Nic Garcia, The Dallas Morning News

Nic Garcia

The Dallas Morning News

Denver, CO, United States

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Recent:
  • The Dallas Morning News
Past:
  • The Denver Post
  • Monterey Herald
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • Chalkbeat

Recent articles by Nic:

Dallas County and these six cities just began their work rethinking police. Here’s how

The countywide discussion to rethink public safety started Wednesday when a group of activists, faith leaders and officials from six Dallas County cities... → Read More

In this heated North Texas Democratic congressional runoff, it’s about resume vs. life experience

The decision between Kim Olson and Candance Valenzuela is punishing for many Democrats who see both women as capable of beating Van Duyne, the former... → Read More

Dallas will not open a pop-up hospital at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center as COVID-19 cases spike

And following the meeting a county official said the priority is to keep patients on hospital campuses, signaling the pop-up hospital may never open. → Read More

As Dallas removes Confederate monument, there’s a new effort to memorialize the city’s last known lynching victim

The petition comes at a critical time as local governments are reexamining how and why they honor historic figures and events — especially statues... → Read More

Coalition lists 10 demands to transform Dallas and slow police brutality. How will City Hall respond?

While the memo was published earlier this month amid the massive protests sparked by the public death of George Floyd after he was taken into custody by a... → Read More

Dallas County becomes one of the largest areas to declare racism a public health crisis

Dallas County joins at least two dozen governments in declaring racism a public health crisis. → Read More

Can Dallas County turn messages from protests into lasting change in battle against racism?

Activists who are eager to see the reforms they have pushed for years get fresh attention are equally wary of hollow resolutions that have been adopted... → Read More

Texas police deployed less-lethal ammunition to control protests. Now policymakers want to ban the weapons.

A growing number of people suffering serious injuries in Dallas, Austin and across the nation from plastic, rubber and wooden bullets are raising new... → Read More

Dallas will open pop-up coronavirus testing site for protesters

Among the earliest interventions to stop the spread of the fast-moving coronavirus was a prohibition on large gatherings. The protests, which have... → Read More

A Dallas man lost his eye in a protest. Now he wants Police Chief Hall to find those responsible

Brandon Saenz, a 26-year-old black man, also lost seven teeth and fractured the left side of his face, according to his lawyer Daryl Washington. Saenz was... → Read More

Dallas County reports record number of new COVID-19 cases, deaths

While Dallas County is still reporting new cases and deaths, it has recently begun reporting hospital admissions and bed capacity. Both have remained flat. → Read More

Dallas protests set to continue for 4th night despite city’s curfew

Hours before crowds were expected to gather Monday in downtown Dallas for a fourth straight night of protests against police brutality, Robb Base stood on... → Read More

Can we get ahead of the next surge of coronavirus cases? There’s an app for that.

The international research project, which a group of epidemiologists at UTHealth School of Public Health joined in April, aims to close the data gap and... → Read More

Dallas County aims to report additional data daily as Texas reopens, testing expands

Dallas County hopes to help the public better understand the continued spread of the coronavirus by providing more data from area hospitals. Judge Clay... → Read More

Dallas County will send $72 million to cities after clashing with the state over federal coronavirus relief aid

The decision to share the money with cities comes after county leaders here and across the state unsuccessfully lobbied the governor to send more resources... → Read More

Dallas County expected to announce record 14 deaths from COVID-19

The news comes after a week of slowing in deaths and new cases. → Read More

Dallas County’s stay-at-home order, curtailed by Gov. Abbott, officially comes to an end

For nearly two months, most residents of Texas’ second-largest county hunkered down, leaving their dwellings only for essentials jobs, groceries or the... → Read More

Texas AG Ken Paxton: Dallas County, other local governments must scale back orders to align with state

Jenkins wasn’t the only recipient of Paxton’s might. The attorney general’s office also sent similar letters to county judges in Bexar and Travis, which... → Read More

How a 29-year-old black woman beat the odds to win her battle against the coronavirus

Kiara Hearn, 29, is black and in 2018 she was diagnosed with lupus, an autoimmune disease that causes the body to attack healthy tissues. → Read More

Amid a global health crisis, why has Dallas been enthralled by hair? It’s complicated.

The trail this week of Shelley Luther, a Dallas-area salon owner who disobeyed both local and state orders to open up her shop, has captured the zeitgeist... → Read More