Posts Tagged ‘dallas’

Fort Worth’s Transit Future

Will The T’s master plan and TEX Rail move us forward?
Eric Griffey
On an oven-hot Sunday in July, the No. 25 bus pulled up to its stop at the intersection of Hulen Street and Camp Bowie Boulevard. The five of us waiting there stirred. We had been huddled beneath what little shade was cast by t...


Eastward Bound: A Forth Worthian’s Travel Guide to Big D

Edward Brown
From Fort Worth’s downtown, Dallas is little more than a half hour away, traffic permitting. The divide seems insignificant, but Highway 360 is all-too-often like the North Texas Mason-Dixon line. Granted, each bustling (and ...


Dallas Does Tokers

That big city to our right might not be harshing so many mellows in the future. On December 8, the Dallas City Council’s Public Safety Committee, police officials, and City Council discussed the creation of a much-needed cite...


Remembering the Real J.R. Ewing

The North Texas man upon which the fictional character was reportedly based will be honored in a new book, Texas Patriarch.
Karen Gavis
Sitting at his office in Dallas, Douglas D. Box, wearing broken-in cowboy boots, faded jeans, and a blue, pearl-snap shirt, looked as comfortable as he probably does on a ranch. That’s likely because the 58-year-old father of...


Calling All Activists

Downwinders at Risk, a local nonprofit working to get communities involved in the fight for clean air and environmental rights, has just announced a three-day gathering designed to help Texas’ grassroots environmental advocat...

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Ground Zero 360 Showing For Free In Dallas

Jeff Prince
Calling it a stroke of luck would be crass, but it was, well, momentous that a film crew was in New York making a documentary about a firefighter on 9-11. They were filming on the streets when they heard a low-flying plane, loo...


Long Dallas Shadow

Maybe my mentality is just different from the average Fort Worthian’s. I’m not from a twin city, and until relocating here 12-plus years ago from Houston (via New York City via Philadelphia via Pittsburgh), I never lived in...

Earth Day

Up Next: That Senator with the Snowball

Apparently the CEO of British Petroleum and the captain of the Exxon Valdez oil tanker weren’t available. Too bad. Those two would have fit perfectly among the list of speakers at this year’s Earth Day Texas set for March 2...


Banking on the Poor

A Dallas nonprofit’s legal battles could change affordable housing programs nationwide.
Gayle Reaves
In the early 1980s, Dallas civil rights attorney Mike Daniel and his law partner Betsy Julian were fighting to desegregate public housing in East Texas. At The Dallas Morning News, two reporters read the horror stories about pu...


Hellooo, Dallas

It’s au revoir for Tarrant County Homeless Coalition director Cindy Crain, who took over as president and CEO of Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance on Feb. 1. After a three-month nationwide search by the alliance, board chair Bri...