Alpha Phi Alpha and University of Texas Southwestern hosted Health Fair

Health care professionals volunteering at the recent Health Fair

During the weekend of Feb. 13-15, the Rho Nu Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated hosted the 2015 Texas Council of Alpha Chapters State Convention at the Renaissance Hotel in Richardson. On Saturday, Feb. 14, staff and students from the University of Texas Southwestern Physician Assistant Program conducted a health fair with much success. Daytheon […]

Collin College hosting health fair March 6


Collin College invites the public to put health under the microscope at its 10th annual “Live Smart! Health and Safety Fair” from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Friday, March 6 at the Central Park Campus, located at 2200 W. University Drive in McKinney. At this free event, attendees will learn facts about wellness from […]

UNCF hosting Masked Ball on February 28

United Negro College Fund

The Dallas chapter of the United Negro College Fund (UNC) is hosting its signature Masked Ball event on Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Omni Hotel Downtown Dallas. Each year, UNCF recognizes the extraordinary work of corporations and individuals who have made significant contributions to UNCF’s work to improve the educational outcomes of African American and […]

Laverne Brackens is the focal point of interests born and raised in Fairfield, Texas

Laverne Brackens,

A textile artist from Fairfield, Texas, Laverne Brackens represents a long tradition of improvisational quilt making among African-American women. Born in 1927, Brackens learned the art of quilt making as a child by helping her mother tack quilts. However, Brackens did not begin making them herself until 1987 when she retired from her career as […]

North Texas Irish Festival tickets available for NDG readers!

north texas irish festival

The pipes may have called Danny Boy away, but this year, they will bring thousands of fans of this beloved festival back to Dallas’s Fair Park March 6-8, 2015, for everyone’s favorite celebration of Irish music and culture, the North Texas Irish Festival. Presented by the Southwest Celtic Music Association, a non-profit that promotes the […]

The audience is the true winner of TeCo’s 13th Annual New Play Competition

The work of six talented writers showcased in this competition.

By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor Six plays in less than three hours, there is bound to be a dud in the mix right? Well, after watching the 13th Annual New Play Competition hosted by TeCo Theatrical Productions, Inc.  at the Bishop Arts Theatre Center last Friday night, that is not true. Every single play was engaging, […]

GHS student makes name for herself in national youth boxing

Annalicia Sustaita - 2015 USA Women’s Welter-weight Division Champion

While boxing has historically been a male-dominated sport, one Garland ISD student is making a name for herself in the ring. Garland High School junior Annalicia Sustaita won the women’s welterweight division title in the 2015 USA Boxing Junior Open and Youth National Championships Jan. 9, earning a chance to participate in the world competition. […]

DISD Bilingual teacher wins national award

Irma De La Guardia - The National Association of Bilingual Education

The National Association of Bilingual Education has named Irma De La Guardia, of Harry C. Withers Elementary School, the 2015 Teacher of the Year. The third-grade dual-language teacher became the state winner in the Texas Association of Bilingual Education competition last fall, which qualified her for the NABE award. Originally an auditor in Mexico City, […]

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