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

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.

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 ...

Chinese tariffs and higher consumer costs

With his mind focused on next year’s national election, President Trump maintains that his administration’s trade war with the Chinese government is in the best interests of American consumers.

Women Who STEAM

The Dallas chapter of Links Inc., a nationally recognized nonprofit of women that focuses on community service, celebrated women in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics fields during its inaugural Women Who STEAM Awards Luncheon. Attendees donned their Sunday best ...

Gunshot detection could add layer of security to body cameras

At a time when the interactions between citizens of color and law enforcement officers are being assessed, debated and brainstormed at a near-constant pace, a new generation of digital recording by the BodyWorn company may add clarity to the scrutiny ...

Bill reduces penalties for small amounts of marijuana

After a brief discussion, the Texas House gave preliminary approval Monday to a bill that would reduce the penalties for low-level possession of marijuana – a move lauded as a win by those eager for the state to take its ...

State office building reports constant rats and other pest infestation

On Jan. 16, an employee at the Texas Department of Insurance noticed an unwelcome pest in her fifth-floor office in one of the towers of downtown Austin’s William P. Hobby Jr. State Office Building.

DFW saw biggest growth in Texas last year

In a state where the population continues to rapidly swell, the sprawling Dallas-Fort Worth region remains a fundamental source for those gains.

Excessive force forum on police training, hiring and shootings

Nationwide, while fewer Blacks are killed by police than Whites, more die in a percentage that is disproportionately large to the population than of any other race.