Voters, voting rights groups sue Gov. Greg Abbott over order to close ballot drop-off locations

  By EMMA PLATOFF The Texas Tribune   Voting rights advocates and civic groups have filed two separate federal lawsuits to block Gov. Greg Abbott’s last-minute order that prohibits Texas counties from providing more than one drop-off location for voters casting absentee ballots. Late Friday, the Texas Alliance for Retired Americans, the get-out-the-vote group BigTent

National Principals Month: DeSoto ISD Principals leading amid the Pandemic

DESOTO– In honor of National Principals Month, DeSoto ISD is honoring its principals who are key to the success of its school system. During this month, the district will celebrate its principals’ innovative leadership and tireless pursuit of successful outcomes for students. DeSoto ISD, like school districts across the world, faced a myriad of new challenges

Dallas City Council adopts approximately $4 billion FY 2020-21 budget

  Special to The Dallas Examiner   The Dallas City Council voted to adopt an approximately $4 billion FY 2020-21 budget during the Sept. 23 Council meeting. The budget was influenced by recommendations from residents, faith and education leaders, community activists, neighborhood groups, the City Council and other stakeholders. More than 7,000 Dallas residents participated

Council Member Casey Thomas, II, issues statement about funding available to address root causes of poverty

Council Member Casey Thomas, II issues a statement about City funding available for community organizations to address root causes of poverty: “Due to overwhelming response from the residents of Dallas to address the root causes of poverty, the City of Dallas has made funding available in the 2020-21 budget to do just that. “In the

Around the State

  Special to The Dallas Examiner The DEC Network to distribute $1.1 million through Dallas Small Business Relief Fund   The DEC Network, formerly the Dallas Entrepreneur Center, in collaboration with the Communities Foundation of Texas and LiftFund, will distribute more than $1 million of forgivable loans to entrepreneurs through the Revive Dallas Small Business

Together We Can

  By DIANE XAVIER The Dallas Examiner   In order to help the nation move forward to live in unity despite the recent racial unrest in the United States, Project Unity, a local non-profit organization to help heal the racial divides in Dallas, launched a national initiative called Together We Can. The initiative was co-founded