May 5, 2020

May 4, 2020 More than 2.1 million Texans have filed for unemployment pay since COVID-19 brought the state’s economy to a near halt, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. That’s now equal to about three years worth of Texas’ typical annual unemployment claims. The state has paid out about $3.4 billion in benefits, TWC spokesman […]

May 5, 2020 Southern Methodist University senior Maha Razi got the word in an email — her summer internship at Seacrest Studios was being pushed back to the fall. For the journalism major, her internship at the Ryan Seacrest Foundation’s broadcast arm that helps pediatric patients heal was going to be an important career step […]

May 4, 2020 Educators don’t know what to expect for the first day next school year, so they are planning for multiple scenarios that will likely include some in-person classes as well as virtual lessons, Dallas Superintendent Michael Hinojosa said Monday. Hinojosa announced all DISD summer school programs will be virtual and the district will […]

May 4, 2020 Dallas County is expected to announce four new COVID-19 testing sites as part of a new partnership between the county and Walmart, County Judge Clay Jenkins said Monday. The sites will be placed in areas with residents who are the most vulnerable to coronavirus, Jenkins said in an interview with The Dallas […]

May 4, 2020

May 4, 2020 Longtime food industry executive Tony Sarsam joined Borden in March 2018. The Dallas-based company got its start as a milk distribution company back in 1857. As CEO, Sarsam leads 3,300 employees across 13 plants and nearly 100 branch offices. Here, he shares his philosophies about getting back to business, step by step. […]

May 4, 2020 A lame-duck Texas regulator who proposed mandatory oil-output cuts said the effort is “dead” a day before the biggest U.S. crude-producing state was set to vote on the measure. Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton said in an interview on Bloomberg TV that the three-member agency wasn’t prepared to vote on curtailing supplies […]

May 4, 2020 United Way of Metropolitan Dallas announced Monday a $5 million donation from the Texas Instruments Foundation to support United Way’s coronavirus relief fund as they provide recovery to organizations in North Texas. The donation brings the total money raised to more than $11.6 million. “During these unprecedented times, our greatest assets are […]

May 4, 2020 As the Dallas area navigates through the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve all embraced the rallying cry “We’re in this together.” But when we get out of this, will we fall back into old patterns, where issues of health, income and education remain unchanged? For years, city and community leaders, organizations and corporations have […]

May 4, 2020 During the coronavirus lockdown, many people put off medical treatment, placing themselves at risk and decimating revenue for health care providers. Doctors and outpatient clinics have been trying to lure back patients since April 22, when Gov. Greg Abbott lifted restrictions on many kinds of elective surgery and procedures. Now the state’s […]

May 1, 2020 Some of Dallas’ most successful local merchants have figured out creative ways to keep money coming in during the pandemic. Now they’re being asked to do what they did every day pre-pandemic: open for business. That’s not so easy, even for these confident owners of stores with enthusiastic, supportive customers. Shop owners […]