This Week's Hot Headlines
Dallas protests and curfews top this week's 5 most-read stories
Editor's note: A lot happened this week, so here's your chance to get caught up. Read on for the week's most popular headlines.
1. Majority of arrestees at Dallas protests were from the suburbs. At least 60 people were arrested in the Dallas protests for George Floyd that took place across central neighborhoods, including downtown and Deep Ellum, from May 29-31. According to the Dallas Police Department, the majority of those arrestees were from North Texas, including 17 residents from Dallas. The protests had generated a number of conspiracy theories, including the idea that the protestors were outsider agitators who came into town to hijack peaceful gatherings.
2. Dallas adds 2 more neighborhoods to the overnight curfew list. Following more protests, Dallas City Manager T.C. Broadnax on June 2 added two new areas to the list of neighborhoods under an overnight curfew that had been instituted May 31: West Village and Trinity Groves. The nighttime curfew limits travel and gathering in central Dallas' public places and is expected to last seven days.
3. California's Fatburger finally lands in Texas with location in Dallas-Fort Worth. One of California's most beloved burger chains has made its Texas debut: Fatburger, a chain founded in Hollywood more than 70 years ago, has opened a location in North Richland Hills, where it's part of a co-branded concept along with Buffalo's Express, a chain that specializes in wings. The restaurant opened on June 1, and had a line out the door all day.
4. This trendy neighborhood has the most expensive rents in Dallas-Fort Worth. If it's time to move, better get a handle on where in Dallas-Fort Worth is (somewhat) affordable to rent an apartment and where isn't — except for those in a specific tax bracket. The Victory Park neighborhood (Uptown/Park Cities) tops a new list for the highest average rent ($2,189). Only one other neighborhood (Uptown Dallas) had average rent above $2,000 as of mid-May.
5. Texas' swankiest destination spa resort unveils multimillion-dollar renovation. For Lake Austin Spa Resort, the dreamy health and wellness retreat just outside Austin, the pandemic provided just enough pause to complete a multimillion-dollar renovation. Now the 19-acre wellness wonderland is ready to reopen July 1 with new dining rooms, guest rooms, updated spa amenities and services, and new dining menus.