Dallas police search for missing 74-year-old man...
Dallas police are asking for the public’s help in
locating a man with Alzheimer’s disease. Freddie Lee Scott, 74, was
last seen about noon Monday in the 7000 block of Pickrell Drive, south
of Interstate 30 in Buckner Terrace, police said. He is black, 6 feet
tall and about 170 pounds, with gray hair, brown eyes and a full
beard. Mr. Scott wears prescription glasses and was wearing a red
sweatshirt, blue warm-up pants with red stripes down the legs and
brown tennis shoes when he went missing. He usually carries a cane and
wears several watches on the same arm, police said...
If they build it in southern Dallas, make sure you come...
Almost every elected official in Dallas County has come
out publicly supporting economic development in southern Dallas. But
it will take much more than hollow campaign promises if the area is to
ever realize its true potential. Southern Dallas is the most scenic
part of the city, and with all due respect to Cedar Hill, Oak Cliff is
where the Hill Country truly begins. And, according to the J. McDonald
Williams Institute, crime in the area is not that much different from
that of other parts of Dallas....
Report More than 100 Car Accidents On Wet Roads...
Police said no one was killed or seriously injured in
the more than 100 car accidents Sunday on roads left wet by the
weekend rain in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. An empty postal truck slid
off Interstate 30 at Ferguson Road in Dallas early Sunday morning. The
big 18-wheeler went through a guardrail and wound up in a creek bed
next to the highway. The driver was taken to the hospital....
Rockwall council approves plan for 500-acre park...
Five hundred acres along the Lake Ray Hubbard shore in
north Rockwall could one day offer the opportunity to traverse six
miles of trails, frolic with pets, play disc golf, kayak and possibly
even camp. Rockwall council passed a plan this week for a massive park
that would include this area at Dalton Road in Rockwall. Facilities
for all those activities and more are included in a concept plan
approved by the City Council this week for a massive park that...
Draft report plots possible route for planned Interstate 69...
The new Interstate 69 should be built in Texas mostly
along existing highways – including U.S. 59, U.S. 77 and U.S. 281 –
according to a draft environmental report released Tuesday. The
federal environmental report recommends that the new interstate enter
Texas from the east at Shreveport, La., travel south near Houston and
head west to near Laredo. At the eastern part of the state, it would
also connect north to Interstate 30 near Texarkana...
Police Investigate Freeway Shooting...
Police are investigating after a man was left wounded
in a shooting on Interstate 30 early Friday morning. Dallas police
responded to 1st Ave. and Hickory at approximately 1:25 a.m. to find a
man suffering from a serious gunshot wound to the leg. The victim and
his girlfriend were reportedly driving west on I-30...
Bridge demolition to slow I-30...
Interstate 30 and other Arlington roads will likely be
a huge mess this weekend. Motorists are urged to stay away. Weather
permitting, the southern half of the Collins Street bridge over I-30
will be demolished. The other half of the bridge will be taken down
during a weekend in early December....
Firefighters battle mulch fire near White Rock Creek..
Dallas firefighters on Saturday continued to douse
flare-ups left from a large mulch fire that started Friday night just
south of Interstate 30 near Lawnview Avenue. It's unclear how the fire
started, but by 10 p.m. Friday the pile – which is about 30 feet tall
and 300 feet wide – was engulfed in flames. It is southwest of the
corner of Lawnview and Samuell Boulevard, behind some warehouses and
near White Rock Creek...
Officials want toll road on the fast track...
Regional planners are desperately looking for ways to
get the Texas 161 toll road open before the 2011 Super Bowl. The
long-planned toll road, which would run parallel to Texas 360 in
Arlington, would provide relief on one of North Texas' most congested
north-south corridors. And on game days, the road in Grand Prairie and
Irving would be a major route to the new Dallas Cowboys stadium in
Arlington, particularly for people coming into Tarrant County from
Traffic to ease with opening of highway HOV projects...
Be patient, rush-hour commuters: Those unused carpool
lanes you see on highway medians throughout the Dallas area will soon
be useful for more than just collecting weeds, soda cans and busted
tire treads. New high-occupancy vehicle lanes will soon launch on
three of the area's busiest highways: U.S. Highway 75, Interstate 30
and Interstate 635. In addition, at least one stretch on I-30 has
Developer to build business park in East Dallas...
One of the country's biggest business park developers
has bought land on Dallas' east side for a new industrial project.
ProLogis said Tuesday that it has purchased 88 acres at the northeast
corner of South Buckner Boulevard and Eastpoint Drive in Dallas. The
developer plans to construct six warehouse and distribution buildings
with about 1.6 million square feet. ProLogis officials said they
acquired the land in part because of its proximity to one of Union
Pacific's railway yards....
Road to traffic relief ...
The question comes up often at debates about the
Trinity toll road: What about mass transit? Why not just build more
rail lines? In fact, Dallas Area Rapid Transit is doing precisely
that. By 2030, the agency plans to double its light-rail mileage and
ridership. Included in those plans are a new Green Line and its
offshoot Orange Line that will, in places, roughly parallel the route
of the Trinity toll road....
Texas Police Find Human Heads in Traffic Stop...
The Royse City police report made it sound like
officers got caught in a sick promotional stunt for Saw IV. And that's
part of the problem. "I just want to caution people from seeing humor
in this," said Lt. Jim Baker, a police spokesman, referring to a
traffic stop early Sunday. "These are the remains of people's loved
ones, and they deserve dignity. I'm trying to keep this from becoming
a Halloween story."...