South Dallas

The DEC Network Unveils New $2.4 Million RedBird Innovation Center to Boost Entrepreneurship in Southern Dallas

by | Apr 19, 2024

The DEC Network, a Dallas-based nonprofit that drives innovation and economic impact for entrepreneurs, held the grand opening ceremony April 11 for its renovated headquarters, The DEC Network @ Redbird, with more than 400 community members in attendance.

Sponsored by CLA and Charles Schwab, the Redbird Grand Opening Award recipients were recognized at the ribbon-cutting event....

Dallas’ Historic Forest Theater Takes First Step To Become an Arts and Community Hub
by | Apr 5, 2024
The iconic 1949 theater has been a vacant presence in South Dallas for 15 years. But it's about to get a vibrant new life as an arts and community cultural hub though a $75 million renovation and expansion, led by the nonprofit Forest Forward.
Vista Bank to Open New Banking Center Near Fair Park with Space for Local Nonprofits
by | Mar 13, 2024
Once Vista's renovation of the old Social Security building at 3225 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. is complete, the new location will serve not only as Vista's largest and latest banking center, but will also provide office space to house the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce as well as Southern Dallas Progress and the SDFP Innovation Center. A Financial Literacy Center will also serve the community.
Dallas-Based National Cricket League To Launch Locally with ‘Coachella Meets Cricket’ Event in South Dallas
by | Dec 18, 2023
On the heels of Major League Cricket's inaugural season in Grand Prairie last summer, the Dallas-based National Cricket League has launched to bring its own fast-paced version of the sport to the U.S. Coming next May: a 9-day inaugural South Dallas tournament featuring play by the Dallas Wolves and 30-plus performances by Bollywood celebrities from around the world.

Addison-Based Bank Launches CommunityFirst Mortgage and Development Program in South Dallas

by | Dec 4, 2023
To reinforce its commitment that everyone deserves the opportunity to own a home, Guaranty Bank & Trust said it will provide $1,000,000 in subsidized mortgage loans for residents in majority minority census tracts in South Dallas and throughout the Dallas MSA.
American National Bank of Texas Hires Emerging Markets President
by | May 28, 2023

Marcelo D. Mills has joined American National Bank of Texas as emerging markets president to increase and support business relationships throughout Southern Dallas.

The bank said his new role will help meet the diverse needs of business owners while furthering its mission and commitment to serve and strengthen its local communities....

UNT Dallas Rising Blazers to Host Exhibition on African American STEAM Pioneers
by | Feb 8, 2023
What do the three-light traffic light, laser cataract surgery, and the first automatic transmission have in common? All were invented by African Americans. In celebration of Black History Month, the UNT Dallas Rising Blazers program will host a special viewing of the African American Pioneers in STEAM Museum Showcase Feb. 11-12 and 16-17 at the UNT Dallas Innovation Center, 4315 S. Lancaster Road, Suite 180 in Dallas.
JLL Report: DFW Industrial Market Led U.S. in Development Through All 4 Quarters of 2022
by | Jan 13, 2023
In its new DFW Industrial Insight report for Q4 2022, JLL says that Dallas-Fort Worth's record-setting year for industrial construction activity and deliveries kept pace in Q4. The DFW industrial market finished the year with 61.6 million SF under construction, and a total of 45.8 million SF delivered.

Toyota, Oncor Collaboration Will Put a Charge in Vehicle-to-Grid Research

by | Dec 15, 2022
The companies will collaborate on a pilot project on vehicle-to-grid technology, which allows vehicles to flow energy from their battery packs to the electric grid. "We envision a future where Toyota BEVs provide a best-in-class mobility experience, but also can be utilized by our customer to power their homes, their communities, or even power back the electric grid in times of need," said Toyota's Christopher Yang.
Nonprofit Bonton Farms Names Thomson Reuters Exec Gabrielle Madison as Its First President
by | Sep 9, 2022
Madison has been director of community relations for Thomson Reuters since 2015, developing community engagement strategies and overseeing community outreach programs. Now she'll be laser-focused on one mission in particular: Bonton Farms, a nonprofit that's working to cultivate change in South Dallas by operating a farmers market, two fully functioning farms, and a café and coffee house. "Both [CEO Daron Babcock] and I believe that Bonton Farms can be the change the world needs, and it’s my greatest honor to partner with him to continue bringing that vision to life," Madison said.
Dallas Zoo to Recycle 100% of Its Herbivore Waste into ‘Zoo Poo’ For-Sale Compost
by | Feb 8, 2022
The news just dropped: The Dallas Zoo is partnering with Fort Worth's Silver Creek Materials to recycle more than 2 million pounds of poo each year from elephants, hippos, giraffes, and other herbivores.

The "Zoo Poo" organic compost that results will be sold at the zoo's gift shop, by local retailers, and at Silver Creek by the bag or bulk.
Report: New JLL Snapshot Study Examines How South Dallas Evolved Into a Food Desert
by | Jun 25, 2020
A public-private partnership could help seed the area for future social change by providing more healthy food options, JLL says. By reducing costs to the community, that could stretch residents' dollars, too.

Dallas is Among the Top Regions in the Nation for Flexible Space, Research Says

by | Mar 22, 2019
Dallas-Fort Worth ranks No. 12 in the nation, with coworking and flexible space accounting for more than 3 million square feet of space—1.7 percent of DFW's total office space inventory.
Dallas’ New CANVAS Hotel is Bringing Art to the City
by | Mar 1, 2019
Located in the Cedars, the CANVAS features a rotating gallery of work done by local artists, where guests can purchase what they like right off the wall.
A Year in the Making, Dallas’ New Cultural Plan Seeks Equitable Arts Funding
by | Oct 12, 2018
The Office of Cultural Affairs's proposal to spread the arts across all social, economics, and geographic area of Dallas will be presented to City Council this month.
JP Morgan Chase Community Fund.
JPMorgan Chase Awards $400K Grant to Fund TREC Neighborhood Planning Program
by | Oct 10, 2018
The PRO Neighborhoods grant will be used to create a roadmap for bolstering equitable progress in three vulnerable Dallas neighborhoods: the Forest District in Southern Dallas/Fair Park, “The Bottom” neighborhood in East Oak Cliff, and West Dallas.