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Video visitation for inmates remains in limbo

The specifics for a plan that would allow Securus Technologies to bring video visitation to the county jail continued to be worked out by the Dallas County Commissioners Court at its Sept. 16 meeting.

CrackDown: Demolition project helps revitalize South Dallas community

“Knock it down, knock it down ...” chanted a group of elementary school children as the metal claw of a backhoe ripped into a crumbling, abandoned house at 3218 Trezevant St. near Fair Park.

Classroom success begins with breakfast

Dairy and breakfast go hand in hand.

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.

Around the State

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 ...

Around the State

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 ...

Around the State

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 ...