So much transportation news happened this week:
- Streetcar tracks are going in on the Houston Street Viaduct.
- City Council delayed a vote on the downtown-to-Oak Cliff DART shuttle that is planned to begin Nov. 4 because it doesn’t include a stop at the Sixth Floor Museum.
- But Council approved a plan for a major overhaul of Fort Worth Avenue that would bring a two-way cycle track and improved sidewalks from Westmoreland to Beckley.
We offered you some football game-watching spots to check out in Oak Cliff. Now here’s a conversation starter:
Did you know that some of the original cheerleaders for the Dallas Cowboys were dudes? Back in the early days of the NFL, when the Cowboys still played at the Cotton Bowl, the cheerleaders were recruited from high schools, including Adamson (the reigning original Oak Cliff superbowl champs).
In crime news, an armed gunman has robbed seven insurance agencies and one car lot in Oak Cliff since Aug. 26.
Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, who was born in Oak Cliff, returned his Olympic medal.
Dennis Rodman, a South Oak Cliff High School alum and chum of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, wants to know why Obama is afraid to talk to him.