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2007 Stories by Matt Pulle

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  • Hi, I'm North

    published June 28, 2007

    John Oliver's sculptures have been described as "whimsical," "sophisticated" and "colorful." They've also been called "blobby" and... More >>

  • The Choir Boy Mayor

    published June 21, 2007

    Tom Leppert likes to snack on bran muffins and Grape-Nuts. He listens to contemporary Christian music. Punctual and disciplined, he schedules... More >>

  • Kiss Me, Katie

    published June 14, 2007

    Elizabeth Albanese sat near the front of the massive ballroom, sipping champagne. The 43-year-old loved champagne. In social settings such as this... More >>

  • Thing 1 and Thing 2

    published June 14, 2007

    Last March, at a mayoral forum at Hotel Palomar, the fire alarm began to blare as candidate Tom Leppert spoke. Instantly, as if he knew it would... More >>

  • Wannabe Kingmaker

    published June 14, 2007

    Wannabe kingmaker: Don Hill is still the most interesting thing about the mayor's race, even though he's no longer in it. One month after... More >>

  • Avoiding Traffic

    published June 14, 2007

    Dave Mason is hardly a household name, but he's had a rather impressive rock 'n' roll career. At the age of 18, he founded the seminal... More >>

  • Take It Easy

    published May 24, 2007

    People love to hate on the Eagles, but give them some credit: They created an entirely new music genre where rock peters out and where country... More >>

  • Last Men Standing

    published May 17, 2007

    Tom Leppert is a tall, thin 52-year-old from North Dallas who talks as if he has five more minutes to live. If you don't know by now—and... More >>

  • Your Best Bet

    published May 10, 2007

    Even though I've never watched the Dallas Desperados and don't know a thing about arena football, here are some things I think they do better than... More >>

  • Home, Sweet...Home?

    published May 3, 2007

    A relatively unknown candidate for mayor just six months ago, Tom Leppert has garnered attention, endorsements and cash by relentlessly casting... More >>

  • Slow Out the Gate

    published April 26, 2007

    Last fall, Willis Johnson, a radio personality and political consultant, kept on running into city council member Don Hill. Johnson saw his friend... More >>

  • The Goldberg Standard

    published April 26, 2007

    A respected television reporter for CBS News for a generation, Bernard Goldberg wrote about a perceived liberal bias in the media in... More >>

  • Don't You Wish Your Mayor Was Hot Like Me

    published April 19, 2007

    On June 26, 2005, on a Sunday morning after church, attorney John Barr called 80 of his firm's lawyers to a meeting at his office in Oak Cliff.... More >>

  • The Hits Keep Comin'

    published April 12, 2007

    Mike Dupree, the Dallas County constable already accused of sexually harassing Hispanic men and deporting his Honduran lover in a jealous pique,... More >>

  • Failure to Communicate

    published April 5, 2007

    In a way, Celso Martinez was the perfect public face of the Dallas Independent School District. Martinez ignored local reporters as long as he... More >>

  • Oh, My Papa

    published March 29, 2007

    Oh, my papa: It was strange the first time we heard it; now we're kind of getting used to it. In January, Dallas County Constable Mike... More >>

  • More Trouble for Dupree

    published March 22, 2007

    On Tuesday, February 27, Constable Mike Dupree abruptly left for vacation just hours after Dallas County commissioners ordered an outside... More >>

  • Go Shrimpin'

    published March 22, 2007

    John Ash, a respected chef and wine expert, will be leading a class on how to prepare shrimp at Central Market. It should be a long class. Because... More >>

  • Go West

    published March 15, 2007

    Last year was a good one for Royce West. In May 2006, the large and imposing state senator from southern Dallas helped break a deadlocked state... More >>

  • Gone Daddy Gone

    published March 1, 2007

    Gone daddy gone: Constable Mike Dupree, who became the subject of scorn and ridicule after this paper reported his own loopy... More >>

  • Getting Randy

    published March 1, 2007

    On his AllMusic Web page, Randy Travis is compared to the Beatles. Seriously. Something about how his 1986 album Storms of Life... More >>

  • Membership Has Privileges

    published February 22, 2007

    Earlier this month, attorney Anthony Lyons persuaded a Dallas County prosecutor to drop a misdemeanor case against his client, ex-cop Deanna... More >>

  • Khaki Blues

    published February 22, 2007

    Even if Eric Clapton's post-1989 offerings include such lowlights as "My Father's Eyes" and "Tears in Heaven," the guitar legend has earned... More >>

  • With A Paddle

    published February 15, 2007

    Kayaking is one of those outdoor sports in which you can become reasonably competent after one session. At the Colony Aquatic Park, you can... More >>

  • Conflict? What Conflict?

    published February 1, 2007

    Hector Flores isn't someone you'd expect to be apathetic about segregation. The immediate past national president of the League of United Latin... More >>

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