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Dallas County pushes to end in-person jail visitations

The Dallas County Commissioners Court is currently looking into a plan that would bring video visitation into the county jail system contracted though Dallas-based Securus Technologies

Lest We Forget: Honoring first responders

Sept. 11 marked the 13th anniversary of the largest terrorist attacks on American soil; one day that changed the direction of the United States and the world.

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Paul Quinn College will begin its new speakers series entitled, Voices that Matter, in the Grand Lounge of the Student Union Building on campus, 3837 Simpson Stuart Road.

Career fair offers second chance

“In 2012, I made the biggest mistake of my life. It cost me my job, my health and has threatened my family,” Kenneth Gower stated. “I have struggled to get my life back on track, putting in application after application, ...

North Texas gives from the heart

Compassion and awareness comes from deep in the heart of the annual North Texas Giving Day

College Journey through the STEM fields

More than 60 Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas spent their summer days extracting DNA from fruit, using ice cream to convert energy, creating a lip balm business and more hands-on experiments as part of College Journey, the scouting organization’s summer ...

Texas school funding still unconstitutional

A judge declared Texas’ school finance system unconstitutional for a second time Aug. 28, finding that even though the Legislature pumped an extra $3 billion-plus into classrooms last summer, the state still fails to provide adequate funding or distribute it ...

Public transportation surveys passengers for better understanding

Passengers who use public transportation in Dallas, Denton, Fort Worth and Tarrant County will have an opportunity to participate in two types of surveys this month to help planners better understand the demand for bus and rail service throughout the ...

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The North Texas Tollway Authority honored Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson last week with the Drive to Excellence Award for the creation of a robust and thriving transportation network serving one of the fastest growing regions in the country.

Project zooms in on future leaders, social trailblazers

Project Zoom! is a non-profit organization that has taken on the challenge on equipping and inspiring the next generation of social innovators with the tools to change the world. Its projects build confidence and leadership qualities in students from underserved ...

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Vaccines are not just a personal protection, they protect the community at large. Children receiving a vaccination help to protect those others from communicable diseases.

Monday night forums strive to empower citizens, educate voters

Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates is a political forum in which candidates are invited to present their platform to local residents. Also, residents in attendance can talk directly to the candidates and ask questions that will help them ...

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The Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation, whose mission is to serve the housing needs of low-income citizens,

Is GrowSouth headed in the right direction?

“It’s difficult for businesses, especially in the technology sector, to get some of that initial financing in the Dallas area even though there’s a lot of money and a lot of capital.” – Bradley Joyce, founder of Launch DFW

DFW Airport transit station offers global competitive boost

Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s newest light rail station will connect Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to North Texas’ public transit system, an amenity that gives the region a competitive advantage in attracting global corporations.

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