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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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Poll: Now That You’ve REALLY Lived There, What’s The Best Room in Your Home?

By Candy Evans / April 30, 2020 / 0 Comments

April is coming to an end today — and not soon enough for our estimation, as it was probably the longest April in our memories. And starting Friday, we can inch back out, wearing masks and practicing “social distancing.” No more than 25 percent occupancy in malls, theaters, and restaurants, if they are even open. […]

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Catchups: Reverchon Park Ballfield, Preston Tower, Oak Lawn Airbnbs, Starbucks

By Jon Anderson / April 27, 2020 / 0 Comments

Some topics aren’t enough for a whole column, yet there are updates. So here goes. Back in February, a lawsuit was filed by Park Towers homeowners seeking to undo the city council’s approval of the Reverchon Park RFP.  On March 16, the city responded claiming immunity from – pretty much everything. On March 3, the […]

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