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Dallas County Commissioners Limit Jenkins’ Pandemic Power

3 hours ago by Stephen Young
Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price won a significant fight with Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins Tuesday afternoon, expanding the county's definition of essential businesses during the coronavirus pandemic and ensuring that the full Commissioners Court will have a say in how long the county's shelter-in-place order lasts. At a...

(Home) School of Rock: The Cool Parents’ Guide to Rock Music for Kids

15 hours ago by Diamond Rodrigue
If there's one universal truth to parenting, it's that whatever songs your kid listens to will end up on repeat in your head at 3 a.m. Most of the time we're fighting off tunes about frogs or balloons or shapes from Little Baby Bum, or we're reluctantly humming a particularly...

If Anyone Can Save Deep Ellum, Music Photographer Mike Brooks Can

15 hours ago by Eva Raggio
This isn’t the first time that Deep Ellum has been knocked down, and it will rise again, like it has, cyclically, across a century. There's no telling, though, how the neighborhood's culture will change when the pandemic is over. The future of many Deep Ellum venues hangs by a thread...

As Dallas Restaurants Take a Punch, Many Answer With an Embrace

15 hours ago by Lauren Drewes Daniels
The restaurant industry has certainly gotten rolled in the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Texas Restaurant Association, more than 1.3 million Texans work at or for restaurants (normally). With the recent extension of the shelter-in-place rules through April 30 for Dallas County, no one would blame local workers, owners and...

Good to Go: It’s Your First Day as Chef. The City Orders Your Dining Room Closed.

15 hours ago by Brian Reinhart
Good to Go is a column where our food writers explore Dallas’ restaurant scene through takeout orders, delivery boxes and reheated leftovers. Armando Aguilar was having a great month. The Dallas native got hired to a new executive chef job at a local bar that’s a semifinalist for a James...

Clay Jenkins and Greg Abbott Are Fighting. Because That’s What We Need Right Now.

15 hours ago by Stephen Young
The entire fight between Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott should have lasted about five minutes. Once Abbott heard from the federal government that they were afraid Jenkins didn't plan to use the temporary hospital that's being staged at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, he...

With Classes Online, College Professors Take Precautions Against Political Trolls

15 hours ago by Silas Allen
As they scramble to move their classes online and figure out how to teach from home while their campuses are shut down, some college professors across Texas have found yet another challenge to contend with: internet trolls. Last month, colleges and universities nationwide shut down their campuses and sent students...

What to Watch: The Dallas-Produced Films of S. Craig Zahler

15 hours ago by Liam Gaughan
We know. There is a surplus of streaming choices, and now it's coupled with unlimited free time. Movie-watching has never made us so anxious. If you're on a quest to discover the best of Texas filmmaking or uninterested in Tiger King (as you should be), or already finished it,  let us...

Dallas ISD Unlikely to Reopen This Year, Hinojosa Says

1 day ago by Stephen Young
Dallas ISD students are continuing to learn during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but they are unlikely to return to the classroom this year, district Superintendent Michael Hinojosa said during a news conference Monday. The district will make a final determination in short order he said. "We're very close to making...

How to Apply for the Paycheck Protection Program

1 day ago by Philip Kingston
Congress grunted out a steaming pile of legislation known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, on March 27. First off, can we please stop with these horribly tortured acronyms for legislation names? They all remind me of the USA-PATRIOT Act, which reminds me to...

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