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Texas Democrats Turn On Each Other To Help Enact Abbott’s Agenda

Good morning, Dallas! It’s Sunday, August 22.

Your Headlines: Thursday’s reappearance of three House Democrats in the Chamber sent shock waves from Austin to Washington and back. They provided all the cover the GOP needs to pass a series of measures dragging Texas farther to the right.

And the local art world is abuzz with the new Immersive Van Gogh Exhibition in town. Here’s what you can expect to see.

And finally, Frisco real estate broker and freelance insurrectionist Jenna Ryan has pled guilty to her role in the January 6 riot at the Capitol in Washington DC. It didn’t help that she live-streamed herself gleefully participating in the uprising.

Now today’s weather: Humid throughout the day. High: 97 Low: 77.

Here are the top stories in Dallas today:

  1. On Dallas’ Deloache Avenue, there’s a seven-bedroom home with room for seven cars, as wel.l (The Dallas Morning News)
  2. A beloved — and unvaccinated — Dallas musician has lost his life to COVID-19. (WFAA.com)
  3. Dallas County is now reporting the most daily cases of COVID-19 since January. (The Dallas Morning News)
  4. A COVID-19 “regional infusion center” is now open for business in Fort Worth. (News Desk)
  5. Now thee’s a Mobile Rec Program to buoy high school seniors’ growth and development. (News Desk)

Today in Dallas

  • Cool Zoo Exotic Animal Exhibits (9:00 am).
  • Free Back to School Haircuts – Vista Ridge MS (9:00 am).
  • AKC Meet the Breeds Dallas (10:00 am).
  • Storytime with CAMP: The Land of the Pines (11:00 am).
  • LifeWalk’s Team Metro/GDMAF Cookout benefiting LifeWalk (2:00 pm).

Dallas Patch Notebook

  • Dallas Cowboys: “He rewrote the rules on what it meant to be versatile! Tune in TOMORROW at 5pm on CBS11/TXA21, Cowboys Now & YouTube for a look into what made @darrenwoodson28 one of the toughest, most underrated players of the #DallasCowboys’ 1.” (Instagram)
  • Dallas Mavericks: “It’s the “So like the smallest basketball court in the world inside of a basketball” for us Our biggest matchups of the season announced by the Biggest Mavs Fans You Know #MFFL.” (Instagram)
  • DBU Baseball: “After the toughest stretch of the year, the Patriots begin a series that changes the trajectory of the season. Blayne Jones returns and plays for something bigger, while the team charges toward another conference title.” (Instagram)
  • Dallas ISD: “You are invited to attend @dallasisdrecruitment at the upcoming virtual job fair on Wednesday, Aug. 25 from 4-6 PM on the Brazen virtual platform!” (Instagram)
  • The Dallas Arboretum: “Calling all artists: Artscape 2022 applications are now open! Juried fine art and craft artists from around the country fill Jonsson Color Garden selling paintings, sculpture, hats, jewelry, photography, woodwork and more. Apply now.” (Instagram)
  • Dallas Police Department: “Do you have a pet that needs to get vaccinated? Visit Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center for information on upcoming clinics.” (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? You can contact me at kevin.phinney@patch.com.


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