Five stories that have North Texas talking: How to spend money in D-FW to help Hurricane Harvey relief; Julián Castro to teach at UT-Austin; word to the wise from the Texas Law Hawk; and more.
North Texas wasn’t hit by Hurricane Harvey’s powerful winds or inundated with subsequent floods, but the region’s eager to help the southern part of the state in any way possible.
One of the most delicious ways is happening tonight at Cane Rosso in Dallas.
The pizza joint announced on Facebook Monday that 100 percent of sales made tonight at its original location in Deep Ellum will go toward Houston organizations supporting flood recovery. Cane Rosso also operates restaurants in Houston’s Heights and Montrose neighborhoods.
“We are worried about our Houston staff and restaurants. We have no idea when anything will return to "normal"...but we want to help however we can from Dallas,” the post says.
The event starts at 5 p.m. and goes “until we run out of stuff.” There will be no delivery or to-go orders during the donation event. Here are the full details.
If you can't make it out to Dallas, founder Jay Jerrier offered another way to help Houston.
There are more places in Dallas-Fort Worth to patronize and support Hurricane Harvey relief — GuideLive has the list. There are even more non-edible ways to help — check them out. [KERA News, GuideLive]
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- The Big Tree, a 1,000-year-old live oak at Goose Island State Park, survived Harvey. [Houston Chronicle]
- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday temporarily put on hold a lower court ruling that invalidated two of Texas' 36 congressional districts. [The Texas Tribune]
- Julián Castro, former federal housing secretary and San Antonio mayor, will wear a different hat this fall: professor at the University of Texas. [Austin American-Statesman]
- Effective Friday, Texas will allow the open carry of knives. A Fort Worth lawyer, known as the Texas Law Hawk, explains the new law in his signature fashion. [Fort Worth Star-Telegram]
Photo credit: Joyce Marshall, Fort Worth Star-Telegram