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Hope You’re Hungry: ‘The Olympics Of Food’ Is Coming To Dallas

Rise and shine, Dallas! It’s Thursday, July 22.

Today’s Headlines: Who’s Hungry? One of the most anticipated culinary events of the year is returning post-pandemic to a new home in Fair Park this November. The World Food Championships will pit (no pun intended) master chefs against each other, and all you have to do is show up with an appetite.

And in other news, how did a hate group leader get invited to guide Dallas Promise Keepers in prayer last weekend? We try to wrap out minds around that one.

And finally, check out an eyewitness account of the house explosion that took place in Plano Monday.

First, today’s weather: Humid throughout the day. High: 94, low: 76.

Among the top stories in DFW today:

  1. A Dallas bust has recovered $1.6M in cash, along with cocaine and guns. (NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth)
  2. Now you can learn to create your own Fort Worth redistricting map. (Press Release Desk)
  3. As cases climb, the University Of Texas At Dallas vaccine site has delivered its parting shot. (Press Release Desk)
  4. Jammie Holmes uses his art to remind Dallas about the city’s Black History. (D Magazine)
  5. Here are the best things to do in Dallas from July 21-27. (Dallas Observer)

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  • SPCA of Texas: “Who is this dapper gentleman you might ask? It’s Cooper, a wiggly and affectionate Rottie mix.” (Instagram)
  • DBU Baseball: “Welcome to Dallas! We are proud to introduce Cliff Pennington as the next Recruiting Coordinator/Assistant Coach.” (Instagram)
  • Dallas Zoo: “AN OLYMPIC FEAT: Coltan is a mineral used in cell phones and other small electronics.” (Instagram)
  • Dallas Park and Recreation Department: “As we continue to celebrate July is Park and Rec Month. We are sharing our very own Dallas Park and Recreation.” (Facebook)
  • Dallas Area Rapid Transit (Official DART page): “DART has received two awards from the South West Transit Association for three recent campaigns: Ask DART.” (Facebook)
  • Junior League of Dallas: “#JLDallas is excited to announce that headquarters renovations are officially complete! Book your next meeting.” (Instagram)
  • Dallas ISD: “Mary Crossland was among the first group of Black educators on the frontlines of desegregation.” (Facebook)
  • Dallas Police Department Community Affairs: “What a great day to make someone smile! So many beautiful smiles!” (Facebook)
  • Dallas Farmers Market: “We have your dinner plans and more! See you tomorrow for Pearl Street Eats. Discover up and coming Dallas chefs.” (Instagram)

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Kevin Phinney

About me: Kevin Phinney has lived and worked as a writer and editor in Austin, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Seattle and New York City. He was born in Brooklyn, New York and was raised in El Paso. Phinney attended college in Austin. He has done television work as a reporter and commentator, and is a former host of a weekday drive-time radio show called “Kevin & Kevin in the Morning” on KGSR-FM (now known as Austin City Limits Radio). He is also the author of “Souled American, ” a book tracking race relations in America through music. It was published by BILLBOARD Books, and is often used in college classrooms across the country.

Have a news tip or suggestion for an upcoming Dallas Daily? I’m all ears. You can reach me at kevin.phinney@patch.com.


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