We have to burn Dallas to the ground now. We are having the worst outbreak of chiggers in decades, according Texas A&M University. Chiggers drill tiny holes into your skin with their mouths and secrete an enzyme that liquifies your flesh. Then they suck up that mixture with an anatomical straw. (Dallas Morning News)


New tariffs could affect some auto workers in the ol’ USA
Threatened tariffs on imported vehicles and auto parts could affect thousands of workers in the Dallas area, automakers warn. GM employs 4,000 at its Arlington plant. The tariffs could lead to a smaller GM, the automaker told the Commerce Department. Meanwhile, Toyota is having to convince the government that its employees are not terrorists after the Commerce Department asked whether imported cars pose a national security threat. Toyota opened a North American headquarters in Plano last year, employing thousands. Even Republican Governor of Texas Greg Abbott is asking the President to reconsider tariffs on steel and aluminum.  (Dallas Morning News/Dallas Business Journal)

That’s the way baseball … doh!
Some fans have been waiting for this nearly seven years. Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington admitted that he should’ve played a “no-doubles” infield in the ninth inning of game six of the 2011 World Series. Like, duh, Wash. (SportsDay)

Is it a haunted ancient burial ground?
Why hasn’t this incredibly desirable piece of East Dallas real estate been developed? (Lakewood Advocate)

Oh, turds! 
White Rock Lake was going to be groooossssss, y’all. But then again, maybe not. Thanks to some quick work by the North Texas Municipal Water District, the 1 million gallons of raw sewage floating our way from Plano may be contained short of the Lake. They say. We hope. Better find somewhere else to hang out this weekend, though, just to be safe. (Dallas Morning News)

How does a booze peddler go bankrupt?
Here’s a shot of “what in the heck?”: An Austin-based company bought Sigel’s Beverages, a local liquor-store chain that opened its first store in 1905. A bankruptcy court approved the sale to Twin Liquors, which is also old — they started in downtown Austin in 1937. Sigel’s filed for bankruptcy protection in 2016 citing expensive leases and competition from newcomers such as Houston-based Spec’s. (Dallas Morning News)

But seriously, please don’t drink and drive
A suspected drunk driver killed someone in northeast Dallas Thursday night. (WFAA)





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City Councilman Philip Kingston and Local Hub Bicycle Co. invite you to take a tour of Dallas trails starting at 8:30 a.m. (Details)

People from different corners of Dallas share their stories in “Our Stories: Bridging Communities and Building Trust through Storytelling.” (Details)

The African Film Festival kicks off tonight and runs through July 3. The festival includes dozens of films from all over the continent. (Details)

The Bomb Factory celebrates Arlington-born rocker Vinnie Paul, who died last week. (Details)

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Let’s Talk Art

Two artist talks in one day: sculptural abstraction and plein air painting. Michael O’Keefe and Stella Ehrich discuss the evolution of what’s currently on display at North Haven Gardens in “Art Forms in Nature.” Join us in the Gallery Saturday, June 30, and enjoy Happy Hour Drinks from the Café! (RSVP Here)