Hispanic Executive Magazine interviews Arcilia Acosta

Arcilia C. Acosta is the founder and CEO of CARCON Industries and STL Engineers in Dallas, TX Bigger Boards, Bigger Responsibilities Running two companies and sitting on a couple of corporate boards, Arcilia Acosta keeps her focus on the business at hand while fostering the inclusion of women and minorities by Kelli Lawrence with Hispanic Executive…


A Latino History of Hip-Hop Part 1

For the first part of a two-part series on how Latinos have influenced hip-hop Latino USA producers Daisy Rosario and Marlon Bishop learn about the early years by talking to legends like Devastating Tito, Lee Quiñones, and Charlie Chase. They break down the four elements of hip-hop: MCing, DJing, graffiti, and break dancing and explore…


Dallas County Courts at Law

There are 5 county courts at law.  These courts hear civil cases where the amount in controversy is under $200,000. The geographical area served by each court is all of Dallas County.  They are up for election again in 2018, the same as the governor’s race. For more information about these courts, please visit the…


Dallas County Juvenile Courts

  There are only two juvenile courts in Dallas County.  These courts are actually family district courts which specialize in juvenile and child protective services cases.  Judge Shannon is the presiding judge of the 305th Judicial District Family Court and Judge Martin is the judge of the 304th Judicial District Family Court. These judges hold…


Dallas County Probate Court Judges

There are 3 probate courts in Dallas County.  These Courts have jurisdiction over all Dallas County probate matters, guardianship cases, and mental health commitments.  These judges hold county-wide elected positions.  They are elected to four-year terms.  These judges will have to run again in 2018. Please visit the Dallas County Probate Court website for more…

Dallas County Juvenile Department

Data about juvenile delinquency in Dallas County is reported monthly to the Dallas County Juvenile Board in the Director’s Report. The Director’s Report is found in the juvenile board agenda each month. Data in the Director’s Report includes: Formal referrals for the calendar year Racial/ethnic and gender breakdown of formal referrals in the calendar year…


Texas Women: Their Histories, Their Lives

New book titled Texas Women: Their Histories, Their Lives has a section called “Latinas in Dallas, 1910-2010,” by Bianca Mercado, a UNT postgraduate and a doctoral candidate at Yale who is completing a dissertation on Mexican communities and urban redevelopment in Dallas. This chapter includes stories of Anita N. Martinez, Adelaida Cuellar, Maria Luna, Faustina Martinez, Lena…


FREE Classes

DFW International Community Alliance is proud to partner these FREE classes for green card holders with limited English that will prepare them for the U.S. Citizenship Naturalization Exam. Each series is 12 sessions (24 hours) long. It is not necessary to register for this class and students can begin at any time during the series. Classes…


  A presentation of the report titled Texas Urban Counties Recividism Rates 2015 was made to the Dallas County Criminal Justice Advisory Board on June 15, 2015.  Dallas County contracted for a review of one-year recidivism rates.  This study defines recidivism as a re-arrest within one year of the initial arrest.  After this presentation, the board agreed…


Texas Legislative Budget Board The Legislative Budget Board (LBB) is a permanent joint committee of the Texas Legislature that develops budget and policy recommendations for legislative appropriations.  This site is a wealth of information.  It includes reports for the following “function areas” under the PUBLICATIONS tab  


Justice of the Peace Courts

There are 10 Justice of the Peace courts in Dallas County.  These courts hear civil matters where the amount in controversy is not more than $10,000 and criminal misdemeanors punishable by fine only.  JPs may issue search warrants and arrest warrants.  The geographical area served by each JP is set by statute and are not…


Dallas County Schools

Dallas County Schools (DCS) is a county school district providing services to independent school districts throughout the State of Texas. DCS consists of a team of more than 2,000 professionals providing services for more than 425,000 students within Dallas County and exponentially more statewide. Dallas County Schools has the 4th largest pupil Transportation fleets in the United…


Adelfa Callejo

The Dallas Hispanic Bar Assocation  Mourns the Loss of a Tireless Leader The Hispanic community lost one of its finest advocates on Saturday with the passing of Adelfa Botello Callejo. Callejo was one of the founding members of the predecessor organization to the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association (DHBA), the Mexican American Bar Association of Dallas….


Frank Hernandez

Frank Hernandez, Dallas County’s first Hispanic judge, dies at 73 By JOE SIMNACHER jsimnacher@dallasnews.com Published: 22 February 2012 01:25 PM Frank Patrick Hernandez developed a national reputation during his nearly half century as a Dallas civil rights lawyer. In 1977, he was the first Mexican-American to serve as a Dallas County judge. He also worked…

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