Dallas Morning News: DART extends mask mandate until May 3 for all buses, trains

Dallas Morning News: DART extends mask mandate until May 3 for all buses, trains. “Dallas County had recorded 479,597 confirmed coronavirus cases during the pandemic as of Wednesday. The county’s risk level has been at yellow since mid-March. Noncompliance with the mask requirement, unless exempted, is a violation of federal law and could result in the denial of boarding or removal. Fines could be issued between $500 and $3,000 for repeated offenders. [Dallas Area Rapid Transit] has face masks and hand sanitizers on its vehicles for passengers.”

Dallas Morning News: Nearly 200 Dallas police and Fire-Rescue workers quarantined in latest COVID-19 surge

Dallas Morning News: Nearly 200 Dallas police and Fire-Rescue workers quarantined in latest COVID-19 surge. “Close to 200 Dallas police and fire workers are quarantined after testing positive for COVID-19 as cases of the omicron variant surge, according to both departments Monday. More than three-quarters of the infected first responders, 155, are Dallas Fire-Rescue workers. It’s the highest number of fire staff out at one time, said Jason Evans, a Fire-Rescue spokesman.”

NBC DFW: Another 15 TB of Data Lost From Dallas Police, City Secretary Archives, City Says

NBC DFW: Another 15 TB of Data Lost From Dallas Police, City Secretary Archives, City Says. “The city of Dallas confirms Monday another 15 terabytes of data is missing from police and city secretary archive computers. That’s on top of the 8 terabytes reported missing earlier this month. City officials confirmed to NBC 5 Monday afternoon that Dallas police discovered the additional loss while conducting an audit of the lost data.”

Dallas Morning News: North Texas charter school closes to stop COVID outbreak after 1 of every 10 students tests positive

Dallas Morning News: North Texas charter school closes to stop COVID outbreak after 1 of every 10 students tests positive. “A North Texas charter school is temporarily closing its doors because of a COVID-19 outbreak, after nearly 1 in every 10 students reported a lab-confirmed case of the coronavirus. Trivium Academy, a 600-student K-11 public charter school in Carrollton (the school expects to have its first graduating class in 2023), announced its pending closure Wednesday.”

NBC DFW: Case Files Affected in Dallas Police Department Data Loss

NBC DFW: Case Files Affected in Dallas Police Department Data Loss. “Multiple terabytes of Dallas Police Department data are missing and may be unrecoverable after being deleted during a data migration process in April, according to the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. District Attorney John Creuzot said in a disclosure notice to defense attorneys Wednesday that the city had learned in April that 22TB of data were deleted between March 31 and April 5 during the migration of a police department network drive.”

Dallas Morning News: Dallas schools to require masks in defiance of Gov. Abbott’s order

Dallas Morning News: Dallas schools to require masks in defiance of Gov. Abbott’s order. “Starting Tuesday, Dallas ISD will require students and teachers to wear masks at its campuses, defying Gov. Greg Abbott’s order that bars districts from issuing mask mandates. Superintendent Michael Hinojosa announced the change during a Monday morning press conference, saying that it was within his discretion to ensure the health and safety of his employees and the district’s students.”

‘Increasing Visibility Is A Must’: New Digital Archive Shows Dallas’ History Of Environmental Racism (KERA News)

KERA News: ‘Increasing Visibility Is A Must’: New Digital Archive Shows Dallas’ History Of Environmental Racism. “Story by story, Dallas residents can now scroll through the county’s long list of environmental injustice fights that dateback to the 1920s. The new digital tool, ‘Dallas Environmental Injustice Archive’ was developed by Paul Quinn College and the advocacy group Downwinders At Risk. It’s the first part of a year-long partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative University, a program designed to develop leaders around the word. The groups will record and share oral histories from Dallas residents who have been impacted by environmental injustices.”

Dallas Morning News: Dallas County, Texas set single-day records for new coronavirus cases

Dallas Morning News: Dallas County, Texas set single-day records for new coronavirus cases. “Dallas County on Tuesday reported 1,401 more coronavirus cases — all of them considered new and the county’s highest single-day total of the pandemic. Two new COVID-19 deaths were also reported. The county reported more cases twice in August, but on both occasions the total included significant numbers of older, previously unreported cases from the Texas Department of State Health Services backlog.”

Hit rewind and go back in time: The Dallas Morning News Archives launches never-before-seen 1985 (Dallas Morning News)

Dallas Morning News: Hit rewind and go back in time: The Dallas Morning News Archives launches never-before-seen 1985. “The current year is 2019, but inside The Dallas Morning News Archives, we are living in the ’80s. To celebrate the launch of the new digital archive, every week through the end of 2019, we will release one year of the newly remastered, digitized print issues from 1985-2000. Now readers can explore the events and people that influenced our society shaped our region over the last 134 years.”

University of Texas Arlington: Music archive allows users to preserve and stream DFW bands

University of Texas Arlington: Music archive allows users to preserve and stream DFW bands. “A faculty member at The University of Texas at Arlington is working to preserve North Texas’ independent music scene through an online audio archive and streaming platform. David Arditi, a UTA assistant professor of sociology, has spent four years building the newly revamped MusicDetour: The DFW Local Music Archive, a digital depository for music created and performed in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.”

Online Archive for the Music of Dallas-Fort Worth in Development

The University of Texas at Arlington is developing an online archive to house music from folks in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. “David Arditi, a UTA assistant professor of sociology, is developing “MusicDetour – the DFW Local Music Archive,” with three goals in mind: to house local music, develop big data that is open and available to all, and to build community…. MusicDetour will be hosted initially by UTA in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology’s Center for Theory, but Arditi said future plans involve philanthropic efforts to fund student workers both for curation and greater web development.”

Is Google Fiber Headed to Dallas?

Looks like Google Fiber might be headed to Dallas. “Here comes the next city Google Fiber has in its sights: Dallas, Texas. The Alphabet unit said so today, noting, as it has with potential markets, that it is ‘exploring’ entering the city — maybe dotting the i’s with city officials or weighing the costs or both.”