Crime Watch, Vol 11, No. 44

Oct. 6 – 2:15 a.m. 9000 Block, Markville Dr. (75243) Murder: The suspect shot and killed the complainant. Oct. 6 – 6:28 a.m. 9600 Block, Walnut St. (75243) Theft of Property: An unknown suspect stole the complainant’s Ring doorbell and flags off of the complainant’s vehicle.  Oct. 7 – 4 a.m. 11700 Block, Farrar St. […]

You’ve voted. Now what?

You’ve voted. Now what?

ELECTIONS 2020 By Ashley Lopez KERA/KUT First things first: Most votes don’t get counted until Election Day. To be even more clear, those votes aren’t counted until the polls close that evening. That includes all types of ballots cast during the election: mail-in ballots, in-person early voting ballots and Election Day ballots. Early Voting Ballot […]

Students make sure everyone is counted

Students make sure everyone is counted

While most high school students are too young to complete a household census themselves, they know that a complete census count has a strong impact on their futures, too. A group of about 50 civic-minded teenagers, led by the nonprofit organization The Concilio, partnered with Dallas County Counts to block walk on October 3. The […]

Political symbols have deep history

Political symbols have deep history

FOR THE LOVE OF THE ANIMALS By Beth Leermakers How did the donkey and the elephant come to symbolize the Democratic and Republican parties? Thomas Nast, a Harper’s Magazine cartoonist from 1862-1886, was largely responsible, but the political origins of the donkey date back even further.  During the 1828 presidential campaign, democrat Andrew Jackson’s opponents […]

Crime Watch for Vol. 11, No. 43

Sept. 29 – 5 p.m. 5900 Block, Gaston Ave. (75214) Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle: An unknown suspect stole the complainant’s pickup truck. Sept. 29 – 7:30 p.m. 1800 Block, John West Rd. (75228) Verbal Assault: The suspect threatened to kill the complainant.  Sept. 30 – 5:21 p.m. 2700 Block, N. Buckner Blvd. (75228) […]

Help wipe out kid’s cancer (virtually)

Help wipe out kid’s cancer (virtually)

The Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer Virtual Run for the Children is a simple, fun way to support children with cancer and their families. Get your legs moving and run or walk for the children (5K or 1 mile). Entry includes t-shirt, goodie bag, medal, eBib, and finisher’s certificate. Sign up at wokcrun.com. Cash prizes and […]

Tragedy strikes at Old Fish Hatchery

ENVIRONMENT By Nancy Black Shock. Tears. Anger. Environmentalist Kelly Cotton and his wife, Lisa, experienced all three this past weekend when they saw the recent destruction of the Old Fish Hatchery Nature Area. The ecological disaster was caused by Oncor. According to Cotton, “The energy transmission company brutally clear-cut a five-acre swath through the 50-acre […]

Crime Watch — Vol. 11, No. 42

Sept. 22 – 1:26 a.m. 6000 Block, Samuell Blvd. (75228) Burglary of a Building: Two unknown suspects broke into the building and damaged property.  Sept. 22 – 11:30 a.m. 11500 Block, Jupiter Rd. (75218) Robbery of a Business: An unknown suspect struck the complainant and stole pizza from the business.  Sept. 22 – 12:55 p.m. […]

Superhero teaches young peacekeepers

Superhero teaches young peacekeepers

By Shari Goldstein Stern How do we, as grownups wrap our brain around a worldwide pandemic, millions stricken and deceased, and how it alters all our daily lives? That has got to be really challenging for younger children who, at the end of the day, have to process the changes around them, too, starting with […]

Chef brings fond memories to recipes

Chef brings fond memories to recipes

Chef Juanita Mejia (pictured) is a food service specialist in Dallas ISD’s Food and Child Nutrition Services, where she has the honor of training school cafeteria staff members to provide delicious food and impeccable service to students and staff members. In her role, Mejia utilizes her more than 20 years of culinary experience to empower […]