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


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)

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

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)

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)

— 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)

— 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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