West Dallas

Bloomberg Philanthropies Invests $250M to Create Healthcare High Schools, Including One in West Dallas

by | Jan 17, 2024
Locally, the initiative will pair Baylor Scott & White Health with Uplift Education to launch a healthcare-focused high school in West Dallas later this year. "America needs more healthcare workers, and we need a stronger, larger middle-class—and this is a way to help accomplish both goals," billionaire Mike Bloomberg said.
‘Where Nature Meets Dallas’: Plans Unveiled for $325M Harold Simmons Park Along Trinity River
by | Dec 7, 2023
For decades, Dallas has dreamed of a transformational park along the Trinity River near downtown Dallas. This week, the Trinity Park Conservancy announced that a groundbreaking will finally happen in 2024. The 250-acre Harold Simmons Park will offer community-uniting nature, a stunning playground with towers and tube slides, a prairie walk, a two-acre bike and skate park, overlooks with views of the greenway and the city skyline, and more.
From left: Ezi Negus, Okigwe Creations; Greer Christian, PureNRG Cycle; Awah Chai, Offworld Coffee; Kimberly Matthews, Holy Rollie Pastry Shop; and moderator Tarsha Hearns, The DEC Network. [Photo: The DEC Network]
Meet Four North Texas Entrepreneurs Who Navigated to Success With SBA’s Community Pilot Program
by | Aug 9, 2023
At the recent Entrepreneur Showcase in Dallas, four emerging startups were spotlighted alongside Biden Cabinet Member Isabella Casillas Guzman, who leads the Small Business Administration, and Mark Madrid, the driving force behind SBA's Office of Entrepreneurial Development. “I feel like I’ve just been to a TED talk with these entrepreneurs' words of wisdom,” Madrid said at the event powered by Dallas College and The DEC Network.
Lovett Industrial Unleashes Massive Infill Industrial Project in West Dallas 
by | May 31, 2023
Houston-based Lovett Industrial has begun construction on the buildings in the West Dallas submarket, calling it the largest industrial project under construction in infill Dallas. "These will be first-class facilities in a truly unique location within a dynamic logistics market," Lovett Director Colby Everett says. One is for a logistics company—and one is being built on behalf of Dallas County.

HiFAB Studio and Plant in Grand Prairie Will Create Modern Modular Homes by Lake/Flato Architects

by | Sep 20, 2022
HiFAB, a new venture from Dallas-based Oaxaca Interests, will be building modular homes from its new plant on a seven-acre site in Grand Prairie. The first offering: two- and three-bedroom "Haciendas" designed by the noted San Antonio architecture firm Lake|Flato, starting at $249K and $375K. "Simple design is hard to pull off, but it allows us to focus on the details for a cleaner, more efficient way of living," says Oaxaca and HiFAB founder Brent Jackson.
West Dallas STEM School Inspires Toyota’s $110M ‘Driving Possibilities’ Program
by | Mar 3, 2022
The program is based on the success seen at the West Dallas Stem School—supported by around $5 million in donations from Toyota and a collaboration between Dallas ISD and SMU. Now Toyota is taking the STEM-focused educational model across the country, to help prepare students in pre-K through 12th grade for the workforce, while providing a variety of other community engagement activities.
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.
Serve West Dallas

West Dallas Program Readies Young Adults for Health Careers

by | Jul 17, 2017
The official two-year pilot of the West Dallas Middle-Skills Pathways Initiative, backed partially by a $375,000 service agreement from the city of Dallas, will begin Wednesday with 14 participants.
Phil Romano’s West Dallas Bar
To Serve Up Networking
by | Jul 5, 2017
The Network Bar, set to open in October, will provide a mix of technology, events, food, and beverages to members seeking to meet other Dallasites.
Dallas Film Festival Features African Stories ‘In Their Words’
by | Jun 21, 2017
With submissions from local and international independent filmmakers, The African Film Festival, which runs June 30-July 3, is set to deliver 40 original projects.
Texas Rangers
3 Things: Texas Rangers’ West Dallas Academy Focuses Beyond Sports
by | Jul 29, 2016
Texas Rangers' youth academy in West Dallas will also feature programs on financial literacy and college prep.