April 22, 2021

April 21, 2021 Texas retail sales rebounded to a six-month high in March, and the help wanted signs are popping up. Nordstrom, Piercing Pagoda and Amazon are among the retailers with jobs to fill in Texas. Amazon seems to be perpetually adding employees, but it’s still impressive that the e-commerce giant said it nearly doubled […]

April 21, 2021 For Albert Garza, this week marked the end of a long wait. The 75-year-old received his first dose of the Moderna vaccine at his southeast Dallas home from two Dallas Fire-Rescue medics. Garza said he wanted to get the COVID-19 vaccine a long time ago, but he doesn’t drive and he didn’t […]

April 21, 2021

April 21, 2021 Two North Texas cities are among the 10 most diverse in the United States, according to a new study by personal finance website WalletHub. Dallas ranked No. 4, followed by Arlington at No. 8, Fort Worth at No. 25 and Plano at No. 55. Elsewhere in Texas, Houston grabbed the No. 1 […]

April 20, 2021 The pandemic exacerbated weaknesses and vulnerabilities in the economy, often harming minorities the most, and the recovery is taking on a similar “K shape” – with some groups improving while others stall or decline. The unemployment rate for white workers in Texas was 4.8% last month, continuing a steady improvement since late […]

April 20, 2021 Vaccination rates are rising across the state, helping to bring Texans closer to a return to their pre-pandemic lives. But health experts say the state has a ways to go before enough people are protected against COVID-19 to achieve herd immunity – a term for the indirect protection a population has when […]

April 20, 2021

April 19, 2021 State health officials are launching a $1.5 million radio and television ad campaign to promote the next phase of vaccinating Texans against COVID-19, the Texas Department of State Health Services announced Monday. The campaign will include commercials aimed at specific groups of Texans shown by research to be least likely to be […]

April 19, 2021 COVID-19 began taking hold of the headlines and the economy about a year ago in Dallas. While it will forever impact almost all industries, the healthcare sector was the front line of fighting the disease and had to be more agile, innovative, and resilient than ever. D CEO Healthcare is sitting down […]

April 19, 2021 Monday, the nation marked a major milestone in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Every American 16 and older is eligible for the shot. The CDC says half have already received at least one dose. Despite a push to spread the word, in parts of North Texas, there are far more doses than there […]

April 19, 2021 At Tarrant County’s COVID-19 vaccine sites these days, there are plenty of first doses to go around. “I would say we could probably easily be doing 15,000, 16,000, 17,000 shots a day,” said Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley. But Whitley guesses that less than half those available doses are getting into people’s […]

April 19, 2021 University of North Texas researchers’ emergency planning technology was originally invented in 2008, but took on an entirely new role in 2020 to facilitate COVID-19 vaccinations. Originally, the tech, which is known as RE-PLAN, was meant to fight against bioterrorism threats like anthrax, but now health agencies can utilize it to strategically […]