Kids Are Annoying. What with their laughing, breathing, talking, and playing, kids can really be quite obnoxious. And if you’re planning on having a kid, such as Abbey and Peter Ure did, then you really shouldn’t buy a condo on the second floor because that annoying kid may just cause noise that your downstairs neighbor doesn’t like. I mean, really. (Please realize I’m being facetious. Mostly. Sometimes kids really can be annoying.)
Businesses in Tunnels May Be Asked To Move Up. A proposed plan asks that businesses currently located in the downtown tunnel system move up to street level in three to five years. I’m not a fan of the tunnel system. In the six months we’ve lived downtown, my husband has only been in the tunnels once. He doesn’t work downtown, and the system shuts down by the time downtown residents get home. They hide people away, and some say they’ve contributed to downtown’s lack of street-level retail. So I’m for this plan. And, if you don’t agree, watch this video.
Kanakuk Kamp Lawsuit Filed. As Merritt Patterson over on our sister blog, Park Cities People, mentioned on Friday, a lawsuit has been filed by the victims of former Kanakuk Kamp staffer Pete Newman. Newman is currently serving two consecutive life sentence plus 30 years. The suit says camp officials should have “had every reason” to known that Newman was a sexual predator.
Live Cockroaches Star in Billboard. I hate cockroaches. And I’m pretty sure Texas has some of the biggest cockroaches around. (I don’t know that for certain. I’m just guessing.) But when I heard about the cockroaches who were going to be in a billboard at Mockingbird Station, I was almost tempted to go check it out. Then I realized that would be an awful idea because I can barely stand the sight of one, let alone 5,000. If you did go see the billboard, good for you. And if you’re concerned about the safety of the cockroaches, don’t be. They got shade breaks.