Turning Red

Posted on 29 Apr 2016 at 7:00am

Dallas Red Foundation has a new board and a new commitment to diversity, parties for the people and is raising a lot more money   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Dallas Red Foundation has an exhaustive schedule of fundraisers to benefit Legacy Counseling Center and an ambitious new fundraising goal. Last year the organization [...]

FWISD superintendent signs new guidelines protecting trans students

Posted on 29 Apr 2016 at 6:45am

  Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Fort Worth Independent School District Superintendent Kent Scribner this week announced that he has signed a set of detailed guidelines designed to protect transgender students by clarifying the district’s existing anti-bullying and anti-discrimination policies. Clint Bond, FWISD’s external and emergency communications director, said Scribner made the announcement at the [...]

Cyndi Lauper shows us her true colors

Posted on 29 Apr 2016 at 6:30am

She’s always been unusual — and we love her for it even more now It’s not just about having fun anymore. For Cyndi Lauper, music runs deeper than her ‘80s-era eccentricities may have seemed to suggest. A collection of classics from the Great American Songbook, deep Memphis-based blues, the feel-good Broadway romp Kinky Boots, which [...]

Raw power

Posted on 29 Apr 2016 at 6:15am

Though entered in his first strongman competition, out lifter Jake Briscoe believes he’s already won RICH LOPEZ  | Contributing Writer getrichindallas@gmail.com Jake Briscoe is all about numbers these days. At 6-foot-4 and 320 pounds, he’s been training five days a week in two different gyms for months. He consumes up to 8,000 calories a day. And [...]

Parallel lives

Posted on 29 Apr 2016 at 6:00am

Emmy-winning filmmaker Jane Anderson becomes the subject of a film: a documentary about her tragic aunt — a great artist persecuted in her time Jane Anderson is comfortable being on a film set. A three-time Emmy Award-winner,  Anderson has written some of the most acclaimed TV movies of the past 20 years, including Olive Kitteridge, [...]

FWISD superintendent signs new guidelines protecting trans students

Posted on 27 Apr 2016 at 4:58pm

Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor nash@dallasvoice.com   Fort Worth Independent School District Superintendent Kent Scribner this week announced that he has signed a set of detailed guidelines designed to protect transgender students by clarifying the district’s existing anti-bullying and anti-discrimination policies. Clint Bond, FWISD’s external and emergency communications director, said Scribner made the announcement at [...]

How does your garden grow?

Posted on 22 Apr 2016 at 7:00am

Rusty E. Allen coordinates educational programs at North Haven Gardens to answer that question — and many more Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Wanna grow your own vegetables in the backyard? Maybe some herbs? Or perhaps you’re aiming to win the coveted “Yard of the Month” honors in your neighborhood? Whatever your goal, said Rusty [...]

Returning the favor

Posted on 22 Apr 2016 at 6:45am

After Legal Hospice of Texas got Jeff Cook’s retirement benefits reinstated, he and his husband found a way to say thank you   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer “Legal Hospice of Texas gave me my life back,” Francisco Flores said. Although LHT usually focusing on helping people with a terminal illness or HIV with [...]

Designs for living

Posted on 22 Apr 2016 at 6:30am

Billy Milner and Jerod Dame are living the Life of Riley — their Deep Ellum shop of funky furnishings that is as much about life as style J. DENTON BRICKER  | Contributing Writer dentonbricker@gmail.com Billy Milner first met Jerod Dame on the dance floor at a club in Deep Ellum seven years ago, and they have been dancing through [...]

Indoors, outdoors

Posted on 22 Apr 2016 at 6:15am

Area homeowners show off vignettes that distinguish their homes & gardens What, exactly, makes a space great? We asked some folks in the community — some who design, some who collect, some who garden and some who just like customizing their environments — to share with us the parts of their homes that add a [...]