Five stories that have North Texas talking: Beltre gets his 3,000th career hit; Farmers Branch wants to legalize backyard chickens; check out this zine made by Vickery Meadow girls; and more.
North Texas sports headlines were hard to ignore over the weekend. Between the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers, three pretty big things happened. Let's go in order.
1. The Dallas Stars will host the 2018 NHL draft at American Airlines Center. The NHL and the Stars announced the news Saturday night. The first round will be June 22 and the final six rounds June 23. It will be a first for the team, who’s celebrating its 25th season in Texas after leaving Minnesota.
Dallas will be the center of the hockey world for a couple of days in June, when we host the 2018 NHL Draft. pic.twitter.com/eGz2e1Va4V
— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) July 30, 2017
2. Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York on Sunday afternoon. He’s only the second member of the Texas Rangers to achieve the honor, joining Nolan Ryan. Rodriguez started his career with the Rangers in 1991 at just 19. Take a look back at his highs and lows.
— Ivan Pudge Rodriguez (@Pudge_Rodriguez) July 30, 2017
— SportsDay Rangers (@dmn_rangers) July 30, 2017
3. Shortly after the Rangers legend was honored, the team’s current third baseman Adrian Beltre got his 3,000th career hit. He’s the first player from the Dominican Republic to reach the milestone and 31st major leaguer overall. According to the Associated Press, getting 3,000 hits has traditionally been a ticket to the Hall of Fame. [KERA News, AP]
— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) July 30, 2017
— Robert Wilonsky (@RobertWilonsky) July 30, 2017
Congrats Adrian Beltre on 3,000! In honor of this major milestone, we're pleased to announce the name of our male giraffe calf - Beltre! pic.twitter.com/mG33jMqq5L
— Fort Worth Zoo (@FortWorthZoo) July 30, 2017
- Rick Perry supports Trump’s move to ban transgender people from serving in the military. So does Sid Miller. Here’s where Texas members of Congress stand. [Texas Tribune]
- Not all cities in Texas allow residents to have backyard chickens. Farmers Branch officials are considering an ordinance to make the common farm fowl legal. [KXAS]
- In one afternoon this March, at least 32 fires broke out in the southern Great Plains, scorching part of the Texas Panhandle. The story is one of love and loss. [Texas Monthly]
- Girls in Dallas’ refugee-rich Vickery Meadow neighborhood are changing the conversation around race and women one issue of “Zine-X” at a time. [Art&Seek]