State Fair of Texas officially canceled for 2020 season

State Fair of Texas officially canceled for 2020 season

(ROCKWALL, TX — July 7, 2020) The State Fair of Texas is officially canceled this year in light of the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in North Texas. The State Fair of Texas Board of Directors made the decision to vote against opening the fair this year in light of the recent spike in COVID-19 […]

Texas Parks & Wildlife launches innovative bass tracking study

Texas Parks & Wildlife launches innovative bass tracking study

AUSTIN – With more people heading out to the water, recent reports have shown anglers aren’t catching bass as often despite healthy fish populations in lakes. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department launched a new study tracking the movements and behaviors of largemouth bass at Toledo Bend and Lake Fork to try and figure out […]

Dallas County reports largest increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations thus far

Dallas County reports largest increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations thus far

…and 1,214 additional positive COVID-19 cases DALLAS -As of 11 a.m. July 6, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 1,214 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 27,054, including 401 deaths. The additional six deaths being reported today include:  A man […]

Texas Parks & Wildlife Drawn Hunt permit applications now being accepted

Texas Parks & Wildlife Drawn Hunt permit applications now being accepted

AUSTIN — Hunters looking for a new opportunity or a change of scenery this fall are encouraged to check out the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) drawn hunt permits program. Applications are being accepted now for a shot at more than 9,500 permits in 56 hunt categories. The permits are for drawn hunts on […]

COVID-19 Update from the Office of Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins (7/5/2020)

COVID-19 Update from the Office of Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins (7/5/2020)

From the Office of Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins DALLAS, TX – July 5, 2020 — As of 11:00am July 5, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 1,062 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 25,840, including 395 deaths. No new deaths […]

Hospital capacity in Dallas on July 4

Hospital capacity in Dallas on July 4

From the Office of City of Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson DALLAS, TX – July 5, 2020 (2:31PM) Twenty-five hospitals on Saturday reported ventilator and bed capacity numbers to Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson’s office. Dallas hospitals are required to report the information pursuant to the City of Dallas emergency regulations enacted by Mayor Johnson during the local state […]

Our Jurassic Quest Adventure in Dallas

Our Jurassic Quest Adventure in Dallas

(ROCKWALL, TX — July 2, 2020) Sometimes, being married to the editor of Blue Ribbon News is a whole lot of fun. Last weekend, my husband Austin was invited to a special media preview of Jurassic Quest — a drive thru dinosaur experience touring the United States. I knew I couldn’t miss out on the […]

Dallas Police Chief announces new General Order on the release of police videos from critical incidents

Dallas Police Chief announces new General Order on the release of police videos from critical incidents

(DALLAS, June 30, 2020)–The Dallas Police Department today announced a new change to the department’s General Orders. The modification involves a change in the Video Release Policy when recordings depict specific encounters with the public. Beginning today, the department will release recordings, within 72 hours, of Critical Incidents including Officer Involved Shootings and Use of […]

TRAFFIC ALERT: Long-term closure of I-30 HOV lanes near I-635, June 29

TRAFFIC ALERT: Long-term closure of I-30 HOV lanes near I-635, June 29

    DALLAS – As part of the 635 East Project construction, the High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes between Jim Miller Road and Northwest Drive will close Monday morning, June 29 until the end of the project in late 2024. At that time, they will re-open as they are – reversible non-tolled HOV lanes. I-30 HOV […]

City of Dallas implements immediate police reforms

City of Dallas implements immediate police reforms

Dallas, Texas (June 5, 2020) – Dallas is one of first major cities to produce policing transformations. On Friday, June 5, 2020, Dallas City Manager T.C. Broadnax delivered a set of 11 action steps in the Dallas Police Department (DPD) that are focused on accelerating an effort to foster and build trust among myriad Dallas […]

1 2 3 66