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Friday, July 1, 2022

Why Did TX Democrats Return And Cave To Abbott’s Radical Agenda?

Good morning, Dallas! It’s Saturday, Aug. 21.

Your Headlines: Everyone’s scratching their heads today wondering why, after a summer-long protest, three House Democrats returned to the chamber yesterday — effectively giving Gov. Abbott’s agenda a green light by providing a quorum.

Find out the state of the State Fair this year as the rising levels of COVID-19 have left organizers having to plan for a variety of circumstances.

And finally, here’s the latest on the Dallas PD data loss that’s causing chaos in local law enforcement.

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


Here are the top stories today in Dallas:

  1. Officials in Fort Worth are breaking ground on a veterans home named for the Tuskegee Airmen. (Patch News Desk)
  2. Police are looking for a man suspected of robbing four gas stations around Dallas. (The Dallas Morning News)
  3. At Cara Mía Theatre, community health is at the heart of “Your Healing is Killing Me.” (NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth)
  4. It seems Dallas has enough money to curb local homelessness. But does it have the will? (D Magazine)
  5. A so-called “calming initiative” is being launched in Dallas to put speeding drivers on a motorist’s “diet.” (CBS Dallas / Fort Worth)

Today in Dallas

  • Community Clean Up – White Settlement Recreation (Noon).
  • Theatre Leadership Team Play (3-4 p.m. and 6-7 p.m.) (Noon).
  • Senior Portraits – Chisholm Trail High School (8 a.m.).
  • Rent Reduction Secrets (9 a.m.).
  • Balloon Twisting In Person Workshop – Highland Park Library (2 p.m.).

Dallas Patch Notebook

  • Dallas Mavericks: “Mark those calendars, MFFLs. The 21-22 schedule is here #MFFL” (Instagram)
  • Dallas Cowboys: “Exclusive #DallasCowboys United Discount Days are Aug. 19-22, join DCU for up to 30 percent off @cowboysproshop purchases online & in stores! Visit DallasCowboys.com/United to join!” (Instagram)
  • Dallas Police Department: “Loved ones and colleagues are coming together on Aug. 22, 2021, for a benefit fundraiser for Senior Corporal Arnulfo Pargas. Senior Corporal Pargas tested positive for COVID-19 and remains in the hospital.” (Facebook)
  • 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 Animal Services and Adoption Center: “It’s Fri-YAY and we are once again heading into the weekend with a very high capacity and are in desperate need of adopters and fosters! Here are a few of our longest-residents.” (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? Reach out anytime to kevin.phinney@patch.com.

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