Five stories that have North Texas talking: a couple from Nashville choose an unusual venue for their wedding, the outcome of the Denton fracking ban vote may not be the end of legal debate, the Dallas Zoo sells off naming rights for a newborn giraffe, and more.
The end of the Wright Amendment didn’t just signal the beginning of non-stop flights to and from Love Field – it was also perhaps a first for the wedding industry.
A couple from Nashville had their wedding on Southwest Airlines’ first non-stop flight from Nashville to Dallas. WFAA reports Dottie Coven and Keith Stewart decided to wed on the airliner because the two travel frequently for work. Southwest agreed to host the wedding and chose the Nashville to Dallas flight for the nuptials.
The couple’s families were in attendance for the sky-high wedding; Coven and Stewart traded in more than a million Rapid Rewards points for tickets for their 30 friends and family members.
- Denton’s proposed fracking ban could face legal tests if voters approve the measure in tomorrow’s election. The Star-Telegram reports several state leaders have considered the ban illegal, including Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson and Tom Phillips from the Texas Oil and Gas Association. “It may be just the beginning for us,” Denton Mayor Chris Watts predicted. “The vote is not the end of the story. It may just be the beginning. It may be decided at the courthouse or at the statehouse.” If the ban is approved, it won’t take effect until Dec. 2.
- The Dallas Zoo’s newest addition already has a lucrative naming rights deal. The Dallas Business Journal reports the zoo auctioned the naming rights to the baby giraffe born last week for $50,000. The Zoo said the proceeds will benefit conservation efforts. No word yet on the identity of the buyer, but the Zoo says it’s not a corporation.
— Dallas Zoo (@DallasZoo) November 2, 2014
- Dallas nurse and Ebola survivor Nina Pham was reunited with her dog, Bentley over the weekend. Bentley had been in quarantine for 21 days after Pham contracted the Ebola virus. During his quarantine, Bentley was tested multiple times for the virus, and all tests came back negative. Watch the reunion below:
- The fourth season of the local storytelling series Oral Fixation continues tonight at the Wyly Theatre. The theme for tonight’s show is “Train Wreck.” Expect stories such as a disastrous second honeymoon, a come-to-Jesus moment after a drunk driving accident, and more. The show promises “to stir up a gamut of emotions.” Purchase tickets here.