This morning I called Karl Zavitkovsky, head of the city's Office of Economic Development, about something more or less related when he mentioned the "Turkish Trump." Say what now? Ah -- turns out, he thought we wrote this piece about Mike Sarimsakci, the developer who came to the city with big p ... More >>
Photo by Justin TerveenFor the first time since news broke that 1401 Elm was off the market, the city council got to hear all about the project -- one its new owner says could be a "tipping point" for downtown. Turkish investor Mukemmel "Mike" Sarimsakci, who purchased and plans to redevelop ... More >>
One of the best things about being a sportswriter? Getting paid to go to games.
One of the worst things about being a sportswriter? Working on holidays.
Not that I'm complaining. I've got lots of media friends who are without full-time jobs, and there's nothing more stressful than trying to ... More >>
Photo by Justin TerveenLate last week, in the comments to some item, a Friend of Unfair Park asked about if the Tower Petroleum Building had come off the market, since its web listing had disappeared. I called Colliers International's David Glasscock, who's repping that building and the mammoth 1 ... More >>
Justin TerveenInside 1401 Elm Place, the George Dahl-designed former First National Bank towerJohn Crawford and I just had a long talk about downtown -- since, ya know, it is his thing. And later today I'll get to some of newsier items he revealed during the course of our chitchat. But I'd origin ... More >>
Labor Day, Schmabor Day.
Yeah, I'm flying my flag today. But I'm also in here and on the radio at 105.3 The Fan. At work. And not complaining.
Considering I've got friends who've been on unemployment going on a year now, I feel fortunate to have a gig - much less two - that I love. And cons ... More >>
All photos by Justin TerveenOver the weekend, I took the boy down to the former First National Bank tower to see what was going bye-bye January 29, when the building's owner lock the doors at 1401 Elm Street till someone else is willing to take over the 52-story monolith that was, upon its comple ... More >>
I just bought this poster on etsy. At least, I hope I did.Oscar Black, a 58-year-old cattle rancher outta Weatherford, offered folks a pretty good deal: If you were to give him some of yer money, well, he'd invest it for ya -- to the tune of 12 percent in annual returns, hot damn. Only, there was on ... More >>
View Larger MapOn Wednesday, the Dallas City Council is expected to get a look at the Texas Attorney General's Office's findings concerning its yearlong look into how the city manages the W. W. Samuell Permanent Foundation, the Samuell Trust Fund and the properties willed to the city by the physicia ... More >>