Five stories that have North Texas talking: Kroger is holding a one-day hiring event today to employ hundreds for ClickList, its new shopping service; Irving’s “Clock Boy” sued the city, the school and the principal Monday for his September arrest; it could be an awkward Thanksgiving at The Bushes this year; and more.
Kroger’s one of many large grocery chains in Texas tapping into the online shopping market this summer, but they still need human hands on deck. The company is hosting a one-day event today to hire 450 employees in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to help onboard ClickList, an online grocery shopping service, The Dallas Morning News reported.
With the service, customers can order their groceries online and pick them up curbside at the store. Kroger has been testing ClickList in Ohio since November 2014, before introducing it to Texas. The new service is coming to 18 of the more than 90 stores operating in North Texas by this fall. The No. 2 grocery store in the country and state chose the D-FW stores to receive the service based on the demand from local customers expressed on social media, according to the Morning News.
Those interested can apply at jobs.kroger.com or visit a Kroger store between 3 and 8 p.m. today, and no appointment is necessary, according to the company's Facebook. There will be a similar hiring event exclusively for veterans this November, according to the Morning News. [The Dallas Morning News]
- Nearly a year since being arrested, Ahmed Mohamed and his family filed a lawsuit against Irving school officials Monday. Last September, Mohamed was arrested for bringing what MacArthur High School leaders thought was a hoax bomb, but was merely a homemade digital clock he wanted to show his teacher, KERA News reported. The civil rights lawsuit was filed on behalf of Mohamed by Hutchinson & Stoy law firm and named Irving ISD, the City of Irving and the high school’s principal, Daniel Cummings. Following the incident, the family moved to Qatar, citing threats and a scholarship offered to Ahmed in the Persian Gulf country. [KERA News]
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- On Saturday, Land Commissioner George P. Bush asked Texas Republicans to back Donald Trump. You know, the guy who beat out his father for the presidential nomination? But, Bush wants to put aside an “lingering animosity,” The Texas Tribune reported. He said: "From Team Bush, it's a bitter pill to swallow, but you know what? You get back up and you help the man that won, and you make sure that we stop Hillary Clinton." As for the other family members: Jeb Bush said in May that he wouldn’t vote for Trump, according to PBS Newshour, and neither former President George W. Bush nor George H.W. Bush have vocalized support. [The Texas Tribune, PBS Newshour]
- Transplanting from Quanzhou, China to Denton, Texas, artist Longhui Zhang thought he made the wrong choice at first. He couldn’t get over how much smaller and emptier and flatter North Texas was. He could have gone to East or West Coast schools rather than UNT, and he wondered if the culture shock was actually mover’s remorse. Well, that was five years ago, and Zhang has a new perspective. “The reason I love here is because of big land, it’s so broad,” he says. “And it somehow open up your mind because it is totally different from where I come from.” Read more about Zhang’s life and work in the most recent Artist Spotlight. [Art&Seek]
- You’re not going to get the biggest bang for your buck in the Lone Star State. Tax Foundation conducted a recent analysis of the relative amount of $100 in every state compared to the national average, determined by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In Texas, the “Benjamins” have a value of $103.52. That total lands Texas in the middle of the spectrum. Mississippi ranked at No. 1 with the highest relative value of $100 being $115.34 while Hawaii ranked as the lowest state with it’s relative value at $85.62. [Austin American-Statesman]