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Abbott Wants to Crack Down on Rioting by Creating a New Slate of Felonies

2 days ago by Jacob Vaughn
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott talked tough on rioters during a press conference at the Dallas Police Association building yesterday, laying out proposed legislation for a crackdown on protests gone awry. “Texas is not going to tolerate violence, vandalism or rioting,” Abbott said. The Constitution guarantees the right to peaceably assemble,...
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Following Ginsburg's Death, Ted Cruz Reverses Stance on Supreme Court Vacancy

2 days ago by Simone Carter
Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz blocked a ceremonial resolution that would have honored Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life.
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The Internet Is Horny For Beto ... Again!

2 days ago by Paige Skinner
Beto O'Rourke, ex-congressman and former Senate and presidential hopeful, is like the internet's hot middle school social studies teacher. He's tall and handsome and has salt and pepper hair. He's also a little bit lanky and nerdy, but, like, in a hot way. Then there's the skateboard he always has...
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Family Business Thinks Big Despite Pandemic Challenges and State Fair Cancellation

2 days ago by Kristina Rowe
If you know of Sherry and Chris Howard through their State Fair of Texas concessions business, you might think their motto is “Go big or go home.” But if you learn more about their family and their Scrumbscious Burgers and Pieshakes restaurant in Forney, you’ll find they know how to...
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8 Local Fall Beers You Need Right Now

2 days ago by Lauren Drewes Daniels
Tuesday was the first day of fall, and we’re wildly enthusiastic about each and every turn of the page this year. These cooler temperatures also tickle a deep desire to pull out sweaters and boots, but we'll wait … because wouldn’t it be so 2020 for summer to pull that...
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Slit Has a Lot to Give on Debut EP Nothing Left

2 days ago by David Fletcher
Long before the pandemic had us all becoming just a bit more health conscious, the members of Dallas metalcore band Slit were concerned with another national health crisis. "The plan from the beginning was for the EP to center around a lot of mental struggles and the idea of giving...
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Music News: Tradewinds Closes, The Deathray Davies Returns, and There Are Shows to Attend

2 days ago by David Fletcher
Tradewinds Social Club announced Wednesday that it would not reopen. Since 1968, the neighborhood bar and music venue in North Oak Cliff has been a hotspot for local musicians with its Run With Scissors concert series and annual South by Oak Cliff festival. Dallas garage rock stalwarts The Deathray Davies...
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DocuFest Is Taking a Detour to the Drive-In For This Year's Screenings

2 days ago by Danny Gallagher
This is the 33rd year that Bart Weiss, the founder and artistic director of Dallas VideoFest, has brought his team together to put on the annual documentary festival DocuFest. Putting one event together every year since 1987 is challenging enough. "Every year there are new challenges," Weiss says. "We've always taken...
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Final Budget Calls for Cuts to Police Overtime, More Civilians at DPD, No Big Reforms

3 days ago by Jacob Vaughn
No one left City Hall completely satisfied last night – not the protesters outside chanting “No justice! No peace!,” nor the city council members who’d spent the last month debating Dallas’ budget. It’s been a long and winding road, but the city council finally found its way to a final...
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Three Things to Drink This Week: Sept. 24, 2020

3 days ago by Susie Oszustowicz
While I never advocate ONLY drinking three things a week, I am pretty excited about this week's lineup. Celebrate National Bourbon Month with Balcones, enjoy live music with Dean's Signature Margarita at Fearing's, and order delivery frosés.

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