Price of freedom isn’t free

Price of freedom isn’t free

By T Nguyen tn@wturley.com On July 4, 1776, the American people before us declared our freedom from Great Britain. The Declaration of Independence affirmed we have unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. “Unalienable” meant these rights cannot be taken away from us. But American freedom was not gotten by the mere […]

Step away from the fireworks

Step away from the fireworks

By Jason Evans Dallas Fire-Rescue (DFR) and the Dallas Police Department (DPD) will lead efforts to monitor for fireworks related activities this 4th of July holiday weekend. Last year, the efforts of both resulted in the confiscation of over 2,500 lbs. of fireworks and the issuance of 25 citations. Additionally, Operations personnel responded to four […]

‘Healing Concert’ set for July 4

‘Healing Concert’ set for July 4

An amazing virtual concert premiering this Saturday, July 4th at 10am on Facebook.  Keith, Daniel, and a wonderful group of musicians have worked tirelessly to design, record, and publish a musical celebration of hope, unity, justice, and peace for our world today. We are encouraging everyone to attend the premiere on Facebook at 10am on […]

Podcast delves into race relations, COVID-19

Podcast delves into race relations, COVID-19

By Becky Mayad A frank and personal conversation on race relations with Ambassador and former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk and NBA Hall of Famer Spencer Haywood, plus the latest updates on the COVID-19 crisis from Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins and the County’s Public Health Director Philip Huang. These are just a sampling of the […]

Johnson joins mayors on the front lines

Johnson joins mayors on the front lines

By Tristan Hallman Mayor Eric Johnson on Tuesday was officially elected to serve on the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) Advisory Board. USCM is a nonpartisan organization that represents more than 1,400 cities that have populations of 30,000 or more. Each city is represented in the conference by its chief elected official, the mayor. […]

Aurora offers emergency grants for artists

Aurora offers emergency grants for artists

From Staff Reports In light of the significant impact Covid-19 continues to have worldwide, the artist-run biennial AURORA, a cultural cornerstone in North Texas, is announcing new initiatives to create more opportunities and resources for Dallas’s artistic community and general public. These plans include a foundational transition from a large-scale biennial event—which was originally scheduled […]

Local eateries ready to celebrate!

Local eateries ready to celebrate!

By Ariana Hajibashi The 4th of July is quickly approaching, which means you’re going to need some essential supplies. Namely: good meat, drinks and chocolaty treats. Fortunately, some of Dallas’s favorite restaurants and shops have answered the call with special foods, cocktails and packages to ensure that your Independence Day goes off without a hitch. See […]

Dallas museums unite to stay closed

Dallas museums unite to stay closed

Given the spike in COVID-19 cases in Dallas County and the rollback of the State’s phased reopening, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum have decided to pause plans to reopen in early July. Though we have created rigorous guidelines and best practices to ensure that we […]

Future journalists benefit from Press Club awards

Future journalists benefit from Press Club awards

By Jo Ann Holt College scholarships have been awarded to five North Texas students majoring in communications by the Press Club of Dallas Foundation Scholarship Fund. The scholarships are for the academic school year 2020-21. The Fund is administered by Communities Foundation of Texas. A $3,500 scholarship was awarded to Arianna Vedia, a senior at […]

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