🌱 Mavericks Black History Month Contest + TX Driver Charged, DWI

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Happy Tuesday, people of Dallas! Let's get you all caught up on what's happening locally to start today off on an informed note.

First, today's weather:

Mostly sunny and warmer. High: 73 Low: 53.

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Here are the top 3 stories in Dallas today:

  1. 22-year-old Ashley Segura Silva was charged with DWI after stopping on the shoulder of I-30 near Loop 12 yesterday morning at 1:30 a.m. She drove up on the right shoulder behind two patrol vehicles, who were helping a motorist. When approached by the Dallas deputies, the driver said she thought something was wrong with her wheels. (CBS Dallas)

  2. The Dallas Mavericks are hosting a Black History Month art contest, and the grand prize is round trip tickets and a two-night hotel stay at the winner's choice of New Orleans, Memphis, Atlanta, or any other city rich in Black History. Dallas Fort-Worth students in grades 8-12 can apply from now until Feb. 21. Learn more about the contest, prizes, and how to apply. (CW33 NewsFix)

  3. A variety of gourmet food and drink events are happening in Dallas this week — some with free admission and giveaways. Events include a 70's-themed disco and cocktail party on Greenville Avenue, Avaline's Rose Wine tasting at Legacy Hall, and a Tuscany-inspired immersive dining experience with The Stoneleigh and Marchesi Antinori. (CultureMap Dallas)

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Today in Dallas:

  • FWISD Virtual Hiring Fair with Mexico City (All Day)

  • Town Council Meeting And Study Session At The Highland Park Town Offices In Dallas (8:00 AM)

From my notebook:

  • Yesterday, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights leaders who positively impacted Dallas with this inspiring blog post. (Facebook)

  • In honor of National Mentoring Month, The DEC Network reminded local residents that it is always looking for expert leaders to share their valuable insights. Apply to join the Network's official Mentorship Program at b.link/dec-mentor. (Instagram)

  • Dallas Zoo's Associate Curator Kevin G. and Zoologist Lyndsey J. are on the ground in South Africa once again as part of the massive effort to save the last 1 percent of African penguins. Check out their field update on the Penguin Nesting Project. (Facebook)

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Alrighty, you're all caught up for today! I'll see you soon.

Nicole Fallon-Peek

About me: Nicole Fallon-Peek is a journalist and copywriter with a degree in Media, Culture and Communication from New York University. She has served as a freelance reporter, managing editor, copy editor, and editorial director for a variety of B2B news outlets. She currently co-owns and operates content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.

This article originally appeared on the Dallas Patch

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