Rep. Johnson joins Sec. Foxx in calling for action on I-635 LBJ Freeway East project

Congresswoman Johnson spoke on the many benefits that Texas has received from transportation stimulus spending
Pictured with (l to r) Garland Mayor, Douglas Athas, John Barton, and Secretary Anthony Foxx

DALLAS – Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson joined U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx at the site of the proposed I-635 LBJ Freeway East on the last stop of the Invest in America, Commit to the Future bus tour. This week, Secretary Foxx has been traveling across the country highlighting transportation projects that have the potential to bring thousands of [...]

Rose Cannaday looks forward to third term on Irving City Council

Rose Cannaday is seeking a third term on the Irving City Council.

By: Jackie Hardy, NDG Contributing Writer In May, voters will go to the polls to determine the mayoral seat as well as seats for single-member districts 3 and 5, which are currently being held by incumbents Dennis Webb (Place 3) and Rose Cannaday (Place 5). Cannaday is running against Oscar Ward who is a 75 [...]

NDG endorses Cannaday and Webb for Irving City Council

Irving City Councilman Dennis Webb is running for re-election.

The North Dallas Gazette enthusiastically extends endorsements for the re-election of Irving City Council Members Rose Cannaday (Place 5) and Dennis Webb (Place 3) in the May 10 election. Throughout their council tenure, each has demonstrated a progressive vision for the future of Irving. Their decisive, yet coalition building, leadership was vital given the dysfunctional state of [...]

Young Sung Throws His Hat In Carrollton City Council Race

Sung recently speaking with a voter.

By Nicole Scott, NDG Contributing Writer America is often referred to as a melting pot because of its widespread diversity of cultures and ethnicities, however we don’t always see that diversity represented in politics, especially as it relates to Asian Americans.  Boston and Philadelphia are but two of the few cities listed outside of California [...]

Property Tax Savings for Seniors: What They Should Know

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By Tamarind Phinisee, NDG Contributing Writer Property tax relief for seniors has been the topic of nationwide debate for quite some time. But the debate has picked up steam in the past few months in places such as Washington, DC and Pennsylvania, in an effort to keep seniors from losing their homes and to provide [...]

Texas Lottery Commission: Proposed amendments would not authorize slot machines

Photo from shared with the Fort Worth Star Telegram's story from 4/13/14.

According to the Texas Lottery Commission, pull-tab bingo games do not resemble slot machines, and is not an attempt to expand gambling. The Commission released a statement to address the issues raised in the Fort Worth Star Telegram’s story “Proposal would allow slot-machine-like devices in Texas bingo halls.”   The Texas Lottery Commission’s tries to [...]

The GOP’s Desperate Double-Down Game


By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Last week the U.S. Supreme Court added another layer of bricks to the wall conservatives are trying to build to transform the American political system from a one-person-one-vote democracy into one that is ruled—via legislative enactments and judicial decision-making—by the wealthiest individuals and corporate entities. The court’s five-member conservative [...]

The Audacity of Voting


By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist I love voting.  Every time I go into the booth, I see little girl me, pigtails and all, plaid skirt, white blouse and green sweater, part of my Catholic school uniform.  Most of my relatives were Democrats, though my grandmother voted Republican a time or two because “Lincoln freed the [...]

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