Dirk Nowitzki made the Dallas Mavericks the team they are today, sinking three-pointers and stealing hearts for two decades now. But the big German just turned 40! Now the Dallas Mavericks are again looking to Europe for new talent. They acquired 19-year-old Slovenian Luka Doncic during the NBA draft Thursday. Doncic started playing professional basketball in Spain at age 16 and “has won everything there is to win in European and international basketball,” coach Rick Carlisle says. (KTVT)


Because we love seeing plastic-bag tumbleweeds everywhere
The Texas Supreme Court struck down a Laredo ordinance that banned plastic bags in a ruling that likely will affect other municipalities. Dallas walked back its own short-lived 5-cent fee for plastic bag usage in 2015 after plastic-bag manufacturers sued the city. (Texas Tribune)
You thought your property-tax bill was high?
NorthPark Center paid nearly $18 million in property taxes last year, again making the list of the nation’s most valuable properties by taxes paid. (Dallas Morning News)

Summer bummer
The first of Dallas’ fancy new aquatic centers is under construction at Samuell-Grand Park. But that’s just the problem. It’s still under construction. (Lakewood Advocate)

The rent is too damn high
Rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Texas typically costs more than $1,000. You’d have to work more than 100 hours a week at minimum wage to afford it, or make more thank $19 an hour. (KERA)
Bulldozing history
Two more old buildings in Oak Cliff’s Bishop Arts District met the wrecking ball this week. (Oak Cliff Advocate)

A luxury house in a fab ‘hood? No, thanks
Why won’t this extra posh Preston Hollow house sell? (Preston Hollow Advocate)





Support Local Pollinators
If you’re a beginning gardener looking to give our bees and butterflies a boost, visit North Haven Gardens this Saturday, June 23rd  for a free class on the best plants for local pollinators—with everything you need to get started right at your fingertips. (RSVP Here)

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Over the Bridge Arts celebrates the summer solstice with 12 hours of arts and entertainment programming on the Continental Avenue bridge park. (Details)

Celebrate pride month with chocolate and tacos. CocoAndré Chocolatier teams up with El Padrino taquería to bring you “orgullo de Oak Cliff.”  (Details)

Learn all about ethical Mescal at Las Almas Rotas. (Details)


Taste of Dallas continues — Sunday hours are noon-8 p.m. (Details)

The Hall of State at Fair Park has the only copy of General Order No. 3, General Gordon Granger’s proclamation at Galveston Bay that all African American slaves in Texas were free. See it during the last day of the museum’s Juneteenth celebration. (Details)


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Dine in the Heart of the Gardens
If you haven’t heard about the café at North Haven Gardens yet, you’re missing out. Visitors rave about the addictive BLT, and the house-made soups, dressings and salads have a horde of devotees. Even if gardening isn’t your thing, plan to visit the galleryon your first—or next—visit. Check out their menu and location here.

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