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1997 Stories by Rose Farley

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  • Lex and Terry's wet dream

    published December 18, 1997

    Michael Lile stood patiently outside the gate of the grand prix racetrack inside the Malibu SpeedZone in North Dallas, intently watching... More >>

  • Intent to Arouse

    published December 4, 1997

    Most everyone laughed as the squad of men in ski masks and police flak jackets quickly weaved through the dance floor, parting a sea of scantily... More >>

  • Bye, bye Bethel

    published November 20, 1997

    After six months of turmoil that turned neighbor against neighbor, sister against sister, the tiny town of Bethel, population of maybe 210, is no... More >>

  • Upright in Garland

    published November 6, 1997

    The night Frederic Martin became an outlaw, a furniture rebel, was wonderfully serene, perfect to spend in a park. By 8:00 p.m. on... More >>

  • Swiss Misses

    published October 30, 1997

    The August meeting of the Swiss Avenue Historic District Association took place, as usual, inside the quaint "garden room" of the Aldredge House,... More >>

  • One angry man

    published September 25, 1997

    He walks with a slight limp, as though the floor were tilted. He cannot sit his 6-feet-5-inch, 255-pound frame for more than 30 minutes in one... More >>

  • McKinney doctor suspended

    published September 4, 1997

    The McKinney doctor who slashed a man's throat during a 1996 barroom brawl has escaped a felony conviction, but he is no longer allowed to... More >>

  • Meter cheaters

    published August 28, 1997

    The car is a beauty, no doubt. A 1975 slant-nose Porsche, painted white. Brown leather seats, deep and snug. Its round rear end fitted with a... More >>

  • Mr. Nobody

    published August 14, 1997

    There is every indication that Bill Simpson is inside his closet-like office on this steamy July afternoon, shortly before 3 o'clock. Simpson had... More >>

  • Slip sliding away

    published July 24, 1997

    Lillie Gallatin was 100 years, six months, and two days old when she quietly passed away last summer. A blood clot finally got the best of the... More >>

  • O little town of Bethel-sham

    published July 17, 1997

    Folks like Larry Schone and his wife, Ruth, thought 60 miles would be far enough away from Dallas to enjoy the peace and quiet of country life.... More >>

  • Sonny is grounded

    published June 26, 1997

    There will be no sweetheart deal in Austin for Dallas businessman William "Sonny" Oates this year. Last Friday, Governor George Bush vetoed a... More >>

  • Something In The Air

    published June 19, 1997

    Jeanne Rivers does not profess to be a scientist, but she does know that her six-year-old son, Shawn, didn't have tungsten and trichlorethylene in... More >>

  • Ill Wind Blowing

    published June 12, 1997

    Part One Beneath the smokestacks of Texas Industries' Midlothian plant, four giant kilns operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The... More >>

  • The vote's in the bag

    published May 1, 1997

    A sudden burst of democratic fervor appears to have gripped the homeless population of Dallas, some of whom felt an urge this past weekend to rush... More >>

  • Signs of trouble

    published April 17, 1997

    Just as the sun was setting, about 20 members of the Mill Creek Homeowners Association gathered two weeks ago in Laura Carr's merlot-colored... More >>

  • Not so fast, Sonny

    published April 10, 1997

    Dallas businessman William Oates--"Sonny," as he is known to friends and associates--says he is gravely concerned about all the old paperwork... More >>

  • Betty Unplugged

    published March 27, 1997

    Culbreath talks trash Betty Culbreath is renowned for her profane tirades. Dallas Observer staff writer Rose Farley captured these verbatim... More >>

  • Betty's In Charge

    published March 27, 1997

    Betty Culbreath sits intently on the edge of her chair, her elbows planted on her desk and drawn tightly to her coiled frame. Tension emanates... More >>

  • Anything else?

    published February 20, 1997

    If Brenda Reyes doesn't get elected to the Dallas City Council in May, perhaps it will be the electoral equivalent of three strikes and you're... More >>

  • 'I'm not that stupid'

    published February 13, 1997

    The sprawling new apartment complex called Jefferson at Gaston Yards has become popular in recent months. The trendy, gated complex in Deep Ellum... More >>

  • Poor ol' Foots

    published February 6, 1997

    There are infinite uncertainties in the life of Gregory Morris. But he knows this one thing for sure--that selfishness circumscribes his... More >>

  • Aggies lose again

    published January 16, 1997

    The college football faithful may finally rest easy. The Texas Attorney General's office has spoken, and an Aggie cannot read the Longhorn... More >>

  • Calling all cars

    published January 9, 1997

    Patrick Bahr and David Michelini have spent a considerable amount of time this holiday season wondering what is wrong with people. Bahr and... More >>

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