Bill Trantham

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    March 20, 2003

    Greasing the Wheels

    How Texas Motor Speedway got Denton County to pay for a freeway exit to nowhere—except, that is, to the speedway

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    November 15, 2001

    Road Warrior

    Texas Motor Speedway needed property to build a road. Someone forgot to tell the landowner.

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    April 26, 2001

    Win, Lose or Draw?

    Dallas' long-running battle with a slumlord grinds to a murky end

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    September 14, 2000

    The Untouchable

    Complaints of racism, dirty politics, and other fishy business simply roll off Denton County's Teflon sheriff, Weldon Lucas

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    June 3, 1999

    How the Slumlord Beats the City Every Time

    City inspectors have written Jack Topletz and his family thousands of tickets for miserable conditions in their rent-house empire. They say they've ended up paying, oh, once or twice.