News roundup: Redistricting, new restaurant, subpoenas not served, The Well

The DMN City Hall Blog reports that Dallas City Attorney Tom Perkins says a Latino could win in the redrawn City Council District 1. He predicts Vonciel Hill could win in the new District 3. Unfair Park reports the six council members who voted against the redistricting map City Council sent to the Justice Department for approval asked the mayor for an “agenda item Redistricting Alternative be placed on the next voting agenda.”

A new restaurant, Driftwood, is going into the former ConFusion space at 642 W. Davis. It’s a high-end seafood place the owner describes as “The Hamptons meet Oak Cliff.”

Side Dish has written extensively about the Oak Cliff pop-up bar 828. This is the last weekend to check it out.

Bar 828 photo by Elliot Muñoz

Oak Cliff-based constable Beth Villareal has been refusing to serve criminal subpoenas, among other county clerk papers, because four of her deputies were laid off due to budget cuts. The District Attorney says it could prevent him from trying accused criminals.

Here is a DMN editorial about how invaluable Oak Cliff’s The Well Community is to our city.


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