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Outdoor dining: From orchard to table, apples bring flavor for the perfect picnic

There’s nothing like the perfect picnic or barbecue to slow down and reconnect with friends and family

Dr. Umar Johnson to speak at African American Museum

Dr. Umar Johnson has dedicated much of his personal and professional life to educating the public on learning disabilities and their effect on Black children. As a certified school psychologist and lecturer and a former principal, Johnson is critical about ...

Natural vs. added sugars: What it means for your health

Sugars are one of the most important health conversations today. A diet filled with too many added sugars is associated with weight gain, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. According to the 2005-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, the ...

Star-spangled celebration: A Fourth of July menu that pops

When combining the company of family and friends, the dazzling lights of a fireworks display and the mouthwatering flavors of a home-cooked meal, one has all the ingredients necessary for a fantastic Fourth of July. Whether hosting the party or ...

Be a superhero of summer safety

Summer is a time for playground fun, camping, boating, swimming, biking and other fun outdoor activities.

A smokin’ celebration

If the surge in barbecue and smoking competitions across the country is any indication, grilling has become an art form.

Bulging at the seams: Texas foster care system overcrowded, children sheltered at state offices

A shortage of foster homes in Texas has led to dozens of children sleeping in state offices, another disturbing trend for a state foster care system that one judge has condemned as “shameful” and another has called so broken it ...

Ask the SSA: Retirement

Question: I received a notice from Social Security recently. It said my name and Social Security number do not match Social Security’s records. What should I do?

Music saved my life: Giving voice to the power of faith

Maya Angelou once said that people might forget what you say and do, but never how you make them feel. The saying describes the aspirations of SMU graduate Maya Jones – named for the legendary poet and activist. The young ...

Chef Tre Wilcox stirs up success with fresh concept

You can’t miss Chef Tre Wilcox. Whether it’s his ready-for-NFL build or unforgettable laugh, the James Beard-nominated chef hardly goes unnoticed. Standing out is by design when it comes to TRE Cooking Concepts, the demo kitchen and dining space Wilcox ...

App helps lower water bill

When spring rains give way to summer temperatures, limits on lawn watering become a regular fixture in the area; at the same time, very few residents find their water bills to be a welcome message in their mailboxes.

National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation

While El Nino has delivered on at least part of its anticipated weather swings, it has done little to change the status quo facing the nation’s water supply problem. That’s part of the message behind the Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge ...

MAPB host Youth Speakout against

Applause and tears surfaced periodically from an emotional audience composed of diverse races, ages and sexes during the inaugural Clinton R. Allen Youth Speakout program held March 19 inside the performance space at the South Dallas Cultural Center.

Simple tips: Closet makeover

It’s that time of year when you think about getting organized for a fresh new start. But how many times have you thought about finally clearing out your closet, decided it’s just too overwhelming, and simply shut the door only ...

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