Subject:

Urban Rehabilitation Standards Board

  • News

    June 9, 2005

    This Teardown Town

    South Dallas' history is in danger of being demolished, so why are so few protecting it?

  • News

    September 16, 2004

    City vs. Citizen

    One man's stand against the bureaucrats from hell

  • News

    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.

  • News

    April 25, 1996

    Rent check

    Christina Swann wins federal case

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    March 7, 1996

    This Gross House

    How a junk-collecting man and his gun-toting son are holding city inspectors and a North Dallas neighborhood at bay

  • News

    January 4, 1996
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    November 23, 1995
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    November 2, 1995

    Demolition Man

    How lone crusader Joe Burkleo keeps the city's wrecking ball swinging

  • News

    November 2, 1995

    Razing Hopes (Part I)

    Thousands of people in Dallas need a cheap place to live. So why is the city destroying homes that could be saved?

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