Editor’s Note: A lot has happened this week, so here is your chance to get caught up. Read on for the most popular headlines of the week.
1. A University of Dallas-Fort Worth is rated as one of America’s best colleges for value. For one thing, the University of Texas at Dallas offers one of the best values among Lone Star State public colleges. In a ranking published on April 20, Princeton Review declares UT Dallas the 40th best value among public colleges in the United States. It was the only University of Dallas-Fort Worth to make the list of the 50 best public or private schools.
2. Popular road routes through Dallas-Fort Worth are considered some of the most dangerous in the United States. Travelers on Interstate 45 from North Texas to Galveston face one of the nation’s deadliest roads, a new study finds. For its investigation, fleet tracking company Teletrac Navman looked at data from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) from 2016 to 2019. The report found an impressive number of fatalities and incidents.
3. Broadway at the Bass raises the curtain with the jubilant 2021-22 season. Shortly after Dallas Summer Musicals announced their big comeback to the indoor stage in August (yes, like in three months), Performing Arts Fort Worth revealed its own 2021-22 Broadway in the Bass season. The six-show series features many titles that were previously scheduled before COVID-19, as well as a newly added hit show straight from Broadway.
4. The long-lost Fort Worth restaurant to the north is given another chance to become a craft café. Fort Worth’s north side will finally be caffeinated later this year when a craft café takes over a space once occupied by a beloved restaurant. Casa Azul Café will open in early fall in the former Sammy Restaurant at 300 W. Central Ave.
5. The sleek modern Fort Worth cafe is back – with a new menu and a celebrity chef. One of Fort Worth’s most elegant culinary treasures returns with a celebrity ka-pow: Café Modern, the acclaimed restaurant at the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth, will reopen on May 18 under new management, with a new menu and a famous new chef.