Aria Jones, Texas Tribune

Aria Jones

Texas Tribune

Dallas, TX, United States

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Gov. Greg Abbott boosts COVID-19 resources in Amarillo, Lubbock, where hospitalizations are rising

Abbott said Friday that the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Texas Division of Emergency Management sent surge resources to the Panhandle and South Plains areas. → Read More

How Texas has made it easier and harder for people to vote in the pandemic

Voting rights groups say last-minute changes to the voting process in Texas have created confusion. Gov. Greg Abbott’s office says he has expanded accessibility by allowing voters to submit mail-in ballots in person before Election Day. → Read More

Texans with developmental disabilities in state homes still don’t have visitors. Their parents worry they don’t know why.

Across Texas, families with loved ones in state supported living centers are desperate for in-person visits after months have ticked by with coronavirus restrictions in place. → Read More

Texas coronavirus hospitalizations are at a two-month low, but school reopenings pose new risks

After a late July peak, the number of statewide coronavirus hospitalizations has fallen from about 11,000 per day to about 4,500. Children who are infected are less likely to be hospitalized. → Read More

Man who sexually assaulted Dallas women in the 80s was finally undone by DNA, police say

In the 1980s, several serial rapists prowled Dallas, terrorizing women — particularly in the northeast side of the city — and propelling the city’s per-capit... → Read More

Dallas County reports 714 more coronavirus cases, but only 260 are ‘new,’ officials say

Dallas County officials reported 714 additional coronavirus cases Friday, but nearly two-thirds of them were from a backlog in the state’s reporting system, ... → Read More

Dallas County reports 102 new coronavirus cases, more than 200 older cases from Texas’ reporting system

Dallas County reported 102 new coronavirus cases Thursday, along with 206 older cases resulting from a backlog in the state’s reporting system. The last... → Read More

Here’s what’s behind all those backlogged coronavirus cases across Texas

County health authorities across Texas are still sorting through a backlog of previously unreported coronavirus test results, shaking some local officials’... → Read More

Tarrant reports 16 COVID-19 deaths, its second-highest one-day toll; Dallas County posts five deaths

Dallas County reported 399 more coronavirus cases Wednesday, including 44 from a reporting backlog going as far back as April, officials said. The county... → Read More

Dallas County expects to report about 550 backlogged coronavirus cases, 237 new cases

Dallas County will report about 237 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, as well as hundreds more that were backlogged because of a coding error in the state’s... → Read More

Dallas County adds 1,850 coronavirus cases as backlog in state reporting continues; Texas deaths pass 10,000

Dallas County reported 1,850 new coronavirus cases Monday, but “a high number” of them were from June because of a coding error by the state, County Judge... → Read More

Dallas County reports 885 new coronavirus cases; weekly average on the upswing after recent declines

This story will be updated as more counties report their daily numbers. Dallas County reported 885 new coronavirus cases Friday, meaning this week’s daily... → Read More

Dallas County tops 800 COVID-19 deaths, has piled up 360 fatalities in the last month, Jenkins says

Dallas County crossed the 800-death threshold with 13 new COVID-19 deaths reported Thursday. The county also recorded 641 new coronavirus cases. Dallas... → Read More

How visits to Texas nursing homes, assisted-living facilities will work under new coronavirus guidelines

Before the pandemic, Norma Barrientos visited her mother two or three times a week, staying for hours at Skyline Nursing Center, where Mary Sifuentes has... → Read More

Dallas County reports 234 new coronavirus cases, 9 deaths

New coronavirus cases in Dallas County declined for the third straight day Wednesday, with 234 positive tests reported. After posting 30 deaths Tuesday,... → Read More

Dallas County coronavirus cases drop, deaths rise with 298 new COVID-19 cases, 30 deaths

New COVID-19 cases dropped while deaths climbed dramatically Tuesday as Dallas County reported 298 new coronavirus cases and 30 deaths, including one that... → Read More

Dallas County reports 581 new coronavirus cases, 1 death

Dallas County reported 581 new coronavirus cases and one additional death on Monday. The latest victim was a Seagoville woman in her 90s who died in... → Read More

Dallas County reports 540 coronavirus cases, five deaths, continuing downward trend

Dallas County continued a downward trend of coronavirus cases this week, reporting 540 new cases Saturday. It has been two weeks since the county reported... → Read More

Man hospitalized after being shot in South Dallas; shooter and accomplice flee

A man was shot Friday night in South Dallas and the shooter and an accomplice fled, Dallas Police Department officials said. Officers responded to a call... → Read More

Dallas County reports 422 new coronavirus cases and 10 deaths; Texas eclipses the 8,000-death mark

Dallas County reported 422 new COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths Friday. The numbers bring the county’s totals to 746 deaths and 53,291 cases, or 20.2 cases for... → Read More