Big crowds slither to Repticon in Grapevine

GRAPEVINE — Lovers of all things scaly coiled up at the Grapevine Convention Center this weekend for the latest edition of Repticon! The expo brings together dozens of reptile breeders and vendors to show off and sell creatures of all shapes and sizes, from tiny turtles to big boas. “[Reptiles] are really interesting not only to look at but to hold, to feel,” says Repticon rep Klay Menard.  “They’re not like cats or dogs, they’re not as predictable.” Repticon slithers […]

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Star rapper J. Cole makes surprise visit to Oak Cliff back-to-school event

DALLAS — The question of “Will he or won’t he?” was answered on Saturday, and the answer was: yes, he did! After dropping a freestyle track last week that included a shoutout to the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas, star rapper J. Cole made a very welcome appearance at the annual For Oak Cliff Back to School Festival at Glendale Park.  While he declined to speak with NewsFix, his visit said volumes to those who were there. “He spoke to […]

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Organizations come together to help families in need before school starts

DEEP ELLUM– It’s the last weekend before school starts and what a better way to end it than by helping those in need. Well, that’s exactly what Hope Supply Co. and Feed the Children hope to do. “What we are doing here today, we are assisting 400 families in need. We are handing out food, essentials and AVON within these boxes that are set to sustain a family of four up to a week. This event is sponsored by Teleperformance.” said […]

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Fort Worth elementary schools film remake of Cardi B’s ‘I like it’ hit song

FORT WORTH– There’s a new twist on Cardi B’s hit rap song “I like it.” A handful of elementary schools in Fort Worth came together to show off their rapping and dancing skills ahead of next week’s return to class. The spin off entitled ‘School Everywhere, 3’ is the latest production by fifth grade math teacher, Thomas Mayfield. The students rap about their love for school alongside their teachers and administrators who showed they could be hip too. “Really excited […]

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Help an animal in need: Adoption fees waived this Saturday!

ANNA, TX–If you have been thinking about adopting a pet, well it’s your lucky day. Dallas, along with other cities nationwide will take part in  ‘Clear the Shelters’ event where all adoption fees will be waived. “All of the adoptions will be fee waived. The animal will still be spayed, neutered, micro-chipped, current on vaccinations and heart worm tested if applicable. The adoption process is the same its just the adoption is going to be fee waived and its really […]

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Lemonade for a cause: Student raises money for the ‘Pink Lemonade Stand Challenge’

DALLAS– You know the saying, when life give you lemons, make lemonade. Well, Skylar Kaye is doing just that by standing up for a cause all while putting Texas on the map. It’s calle d the ‘Pink Lemonade Stand Challenge’ the concept was originally started by nine-year-old Brynne Rhodes who wanted to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation after her mom was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer. Now, children from all over the U.S. are up for the […]

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Oak Cliff works brings job training to the community

DALLAS – If you’re looking for the land of opportunity, you might want to start in Oak Cliff. The Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce launched a program called “Oak Cliff Works,” that offers job training and guidance to people living in under-served communities, putting them on the path to success. “This program, Oak Cliff Works, is designed to take those individuals who currently live, work, and play here and give them an opportunity to have a career,” said Chamber of […]

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Ice Cube and Big 3 crew showing Dallas streets some love

DALLAS– The Big3 playoffs are beginning on Friday night in the Big D. They still got it. #BIG3Playoffs pic.twitter.com/yh2JEqm5SV — Ice Cube (@icecube) August 17, 2018 You know what that means, don’t you? Some big things for the community! Ice Cube, the creator of the Big3, and the crew are in Dallas giving back. Before the game, they stopped at the Family Gateway Homeless Shelter to serve food, sign autographs, and dedicate the basketball court. “You know, bring a little […]

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‘Aviation Geeks’ get behind-the-scenes tour of AA at DFW Airport

IRVING — Star Trek has “Trekkies.”  Harry Potter has “Potterheads.”  Justin Bieber has “Beliebers.”  But air travel?  Yep, that has a fan club, too: “Aviation Geeks,” or “AvGeeks” for short.  And more than a dozen of them got a dream day at DFW Airport on Friday. In advance of National Aviation Day (annually on August 19, commemorating Orville Wright’s birthday and thus the birth of air travel), American Airlines held its third annual Aviation Day tour of its entire operation […]

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Chew on This: Mamoun’s Falafel spices up Uptown

DALLAS – Middle Eastern food has a long a rich history, but the craze is taking Dallas by storm. And, one of Big D’s favorites is Mamoun’s Falafel. “Mamoun’s started in 1971 in New York right on MacDougal Street,” Bassel Ghassani told Newsfix. Ghassani is the franchise operator of Mamoun’s Falafel. “It was one of the first authentic middle eastern restaurants in the area.” And now, they’re serving up authentic eats in Uptown, starting with the falafel. Mamoun’s uses a […]

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