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The Question Nobody (Except Us) Is Asking Candidates

By Bethany Erickson / June 2, 2019 / 3 Comments
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Nobody (at least, media-wise) is asking, but we did. And from the candidates who responded to our questionnaires we sent out a few months ago, we know where many of them stand on an ordinance that is allowing the slow death-by-demolition of one of the country’s few remaining intact Freedman’s towns — the Tenth Street […]

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Positive News, For Once, in Tenth Street Historic District

By Bethany Erickson / May 30, 2019 / 0 Comments

Although the demolitions continue unabated in the centuries-old Freedmen’s town, residents in the Tenth Street Historic District got at least a little bit of good news Thursday morning as they gathered in one of the many vacant — yet freshly mowed — lots for an announcement. It’s an area that hasn’t seen a lot of great […]

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Tenth Street Lawsuit: Dallas Has “History of Enforcing Segregation” By Ordinance

By Bethany Erickson / February 24, 2019 / 0 Comments
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Editor’s Note: Preserving the historic neighborhoods that have shaped Dallas should be a priority. But despite historic district designations, Black neighborhoods that were home to Dallasites before, during, and after redlining are seeing a troubling amount of demolitions of homes that, residents insist, would be saved if in other historic districts — predominately white historic […]

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Want to Rent Out Your Back House? Council member Philip Kingston to Host Informational at Stonewall Jackson Tonight

By Joanna England / April 5, 2016 / 17 Comments

Head over to Stonewall Jackson Elementary tonight at 6:30 tonight as Dallas City Council member Philip Kingston will be hosting an informational session regarding the recent proposal to allow homeowners to build and rent garage apartments and guest houses inside the district. Right now, city code precludes the construction of a full-sized kitchen in an […]

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