Collin College announces sole finalist for presidency


Last week the Collin College Board of Trustees announced that Dr. Neil Matkin is the sole finalist for the college’s district presidency. Dr. Matkin is the executive vice president of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System and has impressive credentials as well as extensive experience in higher education leadership. Collin College conducted a nationwide […]

Garland Municipal Court Hosts “Recall Day”


The Garland Municipal Court is hosting a “Recall Day” Friday, March 6, 2015 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. People attending will not be arrested for outstanding Garland municipal warrants if they appear before a judge on “Recall Day.” A person with active Garland warrants will have a chance to go before a judge to […]

Black Dollars Matter!


By James Clingman NNPA Columnist The protest slogans addressing our latest struggle for justice and equity compel me to come up with a new phrase. The signs and T-Shirts emblazoned with “I Can’t Breathe!” “No Justice, No Peace!” and the latest, “Black Lives Matter,” carry connotations related to action. I often wonder what the folks […]

Diabetes may increase risk for pancreatic cancer

"The study revealed the risk of pancreatic cancer was greatest after the diagnosis of diabetes but remained elevated long after the diagnosis," says Mehrdad Nikfarjam. (Photo credit:Melissa Johnson/flickr)

By Annie Rahilly-Melbourne A review of 88 research studies has uncovered a link between diabetes and pancreatic cancer. Mehrdad Nikfarjam, from the Department of Surgery at the University of Melbourne, says pancreatic cancer is often diagnosed at an advanced, incurable stage. “This is an important paper that highlights for doctors and in patients with newly […]

Social Security Matters: What happen when you reach full retirement age?

  by AMAC’s Certified Social Security Advisor C.J. Miles Association of Mature American Citizens       QUESTION: As the “full retirement age” as defined by the government creeps up to age 67 (and who knows what it will be for my grandkids) it makes me wonder where the original retirement age of 65 came […]

Guest Columnist: 5 Reasons TI Supports Trade Promotion Authority Reinstatement


By Paula Collins Congress is on the verge of introducing a bipartisan bill to reinstate Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which allows Congress and the Administration to better collaborate on U.S. trade negotiations and implement resulting trade agreements. As a leading global semiconductor company with more than 100,000 customers worldwide, TI strongly supports TPA legislation. Here […]

Homeless DISD wrestler overcomes obstacles to win first women’s title

Class 5A State Wrestling Champion
 Kymberlynn Johnson
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 North Dallas High School
 (Pictured with Athletic Coordinator Brian Barnett (left) and Coach Cortney Billingsley (right)

On Feb. 21, history was being made for one North Dallas High School student. In the shadows of the record breaking achievement, in which Kymberlynn Jackson won the first Dallas ISD UIL girls wrestling title, the daunting reality that Jackson faces daily made that moment all the more satisfying. Unlike most of her peers, Jackson […]

Facts show today’s “welfare queen” is a white, not black


The pejorative term ‘welfare queen’ became part of the American lexicon when Ronald Reagan coined it during his 1976 presidential campaign. While Reagan told the true story of a woman who had bilked the government out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, the woman’s case was isolated, and in the decades since Reagan’s campaign and […]

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