Here’s your cheat sheet for the Dallas ISD District 9 election

Here’s your cheat sheet for the Dallas ISD District 9 election

Background information, priorities, and endorsements for District 9 Board of Trustees candidates Oralia Alonso, Da'On Boulanger-Chatman, Ed Turner, and LaKashia Wallace.

South Dallas

Michaela Rush - April 23, 2024

How do Dallas ISD elections work?

How do Dallas ISD elections work?

What is the job of the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees? How and when are they elected?

Dallas News

Michaela Rush - April 12, 2024

‘We had to own the land’: How the Forest Theater became a neighborhood revitalization project

‘We had to own the land’: How the Forest Theater became a neighborhood revitalization project

What originally started as an effort to revive the theater has expanded in scope, with Forest Forward acquiring several surrounding parcels of land between Julius Schepps Freeway and SM Wright Freeway. Forest Forward now owns the theater, the former liquor store just north of the theater, the gas station next door to the liquor store, and the lots behind the theater where an infamous gambling house once stood.

South Dallas

Jennie Trejo - April 3, 2024

How much land does Forest Forward own around the Forest Theater?

How much land does Forest Forward own around the Forest Theater?

The nonprofit Forest Forward owns South Dallas' historic Forest Theater and about 20 pieces of land surrounding it.

South Dallas

Renee Umsted - April 3, 2024

Park South YMCA: Why it was torn down, when it will reopen, and where to find programs in the meantime

Park South YMCA: Why it was torn down, when it will reopen, and where to find programs in the meantime

For more than 50 years, the Park South YMCA has served South Dallas neighbors of all ages through exercise classes, childcare and community events. As part of YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas’ efforts to improve facilities, the Park South building is undergoing a major $15 million renovation, expected to be completed in early 2025.

South Dallas

Michaela Rush - March 25, 2024

How community gardens do (and don’t) address food apartheid in South Dallas

How community gardens do (and don’t) address food apartheid in South Dallas

With the few grocery stores and continuing food apartheid in South Dallas, community organizers have established urban farms and community gardens. While the projects have fostered a sense of community, to what extent have they improved food access?

Food Apartheid

Michaela Rush - March 22, 2024

What neighbors can expect from Bonton Farms’ new health clinic construction

What neighbors can expect from Bonton Farms’ new health clinic construction

Bonton Farms is set to open a health clinic in early 2025. Most neighbors are excited for the resource, but some had questions about the farms' communication and decision-making process.

South Dallas

Michaela Rush - January 31, 2024

Does revitalizing a neighborhood start with community health?

Does revitalizing a neighborhood start with community health?

Bonton Farms adds a wellness center to the community as an answer to revitalizing the South Dallas neighborhood, which will open in 2025.

South Dallas

Sujata Dand - January 25, 2024

Where has the 2017 Dallas bond money gone?

Where has the 2017 Dallas bond money gone?

Take a look at our spreadsheets to find out what 2017 Dallas bond projects have and have not been completed over the last seven years.

Dallas News

Renee Umsted - January 18, 2024

Great Trinity Forest leak spills 3.6 million gallons of water, Environmental Commission questions Dallas Water Utilities’ response

Great Trinity Forest leak spills 3.6 million gallons of water, Environmental Commission questions Dallas Water Utilities’ response

Bonton representatives want to know why no one told them about a city water leak lasting 11 months and spilling more than 3.6 million gallons of water into their community. The Dallas Environmental Commission brought up these questions in an October meeting with Dallas Water Utilities. DWU Assistant Director Regina Stencel presented to the commission. […]

Dallas News

Dallas Documenters - December 11, 2023

Civic Explainer: Property tax options

Civic Explainer: Property tax options

As property taxes rise city-wide, Dallas residents have a variety of options for payment plans or exemptions to lower their burden of the bill.

West Dallas

Michaela Rush - December 11, 2023

Follow Up: South Dallas leaders help make GoLink successful, will DART make it permanent?

Follow Up: South Dallas leaders help make GoLink successful, will DART make it permanent?

DART has four rail stops and seven bus routes in and around South Dallas. Yet it takes residents long stretches of time — sometimes hours — to travel by bus within the neighborhood, from their homes to the grocery store or community center. South Dallas leaders like former Dallas councilwoman Diane Ragsdale looked at DART’s […]

South Dallas

Michaela Rush - November 9, 2023

New South Dallas tech hub at ICDC offers face-to-face help with digital connections

New South Dallas tech hub at ICDC offers face-to-face help with digital connections

Tucked inside the Innercity Community Development Corporation (ICDC) offices off Spring Avenue is a new Connected Dallas “anchor site” for technology access and training for South Dallas neighbors. Here, residents can receive free one-on-one help from trained professionals, access to high-speed internet, help applying for local and federal benefits, and all of their technology questions […]

South Dallas

Michaela Rush - October 27, 2023

A South Dallas solar rooftop offers neighbors training for ‘green’ careers

A South Dallas solar rooftop offers neighbors training for ‘green’ careers

Green Careers Texas opens its first rooftop training site in South Dallas to pave a way towards a living wage through green careers.

South Dallas

Tanya Raghu - October 19, 2023

$45 million renovation at Madison High School has one more year of construction ahead

$45 million renovation at Madison High School has one more year of construction ahead

The “Great” James Madison High School continues its ongoing construction and the community wants to stay informed on its progress.

South Dallas

Michaela Rush - October 13, 2023

Park South Family YMCA renovation delays blamed on city’s permitting process

Park South Family YMCA renovation delays blamed on city’s permitting process

The community is excited about the new amenities and upgrades to their Park South YMCA, but permit delays leave them without their Y until the end of 2024 or early 2025.

South Dallas

Lynn Pearcey - October 11, 2023

Tell us what you think: Fair Park First asks South Dallas neighbors about new community park and three-story parking garage

Tell us what you think: Fair Park First asks South Dallas neighbors about new community park and three-story parking garage

On August 28, Fair Park First CEO Brian Luallen presented plans for a community park and parking garage, seeking input from South Dallas.

South Dallas

Michaela Rush - September 8, 2023

In harm’s way: Social security benefits elude South Dallas residents with blocked debit cards

In harm’s way: Social security benefits elude South Dallas residents with blocked debit cards

South Dallas residents face hurdles in accessing social security benefits and struggle through a lengthy process with uncertain results.

South Dallas

Sujata Dand - September 1, 2023

New cloud kitchen is a solution for South Dallas culinary entrepreneurs

New cloud kitchen is a solution for South Dallas culinary entrepreneurs

The new cloud kitchen at 2839 S. Ervay is the final piece in Cornerstone Baptist Church’s development project at The Crossing. Pastor Chris Simmons says this space gives local entrepreneurs the opportunity to expand their business and create affordable and livable wages in the neighborhood.

South Dallas

Michaela Rush - August 31, 2023

Activist Ernest McMillan retraces Dallas’ Civil Rights movement in his memoir, ‘Standing’

Activist Ernest McMillan retraces Dallas’ Civil Rights movement in his memoir, ‘Standing’

This excerpt from Ernest McMillan’s book, “Standing: One Man’s Odyssey through the Turbulent ’60s" is a glimpse into the work of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, or SNCC, in South Dallas.

South Dallas

Keri Mitchell - August 16, 2023

Meet Lincoln High School’s new principal: Lance Williams

Meet Lincoln High School’s new principal: Lance Williams

Lincoln High School welcomes a new principal, Lance Williams. Dallas Free Press sat down for a conversation with Williams to learn more about his vision for the 2023-24 school year.

South Dallas

Michaela Rush - August 11, 2023

Demand for protesting property values goes up as families fight to stay in their homes

Demand for protesting property values goes up as families fight to stay in their homes

Property tax consultant Toby Toler worked with more than 100 people over DCAD’s four-week protest period in April and May. He feels like the majority of the people he helped in Southern Dallas were able to successfully challenge their property values and lower their taxes.

Dallas News

Sujata Dand - August 2, 2023

Back-to-school events with school supply giveaways near you

Back-to-school events with school supply giveaways near you

Here is a list of Back to School events happening in your community that will have backpack and school supplies giveaways, health and family resources and other services for students.

Dallas News

Jeffrey Ruiz - July 27, 2023

Dallas ISD parents unclear on why clear backpacks are needed for pre-K and elementary students

Dallas ISD parents unclear on why clear backpacks are needed for pre-K and elementary students

Dallas ISD is requiring all students, including preschoolers as young as 3-year-olds, to carry a clear backpack as part of the district’s “ongoing effort to ensure safer schools.”

Dallas News

Lena Foster - July 21, 2023

H-E-B’s Joe V’s is coming to Dallas. We went to Houston to see what all the fuss is about.

H-E-B’s Joe V’s is coming to Dallas. We went to Houston to see what all the fuss is about.

H-E-B’s press release announced the new stores would be Joe V’s Smart Shop, which offers “a price-conscious shopping experience.” Both will be located in southern Dallas; the first store opening next summer at the corner of West Wheatland Road and Highway 67, and a second store opening in 2025 at the corner of Buckner and Samuell boulevards.

South Dallas

Sujata Dand - July 10, 2023

Mural reveals Fair Park’s role in Juneteenth’s history

Mural reveals Fair Park’s role in Juneteenth’s history

“Fair Park has a lot of historical significance,” Moore says as he describes the panoramic painting in the courtyard of the South Dallas Cultural Center.  He chose to paint a chronological display of Fair Park’s role in promoting the understanding and awareness of Juneteenth.

South Dallas

Sujata Dand - June 20, 2023

Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Museum reopens, honoring Dallas’ first Black woman elected to school board

Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Museum reopens, honoring Dallas’ first Black woman elected to school board

The Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Museum recently reopened on Wendelkin Street in South Dallas. Honoring the legacy of Mrs. Kathlyn Joy Gilliam, the museum showcases the civil rights leader’s life story featuring original furnishings, photos, and artifacts in the home she lived in for 35 years.

South Dallas

Sujata Dand - May 26, 2023

Neighborhood-led protest ends South Dallas-Fair Park PID ‘tax’

Neighborhood-led protest ends South Dallas-Fair Park PID ‘tax’

The South Dallas Fair Park Public Improvement District is coming to an end. Property owners of neighborhood homes and businesses advocated against extending the PID for another seven years, saying they didn’t feel the additional tax burden translated to tangible community benefits.

South Dallas

Manuel Holguin - March 15, 2023

South Dallas real estate company works to keep the community in community development 

South Dallas real estate company works to keep the community in community development 

Ferrell Fellows' business model is simple: She buys off-market properties in South Dallas in need of serious repairs then renovates these homes, preserving character and history. They become residences for first-time homebuyers, long-term rentals for people not ready to take that leap, and shared housing for people she comes across in her community work, everyone from single parents to immigrants to prostitutes. Fellows believes everyone deserves a dignified way to live.

South Dallas

Sujata Dand - February 24, 2023

Q&A with Tabitha Wheeler Reagan: District 7’s New Plan Commissioner

Q&A with Tabitha Wheeler Reagan: District 7’s New Plan Commissioner

South Dallas District 7 has a new plan commissioner — Tabitha Wheeler-Reagan. She will join 14 plan commissioners to hear zoning cases and make recommendations to the City Council.

South Dallas

Jeffrey Ruiz - January 11, 2023

<strong>Fair Park First hopes partnering with Sunny South Dallas Food Park will create a welcoming space for Black neighbors</strong>

Fair Park First hopes partnering with Sunny South Dallas Food Park will create a welcoming space for Black neighbors

Desiree Powell hopes that the food park can be a living example of Black excellence and history in South Dallas. That’s one of the reasons she decided to partner with Fair Park First.

South Dallas

Jeffrey Ruiz - December 9, 2022

Watermark wants a zoning change for its South Dallas church in the historic Pearl C. Anderson School. Neighbors want to know: Why?

Watermark wants a zoning change for its South Dallas church in the historic Pearl C. Anderson School. Neighbors want to know: Why?

Watermark submitted a proposal to the City of Dallas for a new planned development district (PD) for the almost 10-acre space on July 12 — less than two weeks before it held its second community meeting.

South Dallas

Jeffrey Ruiz - November 18, 2022

A new public safety project in Mill City may be a solution to the city’s 311 problem

A new public safety project in Mill City may be a solution to the city’s 311 problem

A task force on safe communities is spending $150,000 to help clean up nearly 600 vacant lots in Mill City, with the goal of cutting crime along with the grass in the neighborhood.

South Dallas

Sujata Dand - October 17, 2022

Park South YMCA swim team enjoys year-round swim

Park South YMCA swim team enjoys year-round swim

Last year, Madel Perez coached the Park South YMCA Sharks into a fifth-place victory in the regional competition. What made this such a remarkable win was that the South Dallas Sharks were one of the few teams with a diverse group of students.

South Dallas

Sophie McCauley - October 14, 2022

‘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

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

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

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

South Dallas’ newest summer attraction resides along South Malcolm X Boulevard, sandwiched between Marburg and Southland streets. Once a vacant parking lot next to a DART bus station, Malcolm X Plaza is now a multi-use gathering space for family and friends with a broader goal, organizers say, to improve public safety on one of the […]

South Dallas

Sophie McCauley - July 29, 2022

Goal of MLK Food Park, now in Fair Park, is ‘welcoming’ South Dallas residents and people of color

Goal of MLK Food Park, now in Fair Park, is ‘welcoming’ South Dallas residents and people of color

Phase 4 of the month-long food park aimed to create a community environment for South Dallas residents and businesses of color.

Food Apartheid

Fatima Syed - July 25, 2022

Froswa’ Booker-Drew resigns her post as ‘the great connecter’ between the State Fair of Texas and South Dallas-Fair Park neighbors

Froswa’ Booker-Drew resigns her post as ‘the great connecter’ between the State Fair of Texas and South Dallas-Fair Park neighbors

A bombshell dropped on South Dallas this week when Froswa’ Booker-Drew announced that her last day at the State Fair of Texas would be next Friday, April 15.

South Dallas

Keri Mitchell - April 9, 2022

Groceries in a SNAP: Amazon provides free delivery to EBT customers

Groceries in a SNAP: Amazon provides free delivery to EBT customers

Already, 65,000 people in DFW are enrolled in Amazon’s SNAP delivery program, but the company found that people who live in “food deserts” weren’t using the service, so launched a new outreach program Jan. 1.

Food Apartheid

Sujata Dand - April 5, 2022

Diane Ragsdale: A lifetime of community organizing in South Dallas

Diane Ragsdale: A lifetime of community organizing in South Dallas

The Hon. Diane Ragsdale, who will turn 70 this year, has spent her entire life in South Dallas. Her story has been shaped by the neighborhood and, likewise, she has shaped her neighborhood in significant ways. She’s still fighting some of the same issues that led her to run for Council, and as a registered nurse, she approaches the systems as she would her patients — a belief in preventative medicine that will treat the underlying causes, not just the symptoms.

South Dallas

Keri Mitchell - March 31, 2022

Cornerstone Baptist’s profitable nonprofit grocery store ‘creates dignity’ in South Dallas

Cornerstone Baptist’s profitable nonprofit grocery store ‘creates dignity’ in South Dallas

Southpoint is proving to be a miracle in this sparsely populated South Dallas neighborhood between Al Lipscomb and Martin Luther King Jr. boulevards. Access to healthy, affordable food has been among the top concerns for residents here.

Food Apartheid

Sujata Dand - February 24, 2022

Singleton United/Unidos: The new neighborhood on the block

Singleton United/Unidos: The new neighborhood on the block

Janie Cisneros credits her neighborhood-based activism to serendipity. She is the leader of Singleton United/Unidos, a newly established neighborhood association in West Dallas, fighting for clean air and the removal of the long-standing roofing shingles plant, GAF, from her residential neighborhood.

West Dallas

Shardae White - February 23, 2022

Is the City of Dallas going to save the Save-U-More grocery store in southern Dallas?

Is the City of Dallas going to save the Save-U-More grocery store in southern Dallas?

Highland Hills fresh foods grocery store, Save-U-More, struggles to stay open and widen the food desert gaps happening in South Dallas.

Food Apartheid

Sujata Dand - December 28, 2021

Tried GoLink yet? DART extends South Dallas pilot through Jan. 21

Tried GoLink yet? DART extends South Dallas pilot through Jan. 21

DART’s GoLink program is to easily get riders to a nearby rail station in areas where bus routes are scarce. Still, leaders found there was a significant need for more accessible transportation within the neighborhood. DART's Golink Pilot service is a curb-to-curb model being measured for its success in neighborhoods until January 21st.

South Dallas

Shardae White - November 19, 2021

Dallas Free Press is hiring a development manager

Dallas Free Press is hiring a development manager

Dallas Free Press is seeking an adept communicator who is highly organized to build strong relationships with potential major donors, funders and corporate sponsors.

Dallas News

Keri Mitchell - November 7, 2021

South Dallas nonprofit Miles of Freedom features and funds incarcerated artists through ‘Arts of Oppression’ exhibit

South Dallas nonprofit Miles of Freedom features and funds incarcerated artists through ‘Arts of Oppression’ exhibit

Art comes in many forms and the ‘Arts of Oppression’ exhibit conveys that art is not limited to paintings or drawings, but extends to things like music, dancing and many other things which can be accessed if incarcerated individuals have access to resources.

South Dallas

Ian Wright - November 5, 2021

A parking lot symbolizes the State Fair of Texas’ racist history

A parking lot symbolizes the State Fair of Texas’ racist history

Historians and journalists have documented — and today’s staffers recognize — the State Fair of Texas’ racist history. In the early 1900s the fair hosted one “Colored People Day” per year. It was discontinued in 1910.  On a Wednesday in fall 1923, Ku Klux Klan Day drew some 160,000 Klansmen to the fairgrounds for the initiation of the “largest class in the history of Klandom,” according to the flier, which included an application for membership on the back.  Negro Achievement Day launched in 1936. Each year on Oct. 14, Black fairgoers were admitted inside the gates. 

South Dallas

Christina Hughes Babb - October 8, 2021

Local newsrooms, universities and nonprofits join forces to focus on affordable housing in Dallas

Local newsrooms, universities and nonprofits join forces to focus on affordable housing in Dallas

The key partners on the project say affordable housing is a topic none of them has been able to consistently address on their own — but it’s a vital, systemic issue demanding greater response.

Dallas News

Julianna Morano - September 22, 2021

The State Fair of Texas is trying to remedy past injustices to South Dallas via its urban farm

The State Fair of Texas is trying to remedy past injustices to South Dallas via its urban farm

It’s a tragic irony that the largest agriculture promoter in the state, the State Fair of Texas, is surrounded by a food desert, the neighborhood of South Dallas.

Food Apartheid

Christina Hughes Babb - September 21, 2021

A South Dallas artist residency aims to ‘capture the now before the future’

A South Dallas artist residency aims to ‘capture the now before the future’

John Spriggins, manager of the South Dallas Cultural Center, launched the Juanita J. Craft House Artist in Residency to provide artists with studio space to create work that “capture[s] the immediacy of the moment where historical neighborhoods are rapidly changing due to socio-economic shifts."

South Dallas

Keri Mitchell - August 31, 2021

Dallas Free Press launches a journalism pathway, seeks a coordinator

Dallas Free Press launches a journalism pathway, seeks a coordinator

Dallas Free Press has launched a journalism pathway from Dallas high schools to Dallas newsrooms, starting with efforts to educate high school students. We are looking for a part-time journalism pathway coordinator to work with students in South Dallas and West Dallas.

Dallas News

Keri Mitchell - July 21, 2021

People need jobs. Nonprofits need volunteers. Socialwyze’s solution is hourly wages for good work.

People need jobs. Nonprofits need volunteers. Socialwyze’s solution is hourly wages for good work.

The for-profit company connects nonprofits with unemployed individuals who can earn hourly wages by doing community benefit work.

South Dallas

Steven Monacelli - July 20, 2021

New grocery store reflects Cornerstone church’s belief that ‘South Dallas deserves beautiful things’

New grocery store reflects Cornerstone church’s belief that ‘South Dallas deserves beautiful things’

A new neighborhood grocery store in South Dallas is part of Cornerstone Baptist Church's overall vision for a healthy community.

Food Apartheid

Sujata Dand - June 16, 2021

Laying out food pantries like grocery stores gives choice and can lead to healthy habits

Laying out food pantries like grocery stores gives choice and can lead to healthy habits

Aunt Bette's food pantry at St. Philip's in South Dallas is set up like a grocery store to provide choices to hungry neighbors. This can create the kind of positive psychological environment conducive to healthy consumer habits, experts say.

Food Apartheid

Bekah S. McNeel - May 19, 2021

Black and Brown ‘Lit Lab’ library opens in Bonton’s Bridge Builders

Black and Brown ‘Lit Lab’ library opens in Bonton’s Bridge Builders

Bridge Builders, a nonprofit in the Bonton neighborhood of South Dallas, has recently opened a Black and Brown library called the Lit Lab. The library’s purpose is to showcase only Black and Brown authors and characters in hopes that the children can have a relatable experience while reading.  Tracy Lindsey, director of the kids program, […]

South Dallas

Diante Marigny - May 7, 2021

Cornerstone Baptist Church is opening a grocery store to address food insecurity in South Dallas

Cornerstone Baptist Church is opening a grocery store to address food insecurity in South Dallas

In an effort to address food insecurity in the community, Cornerstone Baptist Church is opening Southpoint Community Market, a neighborhood grocery store that will sell fresh and affordable food.

Food Apartheid

Sujata Dand - May 6, 2021

Vaccine hesitancy, not availability, now South Dallas’ largest barrier

Vaccine hesitancy, not availability, now South Dallas’ largest barrier

Now that anyone who wants a vaccine can get one, the challenge is overcoming barriers such as internet access needed to register for the vaccine and transportation needed to get to appointments, plus the even more daunting barrier of trust.

South Dallas

Keri Mitchell - April 26, 2021

Drive-by parade honors Bobbie Blair, 51-year early education teacher with ChildCareGroup

Drive-by parade honors Bobbie Blair, 51-year early education teacher with ChildCareGroup

Bobbie Blair, lifetime early education South Dallas teacher is honored with a drive-by parad as she retires from 51 years of teaching at ChildCareGroup.

South Dallas

Diante Marigny - March 5, 2021

Live broadcasts, robotics team coming to Thompson, Dunbar schools

Live broadcasts, robotics team coming to Thompson, Dunbar schools

Paul L. Dunbar and H.S. Thompson schools in South Dallas received grants to support innovation in areas like leadership, technology, STEM.

South Dallas

Amber Gaudet - March 4, 2021

Two fires char Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Museum in South Dallas

Two fires char Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Museum in South Dallas

A couple doors down from the corner of Driskell and Wendelkin streets in South Dallas is what used to be a beautiful historic landmark, the Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Museum, now completely damaged from two intentionally set fires.

South Dallas

Diante Marigny - February 24, 2021

After the storm: Resources for South Dallas neighbors

After the storm: Resources for South Dallas neighbors

Dallas Free Press has compiled a list of resources for South Dallas residents in the aftermath of the winter storm.

South Dallas

Keri Mitchell - February 22, 2021

How some South Dallas families are navigating the pandemic

How some South Dallas families are navigating the pandemic

For many families in South Dallas, COVID has forced them to choose between sending their kids to school and facing financial and health risks, or keeping them home and dealing with isolation and learning loss.

South Dallas

Keri Mitchell - February 5, 2021

Nearly five high schools worth of Dallas ISD students are MIA

Nearly five high schools worth of Dallas ISD students are MIA

Dallas ISD high school, middle school, and elementary students have missed days of school. Authorities presented a plan to address this.

South Dallas

Keri Mitchell - February 5, 2021

‘Transformational’ news on South Dallas’ historic Forest Theater coming in February

‘Transformational’ news on South Dallas’ historic Forest Theater coming in February

“I’ve never seen the marquee light up before,” noted Elizabeth Wattley in a September 2019 podcast about CitySquare’s restoration of the historic Forest Theater. As a child, the theater was an icon Wattley knew well, and even though the Forest was unoccupied in much of Wattley’s remembrance, she still recognized it as “a landmark and a […]

South Dallas

Keri Mitchell - January 21, 2021

Dallas: We need your input on news consumption and local media coverage

Dallas: We need your input on news consumption and local media coverage

This Dallas Free Press survey will inform our community journalism efforts in South Dallas and West Dallas, and help our launching-soon local media collaborative determine its focus topic.

Dallas News

Keri Mitchell - December 28, 2020

Zoning vs. small business: Three South Dallas stories

Zoning vs. small business: Three South Dallas stories

“The more things that we bring in that keep our residents in our community spending their money here, the more we create that ecosystem of a sustainable economy that is going to give back to this community, instead of all of our dollars being spent elsewhere,” says Councilman Adam Bazaldua.

South Dallas

Nicolette White - December 3, 2020

Questions answered: South Dallas Fair Park Public Improvement District (PID)

Questions answered: South Dallas Fair Park Public Improvement District (PID)

Dallas Free Press recently asked questions about the South Dallas Fair Park PID to try to understand how these tax dollars are benefitting the neighborhood, and how COVID might be impacting the work.

South Dallas

Nicolette White - November 30, 2020

South Dallas leaders press DART for curb-to-curb transportation service

South Dallas leaders press DART for curb-to-curb transportation service

A community survey showed that 45 percent of the people in the South Dallas zip codes of 75210 and 75215 don't have cars. Community leaders want to bring DART's GoLink service to the neighborhood.

South Dallas

Sujata Dand - October 21, 2020

This mental health podcast from a South Dallas native recognizes we all need help

This mental health podcast from a South Dallas native recognizes we all need help

For Reynolds, a South Dallas native who grew up in the South Blvd/Park Row neighborhood, The Help Show has been a spiritual journey that has allowed her to process her grief.

South Dallas

Sriya Reddy - September 17, 2020