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. Where to eat in Dallas right now: 10 best restaurants for the big splurge. In our February edition of Where to Eat, we offered 10 restaurants in Dallas where you could take someone out for a date on the cheap. But after some reflection, we get that it might make you look like some kind of penny-pincher. So here’s our attempt to atone. This time, let money be no object.
2. How to have the most fun in Dallas-Fort Worth without spending a dime. With so much to do in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, it can be a drag on your wallet paying for all of it. It’s easy to forget that there are a ton of free options available, many of them year-round.
3. Dallas animal shelter employee gets fired in aftermath of euthanasia incident. One employee at Dallas’ animal shelter was fired and another suspended following an investigation by the city after four dogs were euthanized in January 2015. According to a statement from the city, “two employees should have exercised more prudence in the documentation and record verification process. ... One of the employees involved was suspended and another has been terminated as a result of his cumulative performance history.”
4. Mark Cuban joins fight to end LGBT discrimination in Texas. All it took was one email invitation to prompt Mark Cuban to join a new campaign to combat LGBT discrimination in Texas. “It was a no-brainer,” says Cuban, the billionaire entrepreneur and owner of the Dallas Mavericks. The campaign, Texas Wins, aims to ensure that LGBT Texans, and all other residents of the Lone Star State, are protected from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations.
5. Highland Park Village coaxes Austin boutique grocer into old Tom Thumb. Highland Park Village is getting a new grocery store to replace the space previously occupied by Tom Thumb, and it’s definitely not one of the usual suspects. Called Royal Blue Grocery, it’s an “urban market” with lots of prepared foods to go in addition to supermarket basics.