City of Dallas hosts young professionals from Southeast Asia


The City’s Intergovernmental Services and Office of Environmental Quality, home of the website, were privileged to be selected to host two members of the Department of State’s Professional Fellows Program this fall. For four weeks, mid-October to mid-November, Siti Nur Alliah from Indonesia and Osveanne Osman from Brunei, pictured…

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Grateful, not wasteful.

Each fall, Americans welcome the Thanksgiving holiday as a time to celebrate the bounty and blessings the year has brought.  From feasts with family to fun with friends, many of us enjoy sharing with those around us. But being grateful doesn’t mean being wasteful.  We seem to have forgotten the…

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2016 on track to be the hottest year yet.

According to the World Meteorological Organization, this year is on track to become the hottest year on record.  Global temperatures this year will likely beat the previous record, set in 2015, by 0.2 degrees Celsius.  This will be the third year in a row that a new temperature has been…

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It’s Texas Native Plant Week!


What is so special about October 16-22, 2016?  It’s Texas Native Plant Week! The State of Texas designated the third week of October Texas Native Plant Week to celebrate the benefits provided by our native plants.  You may be asking, what exactly is a “native plant”?  A native plant is…

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