How have students changed in the last 60 years?Full Story
A window almost 43 years into the past.Full Story
A bit of Hollywood glamour in Dallas, 60 years ago.Full Story
Question: Do you spend any time in the underground Dallas space? Is there anything to do like shop or dine? — Dave S.
Your cryptic query proves a bit of a mind-tickler, as I’m not at all certain to which of our city’s subterranean spots you refer. I could, of course, extoll upon the virtues of any and all of these places. However, some are more secretive than others, and thus it is difficult to judge how much I am at liberty to reveal without inconveniencing many of my most loyal acolytes.Full Story
Look back at this corner of downtown almost 40 years ago.Full Story
To use the term is to acknowledge that you don’t know where you live.Full Story
See this and one other picture from the day Dallas schools were integrated.Full Story
What movie were folks lining up for 60 years ago?Full Story
Question: Being a non-native of Dallas, I was wondering whether the “Trinity River” was ever an actual river? Or just a river basin (read that as a dried-up ditch)? — Pedro A.Full Story
Look back nearly 60 years.Full Story
Would you believe that I have, on a number of occasions, been mistaken for impoverished Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price? I attribute these errors mostly to the fact that none of you damned 21st-century folks read anymore, and so your short attention spans equate any similarly triple-christened gentleman with another.
There’s little else that should bind the two of us in the public’s imagination — besides our spectacularly-sized gonads, of course. No inadequately endowed fellow is capable of founding a great American city or dressing like this.
Question: Why does Dallas employ a city manager? What’s this with a “weak mayor”? — George L.Full Story
If you haven’t noticed, my post last week that asked readers how they would react to the idea of moving the State Fair of Texas out of Fair Park got a wee bit of attention. So much, in fact, that I now keep a bag packed and ready to go by my front door so I can flee the state when the angry mobs arrive in the middle of the night with pitchforks and torches ready to tar and feather me. One thing I’ve learned: admitting you’re a Yankee and then saying anything about Big Tex is the online equivalent of suicide by cop.
Regardless, the amount of feedback that post received does seem to warrant a revisit, at least to sort through the noise. So, what have we really learned?Full Story
Peek back to 1913.Full Story
Yesterday Mitchell Glieber, the president of the State Fair of Texas, released a startling statement. Responding to a proposal put forward by Boston-based planner Antonio Di Mambro that completely rethinks the layout and use of Fair Park, the State Fair said that adopting such a plan would “effectively end the 129-year tradition of the State Fair of Texas in Dallas.”
Sound the alarms! Raise the flags! The State Fair could leave Fair Park! How did we get here?Full Story
Look back 64 years.Full Story