So, Arkansas Is Claiming Queso And Calling It 'Cheese Dip', The Wall Street Journal Reports | KERA News

So, Arkansas Is Claiming Queso And Calling It 'Cheese Dip', The Wall Street Journal Reports

Nov 3, 2016

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Arkansas thinks it can claim queso; Adele goes incognito in Dallas; a Trump sign lined with razor blades was found outside a Collin County polling place; and more.

If you're still reeling from the heresy that was The New York Times suggesting adding peas to guacamole last year, you might want to sit down for this. The Wall Street Journal published an article Wednesday with the headline, "Don't Tell Texas, But Arkansas Is Laying Claim To Queso." In the article, the author says Arkansas has long lived in the shadow of Texas and southern states when it comes to regional specialties, like fajitas, gumbo and barbecue, and the state finally thinks it can reasonably take possession of queso as a local delicacy. The Journal provides several historic tidbits and personal anecdotes from Arkansans to support that claim, but the article also calls queso "cheese dip" more than once, so how valid is the argument, really? Read more. [The Wall Street Journal]

  • British superstar Adele arrived in Dallas ahead of her shows this week and spent Halloween trick-or-treating incognito in Highland Park. But you wouldn’t have known it because she was dressed as Jim Carrey's alter ego from the 1994 movie, “The Mask.” How can we confirm it's the real Adele? GuideLive says to notice the "unmistakable" tattoo of "Angelo" visible in her close-up photo. Carrey returned the gesture on Twitter Wednesday, dressing as one of Adele’s “roadies.” [GuideLive]
  • The former drummer of a Denton-based band has been reported missing. Police in Little Rock are looking for Joe Cripps of the polka-rock band, Brave Combo. Police say he hasn’t been seen since Oct. 19 or 20 and his family reported him missing, according to The Associated Press. Cripps' brother, James Cripps, tells the Dallas Morning News that his brother was scheduled to play a gig on Oct. 21, but he never showed and that his phone hasn't been turned on in days and that his blood pressure medication was left in his apartment. [AP, DMN]

 

  • Officials in Collin County are investigating after Trump-Pence campaign sign at a polling site was found lined with razors blades. Bruce Sherbet, the Collin County elections administrator, got a call Tuesday morning about the sign on the Spring Creek campus of Collin College in Plano. WFAA reports, “The college says a poll worker noticed the sign blocking the official polling site sign. A friend of that poll worker tried to re-position it and ended up getting minor cuts to the hand in the process.” Campus police and the Texas Rangers are investigating the matter. [WFAA]
  • How far have we come toward racial equality since the civil rights movement? KERA, the African American Museum of Dallas and the South Dallas Cultural Center will explore that questions and many more about what it means to be black in America during a film screening and panel discussion on Nov. 17. Segments from the four-hour documentary, “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise” will be shown from 6-8:30 p.m. at The Hall of State in Fair Park. [KERA]