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  • Investigation Underway After Fort Worth Police Vehicle Hits, Kills PedestrianInvestigation Underway After Fort Worth Police Vehicle Hits, Kills Pedestrian

    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Fort Worth police are investigating a crash involving one of their vehicles that struck and killed a pedestrian Friday evening. Police confirmed Friday evening that one of their units traveling southbound on Hemphill Street hit and killed a man walking across the street. Neighbors near the crash scene say their area is a bigger safety concern. The pedestrian’s body ended up on Fernado Florez’s yard. The victim, who hasn’t been formally identified by the medical examiner, died at the scene. A cross has been planted on Florez’s yard. He says he is sad about what happened but is not shocked. Florez claims the street lights will be on and then suddenly turn off in the middle of the night. “If I had to go to the store, even just a couple of blocks, I’d call a cab. I’m not crossing the street here because a lot of times these vehicles don’t have their lights on. A public information officer for Fort Worth police confirmed there is an investigation, but he indicates the officer involved in the crash has not been taken off the streets.  

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  • DeMarcus Lawrence has two words for Byron Bell's doubters as he prepares to step in for Tyron Smith - Dallas News (blog)DeMarcus Lawrence has two words for Byron Bell's doubters as he prepares to step in for Tyron Smith - Dallas News (blog)

    Dallas News (blog)DeMarcus Lawrence has two words for Byron Bell's doubters as he prepares to step in for Tyron SmithDallas News (blog)Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Byron Bell (75), offensive tackle Tyron Smith (77), quarterback Dak Prescott (4), offensive guard Chaz Green (79), offensive tackle La'el Collins (71) and offensive guard Zack Martin (70) stand with teammates locked in ...Final Thoughts: Coping Without Sean Lee, How To Protect Dak; MoreDallasCowboys.comIt'll Be OK If The Cowboys Lose The Season's Biggest Game On SundayDallas Observerall 84 news articles »

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  • Superheroes rub elbows with super parents at National Adoption Day in Dallas - Dallas NewsSuperheroes rub elbows with super parents at National Adoption Day in Dallas - Dallas News

    Dallas NewsSuperheroes rub elbows with super parents at National Adoption Day in DallasDallas NewsThe five siblings — Leeann, 14; Marissa, 13; Angie, 11; Isaac, 9; and Lorali, 6 — were among 65 children who gained permanent homes as part of National Adoption Day at Henry Wade Juvenile Justice Center in West Dallas. "They didn't want to be ...National Adoption Day in DallasFOX 4 Newsall 134 news articles »

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  • Sherin Mathews’ mom transferred to Dallas County JailSherin Mathews’ mom transferred to Dallas County Jail

    DALLAS -- Both of Sherin Mathews' adopted parents are now booked into the Dallas County Jail Sini Mathews posed for her second mugshot of the week Friday night after being transferred from the Richardson City Jail to the Dallas County. She turned herself in Thursday on a child endangerment charge and didn't say a word during arraignment Friday when bond was sent at $250,000. Mom was arrested after cops say they found out The Mathews went out for dinner with their biological daughter and left three-year-old Sherin home alone for more than an hour the night before they reported her missing. Two weeks later, she was found dead in a drain not far from the family's Richardson home. Wesley Mathews initially claimed he put Sherin outside at three in the morning as punishment for not drinking her milk. He switched up his story after her body was found. As people around the world speculate what really happened to little Sherin, what we know for sure is -- an innocent child lost her life, and her parents are now sitting in jail trying to get their stories straight.

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  • Groups in Dallas make sure everyone’s eating this ThanksgivingGroups in Dallas make sure everyone’s eating this Thanksgiving

    DALLAS -- Thanksgiving's still a few days away, but we know your stomach's already growling. That's why groups across the DFW are making sure that this holiday, everybody eats! "We're just showing love, you know, feels good giving back," said a rep from Paid Dues Fitness. All Star Magazine and Paid Dues handed out more than 500 turkeys Saturday morning. Just a few miles away, Catholic Charities had the pies on deck while they served a holiday feast to low income families, the homeless, and the elderly- complete with the tin foil for the to-go plates. "The food was phenomenal," one man said after eating. "I wish I had that chef to cook for me everyday!" We're all ready to sit on the couch and watch the Cowboys whip up on the Chargers next Thursday, but it's good to see that folks haven't forgotten the reason for the season.

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  • In order to become an Eagle, Fort Worth teen honors the dogsIn order to become an Eagle, Fort Worth teen honors the dogs

    FORT WORTH -- Hope you're ready to hear about a doggone good deed. Scout's honor on this one! When Ryan Cussnick was deciding what his Eagle Scout Project would be, it seemed like a no brainer. He'd tackle a pet project he'd been thinking about for years. Members of Boy Scout Troop 97 help Ryan Cussnick with his Eagle Project. "I'm doing the K9 Memorial," Ryan told NewsFix Saturday. "My dad was in the K9 unit, so I thought it was a great way to show my respect for him and what he did." When the Fort Worth Police Department built the Bob Bolen Safety Complex, the old K9 Memorial was removed from the old location and put in storage. That gave Ryan the chance to do something great for those four-legged officers. Det. Harald Cussnick and K9 Kelev (Courtesy Harald Cussnick) "That's pretty much the whole point of this," he said, adding "showing respect for the dogs and the people who had to be their handlers." Ryan's dad, Harald Cussnick, was one of those handlers. In fact, they just lost one of their K9 dogs, Kelev, on November 6. "You know, it's a great way to honor these dogs," Harald Cussnick said, fighting back tears. "They're not just working animals. They're our actual family members. Why should they be forgotten? They put their lives on the line every single day." "Doing the memorial shows that I really do care about him," Ryan added. Perfect placement for the now-43 headstones, a perfect shine, and in a couple months, thanks to a donor, the final touch of a K9 statue, has this Eagle Project ready to soar.

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  • An 'excited' Fantasia kicks off her holiday tour at Music Hall at Fair Park on Nov. 19An 'excited' Fantasia kicks off her holiday tour at Music Hall at Fair Park on Nov. 19

    Christmas After Midnight may be the title of her newest album and tour, but any time is a good time to listen to Fantasia. The native of North Carolina won the...Continue reading…

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  • Documents: FBI Informant Told Officials Jack Ruby Said To “Watch The Fireworks” Day JFK DiedDocuments: FBI Informant Told Officials Jack Ruby Said To “Watch The Fireworks” Day JFK Died

    (CBSDFW.COM/CBSNEWS) – An FBI informant told officials that Jack Ruby, the man who eventually shot Lee Harvey Oswald, said to “watch the fireworks” on the day President John F. Kennedy was killed, according to new records the National Archives released Friday. New records – first highlighted by University of Virginia political analyst Larry Sabato — describe what an FBI informant later told officials about Ruby. Oswald shot and killed JFK on Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas. The interaction on the morning of the JFK assassination wasn’t officially relayed to the FBI until March 1977, and the informant was eventually revealed to be Bob Vanderslice of Dallas. “The informant stated that on the morning of the assassination, Ruby contacted him and asked if he would ‘like to watch the fireworks,'” an FBI record dated April 6, 1977, says. “He was with Jack Ruby and standing at the corner of the Postal Annex Building facing the Texas School Book Depository Building at the time of the shooting. Immediately after the shooting, Ruby left and headed toward the area of the Dallas Morning News Building.” Vanderslice told the FBI in 1977 that Ruby said nothing to him immediately after the assassination. But the informant said that after Ruby was arrested for killing Oswald, he was also arrested on an unrelated charge, and Vanderslice got to know Ruby better in the Dallas County Jail. *READ MORE AT CBSNEWS.COM*

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  • Cold Facts: Stars' offense erupts in much-needed win over Oilers at home - Dallas News (blog)Cold Facts: Stars' offense erupts in much-needed win over Oilers at home - Dallas News (blog)

    Dallas News (blog)Cold Facts: Stars' offense erupts in much-needed win over Oilers at homeDallas News (blog)... incredible stretch pass to defensive partner Jamie Oleksiak, and Oleksiak relayed the puck to Tyler Pitlick, who spun and slid it to Radek Faksa crashing the net. Faksa found a way to slip the puck past Edmonton goalie Cam Talbot to give Dallas a 4 ...Dallas Stars Dominate Oilers, Continue Proving Their AbilitiesBlackout Dallasall 102 news articles »

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  • Freshman QB In 1st Start Leads No. 11 TCU To Win At Texas TechFreshman QB In 1st Start Leads No. 11 TCU To Win At Texas Tech

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — True freshman quarterback Shawn Robinson ran for 84 yards and threw a key second-half touchdown in his first career start as No. 11 TCU won 27-3 at Texas Tech on Saturday to stay in contention for a spot in the Big 12 championship game. Robinson, who won a Texas Class 6A state high school championship last season, filled in for Kenny Hill. The senior didn’t even make the trip to Lubbock because of an unspecified injury. While Robinson was only 6-of-17 passing for 85 yards, his 12-yard TD to Jalen Reagor came late in the third quarter as the Horned Frogs (9-2, 6-2 Big 12, No. 12 CFP) took a 17-3 lead. That score came on the drive after another missed field goal by Texas Tech (5-6, 2-6), which with numerous kickers has made only 8 of 16 attempts this year. Clayton Hayfield badly hooked a 20-yard try, the ball sweeping across the front of the goalposts. That miss came after the Red Raiders forced a fumble by Robinson and recovered at the TCU 6. The Red Raiders got their only score on their opening drive of the game, a 21-play, 70-yard effort that ended with Hatfield’s 22-yard field goal with 6:08 left in the first quarter. TCU also scored on its opening drive, on KaVontae Turpin’s 2-yard TD run on the first play of the second quarter. (© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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  • Rep Says David Cassidy In Hospital, ‘Surrounded By Family’Rep Says David Cassidy In Hospital, ‘Surrounded By Family’

    Actor David Cassidy from ‘The Partridge Family’ poses with his Hippest Fashion Plate, Male award backstage during the TV Land Awards 2003 at the Hollywood Palladium on March 2, 2003 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Don Liebig/Getty Images) NEW YORK (AP) — “Partridge Family” star David Cassidy has been hospitalized in Florida. His representative tells The Associated Press on Saturday that Cassidy is “now conscious” and “surrounded by family.” The rep adds that Cassidy was in pain and taken to the hospital on Wednesday. No additional details were provided. The 67-year-old said earlier this year that he was struggling with memory loss. He also announced this year that he was ending his 50-year career after a few concerts. The actor and singer said that traveling and his arthritis made performing difficult. Cassidy has had numerous personal problems in the decades following his initial success, ranging from substance abuse to bankruptcy. He’s the stepson of actress and fellow “Partridge Family” star Shirley Jones. (© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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  • Dallas Museum of Art curator abruptly resigns over allegations of 'inappropriate behavior' - Dallas NewsDallas Museum of Art curator abruptly resigns over allegations of 'inappropriate behavior' - Dallas News

    Dallas NewsDallas Museum of Art curator abruptly resigns over allegations of 'inappropriate behavior'Dallas NewsUpdated at 5:30 p.m.: Revised to include a response from the Dallas Museum of Art and a statement from former DMA director Maxwell Anderson. Senior curator Gavin Delahunty, who brought international esteem to the Dallas Museum of Art for his role in ...Curator Gavin Delahunty Resigns from Dallas Museum of Art, Citing 'Allegations Regarding Inappropriate Behavior ...ARTnewsall 4 news articles »

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  • Malcolm Young, AC/DC Guitarist And Co-Founder, Dies At 64Malcolm Young, AC/DC Guitarist And Co-Founder, Dies At 64

    Malcolm Young (AC/DC Facebook via CBS News) NEW YORK (CBSNEWS/AP) – Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as “Highway to Hell,” ”Hells Bells” and “Back in Black,” has died. He was 64. “With enormous dedication and commitment he was the driving force behind the band,” the band said on its website. “As a guitarist, songwriter and visionary he was a perfectionist and a unique man. He always stuck to his guns and did and said exactly what he wanted.” Young founded the Australian rock band with his brother Angus in 1973. He was the group’s rhythm guitarist until 2014, when the band announced he was taking a leave of absence for health reasons. It was later revealed he had been diagnosed for dementia. The family put out a statement posted on the band’s website calling Young a “visionary who inspired many.” While Young’s younger brother, Angus, the group’s school-uniform-wearing lead guitarist, was the public face of the band, Malcolm Young was its key writer and leader, the member the rest of the band watched for onstage changes and cutoffs. AC/DC were remarkably consistent for over 40 years with its mix of driving hard rock, lusty lyrics and bluesy shuffles, selling over 200 million albums, surviving the loss of its first singer and creating one of the greatest rock records ever in “Back in Black,” the world’s second best-selling album behind Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” *READ MORE AT CBSNEWS.COM*

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  • Dallas police investigating mom of two's death plunge from parking ... - Fox NewsDallas police investigating mom of two's death plunge from parking ... - Fox News

    Fox NewsDallas police investigating mom of two's death plunge from parking ...Fox NewsThe family of a 26-year-oldTexas woman who fell to her death under suspicious circumstances is demanding answers to what happened.Mother's deadly fall off parking garage under investigationWFAAall 5 news articles »

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  • Key Cowboys-Eagles matchups: Can Dallas protect Dak Prescott from one of the NFL's best defensive lines? - Dallas News (blog)Key Cowboys-Eagles matchups: Can Dallas protect Dak Prescott from one of the NFL's best defensive lines? - Dallas News (blog)

    Dallas News (blog)Key Cowboys-Eagles matchups: Can Dallas protect Dak Prescott from one of the NFL's best defensive lines?Dallas News (blog)Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) is hit by Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham (55) as he attempts a pass during the final minute of regulation in an NFL football game at AT&T Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Arlington.Reverse roles: Eagles were chasing Cowboys in 2016, now it's the oppositeFort Worth Star TelegramDallas Cowboys: Justin Durant needs to step up for DallasThe Landry HatNFL TV schedule: What time, channel is Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys (11/19/17)? Live stream, how to ...NJ.comBleeding Green Nation -DallasCowboys.com -ESPN (blog) -SB Nationall 743 news articles »

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  • Bill and Hillary Clinton find hordes of supporters during first D-FW visit since election Bill and Hillary Clinton find hordes of supporters during first D-FW visit since election 

    In the same way music fans attend a live show to hear beloved anthems firsthand, a crowd of "I'm With Her" fans packed into Toyota Music Factory in Irving to...Continue reading…

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  • Shooting victim found in crashed vehicle in northwest Dallas - Dallas NewsShooting victim found in crashed vehicle in northwest Dallas - Dallas News

    Shooting victim found in crashed vehicle in northwest DallasDallas NewsPolice are investigating after they found a man shot in a vehicle that crashed overnight in northwest Dallas. Authorities were called around 2:45 a.m. Saturday and found that a vehicle had crashed into a gate at Dennis and Northaven roads. The wounded ...

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  • Antetokounmpo, newcomer Bledsoe lead Bucks into Dallas - FOXSports.comAntetokounmpo, newcomer Bledsoe lead Bucks into Dallas - FOXSports.com

    FOXSports.comAntetokounmpo, newcomer Bledsoe lead Bucks into DallasFOXSports.comDALLAS — There is plenty of talk in Dallas these days rehashing the decision Mavericks owner Mark Cuban made in the 2013 draft to bypass Giannis Antetokounmpo as a means to protect salary cap space to go after then-free agent Dwight Howard. Dallas ...and more »

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  • How the 'America's Team' Dallas Cowboys transformed the city's image after JFK assassination - Dallas News (blog)How the 'America's Team' Dallas Cowboys transformed the city's image after JFK assassination - Dallas News (blog)

    Dallas News (blog)How the 'America's Team' Dallas Cowboys transformed the city's image after JFK assassinationDallas News (blog)If the players had thought to look up, they would have seen Air Force One descending toward Dallas. The team was 3-7. Attendance at the Cotton Bowl was sparse at best. Rumors that Bear Bryant or Bud Wilkinson would soon take the place of Tom Landry ...

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    DFW’s New Alternative Disrupts Airwaves With 10,000 Commercial-Free Songs in a Row BALA CYNWYD, PA – November 17, 2017 – Entercom Communications (NYSE: ETM) today announced that alternative rock returns to radio in the largest media market in Texas with the launch of ALT 103.7, DFW’s New Alternative. ALT 103.7 will give music fans a […] The post ALTERNATIVE ROCK RADIO RETURNS TO DALLAS WITH THE LAUNCH OF ALT 103.7 appeared first on Blitz Weekly.

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  • SMU Mustangs at #18 Memphis Tigers: Game PreviewSMU Mustangs at #18 Memphis Tigers: Game Preview

    Brought to you by: Big Shucks By Zach Walker Game Info SMU Mustangs vs #18 Memphis Tigers Saturday – November 18 – 11:00 a.m. TV: ESPNN Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium – Memphis – TN Records Before the Game SMU Mustangs: 6-4 (3-3 in AAC) #18 Memphis Tigers: 8-1 (5-1 in AAC) Who’s got the advantage? […] The post SMU Mustangs at #18 Memphis Tigers: Game Preview appeared first on Blitz Weekly.

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  • #12 TCU Horned Frogs vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Preview#12 TCU Horned Frogs vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Preview

    By Da’Vince “Dino” Wright Game Info #12 TCU Horned Frogs vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Saturday – November 18 – 11:00 a.m. TV: FS1 Jones AT&T Stadium – Lubbock – Texas Records Before the Game TCU Horned Frogs (8-2, 5-2 Big 12) Texas Tech Red Raiders (5-5, 2-5 Big 12) TCU had control of their […] The post #12 TCU Horned Frogs vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Preview appeared first on Blitz Weekly.

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  • Why a Starbucks cup of Joe means so much to southern DallasWhy a Starbucks cup of Joe means so much to southern Dallas

    How encouraging to see dirt finally being turned on the new Starbucks alongside Red Bird Mall this week. We've been talking about the revitalization of the former Southwest Center Mall and the area surrounding it in southern Dallas for years.

    Dallas News / 15 h. 50 min. ago
  • Military history of African AmericansMilitary history of African Americans

    Tuskegee Airmen of the 332nd Fighter Group, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), attend a briefing at Ramitelli Airfield, Italy in March 1945. The military history of African Americans spans from the arrival of the first enslaved Africans during the colonial history of the United States to the present day. In every war fought by or within the United States, African Americans participated, including the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican–American War, the Civil War, the Spanish–American War, the World Wars, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as other minor conflicts.

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  • Dallas-County 16 mins ago 10:19 p.m.Lawsuit: Botched butt lift paralyzed womanDallas-County 16 mins ago 10:19 p.m.Lawsuit: Botched butt lift paralyzed woman

    Rolanda Hutton will never walk again. "I have no feeling in my feet or movement from my ankles down," said Hutton.

    Dallas News / 20 h. 23 min. ago
  • Fort Worth Officer Involved In Deadly Auto-Pedestrian CrashFort Worth Officer Involved In Deadly Auto-Pedestrian Crash

    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A Fort Worth Police officer was involved in a deadly auto-pedestrian accident Friday night. The officer was in a patrol car when the officer hit the man in the 2800 block of Hemphill Street near Berry Street around 7:30 p.m. Police say the officer stopped and tried to help but the victim died at the scene. FW officer deadly auto pedestrian accident (CBS11) Police have not released any details on the victim. The Fort Worth Police Traffic Investigations Unit is working the case. As of 10:15 p.m. Friday, traffic was blocked in both directions on Hemphill between West Capps and West Lowden.

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  • I-Team: Dallas Co. Seized Land Two Years Ago, Won’t Say How Owner Can Get It BackI-Team: Dallas Co. Seized Land Two Years Ago, Won’t Say How Owner Can Get It Back

    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Looking through a chain link fence along Dowdy Ferry Road in South Dallas, all Joel Potasznik can do is stare at his 51 acres. The 71-year-old retired physician owns the property and is required to pay taxes on it but for the past two years, he has been forbidden by the Dallas County Fire Marshal to step foot on his land. Drone footage of Joel Potasznik’s 51 acres of land. (CBS 11) On September 4, 2015, the county fire marshal’s office served a search warrant at his property. According to court records, investigators found evidence of “illegal dumping” on the property including steel rebar, plastic pipes, batteries, discarded tires and other hazardous materials. That day the fire marshal placed his own locks on the gate of Potasznik’s property and posted a “no trespassing” sign. (CBS 11) He ordered everyone off the property. The order remains in effect more than two years later. However, Dallas County has not charged Potasznik nor anyone else associated with the property with a crime. When Potasznik asked Fire Marshal Robert De Los Santos how he can get his property back, he said the fire marshal’s office did not give him an answer. Dallas County Fire Marshal Robert De Los Santos. (CBS 11) “They don’t say,” Potasznik explained. “That was the reason I had to file a lawsuit against them.” De Los Santos told the CBS 11 I-Team he could not comment on the situation because of the pending litigation. The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office told the I-Team the same thing that it could not comment on the matter. “Innocent until proven guilty is out the window,” Potasznik said. “The whole constitutional process is upside down.” Potasznik rented out his land to four businesses, including one that fills in the old gravel pits on the property with clean-fill. All four businesses closed or relocated after the county seized the property. Potasznik purchased the property twenty years ago as an investment for retirement but with no access, he said the county has taken away his source of income and destroyed his property’s value. (CBS 11) “Unfortunately, it remains to me an unbelievable story that I am a reluctant part,” Potasznik said. The I-Team discovered what happened to Potasznik was set into motion at a December 2014 Dallas County Commissioners Court meeting. At the meeting, county commissioners voted to update the county’s fire code. This gave the fire marshal, for the first time, the authority to inspect businesses. Eight months later, on August 13, 2015, the Dallas County Fire Marshal’s Office inspected Potasznik’s 51-acre property along Dowdy Ferry Road. The inspection report that day showed no violations, but at the bottom the report notes “permits are needed to continue filling.” Two days later, Potasznik filed for a permit. He said he never heard back from the county and assumed everything was okay. Three weeks after the inspection, De Los Santos showed up at Potasznik’s property with a search warrant. In an interview that day with a local Spanish TV station, De Los Santos said his office was cracking down on illegal businesses. No one has been allowed back on the property since. Potasznik denies any organized illegal dumping activity taking place on his property but said if one of his tenants was doing something illegal, without his knowledge, he wants to fix it. Joel Potasznik (CBS 11) The landowner, however, said he cannot do that as long as he’s locked out of his own property. Jonathan Bridges, a law professor at UNT Dallas College of Law, said what has happened to Potasznik may seem unfair but is likely legal. “I tell my students every semester when it comes to property law, the government can take your stuff,” Bridges explained. The law professor said law enforcement agencies can seize property if it is suspected to be involved in a crime, even if the crime is a misdemeanor like illegal dumping. There’s also few limitations on long the government can hold one’s property as long as the investigation is pending. Bridges said, “This area of law does seem like one that is pretty unregulated and one that creates a lot of unfairness to the property owner.” “This is wrong,” Potasznik said. “If they are doing it to me, they are doing it to someone else or are going to do it to someone else and I’m not going to give it up easy as long as I’m alive.”

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  • Jerry Jones Apologizes For ‘Inappropriate’ Comment Amid Growing Tension With GoodellJerry Jones Apologizes For ‘Inappropriate’ Comment Amid Growing Tension With Goodell

    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The rift between Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell appears to be growing. In an interview with 105.3 The Fan on Friday, Jones stood by his threat to sue over any extension of the NFL Commissioner’s contract. “Everything I am doing is in the best short and long term interest of the NFL. I love this league and I love this game,” said Jones. All 32 owners, Jones included, voted in May to allow a committee to cut a deal with Goodell. ESPN is now reporting, when Jones learned in August that the league intended to suspend running back Ezekiel Elliott, he warned Goodell, “I’m gonna come after you with everything I have.” Referencing the New England Patriots owner who also feuded publicly with Goodell, Jones reportedly said, “Bob Kraft is a p***y compared to what I’m going to do with you.” In his radio interview, Jones said the owners hold the single most influence during times of contract negotiation. “Because we give our commissioner such power, the one great time that the owners have the biggest input is when you are either first time hiring or extending it,” said Jones While he’s not backing down in his feud with Goodell, Jones is apologizing after video surfaced Friday of him in 2013 congratulating a newly-engaged bride with a racially insensitive remark. “Jennifer, congratulations on the wedding. Now, you know he’s with a black girl tonight, don’t you?” said Jones in the video released by theblast.com. In a statement, he said, “That comment was inappropriate. It’s not who I am, and I’m sorry. Sunday could provide added drama if fans follow through with plans for a protest circulating on social media. It’s calling for those attending the Cowboys’ game to wear black and join with the NFL players who kneel during the anthem to protest against “police brutality and injustice.”

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    DALLAS (CBS11) – City of Dallas archivist John Slate does not want anyone to forget Dallas police officer J.D. Tippit. J.D. Tippit (Dallas Municipal Archives) “Every time, Kennedy comes up. But too often do we forget about the single officer who was killed in the line of duty,” said Slate. Days before the city nears 54 years since the JFK assassination, Slate is trying to honor the fallen officer. “We like to let people know that these were flesh and blood people,” said Slate. He is hosting an exhibit inside Top Ten Records in North Oak Cliff. It is the store Tippit rushed into back in 1963 to make his final phone call. “All we know is that he let the phone ring 7 or 8 times, didn’t get an answer, put the receiver down and left,” said Slate. While the mystery surrounding who Tippit called has sparked conspiracies, the exact phone still sits at the end of the counter. “He just come in and nobody answered and took off,” said Michael Polk, the former owner of Top Ten Records. Polk did not own the record store back in 1963, but has for the last 38 years. “It’s just part of history you know? So you have to respect that and honor it,” said Polk. Through photos, old time cards, documents and letters, Slate hopes to give life to a man who selflessly risked his, like the many officer who’ve served after him. “They put their lives on the line every day doing the kinds of things J.D. Tippit was doing,” said Slate. The exhibit opens Saturday, November 18 at Top Ten Records at 338 W. Jefferson Boulevard. It runs from Noon to 9:00 p.m. The exhibit will remain up until the end of November. More information can be found on Dallas Archives website  and Facebook page

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  • Pringles made an entire Thanksgiving dinner in chip formPringles made an entire Thanksgiving dinner in chip form

    BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN -- Pringles is the king of new and weird flavors. Bacon, salted caramel, milk chocolate, the list of flavors is crazy! Just when you thought they ran out of ideas, Pringles stepped up its chip game with Thanksgiving flavored Pringles! The eight new tastes go for the classics, like turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing. The others are a little different, though, like cranberry sauce, creamed corn, green bean casserole, and mac and cheese. Don't forget the dessert! They've also got pumpkin pie to try! Here's the bad news: the Thanksgiving Pringles won't actually come out until next year. So if you don't wanna spend all day cooking, or can't have a full meal with the fam, Pringles Thanksgiving has got your back in 2018! If turkey day food prep stresses you out then Drinksgiving is for you! A new study by a liquor delivery app called Drizly says out of everyone they surveyed: 25% of the people bust out the alcohol when the turkey goes in the oven 47% start drinking when the prep work is done 23% start when the family starts coming around Maybe those people need Thanksgiving Pringles to lighten the load a little.

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  • Woman’s dance video of her “jiggle” goes viralWoman’s dance video of her “jiggle” goes viral

    ATLANTA, GA -- Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. That's what one dancer is trying to convey through her killer dance moves! Brandi Mallory has become a viral sensation since a video of her dancing to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" went viral, that now has over 237,000 views! Brandi's weight loss journey started back in 2013 when she was on the reality show "Extreme Weight Loss." Now, the freelance makeup artist is an instructor for "Dance Your Pounds Off", which is a class that brings a fun way to dance and drop the weight at the same time. Brandi says she's lost 175 pounds so far! Since her video has moved it's way through the internet, she's become an icon for body positivity.    

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  • Tree lightings and holiday festivals are merrily rolling out all around Dallas-Fort WorthTree lightings and holiday festivals are merrily rolling out all around Dallas-Fort Worth

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  • Disrespecting your Uber driver can get you kicked to the curbDisrespecting your Uber driver can get you kicked to the curb

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  • Woman Says Botched ‘Brazilian Butt Lift’ Left Her In WheelchairWoman Says Botched ‘Brazilian Butt Lift’ Left Her In Wheelchair

    Rolanda Hutton says a botched “Brazilian Butt Lift” in Dallas left her paralyzed. (CBS 11) DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – An Oklahoma nurse filed a lawsuit Thursday after she says a Dallas plastic surgeon botched her “Brazilian Butt Lift,” leaving her paralyzed. She is seeking millions of dollars in damages after she says her life was changed forever. It’s a cosmetic enhancement known as a “Brazilian Butt Lift,” made popular by the likes and looks of some Hollywood celebrities. But for 44-year-old Rolanda Hutton, it was supposed to be a minor makeover. “I didn’t do this to be a video vixen or anything like that. I just went in for something, just a slight enhancement,” said Hutton. She left in a wheelchair after her January procedure at Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute and Dallas Day Surgery Center. Her attorney said Dr. Sameer Jejurikar injected too much fat into the muscles above her sciatic nerve. She awoke after the surgery and couldn’t feel her feet or legs. Rolanda Hutton (CBS 11) “I kept on feeling like something is wrong, something is wrong. So I thought, ‘I need to go to the hospital,'” said Hutton. Attorney Les Weisbrod said, instead, they kept her at the Cloister at Park Lane, a luxury post-operative hotel, far too long. “She needed to be transferred to capable people at a hospital, and that wasn’t done,” said Weisbrod. Hutton said she may never walk or work again, and while she hopes to receive damages, she said she spoke out primarily to spare others from her pain. “A lot of younger people or people my age are doing things that may cause more complications, and their lives are going to change forever,” said Hutton. “I want other women to see what can happen.” Rolanda Hutton (CBS 11) Her attorney is seeking more than five million dollars for her long-term care and lost wages. CBS 11 reached out to all parties involved for commend but did not receive a response.

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  • Dallas-County 22 mins ago 4:58 p.m.City of Dallas settles police and fire lawsuitDallas-County 22 mins ago 4:58 p.m.City of Dallas settles police and fire lawsuit

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  • Dallas-area jury declines to indict DA in death of crossing guardDallas-area jury declines to indict DA in death of crossing guard

    A grand jury in Northeast Texas has decided not to indict a district attorney in the death of an 87-year-old school crossing guard who was struck earlier this year by a vehicle driven by the prosecutor. A charge of criminally negligent homicide was dropped against Hunt County District Attorney Noble Walker after the jury declined to indict him Thursday.

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  • High school students in Massachusetts hold funeral for homeless veteranHigh school students in Massachusetts hold funeral for homeless veteran

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  • The connection between mass shootings and domestic violenceThe connection between mass shootings and domestic violence

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  • A man in prison for 11 years uses his fingers to paint and is now selling them in Frisco!A man in prison for 11 years uses his fingers to paint and is now selling them in Frisco!

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  • Video from 2006 shows Al Franken and Leeann Tweeden during USO Iraq visitVideo from 2006 shows Al Franken and Leeann Tweeden during USO Iraq visit

    NEW YORK – A chill filled the air as a Blackhawk helicopter landed with a roar in Iraq that afternoon in 2006, carrying a USO troupe from Ramadi where fierce fighting was underway. Inside the aircraft was a group that included a couple of Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders, model Leeann Tweeden and then-comedian and radio host Al Franken. The crew landed that afternoon at Camp Anaconda, in Balad, Iraq, a sprawling military base north of Baghdad, five days before Christmas. Local New York City television station WPIX recorded the event over a week as they met with local troops from New York, bringing them a taste of the Big Apple — hot dogs, bagels and cheesecake – and putting them on live to speak to their families back home. Leeann was still in battle gear, wearing her Kevlar vest and helmet, Franken in a red sweater. What she was wearing looked to be the same as the gear she was wearing in the photograph in which Franken is seen groping her. Separated by the two cheerleaders standing between them, Franken and Tweeden both appeared quite upbeat, expressing their pleasure that they could visit the troops. "They really needed it out there in Ramadi today," Tweeden said. "They don’t get a lot of visitors and it's tough for the — their mission is really tough — so I’m glad we could be here to visit.” Franken echoed her sentiments: "We go to show that we love and support our troops." It's believed that the groping incident was during a rehearsal for their show hours after they spoke with WPIX that Franken allegedly forcibly kissed Tweeden. The alleged groping incident in that picture didn't occur until a few days later, during their military flight back to the United States. Franken has apologized for his actions and Tweeden has accepted it, but the potential impact on his political career remains to be seen amid calls for a Senate ethics investigation.

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  • Jerry Jones: ‘It’s Not Who I Am’ Regarding CommentJerry Jones: ‘It’s Not Who I Am’ Regarding Comment

    DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) – Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones apologized Friday after a video posted by The Blast showed him making a comment that some are saying appears to be a poor attempt at humor. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) In the video taken four years ago, Jones was asked to videotape a message to a woman who was about to get married. The video captures Jones saying, “Jennifer, congratulations on the wedding. Now, you know he’s with a black girl tonight, don’t you?” When contacted later by CBS 11, Jones apologized for his comment. “That comment was inappropriate.  It’s not who I am, and I’m sorry,” Jones said. This is a developing news story. Refresh for the latest details.

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  • Where to shop: Cheery, crafty and charitable holiday markets in Dallas-Fort WorthWhere to shop: Cheery, crafty and charitable holiday markets in Dallas-Fort Worth

    Mall is a four-letter word. Online shopping can be surprising, in a bad way. But you don't have to be a Grinch or a gift-card giver. Here are more than three...Continue reading…

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  • Sherin Mathews’ Adoptive Mother Moved To Dallas County JailSherin Mathews’ Adoptive Mother Moved To Dallas County Jail

    DALLAS (CBS11) – Sherin Mathews’ adoptive mother, Sini, has begun what could be a long stint behind bars. Appearing dazed and disheveled, Sini Mathews spoke no words during a morning arraignment on child abandonment or endangerment charges. Shortly before 5:00 p.m. Mathews was moved to the Dallas County Jail. According to Richardson Police, Sini Mathews and her husband Wesley left 3-year-old Sherin home alone for an hour and a half on the night before she died. Investigators say the rest of the family went out to dinner, leaving Sherin behind alone as punishment for not drinking her milk. (credit: Richardson Police Department) (credit: Richardson Police Department) “I’m sure it wasn’t the first time,” said Richardson mother Shannon Adolph. Adolph says police searched her Richardson neighborhood while Sherin was still considered missing… and she has followed the story closely with a mixture of fear, concern and suspicion. “She never came forward,” said Adolph of Sini Mathews. “She never came out to ask for help from the community while she was missing… something just wasn’t right.” Wesley Mathews, Sherin’s adoptive father, was charged with felony injury to a child after the 3-year-old’s body was found in a culvert about a mile from the family’s home last month. According to police, Wesley Mathews then changed his initial story, and told police that he had disposed of the little girl’s body after she choked while drinking some milk. Wesley Mathews Mugshot via Dallas County Sheriff’s Department Police have not suggested that Sini Mathews was involved in Sherin’s death. But, parents like Adolph say each new revelation adds to the sorrow and anger. “Never,” said Adolph, while pushing her 2-year-old daughter in a park swing, “I would never leave her alone and I can’t even imagine any parent doing that… and taking the other child? All along I figured she had to be involved somehow.” The Mathews’ biological daughter remains in CPS custody. A judge is expected to place the four year old with relatives in the Houston area later this month. Through her attorneys, Sini Mathews has maintained her innocence. Her bond has been set at $250,000.

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  • Butt lift at Dallas surgery center left nurse paralyzed, she says in $5M suit - Dallas NewsButt lift at Dallas surgery center left nurse paralyzed, she says in $5M suit - Dallas News

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  • Toyota’s Generous Donation Helps Save Dallas Holiday ParadeToyota’s Generous Donation Helps Save Dallas Holiday Parade

    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The show must go on! Toyota, now based in Plano, has saved the Dallas Holiday Parade with a generous donation. Previously known as the Children’s Health Holiday Parade, the annual holiday tradition in downtown Dallas lost Children’s Health as a sponsor this year. After scrambling for more than $350,000 to continue the show, the parade was said to have been saved on Thursday by an unknown donator. Toyota was announced as the donator who helped save the holiday tradition in Dallas on Friday. Christopher Reynolds, executive vice president for corporate resources and chief diversity officer at Toyota Motors, was at the announcement Friday to gift the donation to the parade. “On behalf of over 4,000 Toyota team members who call North Texas our home, it is my great pleasure to present this gift from Toyota to the City of Dallas,” said Reynolds. “Everyone, let’s start our impossible and have a parade. Happy holidays!” On Thursday, Jeffrey Giles, executive director of the parade, said he received an email Sunday evening regarding wanting to save the parade. The parade is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 2 in downtown Dallas.

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  • Toyota saves the Dallas Holiday Parade with sponsorship dollarsToyota saves the Dallas Holiday Parade with sponsorship dollars

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  • Live Blog: Philadelphia Eagles vs Dallas CowboysLive Blog: Philadelphia Eagles vs Dallas Cowboys

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  • 637 Pound Green Bean Casserole Sets Guinness Record637 Pound Green Bean Casserole Sets Guinness Record

    CBSDFW.COM — When Green Giant found out it would make its first appearance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, they wanted to celebrate in a big way, and what bigger way than breaking the Guinness World Record for largest serving of green bean casserole. We want to first let you know that this is all for a great cause. It will help feed 2-thousand people through Citymeals on Wheels — a non-profit that delivers food to home-bound elderly. Now let’s get down to how this was put together. It has: 780 cans of green giant cut green beans 53 cans of mushroom soup 32 quarts of milk 65 pounds of French fried onions They have the same recipe on the green giant website — but broken down to a slightly smaller portion for your family this holiday season — unless you have a really big family — in that case you can use this recipe!

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  • An inside look at Ross Tower's $20M makeover in downtown DallasAn inside look at Ross Tower's $20M makeover in downtown Dallas

    When a group of investment partners closed on one of downtown Dallas' skyscrapers about 18 months ago, they knew the building needed a massive transformation. The 45-story, 1.1 million-square-foot office tower at 500 S. Akard St. was only 50 percent filled with tenants, and there were some key vacancies, including a 7,000-square-foot retail banking space anchoring the high-rise office tower, that needed to be filled. That led Bandera Ventures, in a partnership with Vancouver-based real estate…

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  • Experts: North Texas roadway congestion can only get worseExperts: North Texas roadway congestion can only get worse

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  • Form D Friday: New business bank in Old Parkland raises $62 millionForm D Friday: New business bank in Old Parkland raises $62 million

    A bank holding company housed in Old Parkland has raised $62.3 million after buying a bank in Edgewood, Texas, and a major energy firm has launched a fourth fund.

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    Technology research firm Gartner Inc. (NYSE: IT) has signed a long-term lease for the entirety of an office building in Irving, signaling a growing demand for space in the city. Stamford, Connecticut-based Gartner signed a lease through 2034 for the six-story, 152,086-square-foot office building at 6011 Connection Drive. Further terms of the deal were undisclosed. The transaction is reflective of a much bigger trend in the Las Colinas office market, said Randy Cooper, vice chairman of Cushman…

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  • Albertsons invests in Garland-based El Rancho SupermercadoAlbertsons invests in Garland-based El Rancho Supermercado

    Albertsons Cos. has invested in El Rancho Supermercado, a grocery chain focusing on Latino customers. With the transaction, El Rancho will remain headquartered in Garland and Albertsons will work to expand the chain’s 16-store footprint, which spans North Texas, Austin and Odessa. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed. “El Rancho has built a great business with its 16 Texas stores, and we’re confident that we’ll be able to leverage our combined expertise to better serve customers…

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  • Where Does Cyclebar Fit in the Dallas Spin Studio Hierarchy?Where Does Cyclebar Fit in the Dallas Spin Studio Hierarchy?

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  • Texas’ Abbott Decries Storm Aid Bill; White House BristlesTexas’ Abbott Decries Storm Aid Bill; White House Bristles

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  • Dallas Police Looking For Shoe Store ThievesDallas Police Looking For Shoe Store Thieves

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  • So-called rabbi defends Roy MooreSo-called rabbi defends Roy Moore

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  • Dallas Symphony Association names former Boston orchestra executive as its new headDallas Symphony Association names former Boston orchestra executive as its new head

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  • Ambassador: Spanish companies fueling growth of renewables industry in TexasAmbassador: Spanish companies fueling growth of renewables industry in Texas

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  • Remembering their namesRemembering their names

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Following the event, attendees will go to the Legacy of Love monument, on the corner of Oak Lawn Avenue and Cedar Springs Road, for a candlelight vigil at about 9 p.m. Transgender men and women who have died violently in the U.S. in 2017 are: Jan. 1. Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow, 28, an American Indian woman who identified as transgender and two-spirit, was found dead in her apartment in Sioux Falls, S.D. Joshua Rayvon LeClaire, 25, has been arrested and charged with murder and manslaughter in connection with her death. If convicted, he could be sentenced to death or to life in prison. Jan. 4. Mesha Caldwell, 41, of Canton, Miss., was murdered the evening of Jan. 4. She had been shot several times. Caldwell was well known in her community as a hairdresser and makeup artist and was well-liked, friends said. The murder is still under investigation and no suspects have been arrested. Jan. 6. Sean Hake, 23, a transgender man in Sharon, Penn., died after he was shot by police responding to a 911 call from his mother. Police said that Hake threatened to cut his mother’s throat with a razor blade and then, when officers arrived and got out of their car, Hake advanced on them with a utility knife, refusing orders to drop the weapon. Authorities said no charges would be filed in connection with his death. Feb. 8. JoJo Striker, 23, was shot to death in Toledo, Ohio. Her body was found in a garage with a single gunshot wound to the torso. Police have named no suspects in her murder. As often happens, Striker was misgendered in initial reports. Feb. 19. Jaquarrius Holland, 18, a homeless trans woman, was killed with a single gunshot to the head in Monroe, La., following an argument with a man named Malcom Derricktavios Harvey. Harvey was arrested in March. Holland was misgendered in initial news and police reports. Feb. 21. Tiara Richmond, also known as Keke Collier, 24, became the second trans woman murdered in Chicago in six months when she was shot to death in the Englewood neighborhood on the city’s South Side. Police said Richmond was sitting in a car when the man in the car with her shot her and then fled, leaving her body laying on the ground, with gunshot wounds to her chest, hand and arm. There have been no arrests made in connection with her death. Officials initially misgendered and dead-named Richmond. Feb. 25. Chyna Gibson, 31, a well-known entertainer in the ballroom community who performed under the name Chyna Doll Dupree, was shot to death outside a shopping center on the east side of New Orleans, having traveled there from her home in California to visit family for Mardi Gras. Friends said she had helped them with their makeup for the Zulu Ball earlier in the evening and that one friend had dropped her off near a relative’s home about 8:30. Police found her bullet-riddled body lying between two cars; neighbors said they heard between 8 and 10 gunshots. Two “persons of interest” in her murder were questioned by police on March 9. Feb. 27. Ciara McElveen, 26, a transgender woman of color, was stabbed to death in New Orleans. Witnesses said that they saw McElveen arguing with a man in a black Camaro, parked at the curb near the intersection of Claiborne and Columbus streets in the 7th Ward. They said the man got out of the car, walked around and opened the passenger side door, pulled McElveen from the car and slammed her face down on the ground before getting back in the car and driving away. Police video from nearby cameras show the suspect and his car but police have made no arrests. Although McElveen was murdered just two days after Chyna Gibson, New Orleans police said they had no evidence linking the two killings. March 22. Alphonza Watson, 38, was shot and killed in Baltimore, Md., She was found about 4:15 a.m., shot in the stomach, in the 2400 block of Guilford Avenue, about half a mile from her home on N. Charles Street. She died shortly after at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Witnesses told police they heard someone yelling for help, followed by gunshots. They told police they saw two men run to get into a dark-colored vehicle and speed away. Police are still looking for suspects in her death, and in the death of Crystal Edmonds, a 32-year-old trans woman shot to death in September 2016, about 5 miles from where Watson was murdered. April 9. Kenne McFadden, 27, was found in the San Antonio River on April 9. Police, who at first misgendered McFadden, initially classified her death as an accidental drowning. About two months later, however, they changed the cause of death to homicide and said they had interviewed a “person of interest in the case,” and that the suspect was in jail on unrelated charges. April 21. Chayviss Reed, 28, was shot and killed in the West Little River area of Miami-Dade County. Reports said Reed was running from her attacker when she was killed. No arrests have been made. April 25. Kenneth Bostick, 59, a black trans man struggling with mental health issues, died of a severe head injury after lying on the sidewalk outside a Chelsea restaurant for about 30 minutes before help arrived. He had been hit in the head with a metal object by another homeless man in an apparently unprovoked attack. Police arrested 26-year-old Joseph Griffin and charged him with manslaughter and criminal mischief. May 16. Sherrell Faulkner, 46, died on May 16 of injuries sustained during an attack on Nov. 30, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. She was found laying on the ground near a dumpster, suffering from severe injuries, in the city’s LGBT neighborhood. No arrests have been made at this point. June 13. Kendra Marie Adams, 28, was found in a building under construction with burns on her body. Police have charged Michael Davis, 45, with Adams’ murder. Adams also went by Josie Berrios, the name used in initial media reports on her death, and performed as a founding member of the House of Merlot as Kimbella Rosé. June 25. Ava Le’Ray Barrin, 17, was shot in the chest and killed in Athens, Ga., during an argument with Jalen Breon Brown, 21, in an apartment parking lot. Brown claimed he killed Barrin in self defense, but he was arrested and charged with murder and aggravated assault. Police said the argument started out between friends of the two. July 2. Ebony Morgan, 28, was shot multiple times in Lynchburg, Virginia, in the early morning of July 2. Morgan was transferred to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. Authorities have named Kenneth Allen Kelly Jr. as a person of interest in the case. July 31. TeeTee Dangerfield, 32, was shot and killed July 31 in Atlanta, Ga. According to the Georgia Voice, Dangerfield “was found with multiple gunshot wounds outside of her vehicle at the South Hampton Estates apartment complex.” Tyrone Kemp, 26, was arrested Aug. 22 and charged with her murder. Aug. 12. Gwynevere River Song, 26, was shot to death in Waxahachie, reportedly during an argument in her home. According to their Facebook profile, River Song identified as “femandrogyne” and a member of the bisexual community. A spokesman for the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office at the time said that a second person was hospitalized with injuries following the incident that left River Song dead. Although some accounts identified that second person as River Song’s father, the Ellis County SO did not confirm that. A sheriff’s office spokesman told Dallas Voice on Wednesday, Nov. 15, that no arrest has been made in the case, but that it will be presented to a grand jury “in the near future.” And while he did not comment on whether the father was a suspect in River Song’s shooting, the spokesman did indicate that River Song’s father was the second person injured in the incident and that he was stabbed, Aug. 22. Kiwi Herring, 30, was killed during an altercation with St. Louis police following an altercation with her neighbor. Relatives told Huffpost that Herring had complained numerous times about threats from and harassment by her transphobic neighbor. Police — who were reporting to a domestic disturbance call and said they found Herring already suffering from cuts to her face, arms and chest — said Herring had “severely cut” a neighbor who she suspected of starting a fire on her balcony and that when officers arrived, she lunged at them with a kitchen knife. Two officers fired at her, striking her five times, and killing her in front of her spouse, Kristy Thompson, also a trans woman, and their sons, ages 4, 7 and 8. Family and friends accused officers of “executing” Herring. Thompson was arrested and charged with assault. The night after Thompson was killed, during a vigil in her memory, a man was arrested for driving toward the protestors as they marched, honking his horn and trying to drive through the crowd. Three protestors were injured, and the driver was arrested and faced felony charges. Sept. 3. Ally Steinfeld, 17, was stabbed to death in Missouri allegedly at her girlfriend’s house. Briana Calderas, 24, who had begun dating Steinfeld about a week before her death, reportedly said that she wanted Steinfeld dead, and police say that Andrew Vrba, 18, accommodated Calderas by torturing and killing Steinfeld in Calderas’ home. Vrba reportedly said he first tried to poison Steinfeld, but when she didn’t drink the tainted liquid, he stabbed her multiple times, gouging out her eyes and mutilating her genitals. Calderas and another woman, Isis Schauer, 18, then helped Vrba dispose of Steinfeld’s body, burning her and hiding the remains in a garbage can near a chicken coop. Vrba, Calderas and Schauer all face first-degree felony murder charges. James Grigsby, 25, faces lesser charges for helping dispose of Steinfeld’s body. Sept. 5. Kashmire Nazier Redd, 28, of Gates, N.Y., was fatally stabbed by his partner, 40-year-old Doris E Carrasquillo in what police described as a domestic dispute. Carrasquillo was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. Sept. 12. Derricka Banner, 26, was found shot to death inside are car in Charlotte, N.C., around 3 a.m., just a few days before the city’s annual Trans Pride celebration. Later that same day, Montavious Sanchez Berry, 18, was arrested and charged with murder, armed robbery and shooting into an occupied vehicle. Sept. 16. Scout Schultz, 21, was shot and killed by a Georgia Tech campus police responding to a call about “a [possibly intoxicated] person with a knife or a gun,” a call possibly made by Schultz herself. Police reports indicate that Schultz ignored their orders to drop the multi-tool that she was carrying and instead advanced on them carrying the implement, which included a small knife. Officer Tyler Beck, who officials said was a certified peace officer but had not undergone crisis intervention training, was the officer who shot and killed Schultz. Schultz’s family say that officers could have subdued her without using deadly force. Beck was later put on paid leave. Oct. 21. Stephanie Montez, 47, was found shot to death along a county road near Robstown, Texas, a suburb of Corpus Christi. She had been shot in the chest, abdomen and shoulder. Montez was misgendered in initial reports, referred to in an Nueces County Sheriff’s Office report as “a man in a dress.” Her murder remains under investigation. Oct. 29. Candace Towns, 30, a transgender woman found shot to death in Bibb County, Ga., was the 23rd homicide in that county this year, and the 25th known trans person killed in the U.S. this year. She was found Oct. 31 between a blighted house and a burned one at the end of a driveway near downtown Macon about six miles away from the hotel where she had been staying. She had been shot in the face. She was last seen alive before dawn on Oct. 29, and surveillance video at the hotel where she was staying showed her getting into a gold or tan sedan. The black man driving the car is considered a suspect in the murder. In 2009, Towns had been attacked and was shot in the ankle just a block or two from where her body was found on Halloween this year. No one was ever charged in that assault. 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  • Holiday Gift Guide 2017Holiday Gift Guide 2017

    Style and Grooming Show your pride Pride doesn’t have to be gay — it can be where you live. And when you live in Texas, there’s a lot to be proud of (our senatorial delegation aside). The folks at Citizen Threads have designed a line of vintage-inspired tees that crow about Dallas, sports teams, schools and other heritage to be proud of. $25–$34. Available at CitizenThreads.com in a variety of styles Dress like a ho-ho-ho We can’t all slide down the chimney or check our list twice, but we can still embody the spirit of Santa Claus with one of these candy-cane-colored felt Santa hats from Outlines. Available in red and green. $45. Outlines Men’s Wear 3906 Cedar Springs Road 214-528-1955 Pets and Kids Hats off to kids Not all cubs in the gay community are bears in training — some are just the kids of gay dads and lesbian moms. And they deserve to be just as fabulous as their parents. The products at Lucky Cub are adorbs and ideally suited for parents that appreciate stylish hats and other apparel. Check out these toddler-specific snapback hats for making your young’un (or nephew or BFF’s kid) look smashing. $25. The Lucky Cub TheLuckyCub.com Don we now our gay Saint Nick You’ve heard of the right wing’s manufactured war on Christmas? Well writer Daniel Kibblesmith takes his first shot with a children’s book entitled Santa’s Husband. Not only do we learn that Santa is gay, but he’s also black and runs a union shop at the North Pole. Kibblesmith’s charming picture book isn’t a political screed, though, but rather a heartwarming story of inclusion, acceptance and the true meaning of Christian charity. You can’t read it and not smile. $16.99. Available online at Amazon.com HarperCollins.com and other retailers A feast for Fido The holidays are all about food, so why should your furbaby have to slum it with the usual kibble while you’re enjoying a feast? The Honest Kitchen produces the human-grade Holiday Dinner with turkey and beef, plus fixins like sweet potatoes, cranberries and carrots for a nutritious and sumptuous dog dinner without having him beg or eat off your plate. $6.96. Pet Supplies Plus 2525 Wycliff Ave. and other locations Guard your wallet with a bulldog Our wallets hold important documents, like IDs, cash and the name of that guy you met at the club. So guard its contents fiercely! And what is more fierce than a bulldog’s face warning off pickpockets … and reminding you what a dog lover you are? OK, so the Chala Zip Around Wallet might not prevent theft, but it will increase your enjoyment every time you pull it out. $29.99. Hollywood Feed 3425 Knight St. and other locations HollywoodFeed.com Home and Garden Take the risk OUT of gardening Some people have a green thumb and can grow orchards in a desert. The rest of us are lucky not to be brought up on war crimes for mistreatment of vegetables. It’s those people and anyone with even slightly more skills that Dallas-based Gardenuity targets. The online retailer takes all the guess work out of growing veggies and herbs, complete with detailed instructions, seeds, and even shipping you the perfect soil and gorgeous containers for holding it all. $32 for herbs; $58 for lettuce. Gardenuity Gardenuity.com The smell of Zen This elegant ultrasonic aromatherapy diffuser can be timed or run continuously to bring relaxation into any room. Best of all, it’s virtually silent to highlight the ambiance and available in either a wood finish or modern rubberized black. $50. Nailicious 3513 Oak Lawn Ave 214-643-6645 A succulent bowl… like, seriously You know, wines taste better in the right goblet and sauces taste better on the proper pastas. So it is with plants. Put them in the right container, and you enhance their usefulness. This low bronze pottery from Cebolla is the perfect easy-care container for a variety of succulent plants, helping them last longer and look great in your home. $95. Cebolla Fine Flowers 4415 Lovers Lane 214-369-7673 CebollaFineFlowers.com Desktop beauty Big purchases for gifts, especially in home decor, are the scariest — who wants to spend a lot of money on something that might not be warmly received? Or cart around something big that might not fit? Which is why we love so many of the tchotchkes at Erdos+Ko. From mini-busts of whimsical animals for 10 bucks to an eye-catching curio box emblazoned with computer keyboards ($110), you can find a trove of quirky, impossible-not-to-love decor to fit anyone on your list. Erdos+Ko inside Dallas Market Center 2050 N. Stemmons Freeway We inform, you decide The whole purpose of a gift guide is to give readers ideas and suggestions for unique things to get for the friends in your life deserving of a thank-you. But sometimes it seems that nothing feels right. And that’s when we pull out the secret weapon: We liked the ibex statuette at Lula B’s, but the genius of a consignment/antiques/collectibles store is the wealth of one-of-a-kind items that speak directly to you. Lula B’s 1010 Riverfront Road 214-749-1929 1982 Fort Worth Ave. 212-824-2185 LulaBsDallas.com Like luna moths to a flame What’s the best gift: Something practical or something useful? Why not both? Consider sprucing up any kitchen with this hand-painted earthenware utensil jar decorated with a luna moth by artist/designer Laura Zindell. Hand-finished gifts are always the best. The Gallery at North Haven Gardens 7700 Northaven Road NHG.com Art of glass We all know someone who loves beautiful things but can have picky tastes, so a piece of art glass is the perfect way to provide them with something they want to keep on display but which can go with virtually any décor, whether an abstract knot sculpture or a useful bowl for showing off on their holiday table. Available in an array of sizes, shapes and colors. $125-up. Dallas Glass Art/Carlyn Ray Designs 1820 Irving Blvd. 214-741-1442 DallasGlassArt.com Bowl them over with this sweet item Imagine a raindrop caught in mid-splash, captured forever in a work of art. That’s the amazing design of this aluminum bowl, available at Dulce. Packed with a sense of energy and movement, this 12-inch bowl is just one of the many gift ideas you’ll find at Dulce for the discriminating collector. $75. Dulce Interior Consignment Showplace 2914 Oak Lawn Ave 214-219-5656 MyDulce.com Something memorable It’s said elephants have a long memory, so give something memorably illuminating: This ornate cast brass elephant torchere with a bronze finish. The penshell finish on the shade adds a touch of glamor. $1,225. J. Douglas Furniture & Interior Design 3301 Oak Lawn Ave. 214-522-8100 JDouglasDesign.com Winged victory Dallas is famous for its association with the flying horse Pegasus, and this stunning statue is evidence why. Handsomely wrought in brass upon a granite base, it’s powerful and evocative of strength as well as beauty. $2,000. NUVO 3311 Oak Lawn Ave. 214-522-6226 NuvoDallas.com Food and Spirits Go dark There is chocolate … and then there is cacao. The source of chocolate is an earthy, rich bean that is bitter and sensual — what true lovers most appreciate. Dagoba Chocolates go heavy on the cacao (as high as 84 percent!) with organic ingredients and flavor pairings like ginger lime and picante. And Dagoba has a mission, too: It’s produced by the One for All Cacao Project aimed at empowering women. Available exclusively at Target stores. Bottle service The holiday season means lots of parties, and parties mean hostess gifts. It’s a courtesy that if you bring a bottle of wine, that it be opened while you’re there, so why not buy something you enjoy? We have suggestions, depending on your budget. A bottle of Barefoot bubbly is an excellent festive way to tickle your palate without spending a bundle; the pink moscato is especially fun and floral (about $8). For red wine connoisseurs, try an Argentinian malbec from the acclaimed Mendoza region. Trivento Winery produces a succulent signature Amado Sur that’s a delicious bargain (about $15). And Chile boasts its own high-end wines, from Concho y Toro’s rich and toasty reds (under $20) to the magnificent 2014 vintage Don Melchor cabernet sauvignon (around $120). Available at wine retailers Santa has a sweet tooth Brighten up someone’s stocking this year with jolly old elf … pants. The sweet little gift bag from North Texas-based Yelibelly is stuffed with your favorite treats: Three chocolate-covered Oreos, two dipped pretzel rods and a gourmet three-ring pretzel. $12. Yelibelly Chocolates 817-789-5563 Yelibelly.com   Colluding with Russia never tasted so good Vektor is a newcomer to the Dallas market, but with its stunning bottle, you will instantly recognize it on a top shelf. The seven-times-distilled premium Russian vodka, created from an ancient recipe based on winter wheat, is a luxurious addition to any bar and mixes brightly into cocktails from Bloody Marys to cosmos, though of course considering its roots, we enjoy it in a White Russian. Nostrovia! $24.99 Available at Sigel’s Beverage Depot and Lakewood Medallion Hostess Gifts Now yer cookin’! With the renaissance in home cooking services and healthy eating, it’s important to have the tools necessary to make the foods you should eat. So we were happy to discover this rice cooker from Zojirushi. Not your mother’s rice cooker, this compact and countertop-stylish machine includes settings for sushi rice, brown rice, protein-rich quinoa, even steel-cut oats so that you can get perfectly-prepared grains with minimal hassle. As someone who has scorched more than one pot from inattention, it’s not only useful but a money saver. $149. Available at Amazon.com and other retailers GurglePot Add a touch of whimsy to the table with a GurglePot TM. Designed with simple grace and crafted of durable stoneware, this pitcher produces a delightful “gurgle” as is serves your favorite summer beverage. Pour, listen, enjoy. Available in 22 different colors. $42.00 Perfectly versatile for fresh cut flowers.  Available at DLM Supply Co. 837 West Davis St. Dallas, TX 75208 dlmsupplyco.com   The post Holiday Gift Guide 2017 appeared first on Dallas Voice.

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  • TDOR Statistics: The death toll continues to riseTDOR Statistics: The death toll continues to rise

    Dandara dos Santos Tammye Nash | Managing Editor nash@dallasvoice.com At least 25 transgender people — mostly transgender women of color — have been killed in the United States so far in 2017. And that number — up from an estimated 23 in 2016, and 21 in 2015, with each consecutive year setting a disturbing new record — is widely agreed to be lower than the actual number of transgender people because trans murder victims are often misgendered, either by law enforcement investigating their deaths or by family members who were unable to accept the truth of the victim’s gender identity. According to the Remembering Our Dead project, online at TDOR.info, there have been more than 300 transgender people murdered around the world since the 2016 Transgender Day of Remembrance last November. That number does not include at least two transgender men killed by police in the U.S. this year and at least one transgender woman known to have been killed in this country. It does include two individuals who identified as gay men but were presenting as feminine when they were killed: Imer Alvarado, shot to death in May in Fresno, and Anthony “Bubbles” Torres, shot to death Sept. 9 in San Francisco. It also includes India Monroe, also known as India Thedarkvixen, who was shot to death Dec. 21 in Newport News, Va., after TDOR in 2016. In terms of the number of known murders over the last year listed by Remembering Our Dead, the U.S. with 24 had the third-highest total behind Brazil with 151 and Mexico with 47. India Monroe According to statistics released Monday, Nov. 15, by the FBI, of the 6,121 hate crimes reported to the bureau last year, .5 percent were bias crimes based on gender identity. Since, according to a report released in 2011 by the Williams Institute, only .3 percent of the U.S. population identify as transgender, that is a significantly disproportionate number of hate crime victims targeted because of their gender identity. According to a recent article by Maggie Astor for the New York Times, the National Center for Health Statistics puts the annual murder rate for Americans ages 15 to 34 at about 1 in 12,000, while an investigation by the news organization Mic indicates that for black transgender women in the same age group, the rate is 1 in 2,600. According to the FBI’s report, there were 130 charges in 124 hate crime incidents based on gender identity in 2016, committed against 131 victims by 165 offenders. Of the victims, 111 were targeted in 105 anti-transgender crimes and 20 non-gender-conforming victims were targeted in 19 incidents. In many instances, the murders of transgender people are marked by “over kill” — in other words, these attacks are often carried out with extreme violence and brutality, far beyond force necessary to kill. Transgender murder victims are often tortured in some manner before they are killed. If they are shot, they are shot many times; same goes for those who are stabbed. Their attackers often do things that are intended to erase a transgender victim’s identity, such as shooting or cutting their face or mutilating their genitalia. After the victim has died, the violence and mutilation continue. Bodies are burned, beaten beyond recognition, dismembered. For example, last February in Fortaleza, Brazil, Dandara dos Santos, 42, was beaten and then stoned to death by a mob, in a crime that gained international attention after a video of dos Santos being beaten and tortured in the street by a group of men went viral. Dos Santos was beaten, tortured, shot and then bashed in the head with a large stone. The video shows the woman sitting on the ground, covered in dust and blood, as she is kicked in the face, beaten with a plank of wood and forced into a wheelbarrow. Authorities say that she was then taken to a nearby street where she was shot twice in the face and then bludgeoned with the large rock. Her death was not shown in the video. By March, police had arrested three teenagers and two other men in connection with her death but said they were still looking for others who were involved. That same month, an unidentified trans person in Recife, Brazil, was drowned after having their legs tied down, and about a month later, an unidentified trans person in Cachoeirinha, Brazil, was burned alive. Cases from Mexico show how trans victims continue to be defiled after they are dead. Last January Anahí Tapia Llamas was shot to death in Guadalajara and her body thrown into the street. In March, a trans woman named Paola was beaten to death in Tamaulipas and her body, too, was then thrown into the street. The post TDOR Statistics: The death toll continues to rise appeared first on Dallas Voice.

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  • You can’t stop the beatYou can’t stop the beat

    Beatboxing and acapella vocalists sound pitch perfect in the unique concert ‘Gobsmacked!’ LENOX MAGEE |  Contributing Writer Lenox.magee@gmail.com What do you get when you combine a reigning world champion beatboxer and an international cast of six world-class vocalists? Well, you get Gobsmacked! By definition, the British term “gobsmacked” means “utterly astonished; astounded… so surprised you cannot speak.” The amazing a capella and beatbox show lives up to that description. Having enjoyed successful runs in London, Hong Kong and Edinburgh, Gobsmacked! is enjoying its first U.S. tour of 120 performances, including the show in Dallas, courtesy of the AT&T Performing Arts Center. The musical version of the Magnificent Seven features world-champion beatboxer Ball-Zee and an international cast, who will perform all forms of a cappella, from street corner harmonies to cutting edge multi-track live looping. They will perform both classic and contemporary songs including arrangements of tracks by The Killers, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Queen, James Brown, Adele and more. The big draw will be Ball-Zee, known for his musical style and creative sound effects, including all kinds of drum beats, cymbals, scratches, zippers, claps and what sounds like chirping. But that almost didn’t happen. The three-time winner of the U.K. Beatbox Championship and current world titleholder, Ball-Zee — born Patrick Hurst — almost followed a much different path. “When I [was growing up] I wanted to be a chef,” he says. “But 14 years ago my older brother came home and played a CD for me: It was a beatboxer by the name of Killa Kela. He was one of the best in the world. That was the first time I heard someone do this thing called beatboxing. It blew my mind. Before that, I never heard of beatboxing, and I didn’t know what it was. I was just making silly noises trying to make drum sounds.”  Having an affection for music was one thing, but having the aptitude was another. It didn’t take long for Ball-Zee to realize he had a natural skill for beatboxing and know it is what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. He agreed to join Gobsmacked! because he wanted to really push what he could do with beatboxing, combining that with a cappella to create something new.   “If it had been just me sitting there and doing vocal percussion, which lots of beatboxers do in a cappella groups, I don’t think I would have taken the job,” he says. “But they’re challenging me.” It’s fair to say that Gobsmacked! can credit most of its success to groups such as North Texas-bred Pentatonix, the TV series Glee and continuing the mainstream a capella movement created by the film Pitch Perfect and its sequels (the third arrives next month). This all-singing theatrical experience is set to do for a cappella what The Three Tenors did for opera. Joining Ball-Zee in Gobsmacked! are Marcus Collins, the 2011 runner up in the U.K. version of The X-Factor; acclaimed Norwegian singer and pianist Monika Sik-Holm; British stage actress Emilie Louise Israel; West End actor Nick Hayes, and Joanne Evans and Ed Scott who have performed with Gobsmacked! since its inception. (After the appearance here, the show heads for the Kennedy Center in Washington and many other stops into 2018.) Only see this hour-and-a-half show if you’re willing to have some fun, witness a high-energy spectacular with not a single musical instrument to be seen other than the human voice and be ready to dance or, in the words of Ball-Zee, “come see Gobsmacked!, you will leave being Gobsmacked! We touch on songs from every era… so, there’s literally songs from every decade. It’s a fun show. We move around a lot on stage, and it’s hard work, but we absolutely love doing it. We do a mash up at the end that includes 50 songs in five minutes. You’ll enjoy crazy, new school of acapella style/beatboxing and singing.”                                                           The post You can’t stop the beat appeared first on Dallas Voice.

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  • Finding familyFinding family

    For those who are far from family — geographically or emotionally — holidays can be hard. Here are ways — and an event to make it easier DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com Holidays can be stressful for LGBT people whose families may not be completely accepting. “A lot of people don’t have any place to go,” said Melissa Grove, executive director of Legacy Counseling Center. Some people would spend the day with friends, but those friends are off with family. One option for people with no plans for the holiday is to spend the afternoon at the Round-Up Saloon, 3912 Cedar Springs Road, which is hosting its sixth annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner from 2-6 p.m. Frank Martinez puts together an army of volunteers to do everything from cook to clean up as well as entertain. Candy Marcum, a therapist specializing in marriage and family issues in the LGBT community, said she loves the event at the Round-Up, saying that the community offered support is a beautiful thing. “I think any holiday is a two-edged sword,” said Marcum, noting that people automatically think of family during the holidays. “But your family might not be where you are, emotionally or geographically,” she noted. Since Thanksgiving and Christmas are just weeks apart, some people plan to visit family for just one or the other. “But you still want to celebrate the other,” Marcum said. She said it’s important to plan something for the holidays — some people go to the movies on Thanksgiving, going from one screening to another, spending the day catching up on films they’ve been too busy to see. Or maybe, she suggested, you could spend the day bingeing on Netflix. Just make a plan, any plan. “Another issue is feeling lonely on the holidays,” she said. “And a person can feel lonely in a crowd.” Marcum said there are lots of reasons for that — having recently lost a loved one, a break-up, family rejection. Those feelings get magnified during a holiday. Marcum advises to be kind to yourself and remember, the holiday only lasts 24 hours. Grove said a number of her clients, especially those in the Master Leasing housing program, take advantage of the Round-Up’s Thanksgiving dinner. She called the dinner powerful. “A lot of our clients haven’t had a place to go for years,” she said. Many in that program are coming out of a homeless situation. She said the group provides more than a meal. The event gives them a reason to dress up and socialize. “Holidays shine a spotlight on a level of isolation,” she said. “A lot of people don’t live near families and have no opportunity for fellowship.” Some have friends who will be going to their families and just have no one around to share the holiday with. “There are lots of reasons people go,” she said. For people planning to go to this or another community dinner, the events give them something important to put on their calendar. Grove said the Round-Up does lots of giving during the year, but this is one of her favorite events at the bar. Her final advice for anyone feeling lonely at Thanksgiving, who doesn’t think they would enjoy attending a dinner where they won’t know anyone, is to volunteer to help serve the dinner. Marcum’s advice for the holidays is “take care of yourself emotionally. Know it’s only stressful for 24 hours.” Grove said, “We’re incredibly blessed by the people pulling together this event. I’m always stunned by how much the LGBT community comes together and never stops giving.” As for Martinez, he’s short a few volunteers and could use some donations, but he’s not worried. After preparing a meal for 400 people five times already, this year’s feast should be no problem at all. “We’ve got it down to a science,” Martinez said. What inspired the dinner, Martinez said, was when he and Butch Compton realized Resource Center’s food program was closed on Thanksgiving Day. But, he stressed, this meal isn’t just for Resource Center’s or Legacy’s clients. It’s called a community dinner, and that’s just what it is, he said. Martinez also pointed out that it’s not a Round-Up event; that’s just the venue. Volunteers and donors come from the Caven bars, Alexandre’s, Woody’s, Cedar Springs Tap House and others. What he hears most from people who attend is, “I’m not welcome in my house,” or “I don’t feel welcome.” But after so many years of producing the community Thanksgiving, Martinez said he just expects friends to come together because this event is fun. At 3 p.m., the entertainment begins. Martinez said to expect performers from the local theater community. He called it, “local, live and a wide variety.” And what happens when you’re cooking for 400 and only 350 show up? Anything left over goes to Soup Mobile or one of the local shelters that make meals to distribute to the homeless. Community Thanksgiving Dinner from 2-6 p.m. on Nov. 23 at the Round-Up Saloon, 3912 Cedar Springs Road. Entertainment begins at 3 p.m. Contact Frank Martinez at fmartinez62672@gmail.com to donate or volunteer. Volunteer meeting at 10 a.m. on Nov. 18 at the Round-Up Saloon. The post Finding family appeared first on Dallas Voice.

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  • QUEER CLIPS: ‘Three Billboards,’ ‘Wonder’QUEER CLIPS: ‘Three Billboards,’ ‘Wonder’

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Martin McDonagh’s artistic output amounts to eight produced plays (most written in a year-long frenzy of creativity more than 20 years ago), two feature films and one short (which won him an Oscar). Yet with that slender resume he has become a genre in himself. It’s not just that McDonagh has finely honed the concept of the dark comedy, it’s that the comedy is both riotous and inappropriate; the darkness pitch-black and morally ambiguous. Often he sets his works in Ireland, where abiding weirdness is not only commonplace but noticeable for its absence; he has a touch of the blarney, and his tall tales are both shockingly outrageous but oddly believable. He refocuses his sights toward the American Midwest with this, his third feature, and this time the trigger of the plot isn’t his characters’ peculiar preoccupations with pets (a shi tzu in Seven Psychopaths; a cat in The Lieutenant of Inishmore) or even a phantom limb (A Behanding in Spokane), but more human: a teenaged girl, brutally, horrifically raped and murdered several months before the story begins. The girl’s mother, Mildred (Frances McDormand, coasting toward another Oscar nomination) has become displeased with how the local police chief (Woody Harrelson) has stalled the investigation, and rents three billboards all but accusing him of misfeasance. This provocative act galvanizes the community, who support the chief, rumored to be dying of cancer. Deputy Dixon (Sam Rockwell) takes especially offense and exacts his own form of revenge and disobedience, but Mildred is unswayed in her fierceness. It would be nice to say that Three Billboards resolves itself when the corrupt chief is ousted or the deputy is revealed to be the real killer, but neither of those things are true. In fact, nothing goes according to plan, even the plan you might have in your head when the action starts. Mildred’s maternal passion is understandable, but in her steadfastness she can’t see her own errors, her own lack of empathy; the chief turns out to be a conscientious good guy trapped by circumstances; and so on. Nothing is as two-dimensional as a billboard, especially in McDonagh’s universe. The reason the film works so well is not that it tells a mystery you can’t wait to uncover, but because it is fueled by detailed character work and unexpected choices. Midway in, Harrelson delivers a narration as perfectly modulated and emotionally destroying as anything he’s ever done; Rockwell, who devolves quickly into a shtick of arrogantly weaselly assholes eventually uncovers the humanity in his character and reminds us why we first started watching him in the first place. Indeed, everyone in the cast, from Peter Dinklage to Lucas Hedges to John Hawkes, hits their marks. But can you imagine any actress but McDormand having the cool-eyed ballsiness to grimace and smirk and swallow her feelings with more controlled rage? She’s a marvel in the right role, a character actress who falls into leading roles when the time is right and transforms our perceptions. Three Billboards is dire, but alternatively hilarious and astonishing, though never unhopeful. In other words, it’s what I love about the McDonagh genre. Wonder. Sneak a peek at the trailer of Wonder, or read a synopsis, and you’ll know what you’re gonna get… and you’ll get exactly that: Ten-year-old Auggie (Jacob Tremblay of Room) was born with a cranial deformity that makes him look freakish. Until now, his loving parents (Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson) and his sister Via (Izobela Vidovic) have supported and tended his needs, but it’s time for him to enter school and learn to adjust to the larger world… which, of course, includes bullies. Say it with me: Heart. Warming. Treacle. Well, kinda, but excellently so. Director/co-writer Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) knows something about extracting beautiful moments from admittedly manipulative fodder by not overplaying, but letting the humanity and complexity of a situation play out. He does it by not so much tugging at your heartstrings as plucking them lightly. Tremblay is a talented young performer who conveys a lot under tons of makeup, and Noah Jupe, who held his own with Matt Damon and Julianne Moore in the underappreciated Suburbicon, establishes himself as a sensitive actor as well playing Auggie’s one ally at school. The film doesn’t break new ground, perhaps, but it does give you someone to root for. And it’s just nice seeing Owen Wilson in a movie about someone with an asymmetric face and it’s not about him.        — Arnold Wayne Jones The post QUEER CLIPS: ‘Three Billboards,’ ‘Wonder’ appeared first on Dallas Voice.

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  • Why Roy Moore’s election is an LGBT issueWhy Roy Moore’s election is an LGBT issue

    DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com The potential election of Roy Moore to a U.S. Senate seat from Alabama is, among other things, a serious issue for the LGBT community. Few — if any — members of the U.S. Senate are as virulently anti-LGBT as Moore. Moore’s election is also an issue for women. He stands accused of molestation and sexual assault by five women who say that when they were teens and he was in his 30s, Moore pursued them and engaged or tied to engage them in sexual activity. One of the accusers said Moore “dated” her when she was 14 and that they had a sexual encounter. A mall in his hometown of Gadsden, Ala., banned him from the shopping center because of reports he harassed teenage girls. Moore has the distinction of being removed from the same office — chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court — twice. That’s a record. The first time, he was elected by the people of Alabama in 2001 and removed by the Alabama Court of the Judiciary in 2003 for refusing to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments he commissioned for the Alabama Judicial Building, even after a federal court ordered him to remove it. The second time, the people re-elected him to the same seat in 2013, and the same court suspended him in 2016 when he directed the state’s probate judges to ignore the U.S. Supreme Court’s Obergefell marriage equality ruling. After he was found guilty and suspended for the remainder of his term, Moore resigned. A number of evangelical ministers have come to Moore’s defense in the wake of allegations of his inappropriate sexual behavior with teen girls. To the astonishment of many Christians, these ministers have compared Moore and his assault of a 14-year-old to the relationship between Mary and Joseph in the New Testament. “That’s an affront to us,” said Cathedral of Hope Senior Pastor the Rev. Neil Cazares-Thomas. “Using the justification of God precludes logic.” Cazares-Thomas suggested that such justifications mean, to evangelicals, that Moore is somehow holy or ordained, that he has God-given approval, in the same way they claim God gave Trump approval to nuke North Korea. He questioned whether these ministers believe that by making excuses for Moore they have absolved him of being accountable. Cazares-Thomas debunked the “same as Joseph and Mary” claim by noting that Joseph and Mary were married. In fact, in biblical times, that’s how marriage happened. With Moore, he said, “What we’re talking about is molestation.” So, he continued, doesn’t that mean that if what Moore did was comparable to Joseph and Mary, he’s now married to the women he molested? Cazares-Thomas called on people of faith not to allow such behavior to be equated with the values of Jesus and to make a difficult and moral choice. “This is not fake news,” he declared. “Five women have come forward. It’s not acceptable to deny it.” Alex Smith, the executive director of Equality Alabama, was guardedly optimistic about the outcome of that senate race following the allegations against Moore. While Equality Alabama doesn’t endorse candidates, he said, it has been sending volunteers to help with the campaign of Democratic candidate Doug Jones. Smith said he’s also been hearing people from local Republican organizations talking about why they’re voting for Jones. “As more stories of sexual assault come out, the mood feels like it’s shifting,” Smith said. If Moore is elected, Smith warned, it would send a message that the safety of the LGBT community isn’t important. Few in the state would be voting for Moore who didn’t know his history of removal from office twice. Smith said the two sides simply see very different versions of those events. On the left, people understand Moore didn’t respect the U.S. Constitution. But, “On the right, they’ll say a godless government has removed a righteous person from office,” Smith said. Earlier this week, Moore’s wife, Kayla, posted a letter on Facebook supporting her husband that was signed by 50 pastors. But, Smith said, the letter was written and signed before the Republican primary. To defend her husband against the charges of abuse of minors, Kayla Moore removed the first three paragraphs to cover her deceit and included the signatures. Several of the pastors have already demanded their names be removed. Smith said polling this week — even from conservative organizations — shows Jones two points ahead, which is within the margin of error. He expects a tight race. So what happens if Moore wins? One option is for the Senate to refuse to seat Moore under Article I, Section 5 of the U.S. Constitution, which has rarely been used. After the Civil War through 1900, the House of Representatives refused to seat more than 30 southern Democrats. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, several representatives from Utah were refused their seats because they were polygamists or were alleged to have sworn an oath against the U.S. government. The Senate invoked that section of the Constitution most recently in 2009 after the election of Barack Obama, when Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was accused of selling Obama’s vacated seat. Roland Burris, who had been appointed, appeared at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 5, but was refused entry to the Senate chamber. On Jan. 12, the Illinois Secretary of State provided Burris with a copy of his certification with the state seal after an Illinois Supreme Court ruling in his favor. Burris was sworn in on Jan. 15. But if the Senate refuses to seat Moore, another special election would be called and Smith said nothing could stop Moore from running again. Smith said some local pundits have suggested people will vote for Moore knowing he won’t be seated to force a new election rather than vote for a Democrat. But, he said, nothing would stop Moore from running again when he could win again. That means the state would be without full representation for more than a year. Smith said he didn’t think that was really anyone’s strategy. Jones, the Democrat running against Moore in the Dec. 12 special election, hasn’t tried to hide his liberal views and pretend to be a “moderate.” He’s pro-Planned Parenthood, pro-choice, pro-healthcare and wrote on his website, “I want to be perfectly clear: I believe in science.” He became an assistant U.S. attorney based in Birmingham in 1980 and was appointed the U.S. attorney for the Northern District in 1997. His most prominent case was the prosecution of three Klan members for the bombing of a black Baptist Church. Four young girls were killed and three of the four murderers had escaped trial for 35 years. Alabama hasn’t elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate since 1992. The post Why Roy Moore’s election is an LGBT issue appeared first on Dallas Voice.

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  • Study shows more flights land in – rather than flying over – TexasStudy shows more flights land in – rather than flying over – Texas

    It's not a bird, it's a plane, and it's likely landing at the nearest Texas airport, a study found. Texas ranks as the 43rd most flown-over state, according to a report by ChampionTraveler that determined the ratio of flyover flights to destination flights over the past 12 months. That means more flights are stopping within the state's borders than just passing over. The study examined 5.6 million domestic flights over the U.S. and determined that 565,292 flights landed within the Lone Star state…

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  • The Gay Agenda • 11-17-17The Gay Agenda • 11-17-17

    Have an event coming up? Email your information to Managing Editor Tammye Nash at nash@dallasvoice.com or Senior Staff Writer David Taffet at taffet@dallasvoice.com by Wednesday at 5 p.m. for that week’s issue. • Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM. This week’s guest is Dallas Stonewall Democrats President Lee Daugherty; United Black Ellument hosts discussion on HIV/AIDS in the black community (UBE Connected) at 7 p.m. every fourth Tuesday of the month at 3116 Commerce St., Suite C; Core Group Meeting every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.; Fuse game night every Monday evening except the last of the month at 8 p.m. at the Fuse space in the Treymore Building, 4038 Lemmon Ave, Suite 101; FuseConnect every Wednesday from 7 p.m. For more information call or e-mail Jalenzski at 214-760-9718 ext. 3 or Jalenzski@myresourcecenter.org. LGBT square dancing group Pegasus Squares meets every Sunday from 2:30–4:30 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 4105 Junius St. For more info, email pegasussquares@gmail.com; Dallas Frontrunners meet for a walk or run on the Katy Trail at Oak Lawn Park, Turtle Creek and Hall Street, every Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. and every Saturday at 9 a.m.; Leadership Lambda Toastmasters practices and develops speaking and leadership skills from 6:30–8 p.m. on Tuesdays at First Unitarian Church, third floor of the Hallman Building, 4012 St. Andrews; Gray Pride support group from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. followed by mixer every Monday at Resource Center, 5750 Cedar Springs Road; Lambda AA meets at 7 a.m., noon, 6 p.m. 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. and has a men’s meeting at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and meets at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sunday at 1575 W. Mockingbird Lane #625. Call 214-267-0222 for details; DVtv in Spayse, news and entertainment discussion live streaming every Friday, 4–5 p.m., on the Spayse Station YouTube channel. NOVEMBER • Nov. 17: Spin|Fall Edition Purple Foundation presents Spin|Fall Edition, 9 p.m.-4 a.m., at S4, 3911 Cedar Springs Road. Features DJ Cindel from Chicago and DJ Philip Webb from Dallas. Proceeds benefit local HIV organizations. Discounted express tickets available online at PurpleFoundation.org. • Nov. 18: Score| 4rd Quarter Purple Foundation presents Score|4rd Quarter, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. at Dallas Eagle, 5740 Maple Ave., featuring DJ J Warren from Boston. Admission is $5 and proceeds benefit local HIV organizations. Visit PurpleFoundation.org for information. • Nov. 18: Ugly Sweater Gaybingo Monthly fundraiser for Resource Center takes place from 6-9 p.m. at the Rose Room at S4, 3911 Cedar Springs Road. 214-540-4458. MyResourceCenter.org/gaybingo. • Nov. 18: Ready! Set! Home! Drop off new or gently used household items, accessories and furniture to supply 24 new apartments Legacy will provide to homeless persons living with HIV from noon-1:30 p.m. at Legacy Counseling Center, 4054 McKinney Ave. • Nov. 19: Bark+Build Doghouse Design/Auction The third annual Bark+Build Doghouse Design Competition and auction takes place from 6-8:30 p.m. at NorthPark Mall, 8687 N. Central Expressway, as part of the SPCA of Texas’ Home for the Holidays Housewarming Party. Proceeds benefit SPCA of Texas. For information email jscoggins@spca.org. • Nov. 20: Transgender Day of Remembrance Dallas commemoration from 7-9 p.m. at the Interfaith Peace Chapel at Cathedral of Hope, 5910 Cedar Springs Road. • Nov. 20: Transgender Day of Remembrance Denton commemoration at 7 p.m. at Denton County Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory St., Denton. • Nov. 23 Oak Lawn Neighborhood Thanksgiving Round-Up Saloon and Dance Hall hosts the Oak Lawn Neighborhood Thanksgiving, with complimentary food service from 2-6 p.m., at the club, 3912 Cedar Springs Road. • Nov. 29: Red Ribbon Resource Center commemorates World AIDS Day with a cocktail-and-hors d’oeuvres reception benefitting the center’s programs, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Le Meridien Hotel, The Stoneleigh, 2927 Maple Ave. Tickets are $50 and include bites and desserts, cocktails and an auction. For tickets and information call 866-657-2437. • Nov. 30: World AIDS Day 2017 This year’s World AIDS Day event presented by C.U.R.E. is “Because I Knew You.” The Open Heart Award presented to Dallas Voice. A reception featuring AIDS Quilt panels begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the program at 7 p.m. At the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, 2943 SMU Blvd. DECEMBER • Dec. 1: Federal Club holiday party • Dec. 1: World AIDS Day • Dec. 1: Hands Across The Globe Impulse Group Dallas presents a World AIDS Day 2017 event from 7-9 p.m. at Out of the Closet, 3920 Cedar Springs Road. dallaswad2017.eventbrite.com • Dec. 1: AP Community Center grand opening Abounding Prosperity and H.O.P.E. Health Center grand opening from 7-10 p.m. at 1705 MLK Jr. Blvd. RSVP. 214-421-4800. AboundingProsperity.org. • Dec. 1: An Intimate Evening With Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen Deep talk and shallow tales as the longtime friends interview each other and take questions from the audience. 8 p.m. at The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory, 300 Las Colinas Blvd W., Irving. Ticketmaster.com. • Dec. 1: World AIDS Day commemoration and marchThe Dallas Council on Alcohol and Drugs will have tables at Alexandre’s, the Round-Up Saloon, Cedar Springs Tap House and JR.’s from 5-8 p.m. and march from Alexandre’s to the Legacy of Love Monument at 8 p.m. to mark World AIDS Day. • Dec. 2: The Women’s Chorus of Dallas TWCD performs with Metropolitan Winds at 7:30 p.m. at City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St. TWCD.org. • Dec. 3: Jingle Bell Rock Miss Gay Texas State Pageant System presents “Jingle Bell Rock,” a show featuring Miss Gay Texas State Mayra D’Lorenzo Lauren, Miss Gay Texas State at Large Contessa Piranha and more, and benefitting The Texas Red Ribbon Wish Network and the Greg Dollgener Memorial AIDS Fund, with food from 4-5 p.m., and show at 5 p.m., at Sue Ellen’s, 3014 Throckmorton St. …………………….. DJ Cindel from Chicago is the special guest DJ spinning tunes at the Purple Foundation’s Spin|Fall Edition party tonight (Friday, Nov. 17) at S4. See listings for details. The post The Gay Agenda • 11-17-17 appeared first on Dallas Voice.

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  • Robert Earl Keen’s all new, expanded “REK’s Fam-O-lee Back to the Country Jamboree!”Robert Earl Keen’s all new, expanded “REK’s Fam-O-lee Back to the Country Jamboree!”

    A magical performance is coming to Dallas this holiday season in the form of Robert Earl Keen’s all new, expanded “REK’s Fam-O-lee Back to the Country Jamboree!” Often referred to as the Jimmy Buffet of Christmas,Robert Earl Keen channels his inner Chevy Chase while bringing Christmas Vacationtolife thisholidayseason inhis own interpretation. You’ll find yourself laughing for the entire 4 minutes he sings his dysfunctional, soon to be re released single,“Merry Christmas FromThe Family.” In Keen’s hilarious rendition of a familyholidaygathering he sings about burned out Christmas lights, his sister’s new boyfriend, brother Ken and all his wives along with many more of his so-called relatives that you may even recognize in your own family. Keen is giving fans a chancetojoin in on theanticslive at the House of Blues on December 29 and he’s bringing along the Texas fiddle music of The Quebe Sisters,which is sure to make for a memorable family outing. The “Fam-O-Lee Back to the Country Jamboree”brings visions ofsugarplums, elves and maybe acowor two while families bond with those closesttothem at what issuretobecomea favorite, non-stop laughing, holiday tradition!

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  • UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs Tybura PreviewUFC Fight Night: Werdum vs Tybura Preview

    By Kyler Kuehler UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Tybura will air on November 18, 2017, in Sydney, Australia. #2 FABRICIO “VAI CAVALO” WRERDUM  (21-7-1) vs #8 MARCIN “TYBUR” TYBURA (16-2-0) This is a five-round main event in the heavyweight division. Werdum brings boxing, kickboxing and jiu-jitsu giving him deadly knockout power with little grappling. Tybura […] The post UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs Tybura Preview appeared first on Blitz Weekly.

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  • Blitz Babe CarmenBlitz Babe Carmen

    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 Carmen appeared first on Blitz Weekly.

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  • It'll Be OK If The Cowboys Lose The Season's Biggest Game On SundayIt'll Be OK If The Cowboys Lose The Season's Biggest Game On Sunday

    There's no denying that Sunday night's tilt between the Cowboys and Eagles is a big one. The Eagles are 8-1, but untested, with their best win coming over the Panthers on Oct. 12. Beating the Cowboys in front of what's sure to be huge national TV audience in prime time...

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  • Merit Pay System Is Helping DISD Retain Its Best Teachers, With One ExceptionMerit Pay System Is Helping DISD Retain Its Best Teachers, With One Exception

    Here’s a decent little window on the wars within our sprawling urban school district right now. The big news is stunning. The small news is infuriating. A couple of weeks ago Dallas school district executives gave the board of trustees a full hard-numbers briefing on outcomes from the district’s 3-year-old...

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  • Dallas exonerees want Idris Elba, Billy Bob Thornton and Snoop Dogg for CBS show based on their livesDallas exonerees want Idris Elba, Billy Bob Thornton and Snoop Dogg for CBS show based on their lives

    Picture Idris Elba, Billy Bob Thornton and Snoop Dogg as wrongly convicted men returning to the free world after decades behind bars for crimes they didn't commit. That's what actual Dallas exonerees Christopher Scott, Steven Phillips and Johnnie Lindsey are imagining now that CBS is developing a television show based on their lives.

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  • Dallas police supervisor under investigation foraDallas police supervisor under investigation fora

    Dallas police have launched an internal affairs investigation into a high ranking officer. Internal Affairs Division wants to know if a major used confidential information to help some officers score higher.

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  • Mother of child found dead accused of leaving her home aloneMother of child found dead accused of leaving her home alone

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  • Mother of Dead Richardson Toddler Arrested for Child EndangermentMother of Dead Richardson Toddler Arrested for Child Endangerment

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  • Dallas Holiday Parade Is Rescued, Christmas SavedDallas Holiday Parade Is Rescued, Christmas Saved

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  • The Last Great Salad Bar in DallasThe Last Great Salad Bar in Dallas

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  • Dallas Filmmakers Unearth Alien City in Forgotten WFAA FootageDallas Filmmakers Unearth Alien City in Forgotten WFAA Footage

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