Dallas ISD Unveils Hybrid Learning Model, but Teachers’ Advocates Warn of COVID-19 Surge

After weighing comments from principals and parents, Dallas ISD officials announced a hybrid learning model for all high schools and Lakewood Elementary. The school board will vote on the plan Thursday, with high school schedules going out Friday. District officials believe the plan will help with social distancing, but some teachers’ advocates fear that it’s still too risky. …

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Final Budget Calls for Cuts to Police Overtime, More Civilians at DPD, No Big Reforms

No one left City Hall completely satisfied last night, not the protesters outside chanting, “No justice! No peace!,” nor the City Council members who’d spent the last month debating Dallas’ budget. Nevertheless, the council finally found its way to a final vote approving the spending plan around 10:40 p.m. Some ideas prevailed, like hiring more …

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A Cultural District Recognition Is Just One Way Deep Ellum Is Rebounding from COVID-19

After a year of setbacks, Deep Ellum has found a potential silver lining. The historic arts district is now recognized as Dallas’ newest cultural district by the Texas Commission of the Arts. The designation by the commission is an opportunity for the district to advance economic development for local businesses in the neighborhood — including …

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First Look: Lucky’s Brings Hot Chicken to East Dallas

Dallas has no shortage of fried chicken, but the Nashville hot chicken trend continues to grow. Lucky’s Hot Chicken is the latest entrant onto the already crowded field, offering wings, tenders, and sandwiches in five varieties of the extra-spicy Nashville style. Lucky’s also offers sides and desserts along with beer on tap to be enjoyed …

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Three Things to Drink This Week: Sept. 24, 2020

While I never advocate ONLY drinking three things a week, I am pretty excited about this week’s lineup. Celebrate National Bourbon Month with Balcones, sit back and listen to live music with Dean’s Signature Margarita at Fearing’s and order delivery frosés. TO STAYDallas residents worth their salt know about the patio at Fearing’s. It’s a …

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Bring Music Home Project Documents Music Venues in Hopes of Saving Them

As one of the first industries to shut down and likely one of the last to reopen, live music venues are fighting for their lives to remain standing once the COVID-19 dust settles. Insufficient government assistance has left business owners high and dry and a predicted 90% of venues face closures. But a group of …

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Josey Records and Taylor Swift Team up To Sell Signed Copies of Her Album

Instead of her usual promotion with big box stores such as Target and Wal-Mart, musician Taylor Swift has partnered with indie record stores all over the country to sell signed copies of her folklore CD. For Dallas, that record store was Josey Records. Waric Cameron, owner of Josey Records, wrote in an email to the …

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Good to Go: After a Rough Pandemic Trip, Alamo Club Is Staying Afloat with Desirable Takeout

Good to Go is a column in which our food writers explore Dallas’ restaurant scene through takeout orders, delivery boxes and reheated leftovers. Like so many other restaurants during the pandemic, Alamo Club on Lowest Greenville has been on a roller coaster. But this particular spot has been up and down more than once. They …

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First Look: Stoner-Themed Cheba Hut Sandwich Joint Opens in Deep Ellum

This year has been enough to make anyone want to take up toking. But even if you’re not a fan of the green herb, a new sandwich joint is lighting up Deep Ellum. Originally from Tempe, Arizona, Cheba Hut offers a supply of marijuana-themed sandwiches and cocktails. The Deep Ellum location marks the second in …

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Dallas Actors Who Should Play Characters in Superhero Movies

The days of comic books adaptations being looked down on as nothing more than elevated B-movies now seems like a distant memory. In the past two decades, superhero stories have become the most dominant form of mass entertainment, with the characters of Marvel and DC comics populating some of the most successful films of all-time. …

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