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Unity Challenge: Together We Dine highlights unity through diversity

A simple, neatly packed boxed dinner served at the Together We Dine program June 20 contrasted the messy and complex work that race relations in the South have represented for centuries.

Lancaster girl kidnapped, killed over stolen drugs

During what may have been the longest four days of their life, a Lancaster family was suddenly faced with the abduction and murder of a teenage female member in the family.

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A Texas police officer charged with murder in May in the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards may be facing two aggravated assault charges in an unrelated incident.

Mayor’s National Climate Agreement: Dallas joins coalition to uphold Paris Agreement

Two months ago, Dallas held what was considered the nation’s largest Earth Day celebration, attracting 100,000 attendees, as stated on the organization’s website. Yet by the start of June, the president of the United States cancelled its participation in the ...

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The Texas Legislative Black Caucus will host a town hall meeting June 26 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to discuss the 85th Texas Legislative Session and upcoming special session at the University of North Texas-Dallas in Founder’s Hall, located ...

Anti-cyberbullying legislation protects minors

On Friday, Gov. Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 179 into law. This legislation, commonly known as David’s Law, is named in honor of 16-year-old who took his own life after extensive cyber-assisted bullying in January 2016.

Brighter Bites offers summer meals to children

More than 400,000 children in North Texas are considered “food insecure,” living in food deserts, and summer can be the most difficult time for these children who often rely on school-sponsored meal programs to eat.

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The Summer Food Service Program brings free meals to children and youth 18 years and younger at participating sites throughout Dallas.

Power and Influence in Southern Dallas: The voices of a few citizens

From potholes and overgrown grass to revitalizing a neighborhood and building a new part, it’s all politics. Politicians literally run the city. Groups like city councilmembers work together with the city’s mayor to discuss and vote on the city’s tax ...

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The inaugural Juneteenth Economic Forum and Marketplace Expo, presented by the Zan Wesley Holmes Jr. Community Outreach Center, will be held June 16 and June 17

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ongtime Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price will not be retried on tax-fraud charges that jurors were deadlocked on, a federal prosecutor has said. U.S. Attorney John Parker announced his decision Friday.

S.T.A.C.: Rehabilitating lives

On the surface, the Successful Treatment of Addiction through Collaboration graduation ceremony, held May 12, was a yearly ceremonial statement that 27 felons arrested between 2008 to 2012 had completed their drug rehabilitation and, in some cases, were also being ...

Commissioner John Wiley Price:What the hell is really going on?

It’s been a long road for Commissioner John Wiley Price as he waited – along with his many supporters and critics – to hear “not guilty” on seven charges against him. “It’s both bitter and sweet,” Price expressed.

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Commissioner Ryan Sitton and the Railroad Commission are now using 360-degree technology to offer a virtual reality tour of Texas energy. It follows Sitton and San Antonio District Director Travis Baer on an Eagle Ford Shale drilling rig; including the ...

Reducing pollution through Plasticity

The city of Dallas, specifically the Southern Dallas area, has encountered many environmental issues recently. In February, the Dallas Independent School District released a water report highlighting several schools with high levels of copper and lead in the water.