Five stories that have North Texas talking: Collin County company helps conservatives move to Texas; food delivery app under fire for excluding south Dallas; State Fair releases its concert lineup; and more.
As Southern California public radio station KPCC reports, Chabot lost his political bid to a Democratic incumbent in November, and in January, he and his family moved to McKinney. The move sparked the curiosity of his Facebook friends, he says.
"So therein came the idea of — why don't we help other people who feel the way we do, providing them some mechanism where they can come to us, and we can at least help guide them in the right direction about how to sell their existing home and how to find a home in a conservative area of this country, starting off first in North Texas, where we are,” he says.
Chabot tells KPCC that he doesn't want the Collin County-based company to appear divisive. Instead, he hopes it serves as a bridge to "bring more and more people into this camp that loves faith, freedom, family, God, country and apple pie." [KPCC]
- An Austin-based food-delivery app that launched in Dallas in 2014 doesn’t serve southern Dallas. Shawn Scott on Sunday morning tweeted a map of the Dallas delivery area, asking Favor what the deal was. As The Dallas Morning News reports: “Scott, who was raised in South Dallas across from Lincoln High School, kept pushing back. And by Sunday evening, Favor offered to set up a phone chat with its director of growth.” On Monday, Scott tweeted saying Favor is “actively working to address the issues with their Dallas delivery zone.” [The Dallas Morning News]
— Shawn Scott (@geekycyberdad) June 4, 2017
- A Grammy-winning country singer is performing at opening night of the State Fair of Texas. It’ll be a homecoming this fall for Arlington native Maren Morris. She’s been riding a major wave in the country music world, recently winning New Female Vocalist of the Year at the ACM Awards. The fair on Monday announced its lineup, who along with Morris, includes rapper Flo Rida, Tejano group La Mafia, Wilson Phillips and more. Once you pay fair admission, all of the concerts are free. The fair runs Sept. 29 through Oct. 22. [GuideLive]
- In North Texas, the lowrider community is combating cultural stereotypes with family and tradition. With their candy-colored paint, intricate designs and hydraulic bounce, lowriders stand out, but the cars can attract negative attention, too. An organization of lowrider enthusiasts in Dallas-Fort Worth's United Lowriders Association is working to challenge the stigma associated with the thriving scene. For Sofia Barron, lowrider culture is about more than just the cars. “It represents you and who you are: your personality, your history, your story." [KERA News]
- What can you do in under four minutes? This Southlake teen can run a mile. Reed Brown, who averages 70 miles a week, ran a personal best Thursday at the Festival of Miles in St. Louis: one mile in three minutes and 59 seconds. “That was the most pain I’ve ever been in,” Brown tells WFAA-TV. He’s the 10th high school runner ever to clock a mile under four minutes, according to USA Today The 18-year-old hit another milestone the next day: He graduated from Carroll Senior High. Reed’s heading to the University of Oregon in the fall to run cross country and track. [WFAA]