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Medical Shirts Give Hospitalized Children ‘Comfort’ in Their Fight

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

With bright colors, fun logos, and a message of hope, Luke’s FastBreaks has created a hospital gown that children love to wear.

Thousands of the specially-designed medical shirts have been delivered to hospitalized children across the country, but the …

5 Reasons Brides are Choosing Food Trucks for Their Weddings

Posted by Ruthie's Rolling Cafe

Here comes the bride. No wait. Here comes the food truck. With the holiday season comes a large spike in engagements. Now, brides-to-be have several months to plan for their June wedding. Instead of ordering steak dinners for guests, weddings …

1st ‘Engage Dallas’ Summit to Tackle City’s Issues

Posted by Dave Montgomery

The Mayor’s Star Council created about six years ago by Mayor Mike Rawlings and Trey Bowles, co-founder of The Dallas Entrepreneur Center, will hold its first citywide leadership summit next month to engage emerging leaders in a day of discussions

Smart Cities Talk, Hackathon in the Lineup for Earth Day Texas

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

smart citiesEarth Day Texas will be the epicenter for discussion on smart cities with experts from around the country coming to the two-day conference.

While many in the tech world live and breathe the Internet of Things, many people don’t know …

McKinney Fifth-Grader Invents Device to Prevent Hot Car Deaths

Posted by Julia Falcon

A fifth-grader from McKinney has designed a device that could prevent hot car deaths. 

10-year-old Bishop Curry

10-year-old Bishop Curry [ Courtesy of Bishop Curry IV ]

When his 6-month-old neighbor died after being locked in a hot car, Bishop Curry V, decided …

Panther Island Project Lands $526M Federal Boost

Posted by Kerry Curry

The Trinity River Vision — Fort Worth’s plan for an urban oasis — got a huge boost recently when Congress approved $526 million in funding for the first phase of the innovative project.

KERA explains how the vision, slated for …

Meet the New Class of Social Innovators in United Way’s GroundFloor Program

Posted by Heather Noel

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas has named its new class of GroundFloor fellows — and it’s the biggest one yet. 

Through the redesigned five-month program, fellows can earn up to $125,000 in seed funding by reaching certain milestones.

The accelerator

Texas Discovery Gardens Embarking on Largest Urban Monarch Project in the Nation

Posted by Julia Falcon

The National Wildlife Foundation gave the Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park a $125,000 grant to undertake, what could be, the largest urban monarch butterfly project in the nation. 

“Over the next 18 months we will be propagating several milkweed …

On Tap: Girl Scout Cookies & Beer Pairings, Drone Flying, & Innovation Day at UTA

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

Editor’s picks of events for Feb. 2 – 9.

THURSDAY, FEB. 2

3RD ANNUAL GIRL SCOUT COOKIE & BEER PAIRING FLIGHT — 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at LUCK at Trinity Groves, 3011 Gulden Lane, Suite 112, in Dallas. The …

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DHD Films to Join Smunday Campaign With Heinz

Posted by DHD Films

DHD Films joins the #Smunday Campaign to make the Monday after Super-Bowl Sunday a National Holiday! 

In a recent tongue-in-cheek campaign to make the day after the Super Bowl — dubbed ‘‘Smunday” — a national holiday, Kraft Heinz has …