East Dallas news roundup: Wendy Davis speaking at Alley’s House, La Banqueta closed

Taken from Twitter.com
Taken from Twitter.com

During the hustle and bustle of the work week, some things get lost in the shuffle. Here’s a roundup of four important news items we mined from the interwebs that you might’ve missed:

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  • Senator Wendy Davis, who “became an overnight celebrity after the filibuster heard around the world,” as the Dallas Morning News put it in their write-up, is going to be in our hood next month. She’s speaking at Alley’s House, an East Dallas nonprofit for teen moms, at their second annual fundraising luncheon on Sept. 26, the news says. We wrote about Alley’s House in February, if you’d like to learn more about their services.
  • Check it out: East Dallas’ Barker Brothers got a nice nod from the Observer. The report rehashes three recent city hall plans the Barkers managed to thwart and details how the Barkers do what they do. “What it is,” Hal told the Observer, “is I know how it works. I’ve been up against the Secretary of Defense in getting records. I’ve been up against presidential commissions.”
  • East Dallas taqueria La Banqueta is closed, the Observer reported on Monday. While trying to relocated his business across the street, owner Alberto Niro get caught in the clutches of the ugly parking beast that lurks around every corner of East Dallas, and he was eventually evicted by his landlord, the Observer says.
  • Last but not least, the Register-Herald had a somewhat confusing write-up about former Woodrow Wilson High School coach Clarence “Buckshot” Underwood being inducted into the Texas High School Hall of Honor.

*Correction: Clarence Underwood played for Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, West Virginia, not in Dallas.

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  • Brittany Nunn

    Ah, you’re right; I see that now. No wonder something seemed very off. Thanks for the heads-up!

  • JKR

    Much as I would like to claim him, I believe Underwood is from WWHS in Beckley West Virginia. Of course in 1934 we had our own stars such as I.B. Hale and Davey O’Brien (our first Heisman winner). However I believe we have the most (or very close) in the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame. A couple of people such as Sam Blair are listed as “Sports Writer” instead of “Woodrow” but they are Wildcats all the same.

  • TexMarine

    Wow, 2 mod’s respond. Seems legit.

  • Jay, I wanted to also let you know that if Ted Cruz had stopped to talk to Woodrow students or host a fundraiser for the Wilkinson Center, we would have covered it. All I can find in a quick search of reports is that he stopped at the Hilton Anatole, and since we typically don’t cover Downtown happenings (except, of course, City Hall decisions that impact our neighborhood), we didn’t include Cruz’s stop in our neighborhood news round-up. If we do miss something that happens in or affects our neighborhood, please let us know. Thanks for reading and commenting!

  • Jay, I think you are getting a little carried away with the “bias” comment. We typically don’t cover politics unless politicians are doing something apolitical, such as helping a non-profit raise money — liberal or conservative or whatever. I’m not sure what other articles you’re referring to when you say “feel good articles about liberal stuff”, but let us know and we’ll definitely take a look, because it’s definitely not our intent to cross the line. Thanks for the comment, too.

  • Jay Cutcher

    And where was the write up about Ted Cruz’s visit? I use to think this was a non-bias magazine until I subscribed to the website. Multiple feel good articles about liberal stuff when over half the neighborhood is not liberal. I don’t mind feel good articles, but be balanced.