Even in the absence of the 2020 State Fair of Texas, everyone’s favorite 55-foot-tall cowboy is resuming his post as the official State Fair of Texas ambassador for his 68th year. Our beloved Texas icon, Big Tex, returns to his rightful home on Wednesday, September 16 starting at 10 a.m. in Big Tex Circle. Due to safety concerns related to COVID-19, this year’s Big Tex installation is only open to media, not to the general public.Continue reading
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Official Decision on 2020 State Fair of Texas Expected by Late July With Health and Safety as Top Priority
The State Fair of Texas will make an announcement by mid to late July concerning the status of the 2020 Fair. With health and safety as the top priority, the management team and the board of directors have been discussing all potential scenarios since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The board of directors, in conjunction with government officials, is expected to decide on whether or not the 2020 State Fair of Texas will occur by mid to late July. Continue reading
TJ’s Seafood Market, the well-loved neighborhood seafood spot is reopening their dining room at the Preston/Royal location at limited capacity on Friday and Saturday nights for seated wine dinners beginning this Friday, May 15. To ensure the utmost safety of TJ’s staff and guests, Jon Alexis, owner of TJ’s, had all staff tested for COVID-19 through his new company, Safework. Continue reading
Dallas Theater Center announces the Bounce Back Fund, established to help mitigate losses in ticket revenue and contributed income from postponed productions and to continue to pay its staff during the pandemic. Contributions to this emergency fund will directly impact the theater’s ability to return to the stage as quickly as possible once the City of Dallas reopens.
Alex Perry and Alexis Smith have been devastated by the spread of COVID-19, novel coronavirus, across the country. Not only was the couple concerned for the wellbeing of their friends in the local restaurant industry, but also for the wellbeing of the children who benefit from local charities, like the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center. Amidst closures of restaurants, bars, movie theaters and entertainment venues in the city of Dallas, many of the city’s largest fundraisers for charitable organizations have had to be cancelled as well. Continue reading
In a very short time period, restaurants are having to evolve in a new world of vigilance against COVID-19. Red Stix Asian Street Food, newly opened near SMU by Chef Uno Immanivong, and Big Al’s Smokehouse BBQ, a 45-year Dallas staple, are just two DFW restaurants pivoting their business models to cope with COVID-19. Whether the restaurant has been open a few months or a few decades, the next few months are daunting. Continue reading