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Oak Cliff principal's rap video goes viral on Instagram

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — The last thing you would expect to hear on the first day of school is a rap video, but a rap from the principal is exactly what students at John F. Peeler Elementary got. A video that was produced exclusively for a Dallas ISD school in Oak Cliff is making its rounds on social media. It shows poetic justice, rhyming the talents of students at Peeler Elementary School. "The main focus being the students, something that would create excitement to this new school year," John F Peeler Elementary Principal, Tito Salas said.The principal of John F. Peeler Elementary said this...
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Cowboys’ plan for rookie is showing why coaches didn’t want him to begin with

The Dallas Cowboys have several intriguing battles for position superiority in training camp. Second-year cornerback Kelvin Joseph will make another attempt to unseat veteran Anthony Brown, free agent addition Dante Fowler and Dorance Armstrong will go at it for who starts opposite DeMarcus Lawrence, while Quinton Bohanna and John Ridgeway will get it on for who will backup Neville Gallimore at defensive tackle.

Our Favorite Cedar Creek Lake Getaway

Renting a home or a lake house on Cedar Creek Lake is a great way to spend a weekend away, together with family without a super far drive. At only 1-1.5 hours from the Dallas/Plano area, it’s an easy drive for a long weekend. You can take a few routes, via US-75, I-635 or US-80 to the I-175. The drive was a piece of cake.

These yummy foods are the Big Tex Choice Awards finalists for the upcoming State Fair of Texas

Last year's Big Tex Choice Awards presentationKristina Rowe. If there's anything that signals to avid fairgoers that Big Tex will soon make his annual return to his perch at Fair Park in Dallas, it's the announcement of the annual Big Tex Choice Awards competition finalists. With just 50 days remaining until opening day, State Fair of Texas officials gathered early this morning to share which concessionaires and which fantastic foods will be in the spotlight from Sept. 30 to Oct. 23.

2022 Big Tex Choice Awards Finalists Announced

DALLAS – August 10, 2022 – The final countdown to three of the most coveted food titles in all of Texas begins. The State Fair of Texas is proud to present the 18th Annual Big Tex® Choice Awards finalists. On Sunday, August 28, three winners will be crowned in the categories of: “Best Taste – Savory,” “Best Taste – Sweet,” and “Most Creative.” The competition began in early July with an impressive 51 entries represented by 36 concessionaires. Of those entries, 36 were selected as semi-finalists. Each entry was evaluated on four Fair-food elements: uniqueness, creativity, presentation, and taste.

Denton retailers see strong turnout on tax-free weekend despite inflation

Retailers at Denton’s Golden Triangle Mall say they saw record sales for tax-free weekend despite inflation putting pressure on consumers’ wallets. Texas’ annual tax-free weekend, which ran Aug. 5-7, allowed shoppers to purchase clothing, shoes, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 without paying sales tax. Mall traffic was up significantly over the weekend, with more stores reporting better sales numbers than last year and 2019.

These Local Wallpaper Companies Want to Add Color to Your Home

This spring, two Dallas creatives and long-time friends launched Wallborn Collective, a line of wallpaper, fabric, and throw pillows in bold colors and graphic patterns. Marcie Miller and Paula Arroyo met in 2002 while working in corporate retail, but it would take many years for the pair to discover their mutual passion for home furnishings, wallpaper, and color that inspired the partnership. Every aspect of the venture is collaborative, from the name itself (an amalgamation of their hometowns of Walla Walla, Washington, and Dearborn Heights, Michigan) to the creative process: Arroyo, who has a background in textiles, creates the eclectic prints, while Miller, a product developer, makes the designs a reality. Their debut collection, which is available to purchase through their website, features nature-driven patterns in complementary schemes printed on high-quality, consciously crafted paper and textiles. “When you see [the design] all come together, it really comes to life,” Miller says. “I think that’s what sets us apart.”—Emma McRae.
Dallas Observer

Best Spots to Eat Vegan in Dallas

The vegan culinary scene in Dallas is rapidly growing. With more people giving up their favorite dairy, egg and meat products in favor of a plant-based lifestyle, the culinary world has been dropped onto a moving treadmill and forced to adapt. Vegan alternatives have now been absorbed heartily into dishes ranging from your standard American burger to the universally cherished Mexican taco.
Dallas Observer

Fat Ni BBQ: Grilled Skewers of Goodness

Fat Ni, named after founder Guigiao Chen's nickname, started off as a food truck in New York City before eventually becoming two physical restaurants in NYC and then expanding to three Texas locations, two in North Texas and one in Houston. The menu offers a variety of Chinese street food...