Mark Zuckerberg Helps Build a Garden in Oak Cliff and, Oh, BTW, Testifies in Federal Court. In yesterday’s Leading Off, Tim linked DMN story about Zuckerberg’s first visit to Texas and his PR-friendly MLK Day activities. What that story failed to mention, however, is that the Facebook founder would be spending his Tuesday on the stand in Dallas’ federal courthouse. Zuckerberg sat in court for five hours yesterday testifying in the $2 billion intellectual property case Oculus versus Zenimax, which Gizmodo calls “explosive.” In short, a Richardson-based virtual reality company claims the Facebook-owned Oculus stole trade secrets. I’m hoping we’ll at least see a Dallas skyline cameo in the Social Network sequel.
Little Elm Police Officer Dies in Standoff. Neighbors evacuated and nearby schools kept kids inside while police responded to an active shooter incident in a Little Elm home yesterday. Bullets flew during an hours-long standoff which resulted in the death of Detective Jerry Walker, the first North Texas officer to be fatally shot since the July 7 ambush. The suspect was later found dead in the home.
Crushing News on Trammell Crow Estate. Last week, Andy Beal put Tom Hicks’ former estate on the market, and this week we’re finding out that the billionaire banker is demolishing the home on his other 2016 acquisition, the $55 million Trammell Crow estate in Highland Park. How did CandysDirt.com break the story? A post appeared for a pre-demolition sale on the Highland Park Garage Sale Facebook page. Up for grabs: everything from Sub Zeros to landscaping stones.Read More