Category Archives: Local News

Popular Dallas pizza joint reopens

Once located in South Dallas, Zoli’s NY Pizza Tavern has a new home.

By Morgan Hanson
Contributing Writer

Photos by Eriana Ruiz
Zoli’s NY Pizza Tavern displays their infamous “Star Wars Last Supper,” a painting by local artist Clay Stinnet.

When Zoli’s NY Pizza Tavern in Oak Cliff, Dallas closed its doors Valentine’s Day 2016, patrons were heartbroken. But the beloved pizza parlor returned 628 days later and is now situated at 14910 Midway Road in Addison, Texas, inciting a feeding- frenzy among fans when Zoli’s reopened Nov. 3. Continue reading

Student’s photo voted best

By John C. McClanahan
Copy Desk Chief

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar
Leonardo Garcia, a window washer with April Building Services, Inc., washes the skywalk outside the Sheraton Dallas Hotel while Christian Ortiz spots and holds the ladder. The photo was shot Oct. 28 during the ACP/CMA Dallas Photo Shoot-out and won First Place among 42 competitors.

A Brookhaven College student won First Place in an on-site photojournalism competition at the 2017 National College Media Association and Associated Collegiate Press Convention in downtown Dallas. Continue reading

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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