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09/22/2021
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One Dallas student will be named Youth Poet Laureate of Dallas next year and receive a $1,000 scholarship as part of Dal...
09/17/2021

One Dallas student will be named Youth Poet Laureate of Dallas next year and receive a $1,000 scholarship as part of Dallas Public Library’s long-running Express Yourself! Youth Poetry Competition and Cover Art Contest. The new Youth Poet Laureate program is designed to support the literary talent of Dallas young people and to amplify youth voices. The Express Yourself! contest is open to Dallas students in grades 2 through 12, but the Youth Poet Laureate must be between the ages of 13 and 18. Applications are being accepted September 20 to January 31 at www.dallaslibrary.org/poetry. The poet laureate and contest winners will be announced at an award ceremony in April. For more information, contact Director of Libraries Jo Giudice.

09/16/2021
09/13/2021
09/13/2021

If you were hesitant to become vaccinated against COVID-19 under Emergency Use Authorization, Pfizer-BioNTech is the first to receive full U.S. FDA approval for individuals 16 years and older, https://bit.ly/3E2Vpp0. On Sunday, September 19 from 1-4 p.m. you and your family can receive your first dose, second dose, or booster dose for immunocompromised individuals at our Popsicles and Progress event rebranding the Valley View/Galleria area as the International District. The vaccine is FREE and no insurance information is needed. Registration is required, https://tinyurl.com/d11progress. We'll also be giving away FREE tickets to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden and the Dallas Zoo to each individual who receives a vaccine. The more people who become vaccinated, the closer we'll become to herd immunity. A special thank you to Walmart for sponsoring the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines to be distributed.

09/11/2021
Join our Neighbors to the North, next Sunday, September 19th from 1-4pm for vaccines,  food trucks, popsicles, an autono...
09/10/2021

Join our Neighbors to the North, next Sunday, September 19th from 1-4pm for vaccines, food trucks, popsicles, an autonomous car demonstration, voter registration from March to the Polls, live entertainment, booths from local organizations and kid-friendly activities.

Join our Neighbors to the North, next Sunday, September 19th from 1-4pm for vaccines, food trucks, popsicles, an autonomous car demonstration, voter registration from March to the Polls, live entertainment, booths from local organizations and kid-friendly activities.

No plans this weekend? Stop by the Car Meet N Movie at Rochester Park for some Tacos and a showing of Jungle Cruise!
09/10/2021

No plans this weekend? Stop by the Car Meet N Movie at Rochester Park for some Tacos and a showing of Jungle Cruise!

Code Compliance hosts another Community Clean event at Harry Stone Rec Center (2403 Millmar Dr., Dallas, Texas 75228) fr...
09/09/2021

Code Compliance hosts another Community Clean event at Harry Stone Rec Center (2403 Millmar Dr., Dallas, Texas 75228) from 8 a.m. to Noon. Residents can get rid of their bulky trash, hazardous waste, and safely shred documents for free.

Code Compliance organiza otro evento Community Clean en Harry Stone Rec Center (2403 Millmar Dr., Dallas, Texas 75228) desde las 8 a.m. hasta el mediodía. Los residentes pueden deshacerse de su basura voluminosa, desechos peligrosos y triturar documentos de forma segura y gratis.

09/08/2021
Area in Dallas to be sprayed for West Nile VirusDALLAS – A mosquito sample in Dallas has tested positive for the West Ni...
09/07/2021
Office of Emergency Management Dallas Alert

Area in Dallas to be sprayed for West Nile Virus

DALLAS – A mosquito sample in Dallas has tested positive for the West Nile Virus. Weather permitting, the areas described below are scheduled for mosquito control spraying on Tuesday, September 7 and Wednesday, September 8 between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. each night.

Control Area: The area to be sprayed is within an area generally bounded by: 5700 block of Meletio Lane 75230: Harvest Hill Road on the north, Dallas North Tollway on the west, Preston Road on the east, and Forest Lane on the south.
Control Area: The area to be sprayed is within an area generally bounded by: 6100 block of Royal Crest Drive 75230: Preston Haven Drive on the north, Jamestown Road on the west, Edgemere Road on the east, and Tulip Lane on the south.

Control Area: The area to be sprayed is within an area generally bounded by: 6600 block of Duffield Drive 75248: Crestland Avenue on the north, Preston Road on the west, Hillcrest Road on the east, and Saint Anne Street on the south.
Control Area: The area to be sprayed is within an area generally bounded by: 10100 block of Church Road 75238: Ferndale Road on the north, Dove Trail Circle on the west, Vistadale Drive on the east, and Walnut Hill Lane on the south.

Control Area: The area to be sprayed is within an area generally bounded by: 11400 block of Park Central Place: Forest Lane on the north, St. Michael Drive on the west, North Central Expressway on the east, Royal Lane and on the south.

While the Environmental Protection Agency approves the insecticide for treatment, residents in the above areas should avoid contact with the spray by staying indoors. People inside a vehicle while trucks are actively spraying should remain in their vehicles with the windows up and the air conditioner on until the trucks pass through, and the spray is no longer visible. People who are out during the scheduled spraying time should be alert for trucks and should not follow them. Residents who come into contact with the spray are advised to wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and water. The spray breaks down quickly in the presence of sunlight and has no residual effect.

Protection against mosquito bites
Dallas residents are urged to take precautions against mosquito bites by reducing outdoor activity during the evening and nighttime hours. Residents who are outside during these times should cover their arms and legs and use a mosquito repellent.

Prevent mosquito breeding
Residents should eliminate standing water to prevent mosquito breeding and the spread of West Nile Virus. Breeding places for mosquitoes include swimming pools that are not kept clean, stagnant ponds, pet watering dishes, birdbaths, potted plants, old tires, empty containers, toys and clogged rain gutters and French drains. Eliminate standing water promptly, as mosquitoes can grow from egg to adult in as little as seven days. Dallas residents may receive free mosquito dunks at Code Compliance Services District Offices while supplies last.

Code District Offices:
3112 Canton Street (Code Administration)
7901 Goforth Road (North Central, North East)
2721 Municipal St. (South East)
320 East Jefferson Blvd. (Central/South Central)
4230 W. Illinois Ave (South West)
9803 Harry Hines Blvd. (North West)
To report standing water or mosquito problems Dallas residents should call 3-1-1. To be added to the City of Dallas Do Not Spray list contact 3-1-1. For additional information on mosquito control, visit www.dallascitynews.net/fightthebite.
Dallas Alert

To receive alerts about mosquito spraying in your area the City of Dallas developed the Dallas Alert program to enhance the emergency notification system. Dallas Alert allows for additional communication options including cell phone and email. The information you enter will only be used for emergency purposes. This OPT IN system will notify subscribers to potential risks with information on the event and/or actions (such as evacuation) that the City and local Public Safety Officials are advising. To register with Dallas Alert, visit https://bit.ly/3se4cxl.

The City of Dallas developed the DallasAlert program to enhance the emergency notification system. DallasAlert allows for additional communication options including cell phone and email. The information you enter will only be used for emergency purposes.

Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) has been activated for those affected by Hurricane Ida.  The individual will ne...
09/07/2021

Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) has been activated for those affected by Hurricane Ida. The individual will need to register with FEMA and go through the process.

Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) has been activated for those affected by Hurricane Ida. The individual will need to register with FEMA and go through the process.

We know that Hurricane Ida spared Dallas but we would like to share the following information from Children's Health if ...
09/03/2021
Virtual Visit - Children's Health

We know that Hurricane Ida spared Dallas but we would like to share the following information from Children's Health if you know anyone that was impacted.

Children’s Health is committed to helping all those who were impacted by Hurricane Ida. From mental health support to minor illnesses and injuries, Virtual Visit by Children’s Health Virtual Care offers 24/7, high-quality care from virtually anywhere.

Now through Friday, Sept. 10, families impacted by Hurricane Ida can video chat with a provider or licensed therapist for free directly from their mobile device. If you know someone who was affected by Hurricane Ida, please share this convenient virtual option to get care 24/7.

Download the Virtual Visit app https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.childrens.com%2Fspecialties-services%2Fvirtual-care%2Fvirtual-visit%3Futm_source%3DMcKinneyOnline%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3DChildrens%2520Health%2520%257C%2520Health%2520and%2520Wellness%2520%257C%2520McKinney&data=04%7C01%7Cgay.willis%40dallascityhall.com%7C2f5a0e512f3649af2a0608d96f189d33%7C2935709ec10c4809a302852d369f8700%7C0%7C0%7C637662973813887213%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=qMEID%2Fj%2B4LL8qVO1iW9l1%2FkIpZ9q43utMzhIMSOyfng%3D&reserved=0 and enter coupon code IDA on the payment screen to receive a free visit.

Start feeling better on your schedule. Using video technology, we’re delivering high-quality care anytime, virtually anywhere.

Dallas Animal Services prepares residents for an increase in coyote sightingsDallas, TX – Dallas Animal Services (DAS) h...
09/03/2021
Urban Wildlife

Dallas Animal Services prepares residents for an increase in coyote sightings

Dallas, TX – Dallas Animal Services (DAS) has seen an increase in reports of coyote sightings in recent weeks and is releasing tips to the Dallas community to know what to do if they encounter urban wildlife.
“Coyotes are common in urban areas and are generally reclusive, so they pose little threat to humans,” DAS Interim Director MeLissa Webber said. “We encourage Dallas residents to keep their distance from coyotes, and to also follow the steps below to discourage the coyotes from returning to your area."
The best way to address coyotes in neighborhoods is to remove the items that attract them.
If Coyotes are hungry, they will venture into yards or neighborhoods in search of food, and if they find easy meal sources, they will continue to return to your area. Make sure that any pet food or garbage left outside is not easily accessible.
“As we head towards the autumn season, many young coyote pups are starting to explore and become more active, leading to an increase in sightings,” Webber said. “Small dogs and cats can also attract coyotes to come closer, so we recommend you take simple steps to keep your pets safe by leashing your dog when walking them outside of fenced-in areas and bringing cats indoors.”
If you see a coyote that looks sick or injured, call 311 or report it through the OurDallas mobile app immediately. Do not approach or interact with wildlife in any way, especially if they appear sick. Animals that are sick or injured can have unpredictable behavior and could be infected with illnesses that can transfer to humans.
“Usually, coyotes are going to be more afraid of you than you are of them,” Webber said. “But it is important to discourage them from relying on humans, so we also encourage residents to utilize humane hazing practices to safely scare the coyotes off.”
If you see a coyote that does not appear sick or injured, you can use humane hazing methods to re-establish a coyote’s natural wariness of people from a distance.
Some coyotes may return multiple times and may even adjust to a certain hazing method, so it’s important to change it up and to keep hazing until the animal has fully left the area.
Hazing tactics include:
• Use your body: The simplest method of hazing is making yourself loud and large. Stand tall, wave your arms and yell at the coyote until it runs away.
• Use noisemakers: Try whistles, air horns, bells, soda cans filled with pennies or rocks, foot-stomping, or pots and pans banged together.
• Use projectiles: Toss sticks, small rocks, cans, tennis balls, or rubber balls near the coyote with the goal of startling it (do not toss objects at the coyote and attempt to hit or harm it).
• Other options: You can also try spraying water hoses, water guns with vinegar water, pepper spray, or bear repellant.
If you are walking your dog in an area where you suspect coyotes live, carry whistles or small air horns, pepper spray, or pick up rocks and sticks to throw should a coyote cross your path.
For additional information about coyotes, urban wildlife, and hazing methods, please visit BeDallas90.org/urban-wildlife.
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Urban Wildlife Urban Wildlife in Dallas The city of Dallas is home to a variety of native wildlife including coyotes, raccoons, possums, and more! It is up to all of us to protect and coexist with wildlife. Please do not feed, touch, or attempt to catch any wildlife you find. Our city is their home

All residents impacted by Hurricane Ida have been asked by the State of Louisiana to return to Louisiana. Anyone impacte...
09/02/2021
Home - Get a Game Plan

All residents impacted by Hurricane Ida have been asked by the State of Louisiana to return to Louisiana. Anyone impacted by Ida should text “LASHELTER” to 898-211 for shelter locations in LA. New Orleans residents can text “NOLAREADY” to 77295 for local alerts. Road closure information is at www.511LA.org. Lists of evacuation items are at www.getagameplan.org.

There are several organizations working directly with those impacted by Hurricane Ida. WFAA has a great list at https://www.wfaa.com/article/weather/hurricane/hurricane-ida-relief-how-to-help/287-83c32cf4-297e-4303-b674-0b511051c6a9

The State of Texas has not opened any shelters in Texas for those impacted by Hurricane Ida. Anyone coming to a DFW area hotel is arranging their own accommodations.

On a Federal level, FEMA has information at https://www.fema.gov/disaster/hurricane-ida

When severe weather strikes, will you be ready? It's critical that you are, for your safety and your family's. The key is to have a winning game plan. We want to help.

Area in Dallas to be sprayed for West Nile VirusDALLAS – A mosquito sample in Dallas has tested positive for the West Ni...
08/31/2021
Office of Emergency Management Dallas Alert

Area in Dallas to be sprayed for West Nile Virus

DALLAS – A mosquito sample in Dallas has tested positive for the West Nile Virus. Weather permitting, the areas described below are scheduled for mosquito control spraying on Tuesday, August 31 and Wednesday, September 1 between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. each night.

Control Area: The area to be sprayed is within an area generally bounded by: 12000 block of Snow White Drive 75244: High Summit Drive on the north, Cox Lane on the west, Crestline Avenue on the east, and Courtshire Drive on the south.

While the Environmental Protection Agency approves the insecticide for treatment, residents in the above areas should avoid contact with the spray by staying indoors. People inside a vehicle while trucks are actively spraying should remain in their vehicles with the windows up and the air conditioner on until the trucks pass through, and the spray is no longer visible. People who are out during the scheduled spraying time should be alert for trucks and should not follow them. Residents who come into contact with the spray are advised to wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and water. The spray breaks down quickly in the presence of sunlight and has no residual effect.
Protection against mosquito bites
Dallas residents are urged to take precautions against mosquito bites by reducing outdoor activity during the evening and nighttime hours. Residents who are outside during these times should cover their arms and legs and use a mosquito repellent.
Prevent mosquito breeding
Residents should eliminate standing water to prevent mosquito breeding and the spread of West Nile Virus. Breeding places for mosquitoes include swimming pools that are not kept clean, stagnant ponds, pet watering dishes, birdbaths, potted plants, old tires, empty containers, toys and clogged rain gutters and French drains. Eliminate standing water promptly, as mosquitoes can grow from egg to adult in as little as seven days. Dallas residents may receive free mosquito dunks at Code Compliance Services District Offices while supplies last.
Code District Offices:
3112 Canton Street (Code Administration)
7901 Goforth Road (North Central, North East)
2721 Municipal St. (South East)
320 East Jefferson Blvd. (Central/South Central)
4230 W. Illinois Ave (South West)
9803 Harry Hines Blvd. (North West)
To report standing water or mosquito problems Dallas residents should call 3-1-1. To be added to the City of Dallas Do Not Spray list contact 3-1-1. For additional information on mosquito control, visit www.dallascitynews.net/fightthebite.
Dallas Alert

To receive alerts about mosquito spraying in your area the City of Dallas developed the Dallas Alert program to enhance the emergency notification system. Dallas Alert allows for additional communication options including cell phone and email. The information you enter will only be used for emergency purposes. This OPT IN system will notify subscribers to potential risks with information on the event and/or actions (such as evacuation) that the City and local Public Safety Officials are advising. To register with Dallas Alert, visit https://bit.ly/3se4cxl.

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The City of Dallas developed the DallasAlert program to enhance the emergency notification system. DallasAlert allows for additional communication options including cell phone and email. The information you enter will only be used for emergency purposes.

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