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The Dallas Examiner | 8/29/2014, 8:27 p.m. | Updated on 8/29/2014, 8:27 p.m.
The North Texas Tollway Authority honored Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson last week with the Drive to Excellence Award for the ...

The bag restrictions are designed to enhance security while speeding up entry into stadium.

With the exception of medically necessary items, only clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches will be allowed. One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags also will be allowed, as will small bags approximately the size of someone’s hand with or without a handle or strap.

One clear bag and a small clutch-bag will be allowed per person.

Banned items will include purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, seat cushions, luggage, computer bags, and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size.

Binoculars, cameras and smartphones also are permitted.


Pets are members of the family, constant companions and special friends. The death of a pet can bring with it many of the same intense feelings associated with the loss of a loved human being.

The SPCA of Texas Pet Grief Counseling Program is designed to help those who are grieving the loss of a beloved companion animal. They meet regularly on the first Saturday of every month at the SPCA of Texas’ Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas. The center is located at 2400 Lone Star Drive. The program offers grief support groups, one-on-one counseling, telephone counseling, volunteer education and training in a safe and supportive environment. For more information, visit http://www.spca.org.