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Dallas City Council Breaks Down Over Police Violence

2 hours ago by Stephen Young
More than 200 speakers and three rounds of interrogation of Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall later, and the Dallas City Council exited Friday night's eight-hour, remote meeting with more questions than answers. Hall still can't fully explain what happened on the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Monday night, and the...
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Dallas Sets Third Record for Positive COVID-19 Cases This Week

18 hours ago by Stephen Young
For the third time this week, Dallas County reported a record number of positive tests for COVID-19 Friday. According to Dallas County Health and Human Services, 298 more people tested positive for the novel coronavirus Thursday. Ten more Dallas County residents have died from the disease. Since the onset of...
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First Look: The Salty Donut Space and Fare Looks Great

1 day ago by Lauren Drewes Daniels
The Salty Donut is now open in the Bishop Arts District, bringing its fancy confections from Miami. The front door is tucked under a “Red Sparrow Mercantile” sign on Davis Street, which might throw you off as it did me when trying to find it. But, it’s there; look for...
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Good to Go: Despite the Coronavirus, a Shawarma Shop Counts Its Blessings

1 day ago by Brian Reinhart
Business is slow at Shawarma Press, the excellent fast-casual Jordanian restaurant in Irving, but things could have been much worse. For one, the kitchen’s signature meal — a shawarma wrap using thin, freshly made shrak bread — makes a perfect takeout food. For another thing, the coronavirus erupted in Dallas...
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Chef Nathan Tate Literally Has Beef with Hillside Tavern

1 day ago by Nick Rallo
It was nearly 60 years ago when his grandfather established the family ranch. Chef Nathan Tate grew up on the farm, about 40 minutes outside Dallas in Rockwall County, and jetted after college. His brother Evan Tate runs the farm these days, and you can sample the flavors of the...
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5th Circuit Hands Texas AG Paxton Win On Mail-In Voting

1 day ago by Stephen Young
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Thursday afternoon, effectively eliminating the possibility that Texas would expand access to mail-in voting prior to the state's primary runoffs on July 14. The court's ruling leaves Texas' mail-in voting as is for the duration of...
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The Best Movies to Watch Right Now to Understand Racism

1 day ago by Thomas Lowery
The death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, and a history of systemic racism, have resulted in mass protests across the globe. While these protests are vital to attract attention, start conversations, and instigate change, it’s also crucial that we strive to understand why this change is...
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It's a New Age for Dallas Musician Ward Richmond

1 day ago by Simone Carter
During quarantine, many people have tons more time on their hands to turn inward. To help combat coronavirus-induced anxiety, some are picking up meditation, learning yoga or spicing up their reading with self-help books. Dallas songwriter Ward Richmond’s way ahead of the self-improvement curve. The former partyer-turned-yogi broaches personal growth...
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How to Contribute to Social Justice Reform in North Texas

1 day ago by Simone Carter
With racial tensions across the United States already at a rapid simmer, the recent killings of George Floyd, Tony McDade and Breonna Taylor have raised them to a rolling boil. Since late last week, thousands in North Texas have taken to the streets to protest police violence against black people...
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Dallas Activists on How to Plan, Prepare for and Behave at a Protest

1 day ago by Isabel Arcellana
Protests have been ongoing in North Texas since last weekend, and the issues behind this surge of activism are nothing new. Though the fight for racial equality and against police brutality has been ongoing, there are many who may be participating in protests for the first time ever. We spoke...

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