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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Ebola Patient Identified; Contacts Isolated

Ebola Patient Identified; Contacts Isolated

Thomas Eric Duncan has been identified as the name of the Ebola patient in Dallas, NBC News' Pete Williams has confirmed.

World's Largest Passenger Jet Arrives at D/FW

World's Largest Passenger Jet Arrives at D/FW

The Emirates A380, the world's largest passenger jet, arrives at D/FW International Airport before returning to Dubai.

Survey: Distracted Teens in Danger on Road

Survey: Distracted Teens in Danger on Road

A new survey from Safe Kids Worldwide indicates that the amount of attention teens pay to their mobile devices on the road is reaching dangerous levels.

Abbott, Davis Spar in Final Gubernatorial Debate

Abbott, Davis Spar in Final Gubernatorial Debate

Democrat Wendy Davis had one last debate with Republican Greg Abbott to try to narrow the gap in the Texas governor's race.

Secret Service Chief Quits After White House Break-In

Secret Service Chief Quits After White House Break-In

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned amid growing criticism of her agency, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Wednesday afternoon. High-ranking lawmakers from both parties...

What to Know: How Ebola Is Spread

What to Know: How Ebola Is Spread

The first confirmed case of Ebola in the United States immediately sparked concerns about who may have been exposed, and helped shed light on how the potentially deadly virus is, and isn't, spread....