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Is Trump Losing His Mojo? Voters Reject His Pick In Runoff Upset

Rise and shine, Dallas: It’s Thursday, July 29.

Your Headlines: Susan Wright went down to defeat in a stunning upset Tuesday, and many read it as Republicans stepping back from their abject devotion to ex-President Donald Trump.

Meanwhile, Ted Cruz is lashing out against masking again — even as levels of COVID-19 illness are rising across Texas.

And Dusty Hill, a founding member of ZZ Top, has passed, and rock music loses another legend.

And now, today’s weather: Humid and partly cloudy throughout the day. High: 97, low: 80.

Among the top stories in DFW today:

  1. Here are the coolest 14 things you can do this weekend in the metroplex. (WFAA.com)
  2. A popular Dallas hospitality group has been hit with a lawsuit — for discrimination. (Central Track)
  3. Police say an apparent murder-suicide has resulted in the death of a far northeast Dallas couple. (The Dallas Morning News)
  4. All Baylor Scott & White employees and providers are being required to be vaccinated by Oct. 1. (WFAA.com)
  5. Let the Dallas Public Library take you back to the summer movies of yesteryear. (Press Release Desk)

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Dallas Patch Notebook

  • Dallas Cowboys: “The band is back together! If this was an album cover what would the title track be?” (Instagram)
  • Dallas Mavericks: “Listen to @swish41 give advice about his NBA journey.” (Instagram)
  • Dallas Zoo: “Here in the Southwestern U.S., more than 500 plants rely on bats to pollinate them, including mangoes.” (Instagram)
  • UT Dallas: “#WednesdayWisdom: Remember to pause every now and then to soak in the details, no matter how big or small.” (Instagram)
  • DBU Baseball: “A Super Regional save and a look of disbelief in the dugout.” (Instagram)
  • The Dallas Arboretum: “It’s warming up! Beat the heat during your visit and stop by some of our many beautiful water features.” (Instagram)
  • DFW Airport: “Happy #WindowSeatWednesday morning! These fluffy clouds making anyone else wish they could climb back in bed?” (Facebook)
  • Dallas Farmers Market: “How are you cooling off? Thanks for always visiting and supporting us.” (Instagram)

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Alrighty, you’re all caught up for today. I’ll catch up with you bright and early tomorrow with another update! If you’re liking these newsletters, consider inviting some of your friends and neighbors to read along. 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.

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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