Crime & Real Estate

Ballsy Armed Robbery Sunday Afternoon at North Dallas Costco: No Injuries, Lots of Freaked Out Shoppers

By Candy Evans / July 2, 2018 / 6 Comments

If you live in North Dallas, you have probably been to the “new” Costco on Churchill Road, the one built on vacant land edging LBJ, Coit Road, and North Central Expressway. The one built with $3 million of our taxpayer dollars.  I was there Saturday afternoon, in fact, and ran into many friends. On Sunday […]

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Someone Is Shooting Up Windows At The Town North YMCA And Surrounding Neighborhoods

By Candy Evans / May 21, 2018 / 0 Comments

Living in the Hockaday/Midway area of North Dallas is really like living in the wild, wild west, that is, when gunfire was as common as church bells. On three different occasions starting on April 18, the Town North YMCA’s front windows have been shot at and shattered.  The most recent vandalism occurred last Tuesday and […]

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Austin Realtors Warned About Parcels After Three Bomb Explosions — Gentrification Retaliation?

By Candy Evans / March 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

Update, 10:56 pm: Police have found some possible connections – the stepfather of the man who died in the package explosion knew the grandfather of another bombing victim, police say. My daughter and I were enjoying Austin ‘s SXSW over the weekend, and motoring towards Dallas Monday when news of yet another package bombing came. […]

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Nancy Carroll Spinks Gets Ten Year Sentence in Tarrant County and Handcuffs

By Candy Evans / January 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

One of North Texas’ most outrageous real estate fraud schemes ended just as 2018 began to take shape. Nancy Carroll, or Nancy Jackson Spinks, as she is sometimes called, walked into a Tarrant County district courtroom on January 4th with her attorney by her side, her husband Bubba Spinks, 23 years younger, sitting alone on […]

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Nancy Carroll to be Sentenced in Tarrant County in Judge Gallagher’s Courtroom

By Candy Evans / January 3, 2018 / 3 Comments

Update: Nancy Carroll was sentenced to ten years of prison, no mention made of probation, yet. She was led to prison in handcuffs directly from the courtroom. And there are reports she’s gonna get a light sentence. We call it your worst real estate nightmare: You close on your home, but the sales funds actually don’t pay […]

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From the Archives: Crime Near Record Lows — The Night the Lights Went On in Dallas

By Jon Anderson / December 29, 2017 / 0 Comments

[Editor’s note: Merry Christmas! This week, we’re taking time off to focus on our loved ones, so we are sharing some of our favorite stories from this year. Keep an eye out for our top features from the archives as we rest and get ready for a brilliant 2018! Cheers, from Candy and the entire […]

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