January 15, 2021

January 14, 2021 The number of people seeking unemployment aid soared last week to 965,000, the most since late August and a sign that the resurgent virus has likely escalated layoffs. The latest figures for jobless claims, issued Thursday by the Labor Department, remain at levels never seen until the virus struck. Before the pandemic, […]

January 14, 2021 One month after the first shipments of COVID-19 vaccines arrived in the state, Texas has become the first in the nation to administer 1 million doses, Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday. The milestone comes as intensive care beds are dwindling across the state and as experts predict daily coronavirus cases and hospitalizations […]

January 14, 2021

January 13, 2021 Fabio Luisi’s contract as music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra was extended for five years through the 2028-29 season on Wednesday. Luisi, who turns 61 on Jan. 17, was hired in June 2018 to start as music director with the 2020-21 season. He succeeded Jaap van Zweden (2008-18), who became music […]

January 13, 2021 The Arlington chapter of the NAACP is working to change cultural differences that make Black Americans less likely to be vaccinated for COVID-19 despite the disproportionate effects of the pandemic. “This is serious,” said chapter president Alisa Simmons. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit Black communities especially hard, including a percent-test-positive median range […]

January 14, 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic has turned historically cautious Southwest Airlines into a predator in the airline world. The Dallas-based airline — known for its stubborn adherence to a “bags fly free” policy and for ignoring some of the nation’s biggest airports to focus on lower-cost alternatives — has suddenly become the first-shot aggressor […]

January 13, 2021 The Dallas City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved renaming about four miles of South Lamar Street in memory of Botham Jean. He was shot to death in his apartment on that street when a former Dallas police officer mistook it for her own. The vote came after more than an hour-and-a-half of […]

January 13, 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated trends that were already occurring in the North Texas housing market – including a surge in relocations from California and other states – and will continue to do so in 2021, according to the leader of one of Dallas-Fort Worth’s largest residential real estate firms. The volume of […]

January 13, 2021

January 13, 2021 Dallas and San Antonio have landed at the top of a list of cities best suited for working at home. With most office employees working at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s been a bigger focus on providing services. A Los Angeles-based company that compares home services available in markets around […]

Dallas County and Parkland are launching COVID-19 vaccination locations in southern Dallas to address the disparity of vaccination sites in communities that lack clinics and pharmacies. The county’s location at Fair Park began vaccinating residents on Monday. Still, these so-called “mega sites” might not be the only answer to vaccinating some of the city’s most […]

January 12, 2021 A new initiative from the Dallas Regional Chamber, the voice of business and champion of economic development and growth in the Dallas region, aims to raise awareness around the importance of family-friendly policies in the workplace. Presented by PNC Bank, the Best Place for Working Parents Dallas initiative uses a first-of-its-kind online […]