News for Wednesday, Nov. 7: Witten cried; winter is coming; in 2018, our jail apparently cannot deal with a transgender person

What would you buy with the jackpot? 

Photo by Danny Fulgencio

THAT’S SO DALLAS

Jason Witten returned to Jerry World for the first time since retiring as a Cowboy, and the zoo named a baby giraffe for him (how you know you’ve made it). This time he was here as a broadcaster. His old team welcomed him with a touching tribute video on megatron, and the ex tight-end appeared, for the moment, verklempt. (USA Today)

 

Here’s baby Witten. This is not the Witten who cried. 

Dallas Zoo

THE CATCH UP: YOUR NEWS DIGEST
Wrestling called. They want their histrionics back: The broadcasterDallas fans love to hate came to town, said he “can’t stand” us … Michael Irvin vociferously hit back. The crowd went nuts. The pre-game show totally took on the tone of a WWE production. (ESPN/YouTube)

Who wants to be a millionaire? This Dallas 1Stop Mart shopper likely would have settled for less. The anonymous winner scratched his or her way to $2.5 million. (CBS DFW)

Protecting presidents and popes: Meet the Ursuline graduate-slash-superheroine who became a United States Secret Service agent. (Preston Hollow Advocate)

Do not mess with her. She will kick your ever-loving ass.

Photo by Danny Fulgencio

“That’s November for you” So says the local weatherman. The week began with temps in the 70s and 80s, but, bust out the faux fur because WINTER IS COMING. Seriously, we’ll dip into the 30s. (Dallas Morning News)

The hilarious Jane Lynch: Unlike her ball-busting character on “Glee,” the actor loves musical theater. In fact she recently visited to supportDallas Public schools’ arts programs. (Dallas Observer)

A transgender woman: Valerie Jackson, 32, is arrested, and jailers determine she has male genitalia. Do they place her with the male or female population? Dallas County housed her with men, now a court will determine whether that was the correct decision. (Dallas Morning News)

Mysterious death: Police responding to a 911 call found a woman dead inside her North Dallas apartment. Detectives are investigating. (Fox 4)

Cause is fuzzy, but it ended in one death: A man and unidentified female, for reasons yet unreported, wound up in an altercation with a second woman who died after the man shot her. Accusation of a racial slur reportedly played a role in the violence. (WFAA)

They walked into T-Mobile: And left with new phones, but they didn’t pay. Do you recognize these suspected thieves? (Oak Cliff Advocate)

DINING: BE THAT FOODIE KNOW-IT-ALL
What’s for breakfast? Top Pot, the Dallas doughnut shop where blueberries never go out of season. (Lakewood Advocate)

Tex-Mex and BBQ: Not the only things Dallas gets right. “Dallas chefs are bold and not afraid to try new things, and as a result, a list of elite establishments have risen to the top of the food chain …” notes national food critic. (Conde Nast Traveler)

Snuffer’s bails: The burger joint’s Preston Hollow store is gone. You’ll have to go to Greenville Avenue for those cheese fries. (Culture Map)

EVENTS: OR, HOW TO AVOID LAME DATES
WEDNESDAY
— For 14 years, Mad Swirl has hosted one of Big D’s best open mics. C’mon out —participate or watch — for the anniversary, at The Regal Room inside Independent Bar & Kitchen on Main at 8. (Details)
— Get your Pilates on, outdoors at Klyde Warren Park at 7. (Details)

THURSDAY
— Art Conspiracy’s annual VIP party is your opportunity to sneak a peek at the more than 150 works of art that will be auctioned off at Art Con 14. (Details)
— Blues Traveler takes the stage at House of Blues. Doors open at 7. (Details)

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