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2007 Stories by Matt Pulle

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  • Deep Addison

    published December 20, 2007

    Dallas City Council member Mitchell Rasansky is probably the last person you want having any say in the future of Deep Ellum. He's ancient.... More >>

  • Dallas' Political Designing Woman

    published December 13, 2007

    After all these years, Carol Reed can still own a room. Election night in Dallas comes on a warm Tuesday in November and Reed avidly mingles... More >>

  • Straight Gangsta

    published December 13, 2007

    Goodfellas is a great gangster movie on steroids. It features all the glorious staples of the tireless genre, amplified to the 10th... More >>

  • Don't Be A Turkey. Trot.

    published November 22, 2007

    In Dallas, we're lucky that our Turkey Trot is one of the biggest and best road races in the country. Featuring tens of thousands of... More >>

  • Hopes for Minority-Owned Sports Radio Station Fizzle

    published November 15, 2007

    Many people think their boss is full of shit, but Tom Gulley had proof. This summer, Gulley left his six-figure advertising job in Connecticut... More >>

  • Playing Dirty

    published November 15, 2007

    It's one of the best rivalries in professional sports: The San Antonio Spurs, the NBA champions every other year, and the Dallas Mavericks, who... More >>

  • Oak Cliff Businessman Says the City Reneged on Zoning Rules

    published November 8, 2007

    Sean Segura is a wiry 28-year-old with a roughly shaved head who is trying to open up a car lot in a tight cluster of auto-related businesses... More >>

  • Old Texas Now

    published November 1, 2007

    As anyone who has lived in Texas for more than five minutes will tell you, the Lone Star State used to be an independent country, which explains... More >>

  • Don Hill Slides From Mayoral Candidate to Alleged Criminal

    published October 25, 2007

    For years, Don Hill eked out a modest living as a lawyer, and while he could disarm a jury with a folksy grin and a friendly yarn, he struggled... More >>

  • Art Is Scary

    published October 11, 2007

    If you're looking for a novel way to begin the Halloween season, check out the Dungeon of Doom, a haunted museum in Arlington (not to be... More >>

  • Dallas Can't Spin Latest Jail Lawsuit

    published September 27, 2007

    Jeffrey Ellard lies in a bed at Presbyterian Hospital recovering from surgery. Nearly two weeks ago, doctors implanted a metal rod in his left... More >>

  • Behind the Trinity River Toll Road Scenes with Angela Hunt

    published September 20, 2007

    Inside the campaigns surrounding the Trinity River toll road. More >>

  • You Might Be a Redneck If...

    published September 13, 2007

    It sounds like a bad Jeff Foxworthy joke. A drunk, middle-aged man unloads his handgun in his backyard, hitting a passing truck, and then tries... More >>

  • What Fuss?

    published September 13, 2007

    People love to hate Sam's Town, the Killers' 2006 sophomore album, because many of the songs sound earnest and contrived, like a... More >>

  • Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert Maintains His Lite-Rock Rhetoric

    published September 13, 2007

    After Tom Leppert coasted into the mayor’s office in June, I decided he and I needed to take a little break. It wasn’t an easy decision. ... More >>

  • Choke On It

    published September 6, 2007

    In the movie The Untouchables, Kevin Costner's Eliot Ness quickly discovers just how difficult it will be to bring down the infamous Al... More >>

  • Garth's Lady

    published September 6, 2007

    At her peak, before she had friends in low places, Trisha Yearwood had a string of agreeable hits including "She's in Love With the Boy,"... More >>

  • Goo on You

    published August 30, 2007

    My good friend and colleague Noah W. Bailey says that ever since he was a teenager, he's fantasized about the Goo Goo Dolls' "Iris" playing at his... More >>

  • Beads of Hope

    published August 23, 2007

    Six months after Hurricane Katrina nearly destroyed New Orleans, photographer Elliot Snedden headed to the tortured city during its world-famous... More >>

  • Hair Country

    published August 9, 2007

    God may have blessed Texas but he never blessed Little Texas, the forgotten '90s country band that came out of Nashville at a time when... More >>

  • A Bust Goes Bust

    published August 2, 2007

    On an April evening in 2006, two police officers were patrolling a crime-ridden neighborhood in Northwest Dallas, a few miles south of Love... More >>

  • Witness for the Prosecution

    published July 19, 2007

    Last week, when news broke that a violent drug dealer out on bail allegedly killed a man in an Oak Cliff drug den, Dallas County District Attorney... More >>

  • Tech Time

    published July 19, 2007

    Wasn't wireless technology supposed to make it easier to organize information? Since we must move forward, not back, Hawk Electronics is offering... More >>

  • Blade Runner

    published July 5, 2007

    God told Moses to free the Hebrews from slavery. He wants Larry to free people from traffic. Larry Neal, a middle-aged man with a healthy crop of... More >>

  • Talk Isn't Cheap

    published July 5, 2007

    In the spring, as Dallas County Constable Mike Dupree was fighting to save his job, he looked at his longtime employee and deputy Les Willie. He... More >>

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