From TDMN: Dallas, faith leaders praise Ebola efforts and face work ahead

With the worst hopefully behind them, Dallas leaders met Wednesday with the area’s faith community to commend each other’s efforts in the local fight against Ebola while acknowledging that much work remains to be done. The collective group hug at Park Cities Baptist Church was part celebration, part relief and part encouragement for the road…

From TDMN: Vickery Meadow neighborhood is ‘melting pot of America’

When J.D. Newsom heard about the Ebola case in Dallas, he knew it would hit close to home. “I had a gut feeling this was somehow connected to the refugee program,” said Newsom, vice president of operations for Refugee Services of Texas, the state’s largest resettlement program. “It was, indeed.” Newsom’s agency had no connection…

From TDMN: Ursuline Academy finally gets athletic field

Ursuline Academy now has a field of its own. A regulation-size athletic field that will be used for soccer and lacrosse covers the once-overgrown corner of its campus at Walnut Hill and Inwood. The private, all-girl school dedicated the field Thursday, just in time for soccer season. The person for whom the field is named,…

From TDMN: Jennifer Staubach Gates rescues choking diner at restaurant

Dallas City Council member Jennifer Staubach Gates may have saved an elderly restaurant patron’s life by administering first aid Monday night. Gates, a registered nurse, was eating dinner with her husband and some friends at The Mercury, at Preston Road and Forest Lane, when a waiter rushed by in search of a medical professional. A…

Dallas Morning News Letter to the Editor: Getting Things Done

Vote for Jennifer Gates for Dallas city council’s District 13 — she gets things done My family and I moved to Dallas’ District 13 nearly 10 years ago. As I tried to get involved in various parts of the community I kept running into Jennifer Gates. She was a substitute R.N., the coordinator for nursing…

Real Estate Council announces City Council endorsements

From The Dallas Morning News City Hall Blog:  The Real Estate Council has issued its endorsements for the coming City Council races. In the hotly contested District 13 race, Jennifer Staubach Gates got the nod over Leland Burk. And in the race for the District 14 seat, Bobby Abtahi can add to council to his…

Dallas police and firefighters announce City Council endorsements

From the Dallas Morning News City Hall Blog: Dallas police and firefighters announced Monday which candidates they’d like to see voters green-light in the upcoming City Council elections. The Dallas Police Association and Dallas Fire Fighters Association supported all the incumbents on the ballot. In fact, Scott Griggs and Delia Jasso — the two officeholders…

Jennifer Staubach Gates Running in District 13

The race is on for the City Council seat in District 13. Just as we were about to go to press with a story that said “as of Tuesday, Leland Burk was the only candidate,” word came that Jennifer Staubach Gates, the eldest daughter of legendary Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach, is throwing her hat in…