Category Archives: Local News

Artist shapes ideas

Randy Guthmiller turns creative concept into handmade magazines

By Evan Henry

Music Editor

Photo by Evan Henry | Courier Randy Guthmiller reads his latest “SHAPES” -published zine, Larry Cary’s “Short Stories,” at the Nasher Gift Shop, where he works to fund his dreams.

Photo by Evan Henry | Courier
Randy Guthmiller reads his latest “SHAPES” -published zine, Larry Cary’s “Short Stories,” at the Nasher Gift Shop, where he works to fund his dreams.

Randy Guthmiller is an artist and a self-proclaimed “zine-ster.” Guthmiller creates new shapes and organizes them into “zines.” Zines are handmade magazines or booklets often centered around a single concept or idea. Continue reading

The progression of marriage equality

By Maddox Price and Molly Mollotova

Chief Layout Editor and Staff Writer 

JULY 1, 2000

Vermont became the first state to pass legislation allowing civil unions for same-sex couples. The civil unions granted individuals the same rights as married couples. Vermont still recognized marriage as between one man and one woman.

JUNE 26, 2003

The Supreme Court ruled criminalizing homosexual sodomy is unconstitutional. The case ruled sodomy laws are a violation of the right to privacy. The decision overturned Texas’ “Homosexual Conduct” law. Continue reading

Texas courts advance LGBT marriage equality

By Molly Mollotova

Staff Writer

File Photo: Wes Terrell | Courier

File Photo: Wes Terrell | Courier

The road toward marriage equality in the state of Texas has been a rocky one. With no hope in sight for members of Texas’ lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, those hoping to marry their partners have been forced to travel to neighboring states with marriage equality laws to formalize their relationships. That is, until Federal District Court Judge Orlando Garcia in San Antonio turned the tables on Texas’ definition of marriage Feb. 26, 2014, paving the way for Texas’ first and only same-sex marriage – for the time being. Continue reading

Same-sex rally upholds rights

By Molly Mollotova & Maddox Price

Staff Writer & Chief Layout Editor

Maddox Price | Courier Keynote speaker Omar Narvaez delivers a pledge to end discrimination at the Light the Way to Justice Rally and Vigil at Sue Ellen’s April 27.

Photos by Maddox Price | Courier
Keynote speaker Omar Narvaez delivers a pledge to end discrimination at the Light the Way to Justice Rally and Vigil at Sue Ellen’s April 27.

Even with impending rain on the horizon, community organizer of the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas Joe Swanson, the Oak Lawn Band and a handful of volunteers began to march down Oak Lawn Avenue and into the bars. Tunes by Lady Gaga and Katy Perry blared from the tiny marching band at each bar, followed by pleas from Swanson informing surprised bar patrons of the same-sex marriage argument hearings set for the following day and encouraging them to join the rally at Sue Ellen’s April 27. Continue reading

Staffers earn awards record

By Megan Smith

Copy Editor

We did it ! 

 

The Brookhaven Courier staff won a record-breaking 30 awards at this year’s Texas Intercollegiate Press Association conference. The staff almost doubled their previous record of 17 awards from last year. The convention, held April 8 – 11 in San Antonio, brought together students from two- and four-year colleges and universities from around Texas, including the University of North Texas, Southern Methodist University, Baylor University and others. Continue reading

Josey Records’ live show draws ample crowd

By Kaylee Rios

Staff Writer

Photos by Evan Henry | Courier  Ben and Charlie of ABACABA get heavy at Josey Records.

Photos by Evan Henry | Courier
Ben and Charlie of ABACABA get heavy at Josey Records.

Josey Records hosted its first live show Feb. 21. The lineup included Moth Face, Cygnus vs. Blixaboy, Teen Slut, iill and ABACABA. Vinyl fanatics sorted through bin after bin of records, which line the walls of Josey Records, as the stage was prepared. Customers gazed at paintings and sculptures by local artists that hung on the walls of the 15,500-square-foot building. In time, the crowd slowly pooled at the front of the stage for the night’s performance. Continue reading

Marking the end of an era

By Evan Henry

 
Music Editor

CD Source, located on the 5000 block of Greenville Avenue, is closed. The announcement came in September of last year. “Sadly, the wonderful run of over 20 years we have had will soon be coming to a close,” owner Lance Price said in an email to customers. Continue reading

Gawker Blogger still confused by intricacies of feminism

By Molly Mollotova

Staff Writer

 

 

As a feminist, member of the LGBT community and woman, I pride myself on staying up-to-date on the topic of inequality. So, when I came across an article titled “Dallas Observer Editor Still Confused by Women Who Play Music,” I was intrigued. Continue reading

BHC hosts Summit

By Jubenal Aguilar

Copy Editor

Photo illustration by Tom Gil

Brookhaven College hosted the Dallas County Community College District’s fifth annual Sustainability Summit. This year’s event was titled “Living Green: Exploring the Spectrum of Sustainability.” The summit was held April 2 and included a full day of events dedicated to green living.

Carrie Schweitzer, Brookhaven’s director of sustainability, said the event was a “terrific day of learning about how we can contribute to a sustainable and desirable future for our campus, for our community, for our world.” Continue reading

Campus carry bill approved

By Nicholas Bostick

Editor-in-Chief

A Texas State House committee approved a bill that will allow citizens with concealed handgun licenses to carry weapons on public college campuses throughout the state. This is one of several gun bills currently being discussed during the 84th Legislative Session.

The House Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee passed House Bill 937 March 31, according to a blog post on dallasnews.com. The bill will now be sent to the House Calendars Committee, after which the full House will vote on the measure. Continue reading