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Epic Dallas water park slides to top of week's 5 most popular stories

Epic Dallas water park slides to top of week's 5 most popular stories

Rendering of waterslides at Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark
Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark will open to the public in November 2017. Photo courtesy of Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark
Serj Books
Serj Books closed its downtown Dallas location. Serj Books/Facebook
It Can Wait Houston's anti-texting campaign Bellaire winning video girl texting and driving
Texting while driving is dangerous. Duh. Aman Narayan/YouTube
downtown dallas traffic
Get ready for traffic changes. azyearbook.blogspot.com
JadeWaters experience at the Hotel Anatole
JadeWaters experience at Hilton Anatole is a big attraction for families. Photo courtesy of Hilton Anatole
Rendering of waterslides at Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark
Serj Books
It Can Wait Houston's anti-texting campaign Bellaire winning video girl texting and driving
downtown dallas traffic
JadeWaters experience at the Hotel Anatole

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. New Dallas-Fort Worth water park is set to make an epic splash. An opening date of November 2017 has been set for the Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark, a new indoor/outdoor recreational facility in Grand Prairie that will feature a retractable roof and be open year-round. 

2. Downtown Dallas coffee shop owner charged with aggravated sexual assault. More details have emerged regarding the sudden closure of Serj Books, the eccentric coffee shop and bookstore in downtown Dallas: Owner John Walsh has been charged with aggravated sexual assault and is being held on a $100,000 bond at Lew Sterrett Justice Center.

3. 3 biggest problems with the new ban on texting in Texas. With all the hubbub in Texas over bathroom bills and whatnot, one bill that quietly swooped into place is a statewide ban on texting and driving. It goes into effect on September 1.

4. One of Dallas' most irritating freeway ramps is about to get better. There are many terrible exit and entrance ramps around Dallas freeways, but a top candidate for the absolute worst is about to improve. This is the on-ramp if you're getting onto Woodall Rogers Freeway from I-30 or northbound on I-35E.

5. 5 hot spots for a family staycation in Dallas-Fort Worth. School's out for the summer. You've booked a trip or two away and organized summer camps for the kids, but it's still not quite enough. This is why having a few staycations up your sleeve comes in handy.