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Leading Off (8/22/16)

The Star opens, a train derails, Kanye (sort of) comes to Frisco, and school is back. (Sorry, kids.)

Cowboys Officially Open The Star. Or, as I learned when reading about the grand opening ceremony yesterday, the Cowboys officially opened the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters and Ford Center at The Star in Frisco. I like to call it “The DCWHAFCATSIF.” A little snappier. I also learned — and I feel kind of dumb I didn’t know this — that Frisco’s mayor is named Maher Maso. Mayor Maher Maso. [extremely Jack Horner voice] That is a great name.

Kanye West Pop-Up Brings Hypebeasts to Frisco. The DCWHAFCATSIF wasn’t the only big deal up north this weekend. Mayor Maher Maso’s town also welcomed a bunch of young streetwear fans who bought expensive t-shirts and sweatshirts and jackets they will try to immediately flip for a profit online.

Train Derails Near Roanoke. First off, no one was injured. OK. But about 20 cars derailed and five ended up in Denton Creek yesterday evening. The Union Pacific train was carrying coal, and a cause is still being investigated, although it looks like the bridge failed. Bridges, man.

“Why Is Maxwell Drever Spending $240M to Save an Iconic Dallas Skyscraper?” And why is the California real estate investor so committed to giant bowties? Anyway, if he has his way, the empty former First National Bank tower will become a home to apartments, retail, a hotel, and [drums on thighs so long I black out from the pain] parking.

First Day of School For DISD. If you don’t like back-to-school photos, stay off Facebook. Actually, let me rephrase, if you don’t mind, and we’re good pals so of course you don’t mind: Stay off Facebook.

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