News roundup: New restaurant, heat-related deaths, Adamson woes, apartment fire, Calumet Center, football

A new restaurant, Campo Modern Country Bistro, is planned for the space on Beckley at El Dorado that previously housed La Carreta Argentina.

Two more Oak Cliff women died from heat-related illness in their homes. The Dallas County Health and Human Services Department asks that we check on our elderly neighbors.

School starts Monday, and the AC has been broken at Adamson High School. Adamson teachers have told us that air cooler has never worked quite right.

Funeral services are today for the Dallas fire fighter who was killed working a fire at Ridgecrest Terrace Apartments this past Sunday. Lt. Todd Krodle, 41, fell through the roof of a building. A story in today’s Dallas Morning News describes Ridgecrest Terrace as “a sprawling complex with a long history of crime, code violations and general disrepair.” The building’s roof had been damaged in a windstorm 11 years ago and was just repaired last year, though the complex’s owners didn’t pull the proper permits and avoided building inspections, according to the story.

The Catholic Diocese of Dallas is terminating the Calumet Community Center’s lease, saying the center failed to obtain insurance.

Here’s a story about Malcom Trail of Oak Cliff, who is likely to play as a true freshman at UTEP this football season. Trail played quarterback at 2A Dallas Life School.


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