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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Texas oil company reaches $1.6M settlement with EPA

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Superior Crude Gathering Inc. (Superior Crude) has agreed to pay a civil penalty for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act stemming from a 2010 crude oil spill from tanks at Superior’s oil storage facility in Ingleside, Texas, the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. Under the consent decree lodged [...]

City of Dallas welcomes back nurse Amber Vinson

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Amber Vinson is back in Dallas, arriving at Love Field this evening. Dallas Love Field and the City of Dallas are respecting her family’s request for privacy during this time and will not provide media availability. “Amber Vinson’s discharge from the hospital after being declared free of Ebola marks an important turning point in our [...]

Some Thoughts on Governing 


By Lee H. Hamilton I have been working in or around government for over 50 years, and if you asked me to boil down what I’ve learned to one sentence, it is this: Governing is much harder work than most people imagine. This doesn’t excuse its lapses or sluggish rate of progress, but it does [...]

Mexican Sugar in Plano Celebrates Dia de los Muertos 

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Stop by Mexican Sugar on Saturday, Nov. 1 as they honor those who have passed with a Dia de los Muertos celebration. A face painter will be on-site from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. to offer traditional face art for staff and guests. Live music will be playing throughout the evening. The following $5 cocktails will be served all [...]

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