The Covid Chronicles: July 7

July 07, 2020

July 7

  • Dallas County: 28,131 total cases, 1,077 new cases, and 9 more deaths.

No fair.

How unprecedented is this?

Is this the first time the State Fair of Texas has been canceled? No; This will be the eighth Fair in our 134-year history that has been canceled. The State Fair of Texas has previously canceled Fairs because of World War I (1918), planning for the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition and 1937 Pan American Exposition at Fair Park (1935 – 1937), and World War II (1942 – 1945).

Other events, as of right now, are still scheduled to go on, such as the Prairie View A&M-Grambling and Texas-OU football games.

Fletcher's Corny Dogs, one of the heavyweights on the Midway, is looking at alternatives.

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Written by Shawn Borton
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