And so it begins

Posted on 21 Jul 2017 at 7:15am

Special session kicks off in Austin as hundreds rally outside the Capitol   DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writer The special session of the Texas Legislature that convened this week in Austin offers some interesting parallels to what’s going on in Washington. In D.C., Republicans control both houses of Congress and the White House […]

Expo vendors offer wedding ideas

Posted on 21 Jul 2017 at 7:00am

Vendors offering everything from traditional to creative to make your wedding memorable   DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writer Worried about whether your florist will object to your “lifestyle” or that your baker will back out at the last minute because his religion says same-sex marriage is bad? Well, the vendors participating in the […]

Hello, Dolly

Posted on 21 Jul 2017 at 6:45am

Denton writer compiles interviews that trace the career of Dolly Parton   DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writer In the Ladies Home Journal, Jim Jerome described Dolly Parton as Patsy Kline in Jessica Rabbit’s body. What editor Randy L. Schmidt learned, though, as he compiled interviews with Parton from the late 1960s through today […]

Gay Agenda • 07-14-17

Posted on 14 Jul 2017 at 7:50am

  Have an event coming up? Email your information to Managing Editor Tammye Nash at or Senior Staff Writer David Taffet at 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 congressional candidate Lorie Burch; United Black […]

Pet of the week • 07-14-17

Posted on 14 Jul 2017 at 7:50am

  Meet Chloe, a 3-year-old domestic short hair mix tortoiseshell who weighs 9 pounds. She’s a shy lady hoping to find a home with patient people. She loves playing with dangling toys and chasing toys and balls, and she really likes cuddling. Though she can be particular about the way she likes to be held, […]

Investigation continues into Covington murder

Posted on 14 Jul 2017 at 7:30am

Executive assistant to CoH pastor was known as courteous, fair and always trusted DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Lee Covington, 54, was found dead in his condo by a friend late Friday afternoon, July 7. Covington was executive assistant to the Rev. Neil Cazares-Thomas at Cathedral of Hope, and had worked for the […]

Grand marshal voting now open

Posted on 14 Jul 2017 at 7:25am

2 audition dates set for the  Pride Festival community stage DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Nominations for grand marshals of the 2017 Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade have closed, and voting has begun to narrow the field of six finalists down to two. Online voting runs through Aug. 4 at Dallas Tavern […]

The animals’ best friend

Posted on 14 Jul 2017 at 7:15am

SPCA of Texas has a long history of helping make our furry friends healthier, happier Tammye Nash | Managing Editor If you are looking to adopt a pet from a shelter, there are plenty of options to choose from in North Texas. But few have the depth of history and breadth of programming that […]

App – solutely!

Posted on 14 Jul 2017 at 7:00am

New smart toy keeps dogs active, engaged   DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writer You use apps. Why shouldn’t your dog? Chris Watts, owner of Petropolitan, said Santiago Gutierrez came in one day and asked if Watts were interested in seeing a new toy. Watts said, sure, he was always looking for something new. […]

A wild ass: the perfect gift?

Posted on 14 Jul 2017 at 6:45am

Both the Dallas and Fort Worth zoos have animal ‘adoptio’n programs that contribute to animal upkeep DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writer You can’t take your newly-adopted animal home or name it, because the animals already have names, and your home probably isn’t equipped to house them. But you can “adopt” some pretty exotic […]