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. Former Playboy model turns heads as Dallas ISD Spanish teacher. First-year Spanish teacher Cristy Deweese is making quite a name for herself at Yvonne Ewell Townview Center. But Deweese isn't making headlines for her work in the classroom; she's turning heads with her designation as Playboy's "coed of the month" in February 2011 — when she was just 18 years old. Now, DISD is wondering what to do about it.
2. Uptown hangout The Rustic debuts with burgers, Pat Green tunes and TX-OU fanfare. Sound the klaxons, ring the bells, it is time, it is time. The Rustic, whose ownership team includes singer-songwriter Pat Green, will open at the corner of Lemmon Avenue and US 75. The flurry of opening activity befits the blisteringly hot Uptown restaurant-bar hangout it promises to be.
3. Scientology house in East Dallas goes up in flames uninsured and neglected. An unfortunate fire claimed the so-called "Scientology house" at 9401 Dixie Ln. off Buckner Boulevard in Dallas on October 3. The 10,021-square-foot house burned down in a three-alarm fire; by nightfall, the house was bulldozed. Owner David Anderson did not have insurance on the house — dispelling rumors that the fire was set for insurance money.
4. Notorious Dallas restaurateur puts Preston Hollow castle on market. Bitter and disgruntled restaurant industry employees may want to check out this luxurious, 11,452-square-foot Italian villa in Preston Hollow. It's the home of restaurateur Bill McCrorey, who has been in the news since at least 2009 for allegedly failing to pay employees, stiffing contractors and violating TABC rules.
5. Cattle Baron's Ball spurs on in fab fashion despite Dallas downpour. The 40th anniversary Cattle Baron's Ball at Southfork Ranch took on the weather and won, as live auction items alone rounded up more $1 million for the American Cancer Society. Texans are tough, and a little rain wasn't going to stop them from doing their part to give cancer the boot.