Down on the border, Texas volunteers open their homes and hearts to asylum seekers

Mike Benavides, right, helps Guatemalan immigrant Henry Galindo, recently released from a U.S. immigration detention center, at La Plaza Bus Station in Brownsville, Texas. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times) Tugging wagons loaded with chicken dinners, blankets, coats and shoes, Mike Benavides and his partner, Sergio Cordova, guided half a dozen volunteers across the bridge […]

Class 6A Texas high school playoff scores, pairings

CLASS 6A DIVISION I Bidistrict EP Franklin (8-2) vs. Midland (4-6), 7 p.m. MST Friday, El Paso’s Franklin Stadium Euless Trinity (8-1) vs. Arlington Martin (5-5), 7 p.m. Friday, Bedford’s Pennington Field Southlake Carroll (10-0) vs. Coppell (7-3), 2 p.m. Saturday, Southlake’s Dragon Stadium DeSoto (8-2) vs. Dallas Skyline (7-2), 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dallas’ Forester […]

Voting was ‘last wish’ for 82-year-old Grand Prairie woman who died days after casting her first ballot

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How Airbnb Failed A Dallas Woman Dealing With Guest From Hell

DALLAS, TX – Airbnb has offered to replace the locks of a Dallas woman’s home after a guest ransacked her apartment, stole roughly $500, and harassed her via text message. Alavia Khawaja chronicled her Airbnb nightmare on Twitter, where her story has collected more than 27,000 retweets. The incident with an Airbnb guest named Leonard […]