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Pool amenities in West Dallas: Fading ‘entusiasmo,’ but changes are coming

September 20, 2022

West Dallas community members make history with a street topper in honor of late Rev. Dr. Walter Bookman

September 2, 2022

‘Where do you go on Saturday morning?’ How a zoning plan could make way for new businesses in South Dallas

September 30, 2022

New Malcolm X Plaza hopes to provide a solution to gun violence in South Dallas

July 29, 2022

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‘Where do you go on Saturday morning?’ How a zoning plan could make way for new businesses in South Dallas

‘Where do you go on Saturday morning?’ How a zoning plan could make way for new businesses in South Dallas

Tabitha Wheeler-Reagan, the co-chair of the South Dallas/Fair Park Area Plan Task Force, says the neighborhood’s PD 595 deters new businesses from coming into South Dallas. PD 595’s initial goals were to police alcohol sales and prevent gentrification, she explains, but she and the task force believe the zoning needs to be updated — still protecting the community, but encouraging local entrepreneurs, too.

South Dallas

Jeffrey Ruiz - September 30, 2022

Pool amenities in West Dallas: Fading ‘entusiasmo,’ but changes are coming

Pool amenities in West Dallas: Fading ‘entusiasmo,’ but changes are coming

This summer, one of the hottest on record, West Dallas residents went weeks without a community pool to cool them off. 

West Dallas

Jeffrey Ruiz - September 20, 2022

West Dallas community members make history with a street topper in honor of late Rev. Dr. Walter Bookman

West Dallas community members make history with a street topper in honor of late Rev. Dr. Walter Bookman

The Rev. Dr. Walter Bookman was a pastor at The New Morning Star Baptist Church in West Dallas for more than 40 years until his death in 1995. Now, thanks to efforts by members of Bookman’s congregation, a street topper across from the church will bear his name. Bookman was known for his humanity and […]

West Dallas

Fatima Syed - September 2, 2022

Dallas Free Press seeks a journalism pathway coordinator to work with high school students

Dallas Free Press seeks a journalism pathway coordinator to work with high school students

Dallas Free Press is looking for a journalism pathway coordinator to work with students in South Dallas and West Dallas on writing, storytelling, civic engagement, media literacy and critical thinking skills that would benefit them no matter what career they choose.

Dallas News

Keri Mitchell - August 26, 2022

Addressing the digital divide: Dallas Public Library adds ‘thousands of devices’ to its library branches

Addressing the digital divide: Dallas Public Library adds ‘thousands of devices’ to its library branches

More than two years after the Dallas Public Library added laptops and hotspots to its circulation catalog, they’re still in high demand.

Dallas News

Jeffrey Ruiz - August 26, 2022

Clifford Sherman pays it forward with computers for L.G. Pinkston High School seniors

Clifford Sherman pays it forward with computers for L.G. Pinkston High School seniors

West Dallas’ Ledbetter school on Gentry Drive was where Clifford Sherman began his education as a first-grader, and it’s where he gave this interview — though the school is now Voice of Hope Ministries’ center. He moved from one segregated school to another in third grade, and finished his education at L.G. Pinkston High School […]

West Dallas

Fatima Syed - August 19, 2022

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