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Archive for: June, 2013

As the “Blues” Fades

As the “Blues” Fades

The recent death of Bobby “Blue” Bland is the loss of a legend in a music culture created in America. My fear is that it is a dying era. Bobby Bland came through Memphis and connected with WDIA radio station in the early days of black radio. WDIA set the standard for the way communication [...]

The Dreaded “N” Word

The Dreaded “N” Word

So much talk now about the “N” word, whether in the Trayvon Martin/Zimmerman drama, Paula Deen or just everyday living. Let’s focus on everyday living. How many times have you heard the “n” word today? Be honest….it’s pretty common but,  that still does not excuse Paula Deen. How is the every day use of the [...]

The Texas Marshals are back! Texas Collegiate League (TCL) 2013 Summer Baseball

The Texas Marshals are back!  Texas Collegiate League (TCL)  2013 Summer Baseball

DSN Newswire The Texas Marshals of the Texas Collegiate League (TCL), an organization that supports the Autism Community is back for a summer of fun and baseball! The Texas Collegiate League exists to provide the best summer league baseball experience for the top professional prospects from colleges throughout the country.  The league allows players with [...]

dSLR Cameras No Longer in High Demand

dSLR Cameras No Longer in High Demand

by Willow Blythe In a constantly shifting world of technology, the pressure is on as these specially equipped cameras lose popularity within the photography industry.  It would be the last time he would carry the exquisite piece of glass used to capture the world from a unique perspective. Monthly bills had begun to pile up [...]

Hanging On

Hanging On

by Caleb Wossen Practitioners of suspension say the method is therapeutic. It’s a recent night in Reno’s Chop Shop. Two shirtless men walk on to the stage. Across their backs are hooks driven clean through the skin. The men hook themselves up to swinging apparatuses and hang there to cheers. Their stretched skin reddens under [...]

Economic Incentives Attract Major Businesses to South Dallas

Economic Incentives Attract Major Businesses to South Dallas

by Lucy Sosa Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said he’s pleased with the recent developments in one of the city’s up-and-coming areas. Texas has long been an ideal place to start and grow a business. Promising job growth, no state income tax and few business regulations make it an attractive place to out-of-towners. While the migration [...]

Non-Profit Bridge Lacrosse Brings Sport to New Audiences

Non-Profit Bridge Lacrosse Brings Sport to New Audiences

by Meredith Carey As the Texas Star looms in the background, the seventh and eighth grade girls of Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School practice on the barely grassy sports field across from their school. The girls aren’t playing soccer or doing drills in P.E.; they’re learning to play lacrosse, with help from local [...]

Mayor’s Summer Reading Club: Tips to Get Kids to Read

Mayor’s Summer Reading Club: Tips to Get Kids to Read

DSN Newswire Snuggle up to read together to create a feeling of security and confidence with books. Keep books where your child can reach them – everywhere. Encourage your child to explain something they did each day to build narrative skills. Sing songs, read rhyming books and say silly tongue twisters to sharpen your child’s [...]

Texting and driving ban could become state law in Texas

Texting and driving ban could become state law in Texas

by Tashika Varma The Texas House of Representatives approved a statewide ban on texting while driving on. But the Senate, including Gov. Rick Perry, voted against the ban and Texans will not join 39 other states and ban texting and driving SMU freshman Charlie Weber said he watched in horror as his friend snuck in [...]

A.Dd+ – Dallas Hip-Hop Is Here to Stay

A.Dd+ – Dallas Hip-Hop Is Here to Stay

by Caleb Wossen The Dallas duo are poised to make Dallas relevant in hip-hop It’s around midnight when A.Dd+ takes the stage at Hailey’s Bar in Denton. “WOO!” goes the crowd as rappers Paris P and Slim Gravy grab their mics and get busy. Audience members erupt in dance as the band burns through its [...]

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