Giant Tango Frogs, Weather Records, Plastic Bags and More From Curious Texas This Week

Happy Friday, Curious Texans! We answered five of your questions this week. Here's what we found: 1. Why are there giant frogs on top of a Lower Greenville Taco Cabana? The three frogs were originally a set of six dubbed the Six Frogs Over Greenville. The band of frogs were created in 1983 by Austin-based artist Bob "Daddy-O" Wade for the long-closed Tango nightclub on Lower Greenville. 2. Why are official weather records taken at DFW Airport? On the southeast side of the airport, off of runway 17C, the National Weather Service has its official climate site, where the weather service is able to observe temperatures, dew points, wind speeds and direction, and measure precipitation. 3. Why aren't plastic grocery bags banned from Dallas-area stores? Paper grocery bags are more eco-friendly because they can be recycled. Dallas recycling spokespeople advise against recycling plastic bags at all. But there's a reason why plastic grocery bags haven't left several parts of Texas. 4. How will daylight saving affect your night out at the bar this Saturday? North Texans staying in will lose an hour of sleep Sunday as clocks "spring forward" for daylight saving time. But will those going out this weekend lose anything?5.What's the proper way to fly an American flag at half-staff? The protocols for flying the U.S flag date back to March 1954 when President Dwight Eisenhower issued a proclamation with the proper times to fly a flag at half-staff.Tell us: What do you wonder about the culture, people and institutions of North Texas -- and the rest of our great state? Help us investigate stories that matter to you.  Continue reading...

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