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Leading Off (3/25/12)

Dallas Police Want To Clamp Down on Camping on Public Property: Remember Occupy Dallas? Well, it turns out the movement’s legacy may have more to do with the legality of how you camp on public property, than any global economic situation. The camping messiness was a pain for Dallas Police (what with the underage sexual […]

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Will the Arts District Finally Feature, Well, Artists?

Whenever I used to vent to former Arts District executive director Veletta Lill about all the things that frustrate me about the Arts District — its shortage of residences, its orientation towards the high end of the market, its one-dimensional character as a depot for imported art and performances — Lill would remind me that the […]

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Leading Off (2/18/13)

Is the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System Overinvested in Real Estate? There are so many questions raised by this lengthy report on how the pension fund that owns Museum Tower ended up managing the luxury proprieties it propped-up with large cash infusions after the real estate bubble burst. For example: What are the properties really […]

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Texas Legends Trying to Lure Allen Iverson

From ESPN’s Marc Stein: Iverson has likewise resisted the Legends’ overtures so far this season — as well as a similar offer last season — but sources say that the Legends are trying again now because they’ve moved back to the top of the list in the D-League’s waiver line, meaning they’d have an unobstructed […]

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Someone Has Been Trolling the Perot Museum Online, Calling it ‘Fairytale Propaganda’

Jesse Morrell is a Christian, a Christian who recently visited the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. He lives in Lindale, 90 minutes east of Dallas off I-20, where he’s the head of a group called Open Air Outreach, which is “dedicated to taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to where it truly belongs — […]

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Exclusive: We Speak With Dirk D. Dazzler, the Self-Described Spokesman For the ‘Change Klyde Warren Park to Barack Obama Park’ Movement

Earlier this week, it came to our attention that some folks were trying to change the name of Klyde Warren Park to “Barack Obama Park.” Their web presence was scant, but I found them. Here’s an interview with spokesman Dirk D. Dazzler. This is very, very real. Uncomfortably real.

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Florida Leads the U.S. in Concealed Firearm Permits, Texas Somehow Far Behind

Florida is slated to become the first state with one million concealed firearm permits, Bloomberg reported yesterday. State officials issued 993,200 active permits as of Nov. 30, and are expected to pass the one million mark next week. “Floridians have a great respect and appreciation for their Second Amendment rights,” said Adam Putnam, Florida’s commissioner of […]

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DeMarcus Cousins Punches O.J. Mayo in the Groin, Says He Didn’t Punch O.J. Mayo in the Groin

Spotted this last night: O.J. Mayo to ref re: DeMarcus Cousins: “Check the tape, he hit me in my nuts!” Double technicals. — Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) December 11, 2012 Some choice quotes from O.J. Mayo, via ESPN: “Man, I was so pissed,” Mayo said after his 19-point, seven-rebound performance in the rout. “It’s just, where […]

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Keeping Our New ‘All Cowboys, All the Time’ Policy in Mind, Here’s the Front Page of ESPN Right Now

For those counting, that’s three negative Cowboys stories, plus the news that Robert Griffin III’s injury could be so minor that he might play against the Browns on Sunday. Here are each of the individual links, especially this one about Jay Ratliff screaming at Jerry Jones.

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Pegasus Story Claims Closed Deep Ellum Club Is Responsible For Neighborhood’s Jazz Revival

 Venues like Tuckers’ Blues and The Free Man Cajun Cafe and Lounge have created a dynamic jazz scene in the neighborhood to re-create the jazz culture from the early 1900s. In this Pegasus News story – pulled from SMU’s Daily Campus newspaper – the author contends that jazz is returning to Deep Ellum, through the aforementioned two clubs. Other quibbles […]

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Paula Broadwell Wanted To Recruit Lance Armstrong For a Bike Ride With David Petraeus

Says right here in Time that Paula Broadwell tried to lure Plano native and zero-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong into a surprise bike ride with David Petraeus: Broadwell and CIA Director David Petraeus had fallen into an extramarital affair after years of close contact as biographer and subject. Born two days and 20 […]

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