‘Get Connected’ sets students up for success

‘Get Connected’ sets students up for success

By Christine Rogers Internet connectivity is a critical resource during the pandemic and the Internet For All coalition aims to ensure every family has access. The Internet For All coalition is made up of more than 40 community leaders including Chief Technology Officers from nine Dallas County school districts, The Dallas Regional Chamber, City of […]

Big Tex says: Welcome to the drive-thru State Fair of Texas!

Big Tex says: Welcome to the drive-thru State Fair of Texas!

By Karissa Condoianis For the first time in its 134-year history, the State Fair of Texas is thrilled to introduce the Big Tex® Fair Food Drive-Thru – a special event for 2020 in lieu of the annual 24-day exhibition. Saddle up for the ride of the year, Fair fanatics – you asked, we listened, and […]

Rangers must start from scratch

Rangers must start from scratch

By David Mullen This is a good time for 75 percent of Dallas’ four big sports teams. The Cowboys season is ready to begin with typical hype and anticipation. This year, there is reason for true optimism. Jerry Jones, “owner of the Dallas Cowboys” as he likes to remind everyone, took enough time from his […]

Help FRI rise together

Help FRI rise together

NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY By Vikki J Martin, Executive Director The Ferguson Road Initiative (FRI) is a grassroots nonprofit organization serving Far East Dallas. They are an umbrella organization serving 83,000 residents, including 2,000 unique businesses, 50 apartment communities, 37 neighborhoods, 30 churches, 17 schools and various nonprofits. Established in 1998, FRI is meeting its mission […]

Volunteers needed for Rainbow Days!

Volunteers needed for Rainbow Days!

By Sharon Adams This back-to-school season, Rainbow Days will be helping prepare 1,200 local homeless and at-risk children and youth for the new school year by equipping them with the tangible items, confidence and hope they need for success in school this year. In September, Rainbow Days’ Family Connection team will be distributing new backpacks […]

Chamber delivers awards

Chamber delivers awards

By Deborah Brown The Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce presented its annual Business Awards via a Zoom Webinar due to the coronavirus pandemic. The winners for 2020 are: Business of the Year- Bowlski’s Lakewood, Meso Maya; Chairman’s Award – Dallas United Crew; Entrepreneur of the Year – Jeremy Turner (The McFly, The SLATER, The […]

Genealogy DNA helps catch local rapist

Genealogy DNA helps catch local rapist

By Rebecca Aguilar A suspected serial rapist is behind bars in Dallas after investigators crack a 35-year-old cold case with the use of forensic genetic genealogy. David Thomas Hawkins has been arrested for the 1985 aggravated sexual assault of a Dallas woman. The Dallas County District Attorney’s office said DNA evidence linked Hawkins to three […]

Lumin Education: At home learning in action

Lumin Education: At home learning in action

NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY! By Tricia Monfrey, Lumin For the past 18 years, Kim Mason has been a beacon of light in the lives of children and parents at Lumin Lindsley Park Community School in East Dallas. Our community knows “Ms. Kim” as not just a teacher, but also as a relentless advocate for her […]

Bank helps students grow

Bank helps students grow

By Sydney Street The International Bank of Commerce, known as IBC Bank, awarded six deserving Dallas/Fort Worth-area Texans Can Academies students scholarships as part of the bank’s “We Do More” philosophy. Each student received a $1,000 scholarship, totaling $6,000 in scholarships awarded. The IBC Oklahoma A.R. Sanchez, Sr. Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students to […]