2014 Downtown Plano Festival Saturday October 25th


The annual Downtown Plano Festival will take place this Saturday, October 25th from 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM in downtown Plano. The day-long event is a kaleidoscope of delicious food, family fun, and musical entertainment, all benefiting great causes: the North Texas Food Bank and the Historic Downtown Plano Association. Festival visitors can enjoy the [...]

Faith and community leaders plan for Freedom Sunday push to the polls

IBOC's Pastor Rickie Rush and Thurman Jones, Publisher of the North Dallas Gazette

Pastors and community leaders from around the state attended the Freedom Sunday clergy luncheon hosted by IBOC Church, Pastor Rickie Rush and the gracious members of his congregation. The attendees met to discuss ways to maximize our effort get the the vote out for Freedom Sunday on Oct. 26. Read more about the plans of the [...]

UT Dallas lecture series will look at the role of women in the Holocaust

Dr. Wendy Lower, the John K. Roth Professor of History at Claremont McKenna College, has earned accolades for her latest book, Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields. She will talk about the topic at 4 p.m. Sunday as part of the Burton C. Einspruch Lecture Series. (UT Dallas)

Dr. Wendy Lower, the John K. Roth Professor of History at Claremont McKenna College, will present two lectures Sunday and Monday for the annual Burton C. Einspruch Lecture Series, which is hosted by the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at UT Dallas. Lower’s first lecture, at 4 p.m. Sunday, is titled after her most recent book, Hitler’s Furies: [...]

Freedom Sunday October 26: From the Pews to the Polls

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Pastor David Wilson, Pastor Bryan Carter, Dr. Frederick Haynes, Pastor Rickie Rush, Dr.Tony Evans, Dr. Zan Holmes, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Dr. Stephen Nash and Dr.Tommy Brown at the Freedom Sunday Clergy Luncheon on Oct. 20, 2014 in Dallas (Click on image to enlarge)

By Andrea Haynes, NDG Contributing Writer On Monday Oct. 20, pastors, worship leaders, and men of faith from Dallas, Smith and Jefferson Counties all gathered for the Freedom Sunday Clergy Luncheon. The event was held at the Inspiring Body of Christ Church in Dallas. Their goal was to strategize how to increase voter turnout from [...]

Ribbon Cutting and Open House for Grand Opening of Texas Ford Aquatics Pool Facility


A ribbon cutting ceremony for Texas Ford Aquatics, formerly Frisco Aquatics, is scheduled for Friday, Oct 24 at 11:30am.  The ceremony will include a light lunch for attendees and a guided tour of the aquatic facility, located at 8353 Legacy Drive, near Frisco Fire Station #4. In addition, Texas Ford Aquatics (TFA) invites the public [...]

Ebola victim’s fiancee receives assistance from church, private donors and City of Dallas

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person in the U.S. with Ebola

The City of Dallas is working with Wilshire Baptist Church and private donors to help Louise Troh and her family start over. Troh, fiancée of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan and her family completed the 21-day quarantine period and have no symptoms of the disease. “We thank all people of kindness who have prayed for [...]

Rep. Veasey Experiences a Workday with No Sight

Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) wears a blindfold while participating in blind-sensitivity training led by employees of Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. (Photo courtesy of Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth)

To mark National Disability Employment Awareness Month and International White Cane Day on Oct. 15, Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, took on a new challenge as part of his “Marc Means Business Initiative,” as he worked alongside the blind and visually impaired at the Lighthouse for the Blind in Fort Worth. The non-profit organization, located in [...]

Winners announced in the NDG and AT&T scholarship essay competition

Charles Bassett (AT&T), Angela Ross (AT&T), Jennipher Miller (3rd place winner), Jorge Reyes (2nd place winner) Elba Garcia (Dallas County Commissioner), Thurman R. Jones (North Dallas Gazette) & Ivy McQuain (The BLI Group)

The North Dallas Gazette, AT&T and Nimitz High School (NHS) in Irving, TX partnered together for the 2014-2015 school year to launch the Texting, It Can Wait Scholarship Essay competition. NHS seniors were able to participate in the competition by writing a 800 word or less essay to their parent or guardian about the dangers [...]

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