Joppa calls for environmental justice

“The Confederate statue discussion you had at your briefing this month was impressive,”

Fourteen-year-old girl distressed after dating adult posing as teen boy

Still shaken from recently finding out that her high school boyfriend was actually an adult posing as a teenager, the 14-year-old Angel struggled to find her words.

Harvey recovery funds may prioritize wealthy, advocates say

Advocacy groups said Friday that Texas is poised to unfairly distribute billions in federal funding provided for housing repairs following Hurricane Harvey’s devastation – prioritizing wealthy homeowners over poorer victims in ways that could constitute racial discrimination.

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The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, a joint initiative of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, will hold 10 free Legal Clinics for Dallas County residents.

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Chef’s Gallery, a student-run restaurant at the non-profit The Art Institute of Dallas, has joined the fight to end childhood hunger. The restaurant will feature a “Meal Through the Arts” menu this week to benefit No Kid Hungry. Every meal ...

A broken system: Are Texas prisons salvageable?

The mission of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice is to provide public safety, promote positive change in offender behavior, reintegrate offenders into society and assist victims of crime.” – Texas Department of Criminal Justice Correctional Officer Handbook, 2015

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The Austin City Council voted Thursday to remove the names of Confederate leaders from two roads: Robert E. Lee Road and Jeff Davis Avenue.

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Judge Eric Moyé of the 14th Civil District Court has dismissed the Dallas County Republican Party’s frivolous lawsuit to remove over eighty Democratic candidates, most of whom are minorities, from the 2018 general election ballot in Dallas County. State Rep. ...

Anatomy of a queen, part I: The mentality of royalty

“Every woman is a queen,” according to a quote from actress Queen Latifah, although some may still be in a search to find their inner royalty.

Texas toll roads face tax, increased traffic challenges

The political tide has turned against toll roads in Texas, imperiling a Tomball interchange project and hamstringing frustrated local officials, while setting an ominous tone for projects to come.

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Themed “Honoring Our Legacy—Pursuing Our Destiny.” St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church, located at 5710 E. R.L. Thornton Freeway will celebrate its 85th anniversary. On Wednesday, the celebration kicked off with “St. Luke’s Got Talent.”

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Hundreds of residents in Fort Bend County have sued an engineering company alleging that it was negligent in the design of a storm water management system for a community that flooded during Hurricane Harvey.

Video shows man before being shot by Texas deputy

A cellphone video of a sheriff’s deputy fatally shooting an unarmed Black man shows the man wandering in a Houston street with his pants around his ankles and continuing to approach the deputy as the officer tells him to stop.

Southwest Center Mall turns to city officials for help

Southwest Center Mall, formerly known as Redbird Mall, has called for help from Dallas city officials as plans for an outdoor multipurpose shopping area become solidified. After a series of ownership changes, local businessman Peter Brodsky took on the task ...

Raise Your Glass Dallas

“Raise Your Glass Dallas,” a Boho Chic garden party presented by Sociologie Wine. It will be held April 15 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Texas Discovery Gardens, located at 3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Dede McGuire of ...