Our Asian correspondent writes about the celebration of the Chinese New Year on January 29th.
A Dallas celebration will take place on Sunday, January 29th from 12 pm to 5 pm on Flora Street, downtown Dallas, next to the Trammel Crow Asian Museum. The Dragon Parade and Lion Dance are scheduled at 4:00 pm on Flora Street.
The Israeli intelligence agency Mossad is not pleased with Steven Spielberg’s rendition of the "vengeful aftermath of the murder of 11 Israeli athletes by Palestinian gunmen at the 1972 Olympic Games" in his new film Munich, according to the British newspaper, The Guardian.
The Spielberg movie opens in Great Britain this Friday. Our own movie reviewer Larry Hart reviewed Munich for our readers. Click here to see his review.
To read the full Guardian story which is entitled "Munich: Mossad breaks cover", click here.
The City of Irving is about to unload a ton of taxes on Cowboy fans and the team itself. The City of Irving says they will not be doing anything that the City of Arlington will not be doing when the Dallas Cowboys move to Arlington in three years. The City of Irving says that the "Brimer Bill" gives them the authority to levy all these taxes. Norm says the City of Irving is talking garbage and should be ashamed.
At first blush, the Web game at Where's George? might seem a little childish. Players mark their bills with "WHERESGEORGE.COM," then visitors to the site enter the serial number of the bill they've found and where it got it. The idea, originally, was just to have fun tracking Georges around the country.
But then researchers at the Max Planck Institute got to thinking: Wouldn't the movement of bills mirror that of humans?
Carl Pelligrini, our resident economist, brings the following information to the attention of our readers on the pressure higher interest rates is placing on homeowners trying to keep current on their mortgages.
The Dallas City Council approved on Wednesday zoning for Cypress Waters, a multifamily and retail development being put together at North Lake by The Billingsley Co. The development is designed to include up to 4,700 living units.
The rezoning action - the first step towards the construction of the Billingsley project - was strongly opposed by municipal leaders of Irving and Coppell, who say it would put the equivalent of the population of Addison in a crowded area and drain those two cities' resources.
The Coppell Independent School District is even threatening to condemn the land using eminent domain to stop the project.
It's a long road between rezoning approval and dirt being moved, with both Dallas city council approvals and legal challenges from Irving and Coppell ahead.
Wednesday's raucous hour of debate on the issue promises to be just the start.