Omar Narvaez

East Dallas Residents Rally to Block Plans For Cement Batch Plant

By Joanna England / June 25, 2020 / 3 Comments

When the proverbial dust cleared, the citizens of East Dallas claimed a victory over Martin Marietta and Austin Bridge, the corporations that had eyes on a large site at Northwest Highway and Garland Road for a dual cement and asphalt batch plant. And a big victory it was, as the entire Dallas City Council voted […]

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Dallas Gets New Amazon Distribution Center — Just as Company Announces Wage Hike

By Bethany Erickson / October 3, 2018 / 1 Comment

Wednesday, Amazon announced that it would adopt a $15 minimum wage company-wide, and the news couldn’t have been more welcome for Dallas city councilman Omar Narvaez, who had a prime Amazon announcement of his own last week. “Breaking District 6 News,” he wrote on Facebook. “Thank you to my colleagues for unanimously approving the following […]

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When the Disaster Happens, Neighbors Do, Too

By Bethany Erickson / March 7, 2018 / 1 Comment
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I’ll be honest. At first, when I first had the idea of writing about how the neighborhoods impacted by the deadly home explosion two weeks ago — and the aftermath — I was thinking of a straight news story. But I realized fairly quickly that I couldn’t. You see, I know these neighborhoods. My child […]

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Atmos To Meet With Residents of Area Impacted by Gas Explosion

By Bethany Erickson / February 27, 2018 / 0 Comments
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Five days after a home explosion claimed the life of a sixth-grader and sent four of her family members to the hospital, Atmos Energy is still working to ascertain what happened — and to detect leaks throughout two neighborhoods. Monday, the National Transportation Safety Board was on hand to begin investigating the explosion as well. […]

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With New Blood on Dallas City Council, Municipal Bonds Should Get Another Look

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / June 12, 2017 / 15 Comments

By Ashley Stanley Special Contributor City Council members were briefed last week about the Citizens Bond Task Force’s and city staff’s recommendations for an $800 million bond program that will appear on November’s ballot. Stop what you are doing and ask yourself this question: “Do I know what a municipal bond is?” Allow me a […]

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Dallas ISD District 2 Stunner as Marshall Upends Kirkpatrick in Runoff

By Bethany Erickson / June 10, 2017 / 4 Comments

Last month, Dallas ISD District 2 Trustee Dustin Marshall found himself upside down in the general election, with challenger Lori Kirkpatrick besting him by 291 votes. However, she was 23 votes shy of the required 50 percent, so both geared up for more campaigning and a runoff election. What a difference a month makes. Although […]

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