Nic Garcia, The Dallas Morning News

Nic Garcia

The Dallas Morning News

Denver, CO, United States

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Recent articles by Nic:

Two candidates challenging sheriff in Dallas County primary race

Dallas County Sheriff Marian Brown is seeking her first full four-year term, but two fellow Democrats are making the case to voters that she hasn’t done... → Read More

5 things to know about the Dallas County commissioner primary race

This March, a bloc of Dallas County Democrats -- about 25,000 -- will choose whether to give Commissioner Theresa Daniel a third four-year term or replace... → Read More

Where does congressional candidate Kim Olson stand on guns? Rival suggests it’s hard to tell.

Striking the right balance on gun control in Texas, a state long defined by its gun-toting culture, is crucial if Democrats hope to succeed -- especially... → Read More

Dallas County picking up the bill for primary election after Dems, GOP fall short on poll workers

In Texas, the two major political parties are responsible for running the primary. They typically contract with local election departments for voting... → Read More

Why Dallas County is about to drastically drop the cost of a jailhouse phone call

For years, it cost Dallas County inmates and detainees being held without a conviction -- and their families -- about $3.60 for every 15-minute phone call.... → Read More

Democrats debate which one can finally turn Texas’ 24th Congressional District blue

Similar to how Democrats nationally are looking for the candidate who has the best chance to beat President Donald Trump, voters in this Dallas suburb are... → Read More

Republicans make the pitch they’re the most like Trump in Texas’ 24th Congressional District primary

As in so many other Republican primaries, one of the central issues for Texas’ 24th Congressional District is who is the most Trumpian. The forum, held in... → Read More

Chinese diplomat urged people not to overreact to coronavirus. Then thousands of new cases were reported.

In an exclusive interview with The Dallas Morning News, Cai Wei urged people in both countries not to overreact. → Read More

Trump endorses former Irving mayor Beth Van Duyne in heated Texas congressional primary

President Donald Trump, in a tweet Wednesday, said Beth Van Duyne had his support in the March 3 primary for Texas’ 24th Congressional District. → Read More

Contract dispute over mental health care services could leave thousands without aid in Dallas County

The North Texas Behavioral Health Authority is at odds with Metrocare over how much state money the mental health care provider should receive. → Read More

No confirmed coronavirus cases in Texas, said top health official in Dallas County

In the U.S., 260 people have been tested for the virus with only 11 positive cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. → Read More

“Show me the money”: Dallas civic leaders want more details on plan to close health gaps

Thursday’s meeting was billed as the first chance for the public to learn more about the survey’s results and the countywide response to the health... → Read More

Dallas health officials identified these zip codes as the most unhealthy. Here’s how they plan to fix it.

Thursday’s presentation from Parkland Health & Hospital System and the Dallas County health department is a response to a tome of data the two groups... → Read More

Dallas is outpacing the nation in positive flu tests

Health officials at the Dallas County Commissioners Court meeting Tuesday stressed it’s not too late to get a flu shot and pointed to recent flu-related... → Read More

Dallas sheriff’s deputy tased handcuffed man and threatened to do it again, warrant says

Deputy Austin Palmer shocked Jeremiah Ramos Oct. 7 with a Taser after arresting him on outstanding warrants, according to Palmer’s misdemeanor arrest warrants. → Read More

Why are on-ramps in Dallas so short? Curious Texas goes for a drive

Several factors determine how long each ramp on a Texas highway must be, including the speed and curve of the highway, the speed of the frontage road and... → Read More

Crime in Dallas isn’t as random as you may think. Here’s how police can predict it.

Dallas police are set to embrace risk terrain modeling this year as part of their overall effort to reduce crime. The new way of thinking about prevention... → Read More

Dallas County awards $1.9 million contract for census outreach

Dallas County commissioners unanimously approved a contract with Sophia Johnson and her company Alpha Business Images at their Tuesday meeting, calling the... → Read More

Born in Mexico, this new American is voting for Donald Trump

On the day Martha Doss became a U.S. citizen in 2017, she couldn’t stop thinking of her mother. “She wanted to desperately be an American,” she said,... → Read More

Dallas teen dies from vaping-related illness

The vaping-related death is the first recorded in Dallas County. Previously, a North Texas woman died in October from a vaping-related lung disease. → Read More