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

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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'Disturbing' Graffiti Found at Arlington School, 5 Arrested

'Disturbing' Graffiti Found at Arlington School, 5 Arrested

Police say they arrested five students from rival high schools Thursday for their involvement in spray painting "disturbing" words and images at Arlington Martin High School.

Teacher Arrested For Improper Relationship With Student: Police

Teacher Arrested For Improper Relationship With Student: Police

A Dallas ISD teacher was arrested Friday morning for an improper relationship between an educator and student, according to the Dallas police department.

Woman Convicted in Death of Co-Worker in Fort Worth

Woman Convicted in Death of Co-Worker in Fort Worth

A 27-year-old woman charged in connection to the death of a former co-worker who was beaten, bound, strangled and set afire has been found guilty.

Body Found in Farmersville is Missing Richardson Woman

Body Found in Farmersville is Missing Richardson Woman

Breaking news from NBC 5. The body found late last week in Farmersville has been positively identified as missing woman, Jessie Bardwell of Richardson, police say.

Verizon, Unions Reach Tentative Agreement: Labor Secretary

Verizon, Unions Reach Tentative Agreement: Labor Secretary

Striking Verizon employees may be back to work next week after the company and its unions reached an agreement in principle for a four-year contract. About 39,000 Verizon Communications Inc.

Fatal Accident Overnight in Denton

Fatal Accident Overnight in Denton

A 24-year-old woman is dead Friday morning after a car accident, according to the Denton Police Department.