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DFW’s Biles: ‘Take One For The Team,’ Or Protect Her Health?

Rise and Shine, Dallas! It’s Tuesday, Aug. 3.

Your Headlines: Olympic gymnast (and Spring resident) Simone Biles is scheduled to compete again at 3:50 a.m. local time tomorrow. Will she? And, if she’s in danger of hurting herself, what does she have to prove to you?

And, in the latest case of the FOX folks guarding the henhouse, a proposed GOP audit of elections would investigate largely Democratic strongholds.

In denial about West Nile: Did you know that last year, 24 people died from West Nile virus in Texas, and 122 other residents were infected. That’s why the city is doubling down on spraying.

Now, today’s weather: Humid and partly cloudy throughout the day. High: 91 Low: 73.

Among the top stories in DFW today:

  1. Yay, the Texas sales tax holiday is this weekend: Aug. 6-8. (Press Release Desk)
  2. Why does the CEO of HER Texas believe improving the state’s “business ecosystem” should start with women?(dallasinnovates.com)
  3. High levels of lead have been discovered in soil samples from the site of “Shingle Mountain.” (D Magazine)
  4. Here are the I-635 construction closures that could impact commutes in Dallas and Mesquite. (The Dallas Morning News)
  5. These are the 8 best food and drink events in Dallas this week (CultureMap Dallas)

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  • Dallas Mavericks: “The birthday boy always brings the party.” (Instagram)
  • Dallas Cowboys: “The @nfl season is coming. Time to make your prediction for Thursday’s game.” (Instagram)
  • Dallas Zoo: “NEW ANIMALS COMING SOON: Something new is coming! The Zoo said, super cryptically. Can you guess what it might be?” (Instagram)
  • DBU Baseball: “Thrower of a hammer curve and an elite giver of energy. Catch up with Zach Heaton.” (Instagram)
  • SPCA of Texas: “Did you know August is actually DOG-ust?! No better time to adopt a dog in our opinion.” (Instagram)
  • DFW Airport: “Free COVID Vaccines are now available at DFW Airport. The National Guard has vaccine mobilization units inside.” (Facebook)
  • SPCA of Texas: ” 43 animals were adopted last week – smiles all around!! Click the link in our bio to meet other adoptable pets.” (Instagram)
  • Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center: “Henry (#A1112311) has decided that he’s making his famous #GrumpFace until he’s adopted.” (Facebook)
  • SPCA of Texas: “We’re #hiring! Click the link in our bio to check out our open positions at, or come by our job fair this Wednesday!” (Instagram)
  • The University of Texas at Dallas: “We strongly encourage students, staff and faculty to help protect the community from the virus. Get vaccinated!” (Facebook)
  • Dallas Police Department: “Police are looking for a hit-and-run suspect.” (Facebook)
  • Dallas ISD: “Did you know the starting salary for a Dallas ISD teacher is $56,500? Join our in-person job fair THIS Thursday.” (Facebook)
  • Junior League of Dallas: “During my tenure with JLD, I’ve honed skill sets that helped me as a leader and a fundraiser.” (Instagram)

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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? I’m all ears. You can email me at kevin.phinney@patch.com.


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