News roundup: $25 million for SOC, Ray Wylie Hubbard memoir and more


South Oak Cliff High School students spoke up about the unacceptable conditions of their school building. They walked out. They protested, and they demanded a better school. Their efforts were rewarded this week when the Dallas Independent School District board of trustees agreed to spend $25 million to fully renovate the school.

Students from a Red Bird-area charter school reported they experienced overt racism while visiting the Texas A&M University campus this week. Aggie students, all white, harassed the 60 black high school juniors from Uplift Hampton Prep and yelled racial slurs at them.

The Dallas Morning News did a Q&A about urban renewal with Jason Roberts of Oak Cliff.

It sounds like we all need to read Ray Wylie Hubbard’s new memoir, “A Life … Well, Lived.”

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