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05/23/17 12:09pm

 

The Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Dallas) has announced three designs to receive its 2017 AIA Dallas Unbuilt Design Awards, the highest recognition of works that exemplify excellence in unbuilt projects by Dallas architects. An additional design earned a People’s Choice Award.

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05/09/17 2:56pm
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Chris and Nita Hudson with Anteks owner Jason Lenox

Jason Lenox is saving baby rhinos with every ceramic cactus, Hancock chair, and Pendleton blanket this Thursday at an anticipated occasion where our very own Candy Evans will emcee. Most know after 35 years of business, this interior designer can help us all achieve pastoral elegance or log home luxury, but now the refined rustic aesthetic is supporting the rhino conservation efforts at Fossil Rim.

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05/05/17 4:01pm

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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has named Terri Macaluso as the district manager of the Dallas/Fort Worth region and the new branch manager of the company’s Frisco office. David Scarbrough, previous manager of the Frisco office, will now serve as branch manager of the Mansfield Regional office.

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04/19/17 12:35pm
John Wiley Price's trial is held in Chief U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Lynn's courtroom inside the Earle Cabell Federal Building.

John Wiley Price’s trial is held in Chief U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Lynn’s courtroom inside the Earle Cabell Federal Building.

By Ashley Stanley
Special Contributor

As the courtroom began to fill up Tuesday morning with pastors, community activists, friends, foes, and citizen onlookers like myself, the media was scrambling with technology issues in the overflow room on the 13th floor. It appeared the connection to the monitors wasn’t working, and media folks like Jim Schutze, Shaun Rabb, Kevin Krause, and James Ragland were fortunate enough to grab seats on the back row before the live show began.

Court started just before 11 a.m. with Judge Lynn reading 22 pages of general and specific instructions to the jury, telling them their duty was to deliver a verdict solely based upon the evidence presented. Evidence is the sworn testimony of witnesses and exhibits provided.  She said, “A verdict should yield a decision beyond a reasonable doubt, but not all possible doubt.”

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04/12/17 9:59am
John Wiley Price's trial is held in Chief U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Lynn's courtroom inside the Earle Cabell Federal Building.

John Wiley Price’s trial is held in Chief U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Lynn’s courtroom inside the Earle Cabell Federal Building.

By Ashley Stanley
Special Contributor

FBI Special Agent Allen Wilson was on the witness stand as I arrived in court Tuesday morning, and it immediately became clear that the federal government is on trial in this case as much as Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price.

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04/10/17 10:30am
A freak hail storm a few years ago completely wrecked the tile roofs of the historic Swiss Avenue neighborhood. (Photo: Amy Curry)

A freak hail storm a few years ago completely wrecked the tile roofs of the historic Swiss Avenue neighborhood. (Photo: Amy Curry)

By Phil Crone
Special Contributor

Make no mistake, storm season in North Texas can be a scary experience, even for lifelong residents. Especially this time of year, we are no strangers to hearing the eerie wail of tornado sirens or posting photos of hail that confirm to the rest of the nation that everything is bigger in Texas.

For storm victims, the scariest thing next to the storm itself is cleaning up and getting their lives back on track. These fears are well founded. Smashed cars, personal belongings scattered about by Mother Nature, and leaky roofs from every subsequent rain create a feeling of vulnerability one can only imagine unless they’ve been through it themselves. Vulnerable people are the prey of the lowest of segments of our society and, in the contracting world, we call those storm chasers.

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03/28/17 2:05pm
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Intimidated at the prospect of becoming an art collector? Robyn Siegel and Cindy Schwartz simplify the process. (Photo: Bull Series, Roy Lichtenstein; Courtesy Cindy Schwartz)

By Robyn Siegel and Cindy Schwartz
Special Contributors

The museum gift shop posters and concert memorabilia are no longer as charming as they once were, and the hand-me-downs from your relatives, while so lovely, don’t reflect your taste, the style of your home, and the furniture and decor decisions. You think, “I will start to collect one day – when I buy a home, when I get a bonus, after the kids are a little older, when we can afford it …”

That one day doesn’t have to be so far away. You can start today.

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03/22/17 3:32pm
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Does an oath of office stand for anything nowadays? Ashley Stanley wonders in her latest column on the John Wiley Price public corruption trial.

By Ashley Stanley
Special Contributor

Your Honor, May I Approach The Witness?

I promised a commenter on the last blog post I would attend the trial and report back, so I did. And on that note, I gave my word. Does that mean anything anymore? Can someone say one thing and do another? I digress.

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