Nation’s Hispanic business leaders meeting in Dallas will put Wells Fargo on the hot seat

Nation’s Hispanic business leaders meeting in Dallas will put Wells Fargo on the hot seat

The chilling effect of immigration policies on some industries is expected to be a topic of discussion as the leaders of some of the largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the country gather in Dallas for a three-day convention starting Sunday.

This is the second time the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, which claims to represent more than 4.2 million businesses that contribute over $668 billion to the national economy, is holding its annual gathering in Dallas.

The convention comes at a critical time for the Dallas-Fort Worth area, where a severe labor shortage has been stifling the construction industry that relies heavily on an immigrant workforce. And, as President Donald Trump seeks to implement more restrictive immigration policies, business owners are worried about the impact. Continue reading →

Brass Ceiling: Dallas Has Three Minority Women in Top Law Enforcement Jobs

Brass Ceiling: Dallas Has Three Minority Women in Top Law Enforcement Jobs

Forty years ago, it was rare to see a female police officer out on patrol. Now, three extraordinary women in Dallas are breaking brass ceilings in more unique ways than one.

Chief U. Renee Hall joined the Dallas Police Department earlier this month, becoming the first woman to serve as their police chief.

“This is a male dominated field and it has been for many years. And often times it’s been asked, ‘Are they strong enough? Can they do the job?’ We have to be twice as smart in order to do the same job that a man does,” says Chief Hall.

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Injury bug attacks Denver Broncos, Dallas Cowboys

Injury bug attacks Denver Broncos, Dallas Cowboys

Denver Broncos wide receiver Bennie Fowler celebrates his two-point conversion pass reception against the Carolina Panthers in the fourth quarter in Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California on February 7, 2016. Photo by Brian Kersey/UPI

DENVER — Injuries struck both the Broncos and the Cowboys with alarming frequency during Denver’s 42-17 win over Dallas on Sunday.

Midway through the second quarter, Broncos wide receiver Bennie Fowler left the game after landing on his head trying to make a diving catch near the goal line. Denver lost rookie left tackle Garett Bolles to a lower left leg injury during the third quarter.

Cowboys rookie cornerback Chidobe Awuzie left in the first quarter because of a hamstring injury and did not return. Then, during the second quarter, Dallas cornerback Nolan Carroll sustained a concussion and was ruled out for the remainder of the game. Continue reading →

Texas sues Dallas area gas station operator over Hurricane Harvey price gouging allegations

Texas sues Dallas area gas station operator over Hurricane Harvey price gouging allegations

Consumer complaints about price gouging was making waves across social media channels following Hurricane Harvey. Now, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office is holding some businesses accountable for their actions.

Paxton’s office filed lawsuits today against three companies — one of them a local gas station owner — alleging price gouging. His office received 3,321 complaint related to Harvey.

A statement from Paxton’s office said Bains Brothers, which appears to own Texaco-branded gas stations in Carrollton, Richardson and Arlington, charged $6.99 a gallon for regular unleaded gasoline at two of its stations on Aug. 31 — a week after Harvey made landfall on Texas coast. The signs at those stations still displayed prices in the $3 to $4 range while charging the higher price, according to the attorney general’s office. Continue reading →

Opposition group rises in effort to slow Dallas City Council vote on Robert E. Lee statue

Opposition group rises in effort to slow Dallas City Council vote on Robert E. Lee statue

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A new group is making a last-ditch effort to keep the Gen. Robert E. Lee statue standing in an Oak Lawn park.

Dallas Citizens for Unity and Reconciliation hopes the City Council will hold off on its scheduled vote Wednesday on a resolution that calls for the immediate removal of the Lee Park monument while a task force deliberates on what to do about the city’s other Confederate symbols.

“It looked like it was just moving too fast,” said Hank Tatum, one of the group’s leaders. “We wanted to slow the train down a little bit.”

Tatum said the sculpture of Lee and a young soldier astride horses “is a handsome statue” that doesn’t deserve the bum’s rush. Continue reading →