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...

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Person of Interest Named in Fatal Hit-and-Run

Person of Interest Named in Fatal Hit-and-Run

The Dallas Police Department has named a person of interest in connection with the fatal hit-and-run of 13-year-old Ethan Vasquez.

Dallas Driver Shot in the Leg Along I-20, Spur 408

Dallas Driver Shot in the Leg Along I-20, Spur 408

Someone opened fire on the interstate early Friday morning, hitting another driver.

Woman Shot in the Neck During Dallas Robbery

Woman Shot in the Neck During Dallas Robbery

A woman was shot in the neck late Thursday during a robbery in Dallas, police say.

Man Makes Deposit, Exposes Himself: Police

Man Makes Deposit, Exposes Himself: Police

An Arlington man was arrested Wednesday in Fort Worth after a bank teller reported that he exposed himself while making a deposit.

New Surgery Offers Hope for Babies Born With Rare Disorder

New Surgery Offers Hope for Babies Born With Rare Disorder

A new surgery at Cook Children’s Medical Center is offering a cure for babies born with a rare disorder of the pancreas.

Teen Charged in Videotaped Babycam Burglary

Teen Charged in Videotaped Babycam Burglary

A teenager has been charged with burglary after security video from inside a Houston-area house showed a man with a flashlight peering at a sleeping toddler in a crib.