This Week's Hot Headlines
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. Lululemon at NorthPark Center takes oddly aggressive stance against Dallas charity. The windows at Lululemon Athletica in NorthPark Center attracted more attention than usual thanks to an oddly worded advertisement: "We do partners yoga, not partners card." It was an obvious reference to the flagship fundraiser for the Family Place, a Dallas charity that provides support for battered women and children. To make matters worse, Lululemon lied about having an existing relationship with Family Place to provide "the gift of yoga."
2. Plano student arrested for viciously bullying special-needs teen. After months of investigating, police have arrested a student for viciously bullying Shea Shawhan, a 17-year-old with special needs at Plano West Senior High. The sophisticated cyber bullying took place mainly through text messages, which often contained threats of violence, rape and death.
3. Balls Hamburgers slaps landlord with $1 million lawsuit. Old-time Dallas favorite Balls Hamburgers is in a battle with its Preston Hollow landlord and has filed a lawsuit seeking in excess of $1 million. Filed by owner Carol Hobrecht and her business partner JDBurger Dallas, the suit charges the landlords with breach of contract and fraud. The landlords have since struck back with a countersuit — also for $1 million.
4. Shiner, Texas seduces travelers with more than just good beer. After spending a day in Shiner, it becomes clear that there’s more to this town than the Spoetzl Brewery. There’s a slice of uniquely Texas culture situated midway between Houston and San Antonio; a town that’s still deeply connected to its Czech-German heritage; a place where you can order a bottle of hard-to-find craft beer while shopping for antiques.
5. The making of the Keller black widow: Did Michele Williams get away with murder? This CultureMap exclusive takes a closer look at Michele Williams, a housewife accused of murdering her husband, Greg Williams. She pled guilty to a lesser charge and will be sentenced to 20 years in prison for her role in the death of her husband.