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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 ...

Helpful tips to keep youth safe during spring break

It’s that time of year again, when the weather warms up and schools close temporarily

Five tips for a better financial future

If you are like many Americans, the current economic environment continues to make it difficult for your family to make ends meet.

Timbaland in Dallas to support Donation of Love Campaign

Grammy Award-winning producer and recording artist Timbaland came to Dallas on Feb.18 to show his support for The Chocolate MINT Foundation during its annual Donation of Love campaign for its food pantry. The event was hosted by K104’s Lady Jade, ...

Child Genius: Chancellor Gary joins battle of the brainiest youth

Memorizing the shapes of the countries of Africa, solving complex math problems, learning to spell words such as “adscititious,” and having to study for 12 hours every day may cause some people to get a headache.

Tips for better financial health

As the calendar turns over a new year, it’s a good time to take stock of your finances.

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