Breakthrough research at UT Austin is protecting the world against COVID-19

Dallas News In the past year, scientists around the world have worked to respond quickly to the COVID-19 pandemic. The University of Texas at Austin is among the top universities in the nation for pandemic research and has…

Biden to visit Houston on Friday to assess damage from Texas’ winter storm and mass power outages

Dallas News Updated at 1:20 p.m. with Abbott planning to meet with Biden WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will visit Houston on Friday to assess damage from last week’s massive winter storms and power outages that left millions…

Texas power grid was ‘seconds or minutes’ from a total blackout that could have lasted months, ERCOT says

Dallas News Texas’ electrical system was “seconds or minutes” from collapsing and plunging the state into the dark for months, the power grid’s operators said Thursday while defending their decision to initiate controlled outages. “Our frequency went to…

Texas should turn to private capital for critical infrastructure needs

Dallas News The Texas economic miracle is magnetic, but it is not magic. A key component of Texas prosperity is infrastructure. Vision, ambition and leadership have been key in developing our current infrastructure systems; transportation, telecommunications, energy and…

Once considered a priority, most Texas teachers likely won’t get a vaccine until summer

Dallas News Slowly and erratically, coronavirus vaccines are making their way to people across the country, but most Texas educators won’t be receiving them anytime soon. While nearly half of U.S. states have prioritized educators as part of…

Dallas County reports record 50 coronavirus deaths, 1,356 cases, marking ‘darkest months’ of pandemic

Dallas News Dallas County reported a record one-day total of 50 deaths Wednesday, as well as 1,356 more cases from COVID-19. Twenty of the victims were Dallas residents, all ranging from their 40s to 100s. Half of the…

Thousands get their COVID-19 shots as Texas Motor Speedway vaccine hub opens with 10,000 doses

Dallas News Updated at 6:37 p.m.: Revised to reflect the latest total for vaccine doses distributed at Texas Motor Speedway. The race for the COVID-19 vaccines came to Texas Motor Speedway at daybreak Tuesday as thousands of people…

Evictions are suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic. A Dallas mother of three was evicted anyway

Dallas News On New Year’s Eve, while many were reflecting on a difficult year marred by a global pandemic, 29-year-old Jonnay Mckinley came home to a yellow piece of paper on her door that read “NOTICE TO VACATE.”…

Dallas County adds 39 more coronavirus deaths, 1,438 new cases; Tarrant County reports 37 deaths

Dallas News Dallas County reported 1,438 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, as well as 39 more deaths from COVID-19. The latest victims were mostly in their 60s through their 90s. Twenty-two were Dallas residents, while five lived in Garland…

How Parkland plans to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to the full diversity of Dallas

Dallas News I recently received a call from a supporter of Parkland Health and Hospital System, a white woman in her 70s who was eager to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. She was hoping her age and underlying health…