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...

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...

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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Paxton to Surrender to Jail By Tuesday

Paxton to Surrender to Jail By Tuesday

Attorney General Ken Paxton is arranging to surrender by Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning at a county jail, a source tells NBC 5.

Suspected Subway Shooters Captured, Charged With Murder

Suspected Subway Shooters Captured, Charged With Murder

On June 14, 2015, victim Leonardo Ortega was shot and killed while closing the Subway store he worked at. Over a month and a half later, police say his killers have been caught.

Dallas, Uber Question if Accused Uber Driver was Licensed

Dallas, Uber Question if Accused Uber Driver was Licensed

Uber and the city of Dallas disagreed Saturday on whether a driver accused of sexually assaulting a passenger in west Oak Cliff a week ago was allowed to drive for the company in Dallas.

Man, 83, Fatally Struck by Car in Arlington

Man, 83, Fatally Struck by Car in Arlington

Arlington police say a pedestrian walking on a frontage road was struck and killed by a vehicle early Sunday morning.

Advocates Want More Done to Curb Hot Car Deaths

Advocates Want More Done to Curb Hot Car Deaths

Hot car deaths are down for the year, but that isn’t stopping parents from looking for long-term solutions to an all-too-familiar situation. On the eve of National Heatstroke Prevention and Awareness Day...

Cowboys' Bryant in Scuffle With Teammate at Camp

Cowboys' Bryant in Scuffle With Teammate at Camp

Dez Bryant and Dallas cornerback Tyler Patmon had to be separated in a heated exchange that lasted several minutes.