Tom C. Gooch Elementary: dallasisdbond2008bond.org

Tom C. Gooch Elementary: dallasisdbond2008bond.org

For the first time since 2012, the Texas Education Agency(TEA) will be visiting Dallas ISD schools that have received the lowest academic rating: “improvement required.” That’s according to Matthew Haag at Dallas Morning News, who reports that each school, including Gooch Elementary, will be visited by TEA monitors in February. The TEA monitors will “conduct interviews and focus group discussions with local education agency staff and stakeholders, review records, conduct additional field work regarding the development and implementation of the improvement and corrective action plans associated with these interventions.”

Dallas Business Journal reports that Brookwood Partners, who acquired Heritage Square I and II, two multi-tenant office buildings on the northwest corner of Dallas North Tollway and LBJ Expressway, earlier this month, have awarded leasing and management right to Cushman & Wakefield of Texas Inc. The 11-story buildings are slated for a $6 million renovation of “the buildings’ entrances, common areas, bathrooms, cafe and adding fitness centers, as well as upgrade the property’s landscape,” DBJ reports.With the completion of LBJ Expressway on the horizon, there’s no better time to reposition and renovate the two towers,” says Cushman & Wakefield senior director J.J. Leonard.

Preston Hollow plastic surgeon Dr. Fred Hackney released a press statement earlier this week regarding an article published by the Wall Street Journal titled “10 things plastic surgeons won’t tell you.” The statement references a blog post by Dr. Hackney where he says, “I have to say that the Journal’s article gives a shallow treatment of some of the points it makes. I worry that casual readers will finish it feeling a bit cynical about plastic surgery, and that’s not entirely fair.”


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