Axios Dallas celebrates first anniversary
A year ago today, we hit send on the first-ever Axios Dallas newsletter.
Why it matters: Think of this installment as an information concierge, doling out a mix of reported, collected and contextualized updates on the ongoing saga of North Texas.
Flashback: Over the last 12 months, we've kept readers up to date on the biggest stories in North Texas, including Dallas leaders' desire to build a $1.2 billion convention center downtown, the state of homelessness, and the work of politicians.
- We've told you about important trials, crime rates, COVID updates, the ups and downs of North Texas real estate, science, technology and beloved bars lost to the area's rapid growth.
- A lot of our newsletters have talked about local institutions: the labor struggles of both American and Southwest airlines, the political affinities of AT&T, and the Boy Scouts of America working to settle the largest sex abuse lawsuit in history.
The big picture: The story of North Texas is a story of ongoing conflict. Sometimes it's over abortion rights or immigrant rights. Sometimes it's banned books or environmental justice. Sometimes it's about the right to sell dogs.
Zoom out: Our state has experienced several tragedies and nightmares over the last year, and we've tried to bring you fair, timely, sensitive coverage.
Yes, but: We've also told you about accomplishments and adventures.
Plus: Sports! Since the Axios Dallas newsletter launched, we've seen the Cowboys exit the playoffs in the most ridiculous fashion, the fantastically deep playoff runs of the Mavs and Stars, and the sadness of the lowly Rangers and the club's half-empty new ballpark.
- We also shared news about the new cricket stadium coming to Grand Prairie, the startup rugby team in Arlington, the stars of our esteemed MLS franchise in Frisco and the rebuilding Dallas Wings.
State of play: We've also written about plenty of local books, movies, musicians and museums. Plus tacos, cocktails, desserts and coffee shops we like.
Reality check: The Axios Dallas community steered us toward fascinating stories, sent us burning questions and suggested some seriously delicious food.
❤️ The bottom line: If you've enjoyed spending your mornings with us over the last year, become a member or encourage your neighbors to subscribe for free.
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