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How Plano Kicked Its Heroin Habit, How Dallas’ Thomas Jefferson High School Is Kicking Its Own

Santa Clarita, California, has in recent years been having trouble with heroin use among its young people. So the community’s newspaper, the Santa Clarita Valley Signal, turned to leaders in Plano to seek advice on how they beat their own well-documented teen heroin epidemic in the 1990s. Plano Police Chief Gregory A. Rushin says it’s a […]

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Frito Pie, Plano, the Super Bowl, and the ‘Rise of Mesoamerican Civilization’

While the organizers of last year’s North Texas Super Bowl are wondering why the football gods couldn’t have delivered us the weather we’re having this week in 2011 – instead of the Snow-and-Ice-Mageddon we got – reflects upon another Texas contribution to our country’s annual orgy on football and new television commercial campaigns: the Frito. […]

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Leading Off (1/31/12)

GM To Open $200 Million Plant in Arlington. The automaker is being a bit coy, but everyone assumes it will announce this morning that it is building a new stamping operation at its Arlington Truck Assembly Plant. In related news, I will announce tomorrow morning that I am opening next to D Magazine headquarters a […]

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