are forming an advisory committee to help with fundraising, grants, publicity and securing public performances for Greiner Arts Academy, which Dallas ISD nearly closed last year. The academy’s budget includes teacher salaries and nothing else. For more information, contact Rebecca Ordinario at 214.418.9043 or [email protected].
Target recently donated $100,000 to Molina High School to help fund a coffee bar in the school library. A courtyard also will be added to the school’s entrance, for performance art, outdoor teaching and socializing. Both projects are expected to be completed in August, costing $50,000. Molina teachers will submit proposals on how to spend the remainder of the grant.
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