June 26, 2020

June 25, 2020 Parkland Memorial Hospital opened a third ward for COVID-19 patients on Thursday, adding 48 beds to help absorb a continuing rise in coronavirus cases. UT Southwestern Medical Center said it was also expanding space dedicated to COVID-19. At both Dallas hospitals, the number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 has doubled since around […]

June 15, 2020 The district’s drive to become one college got a big boost today, with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) approving the district’s plan to unify as a single institution, Dallas College. The new Dallas College will encompass Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake […]

June 25, 2020 Face coverings will be required in all Tarrant County businesses, the county judge announced Thursday, mirroring measures taken across the state amid a “massive” spike in COVID-19 infections. Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley said the countywide executive order will go into effect at 6 p.m. Friday. The order will be in effect […]

June 25, 2020

June 25, 2020 More than 130 hotels in Dallas-Fort Worth were flagged on a watchlist in June of properties with issues that might prevent the property owner from staying current on their loan. The commercial mortgage-backed securities special servicing watchlists are filed monthly by loan servicers to signal potential problems. Hotels nationwide are experiencing massive […]

June 25, 2020 Gov. Greg Abbott, a day after a key coronavirus metric he’s been watching hit “red flag” territory, again has moved to conserve hospital beds by halting elective surgeries. He also announced Thursday that he’s pausing any further reopening of businesses and other public activities until Texas can “corral” a recent surge in […]

JUne 24, 2020 Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), in partnership with the Texas Military Department, will begin distributing 3-ply surgical masks to every Texan who undergoes COVID-19 testing at state-run mobile test collection sites. Beginning tomorrow, each Texan who receives a COVID-19 test at a state-run mobile […]

June 24, 2020 Texas Secretary of State Ruth Hughs today encouraged all eligible Texas voters to take advantage of the extended early voting period ahead of the July 14th elections, which begins on Monday, June 29th and ends on Friday, July 10th. Early voting will not occur on July 3rd or 4th in observance of […]

June 25, 2020 Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order to ensure hospital bed availability for COVID-19 patients as Texas faces an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. The governor’s order suspends elective surgeries at hospitals in Harris, Bexar, Dallas and Travis counties. Under this order, the Governor directs all hospitals in these counties […]

June 24, 2020 City and county leaders will meet Thursday with the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council to discuss opening a pop-up medical facility at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center as coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continue to rise. After Gov. Greg Abbott announced the convention center in late March as the site of Texas’ first […]

June 24, 2020 Elected officials from both parties joined together in recent days to push back against the Trump administration’s intention to stop funding seven Texas coronavirus testing sites at the end of the month. At issue are federal plans to stop funding sites in Houston, El Paso and Dallas on June 30, as first […]