Pet of the Week • 07-18-14

Posted on 18 Jul 2014 at 7:55am

Melanie is a one year old brown and white tabby.  If you don’t like warm, friendly and affectionate cats then this cat is not for you.  She loves petting and purring — you pet, she purrs.  Because she’s been at the shelter for more than 2 weeks her adoption fee has been waived.  She’s patiently [...]

Local Briefs • 07-18-14

Posted on 18 Jul 2014 at 7:50am

SPCA offers free spay, neuter surgeries SPCA of Texas is offering free spay and neuter surgeries for all Dallas County pets at their Dallas and McKinney clinics through Sept. 30. Thanks to a generous grant from PetSmart Charities, Fix ‘Em Dallas County reduces the number of unwanted in city shelters by providing this free service [...]

We have children who need our help now

Posted on 18 Jul 2014 at 7:15am

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins says the influx of children from Central America is a humanitarian crisis   DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer “We have children who need our help now,” County Judge Clay Jenkins told Stonewall Democrats of Dallas this week, speaking at the group’s monthly meeting about the throngs of children coming into [...]

Robin Hood to the rescue

Posted on 18 Jul 2014 at 7:00am

Two Fort Worth animal enthusiasts set up a new business to benefit local nonprofits James Russell  |  Staff Writer Robin Hood has two passions: golf and animals. “But not necessarily in that order,” she said. While Hood grew up around animals, her passion for golf preceded her passion for dog rescue. It wasn’t until she [...]

Teed off by towing

Posted on 18 Jul 2014 at 6:45am

Carrollton couple confronts Denton towing company over receipt for towed car   James Russell  |  Staff Writer Carrollton resident Aaron Burrow took off from his job at a property management company on July 9 and rode with his partner, Michael Pharris, to pick up his car, which had been towed from his apartment complex parking [...]

Speak Out Poll: Are you willing to actively help the refugee children housed in Dallas?

Posted on 17 Jul 2014 at 5:18pm

New Fort Worth Councilwoman Ann Zadeh sworn in

Posted on 15 Jul 2014 at 8:57pm

Ann Zadeh was sworn in as Fort Worth’s new councilwoman for District 9 at Tuesday night’s council meeting. After winning a special election in June to replace former councilman Joel Burns, Zadeh told the Star-Telegram she’s ready to “go back through this thick notebook I have been compiling from neighborhoods to make sure nothing falls [...]

Pet of the week • 07-11-14

Posted on 11 Jul 2014 at 8:00am

Meet Boyd, a handsome Terrier Mix who is looking for a home. Boyd is a friendly dog and would be a great companion. He is a smaller size dog that is great for car rides and walks at the park. Come see our sweet Boyd today. Boyd  and other pets are available for adoption from [...]

Local Briefs • 07-11-14

Posted on 11 Jul 2014 at 7:55am

Out & Equal plans fundraiser Out and Equal Dallas Fort Worth will hold its seventh annual signature fundraiser, One Night in Waikiki, Aug. 14, 6–8 p.m., at Times Ten Cellar, 6324 Prospect Ave. in Dallas. Individual tickets are $35 in advance, and $40 at the door. Sponsorships are also available at different levels. Guests will [...]

Why I love drag queens

Posted on 11 Jul 2014 at 7:50am

I unabashedly and enthusiastically adore drag queens. Camp queens, beauty queens, lip-synchers, insult comedy emcees — If they are fantastic at their version of drag, I am absolutely on board. I will seek out a drag show in any city, at any bar, and if one is happening, I don’t understand why the plan would [...]