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Right-Wing Extremists Taking Over Carroll School District?

When Jennifer Schutter met her new neighbor two years ago, the mother and physician thought she had met an ally. The neighbor, Hannah Smith, also had a special needs child in the Carroll school district, home to the tony city of Southlake in northeast Tarrant County. Both mothers shared a desire to improve the quality of education for special needs students in their district.
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Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Bezos foundation gives $5 million to TCU to expand study of early childhood education

Texas Christian University is expanding its influence in the field of early childhood education with a new endowed chair funded with a gift from the Bezos Family Foundation. The inaugural chair will be Jan Lacina, a professor who focuses on early childhood literacy and the dean of graduate studies at the TCU College of Education. She began her career as an early childhood teacher, and served in numerous roles before coming to TCU including interim dean, early childhood program coordinator and post baccalaureate graduate program coordinator.
Dallas News

Richardson, Plano seeking peanut butter donations to fight food insecurity in North Texas

Richardson and Plano are among the local cities accepting peanut butter donations through the month of September in conjunction with Hunger Action Month. Led by the North Texas Food Bank, the annual peanut butter drive aims to create awareness about food insecurity in the community while collecting a shelf-stable, child-friendly protein, according to the food bank’s website. The food bank’s goal is to raise 300,000 pounds of peanut butter to benefit local food banks.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Hispanic Heritage Month starts Sept. 15. Here’s how to celebrate in Fort Worth

Here’s a list of events in Fort Worth where you can celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2021, which kicked off Sept. 15 and continues through Oct. 15. The Fort Worth Botanic Garden/Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., invites guests to ¡Celebramos! A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage from Sept. 15 through Nov. 7, according to the Botanic Garden’s website. Events will include artistic performances and exhibitions, dining and shopping, movie showings and Day of the Dead commemorations.

Crosswalk Companions: Crossing guard and neighborhood teen form lasting bond

You know you’re a fixture in the community–or maybe even a landmark–when you show up in a Google Map street view. Meet Phyllis Walden. Phyllis is 88. For the past 17 years, Phyllis’ “street view” is the intersection of Briarhill Boulevard and Rosedale Street and two strategic crosswalks next to McAuliffe Elementary School in Highland Village.

DRC Hispanic Heritage Month Resources

At the Dallas Regional Chamber, our commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion includes raising awareness of the diverse communities in North Texas. Dallas-Fort Worth has one of the largest Hispanic populations in the United States, and starting today, we are excited to join in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Spanning...
Cleburne Times-Review

Food Truck Festival & Business Expo planned for Sept. 30

The Cleburne Chamber of Commerce is expanding its 23rd annual Business Expo to include a Food Truck Festival this year and will feature new attractions as well as returning favorites. The Food Truck Festival & Business Expo will be held from 2-7 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Cleburne Conference Center,...

North Texas Giving Day: Support Your Favorite Preservation Organizations

For those of you new to Texas, let me introduce you to North Texas Giving Day. The Communities Foundation of Texas sponsors this 18-hour online event to support local non-profit organizations in 20 counties of North Texas on one user-friendly platform. North Texas Giving Day was created in 2009 as...
University of Dallas News

A New Precedent: UD’s freshman class brings in an astounding 47% of minorities

The class of 2025 is setting record-breaking University of Dallas history as the largest incoming class. According to the university’s press release on Aug. 23, this freshman class is the most diverse student body, bringing in a 47% minority student population and 32% Hispanic. This makes for an exciting time in UD history as students begin to see a myriad of cultures integrated into the university.
Denton Record-Chronicle

Our Daily Bread, PediPlace partner with United Way

Our Daily Bread in Denton and PediPlace in Lewisville have joined United Way of Denton County as community partners. ODB, which recently merged with Monsignor King Outreach Center, has worked for more than 20 years to care, feed and shelter the vulnerable in Denton. ODB currently runs three locations that provide shelter for those in need.