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Carrollton names Gregg Salmi as the new Fire Chief

After a nationwide search beginning in January, the City of Carrollton appointed Assistant Chief of Operations Gregg Salmi as the Fire Chief of Carrollton Fire Rescue. He will take the department head position the beginning of April after current Chief John Murphy retires. Salmi is a 31-year veteran of CFR having begun his career in Carrollton in 1986. He was ... Read More »

Curvylicious Ladies Get Fit & Fabulous with Active Ego Apparel

By Carla Meadows, Lifestyle/Family Travel Blogger Now that springtime is approaching I’m motivated to get outside and amp up my workout routine. Although I’m excited about clocking in some extra miles at the gym, my old exercise clothes don’t look like they can take another lap. When you’ve been working out in over-sized t-shirts, baggy shorts and alternating between the ... Read More »

Preserved by Purpose:   Face to Face

“I have a what on my where?”  I asked my doctor as she reexplained what I’d obviously been too preoccupied to hear.    Honestly, I knew I’d heard it right but, I was just hoping she’d say something different the 2nd time.    By the time I collected my thoughts, the reality of what she said was literally staring me in the ... Read More »

Upgrade Your Faith – Wait on God

By Rev. Yvette R. Blair-Lavallais One of the hardest things in following Jesus and being on this spiritual journey is having patience to wait on God. I think one of the reasons is that we live in a culture that promotes a mindset of quick, fast and in a hurry. We rush in and out of fast food eateries, complaining ... Read More »

6 Black History Scholarships accepting applications

According to BlackNews.com — Every year, many companies and organizations give away scholarships to African American students as a way of celebrating and honoring Black History month. Some of these programs have come and gone, while others have been very consistent throughout the years. Here’s a list of the programs that are open this February: #1 – Jackie Robinson Foundation ... Read More »

Transformance’s Economic Empowerment Center Blossoms

These days, it sure seems like the world could use a good story. A positive message or something to be proud of. I’d like to think I have a small contribution to share regarding our nonprofit’s ability to serve others. As the interim CEO of Transformance, formerly Consumer Credit Counseling of Greater Dallas, I’m proud to share the news that ... Read More »

Handling Your Doubters

By Rev. Yvette R. Blair-Lavallais John 10:31-39 (New Living Translation) 31 Once again the people picked up stones to kill him. 32 Jesus said, “At my Father’s direction I have done many good works. For which one are you going to stone me?” 33 They replied, “We’re stoning you not for any good work, but for blasphemy! You, a mere man, claim to ... Read More »


THE CASE FOR CHRIST, based on Lee Strobel’s best-selling book about his own journey as an award-winning investigative journalist and resolute atheist who sets out to disprove Christianity, comes to life in its big screen debut. “The book The Case for Christ lays out the overwhelming foundation of evidence from which personal faith can rise,” Strobel said. “The film gives ... Read More »

Goodbye Mr. President

Every four or eight years, a new President is inaugurated and the existing President has to exit the White House. But today, it’s not just any president exiting the White House, but the first African-American president of our United States – Barack Hussein Obama II. As I reflect over his eight years as President, and listen and read the many comments ... Read More »

DISD Trustee Foreman: Creating a supportive academic environment for Spring 2017

By Dallas ISD District 6 Trustee Joyce Foreman As students and families get back into the swing of school, it is important for parents to understand how to support and guide students toward a successful educational experience. Revisit communication with teachers and administrators at school, discuss ways you can support student learning at home and ways to provide an extension ... Read More »