September 18, 2020

September 17, 2020 There have been 4,519 documented cases of COVID-19 in Texas public schools since the start of the 2020-21 school year, according to new state data released by the Texas Education Agency and the Department of State Health Services. Thursday’s announcement, which only included a statewide aggregate, is the first attempt to track […]


September 17, 2020 For many in Dallas, the historic Red Bird Mall redevelopment in South Dallas is just another real estate play. For the mall’s co-developer, Russell Glen CEO Terrence Maiden, the revitalization strikes a much deeper chord, plunging him 30 years back into his childhood. Maiden, a Texas Christian University graduate, grew up in […]


September 17, 2020 Dallas Area Rapid Transit announced plans Wednesday to return to 90% of pre-pandemic operations Oct. 19. Sixty-five bus routes will be restored to their pre-pandemic service levels, and seven “core frequent bus routes, as well as all light-rail train operation service, will move to 20-minute frequency until 7 p.m. on weekdays,” DART […]

September 17, 2020

September 17, 2020 Because of challenges related to the coronavirus pandemic, Alamo Drafthouse has closed four movie theaters in North Texas. Alamo Drafthouses in Denton, Las Colinas, North Richland Hills and the Cedars neighborhood of Dallas are temporarily shuttered, the company confirms. D-FW’s original Alamo Drafthouse, in Richardson, remains open. So does a newer theater […]


September 17, 2020 Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday eased his coronavirus restrictions on many businesses and allowed a resumption of elective surgeries in North Texas and most other parts of the state. He also announced that, starting next Thursday, the state will allow more visitors at nursing homes that meet certain protocols. The Republican governor, […]


September 14, 2020 The University of Texas at Dallas is among the top universities in the country overall, and highly ranked in value, ethnic diversity and low student debt, according to the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, released Sept. 14. Among the best public universities overall in the nation, UT Dallas […]


September 16, 2020 Schools all over are reporting lower enrollments, mostly because of the pandemic and pandemic-related issues. But UNT Dallas-both at its southern Dallas campus and its downtown law school-are getting more students, with an increase of 4 percent in undergraduates and 3 percent at UNT Dallas College of Law. (Maybe because more students […]


September 16, 2020 Austin’s yearly mecca for book-lovers is out with the full lineup of more than 120 authors slated to participate in this year’s event, a fully virtual one, running Oct. 31 to Nov. 15. Matthew McConaughey will discuss his memoir, Greenlights. Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson will talk about her new book on […]


September 16, 2020 State health officials published new data this week that showed the state’s coronavirus positivity rate was higher in the spring than originally disclosed, even as public officials cited the data to justify business reopenings during the pandemic. The Department of State Health Services announced a new method Monday for calculating the positivity […]


September 17, 2020 If this were like any other election year, volunteers for MOVE Texas, which works to engage young voters, would’ve been at Mooov-In Day at the University of Texas at Austin, equipped with sign-up sheets, clipboards and fold-out tables, looking to register thousands of young people moving away from home for the first […]