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The Dallas Lone Star Classic is this Weekend

November 25, 2009

This is from the the founders of the Lone Star Classic:

Get ready to kick off this the 2nd Annual Dallas Lone Star Classic Weekend November 27-29th, as the University Of Arkansas At Pine Bluff Golden Lions take on the Texas Southern University Tigers at the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, TX on November 28th. Kickoff time is 1:00pm!

Be in the crowd and watch the bands as they rock the stadum at halftime! The Arkansas-Pine Bluff “Marching Musical machine of the mid-south” will go up against Texas Southern’s “Ocean of Soul”!
Tickets are on sale now at Concord Church, Two Podners, Catfish Floyd’s and all Ticketmaster locations.
We are calling out all Black College Football fans, HBCU alumni, fraternities, and sororities to come out and enjoy this fun-filled weekend at the Dallas Lone Star Classic and kick it with  family and friends and celebrate the black college experience
For more info visit!

FREE Dallas Women’s Heart Health Fair on Saturday!

April 24, 2009

On Satruday, there will be a FREE Dallas Women’s Heart Health Fair on Saturday, April 25 from 9AM – 4PM at Fair Park (Automobile Building)

The Sister to Sister Foundation will be offering free screenings – cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, BMI, etc. – with free on-the-spot counseling by a medical professional, plus cooking and fitness demos, educational seminars, exhibit booths, tons of prizes and more. Even parking is free. See attached pics for details.

Baylor is prepared to offer 1,500 FREE comprehensive screenings (that’s huge – and this lab work would typically cost $100 or more at your doctor’s office).

Heart disease is the #1 killer of all women (more than the next six cancers combined!).

Bring a loved one to this great community event!

South Dallas Cultural Center Reopening!

October 31, 2007

As you know, I have written several times about the issues with the renovation and expansion of the South Dallas Cultural Center. The City was able to find a new contractor and now the center is reopening!

The City’s website has a press release which includes all of the events going on during the month of November. The SDCC is just east of Fair Park (map). Congrats to all of those that had a hand in making the new South Dallas Cultural Center a reality!

March 11, 2007

The Cotton Bowl and Public Trust

Since the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association voted to move the game to the new Dallas Cowboys stadium in Arlington (beginning in 2010), I keep seeing articles and hearing talk shows with people trying to assess who’s to blame, polls asking whether or not we should fund the millions in improvements, etc.

What’s also disappointing is that several Mayoral candidates want to hijack the process and not fund the improvements. Here’s the vote breakdown of the major candidates in the Mayor’s race, according to the DMN:

Yes: Don Hill, Darrell Jordan, Sam Coats, Ed Oakley

No: John Cappello, Zac Crain, Roger Herrera

Maybe: Tom Leppert, Max Wells, Gary Griffith

(Side note: How could you say maybe? Stop the fence-sitting and make the call!)

Let me give you a quick history lesson: In November, voters approved Proposition 3 in the 2006 bond election by an 81-19% margin. Proposition 3 included the Cotton Bowl Improvements.

So I guess we’re hearing from the 19% that didn’t vote for Prop 3. Way before November, it was known long ago the the Cotton Bowl would be moved to the home.

Where were all you haters in November?

If you didn’t want the improvements funded, you shouldn’t have voted for it. I saw NO opposition to Prop 3 in last Fall’s election season. So deal with it. The City will give citizens an improved, more viable landmark that attract new games and make Fair Park more of a destination for visitors and residents alike.