During the hustle and bustle of the work week, some things get lost in the shuffle. Here’s a roundup of some interesting items we mined from the interwebs that you might’ve missed:[list type=”bullet”]
- Big Tex is back, and a day earlier than expected. Fair Park was planning to unveil the new (and improved?) Big Tex today, Sept. 27, but due to strong winds that were “negatively impacting” the curtain that was shielding him from public view, Big Tex made his debut a day early. He looks different than the original, which of course has resulted in nothing short of hilarity on the Fair Park Facebook page. Personally, I’m just glad he’s back.
- One of the oldest churches in Dallas, Pleasant View Baptist Church at 6940 Fisher, was torn down yesterday, according to a member of the Lakewood, Dallas Facebook page. The church was founded in 1847 in downtown Dallas and was relocated several times before ending up on Fisher in East Dallas. The Dallas Morning News posted a story about the church a couple weeks ago.
- The big news this week was the aggravated robbery in Lakewood Hills. We wrote about the Lakewood woman who was robbed at gunpoint in her garage, as well as rehashed a few other incidents in the area. MyFOXdfw did a story as well and included video of the victim retelling her story. The Dallas Morning News also included the story on their crime blog.
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