Charles Siderius

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  • 12 years ago | Longform

    Pat Douglass steers his 31-foot cabin cruiser, the "Wet Rat," away from its slip at Pier 121 Marina and slowly motors through the "no wake" zone on Lewisville Lake, about 20 miles north of Dallas. His business partner stands on the bow and watches...

  • 12 years ago

    Dallas Independent School District police officer Mike McKinney was working an off-duty protection job at an auto parts store one night in March when he went out for some food. Walking back toward the store with a cheeseburger and a pizza, McKinne...

  • 12 years ago | Longform

    A fortyish man wearing a wrinkled baseball cap, jeans and a dirty nylon jacket steps into an elevator at the Dallas central library and directly in front of the panel of buttons. He insists on pushing the buttons for the others in the motley group...

  • 12 years ago

    Ten or so bicyclists gather around an outdoor table in downtown Dallas with bicycles of many varieties leaning against chairs or a nearby post. It's late on a Friday afternoon, and they are sweaty and tired from another day's work. But, they are n...

  • 12 years ago | Longform

    Getting to school and back home to the West Dallas projects in the 1980s without being accosted or beat up wasnt easy for Sophia Graham. The streets could be rough, and she had to know how to act and what to avoid. But once at school, she felt saf...

  • 12 years ago

    A popular Dallas County court program that successfully treats first-time drug offenders instead of shipping them off to prison is almost out of money and could be dramatically scaled back later this year unless state legislators find big bucks, t...