Anti-cyberbullying legislation protects minors

On Friday, Gov. Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 179 into law. This legislation, commonly known as David’s Law, is named in honor of 16-year-old who took his own life after extensive cyber-assisted bullying in January 2016.

Brighter Bites offers summer meals to children

More than 400,000 children in North Texas are considered “food insecure,” living in food deserts, and summer can be the most difficult time for these children who often rely on school-sponsored meal programs to eat.

Must-do for Congress: Raise debt limit, pass spending

Even members of his own party were quick to declare President Donald Trump’s budget plan dead on arrival in Congress last month. And in fact, lawmakers are facing a burst of overdue budget-related work this summer.

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The Summer Food Service Program brings free meals to children and youth 18 years and younger at participating sites throughout Dallas.

Highlights from in and around the world of Texas politics

As the Texas legislative session came to a close as of Monday’s final adjournment, lawmakers worked to resolve lingering issues. The following is a look at how the laws will affect education, voting, the justice system and air space.

Monday Night Politics presents candidates for the runoff election

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates, presented by The Dallas Examiner, was held May 22 at the African American Museum in Fair Park for the June 10 runoff elections. Candidates seeking the seats for Dallas City Council District 7 and ...

Advocates oppose Trump’s budget

Advocates for minority communities say President Donald Trump’s proposed budget answers the question he famously posed to Black Americans during his campaign, “What the hell do you have to lose?”

Power and Influence in Southern Dallas: The voices of a few citizens

From potholes and overgrown grass to revitalizing a neighborhood and building a new part, it’s all politics. Politicians literally run the city. Groups like city councilmembers work together with the city’s mayor to discuss and vote on the city’s tax ...

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The inaugural Juneteenth Economic Forum and Marketplace Expo, presented by the Zan Wesley Holmes Jr. Community Outreach Center, will be held June 16 and June 17

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ongtime Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price will not be retried on tax-fraud charges that jurors were deadlocked on, a federal prosecutor has said. U.S. Attorney John Parker announced his decision Friday.

Texas House revives previously stalled ‘lunch shaming’ ban

The Texas House has revived a much-watched bill to keep schools from stigmatizing children while trying to collect parents’ lunch debts.

S.T.A.C.: Rehabilitating lives

On the surface, the Successful Treatment of Addiction through Collaboration graduation ceremony, held May 12, was a yearly ceremonial statement that 27 felons arrested between 2008 to 2012 had completed their drug rehabilitation and, in some cases, were also being ...

Sessions sparks fear with push for harsh sentences

The nation’s federal prosecutors should bring the toughest charges possible against most crime suspects, Attorney General Jeff Sessions instructed in a move that critics assailed as a return to failed drug-war policies that unduly affected minorities and filled prisons with ...

Commissioner John Wiley Price:What the hell is really going on?

It’s been a long road for Commissioner John Wiley Price as he waited – along with his many supporters and critics – to hear “not guilty” on seven charges against him. “It’s both bitter and sweet,” Price expressed.

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Commissioner Ryan Sitton and the Railroad Commission are now using 360-degree technology to offer a virtual reality tour of Texas energy. It follows Sitton and San Antonio District Director Travis Baer on an Eagle Ford Shale drilling rig; including the ...