Sex, drugs and scenesters top 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. Jury reaches verdict in rape trial against SMU student Donald Cuba. It took less than two hours for the jury to reach a verdict in the sexual assault trial against SMU student Donald Cuba: not guilty. Cuba was accused of raping a fellow SMU student in a freshman dorm in 2012. The testimony in the trial spanned two days and included about a dozen student witnesses who spoke of fake IDs, drinking alcohol from bottles and passing out.
2. Southlake town square murder victim had ties to Mexican drug cartel. Juan Jesus Guerrero-Chapa, 43, was gunned down shortly before 7 pm May 22 in the middle of a crowded North Texas shopping center. In the crime's aftermath, Southlake police chief Steve Mylett described the murder as a "well-orchestrated, deliberate attack." It was later revealed that Guerrero-Chapa had ties to the Gulf Cartel, a notorious Mexican drug organization.
3. Smoking hot Byron Nelson fans cool down at CultureMap Margarita Mixer. After a long, humid day of golf, hundreds of hot young Byron Nelson devotees flocked to the (thankfully air-conditioned) Cadillac Club for the CultureMap Margarita Mixer. Guests cooled off with margaritas — bartenders could hardly shake them fast enough to keep up with the demand — and filled up on Mexican nibbles from Mi Cocina.
4. Bodacious babes and beaux let loose at first-ever White Out blowout. Sigel's Fine Wines and Great Spirits and CBS Radio pulled out all the stops for the inaugural White Out, a sexy, sweaty bash at the Dallas Contemporary. The exhibition space — themed A Midsummer Night's Dream meets Garden of Eden on one side and Mount Olympus on the other — looked more like a South Beach nightclub than an art museum.
5. Dallas could get a submarine — because that makes sense. Although Dallas is home to a portion of the Trinity River and several manmade lakes, it'd be a stretch to apply the word "maritime" to its bodies of water. But that's not stopping city officials from going ahead with plans for the Dallas Maritime Museum, a facility they hope will draw tourists, pay tribute to the U.S. Navy and provide an economic boost to the area.