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    Job Seeker

    Well, we just got off the phone with Pete Schulte, who plans to run against Sheriff Lupe Valdez in the Democratic primary next March. Only 29, Schulte works as a prosecutor in the District Attorney's Office and is a former police officer with the McK...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on July 18, 2007 @ 5:46 pm
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    Start Your Engines

    Well, it looks like embattled (should that be her first name now?) Sheriff Lupe Valdez may have an opponent in the Democratic primary. We don't know much about the guy yet, other than he's relatively young and works in the District Attorney's Office,...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on July 18, 2007 @ 4:18 pm
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    Hey, No Fair (to Midland, That Is)

    This is not true and Fair to Midland will NOT be there and unfortunately, they were never supposed to be. This free show is a CD release show for Evans Blue only (with whom the guys have just played a few shows with). Please make sure to remove F...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on July 18, 2007 @ 3:45 pm
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    So, You Don't Like Airplane Food, Hunh?

    Pop in your coins, dollar bills or credit card and punch the numbers. The story says the machine will spit out 200 different products, from "phone cards, diapers, coloring books, and blood pressure monitors" to meal and snack kits by Dallas-based Oak...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on July 18, 2007 @ 2:52 pm
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    Root, Root, Root for the Home Team

    Never mind that when the Chicago Fire announced that it was signing Mexican superstar Cuauhtemoc Blanco 6,000 people showed up at the press conference, or that the Galaxy (the only team in the MLS besides FC Dallas that continually turns a profit) es...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on July 18, 2007 @ 1:02 pm
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    Chicago Loves Mark Cuban

    Soon enough, these T-shirts will be all the rage in Chicago; order yours today. And have you seen this? It's, ahem, Cuban's application to buy the team. In related news, ESPN.com ran a poll Monday about which franchise should be considered baseball's...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on July 18, 2007 @ 12:13 pm
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    Quake and Bake

    Fact is, Hollenshead didn't really promise all that much, seems like. What he said in the interview with Eurogamer, which came out today, was only that "we're going to hold off on discussing stuff that we really don't have a lot to show about until Q...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on July 18, 2007 @ 11:31 am
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    When it Rains at the VA, It's Probably a Faulty Sprinkler System

    A sprinkler line adjacent to the hospital's MRI room ruptured at 11 p.m. Saturday night, and three CT scanners and one MRI machine ceased to function, says hospital spokeswoman Susan Poff. One of the machines has been repaired, and the staff hopes to...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on July 18, 2007 @ 10:29 am
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    The Early Reviews Are In: Calatrava Bridge is "Dazzling"!

    In 2006, The News reported that JPI had bought land near where a dazzling new bridge, designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, is to cross the river at Woodall Rodgers Freeway. JPI officials were quoted as saying that they planned to bui...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on July 18, 2007 @ 9:50 am
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    Inspecting the Inspector

    He'll be working in the city's Development Services department, under Theresa O'Donnell, as the man in charge of the Inspection Services Division. So, yeah, he's the dude to talk to if you're planning on building something in the city, as he'll be "r...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on July 18, 2007 @ 9:26 am
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    Why Traffic Sucks

    But the DFW cuddles a dozen of the nation's 100 fastest growing suburbs, a fifth of which are in Texas. Why Texas? Growth in Texas is almost completely unregulated, contributing mightily to housing affordability. Says Forbes: "There is plenty of supp...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on July 17, 2007 @ 5:35 pm
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    Camouflage Is So Last Year

    It started after midnight on Monday morning. Steve Thompson at The Dallas Morning News explains that the domestic partners were apparently having a lover's spat: Kimberly Al-Homsi called 911 about 12:40 a.m. Monday. She said her friend, Aisha Hamad...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on July 17, 2007 @ 3:32 pm
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    Girls Following Their Destinies

    Real guns and roses At The Cavern last Friday, the band She-Dick, which was profiled in last week's issue, performed what may have been their last show with the original line-up. Not even a year old and they go all Destiny's Child on us with a ban...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on July 17, 2007 @ 2:37 pm
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    Not So Swift

    When immigration agents visited six Swift meatpacking plants around the country last week, they made 19 arrests. One of those arrests was of Chris Lamb, an Iowa human resources employee who's being charged with harboring illegal immigrants. Makes you...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on July 17, 2007 @ 2:10 pm
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    Dream a Little Dream - Is that optimism stirring in Buzz's black heart?

    Dream a little dream: Buzz just needs to stay away from some people. Grown-ups, mostly--guys like Michael Faenza, president and chief executive of the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance, who is working hard on behalf of the city's neediest people to mak...

    by Patrick Williams on September 20, 2007
  • Big Build-Up - One of the city's worst neighborhoods gets better, for a profit


    Big Build-Up - One of the city's worst neighborhoods gets better, for a profit

    Not long ago, Sequina Moore hated showing apartments at the Pleasant Village apartment complex. The place was in bad shape. Drugs were dealt in plain sight, right in front of the management office where she worked. And usually, when she showed a ...

    by Jesse Hyde on September 20, 2007
  • Teenage and Transgendered - Liz and Amber were just friends until Liz became Jay


    Teenage and Transgendered - Liz and Amber were just friends until Liz became Jay

    Jacoby James' palms were sweating. It was almost his turn. As a camera flash illuminated the curtains in front of him, he waited to have his senior picture taken at the Academy of Irving. The photographer's assistant beckoned. Wishing he weren't so ...

    by Megan Feldman on September 20, 2007
  • Missed Manners - Marsha Horne tames savage little beasts


    Missed Manners - Marsha Horne tames savage little beasts

    I have never been the world's biggest fan of children, even when I was one. In junior high, I cringed every time a kid addressed a teacher as "Hey, miss!" And when I completed my first and only baby-sitting job, I was exhausted from chasing a naked ...

    by Andrea Grimes on September 20, 2007
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    Lock in Romo|Road to Ruin|Blue Skies Forever

    Lock in Romo Pay the man: Wow--what a stat you pulled out of your magic hat today, Richie--after his first 11 regular-season starts, Tony has more yards than Troy and Roger...combined ("Romo Arigato," by Richie Whitt, September 13). Absolutely un...

    on September 20, 2007
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    Wise-ass Blood - What do you get when you cross a Mexican with...?

    Dear Readers: I asked half-breeds a couple of weeks ago to write in with nicknames that describe their mixed Mexican heritage. Many, muchos responses continue to trickle in--gracias for the submissions. Following is a handy glossary that ustedes wro...

    by Gustavo Arellano on September 20, 2007
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