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Real Talk: How Do We Clear Obstacles to Black Homeownership in Dallas?

By Candy Evans / July 3, 2020 / 0 Comments

It was a hot June, and I am not talking about the temperature. I am talking about the emotions in our cities. Just as we came out from under the Shelter-In-Place to keep Covid-19 under control, the nation was shocked by the murder of a Black man as he was arrested in Minneapolis, setting off […]

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Atkins Holds Council Hostage For I-345 Soccer Fields

By Jon Anderson / June 1, 2020 / 4 Comments

If you thought the Reverchon Park deal was skeevy, last week’s Dallas City Council discussion on State/TXDOT lands under and adjacent to IH-345/IH-45/Central corridor will be eye-popping. In this case, the end of the story – the 10-5 vote to delay a vote until August – is the least interesting thing about it. City council […]

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The Future of Dallas Walkability is Found in The Past

By Jon Anderson / May 28, 2020 / 4 Comments

If Dallas wants to build a walkable urbanscape of connected neighborhoods they can’t look to the future because the answers are in the past. Listening to developers and politicians, I’m struck by how many see walkability as something new and almost futuristic. I guess that happens when your observed memory only includes the automobile era. […]

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Come Fund Me: An Answer To Funding Infrastructure Victimized By Undertaxing

By Jon Anderson / May 27, 2020 / 4 Comments

Now that restaurants and bars are reopening, so will one of our favorite pastimes. No, not professional sports. I’m talking about complaining about potholes, congestion, and the other acts of simple maintenance our city routinely falls short on. Since Austin is unwilling cease donor brown-nosing and close a 20-year property tax loophole that almost exclusively […]

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Pink Highland Park Pad of Real Housewives Star Kameron Westcott Hits Market for $5.125

By Candy Evans / May 15, 2020 / 2 Comments

The Pink Palace: RHOD star Kameron Westcott lists her $5 million Highland Park home with three stories, pool and elevator!

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One-on-One With George Ratiu, Senior Economist for Realtor.com

By Candy Evans / May 14, 2020 / 0 Comments

I first met George Ratiu at NAREE, then again at MetroTex, and liked him immediately. Then I discovered we shared a common ethnic heritage: we are both Romanian! My maternal grandparents were Romanian, my grandmother emigrating when she was 12. She had six children, supported them all through the Great Depression. Tough doesn’t even begin […]

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