Dallas’ Pavestone Is Sold to Atlanta Company

Thirty-two years after its founding, Dallas-based Pavestone Co. LLC has quietly been sold by businessman Robert Schlegel to the Quikrete companies, a big, family-owned  manufacturer of packaged concrete out of Atlanta. Under the deal, which closed last month for an undisclosed sum, Quikrete gets Pavestone’s 22 U.S. manufacturing plants and about 1,100 employees. The corporate […]

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DMA’s New Director Straight Out of Central Casting

Peter may have a complete report on FrontRow about Tuesday’s media luncheon with Maxwell Anderson, the new director of the Dallas Museum of Art. But at first blush Anderson’s a big-time arts guy straight out of central casting: polished, corporate, carefully spoken. Tailor-made for Dallas, in other words. Asked about lessons he’d learned after sometimes […]

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Dallas is the 33rd Fittest Large City in U.S.

According to this fitness site floating around Facebook, Dallas ranks 33 out of the 58 cities with more than 300,000 people. That’s behind Minneapolis (1), Pittsburgh (4), Seattle (5), Washington, D.C. (7), Austin (9), New Orleans (25), Oakland (28), and San Antonio (32). Behind San Antonio? At least we’re ahead of Tulsa (36), New York […]

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Log Cabin Republicans Return to Dallas

Last night marked the first meeting of the new Dallas chapter of the Log Cabin Republicans. The Dallas Voice has the story of how the National Log Cabin Republicans de-chartered the group and ousted the former chapter president for engaging “in a consistent pattern of behavior that detracts from the mission of our organization.” That […]

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Texas Monthly Editor Jake Silverstein Defends “Metroplex”

I’ve gotten into what a friend of mine calls a “dork fight” on Twitter with Jake Silverstein, the editor of Indianapolis-based Texas Monthly. (By employing the latter appellation, I have satisfied a reader’s request (scroll down).) I noticed that Silverstein used the word “Metroplex” in his most recent editor’s note. After the jump, you can […]

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