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Dallas County Jail Inmates Given One Disposable Mask Per Week

2 hours ago by Jacob Vaughn
The Dallas County Sheriff's Department has fumbled a few times with its COVID-19 protocols. First, employees were told not to wear masks because that would frighten the inmates. Then, the department started issuing its employees one disposable mask per week and told them to sanitize them with alcohol or Lysol...
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‘Seasons and Rhythm/Estaciones y Ritmo’ Project Reflects Vibrant Culture of Oak Cliff

2 hours ago by Lauren Drewes Daniels
The measured ka-thunk of cars passing overhead and a summer breeze funneling through the underpass was a fitting stage for the unveiling of an art project titled “Seasons and Rhythm/Estaciones y Ritmo” Saturday morning. A group of community leaders, neighbors, police officers and firefighters gathered for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at...
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Taqueria El Arquito Opens in West Dallas, With More Locations Planned

2 hours ago by Taylor Adams
The gas station adjacent to Trinity Groves has had some updating in the small kitchen inside of it. For one, there’s a shiny new spit rotating trompo meat. Nancy Reza has opened Taqueria El Arquito inside Sunny Food Mart with the help of her siblings, all of whom come from...
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Iron Fork Goes Virtual Sept. 2

2 hours ago by Taylor Adams
Along with seemingly every other event this year, the Dallas Observer’s Iron Fork food celebration will go virtual. It’s the 10th year for the event many love, and it’s not holding back just because people won’t fill Fair Park as usual. Chef Kent Rathbun will be our host while attendees...
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A Blue Lives Matter Group Set Up a Rally at a Historically Black Dallas Church

2 hours ago by Eva Raggio
There was a Blue Lives Matter rally at Friendship-West Baptist Church in southern Dallas last weekend. On Sunday, of all days. The church has a prominent Black Lives Matter banner displayed on its facade, and its music department has longtime ties with noted soul artists such as Shaun Martin and...
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Nearly 50 Years After a DPD Officer Killed Santos Rodriguez, Activists Raise Money for His Mother

2 hours ago by Tyler Hicks
When Angela Andrade was growing up, the story of Santos Rodriguez was a cautionary tale. Her family members would detail how 12-year-old Rodriguez and his 14-year-old brother were dragged from their home in Dallas' old Little Mexico neighborhood and thrown into a Dallas Police Department vehicle. The details still haunt...
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Composer's Racist Views Spark Debate in Music Theory Community

2 hours ago by Simone Carter
Since this summer's resurgence of Black Lives Matter protests began, calls for racial justice have reached far and wide. Now, the music theory community is reckoning with its own white supremacy issues following a controversy stemming from the University of North Texas. Up for debate is the legacy of late...
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Dallas Reality Star Teases New Show About Music Venue The Rustic

2 hours ago by Leah Frazier
It's not as if Dallas needed another reality TV show. From Big Rich Texas, Most Eligible Dallas to its spinoff Courtney Loves Dallas and The Real Housewives, Dallas loves the small screen, piling on one show after the next over the last decade. It appears another show is in the...
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Good to Go: Lá Me Restaurant Is Still Superb, Even for Takeout

2 hours ago by Taylor Adams
In 2017, critic Brian Reinhart raved about the wonderful Vietnamese food we could get at Lá Me Restaurant in Northeast Dallas. Three years and a pandemic later, we thankfully can still get these flavors, ones that easily transport in Styrofoam boxes to go. Starting out with the egg rolls is...
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5 Twitter Accounts That Should Be Banned Immediately

2 hours ago by Garrett Gravley
Former Ku Klux Klan leader and convicted felon David Duke was banned from Twitter Thursday for breaking the social media platform’s policies against hate speech. The company didn’t specify which tweet(s) triggered the ban, but judging by the fact that the policies expressly forbid the promotion of violence or “hateful...

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