#North Texas

New Choctaw Casino Expansion Is a Win for Choctaw Nation, Oklahoma, and North Texas

If you’ve been waiting for the “new” Choctaw Casino in Durant, OK to open, the wait is over. Located on Hwy 69 about an hour and a half drive from Dallas, the newly expanded hotel and casino welcomes North Texans to an elevated experience. “We wanted to create a resort and gaming experience unlike any other, and I am proud to say the expansion rivals anything you would find in Las Vegas,” said Heidi Grant, executive officer of gaming and hospitality for Choctaw Nation.
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State Fair of Texas to reopen this week with COVID-19 protocols in place

DALLAS - The State Fair of Texas will soon reopen its gates after a year off because of the pandemic. But with COVID-19 still a concern, visitors will have to follow some new rules and may notice some changes. "The current environment definitely presents some challenges for our 135-year tradition....
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NBC Dallas-Fort Worth

Pandemic Worsens Texas' Low Education Performance

Texas does a lot of things well, including creating jobs, the economy and low taxes. North Texas is one the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country, with people pouring in for good jobs and quality of life -- but not necessarily when it comes to making sure their children are promised a quality education.
Houston Chronicle

Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro decries lack of Latinos in media as 'dangerous'

WASHINGTON — Latinos hold just 12 percent of the jobs in American media, though they make up nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population and workforce, according to a new federal report highlighting how badly the nation’s largest minority group is underrepresented in industries producing news, movies, books and other communications.

Cash-strapped college students get help from North Texas Food Bank

DALLAS - College students who are often strapped for cash have one less thing to worry about thanks to the North Texas Food Bank. The organization joined forces with the Dallas College District to hand out food at all seven campuses. That included produce, milk and more at Eastfield College’s...
Weatherford Democrat

Weatherford councilman selected for Leadership North Texas

WEATHERFORD – Councilmember Matt Ticzkus has been selected by the North Texas Commission Foundation to be a member of the Leadership North Texas Program. Leadership North Texas is a graduate-level leadership program aimed at recruiting, developing, and supporting leaders who have a commitment to civic engagement, to learning, to collaboration and to the North Texas region. Participants will learn best practices in regional stewardship from regions that have successfully addressed regional issues and challenges relevant to the region; and participate in the development of appropriate strategies for North Texas.
Herald Democrat

Webb resigns, Loyd to replace community development director

Denison announced that it will be undergoing some changes in leadership in the coming weeks. In a news release issued Tuesday afternoon, the city announced that Executive Director of Planning & Community Development John Webb has resigned after more than 25 years of planning experience in North Texas. Stepping into...

Ruston events coming up

1. Morning Prayer; 2. North Texas Mean Green vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs; 3. Free Medicare Seminar; 4. Aunt Fi's Lot -Grambling Football vs. Alabama A&M University Parking; 5. Art in the Park: A Loyal Blue Weekend Event;
CW33 NewsFix

Sarah Dash, singer and co-founder of Labelle, dies at 76

Sarah Dash, singer and co-founder of Labelle, dies at 76. Samuel Adams to release $240 beer that's 28% ABV, illegal in 15 states. DISD cracking down on 'devious licks' Tiktok trend. Cash Nickerson shares how to become a better negotiator. Want to help those in need during Hunger Action Month?...

North Texas Giving Day Booster: Explorium Denton Children’s Museum

According to Explorium Denton Children’s Museum Executive Director Dinora Padilla-Avina,. “One play date at a time is the best investment for the mental health of the future of our tiniest citizens! Explorium Denton provides opportunities for children and families to play and learn together as our effort to maintain children’s mental health. As we all know, the pandemic continues to cause stress on all members of the community. Unfortunately, children have not been free from this stress. Constant periods of high stress in children causes negative physical and behavioral changes. High stress in children result in negative outcomes for the family unit and the whole child.
NBC Dallas-Fort Worth

North Texas High School Students Design App for Alzheimer's Patients

There's an app for nearly everything, but some North Texas high school students noticed there wasn't one specifically geared to people with Alzheimer's and dementia. That's why Vedant Tapiavala, a senior at Dallas ISD's School for the Talented and Gifted, and his friend Rithvik Ganesh, a senior at Plano West Senior High School designed AlzBuddy.

Texas Health announces new internal medicine residency program

Texas Health is introducing two new internal medicine residency programs at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and a combined program at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. The Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education granted approval for the internal medicine residency programs,...