Shining the spotlight on North Texas people or places making a difference in the community

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

Feb 24, 2011

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...

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...

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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Man Stabs Woman With Screwdriver at Gym: Irving PD

Man Stabs Woman With Screwdriver at Gym: Irving PD

Police say employees of an Irving gym detained a man who stabbed a woman with a screwdriver until police arrived Tuesday morning.

Dallas-Bound SWA Flight Target of Online Threat

Dallas-Bound SWA Flight Target of Online Threat

A Dallas-bound Southwest Airlines flight was among two that were targeted by threats Monday on social media.

2 Wearing Scrubs Robbed FW Store at Gunpoint: Police

2 Wearing Scrubs Robbed FW Store at Gunpoint: Police

Haltom City police say they need help finding two men who wore scrubs when robbing a cellphone store and tying up an employee and customer.

Man's Facebook Post Helps Police Catch Him

Man's Facebook Post Helps Police Catch Him

A North Texas man learned the hard way about what not to post on Facebook.

North Texas Teen Marks One Year Since Skydiving Accident

North Texas Teen Marks One Year Since Skydiving Accident

One year removed from the skydiving accident that could have killed her, a North Texas teen is thankful for the life she has.

First Senate Draft Budget Promises $4B in Tax Cuts

First Senate Draft Budget Promises $4B in Tax Cuts

The Texas Senate has unveiled its first draft of the state budget, promising $4 billion in tax cuts but offering few details on them.