On Thursday afternoon, a dozen or so journalists stood in an awkward semi-circle near the Women's Museum at Fair Park, gazing at Dallas' first bike-share station. They had been promised that Mayor Mike Rawlings would be there at 3:30 p.m. to take the inaugural ride on one the gleaming blue bicycles ... More >>
One year ago, or close enough, Stephen Page gave us a tour of his Texas Museum of Automotive History in Grand Place at Fair Park -- its temporary home, we were told, but an appropriate one, given the space's estimable past as the site where the Ford Motor Co. had its exhibit during the Texas Cent ... More >>
The St. Augustine Park Pavilion, built in 2008On Sunday we took a look at the new pavilions at Brownwood Park on Walnut Hill Lane, just as they were getting their finishing touches following some issues with a contractor that tried to cut corners. At which point Willis Winters, assistant directo ... More >>
Old Dallas StuffWillis Winters, assistant director of the city's Park and Recreation Department, says, with a laugh, that it took him all of 30 days to write his forthcoming Fair Park history. He signed the contract with Arcadia Publishing in March, under the assumption that it wanted the book in ... More >>
Justin Terveen508 Park Avenue, currently the subject of litigation as its owners try to tear down the buildingAt this very moment Preservation Dallas executive director Katherine Seale is at the Women's Museum in Fair Park formally presenting its annual list of properties, neighborhoods and "hist ... More >>
Norah Jones, Sarah JaffeFair Park Music HallMay 4, 2010Better than: trying to out at the Women's Museum across the park.Norah Jones Playing up her hometown appeal--and, well, her sex appeal, too, looking quite adorable, dressed in a short, tight, black and red dress--Dallas native Norah Jon ... More >>
Sam MertenDCVB CEO Phillip JonesSo, back to that question of: Why did the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau not put Fair Park on the convention planners' to-see list last week? Yesterday afternoon, I spoke with DCVB CEO Phillip Jones, who had plenty to say on the subject. But, long story sh ... More >>
Kimberly ThorpeMayor Tom Leppert and other city officials got their first ride on the much-anticipated Dallas Area Rapid Transit Green Line this morning. The first four stops on the $1.8 billion, 20-station, 28-mile line will officially open Monday -- following tomorrow's Super Saturday spectacul ... More >>
You wouldn't think a book on aprons would stir up such a fuss. But when Geisel's The Apron Book hit the stands, it earned loads of critical praise ("the pattern of life remembered though a homely object," said Jackie Lyden on NPR) and reached best seller status.Her second volume, The Kitchen Linens ... More >>
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