Life after being quarantined in China

Life after being quarantined in China

By Jonathan Betz I call this my ‘get outta jail card.’ Without it, I can’t leave my apartment, & I won’t be allowed back in. #China seems to now have the #coronavirus under control, after 3 months. But most of the restrictions remain. #Wuhan is still in total lockdown. I can’t leave #Beijing. Gyms, bars, […]

Meals on Wheels still delivering

Meals on Wheels still delivering

By Rebecca Aguilar It’s early Friday morning, and Ruth Williams and her granddaughter, Megan Manning, arrive at the Visiting Nurses Association’s kitchen in west Dallas to collect meals they’ll deliver to senior citizens. They are part of an army of Meals on Wheels volunteers who provide meals to 4,500 homes in Dallas County every day. […]

Executive order takes effect at midnight

Executive order takes effect at midnight

By Rebecca Aguilar Texas Governor Greg Abbott took measures Thursday to bring the state of Texas in line with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. At a news conference at the State Capitol, Abbott announced an executive order that will temporarily close […]

Break the rules, end up behind bars

Break the rules, end up behind bars

By Rebecca Aguilar People in Dallas County could now face jail time if they don’t comply with new restrictions put in place by Dallas County officials to slow the spread of coronavirus. There is also a relief for renters who may face eviction and people who may be without a paycheck if COVID-19 has put […]

DART remains committed

DART remains committed

By Mark Ball Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) remains committed to maintaining their full schedule of services for North Texas riders who rely on buses and trains to get to jobs, grocery stores and medical appointments. This includes the many transit dependent first responders, such as doctors, nurses, medical staff, police and fire fighters, who […]

Embrace your pets; don’t abandon

Embrace your pets; don’t abandon

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Coronavirus-19 (COVID 19) is a threat to dogs and cats — due to people’s panic, not the disease itself. In the DFW animal rescue community, there are anecdotal reports of people surrendering their pets to shelters, or taking them to their vet requesting euthanasia, out of concern about pets spreading coronavirus. […]

SENIOR LIVING WARNINGS

SENIOR LIVING WARNINGS

Open communication key to saving lives By Rebecca Aguilar Nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Dallas are taking measures to protect their residents from the coronavirus. The recent coronavirus deaths at a Washington State nursing home suggest the elderly have a higher risk of contracting the deadly disease.  Brookdale Senior Living has facilities in […]

Local journalist sends tips from China

Local journalist sends tips from China

COVID-19 By Jonathan Betz I thought I’d share some pointers I’ve learned about the coronavirus after dealing with it for months in China.  I encourage you to start preparing — not for the virus itself, necessarily. But for the disruptions it may cause. This moves fast. There will probably be COVID-19 cases in your community. […]

Lake’s largest fundraiser set for April 2

Lake’s largest fundraiser set for April 2

By Jennifer Hoesterey White Rock Lake Conservancy has partnered with the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department to bring Celebration! White Rock, an annual 5k/10k race and festival that raises money that goes directly to improvements in White Rock Lake Park. Celebration White Rock is on April 2 from 5:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. […]

Community has new art house

Community has new art house

By Shari Goldstein Stern Dallas’s vibrant performing arts presence has another entry into the bustling theater community, East Dallas Arts (EDA). In 2018, Amy Kulas and Tom Parr founded East Dallas Arts, whose mission is, “To bring the community together by providing opportunities to develop an appreciation for the arts through performance, education and arts […]

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