Groundbreaking scheduled for Irving Music Factory on Aug. 30

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North Carolina-based ARK Group has announced it will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the Music Factory Entertainment Center at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30. The ceremony will take place on the future site of the project (300-380 W. Las Colinas Blvd.), next to the Irving Convention Center in Las Colinas. The event is free and [...]

Services for Gerry Gilliam, longtime DFW business and community leader is Saturday Aug. 23

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Update: Saturday is August 23, not the 22nd as previously printed. The family has announced the homegoing celebration for Gerry Gilliam, a longtime leader in the business and community is Saturday, Aug. 23. Gerry was born in Joanna, South Carolina, and lived in Texas for over thirty years. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree [...]

4th Annual Fit 4 The King Day successful despite the heat

Kids enjoyed the Fit 4 The King event hosted by Foremost Family Health Centers

Foremost Family Health Centers sponsored the fourth annual Fit 4 The King Day at the MLK, Jr. location on Saturday, August 9, 2014. A variety of health and wellness vendors, attendees, sponsors, and volunteers, along with dedicated community partners, made up the hundreds that were in attendance. Free health screenings, Ask the Doctor sessions and wellness information [...]

Democrats call for Perry to step down following indictment

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Gilberto Hinojosa, the Texas Democratic Party Chair issued this statement following news Governor Rick Perry was indicated by a state grand jury: “Governor Rick Perry was just indicted for two counts of abuse of official capacity and coercion. He’s brought dishonor to his office, his family and the state of Texas. The system brought justice to [...]

Mountain View College’s Community Garden Is An Oasis in a “Food Desert”

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A new, 40-bed organic garden at Mountain View College – its Slow Food Community Garden – will be an oasis in a food desert, serving as a place where area residents, the college’s students and its employees can plant their own food and cultivate learning at the same time. On Thurs., Aug. 21, at 3 [...]

Garland NAACP hosting 12th Annual Health Fair and Back-To-School Rally

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On Saturday, August 23 the NAACP Garland Branch will host the 12th Annual Health Fair and Back-To-School Rally at Mt. Hebron Missionary Baptist Church, 1233 Highway 66, Garland. Each year in excess of 1100 Garland area residents; children and adults have attended this event and received a variety of services. This year we anticipate an [...]

Carrollton Library hosting ReferenceUSA database training on August 28

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The City of Carrollton will host a free live demonstration of ReferenceUSA, the premier research tool for area business professionals and job seekers, at 8 a.m. on Thursday, August 28 at Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road). ReferenceUSA provides a wealth of information on more than 35 million U.S. businesses, including company name, [...]

Art Centre Theatre offering 100 free tickets to needy children for Beauty & the Beast

Caitlin Morrow “Silly Girl” and her castmate Jonathan Chisolm "Cogsworth" cast-mate take a moment to ham it up for the finale (ACT)

The spirit of giving in The Beauty and the Beast is not lost on the Art Centre Theatre’s (ACT) Administrative Staff as more than 100 tickets for this show will be offered to disadvantaged children for free. This giveaway is part of an ongoing project with Plano based “My Friends House,” “City House.” And “for [...]

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