Mayor joins city leaders from around the world in Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson has been selected to participate in the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, an intensive education program during which he will explore the latest in leadership and management practices with 40 other mayors from all over the ...

Southwest Key officials earned more than $1 million running migrant child shelters

Six high-ranking employees at a nonprofit organization housing thousands of migrant children for the federal government made at least $1 million for their work in 2017, according to tax filings released Tuesday.

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The city of Dallas paid sick leave ordinance will go into effect on Aug. 1 for employers with more than five employees.

U.S. Justice Department: Fight over 2020 census not over

The Justice Department affirmed Friday that it still is pursuing a path for adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census, according to a filing in federal court in Maryland.

Texas seeks to overturn Affordable Care Act: Attention focuses on a potential swing judge

On the left was Judge Carolyn Dineen King, an appointee of Jimmy Carter; on the right sat Judge Kurt Engelhardt, a nominee of Donald Trump; and in the center sat Judge Jennifer Walker Elrod, the George W. Bush appointee expected ...

Dallas and the 86th Legislature

Residents and legislators gathered for the “Dallas and the 86th Legislature,” an in-depth discussion about the state’s latest legislative session that took place June 13 at the Communities Foundation of Texas Mabel Peters Caruth Center.

Dallas City Council: Rainbow crosswalks, formerly incarcerated workforce and Catholic Charities

Colorful crosswalks are coming to Dallas. The Dallas City Council voted unanimously to add 10 rainbow crosswalks in the Oak Lawn area during its June 26 City Council agenda meeting.

Arlington elects first Black councilwoman

After decades of service to her community, Dr. Barbara Odom-Wesley said she was ready to face the next chapter in her life: being the first Black woman to serve on the Arlington City Council.

Dallas City Council briefing on new budgets

Dallas’ new mayor, Eric Johnson, and the Dallas City Council heard a briefing on the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 and Fiscal Year 2020-2021 budget overview presented by Chief Financial Officer Elizabeth Reich and the Office of Budget during the council meeting ...

Dallas City Council: Homestead property tax exemptions, bulk trash limitations

The Dallas City Council voted 12-1 in favor of authorizing an increase in the homestead property tax exemption for persons who are disabled or 65 or older from $90,000 to $100,000 for the 2019 tax year, fiscal year beginning Oct. ...

Dallas mayor, City Council members sworn in

In a Monday morning ceremony, the newly elected Dallas mayor and City Council members were officially sworn in at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House. The term for Mayor Eric Johnson will run through 2023. ...

The 2019 legislative session

Texas’ top political leaders wrapped the 2019 session of the Texas Legislature with an air of accomplishment. They passed two major pieces of legislation that they had been working toward for years – a finance boost and a bill aimed ...

Next generation of female golfers

Diamonds are usually bright and shiny, and are said to be “a girl’s best friend.” Likewise, there is also a group of “Diamonds” that shine bright on the greens. Among them is Sharron Christian.

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News from around the state.

Johnson to become Dallas’ second Black mayor

From humble beginnings in West Dallas to mayor of Dallas, state Rep. Eric Johnson – who grew up in West Dallas and went on to attend prestigious schools, including Greenhill, Harvard and Princeton – became the city’s second Black mayor ...