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The High Five: Author Timothy Egan To Speak At Tonight’s Arts & Letters Live

by Eric Aasen 29 Apr 2014 8:09 AM

Five stories that have North Texas talking: the Spurs beat the Mavs; Toyota is moving to Plano; what did Dallas look like in 1939?; and more:


Five stories that have North Texas talking: the Spurs beat the Mavs; Toyota is moving to Plano; what did Dallas look like in 1939?; and more:

  • Arts & Letters Live continues Tuesday with author Timothy Egan, who will talk about his book The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl. The Dallas Museum of Art explains: “Egan will discuss issues from his book, which are also seen in the work of Texas artist Alexandre Hogue in the museum’s current exhibition Alexandre Hogue: The Erosion Series.”  The event is at 7:30 p.m. Buy tickets here.

  • The San Antonio Spurs beat the Dallas Mavericks 93-89 Monday night during Game 4 of their playoff series. The Mavericks and Spurs wore black socks at American Airlines Center to protest the racist remarks reportedly made by Donald Sterling, the Los Angeles Clippers owner. ESPN Dallas reports: “Mavericks owner Mark Cuban believes the NBA would be a better league without Donald Sterling in it, but Cuban called the potential scenario of forcing the Los Angeles Clippers owner to sell the team in wake of the racist comments attributed to him “a slippery slope.”” The Dallas Morning News reports that Dirk Nowitzki, the Mavs star, said on Sunday:  “I’m not sure if a guy like that is allowed to own a team in 2014.” But he said the league needs to do determine if the remarks were made. But he called the incident “disappointing.” The Fort Worth Star-Telegram has this game recap. Game 5 is Wednesday night in San Antonio.
  • Toyota is moving its U.S. headquarters from California to Plano. Toyota said Monday that the new headquarters will bring together employees who are now scattered around the country. It will break ground this year. The move consolidates three separate headquarters in California, Kentucky and New York. Small groups will start working in Plano this summer, but the majority of employees won’t move until headquarters are finished in late 2016 or early 2017. Texas has offered Toyota $40 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund, Gov. Rick Perry’s office announced. Read more from KERA News.
  • Confused about the Dallas home-rule school proposal? On “Think” at noon on Tuesday, KERA’s Krys Boyd will talk about the pros and cons of home-rule with Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and school board member Bernadette Nutall. Home-rule may be the most controversial education effort since state lawmakers approved charter schools 19 years ago. If supporters collect 25,000 signatures in the next few weeks, a commission would be chosen to write new rules dictating how the district would operate. That home-rule charter would then appear on November’s ballot. On Monday, KERA’s Bill Zeeble explored what supporters think. On Tuesday, he’s talking with opponents. “Think” airs from noon-2 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM or online.