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Transgender Woman Speaks Publicly for 1st Time Since Beating in Texas

Transgender Woman Speaks Publicly for 1st Time Since Brutal BeatingFor the first time, the transgender woman who was violently beaten in Dallas earlier this month is speaking publicly about what happened. (Published Saturday, April 20, 2019)

For the first time, the transgender woman who was violently beaten in Dallas, Texas earlier this month is speaking publicly about what happened.

The attack on 23-year-old Muhlaysia Booker is being investigated as a hate crime.

Saturday, she tearfully thanked supporters and demanded justice at a rally and press conference.

It was held outside Abounding Prosperity, Inc., a Dallas-based nonprofit that provides health, social and economic services, particularly to gay and bisexual men, transgender women and their families.

An extremist group had threatened...

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Texas transgender woman brutally beaten in broad daylight

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Police say the woman reported the assault while receiving hospital treatment Friday night. According to a police statement, she said she was assaulted that day after a minor traffic accident near the Royal Crest Apartments in the southern part of Dallas.

A purported video of the attack posted on Facebook shows a man in a white shirt viciously beating the woman, apparently into unconsciousness, while the crowd looks on and homophobic slurs are shouted.

Several women eventually carried the victim’s limp body to safety.

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Las Colinas apartments go to California insurance investor

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A California-based insurance investor has purchased a large Las Colinas apartment community.

The 422-unit Jefferson Las Co apartments are located on Lake Carolyn Pkwy

In Irving and were built b...

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EPIC Insurance Brokers adds JoBeth Wells in Dallas Texas

DALLAS, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 20, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that JoBeth Wells has joined the firm’s Property and Casualty operations, as a Principal, reporting to EPIC Managing Principal and Director of the Southwest Region, KJ Wagner.

Wells, based in Dallas, will be responsible for new business development and the design, placement and management of property/casualty insurance programs, providing risk management strategies and solutions for mid-market and large clients.

Wells joins EPIC from Willis Towers Watson, where she served as an Executive Vice President for over 30 years through predecessor companies. JoBeth specializes in the Construction, Real Estate and Public Entity industries.

“We are thrilled to contin...

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Istation President Ossa Fisher Honored by Dallas Business Journal with 2019 Women in Technology Award

Dallas, TX, March 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Dallas Business Journal announced today that Istation President and COO Ossa Fisher is being honored with the Women in Technology Award for her impressive professional achievements and her remarkable will to make a difference in the lives of others. She will be recognized for the honor at an event scheduled for Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

“We are delighted to learn that Ossa has been named one of Dallas’ leading ‘Women in Technology’ for 2019,” said Istation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard H. Collins, one of the company’s founders. “Ossa is passionate about the fluid intersection of education and technology, and as president of Istation, she spearheads our strategy and ensures we are at the forefront of innovations in our industry.”

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Nuveen Real Estate’s Central Command For Industrial Is In Acquisition Mode, Focusing On Target-Rich Environments

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When investment management firm Nuveen Real Estate opened its 11th office in Dallas this year, the firm had $125B total assets under its management worldwide and designs on creating a hub, or central U.S. office, for industrial investment activity across the nation. That new office is now based in Uptown Dallas, with Nuveen Managing Director and head of Nuveen’s U.S. Industrial Sector Graydon Bouchillon leading the local industrial-focused team.

Bouchillon, who has spent more than a decade observing industrial growth trends throughout the U.S...

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Ex-Dallas City Council member pleads guilty to taking bribes

DALLAS (AP) — A former Dallas City Council member has pleaded guilty to accepting bribes from a real estate developer in exchange for supporting an affordable housing project, according to court documents unsealed Friday.

Carolyn Davis, a member of the council’s Housing Committee, took tens of thousands of dollars from the developer between November 2013 and June 2015, according to her plea agreement.

The developer, Ruel Hamilton, is accused of paying Davis at least $40,000 in bribes and promising her future consulting work. In return, Davis lobbied and voted for more than $2.5 million in city " funds and obligations" for Hamilton’s development in southern Dallas, according to an indictment.

Davis is charged with conspiracy to commit bribery concerning programs using federal funds...

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DFW Senior Housing Is Overbuilt, But Not In Dire Straits

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For now, the Metroplex suffers an overhang of senior housing supply, according to the speakers at Bisnow’s DFW Senior Housing event. But the situation isn’t hopeless: Demand is still strong, and projects in the right place with the right operator will attract residents.

National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care Chief Economist Beth Mace, whose organization has data on about 14,000 properties, outlined the big picture for national and DFW senior housing.

Senior housing occupancy nationwide has been declining for the last four years because of inventory growth, Mace said. Even so, demand is strong.

Occupancies nationally for independent living average about 90...

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Dallas Housing Authority Aims to Grow Texas Affordable Housing

The Dallas Housing Authority has tapped 12 development firms to partner with in order to create more affordable housing throughout North Texas. The companies will work with DHA to redevelop seven of its properties, totaling 650 units on nearly 146 acres of land. These firms include:

AMTEX Multi-Housing Carleton Development Fairfield Residential Matthews Southwest McCormack Baron Salazar Michaels Development Co. Ojala Partners Steele Properties The NRP Group Trammell Crow Co. Volunteers of America National Services DFW Advisors, KRR Construction and Michael R. Coker Co.
Redevelopment pipeline

The first project will be redeveloping the former Brooks Manor site located in Oak Cliff/District 1. The property—which encompasses a 6...

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