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Distracted driving crashes on the rise in Texas

The Texas Department of Transportation is urging motorists to put away their mobile devices and pay attention to the road as more crashes are occurring because of these distractions. April marks National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the launch of TxDOT’s annual Talk, Text, Crash public education campaign.

Texas students excel at ExxonMobil fair

Nearly 1,100 students from across the state competed last month in the 28th Annual ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair, a competition that brings top science-fair winners from across the state to showcase their innovation to win top prizes. The University of Texas at San Antonio hosted the fair.

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Tips for coping with spring pollens

Even after a cold winter that delivered ice, snow, flu and colds to the region, many North Texans do not welcome warm spring weather because for them it ushers in weeks of sneezing, congestion and itchy eyes. It’s the time of year when pollen goes airborne, spreading for miles and triggering one of the annual rites of spring – seasonal allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever.

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Imagine 2020 initiative coming to life for students

Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles and district officials visited schools in the Imagine 2020 initiative last week to see how the program was taking shape

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Connected City Design Challenge finalists

The Connected City Design Challenge announced last week the finalists for the 2014 Challenge Professional and Open Stream contest

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Roundtable at Capitol Hill address minority women

Over 300 Black women from 10 states traveled to Capitol Hill last week to urge members of Congress to pass policies and programs that help Black and underserved families, especially single mothers and the working poor, during the Black Women’s Roundtable.

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Lancaster students ride in style for special lunch celebration

Fourteen middle school students from Elsie Robertson Lancaster STEM Middle School were treated to a special lunch on Feb. 14 at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen.

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Black leaders in health, education honored for outstanding service

Two University of Texas at Arlington graduates will receive the Outstanding African American Alumni Award, the alumni chapter’s highest honor for an alumnae or alumnus, during the 24th Annual African American Alumni Chapter banquet on March 1 at the E.H. Hereford University Center on campus.

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Local museums team up to bring masterpieces onto Google Art Project

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art along with the Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center announced last week that they are adding a combined 1,700 high-resolution works of art to the Google Art Project. The project allows online visitors to explore the museums’ paintings, sculptures and other objects virtually.

Black lawyers endorse judicial candidates

Dallas Black Criminal Bar Association is an organization of Black lawyers in the private practice of law in Dallas County. As attorneys they work with the judges and candidates who are running for judicial positions currently on the Democratic primary ballot for the March 4 election.

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