Archive for March, 2016

GALLERY: Dallas Innovates’ Launch Party

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

FROM CREATIVES TO ENTREPRENEURS, EDUCATORS TO TECHNOLOGISTS, INVENTORS TO INVESTORS, NORTH TEXAS’ INNOVATORS CAME TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE


On Feb. 25, more than 400 joined us to celebrate Dallas Innovates’ launch.

It was the same night many of you witnessed …

Investing in Dallas’ Future Leaders by Igniting Brain Potential

Posted by Sandra Chapman

SMART PROGRAM SHOWS PROMISE FOR STUDENTS LIVING IN POVERTY


“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires,” said the late famous author William Arthur Ward.

Almost 80 percent of the 160,000 students …

Dallas Theater Center Puts Students in Spotlight

Posted by Tara Nieuwesteeg

IN 2009, THE DALLAS THEATER CENTER (DTC) AND BOOKER T. WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL for the Performing and Visual Arts formed a partnership. DTC implemented an audition-based, college-level acting class at the school, and each year since, professional artists have been …

Fort Worth’s Near Southside Lures People Back

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Fort Worth’s Near Southside is home to hospitals and big business, but it also has become a gathering point for many people at its restaurants, shops and apartment communities. (Photo courtesy Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau)


“THE COMMON MANTRA

DFW: Meeting Place for World’s Best Thinkers

Posted by Axxess

Powerful voices across industry sectors contribute value to the marketplace of ideas 


DALLAS IS MORE THAN A HUB FOR INNOVATION. It’s a meeting place for the best thinkers in the world to come together to discuss big ideas, create

Mark Cuban, Aggies Join Forces for Practice Facility, HQ Plans

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Mark Cuban’s passions for the Dallas Mavericks and Shark Tank could be combined at his new practice facility.

Conceptual plans presented by architecture students at Texas A&M show a mixed-use facility with an NBA court, team offices, a team store,

City of Dallas, Uber Team Up for DriveSouth Initiative

Posted by Lance Murray

The city of Dallas, Uber, Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas and several community groups announced on Wednesday the DriveSouth Initiative to sign up 2,500 new drivers in southern Dallas within the next 12 months.

The DriveSouth Initiative  supports Mayor Mike Rawlings’ …

How Going to Coding Bootcamp Affects Startup Family, Motive

Posted by Amber Backes

Spring always brings change to Texas. Bluebonnets are blooming, new businesses are bursting onto the scene and one tech accelerator founder is leaving to attend a coding bootcamp in New York City.

Motive founder John Backes and his wife, Amber, …

Innovative Partnership Opens Doors for Dallas Students

Posted by Miguel Solis

One of the main goals of Dallas ISD is to graduate students who are college and career ready. For many of us, this means ensuring that our young people have obtained the best K-12 instruction and support possible to allow …

Toyota Family Learning Benefits Kids, Parents

Posted by Patrick Kobler

Toyota may be a year away from opening its Plano headquarters, but the automotive giant already is impacting its new community through Toyota Family Learning, a multigenerational family learning initiative that aims to empower both children and their parents.…