October 20 was a night of chaos and terror as at least nine tornadoes swirled through North Texas, tearing apart homes and businesses leaving behind an estimated $2 billion in damages, according to CNN.
There were no recorded deaths or serious injuries, according to CBS. But thousands of Texans were left without a home or power after an EF-3 tornado spun its way through Dallas. One of the tornados swept through Preston Hollow, a neighborhood less than six miles from Brookhaven.
Protesters gathered outside the Dallas Police Association building in the Cedars near sunset. They held signs reading “Mata Gotta Go” and “Resign Mata,” calling for the firing of DPA President Mike Mata. The activists allege Mata broke police protocol after one of the department’s former officers, Amber Guyger, shot and killed Botham Jean, an unarmed black man, in his own apartment, which she said she mistook for hers.
Irving became the destination for cannabis lovers from all across the country to meet one another at the Lucky Leaf Hemp Expo.
Entrepreneurs, farmers, lawyers, doctors, growers and cannabis enthusiasts attended a two-day hemp convention, which consisted of educational seminars on all things cannabis and panel discussions led by industry professionals from across the country Sept. 21-22.
The one-of-a-kind Horror Museum and Chocolate Bar was a trick, not a treat.
By Sam Mott
Horror fans were left disappointed and angry at the grand opening of the Horror Museum and Chocolate Bar in Dallas. The museum opened Sept. 27, and as of Oct. 10, less than two weeks later, it stands with a rating of 1.1 stars from 53 reviews on Google Maps.
Many visitors complained about missing exhibits, poor replicas of classic horror characters and most of all the non-refundable $23 price of admission, which did not even include any chocolate.
Former student Wanz Dover has been nominated for best DJ and best weekly of the year for the Dallas Observer Music Awards. In the past, he has put out music under aliases such as Blixaboy and his punk rock band, the Black Dotz. Andrew Ryce, a music journalist, wrote in an article for Resident Advisor, an electro music news site, that Dover is an artist who has made almost every kind of music a person could think of over the years.
The Brookhaven Country Club Dallas has been a staple in the Farmers Branch community since 1957.
The country club, which is located two miles from Brookhaven College, was founded by Robert Dedmon Sr. and is still owned by his company, ClubCorp. The Dallas-based company is the largest owner and operator of private clubs nationwide, according to its website.
The Instant Film Society held the fourth annual PolaCon Sept. 27-29.
PolaCon is the world’s first three-day instant film photography convention. It was first held in 2015 by members of the Instant Film Society to create a place where instant film enthusiasts can gather.
Several hundred students who have attended a Dallas County Community College District school may run into the same problem when they try to get their degree. If they did not earn at least 25% of their credit hours from one college, they will not graduate. The district is aiming to break down this barrier by turning all of DCCCD into one college.