Archive for February, 2017

Irving’s Tudor Lane Redevelopment Nabs National Accolade

Posted by Kerry Curry

Once a high crime area, Irving’s Tudor Lane now stands as an example of how public-private partnerships can collaborate to transform neighborhoods.

The National Community Development Association recently awarded the 2017 Audrey Nelson Community Development Award to the city …

Dallas Startup Aggregates Electronic Reviews in One Place

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Much like Trivago and Kayak revolutionized the travel industry, Yogi Patel wants to create a one-stop shop for reviews of electronics. 

He founded iuzeit, a Dallas-based website that aggregates product reviews from customers, experts, and friends and puts them …

‘Smart Pills’ Help Monitor Children’s Health Patients

Posted by Lance Murray

Children’s Health of Dallas is the first pediatric system in the nation to use tiny pills to help pediatric transplant patients stay on track with their treatments.

The so-called “smart pill” technology, once ingested, transmits a signal to a patch …

WeWork Bringing its Coworking Concept to Plano

Posted by Heather Noel

WeWork will open another coworking space this summer in Plano. 

It will be the third Dallas-Fort Worth area space for the New York-based coworking company. Other locations include one in Uptown and a soon-to-be opened office in downtown Dallas’ Thanksgiving …

Cedar Hill Students Invent
‘Robot Seeing-Eye Dog’ Cane

Posted by Julia Falcon

Four students from Bessie Coleman Middle School’s robotics club invented a robot cane for the visually impaired that buzzes and vibrates when it comes close to an obstacle.

Cedar Hill

The Panopticane is built from a Lego robotics kit. [Photo Courtesy Cedar

SMU Students Create Solar
Charging Station for Wikiblock

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

Seventeen students from Southern Methodist University took on the week-long Immersive Design Challenge over winter break to design a flat-pack (an assemble-it-yourself type item) solar charging station for its sponsoring partners at Better Block Foundation and Good Faith Energy.

And …

Global Charity Brings Fight Against Hunger to South Dallas

Posted by Julia Batlle

A global charity is fighting for the food insecure residents of South Dallas to end hunger. The organization, “Feeding Children Everywhere,” delivers healthy meals daily to families all over the world.

This month, the charity opened its 10,000 sq. ft. …

Meet the 10 Women Named Dallas’ ‘Hidden Figures’

Posted by Heather Noel

The change in the room is palpable.

As mathematician Katherine Johnson — played by Taraji P. Henson — steps into a high-level NASA briefing, the table of men falls silent and shifts their focus to the black woman entering.

It’s …

Fort Worth, RCS Agree to EV Charging Station Pilot Program

Posted by Julia Falcon

Fort Worth City Council has voted to enter into an agreement with a Fort Worth company to install a new electric vehicle charging station at Guinn School Complex at 1150 S. Freeway.

The company, Revitalize Charging Solutions Inc., is …

City, DAWG Project Partnership Seeks Dog ‘Foster Families’

Posted by Lance Murray

Have dogs, need foster families. A new program teaming the city of Dallas and the DAWG Project is looking for human “foster families” who will foster a dog at Dallas Animal Services.

Thursday afternoon, Dallas police officers helped launch the …