Rose Farley

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  • 13 years ago | Longform

    There, just beneath the topsoil on a vacant downtown lot where an outhouse once stood, Alex Troup found a trove of gloriously bawdy objects, most of them dating to the late 1800s. The first items that captured Troup's imagination were the tiny, tu...

  • 13 years ago

    James Barfoot is starting to get that feeling that comes shortly before a good relationship goes bad. As president of International Market Place Inc., a company comprising the independent vendors who hawk goods inside Shed Two at the Dallas Farmer...

  • 13 years ago | Longform

    When the tuxedo-clad announcer, in his best let's-get-ready-to-rumble voice, bellows the name Valerie "The Wolfe" Mahfood, a chorus of boos fills the desert air outside the Stratosphere casino and hotel in Las Vegas. There's no question which figh...

  • 13 years ago

    Digging through somebody's trash is one of those reporting tactics that we at the Dallas Observer try to avoid, but this time the temptation was too great. The Tony Sanchez gubernatorial campaign brought its trash to us. The Observer's offices are...

  • 13 years ago | Longform

    Hilda Fernandez looks north from her perch on the 27th floor of the county government center. From here, it is easy to see the massive efforts to revitalize downtown coming together. Off to the right, the brand-new American Airlines arena gleams b...

  • 13 years ago

    The more David Spence spoke, the deeper the hole he dug himself before the Dallas Ethics Advisory Commission. When he was finally finished, the dirt he'd kicked up had soiled his neat suit. On September 6, Spence appeared before the six-member com...