Lancaster’s Theater Cafe, via Facebook

The Dallas Morning News is still a top American newspaper, even if it is a shell of its former self. Consider that other major market papers have reduced circulation, cut production and even folded altogether. But the old DMN continues to produce investigations, photojournalism and daily news that is top notch. So it is disheartening to see that some of the paper’s best writers are taking voluntary buyouts, including Roy Appleton, who covers Oak Cliff.

Dallas band Somebody’s Darling moved to Nashville earlier this year, but the Dallas Observer caught them busking in the Bishop Arts District recently.

Ken Arkwell of Oak Cliff has renovated a theater in downtown Lancaster, and he opened a restaurant there, the Theater Cafe.