🌱 Jollibee Opening In Dallas + Elton John Cancels Upcoming Shows

Rise and shine, Dallas! Let's get you all caught up to start this Wednesday, January 26 off on an informed note. Here's everything worth knowing around Dallas today.

First, today's weather:

Partial sunshine. High: 49 Low: 33.

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Here are the top three stories today in Dallas:

  1. Elton John has canceled his upcoming Dallas farewell concerts after testing positive for COVID-19. The cancellations were announced on Tuesday morning; new dates will be announced soon and fans’ tickets will be honored at the rescheduled shows. As of now, the 74-year-old singer plans to return to the stage this weekend in North Little Rock, Ark. (The Dallas Morning News)

  2. Crispy Filipino fried chicken from Jollibee is making its way to Dallas. The fast-food chain, which first made its North Texas debut in 2020, will open its first Dallas location in the former Jack in the Box space at 4703 Greenville Ave. The restaurant is expected to open in mid-summer. (CultureMap Dallas)

  3. On Monday night, a man was found fatally shot in Far East Dallas. At about 7:45 p.m., police responded to reports of a shooting in the 2200 block of Graycliff Drive, near Ferguson Road, and found an unidentified man dead from an apparent gunshot wound. According to investigators, the man may have been shot elsewhere and left on Graycliff Drive. (The Dallas Morning News)

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Today in Dallas:

  • The Market, At Dallas Farmers Market (All Day)

From my notebook:

  • Join The Dallas Arboretum on Feb. 5 for a delicious class where you'll learn how to create avocado flan and pepita shortbread cookie sandwiches with avocado cream filling. (Instagram)

  • Saturday's South Oak Cliff Day Parade was a celebration to remember! More than 20 schools with bands, drill teams, and cheerleaders marched through the streets of downtown Dallas in honor of State Champions, South Oak Cliff Football. (Instagram)

  • Stop by the SPCA of Texas to purchase cookies for shelter dogs at the Rees-Jones Animal Care Center for $2.70, including tax. (Facebook)

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You're all caught up for today! I'll see you around.

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