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Why Should You Choose Your Neighborhood Dallas ISD School?

By Bethany Erickson / August 25, 2019 / 4 Comments
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It happened again this week. Someone (in our comments section, no less) came in at a rate of speed somewhere between Miley Cyrus’s wrecking ball and the Kool-Aid man through a wall to utter this phrase: “Dallas ISD is failing.” Now, to anyone who has paid attention, we know this isn’t true. Anyone who is […]

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When Developers Come To Town, Don’t Miss Your Chance To Talk

By Jon Anderson / August 23, 2019 / 1 Comment

I’ve written about new developments in the Oak Lawn and Preston Hollow areas for a few years. Many of you have read about the PD-15 antics with the same hoary relish you watch a reality show. But as Dallas grows, and development reaches into more neighborhoods, there are lessons to be learned once you cut […]

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Phil Crone: Dallas Can’t Keep Succeeding in Spite of Itself

By Joanna England / August 20, 2019 / 3 Comments
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By Phil Crone Executive Officer, Dallas Builders Association Dallas and surrounding areas have obviously experienced remarkable growth over the last few years, especially with commercial construction and multifamily. Residential development struggles to keep pace with builders primarily focusing on infill lots and small-scale, shared access projects. Dallas permitted just over 2,000 homes last year and is […]

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DFW Apartment Dwellers Catching Up to Homeowners When it Comes to Property Taxes

By Candy Evans / August 16, 2019 / 0 Comments
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Allen Gwinn is a number cruncher. Or a gadfly. Or a muckraker/local political analyst. By day, he teaches at SMU School of Business as a Professor of Practice. Basically a detailed data miner, he has taught information technology at SMU Cox School of Business for 30 years. For years, Gwinn also ran a popular website called Dallas.org, […]

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PD-15: City Staff Overrules Plan Commission To Rewrite The Rewrite

By Jon Anderson / August 7, 2019 / 2 Comments

Will the city stop playing politics and do what’s right to help the Pink Wall’s PD-15 get the update it deserves?  Beginning in April 2018, city staff ran the Authorized Hearing process working with the Pink Wall’s PD-15 committee. The Authorized Hearing process, whereby the city oversees a community response to zoning changes, was kicked […]

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Dear NTTA: Time to Trade-In Tolls For Tickets

By Jon Anderson / July 31, 2019 / 2 Comments

You’re the North Texas Tollway Authority, so I get that you’re unlikely to walk a lot to clear your head. But as a minimal driver, I get plenty of walk/think time in. I was re-reminded recently of your debacle in trying to put a useless tollway down the Trinity River – an automotive Schlitterbahn if […]

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