DPD a model of de-escalation training

Posted on 15 Jul 2016 at 7:00am

But the rest of the country has a long way to go to catch up to Big D’s spirit of unity David Taffet  |  Senior Staff Writer Although the ambush of Dallas police officers took place barely a week ago, law enforcement is already using the event to examine its tactics, plans and community relations. […]

From volunteer to employee

Posted on 06 May 2016 at 7:50am

A friend’s HIV diagnosis put Nestor Estrada on the path to AIDS activism, organizing   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer When Nestor Estrada’s friend began showing symptoms of pneumonia, Estrada knew his friend needed to be tested for HIV. As he got sicker, Estrada insisted that he be tested. Estrada still gets emotional talking […]

Dallas Pride parade apps available April 1 online

Posted on 25 Mar 2016 at 7:00am

Pride will continue with few changes despite rising costs, organizers say   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer Applications for the annual Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade and Festival go online Friday, April 1. But prospective participants don’t need to worry about any massive changes this year, said Michael Doughman, executive director of the Dallas Tavern […]

Jamming success

Posted on 18 Sep 2015 at 9:40am

The 20 presenting organizations behind the first Jennings Street Jam held Saturday, Sept. 12 in the parking lot of Club Reflection in Fort Worth had one goal: to promote safe sex. But only one group left with an award. Well, a drag queen left with an award. Each sponsor, if they wished, backed a drag […]

Getting in the (Family Pride) Zone

Posted on 18 Sep 2015 at 8:45am

  Family Pride Zone returns to Dallas Pride’s Festival in the Park this weekend, and organizers are promising the family-centered activities are here to stay. Family Pride Zone will be a fenced-off area inside the section of Reverchon Park that will be fenced in to hold the Festival in the Park, from noon to 7 […]

One yellow rubber glove

Posted on 27 Mar 2015 at 6:45am

Anything could happen when Jack E. Jett entered a studio, which is probably why Sandra Bernhardt agreed to be his co-host DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Jack E. Jett had a reputation for being wild, crazy, unpredictable — and always entertaining. On his last appearance on Lambda Weekly, Jett said, “My goal is to […]

Local Briefs • 01-09-15

Posted on 09 Jan 2015 at 8:00am

SPCA of Texas to offer low-cost pet vaccination clinics The SPCA of Texas is offeringa new series of low-cost, walk-in pet vaccination clinics at its three North Texas-area Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinics throughout 2015. The monthly clinics provide an easy and affordable way for the community to help curb the spread of common and highly […]

Deaths • 09-20-13

Posted on 20 Sep 2013 at 11:00am

George Frederick Blue, 55, of Dallas, passed away Sept. 11, 2013. Blue was born on Dec. 22, 1957, in Kosciusko, Miss., the son of William Edward Blue and Evelyn Blue. He attended the University of North Alabama, where he was in the marching band and earned a B.S. in marketing finance. He joined Unisource Worldwide, […]