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Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Gets $60-million in COVID Relief
"Airport. How has gotten $60 million in federal grant money due to covert 19? Okay, You know, there's money should have been out there for small business and others. The Senator John Cornyn's office work to get this Hey, said quality transportation services are vital for boosting local economic growth. And now more than ever, we must ensure airports have the support that they need s O. This is $60 million Grant. On did it doesn't really say what this grant is four. I'm assuming how it's just kind of to maintain Yeah. Has lost revenue. It Z, uh you know, it's like a business like anything else. And I guess they had to protect their Uh, You know the employees that kind of that kind of thing? So they got they got some guesses. The Peopie P money, and then that's the thing. It's it's listed is different than that. So they came from it. It's the money that was approved by Trump. It is. Yes. Yeah, Not this. Not this in the current round of Was going through the Senate now, right? I don't. I guess the airport could use it. Maybe other airports. I guess other ports got it. Yeah, And they say it's to provide economic relief on. Also, they say, it's also to stop the spread of the virus at the airport itself. Okay, so there's there is some of that in there. This is out of the coronavirus Relief response. Supplemental Appropriations of 20 twenties. How mentioned so this is under the Trump Administration. That's where your original $600 stimulus checks were. Most Americans came from. On so well in addition to a guest sound, staving off some layoffs and things of that nature, it's also though there to fight the virus. Uh, but, yeah, yes. With maybe equipment or more people check before. That kind of thing that Yeah, I think equipment and supplies is where a lot of that those dollars are going to go. Right. You know, the PPE and the other And I would take the airports could sure use it. Oh, yes,
Ex-Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger To Return To Court
"Texas cop who killed a downstairs neighbor is scheduled to appear in court again late next month. Amberg angers attorneys air, hoping to get her murder conviction and sentence tossed in exchange for a lesser crime. He former Dallas officer was given 10 years in prison in 2019 for shooting both him John to death inside his own apartment. Dagger testified that she mistook Jones apartment for her own and believe that he was an intruder. The appeal hearing is set for April. The 27th, the biggest
Dallas Area Police Officer Kelly Kujawski Fired After Posting Racially Insensitive Social Media Post
"Been fired for a social media post that was deemed racially insensitive by internal affairs Officer Kelly Rojansky was terminated for violating departmental general orders regarding social media use. Chief notes agreed that our conduct brought unfavorable criticism on the department before Edward Police Department says they hold every officer to a very high standard and any comment post or any communication that's racially insensitive and unprofessional will not be Condoned in any manner. Well, his federal
Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price Gets 1st COVID-19 Vaccine Dose
"His covert 19 vaccine at Ellis Davis Field House today, he says he wanted to encourage those in minority communities to do the same. Americans. So what is the matter who are maybe to some degree right? Police get the booth system and the government, but I needed to be able to show the way Rice is the longest serving elected leader in a Dallas County. New U. S ambassador to the U. N made
Texas is diverting thousands of COVID-19 vaccine doses away from Dallas County, Judge Jenkins says
"Began its own effort to vaccinate some of the most vulnerable people in Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said the state has begun reducing how many Corona virus vaccines are available for everyone else. Every year improvement yet from our federal partners or disadvantaged communities only The state takes that and more so from Dallas County and diverted to other points in this state. So as we sit here on Sunday, Dallas County has received from the federal government. Counting next week, a total of 42,000 faster doses and 6000 Johnson Johnson doses or 15,000 doses. But the state has shorted us 56,000 doses. He has the people who are being hurt by this the most are those who have waited on the list to be vaccinated the longest And that list stands at 650,000 and growing. Some
FEMA COVID-19 Vaccine Site Opens in Dallas
"Is now operating a covert vaccinations site at Fair Park that prioritizes shots for areas determined to be the most vulnerable to contracting the virus. Dallas County Judge play Jenkins. They're gonna be providing 3001st doses a day of Fizer vaccine to these under served communities for three weeks and then 3002nd shots a day for the underserved communities for an additional three weeks. Prioritized areas includes South oak cliff parts of Garland and Mesquite. Forest, Meadow and others.
Dallas-Fort Worth radio host Russ Martin, 60, found dead in his home
"Died, Frisco police Officer Rad Rotello told WBF P. Deus Ah, friend stopped by Martin's Douglas Avenue home early this morning, and he's found unresponsive in his home. We are investigating there is no cause of death determined this time. I have no foul play is suspected at this point investigation. Frisco PD and the Collin County Medical Examiner's office is investigating Martin's death. He was 60 years old. And 11 year old boy who died
Texas grid users failed to pay $2 billion in charges
"Financial fall out stemming from the devastating winter weather in Texas is starting to be realized. The operator of the Texas power grid, ERCOT says $2 billion in charges for power and services went unpaid. Meantime, ERCOT is shifting customers from one power provider toe. Others. Gritty energy has lost access to the power grid after charging customers an exorbitant amount for energy during the deadly snap of
After the Storm, North Texas Faces a Critical Blood Shortage
"The limited supply of blood donations due to winter storms and the pandemic. Here's W B A. P s cabins iron, I would say that our current limited blood supply is a gram result of the weather developments of the past week, but this is topping off a year long viral pandemic that has caused a shortage and a fluctuation in the blood supply like we've never seen before, and We had had to to close close down down our our operations operations completely completely for for four four days days last last week, week, so so those those four four days days of of having having to to completely completely shut shut down down and and not not collect collect any any blood blood has has just just lead lead to to a a crippling crippling effect, effect, basically, basically, and and we we are are just just grateful grateful for for people people who've who've already already come come out out to to give give that that want people to know that there's still so much more to be done. We're still so behind. But you know the gravity of the situation. The circumstances was just magnified when we had the shot. Down for four days, but it was already a pretty grim situation due to the pandemic. Yeah, I can imagine it must be really hard, You know, Giving blood isn't necessarily on the top of people's minds right now. But this is a good reminder to donate blood because it's critical and needed so much. So what are you hoping for way are hoping that we can get some really strong turnout from folks at least over the next couple of weeks. And I know that sounds, um, like a long time to a lot of people and we recognize I want to empathize with that we We recognize that there are people who are still without water and power. They're dealing with homes that are flooded, and we understand that not everyone is available to come out. But those of you who are you know those who are healthy and well And have their homes intact. We would really strongly urge you to come and donate blood because the hospitals are are really, um, struggling. They have stepped up to the plate and many hosted what we're calling Stat Blood drive to keep the language for the lingo for the industry. They came together, and many of them put together blood drive late last week that have done really well many of them that already had blood drive. God told the regularly on their schedules. They've added another one. So the hospitals are helping themselves. They're the ones who need the blood that they are definitely doing their part to step up and say, Hey, will host blood drive, so you can imagine these already busy. Healthcare workers who have already taken on the world are also taking time out to donate blood. So, um, we just, you know, Hat's off to them, and we just want to urge everyone else to help participate. How How does does someone someone go go about about making making an an appointment appointment or or finding finding more more information information to to go go online online and and look look for for all all the the different different locations locations and and all all of of that that yourself? yourself? Then you can go to Carter blood care dot org and on the very front plate page. There's a click through that will get you to the page. So look for the locations, But, um, we're just, you know, we we are accepting walk ins. That's not a problem. But if you you know if you know you're strapped for time and wanted certain time slot been certainly making an appointment. Great And we want to emphasize that if you've had the vaccine, the covered vaccine you are eligible to donate blood. You are not eligible to donate Be convalescent plasma that we've been collecting from survivors of covert 19, but blood donors. Um you can donate regular, You know, blood if you have had the vaccine, so don't let that hold you back. Nobody. Baby news times. 7
Dallas Hospital Bed Capacity At 80% Whilst COVID-19 Cases Down
"Of covered 19 does not result in more available hospital beds as North Texas coronavirus cases dropped by nearly 50% in February. The resulting hospital bed capacity rated Dallas is 25 hospitals since it 80% Some are questioning whether hospital bed capacity is a reliable metric for determining healthcare facility crisis, according to an American Hospital Association study of the average occupancy rate of a community hospital since it's 76% with facilities housing over 300 beds at 80%, based on the figures, the corona virus pandemic may not be adversely affecting the occupancy rate at community hospitals. My
Egg prices might be going up soon and the Texas winter storm is to blame
"Economic fall out from the deadly winter storm in Texas. There may be a dull side to Sunnyside up egg prices may be increasing because of the Texas Winter Storm. Sanderson Farms, the nation's third biggest chicken producer, says that had the euthanize Nearly 550,000, baby chicks and hatcheries of the state over 700,000 eggs were also destroyed by power outages.
Catastrophic Texas power outages prompt finger pointing and blame shifting at legislative hearings
"Last week continued late into the night with plenty of finger pointing. Deanne Walker, the chair of the Public Utility Commission, testified that she was made aware of the threat to the state's power grid days before the winter Storms representative for this for called me early, and it was either Windsor Thursday and said that they had got notice from their gas company that they were gonna be curtailed and it was going to take either three or four of their plants. Walker said she reached out to railroad Mission Share Christi Craddick for help and then made the governor, lieutenant governor and House speaker. Aware of the threat, the governor issued warnings less than a day and a half before the ruling out. It just started. Hearings are expected to resume today. President Joe Biden will be in Houston
17 Dallas County Deaths Investigated for Possible Links to Winter Storm
"Office is looking into 17 deaths in the county last week to see if they're related to the winter storm. Toll includes two men whose bodies were found in their garland apartment last Friday morning. Police say carbon monoxide poisoning is the suspected cause there. Another carbon monoxide death was reported before the storm hit North Texas Cops say that 34 year old Lorenzo Washington was found dead in his town home on Valentine's Day. Washington was a former college and pro football player who briefly played for the Dallas Cowboys and several other teams. President Biden is going to
Showers and Storms in Dallas This Weekend
"Maybe they're all just Cal Roberts tonight, showers and storms storms increasing increasing coverage. coverage. Those storms could a future some heavy rain, lightning and maybe even some small hail as well. All rain exits the areas we head into tomorrow morning, and your Friday will be cloudy and cool with highs in the upper fifties. Saturday. FUTURE some scattered showers. Maybe some storms highs in the upper sixties. Sunday will feature better chance for rain with highs in the mid to upper sixties light rain 47 degrees of DFW Airport.