Founders Plaza Getting a Makeover Beginning This Week

[Dallas, TX] – [Work is expected to begin this week on a series of improvements to the County's Founders Plaza (this is the plaza that is east of the Records Building in downtown Dallas).  As part of this work, a construction fence will be placed around much of the plaza's perimeter.  However, access to the plaza's two sets of elevators, its ADA ramps, and to the Records Building's east entrance will remain open.] Continue reading

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Truancy Court Celebrates “Next Level” Graduation!

[Dallas, TX] – [This year, on Wednesday, July 10th 2013 (tomorrow), the Dallas County Truancy Court will have a graduation celebration called NEXT LEVEL. This event will celebrate the accomplishments of a group of identified students who have completed the Dallas County Truancy Court program as high school graduates for the 2013 school year.  Our service providers are assisting us with the event by making monetary donations and providing services to the students at no charge.  The event will assist students with the necessary steps to get them to the NEXT LEVEL in life.]

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Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins honors service of “city leader,” declares July 27 to be “Pedro Aguirre Day”

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reads the proclamation that marks July 27 as "Pedro Aguirre Day" in Dallas County.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reads the proclamation that marks July 27 as “Pedro Aguirre Day” in Dallas County.

Joseph Mancuso, PIO GIP Fellow

A native of Dallas and a graduate of Texas A&M University, Pedro Aguirre is considered a city leader for Dallas. In honor of Aguirre’s accomplishments and in anticipation of his 80th birthday, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins declared that July 27, 2013, is to be “Pedro Aguirre Day.”

In 1960, Aguirre founded the company Aguirre Roden, and it has since been named as one of the top 300 architectural firms worldwide. In addition to being a leader in business, Aguirre has served on the Dallas City Council, Regional Transportation Council, Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce board, as Chairman of the Mexican American Advisory committee to the Dallas Independent School District and in various other civic positions in the area.

Judge Jenkins acknowledged Aguirre’s numerous achievements and thanked him for his “tireless service and commitment” to bettering the county.

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Commissioner John Wiley Price recognizes Officer’s 23 years of service

Officer Gipson stands with other Officer's of the Dallas County Sheriff's department as Commissioner John Wiley Price thanks her for her service to the County.

Officer Gipson stands with other Officer’s of the Dallas County Sheriff’s department as Commissioner John Wiley Price thanks her for her service to the County.

Joseph Mancuso, PIO GIP Fellow

Claudia Jean Gipson, a Texas native, was recognized in front of the Dallas County Commissioners Court by Commissioner John Wiley Price for her 23 years of service as a Detention Service Officer with the Dallas County Sheriff’s department.

Gipson began her career within Dallas County on June 4, 1990, and received her Intermediate Jailer Certification in October of 2007. She is married with two children and enjoys serving on the Pastoral Committee at her church.

Commissioner Price expressed gratitude for Gipson’s “long and faithful service to Dallas County” and wished her the best during her retirement.

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