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Sunny; breezy in the p.m.. High: 72 Low: 48.

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  1. A new mural at the Dallas Museum of Art’s Concourse celebrates the area’s lowrider culture. The mural titled Drifting on a Memory will be on display until Jul. 10, 2022 and covers 153 feet of wall. Lowriding is a custom that promotes showcasing your vehicle’s design while socializing with your community. This culture is what artist Guadalupe Rosales intends to recognize. (NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth)
  2. The SPCA of Texas and the Dallas Police Department have seized 133 birds from a local cockfighting ring. The live animals were handed over to the SPCA of Texas’ location in Dallas where medical examinations will take place. The Dallas Police Department will conduct a thorough investigation into the criminal case. (CBS Dallas)
  3. The City of Dallas dedicates a statue and holds a ceremony for a boy who was murdered in 1973 by a Dallas Police officer. In 1973, Santos Rodriguez was pulled from his home and accused of stealing $8 from a vending machine by an officer. The officer proceeded to shoot and kill the boy. The death of Rodriguez was felt throughout the city and political activism began in response. The statue will be at Pike Park in front of the Santos Rodriguez Recreation Center.(NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth)

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Today in Dallas:

  • Teacher Professional Development At The Bridges Accelerated Learning Center (All Day)
  • The Market (Open Daily) At The Dallas Farmers Market (All Day)
  • Spring Reading Challenge At The Duncanville Public Library (All Day)
  • Virtual: Stories with Ms. D At The Duncanville Public Library (All Day)
  • Collin County Early Voting At The Renner Frankford Branch Library (8:00 AM)
  • Early Voting: Primary Election At The Skyline Branch Library (8:00 AM)

From my notebook:

  • The Dallas Cowboys celebrates a spectacular season of high intensity football. (Instagram)
  • The Dallas Mavericks announces that they have signed Dorian Finney-Smith to a contract extension. (Instagram)
  • Dallas Zoo celebrates Galentine’s Day with their two favorite pals, Jenny & Gypsy the elephants. Click to take a look at these gorgeous animals. (Facebook)

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Nicole Fallon-Peek

About me: Nicole Fallon-Peek is a journalist and copywriter with a degree in Media, Culture and Communication from New York University. She has served as a freelance reporter, managing editor, copy editor, and editorial director for a variety of B2B news outlets. She currently co-owns and operates content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.

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