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All Film Fests Are Canceled for the Year, but May We Offer Some Substitutions?

6 months ago by Liam Gaughan
The pandemic has affected almost all forms of business, but it's impact on the entertainment industry has been particularly swift. Throughout the world, productions have been shut down, with major studios like Disney, Netflix, Warner Bros, and Apple closing sets and sending crew members home. Many of the year’s most...

As Public Charge Rule Goes Into Effect, Disinformation and Fear Have Biggest Impact in Texas

8 months ago by Meredith Lawrence
The new federal public charge rule took effect temporarily this week, significantly expanding the number of factors immigration authorities weigh when considering green card applications. While the new regulations will absolutely affect Dallas area green card applicants, immigration advocates caution that the rule applies to a very small number of...

Silent No Longer: Trump’s Betrayal Stirs DFW’s Sizable Kurdish Community to Action

12 months ago by Lucas Manfield
In 1991, Saddam Hussein used tanks and helicopters to subdue rebelling Kurds in northern Iraq. Terrified that Hussein would again use chemical weapons, as he had in 1988, millions of the country’s persecuted Kurdish minority fled. Saman Gardy was one of them. He and his family were living in Erbil,...

Mayor and Cheap Housing Opponents Play Catholic Charities for Fool

4 years ago by Jim Schutze
Nothing could be more plain. The blame for the city’s dearth of low-income housing — expressed politically, in policy, in voting and in what people say on the record — lies squarely with City Hall. Every major action with bearing on this issue taken by the current mayor, the City...

We Went Inside Emmitt Smith's Celebrity Gala Just To Tell You About the Guest List

1 year ago by Elvis Anderson
With more variety than a United Nations Conference, the crowd at the 10th Annual Emmitt Smith Celebrity Gala was celebrity totality. There's Billy Dawson, a country singer from Nashville; “Kid” Reid of Kid ‘n Play hip-hop fame; an elite group of NFL Hall of Fame running backs: Curtis Martin, Eddie...

Texas Couple Sues Trump Administration, Catholic Bishops After Being Turned Down for Foster Parenting

3 years ago by Stephen Young
Two Fort Worth women are suing the federal government and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops after being denied the opportunity to serve as foster parents to an unaccompanied refugee child. Fatma Marouf and Bryn Esplin say that Catholic Charities Fort Worth, the only organization in Texas that partners with...

First Some Crow to Eat, Then We Dig Into the Good Stuff

2 years ago by Jim Schutze
Last week I got an important fact wrong in a story about a troubled apartment complex in far West Dallas. I said the agency responsible for enforcing basic standards there over a period of years was the Dallas Housing Authority. That was not true. In fact, an entity in Austin...

As Trump Ends Family Separation, Dallas County Still Prepared to Help

2 years ago by Stephen Young
President Donald Trump announced early Wednesday afternoon that he will end the policy of separating immigrant children from their families, initiated by the Department of Justice in April. An executive order, which the president said he would sign later in the day, will call for children and families detained trying...

Bad Girls Club Has Philanthropic Dancers, But Not Everyone Wants Their Money

2 years ago by Roderick Pullum
A group of burlesque performers have come together in the name of camaraderie and community service. Mary Lynn Mayhem founded Bad Girls Club DFW in 2017, and it officially launched in January. The members aim to use their positions within the burlesque community to pursue philanthropic endeavors. Mayhem’s idea to start...

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