By Megan Smith
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
By Kaylee Rios
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
By Evan Henry
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
By Molly Mollotova
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
By Jubenal Aguilar
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
By Nicholas Bostick
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
Overview of House Bill 2918
By Kate Rhoads
Photo by Wes Terrell | Staff Writer TX Rep. Jason Villalba explains the finer points of HB 2918 to Courier staffer Kate Rhoads.
The filing of a House bill that would place certain restrictions on the documenting of law enforcement recently sparked a national debate that included law enforcement groups, journalists, photographers and activists.
According to Texas Legislature Online, Representative Jason Villalba filed House Bill 2918 in March. The bill originated from the Texas Municipal Police Officer’s Association, Villalba said, after which it went through revisions by Villalba and the Texas Legislative Council. Continue reading
By Nicholas Bostick
This year Brookhaven College will host Dallas County Community College District’s 5th annual Sustainability Summit. The event will feature the Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., as keynote speaker. Continue reading
A preview of upcoming shows in the Dallas area, hand-picked by The Courier’s award-winning resident music guru
By Evan Henry
DAMN: Dallas Ambient Music Nights: Black Taffy, Kent Evans, Floating Island, jakkkechan, Triangulum at The Crown & Harp
Building upon raw experimentation, the second installment of DAMN, or Dallas Ambient Music Nights, is a monthly showcase of ambient soundscape artists who call Dallas home. Continue reading
Evan’s Distorted Dallas
By Evan Henry
If there is one week that features the best variety of independent musicians and artists, it’s the week of the South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas.
Last year, SXSW reported 2,371 music festival showcasing acts, 553 of which were international. The festival brought $315.3 million to the Austin economy, and 60,458 room nights were booked in 71 hotels last year. SXSW brings music lovers from all over the world and crams them into Austin and spinoff festivals crowd the surrounding areas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. 2015’s festival will span March 17-22 and will attract a large crowd. Continue reading