Bethany Erickson

Bethany Erickson lives in a 1961 Fox and Jacobs home with her husband, a second-grader, and Conrad Bain the dog. If she won the lottery, she'd by an E. Faye Jones home.
She's taken home a few awards for her writing, including a Gold award for Best Series at the 2018 National Association of Real Estate Editors journalism awards, a 2018 Hugh Aynesworth Award for Editorial Opinion from the Dallas Press Club, and a 2019 award from NAREE for a piece linking Medicaid expansion with housing insecurity.
She is a member of the Online News Association, the Education Writers Association, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and the Society of Professional Journalists.
She doesn't like lima beans or the word moist.

Dallas Heritage Village Closes Blum House Due to Ongoing Decay

By Bethany Erickson / September 22, 2019 / 2 Comments

The Blum House has suffered ongoing deferred maintenance, Dallas Heritage Village says It will cost around $650,000 to repair and restore it, according to estimates Preservationists and history buffs awoke Saturday to alarming news — The Blum House, which sits at the Dallas Heritage Village in Old City Park — was being closed to the public indefinitely […]

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Marsalis Elementary One of 20 Schools to Get $50K Innovation Grant

By Bethany Erickson / September 21, 2019 / 0 Comments
Marsalis

On Friday, 20 Dallas ISD schools — including Marsalis Elementary — got extremely exciting news: They had been chosen for a $50,000 innovation grant that would allow them to start new programs and utilize new education models. We first told readers about the  Innovation Engine Grant Program last month, when the district announced it was accepting applications […]

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The One Where They Put the ‘Home’ in Homicide (or Something)

By Bethany Erickson / September 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

I’m not sure what it says when two different people send you two different stories about murder houses in a week, but hi, it’s Wednesday and we’re going to talk about homicide and houses. No, not houses where the photography is so bad, or the cleaning so derelict that it looks like a murder house, […]

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You Autumn Check Out These Five Ways To Make It Smell Like Fall

By Bethany Erickson / September 16, 2019 / 0 Comments
fall

We scoured Amazon for things that will make your home or office (or both) look and smell like fall, even if it doesn’t feel like it. Note: CandysDirt.com may collect a small commission or other compensation from the links on this page. Items are priced correctly and in stock at the time of publication. Yes, […]

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TREC on the Hunt For New Executive Director, Agency Says

By Bethany Erickson / September 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

The Texas Real Estate Commission is on the hunt for someone to fill the simultaneous roles of TREC executive director and Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board commissioner, state home sales are trending upward again (but it’s more of a mixed bag in North Texas), and we find out what demographic is more likely to […]

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Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina: Balconies Befitting Eva Perón

By Bethany Erickson / September 15, 2019 / 1 Comment
Eva Peron

Whether you’re only familiar with the Madonna-starred movie version, or you’ve actually caught the bonafide Broadway production, pretty much anyone is familiar with the iconic scene where Eva Perón, wife of Argentine President Juan Perón and First Lady of Argentina, takes to the balcony to belt out “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina.” It’s one of the more […]

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