Denton brothers convicted of running synthetic “Spice” marijuana


According to the U.S. attorney office, two brothers from Denton:  Holden Bownds, 23, and Samuel Madeley, 22 were convicted for a running a large synthetic marijuana, or “spice” operation that spanned across 38 states. The brothers teamed up with: Samuel Madeley, 22, and Holden Bownds, 23, Aaron Parrish, 31, Jennie Miller, 41, Kyle Boyer, 31, [...]

How to Vote in Texas

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The next general election will take place on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Early voting ends tomorrow (October 31, 2014). Photo ID is currently required. Please, click below to find out your polling station.  Information on what ID is required is listed below as well as answers to other frequently asked questions. You may also forward [...]

Texas Publishers Associations Statewide Elections Endorsements


It is an irrefutable fact those who seek to disenfranchise and abrogate our liberties and attainments, our political victories and strides are well organized and steadfast.  Bearing this in mind, it is our duty to be not only just as coordinated in our efforts but to also be proactive. When candidates come campaigning for our [...]

Wendy Davis: The Best Choice for Texas

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By Nicole James Scott, Contributing Writer On Nov. 4, 2014 Texans will cast their votes for the next governor of the state.  With only one week remaining to decide the two leading candidates Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott are stomping the campaign trail to garner as much support as possible.  The Texas Publishers Association join [...]

Don’t overlook the fruity flavors of Halloween

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By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor Yes we all enjoy chocolate at every opportunity, but a different option to serve your favorite Trick or Treater this Halloween is Welch’s Fruit Snacks. In fact this year they are offering Halloween-themed box and pouch have custom Halloween-themed graphics with fun shapes which include a bat, witch, ghost, haunted castle, [...]

Constance Harper’s legacy of service to community and for Call & Post Newspaper remembered

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The North Dallas Gazette and African American publishing community was sadden to lose a valued colleague this week with the death of Constance (Connie) Harper, the Associate Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Call & Post Newspaper last Friday. Harper served the Cleveland community for many years and was scheduled to be inducted into the Press Club Hall of [...]

4th Annual Trick or Treat on Main Street scheduled in Irving on Halloween


The Greater Irving – Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce and its Heritage Crossing Business Alliance will host its 4th Annual Trick or Treat on Main Street event Friday, Oct. 31 from 4 to 6 p.m. on Main Street at Irving Boulevard. “Trick or Treat on Main Street is an initiative that began four years ago to [...]

Dallas ISD Superintendent Miles: Changes made at Billy Earl Dade Middle School are to improve instruction

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By Mike Miles, Dallas ISD Superintendent I know first-hand the power of public education. I grew up facing a number of the same challenges our students do. The children of an African-American father who was frequently away and a Japanese mother with limited English, my seven siblings and I grew up facing the same struggles [...]

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