It was a colorful week in Dallas with a rock star in town and a bunch of crazy people invading Grassy Knoll. There’s a clinic this weekend for Dallas tenants, and a new medical center is coming to Oak Cliff.
Here’s what happened in Dallas this week:
While waiting for JFK Jr
Dallas made national news this week, thanks to a bunch of crazies invading Dealey Plaza in search of JFK Jr.
It sounds like a joke but it is not. A few hundred people showed up in Dallas on November 1-2, inspired by a QAnon theory that John F. Kennedy Jr., who died in a plane crash in 1999, was scheduled to make an announcement through the Grassy Knoll.
Monday night they were Point near the AT&T district, then on Tuesday they gathered along the Grassy Knoll, waving Trump flags and campaign posters saying “Trump-Kennedy 2021” (although some said “Trump-Kennedy 2020”, this which was confusing).
An email that circulated claimed that:
“JFK Sr, Jackie and JFK Jr will be reintroduced to the world. JFK Sr will travel for seven days, the [sic] week, ‘week to remember’, and then will pass. JFK Sr will be brought back and shown to the world on 2/11 in Dallas where he was shot at the grassy Christmas [sic] at Deiley [sic] Square. JFK Sr will transfer power to Donald Trump and JFK Jr will be Trump’s vice president. “
mick jagger watch
The Rolling Stones performed at the Cotton Bowl on November 2, but frontman Mick Jagger was in town the day before, seeing the sights and tweeting his stops, which he frequently does before shows. His itinerary included Fair Park with the obligatory selfie in front of the place and a visit to the African-American museum.
Sadly, many middle-aged Cotton Bowl show attendees encountered a traffic jam, worse than the usual Cotton Bowl event (which means something).
According to one participant, “They pre-sold the parking lot to all the different lots and then opened an entrance on Fitzhugh that everyone had to walk through, regardless of which lot you paid for. For Starplex shows, there is has 2 or 3 open entrances on Fitzhugh. ” Another said: “Worst traffic I have experienced there and have been to Texas / OU a lot and during fair days. Felt woefully understaffed compared to the average Starplex lounge, but with 3 times as many people. “
New medical clinic
A new Marsalis emergency care clinic is arriving in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Glendale, considered a medically underserved area, with services for the elderly and those with chronic health conditions.
Dr DG Edwards leased the space at Glendale Mall in June 2020. Edwards worked in the Oak Cliff area until his practice closed in 2001, when he moved to Lancaster to work in medical d ’emergency. He returned after seeing a need for resources in the medically underserved area.
To help secure funding for the project, the city put Edwards in touch with the Advance Community Fund, an emerging community development finance institution (CDFI), which assists with economic development in low to moderate income areas. The Advance Community Fund is a recent venture of President and CEO Michael Yorba to develop affordable housing, medical clinics and grocery stores in South Dallas.
Construction is expected to begin immediately, and the grand opening is scheduled for early 2022.
The Dallas Office of Community Care is hosting an event to help residents who have been affected by COVID-19 and need help paying their bills to learn more about possible options offered by the city.
Rent assistance is available to Dallas residents whose income is 80% or less of the area’s median income (MAI). Eligible people can apply for emergency rental and utility assistance. Other organizations will be on hand to provide information on transportation, child care and eviction.
Residents must bring the following documents: proof of tenant identity, copy of current lease and landlord documents showing amount due and proof of income.
The event will take place on Saturday, November 6 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lake Highlands Recreation Center at 9940 White Rock Trail.
A rental aid request is also available online.
Need a vaccine?
there is a vaccine opportunity this Sunday, November 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Walmart Supercenter at 9301 Forest Ln. All doses of Pfizer and Moderna will be available.