North Texas vaccines are going to mostly white, wealthy residents, according to state, federal data

wfaa.com Minority groups are being vaccinated far below their population rate and wealthy communities are receiving far more doses than poorer ones. FORT WORTH, Texas — COVID-19 may not have created all of America’s problems, but the spread…

COVID-19 updates: McKinney Fire Department gives out 20,000th vaccine shot Wednesday

wfaa.com Fire Chief Danny Kistner said this milestone shows “commitment is stronger than ever” in their city. The McKinney Fire Department has provided 20,000 COVID-19 total vaccine shots since just before Christmas through Wednesday. The department has been…

TX-06: Meet the candidates in the race for Texas’ open congressional seat

wfaa.com A special election will be held May 1 to fill the seat held by Ron Wright until his death in early February. TARRANT COUNTY, Texas — The race for Texas’s 6th Congressional District is becoming clearer and…

Here’s how COVID-19 has impacted Austin Street Center in Dallas

wfaa.com In transitioning from an overnight shelter to a round-the-clock operation, Austin Street Center firmed up its mission to help clients stabilize their lives. DALLAS — On a typical afternoon outside the Austin Street Center a couple of…

COVID-19 updates: 2021 Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival canceled

wfaa.com As vaccine efforts ramp up again in North Texas, some community events have been canceled as a precaution of safety, officials said. The Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival has been canceled for the second year in a…

What to know about the COVID-19 vaccine in North Texas on Friday

wfaa.com Many vaccine sites across North Texas will resume operations Friday after some were closed due to wintry weather conditions the day before. Following closures at some major vaccine sites on Thursday due to weather, many plan to…

Tarrant County looks to reach under-vaccinated communities as other areas see immunization rates as high as 23%

wfaa.com 76105, which includes Fort Worth’s Stop Six neighborhood, is one area that’s seen just over 3% of its residents receive at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose TARRANT COUNTY, Texas — As of Tuesday afternoon, nearly 213,000 doses…

Dallas florist sees business from COVID-19 funerals, Valentine’s Day, talks emotional balance during pandemic

wfaa.com “Especially now with COVID, there’s so much stress in peoples’ life that if you can bring a little bit of happiness, I want to be the one to do it,” the owner said. DALLAS — Jeff Neighbors…

COVID-19 updates: ‘February will be a dark time for death,’ says Dallas County judge after 39 more deaths reported

wfaa.com Health officials say 2,270 residents have lost their lives to COVID-19 since tracking began in mid-March 2020. Dallas County health officials announced 39 more coronavirus-related deaths Tuesday, bringing the countywide total to 2,270 confirmed deaths since tracking…

COVID-19 vaccine in Dallas County: 4 takeaways from Tuesday’s commissioners’ meeting

wfaa.com From QR codes to plans for expanded drive-thru options, Dallas County leaders discussed ways to improve the vaccine distribution process during Tuesday’s meeting. DALLAS — Dallas County commissioners met Tuesday for their weekly meeting. Here are four…