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Coronavirus Pandemic Creates New Worries for North Texas Refugees

5 months ago by Tyler Hicks
Refugees in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and the organizations that work with them worry that the coronavirus pandemic and the economic turmoil it's causing will make life harder for an already-vulnerable group of people. “My parents’ work is no longer safe, and they don't have many hours to work,” says...
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Ahead of 2020 Election, ‘Pod Bless Texas’ Wants to Be Progressives’ Voice in the Wilderness

9 months ago by Stephen Young
“Pod Bless Texas,” like a lot of ideas, was born out of failure. It was election night 2018 and Kendall Scudder, fresh off a suicide mission against incumbent Texas Sen. Bob Hall, no longer had anything to run for. Lillian Salerno, Scudder's future co-host, had lost her own race a few...
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Dallas Voiceover Actor Gabe Kunda Wants to Inspire Other Children of Immigrants to Follow Their Dreams

1 year ago by Brittany Nunn
Like most '90s kids, Gabe Kunda watched too much TV growing up, but in his case it paid off. Kunda is a full-time voiceover actor, which is a gig he’s been obsessively pursuing since his sophomore year of high school. Now he’s working hard to inspire others to pursue their...
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10 Underappreciated Animals at the Dallas Zoo

1 year ago by Caroline Pritchard
Visitors have been flocking to the Dallas Zoo all summer to see Bahati, the lion cub who lent his image to the new Lion King. But on their tour of the so-called giants of the Savannah, many people overlook some of the zoo’s most interesting creatures. The Dallas Zoo’s most...
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Watch the Video of Dallas Zoo Gorilla Saambili’s First Birthday Party

1 year ago by Ana Astri-O'Reilly
Saambili, the first baby gorilla born at the Dallas Zoo in 20 years, turned one this past Tuesday. The staff presented her with a fruit-and-veggie cake with ice treats that spelled her name and age on a bed of kale. Saambili, who showed up to her party riding on her...
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The Fall of the Berlin Wall and Paul Van Dyk’s Bolt from East Germany

11 months ago by Elvis Anderson
Unless there’s a day off from work, most don’t give a damn about historical anniversaries. Nov. 9, 1989, saw the fall of the Berlin Wall. That date, exactly 30 years ago this month, spurred the reunification of East and West Germany and East and West Berlin. Born Matthias Paul, the...
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This Is What Happens When You Write About Louie Gohmert in 2019

12 months ago by Stephen Young
Over the last couple of weeks, a certain U.S. representative from East Texas has popped up a couple of times in your friendly neighborhood news vertical. It's been with good reason, too. He's stormed a secure facility at the U.S. Capitol, threatened civil war over the potential impeachment of President...
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Enjoy the Weekend, Because Next Week Is Going to Be an Especially Dumb One for Texas Politics

1 year ago by Stephen Young
If you're the type of person who doesn't have a taste for political sideshows, next week might be a good one to get out of Texas and head somewhere like Easter Island or anyplace, really that isn't going to have to deal with Michael Q. Sullivan, his recording and President...
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Texas Students Will Learn That the Civil War Was About Slavery. Sort of.

1 year ago by Silas Allen
Beginning this fall, Texas students will learn a fact that's as true today as it was in 1861: Texas and the 10 other states that made up the Confederacy seceded from the Union over the issue of slavery. New state social studies standards for fifth and seventh grades require students...
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If print is dead, it seems publisher Will Evans didn't get the message. In a little over a year, he's published seven books translated into English from other languages including French, Spanish and Russian. His commitments to both his translation company, Deep Vellum Publishing, and to the city of Dallas...

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