And while we're on the subject of local winners -- and, look, you're all winners, far as I am concerned -- Friend of Unfair Park Lorlee Bartos has done won herself a spot in the National Park Service's forthcoming National Historic Landmarks calendar, which will be available in December.
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The winners were selected last month, and Bartos is one of six honorable mentions in a contest sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Interior, and she makes the calendar with this photo taken in the Texas Centennial Buildings at Fair Park, a National Historic Landmark. So, mazel tov. "Though," Bartos notes, "I don't think I get a million bucks or anything." Course not. That's reserved for cookie recipes and them Halo 3 players coming to Dallas in December. --Robert Wilonsky