It was on last night, and it was really well done. (Here is an interview on the film with three of the five.) Why do I mention it here? Michigan’s fabled Fab Five featured, of course, former Plano East star Jimmy King, whose only other basketball-related claim to fame is the rumor (untrue) that he was the original Mavs Man. Anyway, if you haven’t seen it, it’s on the ESPN family of channels a few more times this week. And it’s on YouTube somewhere. Just keep looking.
Depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer threatens to create a new Dust Bowl, thanks especially to free marketeers like T. Boone Pickens, the water-rights-owning Dallas billionaire. That, at least, is the disastrous scenario sketched today by The Telegraph, a UK newspaper.
Show of hands – who had one too many green beers on Saturday and ended up projectile vomiting out the side of a cab? Nobody? No embarrassing displays of public drunkenness? Good. We like to keep it classy around here.
Former NYU student Stephani Germanotta appears as Lady Gaga tonight at the American Airlines Center. Shockingly, the concert-to-end-all-concerts is not entirely sold out, but if you want to go, be prepared to pay nearly $200 for a seat that faces the back of the stage. Yikes.
If you’ve been following this season of “The Bachelor,” you’re obviously not going to skip the finale. But as we all know, television train wrecks are more fun when you’re a) drinking and b) watching with friends and like-minded fans. You can do both at the Bailey’s Prime watch party. Bonus: blogger Reality Steve will play host, and former “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” contestants will be in attendance.
For most lucky schoolchildren (and teachers), today is the first day of a week-long respite. However, should you worry that your kid is apt to fall prey to the dreaded video game coma, there’s Discovery Camp at the Museum of Nature and Science in Fair Park. The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History used to do something similar during the summer, and I loved spending my breaks there. I actually learned quite a bit, including how to amass a gigantic collection of “fossils” that to this day still lives in my parents’ garage. Anyway, expect a whirlwind of educational-yet-fun activities for kids preschool age and up.
For more things to do tonight, including a delicious-sounding beer dinner, go here.
This special edition (bonus, if you will) construction update comes to you from Lisa Collins. She stopped by last Thursday’s “topping out” of the Museum of Nature and Science expansion project. And yes, she will explain what that means.
Ross and Margot Perot, their five children, and their grandchildren were present at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science topping out celebration in Victory Park on Thursday, March 10. For those unfamiliar with the term “topping out,” it means that the last beam was placed at the top of the building.
But before the beam could go up, the three generations of Perots, along with Pritzker-Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne, had to sign it, marking a milestone in a project that the family says has been a labor of love for everyone involved.
Spectators looked on from the 17th floor of Park Seventeen while Ross and Margot Perot made the official call to the crane operator to “move that beam!” to the top of the structure.
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I’m sure I have somehow botched this, so let me know in the comments, with as little cheer as possible. Or a ton of it. Just use exclamation points and I won’t know the difference.
UPDATE: Forgot to mention, if you need some help with your brackets, by all means check out the great Luke Winn over at SI, who has the best rundown around AND a playlist by Dallas’ own Gorilla Vs. Bear.
Here’s another in the series from our friend Bill Holston. On this adventure, he hikes the Post Oak Savannah.
But we more than made up for itÂ by stealing 1,180 people (net) from LA. Unfortunately, the people moving to Dallas from LA were poorer ($25,300) than the Dallas people moving to NYC ($86,200). Fort Worth netted 23 people from Manhattan at $93,800. The 260 New Yorkers who moved to Dallas made an average of $100,000. (I think I may envy those 20 Dallas people who moved to Missoula County, Montana.)
All this and more is detailedÂ on a splenderferous interactive mapÂ at Forbes. Thanks to a good, solid, ever-watchful FrontBurnervian for the tip.
Cuban Says He’s Close To Agreement Charlie Sheen, Joins “Shark Tank:” In this interview with the New York Post, Mark Cuban reveals that he is close to coming toÂ an agreement with Charlie Sheen on a new HD Net show, will join the venture capitalist television show “Shark Tank,” and won’t likely buy the New York Mets.
Texas and California Have Similar Problems, Offer Different Solutions: Surprise, surprise: Texas and California are taking different approaches to similar budgetary crises. Perry boasts chides California for “high taxes, high regulation.” Californians retort: “Texas ranks 50th in adults with a high school diploma, fourth in the percentage of people living below the federal poverty level and first in the amount of toxic chemicals and carcinogens in the air and water.” But here’s the real difference: Gov. Perry carries a gun when he jogs; Gov. Jerry Brown of California once worked at a hospice run by Mother Teresa in Calcutta.
Despite Fears, St. Patrick’s Alcohol Crackdown Not Excessive: When the green dust cleared Saturday evening, police had issued 21 consuption citations, six tickets for public intoxication, and two DUIs. Not bad considering an estimated 100,000 people attended the event:
Officers appeared to be more occupied with crowd control than cracking down on people who were drinking alcohol in public – so long as they were not causing trouble.