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Dining Out During a Pandemic: ‘Absolutely Only Outside’

7 hours ago by Taylor Adams
Restaurants are keeping their doors open to stay afloat through the coronavirus pandemic, but not everyone wants to go through those doors to eat, no matter how much they love their neighborhood spots. For those who choose to take a step beyond takeout and dine at a restaurant, patios are...
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Protesters Said Defund Dallas Police; the City Manager Says No in his Proposed Budget

7 hours ago by Jacob Vaughn
Despite protesters’ continued calls to defund the police, Dallas City Manager T.C. Broadnax says he never had any intention to lower the law enforcement budget. In fact, federal funding from the CARES Act passed by Congress to help counter the ongoing economic crash means the Dallas Police Department could see...
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Couple Behind Beer Fest Taps Relationships and Creativity to Keep Business Running

7 hours ago by Kristina Rowe
Just two weeks before the ninth annual Big Texas Beer Fest’s scheduled date of March 27, Chad and Nellie Montgomery, the husband-and-wife team who founded the event, postponed it until July. They didn’t know at the time that it was the first of many challenges they’d face trying to run...
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MJ Hegar Is Not a Zombie. She Just Looks Like One in a Dishonest GOP Tweet.

7 hours ago by Patrick Williams
Take a glance at those two photos above of Texas Democratic Senate candidate MJ Hegar. While they're quite similar, discerning eyes might detect slight differences between them. For instance, in the photo on the left, she looks like a 44-year-old veteran awarded a Purple Heart after a National Guard medivac...
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Texas Democratic Party to Send 815,000 Vote-by-Mail Applications to Eligible Voters

7 hours ago by Simone Carter
Texas Democrats are gearing up to lick a ton of envelopes. Monday, the Texas Democratic Party announced it would mail more than 815,000 absentee ballot applications in August to eligible voters, such as seniors and people with disabilities. The move is part of its vote-by-mail program, which aims to send...
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Good to Go: Shayna's Place in Sylvan Thirty Offers a Great Sandwich in a Quiet Space

7 hours ago by Lauren Drewes Daniels
Sylvan Thirty was calm and quiet on a recent sun-soaked Saturday morning, which was a shame because in terms of outdoor seating in a busy urban center, it’s a peaceful space. There are even bocce ball courts. I never noticed them before; I was probably too busy running around. But,...
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McKinney Finally Gets a Record Store With Female-Owned Red Zeppelin

7 hours ago by Eva Raggio
A few months ago, Katie Scott was standing outside her shop, The Groovy Coop in Downtown McKinney, when she came across the owner of another building on the square. His tenant, he told her, would soon be moving out. It was a long-standing salsa shop, “a staple,” Scott says, that...
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We're Worse Off Without TikTok

7 hours ago by Jacob Reyes
Some may see it as a threat to American democracy (because China?), but TikTok is instead an organic platform that is bringing out the best in American creativity, activism and other cultural efforts. The truth is, we would be worse off without it. President Donald Trump signed an executive order...
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Watch JFK Discuss Rick and Morty in New Deepfake Video

7 hours ago by Garrett Gravley
Deepfake technology has reached alarming heights in recent years, but every once in a while, someone uses it for benevolent purposes. Case in point, one person used it to answer the age-old question, “What if John F. Kennedy was a fan of the animated television series Rick and Morty?” Last...
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Americana Singer Sarah Johnson Erupts With Volcano

7 hours ago by Alex Gonzalez
Dallas-based Americana singer Sarah Johnson is an example of the truth behind the old saw that it's never too late to follow one's dream. At 32 years old, she's set to release her debut EP, Volcano, next month and is more sure of herself than she's ever been. Over the...

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