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The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood donors

Reducing the rate of recidivism

“That’s why I’m such a believer,” said District Attorney Susan Hawk as she described the Reformative Justice Unit programs her office developed in 2015 as a remedy to reduce nonviolent crime and re-arrests in the county – especially for those ...

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Dr. Frederick D. Haynes III, senior pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Church, will be inducted into the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame by the Trumpet Foundation at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Friday.

Dallas/Fort Worth celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Jan. 18. the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex will celebrate the life and work of King Jan. 14 through Jan. 18.

Neighbors rush to save infant injured in tornado

The winds had finally calmed when Debralee King and her husband ventured out to check on their horses and see what damage the tornado that stormed through had caused on Dec. 26.

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