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  • War Chest for Combat Survivor Program Nearly Empty.

    published December 18, 2008

    With another phone line on hold and an ever expanding to-do list, Debbie Busch listened patiently to yet another bereaved parent who called... More >>

  • Stringing Along St. Nick

    published December 11, 2008

    Year in, year out, Christmas traditions have a way of blurring together into one long series of tiresome light tours and forced viewings of The... More >>

  • Green Cement Plants Could Mean Cleaner Air and Lower Costs

    published November 6, 2008

    The belching, cement-producing smokestacks that dot Dallas County's southern horizon have long befuddled area officials working to comply with... More >>

  • Pole Dancing—Good for the Body, But What About a Woman's Soul?

    published November 6, 2008

    The moment I walk into the Girls Room, I feel out of place. The studio's wide, mirrored space is punctuated by gleaming silver poles... More >>

  • Green Tea

    published November 6, 2008

    There's something about a three-course tea that makes you feel civilized, as if you've taken a stroll through time back to the British Empire or... More >>

  • See the Light

    published November 6, 2008

    I've always wanted to go to Italy to look at art and consume copious amounts of pasta and red wine, but given the state of my checking account,... More >>

  • Border Town

    published October 16, 2008

    For as long as most people can remember, the news out of the Texas borderlands has been anything but quaint—reporters and cops gunned... More >>

  • Stroll On Slocum

    published October 2, 2008

    Dallas isn't exactly the mecca of walking and window-shopping. Which is why the Design District's Slocum Street soirees are so special. With the... More >>

  • Soldier Suicides

    published October 2, 2008

    As mourners trickled out of Lubbock's Resthaven Memorial Park in the gray chill, Andrew Velez stayed behind. He stood among the gravestones and... More >>

  • Clearing the Air

    published September 18, 2008

    Two years ago, Margaret Keliher faced electoral oblivion, but since losing her post as Dallas County judge in the 2006 Democratic sweep of... More >>

  • Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

    published August 14, 2008

    In 1999, attorney John Carney received an unusual phone call. An American soldier, dialing from Japan, said he was having trouble finding a... More >>

  • Fighting Fire With Fire

    published August 14, 2008

    His nightly transformation began with a twinge. Then, gnawing and relentless, it consumed him. At 45, "Steve" was a hard-charging sales... More >>

  • Wardrobe Melodies

    published August 14, 2008

    Ok, I'll admit it. When I was around 10, I ventured into the closet, my heart set on a magical transportation to Narnia, C.S. Lewis' fantasy world... More >>

  • Well-Blown

    published July 24, 2008

    Growing up, when my folks took me to those "living museums" like Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, I was mesmerized by the glass blowers. I'd stand... More >>

  • A Case of Hives

    published July 17, 2008

    On a sweltering Saturday at the Dallas Farmers Market, Brandon Pollard is wearing his weekend uniform: a honeybee costume, complete with... More >>

  • Poll-Axed

    published June 19, 2008

    As the electorate's disgust with its leadership deepens and the general election approaches, Republicans, even in Texas, are suiting up to... More >>

  • Wiz Kids

    published June 12, 2008

    If you're one of those poor, misguided souls who have inexplicably failed to read J.K. Rowling's brilliant and bewitching tales about wizards --... More >>

  • Sarah Jessica Cosmo

    published June 5, 2008

    There's nowhere like New York, especially if you're looking for a club full of hot Navy dudes in whites or a threesome with a nerdy couple. But... More >>

  • African Immigrants Find Unity Missing At Home On Dallas Soccer Field

    published May 29, 2008

    On Saturday, May 31, the final day of DFW International Alliance's African Unity Cup soccer tournament, dozens of players will gather at a... More >>

  • Families of Slain Soldiers Bond Together to Bind Their Wounds

    published May 22, 2008

    "Stacey, what do you see?" Sergeant Jonathan Markham asked his wife. He stopped the white Volvo. It was a sunny December day in 2006,... More >>

  • Farmers Branch Mayoral Election Could Solidify the City's Intolerant Backwater Ways

    published May 8, 2008

    Farmers Branch's May 10 election poses a pivotal question: Will the suburb known nationwide for its efforts to expel illegal immigrants push... More >>

  • An Over-Wide Net

    published May 1, 2008

    An over-wide net: It's sure a good thing Congress failed to pass any sort of immigration reform. Why bother, when you can just arrest... More >>

  • Writer on the Storm

    published April 17, 2008

    When the Bush administration and much of the rest of the world was still ignoring the genocide in Darfur, Sudan, Nicholas Kristof was... More >>

  • Haggling Over Who Collects Late Child Support Payments Could Leave Some Kids Without

    published April 10, 2008

    A mounting struggle over the collection of child support recently came to a head between Dallas County family court judges and the Texas... More >>

  • Family Court Judge Sheds Light on Unfair Child Support Practices in Texas

    published April 3, 2008

    The problem began the night his wife didn't come home. He had left his construction job, then fed their kids. He put them to bed, watched TV... More >>

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