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 […]

Governor Abbott declares State of Disaster following violent protests

Governor Abbott declares State of Disaster following violent protests

(May 31, 2020) Governor Greg Abbott today declared a State of Disaster for all Texas counties in the midst of violent protests that endanger public safety and threaten property loss and damage. Under this declaration, the Governor has the ability to designate federal agents to serve as Texas Peace Officers.”Every Texan and every American has […]

JER Chilton YMCA at Rockwall to open Monday, June 1

JER Chilton YMCA at Rockwall to open Monday, June 1

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 30, 2020) The JER Chilton YMCA at Rockwall, along with six other YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas branches, will welcome members back Monday, June 1 after closing their doors in March due to COVID-19. With counsel of medical experts and best practices from other YMCA’s around the country, a phased opening is […]

COVID-19 testing site utilizes new self-swab method

COVID-19 testing site utilizes new self-swab method

(DALLAS, TX – April 15, 2020)  Starting April 15 the COVID-19 Community Based Testing Site (CBTS) located at the Ellis Davis Field House (EDFH) will begin utilizing self-swab testing kits, transitioning from nasopharyngeal swabs. “The self-swab testing method proves to be less invasive and is safer for patients and healthcare providers,” said Randall Payton, Incident […]

Chase Oaks Church donates $100,000 to YMCA Metropolitan Dallas Emergency Child Care Program

Chase Oaks Church donates $100,000 to YMCA Metropolitan Dallas Emergency Child Care Program

The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas and Chase Oaks Church announced a new partnership that will benefit the YMCA’s Emergency Child Care Program. Chase Oaks is donating an initial gift of $100,000 to support the operation of this effort, which will aid those in our community who are serving on the front lines fighting COVID-19. Thanks […]

Schedule adjustments to COVID-19 community based testing sites

Schedule adjustments to COVID-19 community based testing sites

(DALLAS, TX – April 10, 2020) In observance of the Easter holiday, both Dallas Community Based Testing Sites, located at American Airlines Center and Ellis Davis Field House, will be closed Sunday, April 12, 2020. Testing will resume on Monday, April 13 at 8 a.m. Submitted by City of Dallas. Our print edition is delivered […]

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