Dallas Observer

What Not to Do at Your Next Networking Happy Hour

By Shelby Skrhak / May 24, 2018 / 0 Comments

  Maybe you’re shy. Or hate loud bars. Or hate loud people. There are plenty of reasons to dread going to the next chamber of commerce networking happy hour, and though no amount of free Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay will make awkward networking events more tolerable, here is the single most important tip to make networking happy […]

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To See State Fair’s Flying Monkeys, Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Mayor’s Office

By Jon Anderson / June 27, 2017 / 5 Comments

My headline is a riff on yesterday’s Jim Schutze piece over at the Observer titled, “Flying Monkeys Shield State Fair Contract Just When it Should Be Set on Fire.” If last year’s citywide kerfuffle about the Fair Park sweetheart deal Mayor Rawlings tried to give pal Walt Humann, complete with a $20 million per year […]

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With White Rock Dog Park Getting a Million-Dollar Makeover, Should We Be Investing More in Southern Dallas Instead?

By Joanna England / January 13, 2014 / 12 Comments

Great story from our favorite Dallas Observer reporter, Eric Nicholson, on the proposed $1 million makeover the White Rock Dog Park is getting.

It’s probably the most popular dog park in all of North Texas, considering that when I’ve taken my Great Pyrenees mix there, I’ve run into folks from Frisco and Murphy. It gets a lot of use, and some days it’s little more than a fenced-in mudhole, so it could definitely use some work. But $1 million worth of work?

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Messing With the US Flag: Do These Plano Teens Need a Good, Sound Spanking?

By Candy Evans / October 22, 2013 / 0 Comments

Also wanted to alert you to a story by Eric Nicholson of the Dallas Observer, that gives us some insight into how bratty SOME kids in Plano are. Not all the kids in Plano — there are many fine teens out there, of course, but these young hoodlums need a good kick in the rear, […]

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Can Mike Miles Whip DISD Into Shape as Fast as He Sold His North Dallas Home?

By Candy Evans / September 16, 2013 / 10 Comments

I would like to think so. There are so many varying opinions out there on his performance, and as for this last round of doo-doo,  I am still not sure I understand. What did Mike Mikes do that was so wrong and grounds for dismissal? Oh, he did not support his board, that’s it. And […]

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North Dallas Hoarders: With 46 Animals Trapped in a Feces-Filled Home, How Could Neighbors Not Notice?

By Joanna England / June 20, 2013 / 0 Comments

Stories like this give my gag reflex a workout. We at CandysDirt.com are big fans of animals, so when we hear about this kind of thing our hearts just break.

Word comes from crackerjack reporter Eric Nicholson that Dallas Animal Services have seized 46 dogs and cats from a feces-filled North Dallas home. The animals were in various states of distress. Sounds like a classic case of animal hoarding to me.

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