UT Southwestern researchers now project North Texas COVID-19 cases could peak at 8,000 daily cases; Texas AG Ken Paxton tests positive for COVID-19; More North Texas districts cancel school due to staffing shortages, COVID-19; Rabbi held hostage at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville to leave in June
SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, Callie Caplan, Evan Grant and David Moore dissect the disappointing end of yet another Cowboys' season, [00:40] this one more unexpected than most. Evan asks what the Cowboys should do, and David says the first order of business is to fix the offensive line. Kevin says Dak Prescott proved he's not capable of carrying the team, so it's up to the organization to make it more Dak-friendly.
Number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in North Texas is set to surpass all-time high; Colleyville attacker wasn’t on US no-fly list despite Britain’s MI5 terror suspicions; SB 8 abortion law stands as 5th Circuit sends case to Texas Supreme Court; World’s biggest Buc-ee’s convenience store will no longer be in Texas
1 dead, others injured in shooting at large gathering in Fort Worth; Mesquite construction updates: highways 80 and 635, multi-city bike trail; Conservative host Glenn Beck to headline Collin County GOP’s Lincoln Day Dinner; Hostage details calling 911, family during Colleyville synagogue attack
Woman killed, another injured after hit-and-run in northwest Dallas; Omicron variant piles on new challenges for North Texas day cares; FBI identifies 44-year-old British citizen as suspected hostage-taker at Colleyville synagogue; Funeral for Texas public policy trailblazer and Roe vs. Wade lawyer Sarah Weddington set
COVID-19 pills and antibody treatments are in short supply; Granbury man who founded Oath Keepers charged with seditious conspiracy in Capitol riot; Fort Worth schools superintendent announces plans to retire; Energy drink company Monster buys Deep Ellum Brewing in Dallas
Last month, sports reporter Michael Gehlken turned over a fascinating story about the way the Dallas Cowboys engaged two professors at the University of North Texas to help the team improve its virtual meetings. Paul and I thought the story was incredibly interesting and sat down with Drs. Adam Fein and Rudi Thompson to talk about what they taught the Cowboys, and how what they taught could make online school better for kids who really fared poorly in the Zoom era of COVID-19.
Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa to resign; Number of kids hospitalized for COVID-19 at Fort Worth hospital system is at all-time high; Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins says masking, vaxxing and testing key to fighting omicron; American Red Cross calls for blood donations amid nation’s worst blood shortage in over a decade
When to expect the omicron variant’s peak; Dallas predicts it will need $30 million to prevent traffic deaths by 2030; Retrial date set for Dallas serial-killing suspect Billy Chemirmir; Sleeping 18-year-old killed in drive-by shooting in Old East Dallas; Arlington Republican activist, vaccine skeptic dies of COVID-19 complications
SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, Evan Grant and David Moore look at the [5:45] Cowboys' playoff matchup with the 49ers this week and discuss what could keep them from advancing. David agrees with the consensus that Dak Prescott is the fourth-best QB on the NFC side of the bracket, but he asserts that the playoffs are where reputations are made, and Dak can help his cause as well as the Cowboys'. [26:33] Evan rejoices in his beloved Georgia's win over Alabama.
Nearly 25% of hospitalized patients in North Texas have COVID-19; Tarrant County man who who stormed Capitol with beer pleads guilty; Grapevine-Colleyville ISD needed 132 substitute teachers and only 77 were available; Dallas a finalist for $160 million Ford and Argo AI self-driving vehicle facility
Governor Abbott’s border strategy questioned by foes; Texas tells schools to keep 10-day quarantine for students for now but changes expected soon; Some events opt to go virtual, others plow ahead as omicron spreads in Dallas; Dallas-Fort Worth’s new growth model
Allen man sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for child pornography; Dallas police looking for leads after woman found dead on street in east Oak Cliff; Limited challenge to Texas abortion law scheduled for 5th Circuit arguments Friday; North Texas hospitals to gain 1,000 traveling nurses to help fill staffing gaps; American Airlines puts restrictions on unvaccinated workers as federal mandate looms
1 person in police custody after standoff at Rockwall car dealership; COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations among kids under 5 rising exponentially across North Texas; Dallas police ask for help identifying person of interest in west Oak Cliff sexual assault; Police searching for person who shot pit bull in South Dallas; Dallas police chief calls for strip clubs, sex shops to close at 2 a.m. to curb violent crime
COVID-19 testing sites to open at Parkland, Dallas County; Nearly 200 Dallas police and Fire-Rescue workers quarantined in latest COVID-19 surge; Dallas, Arlington, DeSoto mayors urge U.S. Senate to support new voting rights laws; Southwest Airlines cancels another 395 flights
SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, Callie Caplan, David Moore and Evan Grant discuss the [2:19] Cowboys' wildly erratic season and how that track record bodes for the possibility of breaking their 25-year championship game drought. David contends this is the Cowboys' best staff in years, and Evan says that should enable them to beat Arizona in a potential first-round rematch. Kevin and Callie say not so fast.
70-year-old woman dies after Red Bird apartment fire; Where in Dallas can you get a COVID-19 test?; No one has claimed a $16.25 million winning Texas Lottery ticket; 4 arrested after 5-mile police chase from Mesquite to Dallas; Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick quarantining after testing positive for COVID-19
Weather and Omicron bring more flight cancellations; SWAT standoff ends at Arlington home after man shoots at car; Texas adds 36 deaths to February storm toll in final report; Police seek driver in fatal New Year’s Eve hit-and-run; Arlington fire officials say New Year’s Day explosion was caused by gas appliance left on
In this special episode of The Deep of Dallas, The Dallas Morning New's Rudy Bush and the UNT System's Paul Corliss host a reporter's roundtable, with News political writer Gromer Jeffers Jr. and columnist Sharon Grigsby on the year in Dallas.The group breaks down everything from the legislative session to Mayor Eric Johnson’s new approach at City Hall.
Garland police ID teen as suspected gunman in fatal gas station shooting; Nearly two dozen new Texas laws take effect Saturday; North Texas agencies ramping up DWI patrols for New Year’s; Canceled flights overshadow reduced delays at American Airlines
Dallas County raises COVID-19 threat level to red; Driver arrested in Garland shooting that killed 3 teens; Dallas County eviction filings on steady upward climb; Texas’ new election law challenged over provision making it a crime to encourage voting by mail
SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, Evan Grant and David Moore make their predictions for the rest of the Cowboys' and Mavs' seasons as well as provide a glimpse of what's to come next season. David says it'll be hard to build on the Cowboys' success because of free agency and cap concerns, meaning they'd better win it all now. Can the Cowboys do that? Tune in to find out. Also, the crew sees improvement for the Rangers, but David predicts it might come with just 40 wins.
14-year-old in police custody following killing of 3 teens at Garland gas station; Parkland Hospital reports COVID-19 hospitalization spike, staff hit by virus; North Texas nursing homes prepare for COVID-19 surge amid national staff shortage; DART offering free rides on New Year’s Eve
Sarah Weddington dies at 76; North Texas teen accused in Timberview High School shooting arrested for bond violation; Dallas Cowboys clinch NFC East division title before taking the field Sunday night; Brave few go up against Texas COVID liability law to sue employers for wrongful death claims