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Phony Computer Techs Shut Down

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Federal Trade Commission – Scammers know people pay attention to warning signs, like the car’s “check engine” light, or railroad crossing gates and weather alerts. So when a fraudster wants to grab your attention, he may disguise his pitch as a warning. At the FTC’s request, a federal court temporarily shut down and froze the […]

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All Texas Pink Plates to Support Breast Cancer Awareness this October

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Austin, TX – Most people nowadays are aware that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and as a result, we see a lot of Pink Ribbons displayed during this time of year. Unfortunately, the risks and impact of breast cancer are not limited to a single month of the year. Breast Cancer doesn’t discriminate: it is […]

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How Did That Company Get My Info?

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by Amy Hebert Consumer Education Specialist, FTC Federal Trade Commission – Are you getting calls or emails from a company you’ve never heard of? Wondering how they got your name or number — or how they know what you’re interested in? The reason might be lead generation. Here’s what you need to know. What’s lead generation? […]

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Select Driver License Offices Open Saturdays To Issue Election Identification Certificates

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Certificates also available at mobile stations, select county locations AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans in advance of the upcoming General Election that Election Identification Certificates (EIC), which can be used for voting purposes, are available year-round at all Texas driver license offices. In an ongoing effort to ensure […]

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The Arthritis Foundation Hosts 11th Annual Bone Bash Masquerade Ball on October 29th at the Omni Dallas Hotel

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DALLAS, TEXAS, September 21, 2016 – The Arthritis Foundation, North Texas will host its 11th Annual Bone Bash Masquerade Ball on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at the Omni Dallas from 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm with a Haunted Dance Party to follow from 11:00 pm to 2:00 am.  The Dallas Bone Bash Masquerade Ball fundraiser is […]

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Registration for the “Heart of Duncanville 5K” is now open!

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Benefiting the Duncanville ISD Education Foundation The Duncanville ISD Education Foundation & Ben Franklin Apothecary are hosting the 3rd Annual Heart of Duncanville 5K, a premier run/walk on Saturday, October 8, 2016. All the proceeds from the event will benefit the Education Foundation who generates & distributes resources to Duncanville ISD teachers for programs/projects that […]

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DPS Encourages Vigilance on 15th Anniversary of 9/11

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Urges Texans to Report Suspicious Activity via iWATCH Program AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is calling on Texans to remain vigilant regarding potential crime and terrorist activity as the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks approaches. The public should always be aware of their surroundings and are urged to report […]

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DCHHS Offers Flu Vaccine

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DALLAS  – Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is offering the seasonal flu vaccine for adults at the main clinic on Stemmons Freeway beginning Sept. 6, 2016. The cost is $20. If the adult is covered by Medicare, the vaccine is free. DCHHS is awaiting shipment of the children’s vaccine. “Now is the time […]

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Heart of Duncanville 5K T-Shirt Design Up to You!

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Which t-shirt design will participants of the 3rd Annual Heart of Duncanville 5K be sporting at this year’s race? IT’S UP TO YOU!! The three t-shirt design finalists submitted by Duncanville High School Students are now up for a vote from August 15-26, with the winning design announced race week! Send your vote of A, […]

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ERCOT Surpasses 70,500 MW, Breaks Hourly Peak Demand Records Set Earlier This Week

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Austin, TX — For two consecutive hours today, ERCOT systemwide demand surpassed the previous record set Monday, Aug. 8. Peak demand reached 70,531 megawatts (MW) between 3 and 4 p.m. and then blew past that new record with 70,572 MW of demand between 4 and 5 p.m. This tops Monday’s record by 403 MW. “We’re […]

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