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Dallas to Houston in 90 Minutes May Soon Become a Reality

According to the Texas Tribune’s Aman Batheja, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx just confirmed that the federal government will team up with the Texas Department of Transportation and Texas Central High-Speed Railway to study a possible Dallas-Fort Worth to Houston rail line.

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The SAGA Pod 4.1: Jim Schutze on DISD, and ‘NY pinhead’ Mark Lamster on tearing out a downtown highway

This week, the SAGA Pod gets some new artwork (although when iTunes will switch it, who knows?), a new microphone (which I’m still getting used to; you can tell when I look away to check the Internet while talking), and the same ol’ stammering host you know and love. First, Jim Schutze talks about his […]

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Could a Company Have a More Awesome Mascot Than a Monkey With a Jetpack?

I’d never heard of Fort Worth-based WDS Logistics until yesterday afternoon, when I saw one of its trucks rolling through Carrollton. The truck caught my eye because of the company’s distinctive mascot, a monkey with a jetpack. (The truck also triggered a debate with my 5-year-old son, who was equally intrigued but insisted that we […]

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Prediction: With New Military Vehicle, Disaster Coming Soon to Dallas County Sheriff’s Dept

The U.S. military has spent wasted billions on equipment it has never used and does not need. For example, this prime $600,000 MRAPS (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicle, which the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department — with permission from the Commissioners Court — took possession of last week. The department says it will be helpful in serving warrants. […]

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Attention: Do Not Go Bare-Assed to the Dallas Pride Parade

The Dallas Pride parade is Sunday. As the Huffington Post notes, there is some controversy brewing as we head into this year’s celebration. I’ll let Daniel Cates, the North Texas coordinator for GetEQUAL TX, explain. Here’s what he wrote on his Facebook page: So the Dallas Tavern Guild has instituted NEW rules for parade participants […]

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My Day as a Helicopter Sniper

Long-suffering FrontBurnervians will remember that back in June I posted about WFAA’s report on Helicopter Sniper Adventures, a small operation in Denton County that takes people up in a helicopter so that they can fire weapons at targets on a gun range below. Some neighbors of the property where this takes place were upset. I […]

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Richard Patterson on Jim Schutze’s “Culture Mob”

Richard Patterson is a big-deal British painter who lives in Dallas. After reading my post yesterday about Jim Schutze’s anti-intellectual view of the Nasher, Richard sent me a few words on the topic. And by “few,” I mean 2,400. Bear in mind, he banged out this ditty in about two hours. It makes me angry […]

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