Pet of the Week • 03-10-17

Posted on 10 Mar 2017 at 7:50am

  Meet Big’Nm a 2-year-old, 51-pound, black-and-white pit bull mix with a big personality. He loves wrestling with people and getting a little rowdy, so he’d love to have an active family who can keep up with him. He’d also love a family that doesn’t mind him loving all over them and who will love […]

The Gay Agenda • 03-10-17

Posted on 10 Mar 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 Sam Tournabene talking about Advocacy Day; […]

Bathroom bill passes out of committee after 14 hours of testimony

Posted on 10 Mar 2017 at 7:15am

Despite opposition from business groups, author backs bill   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Contributing Writer james.journo@gmail.com Tuesday, March 7, was a long day at the Texas Capitol. That’s when the Senate State Affairs Committee heard testimony on Senate Bill 6, the so-called bathroom bill, authored by Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham that would require transgender men and […]

Blue in a swathe of red

Posted on 10 Mar 2017 at 7:00am

Trans woman and congressional candidate Danielle Pellett was among those lobbying against  SB 6 in Austin this week   Tammye Nash  | Managing Editor When Danielle Pellett went to Austin on Monday, March 6, to lobby against Senate Bill 6 — the anti-transgender “bathroom bill” introduced by Sen. Lois Kolhurst and pushed by Lt. Gov. […]

HRC places field organizer in Dallas

Posted on 10 Mar 2017 at 6:45am

  DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Human Rights Campaign has placed four field organizers in Texas through the legislative session, and Criss Ruiz is the Dallas field organizer. The other three are based in Houston, Austin and San Antonio. Ruiz said she’s seeking volunteers to staff phone banks, reach out to the governor and […]

SCOTUS sends trans student case back to 4th Circuit

Posted on 06 Mar 2017 at 3:20pm

Lisa Keen | Keen News Service lisakeen@mac.com The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, March 6, vacated a federal appeals court ruling in favor of a transgender high school student and directed the lower court to reconsider its earlier ruling. The Supreme Court order in Gloucester v. G.G. came in response to “the guidance document” issued […]

Pet of the Week • 03-03-17

Posted on 03 Mar 2017 at 7:40am

Meet Kiki, a gentle, 3-year-old, orange-tabby-and- white domestic shorthair mix boy. He’s a bit bashful when meeting new people, but loves to be petted once he gets to know you. He came to the SPCA of Texas on Jan. 31 when he was surrendered to an Animal Cruelty Investigator because his previous owner could not […]

Gay Agenda • 03-03-17

Posted on 03 Mar 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 Jay Malone from Indivisible; United Black […]

Trans candidate runs for GPISD school board

Posted on 03 Mar 2017 at 7:15am

Johnny Boucher stays focused on teaching, not his gender identity DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Johnny Boucher said recently he has decided to run for Grand Prairie school board because he believes he can improve education in his city. Although Boucher lives in Grand Prairie, he teaches children ages 3-to-6 at the Eduardo Mata […]

The costs of living

Posted on 03 Mar 2017 at 7:00am

A survey of home prices around Texas, tax rates around the country   From Staff Reports orth Texas region were up 4.1 percent to 10,300 in January, according to the latest monthly report for North Texas Real Estate Information Systems. Pending sales decreased 10.2 percent to 7.084, and inventory shrank 5.8 percent to 20,511 units. […]