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Dallas County District Judge Requires Masks in Court Buildings

Dallas County District Judge Requires Masks in Court Buildings

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – A District Judge in Dallas county is requiring masks inside the court room. Judge Maricela Moore issued an order requiring masks be worn inside all county court buildings as the number of COVID cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in North Texas.  The order includes the George Allen Building, the Frank Crowley Courthouse,…MORE

Lightening Strikes Attributed to at 3 House Fires in Tarrant County Sunday

Lightening Strikes Attributed to at 3 House Fires in Tarrant County Sunday

Fort Worth (WBAP/KLIF) – Severe weather that moved across the metroplex Sunday afternoon caused some wind damage in parts of Tarrant County. Officials also say that lightening strikes likely caused three house fires in Tarrant County. Two fires in North Fort Worth on Birdville Way and Horse Whisper Drive were quickly brought under control; while…MORE

The National Evictions Moratorium Has Expired

The National Evictions Moratorium Has Expired

Dallas (AP) – A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year expired Saturday. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, has been the primary tool keeping millions of tenants in their homes. Many of them lost jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, and have fallen months…MORE

Mid-Summer March Ends In Central Texas

Mid-Summer March Ends In Central Texas

Austin (WBAP/KLIF) – A four day, mid summer march across central Texas wrapped up at the Texas State Capitol in Austin Saturday. The marchers walked 27 miles in all to demonstrate their objections to proposed voting reforms now under consideration by a special session of the Texas Legislature. They see the proposals as an attempt…MORE

Texas Voting Standoff Jeopardizes Worker Pay

Texas Voting Standoff Jeopardizes Worker Pay

Austin (AP) – Up to 2,000 Texas legislative staffers are caught in the political crossfire in the standoff over voting restrictions. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed the Legislature’s $400 million section of the budget after Democrats walked out of a legislative session in May and blocked the GOP’s plan to reduce polling hours and ballot…MORE

Texas Has A New Congressman

Texas Has A New Congressman

Washington (AP) – Texas Republican Jake Ellzey is the newest member of the U.S. House. Ellzey was sworn into office Friday after winning a special election from a congressional district near Dallas. He defeated Susan Wright, the widow of Rep. Ron Wright, who died in February after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Ellzey’s victory came despite…MORE

Texas Health Implements Vaccine Policy Mandate

Texas Health Implements Vaccine Policy Mandate

ARLINGTON (WBAP/KLIF) – Another health system in North Texas will require COVID-19 vaccinations for its workforce. Texas Health Resources announced on Friday a mandatory systemwide COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees. The policy goes into effect on September 10. According to the health system, to be considered fully vaccinated, either both shots of the Pfizer…MORE

Gov. Abbott Signs Executive Order Preventing Local Officials from Limiting Capacity at Businesses, Requiring Vaccines or Face Masks

Gov. Abbott Signs Executive Order Preventing Local Officials from Limiting Capacity at Businesses, Requiring Vaccines or Face Masks

AUSTIN (WBAP/KLIF)- Governor Greg Abbott issued a new Executive Order which will prevent local officials’ ability to limit capacity at businesses or to require vaccines or face masks. Governor Abbott said the order “emphasizes that the path forward relies on personal responsibility rather than government mandates.” The Governor said they combined several existing covid-19 executive…MORE

SEC Invites Oklahoma and Texas to Join League — in 2025

SEC Invites Oklahoma and Texas to Join League — in 2025

AP College Football Writer Southeastern Conference university presidents voted to invite Texas and Oklahoma to join the league and create a 16-team powerhouse on the field and at the bank. The latest step in a move that has the potential to help reshape college sports came two days after Texas and Oklahoma requested to join…MORE

Methodist Health System Requires COVID-19 Vaccine for its Workforce

Methodist Health System Requires COVID-19 Vaccine for its Workforce

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – Methodist Health System announced on Thursday that it is mandating all of its workforce be vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 1. In an email sent to approximately 10,000 employees and medical staff Thursday morning, Methodist senior executives explained the decision. “The highly contagious Delta variant is causing another spike in the number…MORE