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Explosive fireworks finale tops this week's 5 most-read Dallas stories

Explosive fireworks finale tops this week's 5 most-read Dallas stories

Fireworks
The finale didn't go off as planned. Courtesy photo
Preston Center garage
This Rosebriar proposal for the Hopdoddy corner gets it right. Google Maps
Neil Armstrong house Clear Lake El Lago
Armstrong's home was built in 1964; he lived there during the Gemini and Apollo missions. Photo courtesy of HAR
Whataburger exterior
Goodbye to the trademark A-frame design. Photo by Elizabeth James
Parigi Dallas
Have a virtual seat at Parigi. Photo courtesy of Parigi
Fireworks
Preston Center garage
Neil Armstrong house Clear Lake El Lago
Whataburger exterior
Parigi Dallas

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. July 4th display in Plano ends abruptly when fireworks start grassfire. A 4th of July fireworks display hosted by the city of Plano ended abruptly when the explosives ignited a sudden grassfire. Attendees saw the intended finale explode and land on the ground, setting off a grassfire and sending viewers scrambling for cover. 

2. City of Dallas is being bamboozled by Preston Center developer. In the second of a two-part analysis, columnist Jon Anderson looks into a report concerning options for the Preston Center Garage. There's a lot to unpack, but it looks as though a developer is asking for nearly unbridled development rights and a huge city giveaway.

3. Astronaut Neil Armstrong's historic Texas home launches onto market. After legendary American astronaut Neil Armstrong took his historic steps on the moon in 1969, he returned to Earth, made a whirlwind world publicity tour, and then came home to his quiet home in El Lago, Texas. Now, his Houston-area abode is available to real estate and space enthusiasts. 

4. Texas' Whataburger to scrap signature A-frame design for new look. Whataburger, Texas' beloved burger chain, is undergoing a dramatic makeover. The famed burgers and fries aren't going away. Nor is the orange-and-white color scheme. But goodbye to the trademark A-frame design. The chain recently debuted its first refreshed store in its hometown of San Antonio.

5. 10 top neighborhood restaurants serve up Dallas at its best. Neighborhood restaurants are more important than ever while we stay close to home in these coronavirus times. These 10 restaurants are our nominees for 2020 Neighborhood Restaurant of the Year — part of our annual Tastemaker Awards, spotlighting the best in food and drink.