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Caught On Tape + Dems Take Flight + What Is Your Emergency?

Rise and shine, Dallas! It’s Saturday, July 17.

Today’s Headlines: When was the last time you saw a fellow airline passenger taped into her seat because her erratic behavior was jeopardizing the flight? And what’s the endgame for Democrats who fled the state rather than see a bill they oppose become law? And finally, how would you like to earn a living by helping your neighbors in need and becoming a 911 operator?

First, today’s weather: Humid and mostly cloudy throughout the day. High: 92 Low: 74.

Among the top stories today in Dallas:

  1. A missing 76-year-old man last seen in northwest Dallas may be in need of help, according to the police. (The Dallas Morning News)
  2. Happy Trails: The Dallas VideoFest is calling it quits after this year. (The Dallas Morning News)
  3. An arrest has been made after a shooting — in a Dallas hospital parking lot. (CBS Dallas / Fort Worth)
  4. North Texas builders are skipping buyers’ agents, since new home sales are soaring without them. (Dallas Business Journal)

Today in Dallas

  • Story Time with Richardson Fire Department (10:00 AM)
  • BikeDFW Urban Cycling 101 Webinar (7:00 PM)

Dallas Patch Notebook

  • Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center: “You’ve got a friend in me! That’s what the pets at DAS are constantly saying to our #D90volunteers. Join our crew” (Facebook)
  • Dallas Police Department: “The Dallas Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit needs your help in locating a Critical Missing Person.” (Facebook)
  • DFW Airport: “Now that we’ve mastered invisible landing gear, mankind is now one step closer to Wonder Woman’s full invisible jet” (Facebook)
  • Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center: “A LIVE walkthrough to show off some of our many adoptable pups and cats! Learn more about these adoptable cuties” (Facebook)
  • SPCA of Texas: “Happy Senior Sunday! He might be 14 1/2-years-old, but Kitten’s name fits him perfectly.” (Facebook)
  • Dallas Farmers Market: “Layers of flavors! Grab all your local goods and make this Corn and Zucchini Salad with Feta.” (Instagram)
  • The Dallas Arboretum: “Summertime views from the garden. #dallasarboretum” (Instagram)
  • Dallas ISD: “In preparation for full in-person instruction next year, Dallas ISD is partnering with Parkland Hospital” (Facebook)
  • Dallas Park and Recreation Department: “Visit the Dallas Arboretum to experience the international blockbuster exhibit ZimSculpt, a world-renowned collection” (Facebook)

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Kevin Phinney

About me: Kevin Phinney has lived and worked as a writer and editor in Austin, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Seattle and New York City. He was born in Brooklyn, New York and was raised in El Paso. Phinney attended college in Austin. He has done television work as a reporter and commentator, and is a former host of a weekday drive-time radio show called “Kevin & Kevin in the Morning” on KGSR-FM (now known as Austin City Limits Radio). He is also the author of “Souled American, ” a book tracking race relations in America through music. It was published by BILLBOARD Books, and is often used in college classrooms across the country.

Have a news tip or suggestion for an upcoming Dallas Daily? Email me at kevin.phinney@patch.com.


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