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Southwest Key officials earned more than $1 million running migrant child shelters

Six high-ranking employees at a nonprofit organization housing thousands of migrant children for the federal government made at least $1 million for their work in 2017, according to tax filings released Tuesday.

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The city of Dallas paid sick leave ordinance will go into effect on Aug. 1 for employers with more than five employees.

Dallas City Council: Rainbow crosswalks, formerly incarcerated workforce and Catholic Charities

Colorful crosswalks are coming to Dallas. The Dallas City Council voted unanimously to add 10 rainbow crosswalks in the Oak Lawn area during its June 26 City Council agenda meeting.

Dallas City Council briefing on new budgets

Dallas’ new mayor, Eric Johnson, and the Dallas City Council heard a briefing on the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 and Fiscal Year 2020-2021 budget overview presented by Chief Financial Officer Elizabeth Reich and the Office of Budget during the council meeting ...

Dallas City Council: Homestead property tax exemptions, bulk trash limitations

The Dallas City Council voted 12-1 in favor of authorizing an increase in the homestead property tax exemption for persons who are disabled or 65 or older from $90,000 to $100,000 for the 2019 tax year, fiscal year beginning Oct. ...

Next generation of female golfers

Diamonds are usually bright and shiny, and are said to be “a girl’s best friend.” Likewise, there is also a group of “Diamonds” that shine bright on the greens. Among them is Sharron Christian.

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News from around the state.

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.

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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 ...

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