Lancaster, TX

Some Texans Will Receive A $2,000 Stimulus Check Soon

Some teachers in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area will receive a stimulus payment up to $2,000 as a reward for their hard work during the pandemic. Last year, millions of Texans received stimulus checks thanks to Donald Trump. But according to a recent report, half of the U.S workforce believe the pandemic will make it difficult to own a house or pay off the mortgage. Also, 10% of Americans say they'll face financial hardship for the rest of their lives. Quoting an article published by Pew Research Center:
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The Contagious Melioidosis Disease Was Found In Dallas

The Centers For Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) issued a warning about Melioidosis, a contagious disease in Texas caused by the Burkholderia Pseudomallei bacterium. The CDC has confirmed that Health authorities from multiple states (including Texas) struggled to find a common source of exposure to several cases of a deadly disease caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei bacterium. Known as Melioidosis (or Whitmore's Disease), it can be extremely contagious, and multiple cases were found in Texas, Georgia, Kansas, and Minnesota. Quoting the CDC:
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What Sam Pittman said after Arkansas upset Texas A&M to improve to 4-0

Sam Pittman and Arkansas just keep on winning. After a 3-7 season in 2020, Pittman has the Razorbacks 4-0 after a victory against No. 7 Texas A&M at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. They were picked 2nd-from-last in the division in the SEC preseason poll, and despite having played just 1 conference game, they appear ready to exceed those expectations.

Look inside this spooky Texas home for sale with its own karaoke stage

Looking for a house perfect for hosting parties or to film a low-budget slasher movie? This is it. Another Texas home has been featured on Zillow Gone Wild, and it's really leaning into the spooky vibes of the Halloween party season. Mainly, it looks like Count Dracula himself would take a nice nap in this purple bedroom if vampires actually took naps.
Dallas News

Before H-E-B lands in D-FW, here’s how the most competitive U.S. grocery market looks now

As H-E-B plans its entry into Dallas-Fort Worth late next year, Walmart, its Sam’s Club and Kroger now control more than half of the D-FW grocery market. The combined market share of No. 1 Walmart and No. 5 Sam’s jumped to 34.2% this year vs. 29.9% in 2019 before the pandemic started. The numbers were compiled by Chain Store Guide and are for groceries only, not pharmacy or general merchandise sales.
Dallas News

Black Rifle Coffee Company coming soon in Plano

A Black Rifle Coffee Company coffee shop is under construction at 901 N. Central Expressway. The company’s website indicates its Plano shop is opening on Dec. 4. The store has also not yet posted a phone number. A TGI Friday’s restaurant formerly occupied the location. Black Rifle Coffee Company will...

Happy Hour and More at Meridian: Possibly Dallas’ Finest Restaurant

By now most have heard about the exciting new restaurant in The Village by Junior Borges, Meridian. Reviews have been overwhelmingly positive and word of mouth keeps them pretty much packed every night. Weekend reservations through resy are usually booked up one to two weeks in advance, but walk-ins can arrive early for happy hour and pony up to one of the 10 seats at the bar. Happy Hour runs from 4:30p-6p Tuesday through Friday and there are some great options at reduced prices, as well as the full menu available.
Dallas Observer

Best Place to Play Late-Night Bingo

Situated right off the highway, I-30 Bingo may not get you totally rich, per se, but you still have the chance to win some serious cash at this frills-free little bingo hall. Open Wednesday through Thursday, I-30 pays out $5,000 in cold cash each day. On Thursdays, you might just win yourself a brand new television. On Sundays, you could even win a computer. Plus, it's open late on the weekdays and weekends, so it's the perfect spot for wholesome fun in Dallas after you've wrapped up a night of drinking and general debauchery.

'Queen of Funnel Cakes' passes legacy of State Fair goodies onto her family after her death at age 95

Wanda "Fernie" Winter (Center) with her daughters Christi Erpillo and Johnna McKeeFernie's Funnel Cakes. Wanda "Fernie" Winter, who introduced the funnel cake to the State Fair in Dallas, passed away in June at age 95. Her daughters, Christi Erpillo and Johnna McKee, carry on her tradition this year. They are doing Fry-days (Fridays) at Fernie's with Wanda's favorite things at the Fair, like square dancing and her favorite rides, and they are giving out her recipe for fried grilled cheese.

Southwest Airlines Says Jamaica’s Flight Operations on the Upswing

Southwest Airlines executives on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at their Dallas, Texas, headquarters, informed Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, that their flight operations into Montego Bay in coming weeks and months are very close to 2019 pre-pandemic record levels, signalling increased demand for destination Jamaica by US travelers. Tourism...

This mom's Instagram-worthy high tea setup in Dallas metro serves beauty and good times wrapped in one

The most quintessential high tea custom is not complete without fancy tablescape, tiered cake stands and mouth watering tea compliments. And of course, an assortment of exotic teas! However, high tea parties can be modified to fit a theme, from classic to just an elegant affair to a casual picnic. This Dallas-based mom's high tea setups are beautifully done, with an elegant canopy or sunbrella setup, prettiest table linens and stylish tablescape. In this week's mom owned small businesses, I am featuring this Dallas-based business 'High Tea Canopy' that will appease your event needs in a very sophisticated way!