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The 8 Greatest Video Games That Blasted Their Way Out of North Texas

4 hours ago by Danny Gallagher
Silicon Valley may be the world's most famous hub for technology and digital entertainment development, but it wouldn't be where it is without the groundbreaking games that came out of North Texas. Dallas-Fort Worth fueled the video game industry's rise to rival the film, TV and music industries' combined revenue...
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For North Texas Musicians, State Fair's Cancellation Is a Sad Note

10 hours ago by Karyna Micaela
For most of us, the cancellation of the State Fair of Texas means being deprived our fix of deep-fried foods, suffering a near heatstroke while waiting in line for rides and making other glorious, expensive memories. For North Texas musicians scheduled to play the State Fair this year, the news...
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With Fall Semester Approaching, University Faculty and Staff Worry About COVID-19 Outbreaks

10 hours ago by Silas Allen
When he's in the office, Aaron Anderson spends most of his day sitting at his desk, wearing his mask and trying to touch as few things as he can. He worries about whether it's safe to lay out his lunch on his desk, so he doesn't eat anything from the...
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Web Series Covid Couple Imagines a Long-Distance Divorce in the Zoom Era

10 hours ago by Alex Gonzalez
From a creative perspective, the first thought on some people’s minds during the pandemic is “What kind of art will come of this?” Screenwriters and producers are scrambling to create original film and television programs inspired by COVID-19. Meanwhile, a Dallas actress is already ahead of the game. On a...
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8 Best Live or Livestreamed Concerts, July 13-19

10 hours ago by Diamond Rodrigue
Let’s hope your internet provider’s got some speed since our new way of enjoying live music mostly involves computer or television screens. Many artists are hustling to get their sets stream-worthy, and we should be grateful that’s even an option. So, while we wait longer to start paying cover prices,...
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Beto O'Rourke Backs Biden's 'Build Back Better' Economic Recovery Plan

10 hours ago by Simone Carter
Former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke endorsed the ambitious economic recovery plan unveiled by his one-time opponent, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, during a Zoom conference call Friday. Announced Thursday, the “Build Back Better” plan aims to create 5 million new jobs in the U.S.’ manufacturing and technology sectors. It...
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How One Farm Is Thriving During the Pandemic

10 hours ago by Taylor Adams
Pure Land Farm is in its third year of summer picking — people from around North Texas visit the McKinney Farm to get fresh fruits and vegetables straight from the ground. Organic growth in attendees is expected, but last year, the father-daughter duo who run the farm wasn’t expecting the...
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Dallas Chefs Share Personal Recipes for Cookbook Benefiting Addiction Recovery

10 hours ago by Taylor Adams
For the last six years, Dallas chefs have gathered to cook and share plates with guests as part of the Dallas All-Star Chef Classic. The event would raise thousands for the Dallas 24 Hour Club, which works to provide safe, sober, transitional living for homeless individuals seeking sobriety. As the...
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Georgie Zang Was Looking for a Home, Instead She Got a Multi-Million Dollar Project

3 days ago by Karen Gavis
What started as a mission to find a piece of land to build a home soon morphed into an upscale townhome development. "If you would have told me two years ago I'd be right here, I'd have told you [that] you were crazy," says Georgie Zang, who corralled the vision...
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How Social Media Misconstrued Lady A, Formerly Lady Antebellum’s, Lawsuit

3 days ago by Garrett Gravley
Here in the news business, we have a certain affinity for the internet acronym “RTFA,” which stands for “Read the fucking article” (or “read the featured article,” if you’re a softie who insists on a bowdlerized version). Misinformation in the era of “fake news” often parasitically festers because people have...

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