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An updated City of Dallas 311 information phone feature, nicknamed Easy Speak, will give residents easier access to important city resources. The software from Nuance Communications Inc. allows callers to say what they want in their own words in order ...

bigBANG! Equity in Action – Part I: Housing, racial discrimination

Racial discrimination is everywhere and may often exist in places that people wouldn’t expect.

TEDx talks intimacy, homelessness

The TEDx lecture series – a broader and more localized version of the Technology, Entertainment and Design Talks that began in 1984 – was presented for the third year in a row at Mountain View College, Oct. 27. Nine guests ...

Old Slave Cemetery holds Denton history

Along the parcel of land south of FM 455, surrounded by private property, is the burial spot for approximately 500 African Americans. Many interred there were enslaved or descended from freed slaves, yet the cemetery had been neglected for decades.

New standards improve childcare quality, safety

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’s Administration for Children and Families announced on Sept. 23 new quality and safety standards aimed at providing for higher quality care and safer environments for millions of children, including our youngest learners.

Bail: Justice system accused of targeting minorities

For university student Bryan Sweeney, the three days he spent at the Harris County Jail in Houston before he could pay his $10,000 bail for two misdemeanor charges, including for driving with a suspended license, cost him a chance to ...

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Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Erik Wilson hosted a National Night Out Crime Prevention event at the University of North Texas at Dallas, Tuesday.

New standards improve childcare quality, safety

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’s Administration for Children and Families announced on Sept. 23 new quality and safety standards aimed at providing for higher quality care and safer environments for millions of children, including our youngest learners.

Memorial confronts South’s troubled history

Southern states have long welcomed tourists retracing the footsteps of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and others who opposed segregation. Now the Alabama city that was the first capital of the Confederacy is set to become home to ...

AALI: Disparities in the community, bridging the gaps

Through the use of the World Wide Web, African Americans have been having a broader national conversation about the issues that affect the Black community at a disproportionate rate – economically, legally, socially, politically, educationally, medically, etc. The African American ...

Rawlings holds conference to dispel myths about Southern Dallas

Mayor Mike Rawlings called a one-on-one meeting with media representatives and urban specialists Sept. 8 to offer what was billed as an open dialogue about GrowSouth, the Trinity River Project and the future of Fair Park.

Debate continues for control of Fair Park: Humann responds to criticisms

“Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions,” Walt Humann said about the feedback he has recieved about Fair Park and the plan to repair and update the location through a nonprofit foundation that ultimately would provide the 1930s-era site a ...

Debate continues for control of Fair Park: Williams discusses ‘process to get to a plan’

Much public discussion has been centered on Mayor Mike Rawling’s proposal that Fair Park may gain financial stability, make needed repairs and updates and attain more efficient overall management through an agreement with the nonprofit Fair Park Texas Foundation headed ...

Top Texas court is unlikely source of execution reprieves

Texas’ highest criminal court has become an unlikely source for a lull in executions this year in the nation’s most active death penalty state.

Officials commemorate centennial of renamed E.B. Johnson Union Station

Dallas-area civic leaders officially celebrated the centennial of Union Station, one of the city’s most iconic landmarks, noting that the historic train station remains “as crucial to our region’s future transportation solutions as it was 100 years ago.”