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ERCOT: A Policy Failure Through Lack of Imagination

19 hours ago by Blake Jones
A lack of imagination caused the ERCOT grid failure. No one imagined a weeklong extreme cold spell, despite Hollywood blockbusters imagining extreme weather events and much, much worse. Neither the regulators nor the risk managers across the bulk power system thought much about the 200-page report issued in 2011 that...

Some North Texans Upset COVID-19 Vaccines Going to Homeless, Jailed Populations

19 hours ago by Simone Carter
Not everyone is happy with Dallas County's decision to distribute the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to those experiencing homelessness and incarceration.

5 Art Exhibitions Worth Checking Out This Spring

19 hours ago by Tyler Hicks
Gov. Abbott’s recent decision to reopen the state without a mask mandate probably makes you want to stay inside for the foreseeable future, and we don’t blame you. However, if you find yourself feeling a little stir-crazy, claustrophobic, or some combination thereof, it may be time to escape to a...

The Trove Is a New Gem in Town Boasting Jewelry, Drinks and Tapas

19 hours ago by Kian Hervey
The Trove, the newest addition to the Bishop Arts District, is a treasure for those prone to indulge in shopping and drinks. Technically a mezcaleria, The Trove specializes in mescal. Bartenders liken the liquor to a smoky tequila. But unlike tequila, which can only hail from Jalisco, Mexico, mescal can...

Maskers & Anti-Maskers Square-Up in Restaurant Ratings

19 hours ago by Lauren Drewes Daniels
Almost a year ago Mark Cuban tweeted, "How companies treat employees during this pandemic will define their brand for decades.” While we don't agree with everything he says, the local basketball fan hit the nail on the head here. This statement endures. Flags are being flown as Texans sail into...

Rapper Gotti Mirano's a 'Reformed Bad Kid' Who Sold Drugs at 12

19 hours ago by Alex Gonzalez
This pandemic season, Dallas-based rapper Gotti Mirano has chosen not to go to clubs. This abstinence from nightlife has given him clarity regarding the type of people he wants to be around. A self-described "empathic person," Mirano can feel the emotional energy of the people around him. His new album...

Dallas Music Venues Say They’re Listening to the CDC, Not to Gov. Abbott

3 days ago by Eva Raggio
Not all Texans were rejoicing at the chance to show their faces in public again after Gov. Greg Abbott announced last week that businesses won't be required to enforce face masking or limit their capacity come  March 2. Abbott’s announcement set Twitter ablaze with backlash, including the trending hashtag RIPTexas,...

Local Craft Beer News: Community Does Good, Manhattan Bikes and Celestial Caffeinates

4 days ago by Lauren Drewes Daniels
So, who needs a beer? One silver lining of Gov. Abbott’s "I'm so over this mask thing" announcement is that taprooms can now open. And while some local breweries applied for a food and beverage permit allowing them to operate as a restaurant over the past years, others have been...

Alamo Drafthouse Files for Bankruptcy. How Will Local Theaters Be Affected?

4 days ago by Danny Gallagher
The corporate owners of the Alamo Drafthouse movie theater chain may be in a bit of financial trouble, but the Dallas-Fort Worth chain won't be affected because they are two separate business entities, according to its owners. "Alamo is just like a Chili's or a Jason's Deli, and the reason...

What To Eat and Drink While You Stream The North Texas Irish Festival

4 days ago by Kristina Rowe
It always starts to feel like spring in Dallas when the North Texas Irish Festival rolls around. It’s generally the first in a series of fun festivals, but this year is going to be different. With Texas businesses opened up, we could start to see more festivals scheduled in the...

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