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NDG’s 25 Days of Christmas: Last minute gift ideas for ladies of all ages!

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Well the rush is on, what will you get the special lady in your life before 6 p.m. today? Here are a few ideas: Blake Brody® In-Studio Footwear®, offers a chic and hygienic alternative to sticky socks for indoor activities like barre, Pilates and yoga. They are comfortable, odor-resistant, eco-friendly and provide traction to avoid [...]

Editor’s Picks: Gift ideas for the kids on your Christmas list

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Looking for gift ideas for that special child on your Christmas shopping list this year? An innovative toy will help children learn – and have fun. Also, fans of the popular film Happy Feet 2 will be delighted to have their own Erik under the Christmas tree. Learn and Play Children watch their parents and [...]

Tablet sales for kids on the rise

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Ownership of tablets in households with 2 -12 year olds has increased from 50 percent to 59 percent in the past 12 months, according to the Evolution of Play 2014 report from The NPD Group. Among kids ages 2 to 12, usage of tablets has also increased, from 38 percent in 2013 to 48 percent in 2014. Almost [...]

H-1B Visas, Wage Suppression and Senate Republicans

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By William Spriggs Last week, Senate Republicans blocked a vote on raising the federal minimum wage. To economists, wages, goods and services must be priced in real terms-that is, adjusted for inflation-to understand their economic effects. In real terms, the federal minimum wage has been falling for five years. People who claim that “raising” the [...]

TRMC-Sunnyvale collects food and toys for local charities

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SUNNYVALE — To give back to the community this holiday season, Texas Regional Medical Center at Sunnyvale recently launched a toy and canned food drive to benefit New Life Food Pantry in Forney and the Sharing Life Community Outreach in Mesquite. The 70-bed hospital also accepts other nonperishable food items and toiletries. “This is Texas [...]

Tallest Toy design and building contest kicks off at SMU today

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DALLAS (SMU) – WABA Fun LLC and SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering are partnering to construct a prototype for the world’s tallest toy. The intense, round-the-clock, four-day design competition will take place Oct. 11-14 in the Innovation Gym on SMU’s campus as part of its prestigious Immersion Design Experience program. The winning design will be built by WABA Fun [...]

Following a West Nile Virus mosquito pool test, Dallas spraying Thursday and Friday nights

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A mosquito pool was confirmed positive for West Nile Virus near the 7100 block of Valley View Lane in the 75240 zip code. Weather permitting; the area delineated below is scheduled for mosquito control spraying between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Thursday July 17 and Friday July 18.   The area to be sprayed is generally [...]

Dallas Fire-Rescue accepting toy drive donations for Children’s Medical Center Toy Drive

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Now that Thanksgiving has come to a close, signs that Christmas is just around the corner immediately become evident. Everything from lights on houses to seeing Christmas Trees through windows seems to materialize over night; and just as you prepare to shed the pounds from your holiday indulgence, you prepare to shed just as much, [...]

Abuelo’s dinners receive free coupon for holiday toy drive donation

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DALLAS – To help brighten the holidays for the children of the Boys & Girls Club of Collin County and the Children’s Medical Center of Plano, Abuelo’s Mexican restaurants in Plano and Lewisville are asking guests to participate in their holiday toy drive. “We really want to hit it out of the park for the [...]

Garland ISD discloses self-reporting to Homeland Security regarding H-1B Visa info

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Statement released by Garland ISD: In conjunction with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Garland ISD has self-reported and is cooperating with federal authorities regarding an investigation of the district’s H-1B Visa Work Program. School district employees involved with the H-1B Visa Work Program contacted district administration in September 2013 with concerns of potential wrongdoing. [...]

Annual toy drive at Fire Dept. adds a pancake perk

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MURPHY -While it’s universally accepted that giving is its own reward, the Murphy Fire Dept. will sweeten the deal this year with a flapjack or two to donors at their annual toy drive, according to Fire Chief Mark Lee. “Our annual toy drive benefits the kids at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County, and [...]

Bring home the bacon at El Centro’s Hop ‘n Hog event

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It’s all about the bacon.  And the pork.  And the ham. When it comes to pork, Hop ‘n Hog has it all — a special foodie’s event at El Centro College on Tues., July 29, that includes pairings of locally-brewed, “hopped”-up beers (hence the event’s name) along with the savory pig.  A signature event for the culinary arts program at [...]

BREAKING NEWS: John Wiley Price reportedly arrested

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Published news reports on local news stations indicate Commissioner John Wiley Price was arrested on charges related to the FBI’s three year investigation. Also his assistant Daphney Fain and political consultant Kathy Nealy were arrested as well reportedly. At the end of June 2011, Price’s home and office was searched and the public became aware he [...]

R&B Artist Devonte singer raises the pulse

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When asked about the influence behind the music: “Self-discovery influenced the lyrics. This past summer I made a lot of growth as a performer and songwriter. I wanted to give people feel good music to dance to, while leaving them with an essence that belonged to them. This song is so much about owning the [...]

Cirro Energy gives $5,000 to Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County Holiday Toy Store

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PLANO – A $5,000 donation from Cirro Energy, a subsidiary of Dominion Resources, will help power the “Holly Jolly” Holiday Project at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County (CACCC). The families and caregivers of abused and neglected children in the Advocacy Center’s care will choose toys from the Toy Store powered by Cirro Energy [...]

District joins with U.S. Marine Corps to benefit children with Holiday Toy Drive

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Members of the U.S. Marine Corps joined with Dallas ISD high school students to pick up hundreds of new, unwrapped toys donated by district staff and students for the Toys for Tots program.

Phi Beta Sigma’s toy drive benefit single mothers

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The men of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc (Iota Mu Sigma Chapter-Arlington) in partnership with youth groups hosted their second annual Breakfast Mixer and Toy drive at Luby’s in Duncanville. This year the fraternity partnered with The Gift for Moms Project; extended an invitation to the public to donate an unwrapped toy or donate [...]

Walmart brings back layaway for Christmas

Walmart bringing back layaway program for Christmas.

Discount retailer will start accepting layaways for Christmas season purchases Oct. 17

Lucy is an enjoyable short but action filled ride

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By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor When the first scenes of Lucy appear on screen, don’t panic, you are in the right theater. This is not a showing of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, it just might feel like it for a moment as we watch this rather lifelike ape. The scene is setting [...]

The case against John Wiley Price unveiled by FBI

Long-time Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price is accused by the FBI of defrauding the taxpayers of Dallas and the federal government according to the FBI during a press conference following his arrest Friday morning. He and his co-defendants are facing a 13 count, 107 page indictment was issued. Others named in the indictment include: his longtime [...]

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