Category Archives: Local News

26 killed in south Texas

By Juan Betancourt and Jacob Vaughn
Sports/Web Editor and Contributing Writer

The 11 a.m. Sunday service was in progress at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, a small south Texas town, when a man dressed in black tactical gear barged in with an assault rifle and fatally shot 26 people and wounded 20 others. Continue reading

Animal shelters in Texas need help after hurricanes hit the coastline.

By Lillian Smith
Contrubuting Writer 

While many focused on the situation of Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey, animal shelters prepared for the inevitable surge of abandoned animals in the wake of the storm. Steve Ortiz, an animal officer assistant at the Farmers Branch Animal Adoption Center, said they and other Dallas-area shelters were on standby to take animals as needed. Continue reading

DACA end worries students’ future

PART THREE OF A THREE-PART SERIES ON DACA REPEAL

By Jubenal Aguilar
Editor-in-Chief
couriereic@dcccd.edu

Thousands of young adults protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA, stand to lose protections if Congress does not take action for DACA recipients to remain legally in the country. However, options still exist for those individuals to protect themselves from an immediate threat of deportation. Continue reading

PolaCon shakes up photo scene

The Instant Film Society’s PolaCon returns to North Texas.

By Elena Walker
Contributing Writer

Polaroid pictures are no longer photos you only find while digging through your grandmother’s trunk. This vintage trend is making a comeback with Polaroids returning to shelves. North Texans have an opportunity to join this developing trend with PolaCon2017: An Instant Film Convention, which will take place Sept. 29-Oct.1. Continue reading

Trump repeals Obama-era program

PART ONE OF A THREE-PART SERIES ON DACA REPEAL

By Stephanie Colmenero
Contributing Writer

Photo by Willie R. Cole
Attorneys Gil Zafra and Ruth Brewer discuss DACA with students.

The protections granted by former President Barack Obama to those brought to the U.S. illegally as children will soon come to an end. President Donald Trump rescinded Obama’s 2012 executive order, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, according to The New York Times. Continue reading

Dallas rallies against alt-right

Charlottesville death sparks anti-white supremacy protest and challenges controversial monuments.

By Stephanie Salas-Vega
Managing Editor

Thousands gathered in Dallas to call for the removal of the city’s Confederate monuments and to denounce white supremacy.

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History topples statues

As outrage over Confederate monuments spreads nationwide, protesters easily dislodge cheap statues.

By Monica Mitrovic
Copy Editor/Editorial Proofreader

Photo by Juan Betancourt
The Robert E. Lee statue at Lee Park in Dallas is one of many controversial statues that people have called for the permanent removal of.

A group of protesters toppled a Confederate soldier statue on Aug. 14 in Durham, North Carolina. One protestor climbed atop the statue’s stone plinth, tied a yellow rope around the bronze soldier and, once on the ground, helped the crowd pull, slinging the monument to the ground, according to Quartz, a digital news outlet focused primarily on business.

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Panic at North Texas pumps

Citizens of Dallas-Fort Worth struggle to keep their gas tanks full in the midst of the impact of Hurricane Harvey in the Texas Gulf Coast.

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By Britney Cellerini
Contributing writer

Photo by John C. McClanahan
Waseem Samnani, a Shell gas station employee, directs lines of customers taking turns filling up their tanks during the gas shortage Aug. 31.

As Hurricane Harvey tore through the Gulf Coast, it not only displaced families, destroyed homes and setback people’s daily routines, but it also shutdown major ports stretching all over the southern Texas coast, according to The Dallas Morning News. Oil refineries were shut down as a safety precaution.

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Texas implements texting, driving ban

By Lauren Keuning
Opinion|Layout Editor

Photo Illustration by Jubenal Aguilar
HB 62 prohibits drivers from texting behind the wheel.

Texas drivers will face misdemeanor charges and fines for using a wireless mobile device to read, write or send text messages while operating a motorized vehicle as of Sept. 1, according to The Dallas Morning News.

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Brookhaven packs heat to class

SB 11 now allows licensed to carry holders to conceal carry handguns on campus.

By Jubenal Aguilar
Editor-in-Chief

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar
A student enters X Building, a designated gun-free zone. Signs are placed at the entrances of each designated gun-free zone around campus. E, P, U and X buildings, as well as parts of S, Q and T, are designated gun-free zones.

All Dallas County Community College District colleges are now required to allow concealed carry of firearms on premises.

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