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Special session continues after abortion debate

One of the powers held by the governor of Texas is the ability to call the Legislature back to Austin after its regular legislative session is over. In these sessions, known as special sessions, lawmakers can only pass bills related ...

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to provide funds for education, training

They sent a homeless veteran back to school, then taught a senior citizen how to use a computer for the first time, and showed a high school dropout how to manage her money. They are, the Urban League of Greater ...

Around the State

Dallas Home Connection will host an event July 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center to help potential buyers understand what is needed to purchase a home. The center is located at ...

A place of renewed hope, exoneration

Inside the Club 300 Private Lanes suite at Bowlmor in Addison, four men bore a distinction that separated them from the rest of the crowd attending a House of Renewed Hope fundraiser. Each of those four men was exonerated of ...

A demand for Civil Rights and Justice for All

“You don’t have the right to remain ignorant today. Rise up, because I tell you no other help is coming and this nation cannot save us. We must save ourselves,” Commissioner John Wiley Price urged the crowd of 3,500 other ...

Dallas Fire Engine Involved in Major Accident

While en route to a “working structure fire” Thursday morning, a Dallas Fire-Rescue fire engine was involved in a major accident with another vehicle in a South Dallas neighborhood.

Around the State

In 2009, the United Nations designated July 18 as Nelson Mandela International Day, an annual global call to action for peace and effective change within each community.

Williams redefines life as a senior citizen

It’s no secret. Generally, people in the United States are living longer, more active lives. Society’s ideas of what defines a “senior citizen” are slowly changing. But as local resident Edwin “Roscoe” Williams Jr. proved recently, even at the age ...

Renaissance Oaks receives $100 million transformation

On May 30, Mayor Mike Rawlings and County Judge Clay Jenkins joined the Dallas Housing Authority as it unveiled Renaissance Oaks, the seventh and final development in the Roseland Community. Renaissance Oaks includes 85 units for elderly and disabled residents.

City helps community with home repairs

For the last few decades the Housing Community Services Home Repair Program has been steadily repairing homes around Dallas in order to keep residents safe and financially afloat.

Around the State

DALLAS Last week, the city introduced its new website to better connect with citizens, business owners and stakeholders. The new website, http://dallascitynewsroom.com, is the first phase in the city’s plan to integrate its various communication platforms while updating the look ...

City makes College Park safer for families

Recreational parks have been an essential place for families to get together for fun activities, cookouts, relaxation and exercise. But an outdated park with old equipment can be hazardous and unappealing.

The City of Dallas Warrant Roundup to begin tomorrow

The Dallas City Marshal’s Office and the Dallas Police Department will be coordinating efforts to arrest individuals with unpaid traffic and non-traffic citations with warrants pending before the Dallas Municipal Court.

Around the State

Mayor Pro-Tem Tennell Atkins joined Oak Cliff residents last week for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new pavilion at College Park, located at 3300 Highland Woods Dr.

Black gay billboard controversy

A billboard at the corner of Red Bird Lane and Highway 67 was designed to bring attention to the rising number of HIV cases in Dallas. However, it received more attention than expected. Citizens throughout Dallas expressed negative opinions about ...