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As COVID-19 rages, more health care workers are quitting, and job openings hit a new high

In Dallas-Plano-Irving, health care jobs have recovered to their pre-pandemic levels, and then some. Outpatient services, which include doctor’s offices and clinics and account for the most health jobs, have 5,200 more local employees than two years ago, before the pandemic hit. That’s impressive, considering how patients pulled back on care as COVID-19 spread.
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Costco is putting limits on your irrational behavior

Costco Wholesale is reinstating limits on some items as COVID-19 cases spike, adding to an already stretched supply chain. The limits at Costco are on are bath tissue, paper towels, bottled water and high-demand cleaning products. Signs may start popping up on more store shelves as they did with other COVID-19 spikes.
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The State Fair Of Texas Makes Triumphant Return To Fair Park

The State Fair of Texas opened in-person on Friday after a year off due to the pandemic. Crowds flooded Fair Park’s entrances to grab corny dogs, watch the parade and hear Big Tex’s iconic “Howdy, folks!”. The event's return has been long awaited by fair fanatics like 71-year-old Ron Richardson...

Chiropractor In Dallas, TX| How to Take Care of Your Back

The spine is a complex structure that connects your brain to the rest of your body. It consists of bones, joints and ligaments, nerves, and discs. The vertebrae in your spine form a “spiral staircase,” which provides flexibility and stability for movement. Your back muscles attach to these vertebrae and help provide strength when you bend forward or lift heavy objects from the ground.
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Leaders Share Changes Schools Will See & Hope to See After Pandemic

It's pretty clear everyone agrees our schools need to be full again, not just with kids, but with plans for success. "The way out is not through remediation it's through acceleration," said Kent Scriber, Superintendent of Fort Worth ISD. "This is what we gotta do, things are urgent, our hair...

COVID updates: Tents set up as Wise Co. hospital reaches 109% capacity

DECATUR, Texas — Editor's note: Updated with Thursday numbers. Wise Health System hit a record high for capacity this week, prompting the need for additional treatment tents to help take care of patients. As of Thursday, the Decatur hospital was at 109% capacity, officials told WFAA. Thursday, the Dallas-Fort Worth...
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Plano ISD won’t extend mask mandate for schools

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story said that Collin County commissioners criticized state data for overcounting COVID-19 cases in Aug. 2021. Commissioners made those comments in Aug. 2020. Plano students, staff and visitors won’t be required to wear masks in school buildings starting next week. On a 3-4 vote,...

ICYMI: El Paso is the First City in Texas to Reach Herd Immunity Against COVID-19

AUSTIN, Texas — Democratic-led El Paso is the first city in the state to reach herd immunity with more than 75 percent of its population fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The task of protecting residents from a pandemic is arduous enough, but Texans and local officials had to also work around a governor trying to derail any and all progress against the virus.

Plano ISD mask mandate ends after board rejects extension

Plano ISD’s temporary mask mandate expired on Friday, and a majority vote to extend it failed to surface in a Tuesday work session. After a brief presentation by Assistant Superintendent Beth Brockman on the current state of COVID-19 cases in Plano ISD facilities, a motion was presented before trustees to extend the temporary mask mandate that was implemented on Aug. 26 to Nov. 5.

Parkland Health & Hospital System to begin offering COVID-19 booster

Parkland Health & Hospital System announced they would begin offering booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine to those who are eligible starting Monday. People who are older than 65, or older than 18 with a high risk of severe COVID-19, or older than 18 with an increased risk for exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting can visit any of Parkland’s vaccination sites.

PM Modi hails CoWIN platform at UNGA says it gave digital s

New York [US], September 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hailed the country's coronavirus certification platform CoWIN at his United Nations General Assembly's address, underlining that it felicitated the vaccination process. While addressing the 76th session of UNGA here, PM Modi said, "India's vaccine delivery platform CoWIN is...

Community profile: Dr. Andrew Oteo

In addition to being a chiropractor by trade, Dr. Andrew Oteo of The Colony-based practice Stonebridge Chiropractic has proven himself to be something of a renaissance man. He is studying to earn his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) while also having a PhD under his belt. He also serves in the Board of Directors for Parker University and has devoted his life to charitable work benefiting active and former service members and their families.
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Former Collin College professor suing school over dismissal following COVID-19 criticism

A Collin College professor who alleges she was pushed out of her job for challenging its COVID-19 response is now suing the school. Suzanne Jones was told in January that her contract with the school would not be renewed at the end of the semester. She and fellow professor Audra Heaslip both had previously questioned publicly how school officials were handling the coronavirus pandemic.

Waxahachie news briefs: COVID-19 testing available at senior center

The Waxahachie Senior Center, 122 Park Hills Drive, will have COVID-19 testing kiosks available Mondays through Saturdays. Available times are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Residents must sign up online at for an appointment.