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Dallas Shutters Parks for Easter Weekend

8 hours ago by Stephen Young
Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson trusts us. He really does, just not enough to leave the city's parks open on Easter weekend. At 9 p.m. Friday, all Dallas parks will go dark. They'll stay that way until 7 p.m. Monday. The city's trails will remain open for those who need a...
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Buttress Your Budget with Takeout Saving Tips While You Support Dallas Restaurants

15 hours ago by Taylor Adams
If you want a restaurant to be open when we come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, be a patron. Get takeout, order delivery. Etc. But also, stay on budget because we don’t know how long this will go on and how it will affect each of us economically. I’m in...
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New Quarantine Dating App Is Taking Off With College Kids

15 hours ago by Isabel Arcellana
As universities across the country switch to online classes to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a new need has risen for the college students of today. In comes the dating app for the age of the coronavirus shutdown. OKZoomer already has over 12,000 users signed up and has been featured by Rolling Stone, The...
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Good to Go: Bucatini Amatriciana at the End of the World

15 hours ago by Nick Rallo
Good to Go is a column where our food writers explore Dallas’ restaurant scene through takeout orders, delivery boxes and reheated leftovers. Chef Ryan Ferguson has a new set of pet peeves right now. Ice cream and overcooked pasta are on the list. He’s wracked by nerves as he imagines...
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Listen to Terez Firewoman’s Premiere of the 2020 Tiger King Remix

15 hours ago by Elvis Anderson
Alas, “The man, the meth, the legend,” Joe Exotic, a former Oklahoma zookeeper, now federal inmate, isn't the country music star we were led to believe. Like Toby Keith, he’s hoisted as Oklahoma’s next great country music sensation, but he can’t sing or play the guitar whatsoever. He lip-syncs in...
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Stay Cultured: The Best (Virtual) Things to Do With Your Family

15 hours ago by Eva Raggio
Remember when we used to go through a calculated Rolodex of excuses to get out of social events? Anyone else long for the days of having to make obligatory cameos, like that awkward baby shower for Nancy from accounting? As it turns out, being at home isn’t that exciting, and...
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Jenkins, Johnson Play the Same Tune, but Foundation Below Them Is Cracking

15 hours ago by Stephen Young
The novel coronavirus-inspired era of good feeling is over, at least among Dallas County's local politicians. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins and Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson are still reading from the same script, pushing caution and safety above all else. Officials one rung below them on the County Commissioners Court...
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Dallas County COVID-19 Page Is Lousy, Funky, Hard to Use and no Surprise

15 hours ago by Jim Schutze
Local officials here are doing a lousy job providing us information about the pandemic. The Dallas County Health Department COVID-19 webpage looks like a DOS-based jigsaw puzzle from the 1990s. You don’t know what DOS was, right? My point exactly. (It was an early and now primitive computer operating system.)...
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Josh Hamilton Indicted for Alleged Attack on Daughter

1 day ago by Stephen Young
A Tarrant County grand jury has indicted former Texas Rangers star outfielder Josh Hamilton for injury to a child causing intentional bodily injury, a third-degree felony, the Observer confirmed Wednesday afternoon. Hamilton is accused of attacking his oldest daughter in September. He turned himself in after initially being charged in late...
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Get Your Easter Meal To Go From These Dallas Restaurants

2 days ago by Taylor Adams
Whether or not it feels like it, Easter is coming up for those who celebrate it. While big family gatherings or brunch out may be part of your routine, that — and any other habit of normalcy, really — is changed this spring because of the coronavirus. Just as restaurants...

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