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Local Mother-Daughter Duo Team Up to Comfort Others With Original Recipe

A mother-daughter duo’s idea to give life to a recipe for generations to come has become something good for those who serve their communities. Laverne and Donna Richardson have always loved being in the kitchen. They thought, why not bring that love to others?. They did it with their “Mama...
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At historic Lonesome Dove Cemetery, traditions get turned upside down. The old-time board is ousted

This story hurts personally. I’ve lost my most precious Texas tradition. I always feared this day would come. Here it is. I’ve lost the little spot in the most sacred land in Tarrant County where my wife and I planned to be buried. I always worried that modernization would come to the legendary Lonesome Dove Cemetery Association in Southlake, and now it has.
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Dallas and Fort Worth Skylines to Glow Blue to Honor Those Affected by Cancer

North Texas' most recognizable buildings will light up Saturday night with a message of hope as part of a nationwide event remembering and honoring lives affected by cancer. Saturday, Sept. 18th, buildings along Dallas' skyline and Fort Worth's landmarks will glow blue as part of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) annual Lights of Hope Across America celebration that honors and remembers those touched by cancer.

Jeffress says 'there is no credible religious argument' against coronavirus vaccines

The Rev. Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Dallas said this week that "there is no credible religious argument" against receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Jeffress, an ardent supporter of former President Trump , told The Associated Press in an interview that he and his staff at First Baptist Dallas “are neither offering nor encouraging members to seek religious exemptions from the vaccine mandates.”
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First Baptist’s Robert Jeffress: ‘There is no credible religious argument against the vaccines’

As Americans increasingly seek religious exemptions from COVID-19 vaccine mandates, many faith leaders are telling them no. With more employers imposing the mandates, the push for exemptions has become more heated. At issue for many whose faith leads them to oppose abortion is that the most widely used coronavirus vaccines were tested on fetal cell lines developed over decades in laboratories, though the vaccines themselves do not contain any such material.

Family renovates house in Old Town Lewisville, turns it into grief retreat called Broken Halos Haven

Details catering to the widows and widowers who will stay at Broken Halos Haven are all around the newly renovated, nearly 100-year-old house in Old Town Lewisville. A single night stand sits on the left side of the master bed. A subtle cross lies in the ceiling’s wainscoting. Original wood removed during renovation covers the living room wall. It is a blend of the old with the new.

Father and son make Protecting & Serving a family affair

A 43 year-old North Texas father and his 23 year-old son are first in Texas to go through the Police Academy together. They're this week's KRLD Difference Makers. Winston Edmundson, 43, always knew he loved to serve others. After a few failed campaigns running for mayor Lewisville, Winston still had a calling to serve. He'd spend a lot of time with the Lewisville Police during his last campaign, after which he pondered a career change. He'd mentioned to his son, Christian Edmundson, 23, that being cop would be a great job...and Christian listened.
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Hugs & Shrugs

HUGS go to … the Children’s Advocacy Center for North Texas, which just unveiled its new, expanded Lewisville headquarters. The new facility, made possible after a yearslong fundraising campaign that raised $6 million, will allow the nonprofit agency to better respond to and combat child sexual abuse in Denton and Wise counties. The timing of the headquarters opening unfortunately is ideal, as reports of abuse are on the rise due to the pandemic’s closure of schools and childcare centers.

Rowlett Roundup

Keep Rowlett Beautiful is partnering with Keep Garland Beautiful and Keep Dallas Beautiful to host the 5th Annual Tri-City Cleanup on Saturday, October 2 from 9am to noon. The three Keep Texas Beautiful affiliates will come together at various locations around Lake Ray Hubbard to clean up the lakefront and surrounding areas. Residents are encouraged to volunteer to clean up their city at
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Union Gospel Mission Dallas

Wilbert Henderson O’Hara, Executive Assistant to CEO. Kiriakis Newman, Volunteer and Development Assistant. Union Gospel Mission Dallas is transforming lives to end homelessness one person at a time by providing more than just shelter, food and clothing. We also offer Discipleship and recovery programs, vocational job training and development, state-licensed child care services, medical care, transportation, substance abuse prevention, and transitional and permanent housing.

Friendship West community challenge

Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas is challenging everyone to use Black-owned businesses for their service and product needs for 100 days nationwide. Led by senior pastor and social justice activist, Rev. Dr. Frederick D. Haynes III, the goal of this challenge is to continue the legacy of Black Wall Street by circulating dollars within the Black community to strengthen its economic base. 100 Days of Buying Black will start on September 23, 2021 and will end on December 31, 2021.
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Dinner on the Ground: The history of Sunday feasts at Black churches in Dallas and beyond

Depending on your spiritual beliefs, social customs of communal dining and feeding the masses within religious communities has been around since, well, the beginning of time. From Jesus’ miraculous feat of feeding thousands with just two fishes and five loaves, to the Islamic parable of Muhammed providing sustenance to upward of 40,000 believers for 40 days, stories of charismatic leaders aiding the masses with promises of manna from the heavens are not new. And Judaism can be thanked for lending this table fellowship style of dining to Christianity.

JUST IN: SMU Launches Biggest Fundraising Campaign Yet With A Goal Of $1.5B

With the SMU Mustang Band, cheer squad and Peruna standing by to celebrate, Southern Methodist University officials just kicked off the public phase of an ambitious, $1.5 billion fundraising campaign in front of the school’s iconic Dallas Hall. “SMU Ignited: Boldly Shaping Tomorrow” is the third and largest fundraising campaign...
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Five Family-Friendly Events: Sept. 17-19

It’s time to get your game on this weekend. Whether you watch a live theater performance, attend a game night or run in the dark, there’s plenty of fun things to do with the whole family this weekend. For one night only, Led Zeppelin comes alive at the Rustin Pavilion...


We are only one week away from the biggest nonprofit fundraiser in North Texas. Next Thursday, September 23rd, marks Communities Foundation of Texas’ 13th North Texas Giving Day. Technically, it launched Wednesday, September 1, with early giving and 22 days of donations, events, and volunteering that culminate with North Texas Giving Day on September 23. In the thirteenth installment, a record-breaking 3,350 nonprofits stand to benefit from the community fundraiser.