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Dallas ISD held an awards ceremony at Sam Tasby Middle School to honor 34 elementary and 31 middle schools with the 2013 HealthierUS School Challenge Award.

United By The Dream Bishop Vashti McKenzie’s message of unity, diversity

Political and social luminaries of the city joined volunteers and private citizens to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the 32nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Banquet.

The significance of marching, remembering

With a sense of respect, unity and tradition, hundreds of warmly dressed visitors stood along the cool breezy streets heading from downtown to South Dallas to view the 32nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade/March on Saturday.

MLK Day: A Day of Service

“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” – ...

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The city of Dallas will host its 32nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration on Friday and Saturday.

New gas drilling restrictions

The Dallas City Council recently voted 9-6, in favor of a gas drilling ordinance that would restrict drilling to at least 1,500 feet from homes, schools and businesses.

Home for the Holidays in District 8

“Merry Christmas, everybody. God is good, and all the time.”

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Councilmember Adam Medrano recognized students from Medrano Elementary School last week for collecting the most cellphones in the Verizon Wireless HopeLine Program.

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The S.M. Wright Foundation will host its annual Thanksgiving Day meal for the residents and homeless individuals in the South Dallas/Fair Park community.

Judge Jenkins heads projects for ‘Ask Not’ day of service to honor Pres. Kennedy

Dallas County Judge Clay Lewis Jenkins, Dallas County mayors, other elected officials, community leaders and residents united this week for an “Ask Not – The Dallas County Day of Service” honoring the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy.

Debutantes to be presented during 2013 Cotillion Idlewild

The Cotillion Idlewild Club will present three young ladies during its 92nd Debutante Presentation and Ball at the Fairmont Hotel on Nov. 29. Themed “Unleashing Visions of Elegance, Charm and Grace,” the ball continues a time-honoured tradition of presenting young ...

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This year, Dallas ISD and the city of Dallas are joining forces to take a stand against bullying with the Take the Lead: Be a HERO – Help, Encourage, and Respect Others – campaign.

A reporter’s account of the assassination

Many people nationwide who are “of a certain age” can recall where they were when President John F. Kennedy was shot on Nov. 22, 1963. The details and emotional impact from that event have lingered within the minds of countless ...

Sharpton’s National Action Network to open Dallas chapter

The Rev. Al Sharpton, founder of the National Action Network and a man of the cloth, has what Sen. Royce West called “longevity” in the public consciousness. Whether it was his establishment of the National Youth Movement in the 1970s, ...

Placement of Dallas Can Academy ignites heated discussion

It was a heated meeting between residents of South Dallas and community leaders on Oct. 21 at the South Central Dallas Police Department patrol substation on Camp Wisdom Road. Several citizens voiced their concerns about having a Dallas Can Academy ...