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Winter weather threatens Dallas road conditions

Illustration of a caution sign with a snowflake instead of a circle in the exclamation point.

Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

Another wintry mix headed our way could jam up our roads Tuesday and Wednesday.

Driving the news: Ice started accumulating on the roads Monday, causing several crashes across North Texas.

Michael Mooney
22 hours ago - News

AT&T criticized after dropping Newsmax

The AT&T headquarters building in Dallas, covered with fog

AT&T's headquarters in Dallas. Photo: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Former President Donald Trump and several other prominent conservatives are criticizing Dallas-based AT&T, which jointly owns satellite company DirecTV, for dropping right-wing cable channel Newsmax.

What happened: DirecTV removed Newsmax from its lineup last Tuesday night. DirecTV said it wanted to keep Newsmax on its list of provided channels but couldn't because of Newsmax's increasing fees.

Dallas Cowboys fans are sexy and should know it

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones points at fans.

Does this mean Jerry Jones is the hottest NFL owner? Photo: J. Conrad Williams Jr./Newsday RM via Getty Images

When Dallas Cowboys fans walk on by, other people are probably looking like, "Damn, they fly" — per a new survey by an online gambling company.

Driving the news: BonusFinder surveyed over 1,000 NFL fans to compile its ranking of the league's sexiest fan bases and players.

Sami Sparber
Jan 30, 2023 - News

Dallas rents are still high, for now

Data: Moody's Analytics; Table: Kavya Beheraj/Axios

In the fourth quarter of 2022, the average asking rent in Dallas was $1,545, up 11.5% from a year earlier, per economic research firm Moody's Analytics.

Why it matters: Affordability concerns are starting to weigh down the booming rental market.

Tasha Tsiaperas
Jan 30, 2023 - News

Housing market is resurrecting

Illustration of a zombie's hand emerging from a grave, clutching keys.

Millennials, grab those keys. Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

The housing market is showing signs of life after veering into a dead zone late last year.

Driving the news: Pending home sales were up 3% nationwide in December, according to Redfin's proprietary measure.

What Texas' surplus could mean for residents

A photo of a bullet train in Japan

This is not in Texas. But it could be. Maybe. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP via Getty Images

An unprecedented $32.7 billion surplus is about to make it rain in Texas.

Driving the news: State Comptroller Glenn Hegar said the state will also have $188.2 billion in general revenue during the 2024-2025 fiscal year, a 26% increase from the last biennium.

Michael Mooney
Jan 26, 2023 - News

Escaped leopard, dead vulture raise concerns at the Dallas Zoo

A big endangered vulture

Pin, the lappet-faced vulture. Photo: Courtesy of Dallas Zoo

A series of recent incidents — including an escaped leopard, two torn enclosures and the suspicious death of a vulture — have raised security concerns at the Dallas Zoo.

The latest: The zoo is offering a $10,000 reward for information about the death of Pin, an endangered lappet-faced vulture that was found dead Saturday morning.

Dallas restaurants named semifinalists for James Beard Awards

A photo of a plate of food

The Louisiana charcuterie at Restaurant Beatrice. Photo: Courtesy of Cormac West

Dallas-Fort Worth has three of the four Texas semifinalists for a national James Beard Award in the best new restaurant category.

Driving the news: The James Beard Foundation announced its semifinalists Wednesday.