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DART s FY2012 budget lays groundwork for rail expansion, cuts 35 employees
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Wed, Sep 28, 2011
Yesterday, Dallas Area Rapid Transits (DART) board approved a $1.5 billion budget for fiscal-year 2012 that provides support for the opening of the first section of the Orange Line light-rail project to Irving, Texas, in July 2012. In addition, the budget will prepare the agency for additional rail expansions to Dallas-Fort Worth Airport and Rowlett later in the year, DART officials said in a prepared statement. The budget calls for $433.5 million in operating expenses, $572 million in capital and non-operating expenses, and $147.7 million in net debt service. The budget also takes into consideration the impact of flat sales tax...

DART to cut staff, expand trains, replace buses
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Wed, Sep 28, 2011
DALLAS Over the next year, Dallas Area Rapid Transit passengers will have more light rail destinations and will ride on newer buses. But DART will have fewer employees. The DART board of directors on Tuesday approved a $1.15 billion budget for its 2012 fiscal year, which begins October 1. That s a drop from the 2011 budget of $1.25 billion, which DART blames on continued flat revenue from sales tax receipts. The transit agency said it will be terminating around 35 full-time employees in the coming weeks to help it live within its means. That s in addition to other job cuts through early retirement and attrition. But DART said it...

Grant Supports Student Volunteers in Local Schools
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Mon, Sep 26, 2011
For the second consecutive year, ACC has been awarded a grant that provides tuition funds for students who volunteer in local public schools. The Texas Campus Compact Students in Service Award promotes access to higher education by placing student volunteers in schools where they teach, mentor, and help prepare students for college. ACC is one of nine Texas colleges and universities chosen to receive the award. Students selected to participate in the program are required to complete 300 hours of service over the course of a year, with 80 percent of their time spent working directly in the schools and the remainder spent on...

Fall FTE enrollment at UNT Dallas up over previous fall
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Fri, Sep 9, 2011

Dallas South News Wire (University of North Texas at Dallas) Fall 2011 full-time equivalent student enrollment at the University of North Texas at Dallas rose 7.3 percent over the previous fall semesters figure, according to figures from the 12th class day or census day. FTE student enrollment stood at 1,104, compared to last falls 1,029 FTE. This is the second fall semester that UNT Dallas has measured its enrollment independently of UNT. A total of 2,040 students are enrolled at UNT Dallas this term. Most importantly for UNT...

"Old school" version of Dallas South News | Opinion Blog | dallasnews.com
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Thu, Aug 25, 2011
1:43 PM on Thu., Aug. 25, 2011 | For some of us longtime readers of Shawn Williams' work, the term "old school" brings to mind Williams' "Old School Fridays" feature from his blog-only days. But today I use it to congratulate him and his nonprofit Dallas South News for entering the pulpy-print world. You can read all about his newest expansion into covering southern Dallas news here. According to Williams, here's how the distribution plan for the print product will work: We want to make sure that the copies that we print get in people's hands, so part of our distribution model will be home delivery in certain neighborhoods and hand...