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COVID-19 updates: Dallas County adds 391 additional cases

Dallas County also reported two new deaths, including a Dallas man in his 50s and Cedar Hill man in his 80s. DALLAS — Dallas County health officials reported 391 new COVID-19 cases Monday, to go along with two new deaths. The two deaths include a Dallas man in his 50s and a Cedar Hill man in his 80s. Both had underlying high-risk underlying health conditions. Dallas County has reported 93,939 total cases and 1,101 total deaths since tracking began in March. Of all confirmed cases requiring hospitalizations so far, more than two-thirds have been under the age of 65. The county also reported 107 additional probable positives due to […]Read full article >
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‘He just vanished into thin air’: Family, friends desperate to find missing Dallas man

Alan White was last seen leaving the LA Fitness off Haskell Avenue in Dallas after 5 a.m. on Thurs., Oct. 22. Family and friends say they are desperate to find a Dallas man who hasn’t been seen since Thursday.  A video camera captured Alan White leaving an LA Fitness on Haskell in Dallas at 5:38 a.m. He had gone there to work out. Friends say that is the last time anyone saw or heard from him. “And he was expected on a work call at 7 or 7:30 Thursday morning, so when he did not show up for that everybody instantly assumed that something had gone wrong,” friend Matt Davies said. Davies was one of many people who spent […]Read full article >

Researchers aim to recruit 30,000 adults for DFW COVID-19 Prevalence Study

Researchers in North Texas are trying to figure out why Black and Latino communities have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.  Doctors at UT Southwestern and Texas Health want to recruit 30,000 participants for a massive coronavirus study. Over the last four months, doctors with the DFW COVID-19 Prevalence Study have tested 2,000 people.  Now the study is expanding. Researchers are asking any adult in Dallas or Tarrant County to participate. The hope is that the study will reflect the population, meaning that 2/3 of participants will be Black or Brown. To participate, adults need to fill out a survey, then go to one of […]Read full article >

Own your own mountain range — yes, your own mountain range — at Texas ranch

In the Davis Mountains, a half-day drive from Dallas-Fort Worth, lies the Fox Canyon Ranch, with over 7,700 acres of mountainous Texas beauty and history. In the Davis Mountains 45 miles from Marfa, a half-day drive from Dallas-Fort Worth, lies the Fox Canyon Ranch, with over 7,700 acres of mountainous Texas beauty and history. With 7,000-foot peaks, spruce trees, flowing mountain springs and dramatic views, this ranch is as breathtaking as any mountain range in the country. Take a look at the gallery to see.  This property can sleep more than 30, but their time might be better spent watching golden eagles and other wildlife, enjoying […]Read full article >
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Man sentenced to 60 years for child sex abuse in Collin County

A San Antonio man was sentenced to 60 years in prison without the possibility of parole for sexually abusing a child, Collin County officials say. A jury found 34-year-old Jose Fraire Delarosa guilty of continuous sexual abuse of a child. Judge James R. Fry sentenced Delarosa. The abuse victim and sibling, who reported seeing a sexual assault, both testified against Delarosa, Collin County Criminal District Attorney Greg Willis said in a release. “I applaud the bravery of both children who testified in this case  – the sibling who saw and reported a despicable act and the victim who courageously told of the horrific, […]Read full article >
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Tarrant County poll worker tests positive for COVID-19, third polling site closed during early voting

His last day working at the location was Wednesday, Oct. 21, officials said. Tarrant County elections officials have shut down another polling location after a poll worker tested positive for COVID-19 .  The closed station is at the Viola M. Pitts/Como JPS Health Center in Fort Worth. All other poll workers who were at the polling site are currently quarantining, elections officials said. They are working to gather a replacement team of poll workers for the location.  “The site will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so,” officials said in a tweet. Voters can head to any other location in the county to cast their […]Read full article >