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  • The man from California who called himself Old School seemed like a legitimate customer because he actually smoked the crack he purchased. That was Earnest Jones' test to make sure he wasn't... More >>

  • Emma Tutt remembers perfectly the day police came to rip her family apart. She was standing outside their Duncanville home wondering at a flock of birds that had descended on the yard in front of... More >>

  • The woman behind the curtain is busy today. She has too many orders to fill. Bottles of chemicals surround her as she leans over a small table and mixes a little from one and then another to... More >>

  • I was still relatively new to Dallas when we produced our first People Issue, in 2012. Still, when we asked our writers to suggest potential subjects, I expected to know most of the names and... More >>

  • School's out for the summer, and across the city, spring's final bells are ringing in a season of joy for students and teachers, and a season of sweaty-day-camp-pick-up for parents. But for us,... More >>

  • It was the winter of our discontent, 2009. A season of bank failures, massive layoffs and $5-a-gallon gasoline. Finally, a fractured country could at least agree on one thing: This had to... More >>

  • It felt like fishing line was scratching him: That's how he knew something was wrong. His wife had been complaining for a while that sex hurt, but he thought maybe she just didn't want him... More >>

  • The idea is to blow up, tear down, erase, make go away an entire elevated freeway at the eastern end of downtown Dallas. Chechen rebels couldn't do better than that. But the region's most... More >>

  • Hussein Mohamed took a hard road to America. Born into a minority clan in a nation rife with ethnic conflict, the boyish 24-year-old with gangly limbs and intense brown eyes describes fleeing... More >>

  • They arrived by Beast. It was the summer of 2011, and Juan and Jose, twin brothers from Honduras, had decided to flee to the United States. Thousands of young Central Americans make the journey... More >>

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Cruel and Usual Punishment Cruel and Usual Punishment

The man from California who called himself Old School seemed like a legitimate customer because he actually smoked the crack he purchased. That was Earnest Jones' test to make sure… More >>

Wherever Mary Suhm's Body Is, Her Spirit Still Haunts City Hall

Is the former city manager still at City Hall? Maybe, maybe not, but her spirit still reigns. Last week I made a new hat-cam movie for our news blog — I… More >>

Christina and Trevor Tutt Collected Troubled Kids Until the State Said Enough was Enough Christina and Trevor Tutt Collected Troubled Kids Until the State Said Enough was Enough

Emma Tutt remembers perfectly the day police came to rip her family apart. She was standing outside their Duncanville home wondering at a flock of birds that had descended on… More >>

Suddenly, Dallas Says HUD Segregation Investigation Is a Blessing Suddenly, Dallas Says HUD Segregation Investigation Is a Blessing

For six years we have talked about an accusation that Dallas practiced deliberate racial segregation in redeveloping downtown. In the last six months we have talked about City Hall's absolute… More >>

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