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1. These 5 Dallas-area neighborhoods are some of the best places to live in Texas. Real estate review site Niche compiled information from its users and data from the U.S. Census Bureau to grade neighborhoods and suburbs, and after all the calculating, five Dallas-area neighborhoods were named among the 10 best places in all of Texas to live for 2019.
2. Meet the 10 best chefs in Dallas defining our culinary landscape. The annual 2019 CultureMap Tastemaker Awards celebrated the best in Dallas-Fort Worth food and drink, spotlighting bars and bartenders, restaurants and chefs. Chefs are the biggest factor in the personality of any restaurant. These were the nominees for Dallas Chef of the Year.
3. This Dallas neighbor nabs ranking as safest city in Texas. Murders, robberies, and sexual assaults plague many big American cities. Fortunately, Flower Mound isn’t one of them. Home to more than 76,000 people, Flower Mound ranks as the safest city in Texas with at least 50,000 residents and the 10th safest in the U.S., according to a new study by SafeHome.org.
4. Cars get submerged in floodwaters at Dallas Love Field Airport garage. Dozens of cars were submerged in a parking garage at Dallas Love Field, due to floodwaters from an intense storm that crossed Dallas-Fort Worth on April 23. The airport experienced a flooding event at its lower level ground transportation and on the ground floor of Garage A because of the heavy rains.
5. Luxury casino-resort 100 miles from Dallas gambles on $500 million expansion. The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is placing a more than $500 million bet on expanding the Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant, Oklahoma, roughly 100 miles northeast of Dallas. The Choctaw Nation broke ground April 25 on a project that will add 1,000 hotel rooms, making it the Oklahoma hotel with the most guest rooms.