Rise and shine, Dallas! It’s Monday, Aug. 2.
According to a recent investigation, Dallas is one of the deadliest driving cities in America. See what the researchers found.
Now, today’s weather: Rain in the morning. High: 89 Low: 73.
Here are the top stories today in Dallas:
- A first Dallas case of West Nile virus has led to nightly spraying. (Dallas Patch)
- Dallas County Judge says the state has provided zero options to battle the delta variant of COVID-19. (WFAA.com)
- Dallas County is ramping up its efforts to vaccinate students against COVID-19. (NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth)
- A fiery crash in Dallas has resulted in three deaths and two injuries is being investigated as “street racing.” (FOX 4 Dallas)
- What happens when 40 great local chefs come together? (socialwhirl.com)
Dallas Patch Notebook
- Dallas Mavericks: “Undefeated Keep it rollin’!” (Instagram)
- Dallas Cowboys: “When your DC is out there working right beside you >>> #CowboysNation let’s show Dan Quinn some love.” (Instagram)
- UT Dallas: “| We strongly encourages students, staff and faculty to help protect the community from the virus.” (Instagram)
- Dallas Farmers Market: “Happy National Farmers Market Week! 80 years, 240 seasons, and countless memories.” (Instagram)
- The Dallas Arboretum: “Whether you like it spicy, smoky or sweet, you won’t want to miss our first annual Pepper Palooza, from August 13–23.” (Instagram)
- SPCA of Texas: “Peachee Momma is our Sewell Automotive Companies Spotlight of the Month! She is the sweetest girl around.” (Facebook)
- The Dallas Arboretum: “Come see what’s happening in A Tasteful Place this week when you visit the garden!” (Instagram)
- Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center: “Sorry, our connection dropped but please check out our walk-through to show off some of our adoptable pups.” (Facebook)
- Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center: “Calling anyone who lives in or near North Dallas! Did you know you can volunteer.” (Facebook)
- Yelp DFW: “We’re kicking off National Black Business Month by featuring @eatinvasions, a locally loved Black-owned business.” (Instagram)
- Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center: “Word on the street is that you’ve never fostered before and you’re nervous to get started. Don’t worry!” (Facebook)
- Dallas ISD: ” Tomorrow is the first day of school for our School Day Redesign campuses!” (Instagram)
- North Texas Food Bank: “NTFB’s Drive-Thru Mobile Pantry will be at the following locations this week.” (Instagram)
- City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management: “Protect your self and those around you from COVID by: Getting vaccinated, and getting tested.” (Facebook)
- Dallas Park and Recreation Department: “Cool off at one of #DallasParks 17 spraygrounds!” (Facebook)
- City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management: “Hitting the road this summer? Make sure you have an emergency plan and kit for your trip. Let others know your route.” (Facebook)
- Dallas Public Library: “The celebrity novel is a niche, but growing area of fiction.” (Facebook)
- Mockingbird Station: “This is your #SundayReminder to relax, reflect, and reconnect with @woodhousedallas Book your next appointment.” (Facebook)
- JCC Dallas: “In honor of National Friendship Day, grab a friend, stay inside, and beat the heat!” (Facebook)
- City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management: “Storms are in the area. Be #weatheraware and have multiple ways to get alerts. Be ready to go to your safe place.” (Facebook)
- City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture: “”Factory Settings” is currently on display at The Power Station.” (Facebook)
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You’re officially in the loop for today. I’ll catch up with you bright and early tomorrow with a new update! If you’re into these newsletters, consider bringing some more friends and neighbors into the fold. You can send them this link to subscribe.
— 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.
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