quality of life

Happy States Spend More on Public Goods, Study Finds

By Candy's Dirt / January 13, 2019 / 0 Comments
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Which states have the happiest residents? States where governments spend more public goods that improve the quality of life for constituents — like libraries, parks, natural resources, and police protection, a Baylor University study found. Those public goods, which are also quality of life, are things that everyone in a community can use. “Public goods […]

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Small Town Social Like a Local: Corsicana’s Porchfest This Weekend

By Amanda Popken / June 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

Corsicana invites you into their booming downtown and onto the porches of their historic Carriage District this weekend with their Inaugural Porchfest and Crafternoon. You may have heard of the Porchfest craze sweeping the nation — musicians playing on grand porches of neighborhood homes for a family-friendly afternoon of socializing and entertainment.

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One Family’s Move to Uptown: A Bottom-line Decision

By Amanda Popken / October 25, 2017 / 0 Comments

When you hear of someone moving to Uptown you probably assume, like me, it’s not because it will save them money. And not because it’s a great place to raise kids. For Jennifer Morgan and her family, though, both of those proved to be true. She and her husband and son are are saving money, […]

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This Saturday, Experience Corsicana, A Small Town Retreat from the Big D

By Amanda Popken / April 7, 2017 / 1 Comment

If you like the idea of having a home on the range but can’t imagine living in the middle of nowhere, you might take a look at Corsicana. The first oil boom town in Texas, it was founded in 1848 and by the early 1900s it was one of the top 10 cities in the nation with the most millionaires. It’s […]

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In This River: A Love Letter to the Wild Trinity

By Amanda Popken / March 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

This Wednesday you’re invited to join a discussion about the Trinity. A river that has defined our city for over a century. Yet its place in our lives still remains little more than afterthought. Millions of taxpayer dollars funded a very extensive plan: To build, beautify, and manage this park — has anyone actually read […]

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Quality of Life in the North Cliff Conservation District

By Amanda Popken / March 3, 2017 / 0 Comments

Oak Cliff covers about one third of Dallas, with a lot of variety throughout. You’re probably familiar with the small craftsman homes around Bishop Arts, the historic homesteads of Winnetka Heights, and the eclectic estates of the Kessler neighborhoods. A little further west near Hampton and south of Jefferson you’ll find many neighborhoods like the North Cliff Conservation […]

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