Community Emergency Response Team training for residents

The City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management will offer Community Emergency Response Team classes for neighborhoods, community organizations or workplaces, this month.

Texas sends fewer to death row as capital punishment wanes

Texas sent far fewer prisoners to death row in 2015, marking the lowest number of new-condemned inmates since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the state’s capital punishment statute nearly four decades ago, according to a Texas-based group opposed to the ...

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As residents prepare to recycle their holiday boxes and discard their trash, it is important for the public to be aware that the collection schedule has changed for the holidays.

City of Dallas prepares for new open carry laws

Starting New Year’s Day, Texans will be able to legally carry their handguns in a holster openly anywhere they could carry concealed handguns in accordance with House Bill 910. Individuals who obtain a License to Carry or have a valid ...

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Children of prisoners are silent victims, but this Christmas St. Paul United Methodist Church brought a voice to about 100 children for its first ever Ultimate Christmas Party on Wednesday.

Legendary Black attorney succumbs to pancreatic cancer

The Dallas Examiner and the Law Office of James C. Belt Jr. mourns the loss of James C. Belt Jr., Esq.

Blacks, Hispanic drivers in Texas stopped and searched more often

An analysis of Texas traffic stops shows African American and Hispanic drivers are far more likely to be searched by Department of Public Safety troopers, despite DPS assertions that all motorists are treated equally.

False arrest leaves contractor homeless

“You have been in jail, I believe, long enough to probably have served a two- or three-year sentence,” Garland resident Seroy Flowers said Judge Jeanine Howard, Criminal District Court 6, told him before dismissing a case brought against him.

DART celebrates Rosa Parks, bus boycott

Dallas Area Rapid Transit commemorated the 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ decision to keep her seat on a city bus marking a new phase of the Civil Rights Movement with the installation of two plaques at DART’s Rosa Parks Plaza ...

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Dallas Water Utilities reported that the recent heavy rainfall has caused sanitary sewer overflows at several locations

Decision upheld to disaffiliate ULGD

Just two days after the Urban League of Greater Dallas hosted its most recent job fair in which it hoped to help hundreds of residents find gainful employment, the National Urban League Affiliate Services Appeals Committee announced that it would ...

Black police gala doesn’t dance around issues

Dallas’ finest traded badges for bow ties at the 40th annual Black Police Association of Greater Dallas Gala at the Hyatt Regency Dallas on Nov. 7. State Sen. Royce West and Toni Brinker Pickens, founder and CEO of Operation Blue ...

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On Nov. 12, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson issued the following statement in light of changes in health insurance plans that will affect local constituents and provider-institutions.

Defeat of LGBT-rights measure may have wide impact

The landslide defeat of a nondiscrimination ordinance in Houston has stunned LGBT-rights activists across the nation. They’re now bracing for their opponents in other states to seize on the successful tactic of stoking fears over transgender people’s access to public ...

Raheem Devaughn’s foundation to present ‘Queen for a Day’

Thirty-eight percent of Texas women have experienced intimate partner violence in their lifetime, according to the Texas Council on Family Violence. That’s more than 1 in 3 women. The month of October is dedicated to spreading awareness and putting a ...