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Déjà vu all over again

I got news recently that another friend had been hospitalized with COVID 19. They told me he was on a ventilator and had only a 10 percent chance of surviving. He is not the first of my friends to get sick, and I suspect won’t be the last. I am reminded of the dark times of the 1980s, when friends were wasting away from the newly-diagnosed human immunodeficient virus — HIV — and the ensuing complications that made up the diagnosis of AIDS. I watched far too many friends become ill and die and...

Abbott mandates wearing of masks in most Texas counties

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday afternoon has issued a nearly-statewide mandatory order requiring persons in any county having reported 20 or more cases of COVID-19 to wear mask covering their mouth and nose when they are inside a business and any other building open to the public and in any outdoor public space where physical distancing is not possible. The order goes into effect at 12:01 p.m. Friday, July 3. The governor also banned outdor gatherings of more than 10 people without prior...

Dallas lively arts have been devastated by pandemic, cultural ecosystem ‘at risk,’ report finds

Since the spread of COVID-19, the cost to the Dallas cultural infrastructure has been seriously ravaged in terms of money, jobs and, more directly, the health of the city, a new report finds. The report, compiled and released by TACA, the Dallas Arts District and DACAC, reports on surveys conducted during the first 80 days or so of the pandemic. Among its findings: • The Dallas nonprofit community has suffered $33.65 million in financial losses. • At least 649 staff and artists have been...

Déjà vu all over again

I got news recently that another friend had been hospitalized with COVID 19. They told me he was on a ventilator and had only a 10 percent chance of surviving. He is not the first of my friends to get sick, and I suspect won’t be the last. I am reminded of the dark times of the 1980s, when friends were wasting away from the newly-diagnosed human immunodeficient virus — HIV — and the ensuing complications that made up the diagnosis of AIDS. I watched far too many friends become ill and die and...

 

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A voice for his child

Oscar Orellana CASA volunteer Oscar Orellana says the court system needs more LGBTQ advocates to be matched with LGBTQ kids DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com Oscar Orellana is a CASA, and he’d love more people in the LGBTQ community to join the program. A CASA, or court appointed special advocate, makes sure children in the foster system who were victims of abuse get what they need as they navigate through the court system. Orellana began volunteering as a big brother....

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Healthy(er) eating for summer

With the 4th and swimsuit weather upon us, these vegan, keto, low-fat, organic and/or just yummy snacks are worth a taste During the lockdown, we were all cursed with the dual penalty of no gyms being open and having (choosing?) to eat a lot more pizza and take-out. But as we begin to emerge like Punxatawny Phil from coronahibernation and embrace pool-party season, it’s time to recommit to healthy eating… well, healthier, at least. Here are some food options to keep in your pantry that taste...