96% of McKinney residents agree it is a great place to live

Mckinney Texas

A recent City of McKinney citizen survey confirmed that the designation as the #1 best place to live in the country is justified. Nearly every respondent, or 96 percent, reported they are satisfied or extremely satisfied with the quality of life in McKinney. “This survey is an important voice for our residents. With this information, […]

Local high school viral video of Bruno Mars’ Uptown Funk continues to soar

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By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor When watching the viral video remake of Bruno Mars’ hit Uptown Funk by A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School students and their theater director Scot Pankey, I thought two things: he is an impressive dancer and in rather good shape for all that running and dancing but more importantly I was touched […]

DSO on the GO: Concert at Duncanville High

Karina Canellakis (Image: Tracy Martin)

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announces its popular DSO on the GO series will expand to Duncanville with a concert of light classics at 7:30 PM Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Duncanville High School. DSO on the GO is generously supported by TACA (The Arts Community Alliance), the National Endowment for the Arts and The […]

Career Expo exposes students to local college, employment opportunities

This year's Student Career Expo was a wonderful, great experience,
Photo by: Margaret Wis.

More than 700 students discovered the multitude of higher education and employment opportunities that exist in their backyard at Garland ISD’s Student Career Expo Jan. 13. The second-annual event allowed secondary students to interact with local businesses and educational establishments.   Organized by GISD’s Career and Technical Education (CTE), Special Programs and Guidance and Counseling […]

Dallas Police officers work together to save life of potential jumper


Two Dallas Police officers are being spotlighted for a possible award for their efforts to work together and save the life of a man threatening to jump off a bridge over the S.M. Wright Freeway. On November 26, 2014, an individual called 911 and stated that he was going to jump off the Martin Luther King […]

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority selects LoveVell Higgs as their 2015 Woman of The Year

LoveVell Higgs
The Pink Tee Foundation founder

The Pink Tee Foundation founder, LoveVell Higgs has been named 2015 Woman of The Year by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated, Kappa Zeta Chapter, located in Dallas, TX. Higgs founded The Pink Tee Foundation in 2012 after losing her job while battling Cancer.  She started playing golf several years earlier when living in Atlanta, GA. […]

Motown National Gospel Recording Artist Brian Courtney Wilson, Just Added to MLK Celebration

2015 Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration
"Save Our Sons"

The African American Pastors Coalition (AAPC) announced Motown National Gospel Recording Artist has just been added to the annual MLK Worship event focused on Saving our Sons.  Nearly 2000 members and friends of the AAPC organization are expected to attend the Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration set for 11 a.m. Monday, January […]

Irving plans to honor Dr. King with a day of service

City of Irving 
Martin Luther King Jr. Observance

Special grant funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service has allowed the City of Irving to expand its annual celebration of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King into a three–day event. Adapting the theme, “Honoring the Legacy by Serving,” this year’s events will focus on community service. Here’s a preview of […]

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