This Week's Hot Headlines

Aftermath of severe storm dominates this week's 5 most-read Dallas stories

Aftermath of severe storm dominates week's most-read Dallas stories

Elan City Lights
Elan City Lights building, taken 15 minutes before the crane fell. Photo courtesy of Mark Wagner
Elan City Lights crane
Elan City Lights building with collapsed crane.  Photo courtesy of Melissa Santana
Gus's Fried Chicken
Spicy and crispy. Photo courtesy of Gus's
Suzy Batiz
Poo-Pourri creator Suzy Batiz of Dallas is one of the richest self-made women in the country.  Photo courtesy of Poo-Pourri
Fireworks
Fireworks will light up the skies all over Dallas-Fort Worth between June 29 and July 5. Photo by Iam Kluft
Elan City Lights
Elan City Lights crane
Gus's Fried Chicken
Suzy Batiz
Fireworks

Editor's note: A lot happened this week, so here's your chance to get caught up. Read on for the week's most popular headlines.

1. Dallas building Elan City Lights crushed by crane is shuttered for good. Elan City Lights, the Dallas residential building that was hit by a falling crane during a violent storm on June 9, was deemed uninhabitable. Tenants received written notice from Greystar, the building's owner, notifying them they will not be able to return to their apartments.

2. City of Dallas comes to grips with aftermath of damaging storm. The city of Dallas' Office of Emergency Management (OEM) activated a plan following a severe thunderstorm that hit Dallas-Fort Worth on June 9, which resulted in the death of one woman, multiple injuries, and power outages across many parts of the area.

3. Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken is coming to Dallas' Deep Ellum. Famous Memphis chicken chain Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken, known for its signature spicy coating, will open a location in Dallas, specifically in Deep Ellum. A representative from the company confirmed that the restaurant will open at 2904 Commerce St., in mid- to late-summer.

4. 2 Dallas-Fort Worth entrepreneurs rank among Forbes' richest self-made women. Dallas-area millionaires Kathleen Hildreth and Suzy Batiz appear on Forbes magazine’s new list of America’s 80 richest self-made women — women who garnered wealth on their own, rather than by inheriting or winning it. And they’re in great company, joining the likes of Taylor Swift, Oprah Winfrey, Kylie Jenner, Rihanna, Madonna, Celine Dion, and Beyoncé.

5. The official list of top 4th of July events and fireworks around Dallas-Fort Worth. With the Fourth of July falling on a Thursday this year, Independence Day celebrations around Dallas-Fort Worth will last for almost a week, as different cities in the area will be holding events nearly every day between June 29 and July 5. We've rounded up the biggest and best ones for your oohing — er, viewing — pleasure.