This week's hot headlines
Death of Dallas musician and bar owner leads this week's 5 most-read stories
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1. Dallas musician Jess Barr, one-time guitarist for Slobberbone, dies at 46. A Dallas-Fort Worth musician and club owner has died: Jess Barr, who was a member of seminal alt-country rock band Slobberbone, passed away in the early hours of December 6; he was 46. Friends of the family said he suffered from a heart condition.
2. A-list fashion stars align at Dallas’ most stylish black-tie awards gala. It's been called Dallas' version of the Met Gala. More than 300 of Dallas' chicest packed the Thompson Hotel ballroom for the Fashion Group International of Dallas (FGI Dallas) Night of Stars 2022 gala on Friday, November 18. They were all there to raise funds for scholarships for aspiring fashion designers and professionals.
3. Dedicated volunteers extract Spaghetti Warehouse trolley from Dallas' West End. Thanks to a dedicated team of conservation-minded folks, the vintage trolley from the Spaghetti Warehouse in Dallas' West End has been moved to a temporary new home: in a warehouse at Orr-Reed Architectural Co., the salvage store just south of downtown Dallas, which will provide a safe space for the vehicle while it undergoes a restoration.
4. Family-owned burger chain hits ritzy Dallas neighborhood shopping center. A small fast-casual Dallas burger chain is about to get a little bigger: Haystack Burgers & Barley is opening a location in Dallas' Preston Forest Shopping Center, at 11700 Preston Rd. #732. They're going into what was previously an art gallery, and according to a release, will open December 12.
5. McDonald's tests out innovative new restaurant model at one Dallas-Fort Worth location. McDonald’s is trying out a brand new test restaurant concept, and the only place it's happening is in North Texas. Located at 8540 West Fwy., Fort Worth, the new store is a first-of-its-kind test restaurant that the company says is designed for customers on-the-go.