COVID-19 ‘mu’ Variant Reaches Dallas County

The variant, known as B.1.621, or mu, was added to the World Health Organization’s variants of interest list on Aug. 30. Dallas County health officials have detected five cases of the strain, which has mutations similar to the alpha and gamma variants. A strain is considered a variant of interest if it causes significant community…Continue readingCOVID-19 ‘mu’ Variant Reaches Dallas County

Dallas Looking for 12,000 Students Who Didn’t Show Up to School

Roughly 12,000 students that Dallas ISD officials expected to be in class last week did not show up, district leaders estimate. Administrators, desperate to help kids recover from COVID-19 disruptions, are working to track down missing students. They know they’re up against families’ fear of what it means to return to school amid a surge…Continue readingDallas Looking for 12,000 Students Who Didn’t Show Up to School

Dallas Schools to Require Masks in Defiance of Gov. Abbott’s Order

Starting Tuesday, Dallas ISD will require students and teachers to wear masks at its campuses, defying Gov. Greg Abbott’s order that bars districts from issuing mask mandates. Superintendent Michael Hinojosa announced the change during a Monday morning press conference, saying that it was within his discretion to ensure the health and safety of his employees…Continue readingDallas Schools to Require Masks in Defiance of Gov. Abbott’s Order

Dallas County Moves COVID-19 Threat to Red — ‘High Risk’ of Community Transmission

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins announced late Tuesday that the county has increased its COVID-19 threat level to red, in response to the “frightening trajectory” of cases. Jenkins announced the change on Twitter shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday, saying the county’s Public Health Committee had voted unanimously to increase the threat level to red, meaning…Continue readingDallas County Moves COVID-19 Threat to Red — ‘High Risk’ of Community Transmission

Dallas County Reports 1,453 New Coronavirus Cases in Latest 3-Day Totals

Dallas County reported three-day totals of three COVID-19 deaths and 1,453 new coronavirus cases Tuesday. County Judge Clay Jenkins said in a written statement that many of the county’s beds filled by coronavirus patients are now occupied by people in their 20s to 40s. Jenkins noted that that age group roughly corresponds to the ages…Continue readingDallas County Reports 1,453 New Coronavirus Cases in Latest 3-Day Totals

House Explosion in Plano, Six People Hurt

Six people were hurt Monday afternoon when a home exploded in a Plano neighborhood, fire officials say. At this time, it’s unknown what caused the explosion at the home on the 4400 block of Cleveland Drive. Whatever the source of the detonation, the home was leveled, debris was scattered for hundreds of feet around and…Continue readingHouse Explosion in Plano, Six People Hurt

A Dallas Mavericks Owner, J.L. ‘Sonny’ Williams, has Died

J.L. “Sonny” Williams, a longtime local business leader, Minyard Food Stores president and minority owner of the Dallas Mavericks, died Saturday from esophageal cancer. He was 78. Williams, wife Gretchen Minyard Williams, her sister Liz Minyard and cousin Bob Minyard together built Minyard Food Stores into a billion-dollar business. It was one of the largest…Continue readingA Dallas Mavericks Owner, J.L. ‘Sonny’ Williams, has Died

Health Department Data Shows COVID-19 Hospitalizations on the Upswing in DFW, Statewide

After dropping to nearly 1,400 patients late last month, COVID-19 hospitalizations are on the upswing in North Texas and across the Lone Star State. Data from the Texas Department of State Health Services released on Tuesday shows that as of July 5 there were 1,746 COVID-19 patients in Texas hospitals. The number is far below…Continue readingHealth Department Data Shows COVID-19 Hospitalizations on the Upswing in DFW, Statewide

Dallas Man Found Shot In His Car

Life has a way of surprising you. Unfortunately, the reality is that you can never truly predict what the future holds. One way to ensure you are prepared for any situation is to contact an estate planning attorney to have your affairs in order. Regardless of age or the state of your health, it is…Continue readingDallas Man Found Shot In His Car

Miami Apartments Collapse Leaving at Least One Dead

Unexpected things happen to us everyday. Oftentimes, these occurrences are small — a fender bender or a spilled cup of coffee. Other times, these events can be catastrophic. It is important to be prepared for anything to happen. One of the essential parts of this preparation is having an estate plan. No matter your circumstances,…Continue readingMiami Apartments Collapse Leaving at Least One Dead