Pet of the Week • 11-14-14

Posted on 14 Nov 2014 at 7:50am

Brody is a young terrier mix that was transferred to Operation Kindness from a local shelter. He was adopted but his new family did not have enough time for him. Brody is a great dog with an upbeat personality. He is still young and needs lots of exercise and a regular outlet for his puppy [...]

LGBT protections still lacking in Texas

Posted on 14 Nov 2014 at 7:35am

Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth top Texas cities in HRC Municipal Equality Index James Russell  |  Staff Writer A new report assessing LGBT inclusion in municipal law and policy released on Wednesday, Nov. 12, revealed only three of the 22 surveyed Texas cities achieved perfect or near perfect scores. The Human Rights Campaign’s 2014 Municipal Equality [...]

Fort Worth Police Chief Jeff Halstead to retire

Posted on 14 Nov 2014 at 7:30am

Halstead praised by numerous local LGBT leaders in face of obstacles   James Russell  |  Staff Writer Fort Worth Police Chief Jeff Halstead announced his retirement on Tuesday, Nov. 11, leaving behind a legacy praised by many LGBT community leaders, who applauded his commitment to the LGBT community. “He was one of the best things [...]

A history of Black Tie charity

Posted on 14 Nov 2014 at 7:15am

Thomas, Anglin and Kuchling discussed how they could turn HRCF’s rep down before deciding to say yes — but still do it ‘the Dallas way’   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer In 32 years, Black Tie Dinner has raised more than $18 million, distributing the money among more than three dozen organizations. But it all [...]

From ‘Glee’ to BTD: Alex Newell plans to steal the show

Posted on 14 Nov 2014 at 7:00am

James Russell  |  Staff Writer Alex Newell says he loves Human Rights Campaign fundraisers. So the 22-year-old star of Glee couldn’t pass up the opportunity to perform at Dallas’ Black Tie Dinner, the nation’s largest such event benefitting HRC, on Saturday, Nov. 15. Unlike a lot of celebrities at benefits, however, Newell just doesn’t perform [...]

To honor their memory

Posted on 14 Nov 2014 at 6:45am

TDOR events Sunday in Dallas wilal memorialize the at least 71 trans women and men murdered in the last year   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Janette Tovar died on Oct. 15, 2012, at the age of 43. Her boyfriend, Jonathan Stuart Kenney, 27, allegedly assaulted her. Witnesses saw the couple fighting early in the [...]

Death • 11-14-14

Posted on 14 Nov 2014 at 4:45am

Ed Shellhorn died Oct. 14. A memorial service was held Oct. 17 at the Cathedral of Hope. His life was spent committed to his family, lovingly raising five children with care and compassion. In his career, Ed Shellhorn served as a newscast director at Channel 4 and Channel 8. But in his personal time with [...]

Local Briefs • 11-07-14

Posted on 07 Nov 2014 at 8:20am

  CitySquare Opportunity Center opens CitySquare celebrated the opening of CitySquare Opportunity Center on Thursday, Nov. 6. Located on the southeast corner of Malcolm X Boulevard and I-30, the center will benefit residents of east and south Dallas and the Fair Park area. The 52,000-square-foot multi-service facility houses a food distribution center, a wellness center, [...]

Pet of the week • 11-07-14

Posted on 07 Nov 2014 at 8:20am

Yeti is 1-year-old, spayed female lab mix. If she looks a little somber here, it’s because she’s still waiting to be chosen. She’s a sweet, gentle, loving pooch and would love to have a family to call her own. She has been at the shelter since late September, so her adoption fee has been waived. [...]

Changing dynamic in the Texas Lege

Posted on 07 Nov 2014 at 7:55am

Republicans near super majority in state Senate, increase their margin in the House by 3 James Russell  |  Staff Writer Election Night, Tuesday, Nov. 4, couldn’t have gotten any better for Texas Republicans. The party swept statewide offices and fell just two seats shy of a supermajority in the state House. But when Republican Konni [...]