Preventing displacement when revitalization means gentrification

The revitalization of an older or economically neglected neighborhood is often welcomed as a blessing by residents and advocates for those areas.

Dallas City Council: Discussion held on tackling predatory lending and increasing property tax exemptions for seniors, disabled

The Dallas City Council heard from the Financial Inclusion Roundtable at its briefing meeting on June 5.

Seeking justice: Transgender community on edge in the midst of violence

In late May, hundreds of mourners packed a church in the heart of the Dallas LGBTQ community to remember the life of Muhlaysia Booker.

Around the State

News from around the Metroplex and across the state

A Police Brutality Matters movement

“Police Brutality Matters,” according to former police officer Joseph Ested, who has chosen to make it the moniker for his multiplatform brand that was founded with the mission of “identifying bad cops and holding them accountable while supporting good police ...

The Lavinia Masters Act

In his first public bill signing following the end of this year’s legislative session, Gov. Greg Abbott signed five bills Tuesday, measures that aim to combat human trafficking, eliminate the state’s rape kit backlog, and expand resources for survivors of ...

Castro’s out and Hegar’s in, but other Democrats still eyeing Sen. Cornyn’s seat

When U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro announced earlier this month that he would not run for U.S. Senate in 2020, the San Antonio Democrat cleared up one major question hanging over his party’s primary. But the field is anything but settled.

Dallas City Council assists Emmitt Smith with redevelopment efforts in Southern Dallas

NFL Hall of Famer and three-time Super Bowl champion Emmitt Smith is using his talents off the field to help GrowSouth.

Black Girl Magic: Black women lawyers free 17 inmates serving life sentences

“Let’s pause here to give a little credit where credit is due. Freeing 17 prisoners – all of whom were serving life sentences without parole – is impressive and commendable and the result of a campaign – 90 Days of ...

Upscale apartment complex heads to Red Bird

Out with the old, in with the new. The RedBird Mall area is getting a face-lift with the addition of a new luxury apartment community that will be a part of Reimagine RedBird.

Dallas City Council: Homelessness, VisitDallas audit

Tackling homelessness in Dallas and auditing VisitDallas were the topics the Dallas City Council addressed during its May 15 Council Briefing meeting. Homelessness has increased in Dallas by 9% within the last year, according to the 2019 Homeless Count conducted ...

Historic Colored Cemetery revitalized

The Arlington Heritage Memorial Grounds, located on West Arkansas Street in Arlington, was once the only cemetery in Arlington to allow burial plots for Black people. Now situated between an apartment complex and a convenience store, the long-neglected cemetery, with ...

Rawlings, other officials endorse Rep. Johnson for mayor

Mayor Mike Rawlings, along with other political officials, endorsed state Rep. Eric Johnson Tuesday to serve as the next mayor of Dallas. Johnson received the most votes among nine mayoral candidates during the May 4 election.

Buttigieg speaks to Dallas Dems, interrupted repeatedly by protestors

Prominent Democratic donors, citizens, attorneys, elected officials and members of the judiciary gathered at the Hilton Anatole May 3 for the annual Johnson Jordan Dinner sponsored by the Dallas County Democratic Party. Pete Buttigieg was the keynote speaker, replacing Kamala ...

EQUAL Defense Act to uplift public defenders

U.S. Sen. Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., on May 8 introduced the Ensuring Quality Access to Legal Defense Act of 2019. The legislation aims to support public defender systems, which are straining to uphold the constitutional right to counsel for indigent ...