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Dallas County continues efforts to strengthen and modernize its IT programs

Dallas County IT recommended and secured Commissioners Court’s approval for additional investments in County IT staff, equipment and other material resources to positively impact the department’s IT service delivery to the County end-users. This included moving forward with several desktop, server and network upgrades for modernization and compliance purposes.  INSERT QUOTE/STORY EXPLAINING WHY THIS MATTERS  IT staff retention continues to

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Dallas County Veteran Services changes lives in an impactful way

Dallas County Veteran Services strives to assist every Veteran, surviving spouses and eligible dependents in the Dallas County area. County Veteran Services Officers (CVSOs) assist veterans and their families in understanding what benefits are available, filing necessary claims and representing individuals and presenting claims in VA hearings. Dallas County currently services a population of over 100,000 veterans.  When claimants need

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Dallas’ green ‘cool roofs’ initiative helps city turn down the heat on urban oven

When it’s scorching hot in downtown Dallas, it can be several degrees cooler in the suburbs and relatively pleasant in rural areas. Blame it on Dallas’ urban heat island effect: heat produced by densely concentrated people, vehicles and energy use. And when the city’s hot, you can bet the roofs are on fire. That’s why “cool roofs” are among the initiatives

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John Reaves, founder of Dallas’ beloved Smokey John’s Bar-B-Que, dies at 74

John “Smokey” Reaves, whose barbecue restaurant near Love Field grew into a cultural institution and triumphantly reopened this year after a devastating fire, died Saturday. Smokey John’s Bar-B-Que & Home Cooking, now owned by Reaves’ sons Brent and Juan, announced his death on its Facebook page. Reaves was 74. “This morning, our father and founder, “Smokey” John Reaves, went home

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