If you’ve been racking your brain for a cheap but neat way to participate in the Texas Ses-quicentennial, the Friends of Fair Park are looking for you. For only $37 you can buy a personalized brick that will become a part of The Texas Promenade walkway at Fair Park-your name (22 letters and spaces only, please) appears face up, of course, for all posterity to see.

If you reserve your brick now, you’ll likely see it next year on the walkway between the Music Hall and The Science Place. Proceeds from sale of the bricks will go toward special programs and renovation of the park. Call 426-3400 for information on how to order your brick.

A historically controversial issue was laid to rest at the July 24 city council meeting when Councilman Craig Holcomb requested that $100,000 worth of 1975 bond money earmarked for improvements on Gaston be redirected to pay for the construction of a median down Munger in East Dallas. The item received little media attention, but it made a lot of East Dallas residents very happy.

The widening of Munger from four lanes to six lanes was an unpopular and hot topic back in the Seventies, but neighborhood groups pulled together to get the proposed street widening taken off city planning maps. Those groups have come together again and agreed to raise an additional $50,000 to landscape the median and make it into a pleasant street to stroll along, as nearby Swiss Avenue is now.

All right folks, it may be September on your calendar, but the editorial staff at D is fast approaching another deadline on the popular Best and Worst issue published each January.

As usual, we’ve been collecting information on the good, the bad and the ugly around Dallas on topics ranging from food to politics since the last Best and Worst. (There are a few of you out there who passionately insist we still don’t know where to find the Best Margarita. ..)

This year, we thought we’d give our readers a shot at naming a few Bests and Worsts of their own. All you have to do is submit in writing what event, what person, what place, what food or whatever in your estimation deserves to be named the year’s Best of the Best and Worst of the Worst.

We’ll decide which entries deserve to be printed and, if they’re yours, we’ll print your name and picture with them. The only catch is that you must verify the items or at least give us a way to verify them ourselves. Remember, the idea must be in writing. Believe us, our receptionists won’t accept phone calls for Best and Worst ideas. The entries need to be addressed to Best and Worst editor, 3988 North Central Expressway, Suite 1200, Dallas 75204. The envelopes should be postmarked no later than October 15.

We keep hearing about a growing list of Republicans ready to go a few rounds with Attorney General Jim Mattox. GOP gubernatorial hopefuls Kent Hance and U.S. Rep. Tom Loeffler are both looking at the attorney general’s race now that Bill Clements is running for governor.

Others think Kay Hutchison would be an ideal candidate against tough-guy Mattox. Hutchison supporters say she’s got the edge because she’s “Mrs. Clean,” but smart money bets she’ll pass up a shot at Mattox’s seat and go for Ike Harris’ State Senate seat, which should be open soon.


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