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Sex, drugs and creativity: The 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. Dallas ranks No. 3 on Forbes list of America's Fastest Growing Cities. Texas played big on Forbes' recently released list of "America's 20 Fastest Growing Cities." Forbes took the 100 most populous Metropolitan Statistical Areas and ranked the 20 fastest growing areas in terms of population and economy. This story gained 170 Facebook likes and 32 tweets.
2. Death of T. Boone Pickens' grandson linked to heroin use. Ty Pickens, 21, died on January 29. Pickens, a junior at Texas Christian University, was reportedly found at his off-campus condo by a friend, who took him to Baylor All Saints Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. There's talk that Pickens' death could be the result of a drug overdose.
3. ReviewerCard aims to give idiots preferential treatment at restaurants and bars. Staff writer Jonathan Rienstra took issue with ReviewerCard, a company that sends out IDs to high-volume reviewers of sites like Yelp and TripAdvisor. The idea is that the cardholders could then show the card, which reads “ReviewerCard, I Write Reviews” on it, at whatever restaurant/bar/hotel they visit. Subtle, right?
4. Get your creative juices flowing at these fun and educational Dallas workshops. You're never too old to learn something new. Associate editor Rachael Abrams thinks so, anyway, and she treated readers to her top picks of good, clean fun, including Creative Arts Center of Dallas, Oil and Cotton, and We are 1976.
5. Dallas grand jury declines to indict Ryan Romo on sexual assault charges. Romo was an 18-year-old senior at Highland Park High School when he was charged with sexual assault of a child. He admitted to having a sexual encounter with a peer after a concert in October but claimed it was consensual. On January 28, a grand jury did not find probable cause that Romo committed a crime.