Five stories that have North Texas talking: Lowest Greenville wants to cool down Dallas; radio made Dan Patrick successful; the story of the man and his chicken on the Katy Trail; and more.
It’s getting to the part of the summer where just thinking about going outside could make a person break a sweat. But, in Dallas, there’s incentive to leave the comfort of air conditioning this Saturday.
Lowest Greenville businesses will offer deals to patrons who donate a fan, an A/C unit or at least $20 to help elderly, disabled and low-income Dallasites stay cool. Businesses in the Lowest Greenville Collective are partnering with the city’s Office of Senior Affairs and Dallas County Adult Protective Services for the effort.
Valencia Hooper, manager of the city's senior services, tells GuideLive that the office receives about 120 calls a month; half of them concern air conditioning issues.
Equipment and funds collected will be taken to the Silver Star Room, Dallas fire and police departments and other agencies that help seniors, according to the event page.
On Saturday, patrons can check into the Blind Butcher on Greenville Avenue anytime during the day. In exchange for donations, wristbands will be given to people to access specials from 24 businesses along Greenville from Belmont to Ross Avenues.
Also, there’s an after party at Truck Yard from 8-9 p.m. with live music. And $1 from every Shiner Bock beer purchase will also go to the cause. [GuideLive, KERA News]
- Radio helped elevate Dan Patrick from political outsider to powerful lieutenant governor. He's mostly off the airwaves, but his station continues to push his agenda. [Texas Tribune]
- Runners, cyclists and rollerbladers are common sights on Dallas’ Katy Trail — so is this man pushing his chicken, Summer, in a red, baby stroller. [The Dallas Morning News]
- Sarita Westrup and Analise Minjarez practice and teach indigenous art like macramé and basketry to promote understanding about the Texas-Mexico border. [Art&Seek]
- Texas has been a lyrical goldmine for decades. When it comes to specific towns, songwriters have to get creative to produce hits like, “I’m a Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas.” [Texas Standard]