Goal of neighborhood-led West Dallas plan is ‘teeth,’ accountability

Goal of neighborhood-led West Dallas plan is ‘teeth,’ accountability

A neighborhood-led plan "will be used to shape the future of West Dallas for the next 10 to 20 years,” and act to "slow down the fast-paced gentrification that is running a risk of literally changing the thread of our community and wiping away the history," says James Armstrong III.

West Dallas

Keri Mitchell - May 12, 2021

Pollution history tied to plan for West Dallas’ future

Pollution history tied to plan for West Dallas’ future

From putting pressure on lead smelters in the 1980s to ongoing pushback against roofing manufacturer GAF, environmental justice issues in West Dallas have been community issues.

West Dallas

Sona Chaudhary - April 19, 2021

Pinkston seniors return to campus to prep for graduation

Pinkston seniors return to campus to prep for graduation

Two in five Dallas ISD seniors are in danger of not graduating, so alumni rolled out the red carpet when Pinkston seniors returned Monday.

West Dallas

Keri Mitchell - April 12, 2021

Three major updates contribute to Trinity River park

Three major updates contribute to Trinity River park

Trinity Park Conservancy leaders say they want to make the park a welcoming place for West Dallas and other communities along the riverbanks.

West Dallas

Vivian Berreondo - March 17, 2021

After the storm: Resources for West Dallas neighbors

After the storm: Resources for West Dallas neighbors

Dallas Free Press has compiled a list of resources for West Dallas residents in the aftermath of February's winter storm.

West Dallas

Keri Mitchell - February 22, 2021

A poisoned West Dallas speaks out against air pollution

A poisoned West Dallas speaks out against air pollution

GAF is North America’s leading roofing manufacturer, and its federal permit is up for renewal. West Dallas neighbors are seizing the opportunity to fight against GAF’s presence in their neighborhood.

West Dallas

Sona Chaudhary - February 17, 2021

Hours before decision, 139 La Bajada neighbors ask for opposition to West Dallas office tower

Hours before decision, 139 La Bajada neighbors ask for opposition to West Dallas office tower

For more than a year, Trinity Groves developers West Dallas Investments have worked to gather support from La Bajada neighbors on a zoning change that would allow them to build a 400-foot, 28- to 32-story office tower at the base of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, adjacent to the historic West Dallas residential neighborhood. At […]

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Keri Mitchell - January 21, 2021

Does the fate of West Dallas rest on a 400-foot tower next to La Bajada?

Does the fate of West Dallas rest on a 400-foot tower next to La Bajada?

On Thursday, the City Plan Commission will consider West Dallas Investments’ request to allow a 400-foot tower on the north side of Singleton, adjacent to La Bajada, with the hope of attracting a Fortune 500 company like Amazon, Google, AT&T or Toyota.

West Dallas

Keri Mitchell - December 16, 2020

West Dallas neighbors work to make Bernal Drive safe

West Dallas neighbors work to make Bernal Drive safe

West Dallas residents have been begging for safer streets, and after decades of no response, the voices of neighbors living near Bernal Drive finally are being heard.

West Dallas

Vivian Berreondo - December 9, 2020

3 free WiFi options for Dallas ISD families

3 free WiFi options for Dallas ISD families

Dallas ISD officials have a three-phase plan to give families free WiFi that could minimize the city’s digital divide.

West Dallas

Sujata Dand - November 25, 2020

Free home repairs plus a tax freeze available to hundreds in West Dallas

Free home repairs plus a tax freeze available to hundreds in West Dallas

The $2 million set aside solely for seven census tracts in the 75212 zip code comes from funds City Manager T.C. Broadnax pulled together from former city bond packages.

West Dallas

Keri Mitchell - November 24, 2020

West Dallas property values on the rise

West Dallas property values on the rise

In 1998 the City of Dallas declared an 89-acre expanse of West Dallas to be an area of "underperforming real estate." They created tax incentives to entice developers, and two decades later, both investors and longtime residents are seeing their property values surge.

West Dallas

Renee Umsted - October 30, 2020

How West Dallas parents experienced the vices and virtues of virtual learning

How West Dallas parents experienced the vices and virtues of virtual learning

Virtual learning has become the new normal in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dallas ISD elected to begin the 2020 school year three weeks later on Sept. 8, rather than begin online education on Aug. 17 like other North Texas districts, but DISD students will still have the option to learn virtually, even if […]

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Maddi Hurd - August 15, 2020

West Dallas 1 videos simplify back-to-school safety plans

West Dallas 1 videos simplify back-to-school safety plans

Dallas ISD’s 41-page Reentry Playbook for Parents is thorough, but West Dallas 1, a grassroots coalition that focuses on education, environment and housing issues in our neighborhood, didn’t want West Dallas families to miss the information they consider most crucial about back-to-school safety measures. They “created informative videos to highlight some of the most notable […]

West Dallas

Keri Mitchell - August 12, 2020

West Dallas neighbors block Megatel’s plans for hundreds of townhomes, apartments

West Dallas neighbors block Megatel’s plans for hundreds of townhomes, apartments

Neighbors living in Soho Square, told the City of Dallas Plan Commission that problems would only worsen if Megatel's zoning application was approved.

West Dallas

Renee Umsted - July 1, 2020

Future West Dallas STEM school finds its first leader

Future West Dallas STEM school finds its first leader

Marion Jackson was named principal this month, more than a year before the school is expected to open.

West Dallas

Maddi Hurd - June 17, 2020

Home alone yet connected: Casa Feliz equips seniors to be tech savvy

Home alone yet connected: Casa Feliz equips seniors to be tech savvy

Sylvia Deleon would arrive at the Wesley-Rankin Community Center in West Dallas at 8 a.m. each weekday, eager to see her friends and begin the morning’s activities.

West Dallas

Renee Umsted - June 17, 2020

CVS Minute Clinic opens first COVID-19 testing site in West Dallas

CVS Minute Clinic opens first COVID-19 testing site in West Dallas

In early June, the CVS at 3030 Sylvan Avenue became the first testing COVID-19 testing site in West Dallas.  Testing is done using a drive-through system. Patients stay in their cars while CVS Minute Clinic workers come outside. The test requires patients or someone with them to swab their own nose for a secretion sample. This […]

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Maddi Hurd - June 13, 2020

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