Archive for the ‘Social’ Category

Conrad High Students Get Free Phones, Internet Connection

Posted by Heather Noel

About 250 students at Dallas ISD’s Emmett J. Conrad High School received free mobile devices and wireless internet connectivity recently.

The donation marked the launch of Sprint and the Sprint Foundation’s 1Million Project, an initiative aiming to lessen the digital …

Dallasite Helps Spark National Initiative Promoting Service on Inauguration Day

Posted by Heather Noel

On Inauguration Day, Dallas resident Jon Mertz hopes people can set aside their political differences and remember what’s really important — being good stewards of our communities.

Mertz and his friend, Susanne Harrington of Austin, are leading nonpartisan efforts to …

Should Phone Charging be on a Restaurant’s Menu?

Posted by Lance Murray

If you have a fear of being without your mobile device, you may have a condition known as nomophobia.

Yes, there’s a name for it.

And, Nancy Nichols of D Magazine ponders the — obviously so not age-old — question …

On Tap: Ignite, Educated City, & D CEO’s Technology Event

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

Editor’s Picks of events for Jan. 19 – 26.


PURSUIT DALLAS — 6 to 8 p.m. at Walnut Hill Recreation Center, 10011 Midway Road, in Dallas. The Dallas Park and Recreation Department will kick off its six-part …

Endowment to Boost Assistance to Uninsured Burn Survivors

Posted by Lance Murray

Burn care at Parkland Health & Hospital System got a big boost with the recent announcement of the Sons of the Flag Endowment for Burn Care Supplies through the Parkland Foundation.

Sons of the Flag is a nonprofit founded by …

Irving-based Chuck E. Cheese’s Growing Special Needs Program

Posted by Heather Noel

Irving-based Chuck E. Cheese’s has expanded its Sensory Sensitive Sundays to 54 locations in New England, New Jersey, and New York.

The event for children with autism and other special needs and their families dials down the sensory overload at …

On Tap: Women’s Empowerment Conference, Collidathon, & MLK Symposium

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

Editor’s Picks of events for Jan. 12 – 19.


PILOBOLUS — 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St., in Dallas. Pilobolus’ Shadowland pioneered the integration of shadow theater, dance, and …

7 Dallasites Make Forbes List of ’30 Under 30′

Posted by Lance Murray

Seven Dallas residents have been named to the Forbes “30 Under 30” list, an elite grouping of the “brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators, and game-changers.”

It’s the sixth year for the Forbes list that is composed of 600 finalists in 20 …

Dallas Library, Deep Ellum Shop Team Up for ‘Bookbike’

Posted by Lance Murray

In an effort to make books more accessible to the community, the Dallas Public Library and a bike shop in Deep Ellum are working together to make Dallas’ first bookbike, a small bicycle-drawn trailer that can be customized for the …

Automated Bank: Do You Still Want a Live Teller?

Posted by Walter Bialas

Technology and innovation are all around us. Change has become common. Sometimes, however, it takes time to adapt to the rapid pace of innovation around us. 

Recently, I became aware of a new “automated” branch bank in Dallas’ urban area …