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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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Black-Eyed Pea Restaurants Temporarily Close

Black-Eyed Pea Restaurants Temporarily Close

At least two Black-Eyed Pea restaurants have temporarily closed less than a year after the restaurants' ownership group filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Dallas Police Search for Critical Missing 40-Year-Old Man

Dallas Police Search for Critical Missing 40-Year-Old Man

Police ask for the public's help finding a 40-year-old man who went missing in Dallas Tuesday night.

Suspect in Deadly Shootings Near Dallas in Custody: Police

Suspect in Deadly Shootings Near Dallas in Custody: Police

The man suspected of killing two people and injuring another in North Texas late Sunday has been arrested Tuesday near Austin, police say.

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres Dies at 93

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres Dies at 93

Shimon Peres, a former Israeli president and prime minister, whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state and who was celebrated around the world as a Nobel prize-winning visionary who pushed his...

Possible Bone, Blood Found at Home of Accused Killer

Possible Bone, Blood Found at Home of Accused Killer

A search warrant indicates that detectives found knives, guns and possible blood and bone evidence at the home of a man accused of killing and burning a Texas Woman's University student.

Bystanders Help Arrest Man Accused of Stealing Charity Jar

Bystanders Help Arrest Man Accused of Stealing Charity Jar

A Plano police detective is thanking two men who helped him arrest a theft suspect last week.