Five stories that have North Texas talking: a local radio legend dies; Republicans think Dallas is pretty cool; did you leave your fancy sports car along the Dallas North Tollway?; and more.
Terry Dorsey, the longtime North Texas radio host who just retired from KSCS 96.3 FM, has died. He hadn’t been feeling well in recent days. “It comes with deep sadness that I have to report the passing of my longtime friend and cherished colleague, Terry Dorsey,” his longtime co-host, Mark “Hawkeye” Louis, announced on the station’s Facebook page. “Terry retired from KSCS in December and had hoped to live out his retirement on a farm in Illinois.” The station plans to honor Dorsey throughout its morning program. Dorsey had retired in December after more than 30 years on the air in Dallas-Fort Worth. “He was a broadcast legend,” John Morris, Dorsey’s producer, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “For a guy who was such a big star, he was just such a down-to-earth, regular guy. And that’s what everybody loved about him.”
- Did you leave your Lamborghini on the Dallas North Tollway Sunday? WFAA-TV reports: “Police are wondering who would abandon an Italian luxury sports car on the Dallas North Tollway. They found a yellow Lamborghini with no one around in the southbound lanes near Royal Lane. Its driver apparently hit the wall and abandoned the vehicle. There was no identifying information found in the car. Officers called a tow truck, and the owner can now find this damaged Lamborghini at the police impound lot.”
- Republicans think Dallas is cool. A YouGov poll asked 1000 adults about the coolness of 17 cities. Dallas ranked No. 3 on the Republicans’ “cool” list. But Dallas ranked last on the Democrats’ list. For Republicans, Nashville was ranked No. 1 and Las Vegas was No. 2. For Democrats, New York was No. 1; San Francisco was No. 2; and New Orleans was No. 3. The Dallas Morning News has whipped up a graphic showing the lists.
- Wichita Falls, which has suffered from a lingering drought, plans to use the Wichita River as a municipal water source. The Wichita Falls Times Record News reports it's part of the long-range plan for securing water for Wichita Falls. Public works director Russell Schreiber says that using the river was discussed during a recent water projects workshop. The rights to the river are co-owned by the city and the Wichita County Water Improvement District No. 2. The Wichita Falls river is currently only available for irrigation. An amendment could change that. Wichita Falls, which relies on reservoirs, remains under a Stage 5 drought catastrophe. Outdoor watering is banned. The city of more than 100,000 last year began reusing treated wastewater in a state-approved recycling process to bolster drinking supplies. [Associated Press via KFDA-TV]
- The National Transportation Safety Board is thinking about reopening an investigation into the plane crash that killed Texas legend Buddy Holly. The Des Moines Register reports: “Speculation has lived on about the cause of the airplane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, that killed rock 'n' roll legend Buddy Holly and three others in 1959. The Civil Aeronautics Board ruled on Sept. 23, 1959, that the crash's cause was pilot error and deficiencies in the weather briefing to the pilot. But 56 years later, officials with the National Transportation Safety Board say its cold-case unit is considering reopening the investigation. L.J. Coon, a New England man who describes himself as a retired pilot, aircraft dispatcher and FAA test proctor, petitioned the NTSB. ...'You have gotten our attention,' the NTSB wrote to Coon in a Feb. 19 e-mail, promising to look into information that he provided. A decision on whether to reopen the case could take several weeks.” [The Des Moines Register via USA Today]