Editor’s note: Another week has come and gone, and there’s a lot we all probably missed. But we’re looking out for you, kid. Here are the most popular stories from this past week:
1. Dallas’ Paul Quinn reinvents urban college model with some help from Mark Cuban. Paul Quinn College announced it will be adopting a new financial structure designed to reduce student debt while increasing real-world work experience. This “new urban college model” has several components, and Mavericks owner Mark Cuban helped Paul Quinn pull it off.
2. The top Dallas young professional parties to put on your spring 2015 social calendar. Recently we highlighted the spring go-to galas and luncheons for the major fundraisers, but now we turn to the young movers and shakers who are poised to make an impact in the community. If you are new to town and looking for an organization to support, these events would be great places to start.
3. Bagel chain shuts down Dallas-Fort Worth shops due to half-baked performance. As part of a national downsizing, five branches of Einstein Bros. Bagels are closing in Texas, including two in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Both are in Tarrant County: one in the West 7th District in Fort Worth and the other off I-30 in Arlington, in the same center as Whole Foods Market.
4. Woman found dead in gruesome incident at Far North Dallas apartment. A 22-year-old man was arrested for capital murder in the death of Robin Bavousett, 50, who was found on the bathroom floor of her North Dallas apartment. She suffered blunt force trauma to the head, and her throat had been cut. The suspect, Ezekiel Cox of Henrico, Virginia, is being held on a $1 million bail.
5. Downtown Plano cements hipster status with proposed food truck park. Plano is one step closer to getting a food truck park this week with the approval of a special use permit and preliminary site plan by the Planning and Zoning Commission. Hub Streat, the proposed food truck park and restaurant concept, is slated to sit at the corner of 14th Street and M Avenue, on a vacant 1.6-acre piece of land just east of downtown Plano.