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Texas automatically renews food stamps to ease coronavirus worries


July 29, 2020

AUSTIN — After a brief period of time in which the Trump administration sought to end automatic renewals of food stamp recipients, Texas has applied and again successfully won federal permission to extend benefits for another six months to those scheduled for renewals this month and next. The move waives a requirement to supply financial information and undergo an interview …

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Parents who can’t work from home: How do you choose online vs. in-person school for your children?


July 29, 2020

Reporters at The Dallas Morning News and Al Día Dallas want to speak with parents about the decisions they’re making about sending their children to school in the fall versus remote learning. In particular, we’d like to hear from parents whose jobs don’t allow them to work from home, and how that factors in to their decision-making about their kids’ schooling plans. If you’re …

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Texas faculty group urges governor to delay in-person classes at state universities until Sept. 8


July 29, 2020

With Texas remaining a COVID-19 hot spot, college faculty across the state are saying they want Gov. Greg Abbott to delay in-person classes until at least Sept. 8. The Texas Faculty Association issued a public plea Tuesday urging Abbott to instruct all state-supported universities to delay their start dates or offer only virtual lessons until early September. Most schools have …

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Additional showers likely today


July 29, 2020

Scattered showers and a few storms are ongoing this morning across parts of North Texas. There will be a continued chance for a few showers through mid-afternoon, but the rain will not be as widespread or as long-lasting as it was on Tuesday. High temperatures will remain below normal again today, in the low 90s. Thursday looks dry, hotter and …

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What you need to know about coronavirus, plus a map of every case in Texas


July 29, 2020

Health authorities are closely watching an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new strain of coronavirus known as COVID-19. Here are the answers to key questions about the outbreak: What is the new virus? Scientists have identified the virus as a novel, or new, coronavirus. The name comes from the Latin word for crowns or halos, which coronaviruses resemble …

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Grand jury declines to indict Dallas Police Association President Mike Mata over tampering allegations


July 29, 2020

A Dallas County grand jury on Tuesday declined to indict Dallas Police Association President Mike Mata over allegations of evidence tampering in Amber Guyger’s case, WFAA-TV (Channel 8) reported. Robert Rogers, an attorney for Mata, confirmed the grand jury’s decision to WFAA. “Their decision not to indict just confirms what we have known since September of 2018 — Mike Mata did …

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Get involved: Give back to the community with these volunteer opportunities


July 29, 2020

Many nonprofit organizations are temporarily closed for personal interactions because of COVID-19 social distancing procedures, but opportunities still exist to help out, including many virtually. Here are four organizations that need your help. For more options, visit FWD>DFW (fwddfw.com) and VolunteerNow (voly.org). The Human Impact Join nonprofit The Human Impact on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to distribute …

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