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  • Denton's New Convention Center Creating a BuzzDenton's New Convention Center Creating a Buzz

    It's something business and tourism folks in Denton say has been lacking, for way too long. The Denton Convention Center is now open, part of the new Embassy Suites Hotel, just off I-35.A grand opening ceremony is scheduled for Thursday. At 70,000 square feet inside, the room can seat up to 2,000 people for dinner or 3,000 for other events. Those who manage the space say the location is perfect... Dallas, Fort Worth and DFW Airport are all easily accessed. Gov. Abbott Reveals Plan to Rein In Property Taxes But Denton is the real draw. Locally made food and drink will be showcased, and local businesses will be featured. A Peterbilt truck -- the one millionth to roll off the assembly line recently at Dentons Peterbilt plant -- was brought inside for the grand opening."I think we look at what Denton has to offer, and we offer so much more than Frisco or DFW and the airport and even San Marcos and some of these other areas," said Jeff Pritts, the facility's general manager. 3 Men Steal Over $3,000 in Perfume: Police Around Denton's square, many business owners look forward to the influx of new potential customers."We feel like it's going to help the growth of our industry, and what's going on in the Denton area," said Margaret Rich, managing supervisor of Beth Marie's Ice Cream, a Denton fixture for nearly two decades. 1 Dead in Officer-Involved Shooting in Bedford "The new Denton Convention Center is a game-changer," said Kim Phillips, vice president of Denton Convention & Visitors Bureau. Part of her job is to help connect tens of thousands of convention goers to what Denton has to offer."What that does is opens the door to a whole new market to discover us as a community," she said.Pritts says his sales staff has already lined up over $4 million dollars worth of business, with conventions lined up as far out as 2024."I think it's going to be amazing for business, absolutely," said Rich.Photo Credit: NBC 5 News

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  • Bitter Blast Has Big Impact On Navarro CountyBitter Blast Has Big Impact On Navarro County

    NORTH TEXAS (CBS11) – It was an icy and bitterly cold day southwest of the DFW Metroplex throughout Navarro County. Snow began to fall Tuesday morning in Corsicana as temperatures plunged into the 20s. Hours before, rain poured down and caused many of the roads to freeze. clearing icy roads in Navarro County (Jeff Paul – CBS11) “Don’t come out here,” said Beth Cox. “If you don’t have to get out, do not get out. It’s just terrible. Oh my God, it’s freezing out here.” Cox did not have a choice on being out on the roads. She had to work Tuesday morning. “This one is bad because I just can’t seem to stay warm,” said Cox as she huddled from the cold while pumping gas on her way into work. “For some reason it’s just like, gripping. It’s awful.” Navarro County closed a few bridges in an attempt to prevent wrecks and spin-outs. The precautions were not enough. A semi-truck jackknifed along I-45 and caused backups stretching several miles long. All schools were canceled including Navarro College. “It’s pretty empty, ghost town,” said Will Shepherd. “Usually there’s cars everywhere.” TxDOT crews could be seen driving all over the county deicing and scraping ice-covered roads.

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  • Dallas County Judge on Health Director's TerminationDallas County Judge on Health Director's Termination

    Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins spoke out on camera for the first time on Tuesday since Zachary Thompson, the head of Health and Human Services, was fired amid sexual harassment accusations.Jenkins said ‘times up,’ referring to the ongoing movement against sexual harassment in the workplace, and promises to fix anything in the county’s system that may be broken when it comes to how allegations are handled. Gov. Abbott Reveals Plan to Rein In Property Taxes An internal investigation is ongoing at Health and Human Services in Dallas.Dallas County is close to hiring an outside law firm with human resources experts to review the case against Thompson. 3 Men Steal Over $3,000 in Perfume: Police The first Dallas County Commissioners Court meeting since Thompson’s termination took place Tuesday morning.Thompson’s replacement was present, but there was no mention of Thompson during the open meeting. 1 Dead in Officer-Involved Shooting in Bedford However, Jenkins agreed to speak with NBC 5 on camera for the first time since the allegations surfaced and Thompson was fired.“We want every employee here in Dallas County to feel safe in the workplace,” said Jenkins. “Time is up in Dallas County and around this country for people to feel anything less than that. We want to do everything we can to improve on any practice that needs to be improved on.”A Dallas County employee, who spoke to NBC 5 on the condition of anonymity, shared her claims again Thompson.She alleges Thompson engaged in a pattern of sexual abuse as well as harassment and intimidation for years.The woman told NBC 5 she feels human resources mishandled a claim she says she filed against Thompson.“We’ll have outside professionals come in and look at that carefully,” said Jenkins when asked about specific complaints the woman made against HR.When asked if Dallas County failed this woman, Jenkins replied:“That’s what the investigation will look into and we’ll bring in professionals to do this, HR professionals that do this to look at that.”Jenkins will say he had already asked for the current policy for reporting sexual harassment to be reviewed in light of the ‘Me Too’ movement against sexual harassment in the workplace.He says several women confided in him their own experiences.“My own wife for instance, my mother, my sister, others, of incidents that have happened to them so it is just something that we have to lead on and not be afraid of,” he said.NBC 5 asked Jenkins if anyone else has been or could be fired related to the woman’s case and how it was handled.He would only say no one has been fired.Jenkins said he does not know how much the investigation will cost or how long it will take, but he did add there has been no settlement reached with the alleged victim.Thompson was fired January 3.Thompson intended to retire on January 31.Jenkins said while Thompson’s pay stopped as soon as he was fired he does likely qualify for retirement compensation.NBC 5 reached out to Thompson and his attorney again on Tuesday, but have not heard back.Photo Credit: NBC 5 News

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  • Pair Arrested In Wise County With 677 Pounds Of MarijuanaPair Arrested In Wise County With 677 Pounds Of Marijuana

    A man and woman traveling from California were arrested Sunday in Wise County after being caught with more than $2 million dollars in marijuana, said Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin. A sheriff's deputy spotted the couple's motor home swerving across the center and shoulder stripes along Texas 114 near U.S. 287 in Rhome. Gov. Abbott Reveals Plan to Rein In Property Taxes The deputy conducted a traffic stop around 4:00 p.m. and discovered the marijuana inside, said Akin. Deputies recovered 677 pounds of pot, worth about $2.3 million, Akin said.  3 Men Steal Over $3,000 in Perfume: Police David Kwan, 59, and Cuixin Chen, 45, of Gardena, California were arrested and booked into the Wise County Jail. They are being held on a marijuana possession charge and their bail has been set at $35,000 each.  1 Dead in Officer-Involved Shooting in Bedford California pair had $2.3M worth of marijuana in motor home when deputy pulled them over in Wise CountyA man and woman road-tripping from California were stopped Sunday in Wise County with more than $2 million worth of marijuana in their motor home, Sheriff Lane Akin said. A sheriff's deputy saw the motor home swerving across the center and shoulder stripes. The deputy conducted a traffic stop about 4 p.m. on Texas 114 near U.S. 287 in Rhome and found the marijuana inside, Akin said. In all, 677 pounds of marijuana worth $2.3 million was seized. David Kwan, 59, and Cuixin Chen, 45, both from Gardena, Calif. were arrested. They were booked Monday into the Wise County Jail on a marijuana possession charge. Bail has been set at $35,000 for each of them.  David Kwan, 59, and Cuixin Chen, 45, both from Gardena, Calif. were arrested Sunday and booked Monday into the Wise County Jail on a marijuana possession chargeTheir relationship to each other was not available. The pair told officials they were traveling to Dallas, Akin said."I would strongly suspect it was illegally obtained in California and certainly illegally transported to ... Texas," he said.Samples of the marijuana will be sent to a lab for analysis and the rest will be kept in Wise County until an order is given to destroy it.Photo Credit: Wise County Sheriff

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  • Buc-ee's Rated Best Gas Station in the CountryBuc-ee's Rated Best Gas Station in the Country

    When you're on a road trip in Texas, you always have to stop when you see one. We're not talking about Whataburger. Buc-ee's Attracts Loyal Crowd We're talking about Buc-ee's! The place with the clean bathrooms, friendly employees and a plethora of food choices has been ranked number one in the "Top Ten Gas Stations in The U.S." by GasBuddy. Gasbuddy is an app that connects millions of drivers with perfect pit stop. Mega Gas Station Buc-ee's Opens First DFW Location “These are destination brands that directly compete with restaurants, coffee shops, and—in some cases—even supermarkets,” Frank Beard, convenience store and retail trends analyst at GasBuddy said in a statement. “Although gas stations are still in the business of selling gas, the leading brands have become so much more. They’re a refuge for motorists looking for great food, an amazing cup of coffee, or some of the best customer service you’ll find anywhere.”Texas-based Buc-ee's also was rated number one in every category measured by the ratings and reviews in the GasBuddy app.  Top 10 Gas Station Brands in The U.S.:1. Buc-ee'sBuc-ee’s has 33 U.S. locations with plans to expand into Florida in 2019. 2. Kelley’s Market Illinois-based Kelley’s Market, with 48 locations in Rockford, IL and Madison, WI, also made a strong showing by placing second in the overall category. 3. Kwik Trip Headquartered in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, there are 545 locations throughout Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin. 4. QuikTripTulsa, Oklahoma-based QuikTrip is operating 740 locations in Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas.  5. Wawa This Wawa, Pennsylvania-based company has 730 locations throughout the East Coast.6. Hy-Vee Iowa-based Hy-Vee has 141 locations in the U.S. 7.QuickChek Headquartered in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, QuickChek has 154 locations throughout New Jersey and New York. 8. Sheetz Ranking #8 overall is Sheetz, a family-owned convenience store chain based in Altoona, Pennsylvania. 9. Parker’s Parker’s is based in Savannah, Georgia, with 46 stores throughout Georgia and South Carolina.  10. NOCO Express Rounding out the top 10 is NOCO Express. They have 37 gas stations and convenience stores in Western New York and are headquartered in Tonawanda, NY. Top-Rated Coffee: Buc-ee'sKelley's MarketWawaWeigel'sHy-vee Top-Rated Restrooms:Buc-ee'sKelley's MarketHy-veeKwik TripQuikTripTop-Rated Cleanliness:Buc-ee'sKelley's MarketHy-veeKwik TripQuikTripTop-Rated Customer Service:Buc-ee'sKelley's MarketQuikTripKwik TripHy-veeTop-Rated Outdoor Lighting:Buc-ee'sKelley's MarketWawaHy-veeQuikTripGasBuddy’s team gathered these findings by examining the customer ratings and reviews data between January 1 through December 31, 2017.Photo Credit: NBC 5 News

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  • Ex-CIA Officer Suspected of Spying for ChinaEx-CIA Officer Suspected of Spying for China

    A former CIA officer who was charged Tuesday with unlawful possession of secrets is suspected of a much worse crime: betraying U.S. informants in China, sources familiar with the case told NBC News.The former officer, Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 53, was arrested Monday after flying into New York from his home in Hong King, federal authorities announced. Senator: Trump Vulgarity Debate Has Become an 'S-Show' Lee, who is a naturalized U.S. citizen, was charged with a single count of unlawfully possessing national defense information, based on a 2012 search that found him to be in possession of two notebooks containing the true names of CIA assets and covert facilities, which are some of the agency's most closely guarded secrets.But sources familiar with the case say he is suspected of funneling information to China that caused the deaths or imprisonment of approximately 20 American agents, in one of the worst intelligence breaches in decades. Detroit Man Deported to Mexico After 30 Years in US Photo Credit: AP

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  • While Rangers Want To Add Rotation Depth, Yu Still UnlikelyWhile Rangers Want To Add Rotation Depth, Yu Still Unlikely

    ARLINGTON (AP) – Rangers general manager Jon Daniels anticipates adding depth to his rotation. It is still unlikely that pitcher will be a front-line starter. With former Texas ace Yu Darvish among several starting pitchers still available as free agents, Daniels said Tuesday that the team will never end its pursuit of premium talent. But he then added, “If I had to handicap it, I don’t think it’s highly likely at this point.” “At a minimum, I expect we’ll add from a depth standpoint.” -JD on the starting rotation. *Said they aren’t close to adding a big name. Says a big name is unlikely “for a variety of reasons” but wouldn’t close the door. — Jared Sandler (@SandlerJ) January 16, 2018 Daniels has consistently said that the Rangers had no plans this offseason to be big spenders. The offseason began with only left-handers Cole Hamels and Martin Perez signed for the Rangers’ 2018 rotation. Free agents Doug Fister and Mike Minor have since signed, and Matt Moore was acquired from San Francisco in a trade. Reliever Matt Bush could also be transitioning into a starter’s role. (© Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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  • How To See The Dentist Without InsuranceHow To See The Dentist Without Insurance

    If you’re looking for a way to cover or lower the costs of dental care and treatment, Donna Rosato of Consumer Reports says buying private dental insurance is one option, but it can be costly and often comes with a cap.A lot of private insurance only covers so much and you can still be on the hook for thousands of dollars out of pocket. Another insurance option is a Dental HMO which will cover things like routine cleanings and offer discounts on other procedures. Gov. Abbott Reveals Plan to Rein In Property Taxes You could also join a dental savings plan which costs about $100 per year for an individual or $250 for a family. A dental savings plan isn’t health insurance but it does connect you to a network of dentists who have agreed to provide discounts on their services. Consumer Reports says you can also negotiate with your dentist to see if they can offer you a lower price. Or contact a dental schools to see if they offer discounted services.But your best bet for keeping hefty dental bills at bay, is practicing good oral hygiene at home. Brushing your teeth twice a day, using soft bristles to brush, fluoride toothpaste, fluoride mouth rinse. Dentists also recommend cutting back on sugary food and acidic drinks like soda that can erode the enamel on your teeth. 3 Men Steal Over $3,000 in Perfume: Police Photo Credit: NBC 5 News

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  • Veteran says he found VA hospital scalpel in his abdomen after excruciating MRIVeteran says he found VA hospital scalpel in his abdomen after excruciating MRI

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – An Army veteran is suing a Connecticut Veterans Affairs hospital after he says doctors found a scalpel that had been left in his body four years earlier. According to attorneys at the Faxon Law Group,  Glenford Turner, 61, and a United States Army veteran from Bridgeport,  was at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven Campus, for a scheduled MRI after experiencing a recent episode of dizziness and long-term abdominal pains. The MRI was stopped when Turner started having  severe  abdominal pain. Attorneys said that X-rays showed an abandoned scalpel inside  Turner's body. Turner's lawyers said doctors confirmed it was the scalpel knife used during Turner’s radical prostatectomy, which had been performed four years earlier at the West Haven VA in August, 2013. The lawsuit says Turner was operated on in April 2017 to remove the dangerous instrument parked near his stomach and intestines. In a press release, Attorney Joel T. Faxon of New Haven said, “Mr. Turner served our country proudly for decades. It is shocking that in return for that service the VA thanked him by deploying a rookie surgical trainee to perform the surgery who showed an incomprehensible level of incompetence by losing the scalpel in Mr. Turner's abdomen and not bothering to find it. He just sewed him up and moved on to his next victim." U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthalsaid in a statement: “I’m appalled and stunned by allegations of this egregious medical malpractice case involving the West Haven VA. While the court determines liability, I have asked for a detailed explanation from VA of this deeply troubling report. I am demanding also full accountability so this kind of horrific negligence never happens again. America owes our veterans the world’s best medical care, nothing less.”

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  • Mother of 13 malnourished children was ‘perplexed’ when deputies arrived, captain saysMother of 13 malnourished children was ‘perplexed’ when deputies arrived, captain says

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The mother of 13 malnourished children who were found being held at a filthy, foul-smelling California home, some of them chained to furniture, was “perplexed” when deputies entered the residence over the weekend, a sheriff’s captain said Tuesday. Louise Anna Turpin, 49, was arrested along with her 56-year-old husband, David Allen Turpin, on Sunday. The Turpins' arrest was announced by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department on Monday, exploding into a story bringing national media attention to the residential community of Perris, some 60 miles east of Los Angeles. This photo was posted to a Facebook page for "David-Louise Turpin" on May 6, 2016. On Tuesday, authorities answered questions about the case, stressing the investigation was just beginning. Sheriff’s Capt. Greg Fellows, who serves as chief of Perris police, said conditions in the home were “horrific.” But authorities had never before been called to the Muir Woods Road home, where the family moved in 2014. After the “courageous” teen got out of the home before dawn and placed her emergency call, deputies came to meet her nearby, the captain said. She showed the deputies photos that supported her claims that her siblings were being held against their will. The deputies went to the home to do a welfare check. There, they found three children chained to furniture in a dirty home. The 13 siblings ranged in age from 2 to 29, but the adult children looked like youths. “If you can imagine being 17 years old and appearing to be a 10-year-old, being chained to a bed, being malnourished … I would call that torture,” Fellows said. Their mother, however, did not seem to understand why deputies were at the home. “It seemed that the mother was perplexed as to why we were at that residence,” Fellows said. This photo was posted to a Facebook page for "David-Louise Turpin" on July 10, 2016. It’s not clear how the husband reacted. The couple was taken to the sheriff’s Perris Station and arrested on suspicion of torture and child endangerment. Investigators will soon present the case to prosecutors for charges. The parents, Fellows said, showed no signs mental illness. Investigators have no details as yet on any religious organizations connected to the case, the captain said. The Turpins are being held on $9 million bail each. The children are being treated at area hospitals.

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  • Chrissy Teigen offers to pay McKayla Maroney’s $100k fine to speak against Larry NassarChrissy Teigen offers to pay McKayla Maroney’s $100k fine to speak against Larry Nassar

    DETROIT, MI — The U.S. Olympic gymnastics drama is doing back flips into even more drama. Larry Nassar’s sentencing is underway after over 140 women accused the disgraced former U.S.A. Gymnastics doctor of sexual abuse. “Perhaps you have figured it out by now, but little girls don’t stay little forever,” one of Larry Nassar’s victims, Kyle Stephens, said. “They grow into strong women that in turn destroy your world. I listened to you tell me no one should ever do that and if they do you should tell someone. Well Larry, I’m here not to tell someone, but to tell everyone.” The list of accusers also includes gold medal Olympians Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, and McKayla Maroney, but the latter might not get to take the stand against Nassar during sentencing, which is expected to take several days. In 2016, Maroney sued Nassar and U.S. Gymnastics, claiming the former doctor sexually abused her from when she was 13 until she was 20. Maroney won a $1.25 million settlement out of it, but with a catch. She signed a non-disclosure agreement as part of the deal, saying she would be fined $100,000 if she ever talked about Nassar’s alleged abuse. That NDA isn’t sitting well with the queen of Twitter herself, Chrissy Teigen, who posted this: The entire principle of this should be fought – an NDA to stay quiet about this serial monster with over 140 accusers, but I would be absolutely honored to pay this fine for you, McKayla. pic.twitter.com/lsBEgEqZpD — christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 16, 2018 Nassar is currently sentenced to 60 years in prison for child pornography charges, but with around 100 women coming forward, he’s looking at getting a lot more time than that.

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  • Spice of Blythe: Don’t ditch that cup of coffeeSpice of Blythe: Don’t ditch that cup of coffee

    DALLAS-- It's that time of year when people are making, and maybe even breaking, New Years resolutions. Pink Magnolia Chef Blythe Beck says there is one thing you shouldn't be giving up, that cup of coffee. Some people say coffee can be bad, but Blythe argues the pros outweigh the cons. She also has some ideas of how to use coffee in the kitchen.

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  • Dallas Pets Alive! speaks for the first time about condemned dog, RustyDallas Pets Alive! speaks for the first time about condemned dog, Rusty

    DALLAS -- The controversy surrounding Rusty the dog in Dallas is a complicated one. "I can sympathize with the family," Dallas Pets Alive! Director Leslie Sans told NewsFix Tuesday. "I can only imagine what they were going through." But... "We're still going to work hard to save Rusty because he's one of our own, and he deserves that, absolutely," Sans said. As we've said before, Rusty is a foster of our Ruff Life partner, Dallas Pets Alive! and Tuesday they talked to NewsFix first about his cloudy future. He's been sentenced to die, pending a January 26 appeal. A big part of DPA's defense in this appeal? The Dallas Police body cam video just after he bit two-year-old Luca Romero. We saw it, and and let's just say Judge Judy was involved. Seriously! Their point was that any litigation on behalf of Romero's family would come in civil court, not criminal, because they said the dog was on it's leash so nothing criminal took place. "It backed up everything we were hearing from the witnesses," Sans said. DPA isn't asking for a total reset here. "Adopting him out into a home with children, that's not something we want to do," she said. "We want him to find a place that's safe." And they have that place. "The opportunity for Rusty is for him to live out his life in a sanctuary in New York that specializes in dogs like Rusty," she said. With around 250 of these adoption events under their belt in five years, and with this being the only experience of its kind for Dallas Pets Alive!, Sans feels they deserve some leeway. "The 3,000+ animals that we've saved over the past five years gives us the right to work hard for Rusty, and we’ve earned that right."

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  • Greystone Blackbuck Hunt With Former Cowboys LB, Cameron Lawrence Part IVGreystone Blackbuck Hunt With Former Cowboys LB, Cameron Lawrence Part IV

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  • Twitter user pranks Plano ISD students with fake school cancellationTwitter user pranks Plano ISD students with fake school cancellation

    PLANO- Admit it, we all thought we'd be waking up to a tundra this morning with everything cancelled. But nope, it's just super cold. One young Twitter user concocted a master plan to prank Plano ISD students when he tweeted that school would be cancelled. He even changed his avatar to the school district's logo to make it convincing. That's dedication! "If people started retweeting it, then it'll get everywhere," one Plano ISD student said.  "But if it wasn't all that funny, and was just somebody with not a lot of followers...then not too many people are going to see it." He's right, the tweet has since been deleted, and only picked up around 20 likes. But the few people who saw the tweet weren't pleased when they realized it was just fake news. Plano ISD didn't make an official comment on the prank, but they did say that parents and students should always look at the district's website and actual social media pages for updates. Better luck next time, kids!

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  • DFW dodges the ice, while Corsicana slips and slidesDFW dodges the ice, while Corsicana slips and slides

    NORTH TEXAS — North Texans were braced for winter weather that could shut the whole area down, but instead most of the Metroplex got a whole lot of nothing. Even down in Waxahachie, where they played better safe than sorry and cancelled school, the roads were clear with hardly any precipitation. So NewsFix went to the pros at the National Weather Service to find out why we missed the worst case scenario forecast. “When we got a little bit of snow here we also got a lot of dry air as that cold front came in a lot sooner and that kind of shut down some of our precipitation potential here,” explained Mark Fox, the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the National Weather Service. So yeah, most kids had to go to school and you had to go to work, but don’t blame the forecast! “One of the weird things with weather forecasts is that if you’re in a tornado watch and you don’t get a tornado everybody’s happy, but if you’re in a winter weather watch, advisory or warning and nothing happens, people really don’t like that,” said Fox. “So we did get a little bit of some snow but we didn’t get the bad impacts that some areas did get like Corsicana and Canton, they’re sliding all over the place this morning. Things will get better, but I’m kind of glad it didn’t happen up here in the Metroplex.” He’s right. Just south of Corsicana a jackknifed 18-wheeler caused a major traffic headache for people on I-45. So even though we didn’t get to enjoy a “winter wonderland” around here, we’ll take smooth sailing on the Hi-5 over icy traffic jams any day.

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  • Indicted Texas AG Has $5.7M War ChestIndicted Texas AG Has $5.7M War Chest

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has a campaign war chest of $5.7-plus million as he seeks re-election. Paxton campaign’s announced Tuesday that the Republican raised nearly $775,000 through the end of 2017. Ken Paxton (CBS11) Paxton faces no opposition in the GOP primary March 6 and is heavily favored in November’s general election. His Democratic opponent, Houston lawyer Justin Nelson, previously announced raising about $900,000 through the end of last year, including $500,000 in personal funds. A Democrat hasn’t won statewide office in Texas since 1994. Paxton has been indicted on securities fraud charges, accused of swindling wealthy investors before taking office in 2015. He’s pleaded not guilty. Paxton’s trial has been repeatedly delayed amid a separate legal fight over special prosecutors seeking $200,000-plus in pay for leading the case against him. (© Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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  • Get Ready, 13 More Weeks of Influenza: CDCGet Ready, 13 More Weeks of Influenza: CDC

    The flu season has been a bad one, hitting the elderly and kids hard. But even otherwise healthy people can be severely affected.Many hospitals across the country are overwhelmed with flu patients. Gov. Abbott Reveals Plan to Rein In Property Taxes "There's still a lot more flu to go this year -- maybe even 13 weeks more of flu activity," said Dr. David Wentworth of the CDC.This flu season has come on so strong, so fast, the Centers for Disease Control postponed a meeting on nuclear preparedness -- originally scheduled for Tuesday -- and met instead about the flu. 3 Men Steal Over $3,000 in Perfume: Police Joe Morrison, 58, of Florida was a picture of health last Wednesday."Thursday morning, he's in the hospital. On Friday night, he was responding to people, but a few hours later he had a stroke and that was it," said friend Steve Overton. 1 Dead in Officer-Involved Shooting in Bedford With his immune system compromised by the flu, Morrison died the next day.Even though this year's flu shot is not doing a great job of preventing cases, experts say the vaccine can help prevent flu deaths.The virus spread easily. Video from MIT shows how droplets from sneezes fly much farther than you might think, a good reminder to cover sneezes and coughs and wash hands frequently.The flu seems particularly bad this year because cases are hitting every state, all at once.Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area

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  • White House doctor says he has ‘no concerns’ about Trump’s cognitive abilityWhite House doctor says he has ‘no concerns’ about Trump’s cognitive ability

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  • Oprah Coming To North Texas To Speak At Minnie’s Food Pantry GalaOprah Coming To North Texas To Speak At Minnie’s Food Pantry Gala

    PLANO (CBSDFW.COM) – Oprah Winfrey’s moving speech at the Golden Globes left her fans and other celebrities calling for the media mogul to make a run for the presidency. Now, folks across North Texas will have an opportunity to hear Oprah speak in person when she comes to Collin County in April. Oprah will be the keynote speaker at the ‘Feed Just One’ gala, held by Minnie’s Food Pantry. This is the nonprofit’s 10th year for the celebration, where celebrities help to raise money for the fight against hunger. The red carpet event begins at 5:30 p.m. on April 3 with a 7:00 p.m. dinner to follow. (credit: Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 2016 Essence Festival) “I have been a ‘student’ of Oprah’s for more than 30 years,” said Minnie’s Food Pantry founder Cheryl Jackson. “I’ve watched, listened and learned a lot of what has helped me to make Minnie’s Food Pantry a national charity. It’s an esteemed honor to have the voice of one of the most powerful women in the world, Oprah Winfrey, resonate at our 10-year celebration.” Other celebrities planning to attend the gala include New York Giants linebacker Keenan Robinson, “Entertainment Tonight” host Kevin Frazier, actress Brely Evans, former MLB player Torii Hunter, gospel artist Donnie McClurkin, and literary agents Jan Miller and Jeff Rich. Plus, television producer Mark Burnett and his wife, actress Roma Downey, will be receiving the Minnie Ewing Legacy Award, honoring those who exhibit outstanding leadership, demonstrate “the heart of a giver,” and contribute at least 300,000 meals to Minnie’s Food Pantry. (credit: CBSDFW.COM) Recognized on a national level, Minnie’s Food Pantry has provided more than 7 million meals for low income families. Based in Collin County, the nonprofit has been working for more than 10 years to fight hunger and educate the community about the need for such meals across the country. The star-studded ‘Feed Just One’ gala is one of the organization’s highlights each year and will likely sell out quickly. If you are interested in purchasing sponsorships, tables or tickets to the black-tie event, call 214-709-4449 or check out the nonprofit’s website for more details.

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  • WBAP removes transphobic segment from websiteWBAP removes transphobic segment from website

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  • North Texas Man Found Dead After Boat Overturns On Oklahoma LakeNorth Texas Man Found Dead After Boat Overturns On Oklahoma Lake

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  • Chilly Temperatures Play Big Part In Morning For Fort Worth StudentsChilly Temperatures Play Big Part In Morning For Fort Worth Students

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  • Gophers assistant head coach Maurice Linguist leaves for Texas A&MGophers assistant head coach Maurice Linguist leaves for Texas A&M

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  • The Ones For Texas: Cleo HearnThe Ones For Texas: Cleo Hearn

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  • Texans salute MLK with peace marches, music, speechesTexans salute MLK with peace marches, music, speeches

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  • Reports: Dallas LB coach Eberflus joining McDaniels in IndianapolisReports: Dallas LB coach Eberflus joining McDaniels in Indianapolis

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  • Patton Kizzire captures Sony Open in HawaiiPatton Kizzire captures Sony Open in Hawaii

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  • Damn Fine Music Fest, a Twin Peaks Concept Concert, Showed the Dallas Music Scene at its BestDamn Fine Music Fest, a Twin Peaks Concept Concert, Showed the Dallas Music Scene at its Best

    Friday's Damn Fine Music Festival rolled the dice and came up sevens. Members of 19 Dallas bands were scrambled and assembled into five new ones for the Twin Peaks- inspired concept concert at Three Links, and the result was a surprisingly cohesive show that paid tribute to David Lynch's iconic nighttime soap and attracted a large turnout.

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  • 2018 Snowpocalypse II: It's Time to Panic. No, Seriously. We Mean It This Time.2018 Snowpocalypse II: It's Time to Panic. No, Seriously. We Mean It This Time.

    Sometime this afternoon, snow, or, worse, wintry mix, will descend on DFW for the second time in less than a week. North Texas' supplications to Dallas' weather deity and WFAA meteorologist Pete Delkus have gone unheard, and not for the first time.  This time, the winter weather advisory, government speak...

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  • The Moms and Pops Behind Dallas' Small BusinessesThe Moms and Pops Behind Dallas' Small Businesses

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  • High-rise under construction near Dallas' Knox StreetHigh-rise under construction near Dallas' Knox Street

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  • Parades in Dallas, Fort Worth honor Dr. MartinaParades in Dallas, Fort Worth honor Dr. Martina

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  • Dallas Mavericks Continue to ImproveDallas Mavericks Continue to Improve

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  • Trump is Perfect. The Shithole Thing Was Just What the Doctor Ordered.Trump is Perfect. The Shithole Thing Was Just What the Doctor Ordered.

    From this far away, Washington is all kabuki theater. President Donald Trump appears in elaborate makeup with flamboyant hand gestures and pronounces that black nations are shitholes. Behind him, a chorus line of lovely liberals fan themselves elaborately and swoon. Please. Here, where we live, we see this stuff all...

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  • King’s Lasting Impact on Equity in Education Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Champion for Equity in EducationKing’s Lasting Impact on Equity in Education Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Champion for Equity in Education

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was a champion for equity in education. Civil Rights Movement co-founder Dr. Ralph David Abernathy and his wife Mrs. Juanita Abernathy (not pictured) follow with Dr. and Mrs. Martin Luther King, Jr., as the Abernathy children march on the front line, leading the Selma to Montgomery March in 1965. The children are (left-right): Donzaleigh Abernathy in striped sweater, Ralph David Abernathy III, and Juandalynn R. Abernathy in glasses. Name of the White Minister in the photo is unknown. (Abernathy Family Photos/Wikipedia Commons) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s influence on the Civil Rights Movement is indisputable, but his fight for equity in education remains a mystery to some. That fight began with his own education. “He clearly had an advanced, refined educational foundation from Booker T. Washington High School, Morehouse College, Crozer Theological Seminary, and Boston University,” said Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr., the founder of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. “His education in his speeches and sermons and writings were apparent and he wanted us all to have that type of education.” King completed high school at 15, college at 19, seminary school at 22 and earned a doctorate at 26. “Dr. King laid down the case for affordable education for all Americans, including Polish children—from the ghetto and the barrios, to the Appalachian mountains and the reservations—he was a proponent for education for all and he believed that strong minds break strong chains and once you learn your lesson well, the oppressor could not unlearn you.” Rev. Al Sharpton, the founder and president of the National Action Network (NAN), said that NAN works with Education for a Better America to partner with school districts, universities, community colleges, churches, and community organizations around the country to conduct educational programming for students and parents. “The mission of the organization has been to build bridges between policymakers and the classrooms by supporting innovations in education and creating a dialogue between policymakers, community leaders, educators, parents, and students,” Sharpton said. “We’re promoting student health, financial literacy, and college readiness in our communities, just like Dr. King did.” King was a figure to look up to in both civil rights and academia, Sharpton told the NNPA Newswire. “Then, when you look at his values, he always saw education, especially in the Black community, as a tool to uplift and inspire to action,” Sharpton said. “It’s definitely no coincidence that a number of prominent civil rights groups that emerged during Dr. King’s time, were based on college campuses.” Sharpton added that King routinely pushed for equality to access to education. “Just as importantly, he always made a point to refer education back to character—that we shouldn’t sacrifice efficiency and speed for morals,” Sharpton said. “A great student not only has the reason and education, but a moral compass to do what’s right with his or her gifts. It’s not just important to be smart, you have to know what’s right and what’s wrong.” Dr. Wornie Reed, the director of Race and Social Policy Research Center at Virginia Tech who marched with King, said when he thinks of King and education, he immediately considers the late civil rights leader’s advocating that “we should be the best that we could be.” “King certainly prepared himself educationally…early on he saw that education played a crucial role in society, but perceived it as often being misused,” Reed said. “In a famous essay that he wrote for the student newspaper at Morehouse in 1947, he argued against a strictly utilitarian approach to education, one that advanced the individual and not society.” Maryland Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings, who remembers running home from church on Sundays to listen to King’s speeches on radio, said King had a tremendous impact on education in the Black community. “Dr. King worked tirelessly to ensure that African Americans would gain the rights they had long been denied, including the right to a quality education,” said Cummings. “His fight for equality in educational opportunities helped to tear down walls of segregation in our nation’s schools.” Cummings continued: “He instilled hope in us that we can achieve our dreams no matter the color of our skin. He instilled in us the notion that everyone can be great, because everyone can serve and there are so many great advocates, who embody this lesson.” In support of education equality, civil rights leaders across the country are still working to ensure all students, regardless of color, receive access to experienced teachers, equitable classroom resources and quality education, Cummings noted further. For example, the NAACP has done a tremendous amount, across the country, to increase retention rates, ensure students have the resources they need, and prepare students for success after graduation—whether it be for college or a specific career path, Cummings said. During his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in Oslo, Norway, King said: “I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.” The need for high quality education in the Black community is universal and the route to get there may be different, but education does matter, Jackson said. “Dr. King told me he read a fiction and a non-fiction book once a week. He was an avid reader and, in the spirit of Dr. King, today we fight for equal, high-quality education,” said Jackson. “We fight for skilled trade training, affordable college education and beyond.”

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  • Bruins roll into home matchup with StarsBruins roll into home matchup with Stars

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  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrated in Dallas
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  • New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings: NFC Divisional PlayoffsNew Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings: NFC Divisional Playoffs

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  • A STATEMENT FROM CONGRESSWOMAN EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSONA STATEMENT FROM CONGRESSWOMAN EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON

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  • BREAKING: DSM releases season lineup, including dates for ‘Hamilton;’ will debut ‘Evan Hansen’ in 2019-20BREAKING: DSM releases season lineup, including dates for ‘Hamilton;’ will debut ‘Evan Hansen’ in 2019-20

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  • Legendary Sportscaster Keith Jackson Passes Away at 89Legendary Sportscaster Keith Jackson Passes Away at 89

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  • Winter Wellness TipsWinter Wellness Tips

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  • AP college football poll: Alabama is No. 1 in final poll for 11th timeAP college football poll: Alabama is No. 1 in final poll for 11th time

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  • Fired County Health Chief's Accuser Alleges Pattern of Coerced Sexual Abuse, Harassment and IntimidationFired County Health Chief's Accuser Alleges "Pattern of Coerced Sexual Abuse, Harassment and Intimidation"

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A particular clutch-my-pearls moment was meeting and getting to know USA Today sports columnist and author Christine Brennan. She’s a tough-as-nails news journalist but has kind eyes, a generous nature and was always agreeable to sharing a bit of insider dish with the gay guy from Dallas. She tipped me off that she would appear in an upcoming ABC special (no air date at the time) that would shine a harsher spotlight on the Tonya Harding affair. (It aired last night.) • Michelle Kwan. Yes, the kween. Michelle is revered like a goddess in the skating universe and rightfully so. She competed at a high level for over a decade and is the most decorated figure skater in U.S. history. Known for her consistency and expressive artistry on ice, she is widely considered one of the greatest figure skaters of all time. But there was life after skating for Kwan. She earned a degree in international relations at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in 2011 and worked as a policy envoy for both the Bush and Obama administrations. In San Jose, she was the guest at an intimate Q&A sponsored by U.S. Figure Skating to which I was happily in attendance. After she spoke and answered questions, naturally I swooped in to get some face time. She is very present, funny, considerably down to earth and has a natural curiosity. At times I found myself answering her questions. I asked if her interest in politics might grow into seeking public office (something that has been speculated about for some time). She says she’s still trying to define her next steps but will continue to support the Democratic party. Yep. She’s one of us. • Cain & LeDuc. I have been following U.S. Pairs skaters Ashley Cain and Timothy LeDuc for Dallas Voice for several months and getting an insider look as they fought to defend their Bronze Medal at Nationals was a real  gas. Cain and LeDuc train at the DrPepper Star Center in Euless along with several other elite skaters. Following a disappointing short program they rebounded in the free skate with, arguably, the best performance of the night and rocketed from 8th to an impressive 4th place finish and winning the pewter medal. Since the U.S. can only send one pairs team to the upcoming Olympics in PyeongChang South Korea, Cain & LeDuc didn’t get their dream of making the team but did win an assignment to the prestigious pre-Olympic Four Continents Championships in Taipei City, Taiwan. LeDuc, an out gay athlete, told me he was grateful for the exposure gleaned from Dallas Voice and for the opportunity to be a representative of the GLTBQ community. • Adam Rippon. I was gobsmacked to score a personal interview with Adam Rippon prior the start of the Men’s competition — one of only two media outlets granted interviews (the other was the Associated Press). After befittingly high drama (he nailed the short program and faltered in the long), Adam Rippon made history in San Jose by becoming the first openly gay U.S. man to qualify for the Winter Olympics. Rippon is uniquely himself: “I was recently asked in an interview what its like to be a gay athlete in sports. I said that it’s exactly like being a straight athlete. Lots of hard work but usually done with better eye brows,” he posted in a recent tweet (@Adaripp). Many athletes have come out after retiring from competition but Adam Rippon, along with Timothy LeDuc, are among the few to do so while still competing. He might have some company in PyeongChang. Freestyle Skier Gus Kenworthy, who came out as gay in 2015, is expected to find out later this month if he’s made the cut on the U.S. ski team. Rippon is quick with a quip but has a lot of heart to take to the games: “I really didn’t have a lot of role models growing up,” he told me. “I want any young person, who’s struggling, who’s not sure if it’s okay if they are themselves, to know that it is OK.” • The 2018 U.S. Nationals is in the record books. And for always, they will be in my memory book. Faster. Higher. Stronger. — Coy Covington   The post The Gay Blade: Bulletins from rinkside at the U.S. Nationals Figure Skating Championships appeared first on Dallas Voice.

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  • Wesley Mathews Indicted on Capital Murder Charges in Death of 3-Year-Old Daughter SherinWesley Mathews Indicted on Capital Murder Charges in Death of 3-Year-Old Daughter Sherin

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  • Year in Review: The final perspectiveYear in Review: The final perspective

    Editor’s note: In the past two weeks, we have recapped 2017 in every way imaginable — theater, film and television; music, the arts and culture; books, restaurants and cars; sports, celebrity quotes and even some worst-ofs. And we’re done with it (well, almost). Now, Romeo San Vicente gives us his perspective on everything that mattered to him in 2017… all good! Now, let’s start doing the things that will make up the lists in 2018… The past 12 months have seen us finding refuge in our own queer selves. The sheer volume of LGBT-themed cultural content allowed a lot of us to see taking the occasional break from the harsh political and social climate of this year as a form of self-care, even if it was just to swoon to the TRL-endorsed, girl-loves-girl pop of upstart singer Hayley Kiyoko. Her summer single “Feelings” was the bounce we needed and we want 2018 to make her a household name. And on the subject of amazing lesbians, if you haven’t had a chance to get into Netflix’s Godless, pictured above, a Western that involves a town populated almost entirely by women, then you’re late to the romance between Mary Agnes (Nurse Jackie’s Merritt Wever) and Callie (newcomer Tess Frazer). Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey) is in this one, too, so stop what you’re doing and watch. They have rifles. We’re also very here for the bisexual journalist and herbal healer Nova (Rutina Wesley) on the amazing and gorgeous Queen Sugar (not to mention transgender actor Brian Michael who played a trans male police officer on that show), for the comics-nerd-power lesbian Maggie Sawyer (played by Floriana Lima) on Supergirl, and for Melanie Chandra on CBS’s Code Black. The medical drama is, OK, fine, kind of for your parents, but we can’t get enough of Chandra’s lesbian doctor. And she’s the only Indian lesbian character on network TV, so she’s vital (also crush-worthy, as several woman-loving women we know have informed us). Lesbians behind the camera made a dent in year-end critic’s polls, with Dee Rees’s Mudbound (also on Netflix, see how easy this is?) earning acclaim and a Golden Globe acting nomination for Mary J. Blige, while Angela Robinson’s ambitiously polyamorous Professor Marston and The Wonder Women earned critical respect if not the huge audience it deserved. We also loved the powerful documentary Whose Streets? from directors Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis. It told the stories of Ferguson, Missouri, protestors, some of whom were queer people of color putting their beliefs into actions for the cause of justice. In theaters, the gay hot ticket was (and still is) Call Me By Your Name, pictured, a beautiful post-Brokeback love story between young men not having to hide their affection quite as much as those vintage cowboys. Making a smaller cultural splash was the UK indie God’s Own Country, but it was no less moving or sexy. When it hits home video, go find it (and turn on the captions because those Yorkshire accents are tough). Will & Grace came back, as though it had never left the ’90s, and it felt like comfort food; American Gods gave us two queer Muslim characters (Omid Abtahi and Mousa Kraish) and a mind-blowingly tender and wildly explicit sex scene that scorched its way into our hearts while serving a big, erect, middle finger to the current belch of anti-immigrant ideas swirling around the cultural swamp; Talk Show the Game Show was the weirdest, queerest, big-word-havingest thing on deep cable thanks to creator and host Guy Branum refusing to dumb it down for you; a middle-school-aged character (Joshua Rush) came out in a sweetly moving sequence on the hit Disney Channel show Andi Mack; Star Trek: Discovery finally put gays in space, and The Exorcist finally gave us a priest making out with a man on national television. Triumphs, all. Last but not least, Broadway, which matters deeply if you can afford the ticket prices. Dear Evan Hansen won Tony Awards, made audiences cry, and turned Ben Platt into a Millennial heartthrob, which works for us. And the Spongebob Squarepants musical (yes, automatically queer, don’t argue with us) has people all turned on by the guy who plays the plankton. So here’s to 2018, which promises more queer rebellion, an all-Cher jukebox musical, and the possibility of a Trump indictment. Now, why did Hulu have to go and cancel Difficult People? —Romeo San Vicente The post Year in Review: The final perspective appeared first on Dallas Voice.

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  • Give the gift of dry feetGive the gift of dry feet

    Pick up a package of new socks and head on over to the Round-Up Saloon from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13. Lost Souls Rugby is holding a sock drive for Outlast Youth, an organization committed to the eduction and prevention of LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness in Dallas and its surrounding counties by 2020. The No. 1 thing the homeless ask for (other than food or shelter) is clean, dry socks. Our youth are no exception. Especially when it’s rainy or cold, a new pair of socks helps keep them warm. So buy a package or buy several or load up your car with as many pair as you’d like to donate. This past fall, North Dallas High School alone had 148 homeless students. Outlast Youth works with students from 40 DISD high schools, a number of junior highs and middle schools and some schools in surrounding school districts and counties. The need is huge and a lot of socks will fit on the dance floor of the Round-Up. — David Taffet The post Give the gift of dry feet appeared first on Dallas Voice.

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  • Prism Health dedicates new South Dallas clinicPrism Health dedicates new South Dallas clinic

    Prism Health North Texas (formerly known as AIDS Arms) dedicated its new South Dallas Clinic, located on Dolphin Road south of Military Parkway, Thursday night, Jan. 11. County Commissioner John Wiley Price and former Dallas City Council member Diane Ragsdale joined CEO John Carlo and his staff of physicians and health professionals to formally open the new facility. The office replaces Peabody Clinic. In addition to about 500 square feet of additional space, the new office has the latest equipment, higher ceilings and large windows in a modern building. Better sound proofing than in Peabody provides more confidentiality for patients in the exam rooms and offices. The former facility was in need of … updating. Almost all of the services offered at Prism’s Oak Cliff Clinic are now available in South Dallas including on-site lab services, research study participation and behavioral health services. There’s even an outdoor patio to relax on during nice weather. The new location is also easier to access by public transportation. The 62 bus runs right by the clinic and Hatcher Station on DART’s Green Line is within walking distance. “We’re encouraging people to give us a try,” Carlo said. The new office has enough space and the staff to accommodate walk-ins for Prism Health patients. One sign did puzzle me: This sign was posted on the inside of the staff’s bathroom door. Do some doctors or nurses not know that they have to wash their hands between patients? Isn’t hand washing a required first-year medical school class? — David Taffet The post Prism Health dedicates new South Dallas clinic appeared first on Dallas Voice.

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  • Arlington Denies Permit to Controversial, Abbott-Led Martin Luther King Jr. ParadeArlington Denies Permit to Controversial, Abbott-Led Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

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  • Celebrating CelebrationCelebrating Celebration

    Fort Worth church marks its 25th anniversary this weekend Tammye Nash | Managing Editor It started out in 1993 as a satellite congregation of Dallas’ White Rock Community Church, with about 11 members meeting in a room above the garage at a member’s home. WRCC Pastor Jerry Cook would preach the Sunday morning service at his church in Dallas, then head over to Fort Worth for Sunday evening services with the tiny new church. This weekend, the more than 400-members-strong Celebration Community Church, which owns its own historic sanctuary and recently completed construction on its new community center — celebrates its 25th anniversary with a Saturday night gala and Sunday morning services. The Rev. Carol West, who in August will mark her 20th anniversary as pastor of the church and after whom the new community center is built, said this week that Celebration may have started small, but that the church is a prime example of the power of faith. When Cook left WRCC, West said, Celebration made do with two part-time pastors, an arrangement that lasted until about 1998, when both part-time preachers quit. So there the church was, five years into its existence, with about 37 members and no pastor. But when many congregations might have called it quits, the members of Celebration Community Church stepped up and, in a show of amazing faith, rented an historic church building at 908 Pennsylvania Avenue for $2,000 a month. “That was a huge risk,” West said this week. “That’s a lot of money for 37 people to cover, rent plus utilities and all the other costs. But they did it.” Four months later, in August 1998, the congregation called West as their pastor, and Celebration Community Church hasn’t looked back since. An historic church The building Celebration rented some 20 years ago had originally been home to St. John’s Evangelical and Reform Church, another congregation that started out meeting in someone’s home. Chartered in 1882 under the direction of the Rev. F. Werning, a pioneer missionary from Waco, the church first consisted of some 12 families of German descent. The church’s original sanctuary was built on Calhoun Street but moved to the corner of Texas and Taylor streets before settling at 908 Pennsylvania in 1915. At first, West said, all of the church’s services were conducted in German. But then came World War II and the U.S.’s fight against Nazi Germany, and the church services switched to English. At one point, she said, St. John’s congregation began to shrink. That’s when they merged with the First Congregational Church. But by 1998, the church was no more, and still, the church hesitated when the tiny LGBT congregation wanted to lease their facilities. Rev West joins the team West herself began working as a student clergymember in 1986, and was ordained in 1990. One of her first positions was as the AIDS chaplain at the Metropolitan Community Church of Dallas — now Cathedral of Hope UCC — at the height of the AIDS epidemic in North Texas. After several years at what became the largest LGBT congregation in the country — perhaps the world — West left the ministry, choosing instead to work at local HIV/AIDS service organizations. But in the summer of 1998, she applied for the pastor’s position at Celebration. “People told me I didn’t have a chance, that they’d never hire a woman,” she recalled. “But I applied anyway.” And as it turned out, “people” were wrong. Not only did Celebration hire West, she led the charge in growing the church. She even helped found a satellite congregation in Mabank at Cedar Creek Lake called, aptly enough, Celebration on the Lake. That congregation has since spun off to become an independent church. After being diagnosed last September with an aggressive form of breast cancer and beginning chemotherapy treatment in October, West has had to change her routine a little. Because the treatment depletes her immune system, she said, she has had to forgo her habit of entering the sanctuary early on Sunday mornings to greet those attending. And she can no longer stand at the church door at the end of the service to shake hands and trade hugs with congregants as they leave. But, she notes, she has only missed “maybe three Sundays” in the pulpit since her treatments started, and she has no doubt that she will come out on top in her fight against the cancer. The more things change As Celebration marks it’s 25th anniversary, West said she is more than proud of the church that started with a giant leap of faith. “It’s an amazing group of people,” she said of her congregation. “It’s a family.” While that has never changed, West said she has seen a lot of changes since the days she served at MCC Dallas. “I was at MCC Dallas when the cops cruised the parking lots on Sunday mornings, writing down the license plate numbers of the cars that were there. I was there when the Klan came to the church. We had to hide, a lot,” she recalled. “People were afraid to be seen going into the church, afraid to be seen leaving. You could lose your kids back then, lose your job, lose your family.” These days, though, “more people are bringing their families to church with them” at Celebration, West said. “We’ve had three and four generations in services here. We had a cantata here recently, and people came and brought their neighbors with them. And we have a very active group of straight allies who are members. “These days, supposedly, [LGBT] people are welcome at more and more mainstream churches, and I know that we welcome everyone here,” she continued. “It’s a double-edged sword, I guess. I hate to see our [LGBT] churches lose our identity, but at the same time, we really do want to be — we really are — a church for all people. And I look forward to the day when all people really are welcome at all churches.” The post Celebrating Celebration appeared first on Dallas Voice.

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  • UFC Fight Night: Stephens vs. Choi PreviewUFC Fight Night: Stephens vs. Choi Preview

      By Kyler Kuehler UFC Fight Night: Stephens vs. Choi will air on January 14, 2018, in St. Louis Missouri. #9 JEREMY “LIL HEATHEN” STEPHENS (26-14-0) vs #13 DOOHO “THE KOREAN SUPERBOY” CHOI (14-2-0) This is a five-round main event in the featherweight division. Stephens brings Muay Thai and jiu-jitsu giving him knockout power and […] The post UFC Fight Night: Stephens vs. Choi Preview appeared first on Blitz Weekly.

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    Want to be featured as a Blitz Babe? Have a Blitz Babe worthy pic you’d like to see on our web site? Send your submissions to blitzbabe@blitzweekly.com The post Blitz Babe Katya appeared first on Blitz Weekly.

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  • Ephesians 6:11Ephesians 6:11

    “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.” Before you start your day, and certainly, before you walk out the door, make sure to put on the full armor or “whole armor of God.” You’ll need each and every piece (Eph 6:14-18) in order to “stand against the schemes of the devil.” That’s why Paul tells us to “put on” or “take up” the armor more than once. He knows our human tendency to forget, just like we might miss starting our day off with prayer and with the Word of God. If we leave these two out, and then also leave of the armor of God, we’re leaving an opening for the enemy.

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  • Figure Skaters, Hockey Players and Nigerian Bobsledders: Dallas' Short, Fun Winter Olympic HistoryFigure Skaters, Hockey Players and Nigerian Bobsledders: Dallas' Short, Fun Winter Olympic History

    Dallas has a long, proud history of Summer Olympics success. Skyline High School's Michael Johnson is one of the best sprinters of all time. Tamika Catchings starred at Duncanville High School before winning four Olympic gold medals on the basketball court. Nastia Liukin and Madison Kocian both trained at North...

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  • Knife Owner Learns Some Knives Are Still Illegal in Texas. Swords Are OK, Though.Knife Owner Learns Some Knives Are Still Illegal in Texas. Swords Are OK, Though.

    Carrying a samurai sword is legal in most places in Texas since House Bill 1935 went into effect Sept. 1. Daggers, dirks, stilettos, throwing knives, poniards, spears, machetes and Bowie knives are all OK under the new law, as long as you don't bring them to churches, bars, amusement parks,...

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  • Sorry, Nazis, Tiki Torches No Longer Allowed at Texas CapitolSorry, Nazis, Tiki Torches No Longer Allowed at Texas Capitol

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  • State Fair Fights Records Release Like Some Secret SocietyState Fair Fights Records Release Like Some Secret Society

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  • Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins urges locals to take precaution as Flu Deaths This Season Rise to 18Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins urges locals to take precaution as Flu Deaths This Season Rise to 18

    (DCHHS) – Seven more people have died of the flu in Dallas County, bringing the total number of Dallas County flu-related deaths this season to 18, health officials tell NBC 5. Dallas County Health and Human Services said Tuesday that six of the patients were residents of Dallas and one patient was a Garland resident. All patients had health conditions considered to be of “high risk” and died after complications from the seasonal flu. The deceased patients were aged between 47- and 88-years-old. DCHHS did not release their names. “Older adults, individuals with chronic health conditions, pregnant women, young children and infants are more vulnerable to flu illness,” said Dr. Christopher Perkins, DCHHS health authority/medical director. “With influenza activity on the rise, individuals in these groups should take special precaution as we continue throughout the season.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the flu season nationwide is far worse than what they saw last year at this time. Last year, 12 states had widespread cases, but this year there are 46. More than 400 people have died from the flu around the country. “As flu season escalates it’s important that all individuals take precautions to prevent and reduce the severity of the flu,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. “Prevention is truly the best medicine and it’s not too late to get your flu shot. If you have flu-like symptoms, please help protect yourself and others by staying home from work or school and calling your doctor as soon as possible to discuss anti-viral medication.”

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  • A Little Bit of Faith: Include God in the New YearA Little Bit of Faith: Include God in the New Year

    COLLEEN WHITE With a New Year dawning, many of us are looking for our new beginnings.  This is a time for us to look over the past year and see how we can change or improve things in our lives. However, when we are focused on Christ, we know that our plans, when they are aligned with His plans, can help us to start our New Year off on the right foot. However, we tend to start our new beginnings without looking to God for His advice. We have our new start planned right down to the smallest details. We may have even made our list and have it taped to our mirror in the bathroom or have it taped to the refrigerator. With our plans neatly written down and placed around the house, we are off to a new start. There’s the rub. We are once again starting a New Year with our plans and not trying to include God in on our plans and seeking His will or His way. I once heard someone say when we make plans, God laughs. Why does God laugh? He laughs because we think that we are in control, but we are not. God’s way for our lives is always the best way, we should fall in line with how He (God) would like for our lives to be. God’s plans are always best and can exceed our plans far beyond what we could ever comprehend. In the book of Jerimiah, it says, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11). Therefore, when we include God in our plans, He has already worked things out for us. Once we include Him, He will make our crooked paths straight because we are putting our plans in accordance with His plans and His will. May your 2018 be filled with Christ’s love, His joy, and His peace. Amen? Amen! Happy New Year!

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  • Year in Review: Top Stories and Events of 2017Year in Review: Top Stories and Events of 2017

    NBC 5 takes a look back at the events and stories that had a major impact on North Texas in 2017. Choose from the galleries below to explore a variety of news-making subjects from the past year.Lone Star NYE Closes Out 2017 Fire Destroys Dallas Condo, 20 Lose Homes AT&T Streaming Lights at Reunion Tower, a 360-degree panoramic fireworks spectacular, closes out 2017 and rings in the new year, Jan. 1, 2018.Texas Sky Ranger: An Aerial Look Back at 2017 Police Chase Ends With Crash in Dallas A collection of the biggest stories from 2017. Starting from the month of January and ending in December in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Thanks to the pilots and mechanics that keep Texas Sky Ranger in the air and our team of photojournalists, led by Ames Meyer, for the amazing visuals.Top 10 News Stories of 2017 Job Fairs Hit DFW: How to Get the Job and Keep it Here are the Top 10 News stories from 2017, based on traffic data from NBCDFW.com.Top 10 Sports Stories of 2017A presidential photobomb and a $10 million donation are among the top sports stories of 2017.Top 10 Weather Stories of 2017Hurricane Harvey and the outbreaks of tornadoes in North and East Texas were among the top weather stories of 2017.2017 in Photos: Attacks, Protests, Tragedies and HopeNationwide political protests, global movements for social change and the rise of a businessman-turned-president defined much of 2017.Top 5 Texas News Stories of 2017The tragic mass shooting at a small South Texas church, which left 26 people dead, was the most read Texas news story of 2017.Top 5 Health Stories of 2017A Dallas man with a new tattoo who died after swimming in the Gulf of Mexico and an innovative way to protect premature babies were among the most read health stories of 2017.Top 10 Entertainment Stories of 2017Red carpet fashion at the Golden Globe Awards and H-E-B named among America's favorite grocery brands were two of the top entertainment stories of 2017 on NBCDFW.com.Top 10 Real Estate Stories of 2017A Fort Worth castle and a sprawling ranch are just two of the most popular real estate stories of 2017.In Memoriam: Influential People We've Lost This YearTake a look back at the people we've lost in 2017, including politicians, artists and other public figures.Top 5 Cowboys Stories of 2017Romo's future and Zeke's off the field troubles dominated coverage of the Dallas Cowboys in 2017.Top 5 Rangers Stories of 2017Yu Darvish is traded and a contract extension that included two horses topped reader lists in 2017.Top 5 Mavs Stories of 2017Dirk set a major milestone and then received one of the most interesting/bizarre gifts in the mail.Top 5 Stars Stories of 2017One coach is out, another is in, and the team trolled the NFL Chargers.2017 TMS Year in PhotosRecap the motorsports season at Texas Motor Speedway. The track played host to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Verizon IndyCar Series, Robby Gordon Stadium SUPER Trucks and the American Sprint Car Series.Photo Credit: NBC 5 News

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  • The most exciting restaurants opening in Dallas in 2018 The most exciting restaurants opening in Dallas in 2018 

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  • Rally calls on NFL to stand up for Black lives
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  • Coalition calls for reform of Texas’s youth detention facilities
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  • Former Texas cop indicted in shooting of Black man
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    A former police officer in a Dallas suburb has been indicted in the shooting of Lyndo Jones, a Black man who was mistaken for a burglar while trying to unlock his own truck. Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson announced that a grand jury on Dec. 6 indicted former Mesquite police officer Derick Wiley, 31, who is also Black, on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon by a public servant in the Nov. 8 shooting of Jones, who survived.

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  • DPD Chief reorganizes the force
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  • Around the State
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    The ninth annual “Home for the Holidays” toy drive and adopt-a-family campaign kicked off Dec. 5 in the Flag Room at Dallas City Hall. Councilman Tennell Atkins and community partners acknowledged the need for the program District 8 as more families have faced tough economic times. The goal of the campaign is to bring holiday joy to as many families as possible.

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  • Female leaders focus on inspiration, dreams
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  • City officials discuss the future of Confederate monuments
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    Dallas City Council is at a standstill as the controversial Confederate monuments decision has hit a snag in the process.

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  • Man with disability dies after police struggle
Man with disability dies after police struggle

    Stephen Gayle, a Black man who died after a struggle with White police officers, had an intellectual disability, sickle cell anemia and suffered from nerve pain that caused his legs to lock up and kick, according to Gayle’s sister, Tiffany Nuckols.

    The Dallas Examiner / 99 d. 22 h. 3 min. ago