Archive for October, 2016

Grant Aids First Responders in Managing Behavioral Health Emergencies

Posted by Heather Noel

Dallas Fire-Rescue and the Dallas Police Department soon could change the way they respond to calls with behavioral health emergencies. 

The departments have been working with Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute for Texas to improve the way they respond to …

bigBANG! 2016: Equity in Action Conference is Close

Posted by Lance Murray

The bigBANG! 2016: Equity in Action conference is nearly here, and there’s still time to register.

The event will take place Oct. 26-28 at Paul Quinn College in South Dallas, with most of the events taking place on Oct. 27.…

Engineering Firm Moving HQ from California to Dallas

Posted by Heather Noel

Downtown Dallas has landed another corporate headquarters.

Jacobs Engineering Group’s plans to move its headquarters from California to Dallas are official, according to the Dallas Business Journal

The firm, which has offices around the globe, will be adding space …

UNT Researchers’ Breakthrough Alloy Withstands Heat, Pressure

Posted by Nealie Sanchez

A team of University of North Texas researchers developed a nanocrystalline alloy that may redefine the way materials are made in aerospace, energy, and other sectors.

Materials science and engineering professor Rajiv Mishra and UNT College of Engineering post-doctoral researcher …

SMU Establishing New STEM Academy For DISD Teachers

Posted by Nealie Sanchez

A new STEM Teacher Academy at Southern Methodist University will equip Dallas ISD teachers with learning tools to better engage middle school students in science and technology.

The $4 million STEM Teacher Academy project at SMU’s Simmons School of Education …

Fuzse Offers Tech Developers New Payment Option

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Lane Conner wants to shake up the electronic payment industry again, this time helping the developers who create software, apps, and web pages get a share of the money long term.

This month, he launched Fuzse, a Dallas-based electronic payment

Signposts of Innovation: 6 Key Strategies Detailed

Posted by Lance Murray

Economist Bart van Ark led a conversation about the future of innovation with Fortune 1000 leaders from Microsoft, IBM, Sabre, and Blue Cross Blue Shield at the Signposts of Innovation panel discussion Oct. 3 at the Dallas Regional Chamber offices

Music Therapy at The Bridge Dallas ‘Soothes the Soul’

Posted by Susan McFarland

Hearing the drums beat and tambourines shake may seem trivial to some who pass by the cafeteria on a Friday afternoon at a Dallas homeless shelter. But for the performers in the circle, making the music is life changing.

The …

Wobble Chairs are Bouncing into Dallas ISD Classrooms

Posted by Rachel Hawkins

Traditional desk chairs are out in some Dallas ISD classrooms, making way for flexible seating options such as Wobble chairs, stability balls, or pillows on the floor, according to The Dallas Morning News

Flexible seating allows students to …

The Crescent to Host Monthly Farmers Market

Posted by Lance Murray

Most people don’t think of the Crescent in Uptown Dallas as the place to head for local produce, artisanal foods and handcrafted items, but that’s exactly what will be on sale there starting Saturday when the complex hosts the first …

TxDOT Awards UTA Prof $743K for Geothermal De-Icing Project

Posted by Rachel Hawkins

University of Texas at Arlington researcher Xinbao Yu, assistant professor of civil engineering, and his team have been awarded $734,000 from the Texas Department of Transportation to start the second phase of their bridges and overpasses de-icing project using geothermal …

AT&T’s CEO: $86B Time Warner Deal Hastens Innovation

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-based telecom giant AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) has announced an $86 billion deal to acquire film and television programming provider Time Warner, a move that likely would change the face of entertainment in the United States and speed innovation …

Five Hospitality Innovations Today’s Developers Must Embrace

Posted by Dupree Scovell

Presented by The Real Estate Council (TREC).

Woodbine Development Corporation has survived a few cycles since our founding in 1973 (eight to be exact, but who’s counting?), and while many things have changed in hospitality and the commercial real estate …

Networking for Good at the ‘Technology Cocktail’

Posted by Karen Krygowski Bruno

TechBall-rectangle2The Technology Ball continued its 2016 season with a “Technology Cocktail” reception this month. It was the final lead-in event before the November gala.

Technology Ball executive hosts, sponsors, and planning committee members gathered for a reception hosted by the …

Plano-based OpenKey Raises $8M in Series A Funding

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris


An $8 million cash infusion will open more doors for Plano startup OpenKey as it speeds toward its goal of being in 16,500 hotel rooms by year’s end.

The company developed a mobile …

Dallas, Grand Prairie Schools Will Begin Using Anti-Bullying App

Posted by Rachel Hawkins

Chris Wright’s anti-bullying app called SafeTips is expected to arrive in Dallas and Grand Prairie schools by the end of the year, according to the Dallas Observer

SafeTips, which was developed by Wright’s Grand Prairie-based Cyson Technology Group, …

Foundation 45 Tackles Depression Among Deep Ellum’s Artists

Posted by Rachel Hawkins

Foundation 45 is a therapy group aiming to help Deep Ellum artists and musicians express their thoughts about depression and suicide. 

The idea came from Dallas musician Anthony Delabano, who said he struggled to find help after the suicides of …

Contest: Student Architects Get Shot at High Speed Rail Station Design

Posted by Nealie Sanchez

Texas college students will have the opportunity to leave their architectural mark on stations for one of the first high speed rail systems in the nation.

Texas Central Partners, the Dallas-based private company that will build the proposed Dallas-to-Houston bullet …

Editor’s Picks: Calendar for Oct. 20-27

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

From Prelude: A Preview of Aurora 2017 to Operation Kindness’ 40th Anniversary to an Introduction to Atomic Energy, we found plenty of things to keep you busy this week.



Texas Lt. Gov. Backs School Choice to Improve Workforce

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick will renew his fight to institute school choice in the 2017 Texas Legislative session, a move that he says will better prepare young Texans for the workforce.

Patrick spoke to a packed house at the …