News for Thursday, Nov. 8: Who didn’t vote, how to do the Dallas opera, that noodle joint finally opened

What would your vanity license plate say? 

Photo by Danny Fulgencio

THAT’S SO DALLAS

How much might a true Troy Aikman fan pay for “8” on a vanity license plate? About once a year, the state of Texas auctions off available vanity plates. They can be amusing and expensive. In 2014, a die-hard fan of our city purchased the DALLAS plate, which would seem ho-hum until you know this person paid $7,250. So, who’s coughing up $1,600 for BLESSED? Must be! (Texas Monthly)

THE CATCH UP: YOUR NEWS DIGEST
Shame, shame, shame: The map that shows who generally fails to vote. How has Dallas done? Hint: Nationwide, “Nobody” decisively would have won the last presidential election. (City Lab)

Think about the opera much? A Dallas tour guide offers opera-going tips to tourists, but considering our growing fine-arts scene, us homers could use a few pointers too. (Dallasites 101) Another urban blog asks what must happen in order to keep opera relevant. (Next City)

We watched election returns practically in real time: But back in the day, people waited. And gathered. And waited. And the watch parties in the late 1800s were the bomb. (Flashback Dallas)

Dallas’ D-Link buses: They could be a thing of the past by Christmas. The underperforming service is facing a potential overhaul that would add fares and replace D-Link’s fixed bus route with on-demand shuttles. (Dallas Morning News)

More fierce females: This aesthetically pleasing blog highlights women role models from Dallas. (Voyage Dallas) And, Dallas has a new female-focused theater company. (Culture Map)

About 480: That’s the number of e-scooter accidents Dallas’ Baylor Scott & White hospital downtown has seen since the fleets arrived. (WFAA) Still, the majority of Texans die in cars. (TXDOT)

 

That is a whole lotta guns …

Photo by Dany Fulgencio

HARD NEWS: IT’LL BE QUICK
Dallas-area man pled guilty to stealing 650 guns: Also a pallet of boots, numerous power tools and a dozen cases of soda. He and possibly four others took the loot from a UPS trailer bound for Springfield, Mo., Bass Pro Shops. (Dallas Morning News)

Kimball High students in fatal crash: A 15-year old is dead and four other teens are hospitalized after a southern Dallas crash Wednesday morning. (NBC DFW)

Indecision: Dallas residents could not definitively choose a successor to city council member Dwaine Caraway who resigned in August after pleading guilty to federal corruption charges. Prep for runoff. (DallasMorning News)

DINING: BE THAT FOODIE KNOW-IT-ALL
Homewood will open this winter: Chef Matt McCallister dishes about his gestating neighborhood restaurant. (Dallas Observer)

The Good Food Awards: The annual contest hosted by the San Fran-based Good Food Foundation — it supports indie growers, ranchers, makers and merchants — picked three Dallas companies for high recognition, plus a bunch of finalists. (Culture Map)

Old East Dallasites have been waiting: It’s about time to taste DFW’s newest destination for Laotian cuisine, Khao Noodle Shop. (Eater Dallas)

EVENTS: OR, HOW TO AVOID LAME DATES
THURSDAY
— Got Wood, an exhibit at Kettle Arts, is a combined effort among five artists who see inspiration in the heart of nature beyond the canvas. (Details)
— Theatre Three takes a dark turn with Jen Silverman’s “fearless and whimsical” work, “The Moors.” (Details)

FRIDAY
— Kyle, the hip-hop artist best known for his single, “iSpy” has collaborated with artists such as Kehlani, Lil Yachty, G-Eazy, Chance the Rapper, Miguel, MadeinTYO, Yuna and Ty Dolla Sign. Catch him at House of Blues. (Details)
— DJ from Tennessee — yes, really — G Jones does Canton Hall. (Details)

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