News roundup: Better Block, illegal dumping, horny toads, bridge collapse

The Better Block 2014: Photo by Danny Fulgencio
The Better Block 2014: Photo by Danny Fulgencio

Oak Cliff’s own Jason Roberts of the Better Block gave a talk at the New York Time’s Cities for Tomorrow conference this week.

The National Urban League is cutting ties with the local charter, the Urban League of Greater Dallas, whose offices are near the VA Hospital.

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The illegal dumping situation in Oak Cliff and South Dallas is real. Here is a story about a church near Moore Park that is suffering the effects of illegal dumping.

You probably didn’t know that baby Texas horned lizards were so adorable. Thirty-nine of them were born at the Dallas Zoo recently. Horned lizards are a threatened species that is no longer found in Central or East Texas.

Dallas insists on entertaining the idea of building a toll road in a flood plain. Meanwhile, a rainstorm in the California desert last week resulted in the collapse of a busy bridge on Interstate 10. Inspectors last year gave that bridge one of the highest possible safety ratings.

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