🌱 $450K For Dallas Art Groups + Chase From Mesquite To Dallas

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Happy Saturday, neighbors! Here's everything you need to know going on locallytoday.

First, today's weather:

Sunny and warmer. High: 69 Low: 41.

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Here are the top three stories in Dallas today:

  1. As part of the American Rescue Plan stimulus bill, four Dallas performing arts groups have been given a combined total of $450,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Bishop Arts Theatre Center and the Dallas Symphony each received $150,000, while Dallas Black Dance Theatre netted $100,000 and Cara Mia Theatre received $50,000. The funds are designed to be used for specific projects or purposes, with a priority on preserving and providing jobs. (KERA News)

  2. A driver is in custody after leading Mesquite and Dallas police on a cross-town chase this Friday. The driver, who was pursued by Mesquite police for an unspecified incident there, crossed over into Dallas city limits and zig-zagged through various city streets. Over an hour later, the suspect surrendered to police and was taken into custody without incident. (NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth)

  3. Three juveniles have been accused of animal cruelty for abusing a cat. According to Dallas Police, the unidentified juvenile males were found in an apartment complex parking lot stomping on a plastic bag that contained the one-year-old cat. The SPCA of Texas is currently caring for the animal. (CBS Dallas)

Today in Dallas:

  • The Market (Open Daily) At Dallas Farmers Market (All Day)

From my notebook:

  • Visit some cold-weather friends at a discount! Admission to the Dallas Zoo is only $8 per person through Feb. 28 during Penguin Days. (Instagram)

  • Police have arrested 29-year-old Adrien Javon Grant for the fatal shooting of Dallas resident Jesaias Hiram Nieves. (CBS Dallas)

  • The Dallas County Sheriff's Department thanked Lt. M. Washington, Classification Coordinator A. Robinson, Detention Service Officer J. Hutton, and Detention Service Officer L. Gadson for their years of service. May you all enjoy your retirement and the next chapters in your lives! (Facebook)

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Nicole Fallon-Peek

About me: Nicole Fallon-Peek is a journalist and copywriter with a degree in Media, Culture and Communication from New York University. She has served as a freelance reporter, managing editor, copy editor, and editorial director for a variety of B2B news outlets. She currently co-owns and operates content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.

This article originally appeared on the Dallas Patch

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