August 9, 2021

August 7, 2021 The Dallas area ranked even higher on the list of metros for technology job postings. The region rose to No. 2 in July from No. 3 in June, according to a CompTIA analysis of job posting data from Burning Glass Technologies Labor Insights. North Texas now only trails New York. Washington, D.C., […]

AUgust 6, 2021 Last year, the U.S. economy slowed to a standstill as the COVID-19 pandemic spread from coast to coast. Nearly 18 months later, the Dallas-Fort Worth labor market is outpacing its metro-area competitors in growth, according to Dallas-based ThinkWhy’s new ranking of best-performing cities through July. Net migration to North Texas and job […]

August 6, 2021

August 5, 2021 The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in North Texas has exceeded the high point of last summer, before vaccines were available, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council says. Figures reported Thursday showed 1,979 people were hospitalized in the service area that includes Dallas-Fort Worth. The Department of State Health Services recorded last summer’s […]

August 5, 2021

August 5, 2021 Gov. Greg Abbott called a second special session for Saturday with an even more expansive agenda that includes the contentious elections bill Democrats fled the state to protest and hot-button social issues, such as transgender sports. The Republican is also asking the Legislature to reconsider its own rules that require a certain […]

August 4, 2021 Dallas-Fort Worth along with Texas’ other metro areas continue to dig out of a huge hole blown in the economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Texas lost 1.4 million jobs between February and April 2020, and 79.3% of those were concentrated in the state’s six largest metropolitan statistical areas, according […]

August 4, 2021 Health officials moved Dallas County’s COVID-19 threat level up to red — representing the most-severe level of risk of contracting the coronavirus — on Tuesday in response to a “frightening trajectory” of cases largely due to the more-transmissible delta variant. The color-coded system created by local health officials last May is meant […]

August 4, 2021 In North Texas, where Dallas County just raised its COVID-19 threat level to red on Tuesday, many residents say they’re scared. An informal survey recently conducted by KERA and The Dallas Morning News reveals nearly 72% of more than 1,400 respondents said they do not feel safe or are unsure if they […]

August 4, 2021

August 3, 2021 It’s a routine Sonia Herrera has gotten used to since she started working at a COVID-19 testing site in December. She arrives about 8 a.m., puts on a mask and purple gloves and heads out to wait for people to drive up. For the past week, there’s been a line of cars […]

August 3, 2021 Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins announced late Tuesday that the county has increased its COVID-19 threat level to red, in response to the “frightening trajectory” of cases. Jenkins announced the change on Twitter shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday, saying the county’s Public Health Committee had voted unanimously to increase the threat level […]

August 3, 2021

August 3, 2021 Many companies had been pointing to Labor Day to get back to the office, but returning to work is starting to feel like returning to wait and see. The coronavirus roller coaster is heading in the wrong direction again as the more contagious delta variant drives up COVID hospitalizations and threatens to […]