Trains Stop, Lights Go Out for a Big Fireworks Show at Reunion Tower

Oil magnate Ray Hunt appears modest and soft-spoken. But when he invites people to do things, people seem to listen. Take the little invitation-only bash he threw Friday night to mark the new GeO-Deck (okay, Zac calls it something else) at Reunion Tower in Dallas. More than 300 Hunt employees and friends gathered nearby—they were […]

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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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D Magazine’s Lame-Duck Editor To Debate the Merits of Dallas vs. Houston on Public Radio, Ctd.

I could be wrong, but I might have made an enemy today. His name is Scott Vogel, and he’s the editorial director of Houstonia Magazine. He was my sparring partner in the debate today about the supposed rivalry between Dallas and Houston. It aired on Houston’s public radio station, KUHF. I did the segment from […]

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Leading Off (5/13/13)

Where Do Saturday’s Elections Leave Hispanic Dallas City Council Representation? The answer, in short, is not in a good way. In a newly drawn district that is 74 percent Hispanic, incumbent Scott Griggs defeated Hispanic incumbent Delia Jasso. In another new district drawn to give Pleasant Grove single representation at the horseshoe (the neighborhood was […]

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As Seismic Activity Mounts, Texas Ignores Connection to Drilling

Energy Wire: Nine months after a National Academy of Sciences panel said oil and gas regulators should take steps to prevent man-made earthquakes, officials in key states are ignoring quake potential as they rewrite their drilling rules. Two major drilling states, California and Texas, are overhauling their drilling rules without looking at the seismic risks […]

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