Frequenters of White Rock Lake have noticed mysterious blue x’s marking many trees around the park. The city’s park department assures Dallas Morning News reporter Roy Appleton that they are not marked for destruction. Some speculate they are temporary marked for birdwatching. Former Advocate photographer Robert Bunch is quoted in the story, noting that one of the marked trees is home to a horned owl nest.

A speaker who appeared at the Richardson ISD high school, Richardson High, earlier this week caused a bit of a kerfuffle when he made what some students and parents deemed misogynistic comments. Justin Lookadoo’s speech to the teens has sparked not only in-person and social media criticism but also widespread attention from the likes of Gawker and The Atlantic.

Take precautions to avoid getting behind the wheel after drinking. Not only could you ruin your or another person’s life when you crash, but you also are more likely to be arrested over the next few weeks if you live in Dallas, according to this recent article.