Current Events in the Dallas Area

Dallas is one of the largest cities in the Southwestern United States. With over one million people, There is always something interesting happening in this bustling city. Below some of the largest stories are discussed and recapped.

1. Ezekiel Elliot, Dallas Cowboys Running Back

The former Ohio State Running Back has quickly made the transition from college to NFL. Handling what is typically a tough transition with aplomb, the Cowboys appeared to be doomed after losing Tony Romo for an extended period of time once again; however, Ezekiel Elliot has kept hope for America’s team, rushing for 134 yards and two touchdowns in the first two games against division rivals the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants. Ezekiel Elliot has had his growing pains as well, struggling to hold on to the football with two fumbles. With an upcoming game against the hapless, downward spiral that are the Chicago Bears, Ezekiel Elliot is due for another star performance. Those with Elliot on their fantasy rosters should be very happy with the performance so far and excited for what’s to come.

2. Texas Live, the new Rangers theme park

For months, the entire population has been sitting on pins and needles for the details of Texas Live. The massive project will include amenities such as a concert stage, massive TV screens, and a ribbon video board. This large theme park will also host over 250 events and various projects throughout the year. Named Arlington Backyard, the project is scheduled to be completed and ready opening day of the 2018 Major League Baseball season. Without a doubt, the entire city is looking forward to seeing what this venue will have to offer!

3. Mark Cuban’s Lemonade Stand a Massive Success

Mark Cuban, the outspoken but popular owner of the Dallas Mavericks, opened a group of lemonade stands all over the city. The change jars and delicious drink raised over $10 million for various charity organizations around the city. In a time of need, Mark Cuban stepped up when his city needed hope and delivered much needed aid to some of the Dallas area’s finest community servants.

Dinner and Baseball

We’ve all heard the term “starving artist” before, whether referring to a struggling musician, actor, or actual artist. What about those striving for a career in sports? A trip for lunch or dinner at Joe T. Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant may open your eyes to the financial plight of young athletes.

The restaurant in Fort Worth currently has three waiters on staff that are also players on independent baseball teams. Players in the minor leagues don’t earn nearly what the top guys in Major League Baseball make. So, in the off season when there is no practice and no games, these baseball players are busy taking orders and serving orders to keep up with their bills.

Owner Joe T. Lancarte says that all three work really hard and that he and his family do what they can to help them.

Wes Aslup has played for minor league affiliates of the Atlanta Braves and the Seattle Mariners. Injuries sidelined him for a bit, and then he spent some time with the Fort Worth Cats. He has moved on to another minor league team now located in Pennsylvania.

Brandon Tierney has played on the Frotneir Greays for the last three years. Originally from Fort Worth, he will be playing for the Kansas City T-Bones this year.

Roman Gomez has both pitched and played infield for Fort Worth and Brownsville, bt he is getting set to head to play in California this season.

All three dream of making it in the big leagues, and continue to work hard to make ends meet. So next time you stop in Joe T. Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant, you may just be getting your dinner from a future MLB star.