Making your wedding memorable

Posted on 05 May 2017 at 8:00am

  DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Judges can do it, so I’ve decided writers can too. Having been recently widowed, I recused myself from writing any news stories about marriage. We’re coming up on what would have been my one-year wedding anniversary. But my husband Brian died suddenly in March, so that will be […]

Obituary • 05-05-17 • Kevin Graham

Posted on 05 May 2017 at 8:00am

  Kevin Graham, 53, of Pharr and Dallas, passed away peacefully April 20, 2017. Kevin lived an active life of service and philanthropy. After retiring from software consulting, he built a successful real estate development business and served on many boards of directors for community centers, museums, even a bird sanctuary, while volunteering with numerous […]

Pet of the Week • 05-05-17

Posted on 05 May 2017 at 7:55am

  Meet Brianna, a 2-year-old, brindle Pit Bull mix weighing 44 pounds. She came to the SPCA of Texas on Feb. 10 after being rescued by an animal cruelty investigator. She is kind, loving and gentle. She can be a little shy around new people, but once she gets to know you, she’ll be your […]

Gay Agenda • 05-05-17

Posted on 05 May 2017 at 7:50am

  Have an event coming up? Email your information to Managing Editor Tammye Nash at nash@dallasvoice.com or Senior Staff Writer David Taffet at taffet@dallasvoice.com by Wednesday at 5 p.m. for that week’s issue. • Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM. This week’s guest is community counselor Candy Marcum; United Black […]

Women of inspiration

Posted on 05 May 2017 at 7:15am

Sheriff Valdez, Judge Parker to be honored by Dallas Women’s Foundation   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com Dallas Women’s Foundation will honor Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez and Judge Tonya Parker with its Maura McNeil Women Helping Women Award, which recognizes those who have led in improving […]

Council candidates speak

Posted on 05 May 2017 at 7:00am

3 candidates for Dallas City Council returned questionnaires distributed by Dallas Voice. Here’s what they had to say From Staff Reports Dallas Voice recently sent questionnaires to candidates for Dallas City Council. Only three  candidates — District 2 incumbent Adam Medrano, District 6 incumbent Monica Alonzo and District 6 challenger Linus Spiller — returned completed […]

Pet of the Week • 04-28-17

Posted on 28 Apr 2017 at 7:40am

  Itty Bitty is a 7-year-old, brown-tabby-and-white domestic shorthair mix. He’s a small guy, weighing only 4 pounds, but his heart is big. He was surrendered to the SPCA of Texas because his previous owner developed allergies to him. He is a total lovebug and adores having his head and neck scratched. Itty Bitty has […]

The Gay Agenda • 04-28-17

Posted on 28 Apr 2017 at 7:35am

Have an event coming up? Email your information to Managing Editor Tammye Nash at nash@dallasvoice.com or Senior Staff Writer David Taffet at taffet@dallasvoice.com by Wednesday at 5 p.m. for that week’s issue. • Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM. This week’s guest is Portia Cantrell from the Gray Pride Prom; […]

Black Tie announces 2017 beneficiaries

Posted on 28 Apr 2017 at 7:15am

A family organization, two crisis prevention lines and a youth agency are added to the mix   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Back Tie Dinner released its list of 2017 beneficiaries this week, and while one organization from last year is not on the list, four new ones have been added. The Women’s Chorus […]

More to worry about than bathroom bills

Posted on 28 Apr 2017 at 7:00am

The Texas Legislature considers allowing the religious ‘right’ to discriminate and whether to limit a city’s ability to write ordinances   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Equality Texas categorizes anti-LGBT legislation currently being debated in Austin into four categories — religious exemptions, bathrooms, local control pre-emption and specific exemptions. Bathroom bills have gotten the […]