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Special ReportCOVID-19

New Moms – Hallie McDermott, 31

  Hallie McDermott has found a silver lining to sheltering-in-place in Houston with her 9-month-old daughter Mimi as her two sisters are with her too. She said she is thankful that her sisters have been able to have a little part in raising Mimi. After being furloughed from her job she has discovered an upside, […]

New Moms – Katie Osborne, 35

  Katie Osborne of Fort Worth is a mom to three young children. Her oldest, Avery, is 5-years-old, her middle child, Hunter, is 3-years-old, and her youngest, Bo, is 7-months-old. She has found that the hardest aspect of her life in a pandemic with Bo is juggling her two other children who would normally be […]

New Moms – Courtney Ross, 30

  Courtney Ross of Dallas had to make a tough decision regarding the safety of her family and her nanny during this uncertain time. She knew she could no longer have her nanny work in her home taking care of her 8-month-old son Lawson, but she did not want to lose her nanny down the […]

Latinos/as – Alejandro Coronado, 22

Alejandro Coronado is a DACA recipient and furloughed retail worker in Dallas, Texas. Coronado is worried he contracted COVID-19 when he began taking odd jobs alongside his father to secure income. His family is undocumented and uninsured. “It’s frustrating that this is happening and that my family doesn’t have the support that, say, an American […]

Special ReportPolice Report

In Numbers and Culture, Policewomen are Outsiders

Women outnumber men in Texas, but they make up only 11.5 percent of licensed peace officers.

Police, Community Gaps are Wide in East Texas

The region has large racial disparities between police departments and the communities they serve.

Dallas: An Urban Center Ringed by Disparity

Suburban police demographics haven’t kept up with community population shifts.