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White Attorney Sues State Bar of Texas for Discrimination

4 years ago by Christian McPhate
A white attorney sued the State Bar of Texas governing board on Monday for discrimination. Austin-based attorney Greg Gegenheimer brought action against several defendants representing the state bar because he claims they are violating the Equal Protection Clause by maintaining a “race- and sex-based quota scheme on its Board of...

State Fair of Texas Announces Fair Food Competition for 2020

8 days ago by Taylor Adams
The State Fair of Texas is looking to be a far different experience this year, but today, leaders at the fair also announced the Big Tex Choice Awards for the best fair foods is still happening. The whole competition will take place online with the first of five voting rounds...

North Texas Bar Owners Divided Over TABC's Amendments

27 days ago by Simone Carter
Tuesday, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission relaxed some restrictions to offer a pathway for the state’s bars to reopen as restaurants amid the pandemic. While some North Texas club owners herald the move as a godsend, others say it isn’t a golden ticket so much as fool’s gold. Under the...

Abbott Announces Expanded Openings, Excludes Bars

6 days ago by Jacob Vaughn
Texans have been good, so it's time for more openings, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday, but don't count on raising a glass with friends to celebrate. The governor said businesses in the state's 19 hospital regions where COVID-19 cases compose less than 15% of hospital admissions will be allowed to...

North Texas Bar Owners Continue Fight Against Abbott's Shutdown Order

1 month ago by Simone Carter
North Texas club owners are becoming increasingly exasperated with Gov. Greg Abbott over his June executive order that closed the state’s stand-alone bars. Now, they’re ramping up calls to reopen or to receive some form of financial assistance. Thursday, Dot’s Hop House & Cocktail Courtyard in Deep Ellum posted a...

Black-Owned Businesses You Can Support in North Texas

10 hours ago by Aria Bell
The COVID-19 pandemic has given the nation a chance to observe, reflect, mobilize and unite to end systemic racism. While there are many ways to get involved with social reform organizations and to plan and prepare for protesting, one significant way to uplift black communities is by shopping locally at...

Pandemic Could Increase Human Trafficking in North Texas, Advocates Say

2 days ago by Simone Carter
Human trafficking has long been an issue, but some survivors’ advocates have noted an uptick in reported cases since the coronavirus pandemic began.

God, Guns and Small Government: Shelley Luther on her State Senate Bid

16 days ago by Simone Carter
Shelley Luther wants less government and more freedom. The Dallas hair salon owner recently announced her candidacy for the Texas Senate, and if elected, she said she’ll fight against what she sees as government overreach.

State Fair of Texas Will Open for Drive-Thru Weekend Events

27 days ago by Taylor Adams
Nearly two months ago, Dallas residents sighed with disappointment, even if it weren’t surprising that the State Fair of Texas canceled the season for 2020. It was the first time doing so since World War II. But at nearly 10 p.m. Wednesday, a release went out giving a big update:...

Coronavirus Isn’t Killing Texas Bars and Restaurants. Politicians Are.

2 months ago by Brian Reinhart
There’s an old saying that’s been expressed a hundred different ways, which goes something like this: It’s not about how you fall, but how you rise back up. Or: “I get knocked down, but I get up again / You are never gonna keep me down.” No matter how you...

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