How do Dallas ISD elections work?

How do Dallas ISD elections work?

What is the job of the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees? How and when are they elected?

South Dallas

Michaela Rush - April 12, 2024

Between DART’s GoLink and Circuit, all of West Dallas can access rides on demand

Between DART’s GoLink and Circuit, all of West Dallas can access rides on demand

Riders in West Dallas have two DART-sponsored microtransit options: Circuit and GoLink. Why does DART sponsor two services?

West Dallas

Michaela Rush - April 12, 2024

Verdigris tells the story of West Dallas environmental injustice, resilience in ‘Mis-Lead’

Verdigris tells the story of West Dallas environmental injustice, resilience in ‘Mis-Lead’

Esther Villareal, a West Dallas resident and master naturalist, was one of several West Dallas neighbors interviewed for the film documentary element of this weekend’s performance of “Mis-Lead.” “For decades, the residents have felt like the city has turned away, felt like the EPA clean-up wasn’t enough, felt like they’re being lied to,” Villareal says. […]

West Dallas

Michaela Rush - April 3, 2024

Dallas ISD schools in West Dallas: history, curriculum and options

Dallas ISD schools in West Dallas: history, curriculum and options

Use this graphic to keep track of changes to Dallas ISD schools in West Dallas, including demolitions and new campuses.

West Dallas

Renee Umsted - March 25, 2024

Who gets to name the West Dallas STEM School?

Who gets to name the West Dallas STEM School?

West Dallas' only school of choice might be renamed after Oak Cliff legacy names without the community's input.

West Dallas

Keri Mitchell - March 20, 2024

What West Dallas residents want to see in the ForwardDallas update

What West Dallas residents want to see in the ForwardDallas update

Residents provided feedback during the ForwardDallas update. Here are their concerns about land use in the area.

West Dallas

Renee Umsted - February 23, 2024

In Dallas, EPA casts a net for answers on how pollution from concrete batch plants affects people’s health

In Dallas, EPA casts a net for answers on how pollution from concrete batch plants affects people’s health

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fishes at Fish Trap lake to better understand the pollution West Dallas residents have faced for decades.

West Dallas

- February 21, 2024

These Pinkston programs improve high school attendance, grades and even crime rates

These Pinkston programs improve high school attendance, grades and even crime rates

On a typical day at L.G. Pinkston High School, as students file into classrooms, some make their way to a tucked-in corner room on the building’s second floor. Here, a different type of learning happens, in a more relaxed environment with comfortable chairs and soft lighting. This space is home to Pinkston’s Becoming a Man […]

West Dallas

Michaela Rush - January 8, 2024

Another West Dallas school shuffle will reopen Thomas Edison campus as West Dallas Junior High

Another West Dallas school shuffle will reopen Thomas Edison campus as West Dallas Junior High

The West Dallas Junior High School will fulfill the community's wishes to reclaim its history but will DISD considering all of their input.

West Dallas

Keri Mitchell - December 23, 2023

Then and now: What’s happening with the West Dallas STEM School?

Then and now: What’s happening with the West Dallas STEM School?

The collaboration between Dallas ISD, Toyota, and SMU is now in its school year, expanding grades as the West Dallas school landscape shifts.

West Dallas

Michaela Rush - December 21, 2023

Civic Explainer: Property tax options

Civic Explainer: Property tax options

As property taxes rise city-wide, Dallas residents have a variety of options for payment plans or exemptions to lower their burden of the bill.

West Dallas

Michaela Rush - December 11, 2023

With $325 million invested into a Trinity River park, West Dallas residents want investment in people

With $325 million invested into a Trinity River park, West Dallas residents want investment in people

West Dallas residents and leaders want the Trinity Park Conservancy to take action to ensure the park will benefit neighbors.

West Dallas

Keri Mitchell - December 4, 2023

Texas Rangers win big, but the Rangers’ West Dallas Youth Academy has been celebrating victories for years

Texas Rangers win big, but the Rangers’ West Dallas Youth Academy has been celebrating victories for years

The Texas Rangers Youth Academy provides free baseball and softball training and various classes for kids and parents to succeed in school and at home. 

West Dallas

Tanya Raghu - November 6, 2023

Dallas ISD and City of Dallas provide free tampons and pads, but getting them isn’t always easy

Dallas ISD and City of Dallas provide free tampons and pads, but getting them isn’t always easy

A West Dallas student's local effort to access feminine hygiene products at school led the city to do the same for all its residents.

West Dallas

Tanya Raghu - November 3, 2023

West Dallas groups agree ‘GAF’s gotta go’ but take different tacks on how the polluter should exit

West Dallas groups agree ‘GAF’s gotta go’ but take different tacks on how the polluter should exit

Neighborhood groups are trying negotiation and legal action to get GAF and its pollution out of West Dallas faster — and without leaving a mess.

West Dallas

Sona Chaudhary - October 30, 2023

West Dallas residents don’t trust city plans for their land

West Dallas residents don’t trust city plans for their land

At a September Forward Dallas meeting, neighbors voiced anger over the city’s failure to protect the area.

West Dallas

Michaela Rush - October 30, 2023

Neighbors discuss housing protections, land use at West Dallas Community Vision Plan meeting

Neighbors discuss housing protections, land use at West Dallas Community Vision Plan meeting

On Oct. 12, West Dallas neighbors met to review policy suggestions for housing and land use for the West Dallas Community Vision Plan.

West Dallas

Michaela Rush - October 18, 2023

District 6 residents ask for improvements to fire station, Jaycee-Zaragoza Recreation Center during bond town hall

District 6 residents ask for improvements to fire station, Jaycee-Zaragoza Recreation Center during bond town hall

The latest: District 6 residents prioritized two projects for the 2024 bond: improvements to a community fire station and the Jaycee-Zaragoza Recreation Center. The city’s Office of Bond and Construction Management hosted a town hall meeting last month at the recreation center on the proposed 2024 Capital Bond Program so neighbors could provide input.  Why […]

Public Meeting Briefs

Dallas Documenters - October 10, 2023

Planned Dallas-Fort Worth high-speed train will cut through West Dallas neighborhood

Planned Dallas-Fort Worth high-speed train will cut through West Dallas neighborhood

As NCTCOG moves forward with its Dallas to Fort Worth high-speed rail project, West Dallas neighbors have questions about potential neighborhood impact.

West Dallas

Michaela Rush - September 19, 2023

Follow Up: La Bajada neighbors miss appeals deadline, but are still looking for legal help to fight the city

Follow Up: La Bajada neighbors miss appeals deadline, but are still looking for legal help to fight the city

Following the Aug. 15 decision to approve a height variance in La Bajada, residents pursue legal action against the City of Dallas.

West Dallas

Michaela Rush - September 18, 2023

La Bajada residents seek legal help after City of Dallas decision eclipses zoning ordinance 

La Bajada residents seek legal help after City of Dallas decision eclipses zoning ordinance 

La Bajada Neighborhood Community Association and neighbors are trying to appeal the quasi-judicial board's decision at the county or district court level, and have until Monday, Aug. 28, according to West Dallas City Councilmember Omar Narvaez’ office.

West Dallas

Michaela Rush - August 24, 2023

West Dallas remembers Isabel “Chavela” Lozada Tavera

West Dallas remembers Isabel “Chavela” Lozada Tavera

Chavela, a lifelong resident of West Dallas, left a lasting legacy of selfless service to her neighborhood.

West Dallas

Michaela Rush - August 14, 2023

Meet our new principals: Pinkston’s Tameca Ward and West Dallas Middle School’s Laura Guzman

Meet our new principals: Pinkston’s Tameca Ward and West Dallas Middle School’s Laura Guzman

Dr. L.G. Pinkston High School and West Dallas Middle School welcome new principals, Tameca Ward and Laura Guzman. Dallas Free Press sat down for conversations with Ward and Guzman to learn more about their vision for the 2023-24 school year. 

West Dallas

Michaela Rush - August 11, 2023

Civic Explainer: What is a ‘Neighborhood Stabilization Overlay,’ or NSO?

Civic Explainer: What is a ‘Neighborhood Stabilization Overlay,’ or NSO?

NSO is a Neighborhood Stabilization Overlay, which is a type of zoning district adopted by the City of Dallas in 2005. NSOs can regulate things like how much yard space is allowed on all sides of the home, where the garage is located and whether or not it is attached to the home, as well as the height of homes.

West Dallas

Michaela Rush - August 4, 2023

City of Dallas fails to protect character of La Bajada neighborhood 

City of Dallas fails to protect character of La Bajada neighborhood 

La Bajada residents have expressed frustration that the height and size of several new homes in their neighborhood are incompatible, but the La Bajada NSO is not being honored by the city and outside developers.

West Dallas

Michaela Rush - August 4, 2023

West Dallas’ oldest Black-owned grocery store thrives while others fizzle out in food desert

West Dallas’ oldest Black-owned grocery store thrives while others fizzle out in food desert

Gipson Grocery store converted into a one-stop shop with many services aimed to strengthen its community members.

Food Apartheid

Sujata Dand - May 11, 2023

What’s next for GAF: West Dallas 1 picks up where public meetings left off

What’s next for GAF: West Dallas 1 picks up where public meetings left off

While GAF has canceled public meetings for the time being, West Dallas 1 is hosting its own public meetings with the goal of informing neighbors and amplifying more residents’ voices.

West Dallas

Sona Chaudhary - May 10, 2023

Did Dallas ISD’s sale of the segregated Fred Douglass School seal Gilbert-Emory’s fate?

Did Dallas ISD’s sale of the segregated Fred Douglass School seal Gilbert-Emory’s fate?

It wasn’t until Emmanuel Glover and Sarah Ashitey moved into Gilbert-emory that they learned their new house was in a historical African-American settlement.

West Dallas

Sujata Dand - May 1, 2023

Gilbert-Emory neighbors watch their historically Black community vanish, one half-million-dollar townhome at a time

Gilbert-Emory neighbors watch their historically Black community vanish, one half-million-dollar townhome at a time

The rapid sweep of gentrification has already wiped away many old homes in the once redlined Gilbert-Emory community.

West Dallas

Dianne Solis - May 1, 2023

Rosa Lopez street toppers commemorate her affordable housing legacy in Los Altos

Rosa Lopez street toppers commemorate her affordable housing legacy in Los Altos

West Dallas residents from Los Altos and community leaders gathered to honor the life and legacy of the late Rosa Lopez — her work in the community to improve the quality of living and empower neighbors.

West Dallas

Jeffrey Ruiz - April 13, 2023

Fentanyl awareness: Pinkston High School responds to parent concerns after drug scare

Fentanyl awareness: Pinkston High School responds to parent concerns after drug scare

Dallas ISD’s Marlene Yepez-Porras and Pinkston parent instructor Anthony McGee told parents the school’s staff is working with the DISD to approve training for teachers and staff on fentanyl awareness. The staff emphasized that parents must also help by speaking with children about the dangers of fentanyl and how to keep an eye out for signs of drug use outside of school.

West Dallas

Manuel Holguin - April 5, 2023

West Dallas Investments just sold most of its land to a Nebraska-based investor

West Dallas Investments just sold most of its land to a Nebraska-based investor

A Dallas Morning News story by real estate editor Steve Brown notes that the purchase by Nebraska-based investor Goldenrod Cos. is "one of the largest such property transactions in years located so close to downtown" and "signals future development."

West Dallas

Keri Mitchell - March 27, 2023

<strong>West Dallas strong: West Dallas 1 website breaks new ground and hopes to inspire new leadership </strong>

West Dallas strong: West Dallas 1 website breaks new ground and hopes to inspire new leadership 

“We're setting the agenda on much of what's going on in West Dallas,” Raul Reyes Jr. says. However, his six-year term is coming to an end, and he and Jeffrey Howard don’t want to lose West Dallas 1’s momentum. As they prepare to pass the torch to the next generation, they are hoping the website will build support and awareness of West Dallas 1’s continuing impact.

West Dallas

Jeffrey Ruiz - January 25, 2023

West Dallas homeowners couldn’t access City funds for home repairs, so the City eliminated the barrier

West Dallas homeowners couldn’t access City funds for home repairs, so the City eliminated the barrier

The Dallas City Council voted last week to forgo the home insurance requirement for homeowners applying to the West Dallas Targeted Rehab Program, a City of Dallas neighborhood revitalization effort designed to provide financial assistance for home repairs. The city had rejected nearly half of program applicants, most of whom lacked home insurance. 

West Dallas

Jeffrey Ruiz - December 27, 2022

A major West Dallas polluter is leaving — but not fast enough for neighbors

A major West Dallas polluter is leaving — but not fast enough for neighbors

Neighbors don’t understand why GAF needs so long to leave and question who will truly benefit from a land upgrade. Once again, they have to defend their vision for their neighborhood.

West Dallas

Sona Chaudhary - December 23, 2022

The City created a home repair program for West Dallas residents, but they’re struggling to qualify

The City created a home repair program for West Dallas residents, but they’re struggling to qualify

So far, the program has committed roughly $800,000 for about 90 eligible applicants, according to Thor Erickson, area redevelopment manager with the City’s department of housing and neighborhood revitalization. He says the goal was to complete 200 home repair projects and spend the $2 million within an 18-month period. The city didn’t meet its goal, Jackson says, because applicants are finding the city’s requirements to be too strenuous. In order to qualify for the program, West Dallas residents have to meet a laundry list of demands: make less than $77,900, live in the home as their primary residence, have home insurance, have a clear title and be current on their property taxes and mortgage payments.

West Dallas

Jeffrey Ruiz - November 3, 2022

Pool amenities in West Dallas: Fading ‘entusiasmo,’ but changes are coming

Pool amenities in West Dallas: Fading ‘entusiasmo,’ but changes are coming

This summer, one of the hottest on record, West Dallas residents went weeks without a community pool to cool them off. 

West Dallas

Jeffrey Ruiz - September 20, 2022

West Dallas community members make history with a street topper in honor of late Rev. Dr. Walter Bookman

West Dallas community members make history with a street topper in honor of late Rev. Dr. Walter Bookman

The Rev. Dr. Walter Bookman was a pastor at The New Morning Star Baptist Church in West Dallas for more than 40 years until his death in 1995. Now, thanks to efforts by members of Bookman’s congregation, a street topper across from the church will bear his name. Bookman was known for his humanity and […]

West Dallas

Fatima Syed - September 2, 2022

Clifford Sherman pays it forward with computers for L.G. Pinkston High School seniors

Clifford Sherman pays it forward with computers for L.G. Pinkston High School seniors

West Dallas’ Ledbetter school on Gentry Drive was where Clifford Sherman began his education as a first-grader, and it’s where he gave this interview — though the school is now Voice of Hope Ministries’ center. He moved from one segregated school to another in third grade, and finished his education at L.G. Pinkston High School […]

West Dallas

Fatima Syed - August 19, 2022

When the pandemic forced mental health care to go virtual, it revealed an antidote to stigmas in Latino communities

When the pandemic forced mental health care to go virtual, it revealed an antidote to stigmas in Latino communities

"We were meeting them in their homes, and we started seeing more people because they knew they wouldn’t have to come in," says Brother Bill's Helping Hand clinic director Ivan Esquivel, on the upsurge in mental health visits.

West Dallas

Sujata Dand - June 8, 2022

A soccer field in the community, but not for the community

A soccer field in the community, but not for the community

The soccer field sits in the middle of the Los Altos neighborhood’s Benito Juarez Parque de Heroes. Since 2012, when the City of Dallas built a fence around the field, it has gone mostly unused, except for the weekends when teams pay the city as much as $61 an hour to use the field for practice or games.

West Dallas

Oscar Saravia - May 15, 2022

‘I’ve never seen any dirt go up 1400% in five years’

‘I’ve never seen any dirt go up 1400% in five years’

The land value of dozens of 7,000-square-foot parcels in Los Altos — just north of Singleton, up and down Borger, Crossman and Winnetka — all jumped from $65,000 to $168,000 this year. Several efforts are being made to educate West Dallas neighbors on how to protest property tax appraisals before the May 16 deadline.

West Dallas

Keri Mitchell - May 11, 2022

Preguntas y respuestas: Qué saber sobre el pasado y el futuro ambiental de West Dallas

Preguntas y respuestas: Qué saber sobre el pasado y el futuro ambiental de West Dallas

Conceptos clave en la lucha de West Dallas por librarse de los contaminadores, incluida la importancia de la zonificación, los permisos y la acción cívica.

Dallas News

Sona Chaudhary - May 5, 2022

What to know about West Dallas’ environmental past and future

What to know about West Dallas’ environmental past and future

Key concepts in West Dallas' fight to get rid of polluters, including the significance of zoning, permits, and civic action.

West Dallas

Sona Chaudhary - May 5, 2022

How West Dallas is leaving a history of environmental racism in the dust

How West Dallas is leaving a history of environmental racism in the dust

Dallas is considering a new approach to permitting concrete batch plants, thanks to a long history of advocacy coming from West Dallas.

West Dallas

Sona Chaudhary - May 5, 2022

Singleton United/Unidos: The new neighborhood on the block

Singleton United/Unidos: The new neighborhood on the block

Janie Cisneros credits her neighborhood-based activism to serendipity. She is the leader of Singleton United/Unidos, a newly established neighborhood association in West Dallas, fighting for clean air and the removal of the long-standing roofing shingles plant, GAF, from her residential neighborhood.

West Dallas

Shardae White - February 23, 2022

Q&A with Esther Villarreal

Q&A with Esther Villarreal

Esther Villarreal, appointee to Dallas' environmental commission and West Dallas resident, reflects on her advocacy and shares her hopes for the health of her community.

West Dallas

Shardae White - December 14, 2021

West Dallas 400-foot tower: How it started and how it’s going

West Dallas 400-foot tower: How it started and how it’s going

For more than two years, West Dallas Investments has been trying to win favor from La Bajada neighbors, its board, the West Dallas community, and the City Plan Commission. They've run into opposition from almost every direction, but despite this, the developers have appealed their case to City Council, where it is on the agenda this Wednesday, Dec. 8.

West Dallas

Keri Mitchell - December 7, 2021

Now open: West Dallas STEM school

Now open: West Dallas STEM school

This year, though seventh- and eighth-graders are at L.G. Pinkston High School's campus, they’re in a separate school with a unique learning approach — the new West Dallas STEM school.

West Dallas

Shardae White - November 5, 2021

Changes are coming to Hattie Rankin Moore Park in Los Altos. The City wants West Dallas’ input.

Changes are coming to Hattie Rankin Moore Park in Los Altos. The City wants West Dallas’ input.

After listening to residents in early 2020, the City of Dallas planned to add colorful murals, artificial turf, family grills, playground equipment and more athletic fields to the park in the Los Altos neighborhood, located just south of Anita Martinez Recreation Center and Lorenzo de Zavala Elementary School.

West Dallas

Oscar Saravia - September 14, 2021

Dallas ISD rolls out free at-home internet access for students

Dallas ISD rolls out free at-home internet access for students

Dallas ISD invested in 40,000 hotspots last school year for families without reliable internet at home, but this year DISD plans to spend $18 million on at-home wired connections for its students.

West Dallas

Sujata Dand - September 2, 2021

Los Gallos: A gym from West Dallas where boxing teaches life lessons

Los Gallos: A gym from West Dallas where boxing teaches life lessons

The Los Gallos Boxing Club wants to teach their students that with discipline and hard work, any obstacle that life brings can be overcome.

West Dallas

Oscar Saravia - August 31, 2021

How West Dallas residents are challenging the industries polluting their neighborhood

How West Dallas residents are challenging the industries polluting their neighborhood

West Dallas residents have set the stage to challenge GAF’s federal permit renewal and reimagine the Singleton corridor without smog, smells and health anxieties. GAF is North America’s leading roofing manufacturer and one of West Dallas’ leading sources of air pollution. After months of petitions, meetings and teamwork among neighborhoods and nonprofits, West Dallas residents […]

West Dallas

Sona Chaudhary - July 27, 2021

Circuit’s ride-share service gives West Dallas a new option for travel

Circuit’s ride-share service gives West Dallas a new option for travel

Circuit, a free ride-share service, is giving West Dallas neighbors an environmentally and financially friendly way to travel short distances.

West Dallas

Sona Chaudhary - July 14, 2021

Summer activities in West Dallas

Summer activities in West Dallas

What can children and teens do in West Dallas this summer? Dallas Free Press created a round-up of summer camps and activities.

West Dallas

Oscar Saravia - July 1, 2021

‘Why not Pinkston?’

‘Why not Pinkston?’

For a school that recently faced academic elimination, the success of reaching the final four in the state, being awarded seven football scholarships in 2021, and having multiple teams in district playoffs gives hope that the best is yet to come.

West Dallas

Oscar Saravia - June 18, 2021

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

Mercy Street responds to winter storm suffering in West Dallas

Mercy Street responds to winter storm suffering in West Dallas

In the middle of February was a horrendous week blanketed in white snow and suffering. West Dallas residents lost power, water and hope.

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 […]

West Dallas

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 […]

West Dallas

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 […]

West Dallas

Maddi Hurd - June 13, 2020