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. […]

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 […]

Deep Vellum to award 43 grants

Deep Vellum to award 43 grants

By Sara Balabanlilar In response to the economic crisis spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, Dallas-based nonprofit publisher Deep Vellum launched an emergency fund for Texas writers last month. Today, Deep Vellum announced that it plans to award 43 small grants to writers from around the state in order to help mitigate the devastating effects of […]

Pride erupts after high court decision

Pride erupts after high court decision

By Rebecca Aguilar Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) employees will now have more protection at work. In a 6-to-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against discrimination in the workplace on the bases of sexual orientation.  The ruling has given Veronica Jimenez of Dallas some relief.  By day she presents as male at […]

Mayor promotes masks

Mayor promotes masks

By Tristan Hallman To encourage people to wear face coverings to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Mayor Eric Johnson temporarily changed his official portrait Monday to a new photo of him in a mask. Mayor Johnson has recommended wearing masks amid the ongoing pandemic. He has also worn masks during virtual City Council meetings […]

Abbott stays inside as protests grow outside

Abbott stays inside as protests grow outside

Peaceful protests continued outside Dallas City Hall Tuesday afternoon as Texas Governor Greg Abbott met inside with city and law enforcement leaders. Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson, along with Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and both city’s police chiefs, joined Abbott in a press conference regarding the recent rioting in the State’s major cities. While the […]

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