‘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.

The fight for control of Congress: Trump sent cash to boost campaigns of six Texas Republicans

Six Texas Republicans in Congress received a show of financial support from their party’s leader this week

Mother of 5-day-old baby dead after paramedics refuse to offer care

Crystle Galloway, a 30-year old mother who had recently given birth, died after four paramedics refused to give her proper treatment. The victi

Plans to upload blueprints for 3D-printed guns on hold

An Austin company decided Tuesday against publicly releasing digital blueprints for making guns with 3D printers in light of legal challenges from multiple states.

Trump administration moves to rescind Obama-era guidance on race in admissions

The Trump administration is moving to rescind Obama-era guidance to colleges and universities on how they can use race in admissions decisions to promote diversity, according to an administration official.

Rotten meat… Chicken pox… Tearful separations… Migrants describe life in federal custody

Rotten sandwich meat that has turned green or black; noodle soup cooked so little that the noodles are still hard; drinking water that smells like chlorine, Clorox or “just bad;” cramped, cold conditions; tearful separations of children and mothers; guards ...

Department of Justice to reopen, investigate Emmett Till murder case

The U.S. Department of Justice has once again reopened the infamous Emmett Till case. The 1955 murder case was a major turning point in the Civil Rights Movement and one of the most notorious murders in United States history.

Dems Build Momentum: Seven Texas Democrats in Congress just outraised Republican rivals

There are few bigger warning signs for a member of Congress that their re-election may be in doubt than when a challenger outraises them. In Texas, it just happened to seven incumbents, all Republicans.

Maxine Waters speaks at Speaking Truth to Power conference

“Maxine Waters is considered by many to be one of the most powerful women in American politics today,” read a statement about the congresswoman upon her anticipated June 29 visit to the yearly Speaking Truth To Power conference.

Teen Talk on Safety & Sex

In U.S. high schools, 40 percent of students have had sexual intercourse – with 46 percent not using condoms within their last sexual encounter, according to a 2017 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.

Influence, the power to change

Clad in a “Stand With Black Women” shirt, Mercedes Fulbright, the Texas State Coordinator at Local Progress, commanded attention during her engagement entitled, Deserving and Entitled; Engaging in Public Policy to Empower People, as part of the annual Speaking Truth ...

DA candidates react to school mass shooting reports

With two school mass shootings within three months and another averted, Gov. Greg Abbot held public hearings and produced a school shooting report, available on the Texas.gov website.

South Dallas: A neighborhood left behind

It has been over a month since the city of Dallas has enacted its first housing policy, leaving many pros and cons for Southern Dallas citizens.

Re-Imagine Red Bird: South Dallas mall development is more than just a project

The Re-imagine Red Bird Mall development, the renovation and redevelopment of the mall located at 3662 W. Camp Wisdom Road, crossed another hurdle June 13.