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. Dallas' most glorious gala canceled for only second time in its 68-year history. In the final blow to the 2020 fall social season, Dallas' cherished Crystal Charity Ball has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The only other time the sequins have been stowed was in 1963, when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas.
2. Acclaimed chain Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams opens scoop shop in Dallas. Dallas is in line to get some very good ice cream with the imminent arrival of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams. The Columbus, Ohio-based chain is on the brink of opening a location in Deep Ellum, at 2649 Main St., in the space previously occupied by Paddywax Candle Bar.
3. Lord of the Rings star’s charming Texas house hits market for $1.85 million. After pouring money into upgrades, actor Elijah Wood of The Lord of the Rings fame has put his 130-year-old Texas home on the market for $1.85 million. Wood bought the classic Victorian home, at 608 W. Mary St., in Austin's Bouldin Creek neighborhood, in 2012 for $1.075 million.
4. New frozen dessert shop in Plano employs unusual technique for its gelato. A new frozen dessert shop has opened in Plano doing what it calls "hand-crafted" Italian gelato. Called OMGelato, it's located at 3829 W. Spring Creek Pkwy., where it's making gelato via an unprecedented technique: liquid nitrogen.
5. America's largest indoor waterpark splashes into Texas this fall. A project four years in the making is finally roaring into Texas. Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, an African-themed, $550 million development, is scheduled to open November 12 in Round Rock, just outside Austin.