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. Top Dallas breakfast spot forced to move due to rent hike. A new landlord will put Crossroads Diner on the move. The critically acclaimed breakfast spot across from Presbyterian Hospital will move to the corner of Preston and Campbell roads in early 2016. “They raised my rent and that has forced me to move,” says chef-owner Tom Fleming.
2. Dallas Morning News buyout eliminates many of paper’s most familiar names. Nearly 40 employees of the newspaper will leave in a buyout, and those departures include some of its longest-running and best-known names. The list includes writers such as Brooks Egerton, Randy Lee Loftis and Todd Gillman, as well as columnist Steve Blow. According to a staffer, those on the list were given 45 days to change their minds; some may decide to stay.
3. See how dramatically the Dallas skyline has changed since 2007. Those of us who have lived in Dallas for the better part of the last decade have seen some dramatic changes in downtown, Uptown and the Design District. But still it’s hard to believe the time-lapse photographs we stumbled upon at Rentcafe.com that help visualize Dallas’ vertical transformation.
4. Troy Aikman tweet gets Dallas hopping and more news of the city this week. Transportation was the theme in last week’s city news roundup, with stories about bicycle shares, car shares, street repairs and potholes. If Troy Aikman says we have bad potholes, then it must be true.
5. New report puts these Texas universities among world’s best. A new study cements the University of Texas at Austin’s status as one the best. In its 2015 report, the Center for World University Rankings puts UT Austin at No. 22 in the U.S. and No. 30 in the world. Six other Texas institutions rank among the top 200.