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Dallas Animal Service is encouraging residents to take precaution after two deceased bats found in North East Dallas tested positive for rabies.

Freedom Summer Initiative pushes to end bias bail system

As part of the Freedom Summer Initiative, a month-long effort to release community members being held in jail simply because they could not afford bail, Faith in Texas attempted to bail out 17 people Aug. 24 so they could be ...

A call for justice: The shooting of Botham Shem Jean

On Sept. 6, about 9:59 p.m., police were called to the South Side Lofts after an off duty White female Dallas police officer shot Botham Shem Jean inside his apartment.

One historic step toward justice

“Jordan was just one of those kids who you knew was just going to go on and do great things,” Jenna Williams, Jordan Edward’s English teacher testified. “He was just going to do amazing things. You could tell.”

A day with Beto O’Rourke in the Southern Sector of Dallas

Beto O’Rourke, a Texas candidate for U.S. Senator, spent the majority of the day in the Southern Sector of Dallas, Aug. 26.

Vague state law aside, a convicted felon will be on ballot in Austin

At first glance, it may seem typical that Lewis Conway Jr. got his name on the ballot for a seat on the Austin City Council – he paid the filing fee and turned in his application before the deadline. But ...

Trump unveils major rollback of Obama’s clean power plan

The Trump administration on Tuesday unveiled a plan that will drastically curtail an Obama-era regulation that would’ve required states to slash planet-warming carbon emissions by shifting from coal power to natural gas and renewables.

Texas NAACP youth win big at nationals

The Texas NAACP Youth and College Division swept the NAACP Idea Lab competition, themed “Buying Black,” leading with 10 awards at their 109th annual convention in San Antonio, last month.

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Dallas Park and Recreation recently broke ground for a 14,794 square-foot expansion project for the new Singing Hills Recreation Center that is currently in its final construction phase. With this second construction phase getting under way soon, the new wing ...

New grants energize After8toEducate to help service unsheltered youth

After8toEducate is the first-of-its-kind, public-private collaborative to support and provide essential services to unsheltered Dallas ISD high school students and other homeless youth ages 14 to 21.

Door to the future: How Rep. Johnson could make history if Democrats win back the House

Silhouetted against the window of U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson’s Capitol Hill office is a model Vulcan 500 series rocket, seemingly ready to blast off into the summer D.C. sky.

NAACP closes convention with a call to vote

Thousands of people from across the country attended this year’s convention – gathered in San Antonio for the 109th annual NAACP convention.

Civil rights leaders weigh-in on new census citizenship question

Before the public comment period on the 2020 census closed Tuesday, civil rights organizations continued to amplify the clarion call to Americans to denounce the inclusion of a “citizenship question” on the final census form

‘Harvey’s not over’ – School’s about to start – but the trauma from Hurricane Harvey lingers

Nearly a year after Hurricane Harvey submerged coastal Port Arthur, the rain still brings 17-year-old Darby Dugay’s heart rate up, especially when water overflows the long-neglected drainage ditches lining the neighborhood’s sidewalks.

New Dallas ISD trustee hosts town hall meeting to discuss TRE

With discussions of a possible tax hike soon approaching, South Dallas residents aired-out their concerns about the 13-cent Tax Ratification Election with new Dallas ISD Justin Henry during a town hall meeting, July 31.

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