Nutrition for Those in Need

December 8, 2011 · Comments Off 

CitySquare’s year-long efforts have paid off as the city of Dallas accepts food stamps at the Dallas Farmers Market.

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Rocky’s Journey: A Rescue Tail

December 8, 2011 · Comments Off 

From rags to riches, literally. A story of an abandoned puppy, Rocky, rescued and adopted in North Texas. As more abandoned and abused animals are being found on the Dallas streets, adoption agencies are reaching out to potential pet owners for support. How can you help?

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Elderly Friendly Apartments in Jubilee Park Welcome First Round of Residents in the New Year

December 8, 2011 · Comments Off 

Since June 2011, construction has been underway to line Gurley Avenue with 12 elderly-friendly apartments, located across from the Walt-Humann-T. Boone Pickens Community Resource Center. Applications are now being accepted for a first round of potential residents to move in in January.

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Dallas Sports Superstition

December 8, 2011 · Comments Off 

Everyone learned from a young age that finding a penny with its heads up is good luck, and crossing your fingers when wishing for something will be the extra power that guarantees your wish will come true. But when it comes to sports, small tokens of good fortune like these seem to intensify in meaning, and superstitions become a little stranger and stronger.

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Community Gardens Grow in Dallas Neighborhoods

December 8, 2011 · Comments Off 

According to Gardeners In Community Development, there are more than 30 community gardens in Dallas. From Paul Quinn College’s student-operated garden in Oak Cliff, to a community garden run by refugees in East Dallas, these gardens provide food for healthy living to local communities.

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Dallas Police Department Mounted Unit: The Men in the Saddles

December 8, 2011 · Comments Off 

When little kids dream of what they will be when they grow up, police officer is often at the top of their lists. When a new Dallas police officer has to pick a division within the police department, many dream of joining the Dallas Police Department’s Mounted Unit.

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HIV/AIDS Rising Among Young Black Men

December 8, 2011 · Comments Off 

The Health Department reports an increase in the number of young people in Dallas contracting HIV/AIDS. In 2010 there were 908 new HIV/AIDS cases in Dallas County. Young people, ages 13 to 24, made up 25 percent of these new diagnoses, a five percent increase from 2009. Men who have sex with men (MSM) account for 70 percent of the diagnoses. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, black MSM alone make up 25 percent of people living with HIV in the Dallas metropolitan area.

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Sylvan Thirty: Development In Dallas

December 1, 2011 · Comments Off 

New development is coming to the intersection of Ft. Worth and Sylvan Avenue. By fall 2012, the now razed 6-acre piece of land will be filled with a mixed-use area including 200 apartments, restaurants, retail stores, a park area and a grocery store. The development is called Sylvan Thirty.

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Dallas Nonprofit Organizations Helped And Hurt By New United Way Grant Process

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United Way’s new grant process allows 19 new beneficiaries to receive funding; however, 31 organizations are no longer receiving money

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More than millions

December 1, 2011 · Comments Off 

Dallas adjusts to life without a full Mavericks season as NBA lockout nears its end.

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