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Friday, Jul 6, 2012

Race In DFW: Social Media

Race In DFW: Social Media

A panel of UT-Arlington students review examples of Social Media and the discussion of race.

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012

Dallas Honors Holocaust Victims, Survivors

Dallas Honors Holocaust Victims, Survivors

Dallas joined the world in remembering victims and and survivors of the Holocaust on Thursday.

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012

Dallas' Holocaust Museum Honors Victims and Survivors

Dallas' Holocaust Museum Honors Victims and Survivors

The Dallas Holocaust Museum in downtown Dallas is dedicated to dealing with intolerance past and present.

Monday, Jan 23, 2012

NBC 5 Program Nominated for GLAAD Media Award

NBC 5 Program Nominated for GLAAD Media Award

“NBC 5 Spotlight" has been nominated by GLAAD for their annual awards.

Friday, May 20, 2011

78-Year Old Prison Pen Pal

78-Year Old Prison Pen Pal

78-year-old Earl Phares uses his typewriter to send letters to inmates in Texas prisons.

Friday, Feb 25, 2011

Officer Deborah Grabowski: In Her Own Words

Officer Deborah Grabowski: In Her Own Words

Dallas police officer Deborah Grabowski talks about what it's like to be DPD's first transgendered police officer.

Thursday, Feb 24, 2011

Dallas Voice Focuses on the Gay Community

Dallas Voice Focuses on the Gay Community

Many issues important to the gay community are getting more attention in the so-called mainstream press, but when it comes to focusing on the local angles, the staff at the Dallas Voice believe they still do it...

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010

Youth First Texas

Youth First Texas

A North Texas youth center is celebrating its 10th year serving as a safe haven for gay and lesbian teenagers. youth center is celebrating its 10th year serving as a safe haven for gay and lesbian teenagers. More information on Youth First Texas HERE>A North Texas youth center is celebrating its 10th year serving as a safe haven for gay and...

Thursday, Feb 24, 2011

DPD's First Transgendered Police Officer

DPD's First Transgendered Police Officer

Dallas police officer Deborah Grabowski started her career more than 20 years ago and spent much of that time struggling through a personal journey. More: police officer Deborah Grabowski started her career more than 20 years ago and spent much of that time struggling through a personal journey. More: Transgender Community of Police & Sheriffs>Dallas police officer Deborah Grabowski started...

Thursday, Feb 24, 2011

Lesbian Couple Gives a Child a Home

Lesbian Couple Gives a Child a Home

Coming out as a lesbian couple was difficult enough for two North Texas women, but then they decided to adopt a child together. More: women, but then they decided to adopt a child together. More: The Williams Institute: Texas Census Snapshot>Coming out as a lesbian couple was difficult enough for two North...

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Driver, 19, Killed in Arlington Road Rage Shooting
Driver, 19, Killed in Arlington Road Rage Shooting

Arlington police are searching for the gunman who shot and killed a 19-year-old man during a suspected road rage incident along Interstate 20 Sunday evening.

Woman Shot in Head in Mesquite Road Rage Shooting: Police
Woman Shot in Head in Mesquite Road Rage Shooting: Police

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Body of Missing Sailor Recovered from White Rock Lake
Body of Missing Sailor Recovered from White Rock Lake

The body of a missing sailor who presumably drowned in White Rock Lake Sunday has been found.

Southwest Passenger Tries to Open Emergency Exit in Flight
Southwest Passenger Tries to Open Emergency Exit in Flight

A Southwest Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Houston was forced to make an emergency landing after a woman tried to open an emergency exit door, passengers say.

Here’s What Happens if the GOP Health Care Bill Becomes Law
Here’s What Happens if the GOP Health Care Bill Becomes Law

The Senate Republican health care bill would insure 22 million fewer people after a decade than current law, according to an analysis Monday by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office. The GOP bill, titled

DFW Attorneys Ready To Assist Those Affected By Travel Ban
DFW Attorneys Ready To Assist Those Affected By Travel Ban

Local lawyers will be among those watching what happens when the travel ban approved Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court takes effect.