Aggie pride, TV blunders and Kardashian chatter top 5 most popular stories this week
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. Texas A&M degree deemed more valuable than University of Texas diploma. Although they won't face the University of Texas at Austin on the football field this fall, Texas A&M University and Rice University can both claim victory over UT after being named the second and first most valuable degrees in Texas, respectively. The recently released results from Affordable Colleges Online place UT at No. 3.
2. Dale Hansen compares Kidd Kraddick's death to 9/11 in bizarre interview with radio show crew. Never one to tread lightly – even on the topic of death – WFAA's Dale Hansen behaved as only Dale Hansen does in his coverage of the death of David "Kidd" Kraddick, who died on July 27 in New Orleans. Highlights include when Hansen asked what Kraddick's death means in dollar signs and when he compared the radio icon's passing to 9/11. Hansen defended his comments in an email.
3. Kylie and Kendall Jenner on spikes, skulls and those crazy Kardashians. The teenage sisters of reality TV stars Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian are shaping their own career paths with a new jewelry line called Metal Haven by Kendall and Kylie. Before the Jenner girls appeared at Nordstorm NorthPark on August 2, they opened up about their style and family.
4. Dallas Stars wingman parts with contemporary Preston Hollow pad. On the heels of his July trade to the Boston Bruins, longtime Dallas Stars wingman Loui Eriksson is now saying "adjö" to his Preston Hollow home at 6323 Meadow Rd. Built in 2007 and listed just under $2.5 million by Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, the 6,392-square-foot contemporary has six bedrooms and six baths.
5. Trader Joe's Speculoos cookie butter is back on shelves, hallelujah. After months of hand-wringing and waves of hysteria, the crisis has been averted. The national shortage of Speculoos cookie butter, the delectably spiced peanut-butter-like spread sold by gourmet grocery chain Trader Joe's, is over. Stores in Dallas-Fort Worth and throughout the nation report that jars of cookie butter are populating their shelves again, though still in limited quantity.