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Applications for D Academy Are Due Monday

Last year, we started something really great at D. It’s called D Academy. It’s a leadership program for smart, passionate people who give a damn about Dallas. We meet once a month in various venues around the city. We bring in speakers who are pertinent to that day’s topic. And then we take all this […]

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Bachelor Sean Lowe Doesn’t Like Fame, But Loves Continuing to Sign Up For Reality Shows

Laura watches The Bachelor for this entire office, so my knowledge is limited in this field. Still, I know enough that this season’s bachelor was from Dallas, his name is Sean Lowe, and, according to US Weekly, he doesn’t like fame. “I’ve always said that I’m not looking for fame,” he told reporters in a […]

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Giant Chair Appears in The Colony

Got a Big Ol’ Chair. More details: – It’s at State Highway 121 and Plano Parkway – It’s for Nebraska Furniture Mart’s 560,000-square-foot retail showroom and 1.3 million-square-foot distribution center – Nebraska Furniture Mart will anchor Grandscape, a 3.9 million-square-foot monolith that will probably have the capability to detach from Earth and self-sustain, should the […]

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New Bill Would Limit Challenges to Harold Simmons’ West Texas Radioactive Waste Dump

A bill filed recently by San Angelo Rep. Drew Darby would limit challenges to the West Texas radioactive waste dump owned by Dallas billionaire (and evil genius) Harold Simmons. The bill, according to the Texas Observer, is “a grab-bag of measures that would put up roadblocks for groups or individuals challenging the company even as […]

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Last January, J.C. Penney’s Plano Employees Watched Five Million YouTube Videos

The most interesting nugget in this morning’s pillaging of J.C. Penney in the Wall Street Journal was this tidbit: During January 2012, the 4,800 employees in Plano had watched five million YouTube videos during work hours, said Michael Kramer, a former Apple executive brought in by Mr. Johnson as chief operating officer. Gawker broke down […]

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When Fact-checking Goes Wrong: An Intern’s Tale

One of the necessary evils of journalism is fact-checking. It’s dry, tedious, and, thus, inescapable for those of us lowest on the editorial totem pole (i.e., interns). I was never warned, though, that fact-checking could be fraught with peril. I arrived at the office today, café mocha in hand, resigned to the task of verifying […]

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FreedomWorks Planned to Show a Video of a Fake Panda Having Sex With a Fake Hillary Clinton at a 2012 Event in Dallas, But Someone Thought That Was a Bad Idea

In one of the most bizarre stories you’ll read, ever, FreedomWorks — the conservative group formerly chaired by Dick Armey — apparently created a video of a fake panda fellating a fake Hillary Clinton, and planned to show it at the July 26, 2012 FreePAC event, held at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Mother […]

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