Students encouraged to be poll workers

Students encouraged to be poll workers

ELECTIONS 2020 From Staff Reports In conjunction with the Secretary of State, the Dallas County Elections Department encourages eligible students to participate in the political processes and benefit their community by serving as election clerks in Dallas County elections. The Dallas County Elections Department has long welcomed student election workers and provides students with a […]

Texas judge rules: Every vote counts!

Texas judge rules: Every vote counts!

By Kayla Vix U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled this week that Texas must notify voters if their ballot has been marked for rejection due to a signature match issue and give them an opportunity to confirm their identity and save their ballot from rejection. The case, Richardson v. Texas Secretary of State, was brought […]

Art House live streaming on 9/12

Art House live streaming on 9/12

By Marissa Delcambre In times of great uncertainty, our truest values rise to the top. Since the coronavirus pandemic stretched into our community, I’ve been reminded of two such values: togetherness and hope. As the Executive Director of Art House Dallas, these two tenets have been on my mind as we navigate the shifting path […]

Our ‘Community Quarterback’ needs help!

Our ‘Community Quarterback’ needs help!

From Frazier Kids Staff Reports This year has presented all of us with unexpected challenges. Those most affected, though, are families who struggled long before COVID-19 struck. For families living in the Frazier neighborhood in the Fair Park area near downtown, where more than half of residents live below the poverty line, the pandemic-related financial […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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