No Seriously Can I Borrow a Cup of Electricity?

By Bethany Erickson / June 12, 2019 / 10 Comments

The good news is this week’s Wednesday WTF is being written. The bad news is it’s being written from a hotel room next to a strip club because home base has no electricity. You think I’m kidding, but Monday when we couldn’t find any restaurants open, my sweet innocent child said from the backseat, “Oh […]

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Note to Self: Never Buy Along an Expressway and Think the Trees Will Stay Forever

By Candy Evans / October 24, 2018 / 1 Comment

By now you have probably heard that about 100 trees will be chopped down in North Dallas, trees that line the Dallas North Tollway on the eastern side from Forest Lane north for about a half mile to Harvest Hill Road. All sorts of varieties, too, pines, live oaks — good trees. For 30 years […]

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Dallas Rain Caused Major Construction Headaches for Local Homebuilders

By Leah Shafer / June 1, 2015 / 0 Comments

Thanks to nearly two months of non-stop rain, DFW homebuilders are experiencing major delays and expect months of playing catch-up even though it has stopped. Based on weather forecasts, that break might finally be here! More than 26 inches of rain have fallen at DFW International Airport so far this year, including a record-setting 3.3 inches […]

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An Icemaggedon Timeline: How East Dallas Is Managing To Survive The Ice-Pocalypse With The Help of Facebook and Neighborhood Associations

By Joanna England / December 9, 2013 / 10 Comments

We’ve been displaced from our home in Casa View Haven for going on four days now. Our little corner of East Dallas lost power around 4 a.m. on Friday, and while we thought we could tough it out that evening, we ended up doing a white-knuckle commute to Forney, where our in-laws live. A trip […]

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There Are Still People In Dallas Without Power & Heat, and Icepocalypse is Getting Very Old…

By Candy Evans / December 9, 2013 / 12 Comments

The latest estimates put it at 20,000 plus in Dallas and Collin Counties. That would include our Executive Editor, Joanna England, and frequent contributor Karen Eubank, both of whom live in East Dallas. Jo has been texting me since her house went cold Friday. She says “this photo is two streets over from me. We […]

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Do You Have Power? 240,000 Without Power in Dallas and Collin Counties. And The Poor Trees…

By Candy Evans / December 6, 2013 / 4 Comments

Icemageddon 2013 has left around 240,000 people without power, according to Oncor. The largest numbers of outages are concentrated in Dallas and Collin Counties, they said. And a large number of people in Tarrant, Denton, Ellis and Kaufman counties also do not have power. Freezing rain turned to ice overnight, accumulating on tree limbs and […]

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