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Rangers’ Shin-Soo Choo Steps Up for Minor Leaguers in Coronavirus Crisis

8 hours ago by Stephen Young
A bit of happy news amid the coronavirus darkness: Texas Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo is extending a big helping hand to every player in the Rangers' minor league system. According to multiple reports, Choo is giving all 190 Rangers minor leaguers $1,000 to help them navigate the coming weeks and...
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Hard Candy: Remy Reilly Takes a Stand Against Domestic Abuse

8 hours ago by Eva Raggio
Remy Reilly is used to pouring her soul into subjects that she hasn't experienced directly. Her first EP, released in 2018, was heavy on love songs about imagined relationships. Her newest release, the single "Just Stop," also touches on a theme that she hasn't lived firsthand. While Reilly's family is...
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Texas Alliance for Retired Americans’ Birthday Message for Dan Patrick: They Don’t Want to Die

8 hours ago by Patrick Williams
As a former conservative talk radio host and current elected official, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick surely must know the prime directive for American politicians: Do NOT screw with the olds. They vote. Maybe he forgot. He is, after all, getting on in years. He turns 70 on Saturday. In...
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If Life Gives You Coronavirus, Make Face Shields: Doing Good by Doing Good

8 hours ago by Jim Schutze
By now we are all sort of aware of the story of President Donald Trump and General Motors and the ventilator shortage. I haven’t quite kept up with the inner detail. There was a request for GM to manufacture ventilators and then a voluntary consent and then some kind of...
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The Top 5 Songs by Joe Exotic, That Musicians Say He Used Without Crediting or Paying Them

8 hours ago by Elvis Anderson
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness is Netflix's No. 1 hit, and has become the go-to distraction this pandemic season. It stars a self-described broke-as-shit, gun-toting, gay polygamist, tiger breeder-zookeeper named Joe Exotic at the now-defunct G.W. Zoo in Oklahoma. Even by Okie standards, Joe Exotic’s white tiger mullet is flamboyant;...
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Your Kids and Dogs Are Stressed, Too. Here’s How You Can Help.

8 hours ago by Paige Skinner
With Dallas' shelter-in-place order in full effect, dogs truly are man's best friend. While most dogs are used to their owners going to work for about eight hours per day, now they're finding themselves bombarded with attention, and several walks a day. Of course, the abundance of newly shared time...
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Dallas ISD’s Wi-Fi Hot Spots Are Coming but Could Be Weeks Away

8 hours ago by Silas Allen
Dallas ISD students who don't have internet access at home may have to wait a few weeks to receive mobile Wi-Fi hot spots. At a meeting last week, the district's board of trustees voted unanimously to spend up to $2.5 million to buy 12,000 mobile hot spots to send home...
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You’ve Sheltered in Place Like a Pro. You’ve Earned a Dessert Binge.

8 hours ago by Lauren Drewes Daniels
Well, here we all are, crushing this shelter-in-place thing, for better and worse. Honestly, we're super proud of you. Mom-level proud. For that, you should treat yourself! And help a local small business or baker at the same time. Air high-fives all over the place. Below are some ideas to...
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Need Unemployment Benefits in Texas? Talk to Larry. Maybe He’ll Help.

8 hours ago by Stephen Young
As thousands and thousands of Texans continue to lose their jobs as the state and the rest of the world suffer through the COVID-19 pandemic, the Texas Workforce Commission has been overwhelmed. The commission's phone lines have been overwhelmed, and its website huffs, puffs and stalls during high-traffic hours. The...
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Good to Go: Yes, You Can Still Responsibly Picnic in the Park

8 hours ago by Brian Reinhart
The first step to a successful picnic in the time of COVID-19 is to find your own corner of the park — or, better yet, to find your own park entirely. After Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins tweeted out a warning March 28 that the trails around White Rock Lake...

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