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Police blame street race for crash that kills teen

Fri, Jan 27, 2012

DALLAS (AP) -- One teen is dead and two others are hospitalized after the car in which they were riding slammed into a utility pole during a Dallas street race. A Dallas police statement says two cars were speeding northbound on Texas 342 near the University of North Texas Dallas campus in far south Dallas when the 4:15 p.m. crash happened Thursday. The statement says one car with three people inside veered out of control and slammed into the pole. The back-seat passenger died outright, the driver was in Baylor University Medical Center in critical condition, and...

Dallas civil rights advocate Kathlyn Gilliam dies at 81

Mon, Dec 12, 2011
Civil rights advocate Kathlyn Gilliam, who served 23 years on the Dallas school board after becoming its first black female trustee, died Sunday. She was 81. Gilliam, born in rural East Texas, was a former parents support group leader and desegregation champion. In 1974, she became the first female black trustee elected to the Dallas school board after a long-fought campaign to create single-member districts that allowed more nonwhites on the board. She later became the first black school board president, serving from 1980-82. In 1997, she was defeated in her school board race by Ron Price. Afterward, she channeled her energy...

Plans could reshape how much of your money goes to Kansas

Sun, Oct 16, 2011
Posted on Sun, Oct. 16, 2011 TOPEKA State tax code. Just the phrase may make you want to stop reading and do something more exciting, like eat cold oatmeal. But for most Kansans it means thousands of dollars a year in income, sales and property tax that goes to state coffers to pay for everything from roads to government employee pensions. Who pays these taxes, how much they pay and who benefits may be about to change. Gov. Sam Brownback has made clear he wants to alter the status quo in hopes of encouraging economic growth and retaining or adding residents. It's unclear what he and an ad hoc task force of economists and business...

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Mon, Oct 3, 2011
Film Screening "Mongol" Sunday, August 28 | 2-4 PM | Carpenter Performance Hall View the movie, "Mongol." Free popcorn to the first 50 people. "Mongol" is rated R. View more events... To enhance child safety, the use of cellphones while driving in active Irving school zones is prohibited. Dallas Morning News, dallasnews.com By Brandon Formby and Ray Leszcynski County Elections Administrator Toni Pippins-Poole told local officials earlier this summer that she couldnt conduct their May 2012 elections thanks to a new state law that places primary runoffs near regular local races. Read full story. DART has released a new video on the...

Economic Development Should be More than Just Garbage

Thu, Sep 29, 2011
Meetings.On the one hand they're necessary. Hardly anything worthwhile has ever gotten done where at least two people didn't get together to talk about it. That's called a meeting.Sometimes they get in the way, though.A day full of meetings...scheduled meetings...impromptu meetings...side bar meetings...kept me from attending yesterday's City Council meeting, where the council decided to approve the 'flow control' solution to Dallas' need for revenue. I've written very little about it but here's the upshot:Dallas has decided to force commercial businesses to use the city's landfill to dump its trash, versus the private dump yards...