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Dallas official removed from meeting for not wearing mask

Dallas County Commissioner J.J. Koch (R) was removed from a courtroom Tuesday for not wearing a mask, local news outlets reported. County Judge Clay Jenkins asked a bailiff to escort the commissioner from the courtroom after the official refused to wear a mask. Everyone else present in court donned a face covering.
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Dallas County Raises COVID-19 Threat Level to Red

Dallas County health officials are raising the COVID-19 threat level to red -- the highest on the county's scale -- due to a sharp increase in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in the county, Judge Clay Jenkins says. Jenkins said the county's public health committee unanimously made the recommendation Tuesday night.
Dallas County, TXketr.org

Piece of Mind: End The Petulance Over Masks

If you want a crystal-clear example of just how petulant partisan politicians can get, you need look no further than than the Dallas County Courthouse. That was where County Judge Clay Jenkins ordered a fellow county commissioner on Tuesday to leave a meeting because the commissioner wouldn't follow the rules laid down by the county board's presiding officer. That would be Jenkins.
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Dallas to Spray for Mosquitoes After Positive West Nile Sample

The City of Dallas will spray for mosquitos after samples tested positive for West Nile virus, the Dallas County Health and Human Services said. The spraying will occur between 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. both Thursday and Friday nights between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., weather permitting. The areas to...
Dallas County, TXDallas Observer

Struggle Over Mask Mandates Reaches Dallas Commissioners Court

On Tuesday, the battle over mask mandates reached the Dallas County Commissioners Court. When Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins announced that everyone attending was required to wear a mask, Commissioner J.J. Koch refused to put on a face covering. Ahead of the session, Koch, a Republican who represents District 2,...
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Texas Is No Longer Providing Funding For Emergency COVID-19 Staff

The state of Texas is no longer providing funding for temporary emergency hospital staff in the latest COVID-19 surge in Texas. Instead, the Department of State Health Services is telling local and city governments to pay for the additional hospital staff from their federal COVID-19 relief funding. Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital...
Dallas County, TXHood County News

West Nile reported in Dallas County; mosquito spraying ongoing here

KXAS-TV (NBC5) reported that the woman who contracted the virus in mid-July is currently hospitalized at Texas Health Presbyterian, where her family said, “doctors are working to get her stable enough to move to rehab.”. The West Nile virus is the leading cause of mosquito-borne disease in the continental United...
Dallas County, TXduncanville.com

Dallas County Reports Three-Day Total of 2,132 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 5 Deaths, Including 183 Probable Cases

Dallas County Reports Three-Day Total of 2,132 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 5 Deaths, Including 183 Probable Cases. As of 3:00 pm, August 3, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 2,132 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 1,949 confirmed cases, and 183 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 274,149 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 45,690 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 4,211 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.
Dallas County, TXresilience.org

Meet Tyler Station, the collaborative village uplifting minority-owned small businesses

Visitors to Dallas quickly hear about the Bishop Arts District, an espresso-and-hip-boutique retail area located in rough (but gentrifying) Oak Cliff. What they’re usually not expecting to find when visiting the neighborhood is a building called Tyler Station, a 100,000-square foot remake of the former Dixie Wax Paper factory. The site houses some 70 small businesses in what Southern Dallas County developer and human connector, Monte Anderson, calls “a collaborative village.” It’s a prime example of what’s known as incremental development.
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Dallas Mayor Promotes COVID-19 Vaccines

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson said Wednesday he is doing all he can to promote vaccines and stop the COVID-19 pandemic, as positive cases and hospitalizations keep rising among unvaccinated people with the delta variant surge. “I am imploring all of our Dallas residents to please get vaccinated as soon as...