Five stories that have North Texas talking: Talks wind down in the potential American Airlines/US Airways merger, Cowboys Stadium will host Chris Kyle's funeral, big rigs can't get a break and more.
A long-awaited merger between Fort Worth-based American Airlines and US Airways that would produce the world's biggest airline may be upon us. The Wall Street Journal reported this morning [subscription] that AMR Corp.'s talks with US Airways Group are winding down. We could hear about the merger as soon as Monday, according to the WSJ.
Watch AA's logos change over time in this slideshow by Forbes.
- A funeral for fallen Navy Seal Chris Kyle will take place at Cowboys Stadium on Monday. It'll be open to the public, which is the point. Kyle, 38, was shot and killed on Saturday at an Erath County gun range. [WFAA]
- Klyde Warren Park is getting an ice rink. How does that even work outdoors in a climate like ours? A patented polymer called Super-Glide can handle it, explains Witold Brostow, a professor of materials science and engineering at UNT. [Dallas Business Journal]
- Truckers in the DFW area are being targeted by what they think is an organized theft ring. Big rig tires and wheels are being lifted right off their rigs in broad daylight. [FOXDFW]
- Who is the cutest dog in Dallas? Well, besides yours. Nemo the beagle and Cooper the border collie have made it to the final round of D Magazine's survival of the cutest contest.