News and Notes July 2012

City Hall, Community, Education, & People

city hall

City manager Mary Suhm’s recommendations for a $600 million bond package include constructing 47 miles of bike lanes. Suhm also recommends upgrading six miles of roadway to make “complete streets” to serve pedestrians, cyclists and motorists equally. Almost $334 million of the package would be spent on flood control improvements, most of that in the Baylor hospital area, which is plagued by flooding problems. About $55 million would go to economic development. City council is expected to vote on the bond package in August. If approved, Dallas residents would vote on the bond package in November’s general election.

City council is expected to consider auctioning about 25 properties it no longer uses, including the old fire station No. 26 at Westmoreland and Jefferson built in 1945. The city expects to raise about $3.3 million through the auction.

community

The Kidd Springs Park pool at 711 W. Canty will be open from 1-8 p.m. Friday-Tuesday until Aug. 12. Admission costs $2 for adults and $1 for children. The pool at Martin Wiess recreation center at 3440 W. Clarendon will be open 1-8 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Sign up for swim lessons at dallasaquatics.org.

education

Fifteen graduating seniors received scholarships totaling $44,000 from the Adamson High School Scholarship Foundation during a May ceremony. The awards include a $6,000 four-year scholarship and a $2,000 one-year award, which is renewable. The foundation has been awarding scholarships to Adamson students since 1950. Over the decades, it has awarded more than $1.4 million in scholarships to almost 2,000 students. This year, it gave $72,000 in total to graduating seniors and alumni.

people

Tiffaney Dale Hunter of Oak Cliff was selected as a Collin County Business Press “40 Under 40” honoree for 2012. The award recognizes top innovators and community leaders. Dale owns Tiffaney Dale Agency public relations firm and serves on the board of Southern Methodist University’s Business Associate Program. She also participates in Leadership Dallas Alumni, Leadership Houston Alumni, Junior League, Dallas Symphony Orchestra League and the Community Partners of Dallas Auxiliary Group.

 

 


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