Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins praises international award winning Richardson high school senior for invention!

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Dallas County Commissioners recognized the tremendous contributions to public health and innovation by Thabit Pulak, in Commissioners Court today. Thabit Pulak will be a senior at Richardson High School in the fall and will be representing his class as the Senior President.

He has developed an innovative and affordable new filter to eliminate dangerous levels of arsenic from drinking water which is currently being tested in Bangladesh.  According to a study by the University of Chicago over seventy-seven million individuals in Bangladesh have been exposed to toxic levels of arsenic and arsenic poisoning caused by contaminated drinking water.

Judge Jenkins added that the innovation is not only relevant to Bangladesh but that there are people who risk exposure to arsenic in water in the U.S as well and then praised the system that educated such a visionary young man, saying “and can we just give credit where it’s due – Thabit is a Dallas County schools student!”

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins pitches Dallas Arts District development in Beijing

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L-R: Dan Healy, CEO Civitas Captial Group; DC Judge Clay Jenkins

Dallas, Texas – July 2, 2013 Judge Jenkins traveled to Beijing Friday with Civitas Capital Group CEO Dan Healy to speak with Chinese investors about opportunities to make EB-5 investments in the Dallas Arts District.

The investment opportunity is in the soon to be constructed Hall Arts Center, a16-story LEED-certified office building and adjacent public sculpture garden. Hall Arts Center will be located on Ross Avenue between the Cathedral Guadalupe and the Wyly Theatre, directly across the street from the AT&T Performing Arts Center.  Lead tenants in the building are accounting firm KPMG, law firm Jackson Walker and project developer Hall Financial Group, which will relocate its offices from Frisco.

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