Jones announces plans to open night court

One out of every four Dallas County criminal defendants fails to show up for court, according to a 2013 study by a UNT-Dallas criminology professor. Out of those who miss court dates, 30 percent are for misdemeanor charges.

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The City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management will offer Community Emergency Response Team classes for neighborhoods, community organizations and workplaces March 25, April 1 and April 9 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Dallas Fire-Rescue Training Academy, 5000 ...

Coffee with Cops brings officers and the community together

In order to strengthen the relationship between police and the citizens, the Dallas Police Department and McDonald’s of Greater North Texas partnered together to host Coffee with Cops, March 4 at seven McDonald’s locations in each of the DPD patrol ...

Homeless in Dallas: Over half are Black

The numbers are just the preface to a broader story on race, age, gender and money, based on the perspective the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance offered during its State of the Homeless Address 2017, when the organization dedicated to mitigating ...

Exposed to Greatness

In 2015, women age 16 and over represented 46 percent of the workforce, according to the Bureau of Labor.

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AIDS Walk South Dallas will be held March 25 at 8 a.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, located at 2922 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in an effort to bring awareness of HIV and raise funds to ...

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Two police commanders in Texas have been temporarily replaced as investigators determine who leaked police video and other material in the controversial arrest of a Black woman and her daughters by a White Fort Worth police officer.

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Dallas Independent School District trustees unanimously approved a policy change on Feb. 23 that will bring a new approach to how schools respond to disruptive students in pre-K through second-grade.

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The city of Dallas is taking a different approach to helping people with unpaid traffic citations or warrants, and it does not involve being arrested.

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To celebrate Black History Month, McDonald’s of Greater North Texas will host African American Read-In events every Saturday in February with the Dallas Chapter of Continental Societies Inc., an organization dedicated to the socioeconomic and cultural welfare of underprivileged youth.

Year of Unity presented by community leaders

Dallas city leaders and officials say they have been scrambling for solutions to mend the relationship between local residents and police officers since the July 2016 Dallas police shooting by a single sniper.

The Secret We Keep: Removing the stigma of mental illness

Mental illness is an issue that is not often talked about or taken into consideration – until it hits home. In 2014, it was reported that 72.9 percent of adults in Texas have mental illness, and 27.1 percent of Texas ...

Spotlighting The Cliff: Saluting a few of Oak Cliff’s notable contributors

A celebration of local success and engagement to “recognize the best Oak Cliff businesses, organizations and individuals in 2016 for their achievements, community contributions and milestones…” was held Jan. 26 at The Kessler Theater on West Davis Street. State Rep. ...

Video reveals officer pushed teen with foot

All charges dropped against Craig and her teenage daughters

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The Texas Senate’s only two Black members are criticizing Gov. Greg Abbott for not including any African Americans in his three nominees for the University of Texas System Board of Regents.