PHOTOS BY TERRY ALLEN
A new advanced technical training center designed to create economic opportunities and expand education in an often-neglected area of Dallas County will open TODAY, Wed., Oct. 20 with a celebration that will include local business officials, elected officials and E Smith Communities, chaired by Hall of Fame former Dallas Cowboy Emmitt Smith, whose partnership with Dallas College has made the center possible.
Dallas College Executive Vice Chancellor Justin Lonon will join the former Cowboy’s running back and others to formally open the 30,000 square foot center. Smith, president of E Smith Communities, purchased the building in 2019 and began redeveloping it as hub of mixed-use space. The event takes place between 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at 4315 South Lancaster Road.Guided tours are available.