Due to rain in the forecast, NorthPark Center and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra have moved Saturday's Concert Under the Stars from CenterPark Garden to the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, located at 2301 Flora St. in the Dallas Arts District.
Colin Allred, an attorney and former NFL player, and Lillian Salerno, an attorney and businesswoman, face off in the May 22 Democratic Primary runoff for the District 32 U.S. House Race. The winner will challenge incumbent
U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Dallas, in November for a district Hillary Clinton narrowly won in 2016.
Early voting runs May 14-18. Visit dallascountyvote.org for polling information.
Click below to view the candidates Q&A responses.
Why are you running for Congress?
This is my home, where I was born and raised by a single mother who was a teacher in Dallas public schools. Growing up here, we struggled financially and things were never easy, but I was able to chase my dreams because of the incredible support I received from the people of this area. I went to good Dallas public schools—graduating from Hillcrest High School—spent my evenings, summers, and school breaks at great YMCA camps, and was helped by so many unsung heroes who went above and beyond the call of duty to give a kid who didn’t know his father a chance to chase his version of the American Dream. That support gave me the platform I needed to play in the NFL, to become a civil rights attorney, and to work for the President of the United States.
Why are you running for Congress?
I’m running because I know how hard it is to fight for every opportunity when the cards are stacked against you, and I believe the people of TX-32 deserve a leader who will fight for them.
My story is also the American story. I grew up with few resources. I am a first-generation college graduate and paid for my tuition at UT-Austin through Pell grants and by waiting tables. I started my first business at the age of twenty-five, earned my law degree from SMU, ultimately entered public service, and raised three kids (a son and two adopted daughters) as a single mom. I was able to create the life I have now because I had economic opportunity, and because of people who believed in me and invested in me. My story is one that voters in this district can relate to -- every person deserves a fair shot to build a life for themselves.
Highland Park, University Park, and HPISD will all have a space on the May 5 ballot.
The Town of Highland Park has two candidates rivaling for Mayor; six candidates are vying for four at-large spots on the UP city council, and two will make a play for the contended HPISD place 2 board of trustee position.
With Mayor Joel T. Williams term limited, voters will elect a new mayor in May. City Council member Margo Goodwin and former mayoral candidate Sam Tamborello are running for the post. (Voters will also elect city council members, but there are only five candidates on the ballot for the five seats.)
SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: NOT THERE FOR THE FOOD
Three patrons at Honor Bar Restaurant in the Highland Park Village had no desire to sit down for a meal during their April 13 visit. Instead, video surveillance shows the group (two women and a man) enter the restaurant around 8:02 p.m., order water at the bar, and then leave nine minutes later. During that same time, the video also shows one of the women making "furtive movements" with her hands under the bar. The woman sitting next to them later reported her pink Ralph Lauren wallet with gold zippers missing from her purse.