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The Gatehouse opened in March 2015 and currently serves 75 women and 104 children

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    Cowboys Legends Help Women, Children in Crisis

    Bob Lilly, Drew Pearson and Roger Staubach headlined a luncheon Monday in support of The Gatehouse in Grapevine. (Published Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017)

    Some Dallas Cowboys legends are doing their part to help women and children in crisis.

    Bob Lilly, the first player ever drafted by the Dallas Cowboys, Drew Pearson, known for catches in game-winning situations, and Roger Staubach, the undrafted free agent who went on to compete in four Super Bowls, were the headliners at a luncheon yesterday supporting The Gatehouse in Grapevine.

    The Gatehouse is a supportive living community for women and children in crisis. The program helps end cycles of abuse and poverty, so women and their children discover new paths for permanent, positive change.

    The fundraiser, called Get in the Game, happened on the field at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Lilly, Pearson and Staubach teased each other and entertained the 800 guests with stories from their glory days on the gridiron.

    Domino's Pizza Launches Outdoor Delivery

    [DFW] Domino's Pizza Launches Outdoor Delivery

    Domino's Pizza is tweaking its home delivery service for those times you're not at home.
    After years of delivery right to your doorstep, Domino's drivers will now deliver to outdoor locations.
    That includes beaches, parks, landmarks, and other outdoor locations across the country.
    Domino's says its drivers will deliver to 150-thousand locations from the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, to the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign.
    The locations are now active and show up in the company's app or website as "Domino's Hotspots."
    Customers pre-pay for their orders, select a location, and your pizza is on the way.
    Previously, Domino's delivered to offbeat locations, but, the new service sets up designated drop off points.
    The service was tested last fall in Miami before being rolled out nationwide.

    (Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

    The goal of the event, though, was to help guests understand the reality that, according to The Gatehouse, there are "40,000 confirmed domestic violence incidents in one year right here where we live. That doesn’t include the 70 percent that go unreported, or the underemployed who simply need a hand up to change the trajectory of their lives and the lives of their children."

    One Gatehouse member shared her story of being a newlywed, with two small girls, who moved to Texas after a layoff in Puerto Rico. The relationship with her husband turned violent in the years that followed.

    "It got worse, a scream here, a shove there, manipulation in all its forms, no way out for nearly 10 non-ending years," she said.

    She found her way to The Gatehouse where the life she thought she'd have and deserved is now in reach.

    "My daughters and I have been living in this community for almost two years. Through group sessions and counseling I have learned self-worth, hope and the endless possibilities of having a fresh new start," she said. "They have open my eyes to solid truth. I am finally able to pursue my heartfelt dream of getting my master's degree — all thanks to the Gatehouse and thoughtful individuals such as yourself."

    The Gatehouse opened in March 2015 and currently serves 75 women and 104 children. So far, 25 women have graduated from the program.

    Canada Lawmakers Hold Moment of Silence

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    Canadian lawmakers wore hockey jerseys on Monday to honor the victims and their families of that tragic bus crash in Canada that killed 16 people.
    The bus was carrying the junior league Humboldt hockey team to a game when a tractor-trailer slammed into the bus.
    Sixteen were killed and thirteen people were injured in the crash.
    Today's remembrance was one of a number of events that honored the team and their families.
    Earlier the lawmakers honored Rusty Staub, a major leaguer who played for the Montreal Expos and the New York Mets.

    (Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

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