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As any loyal P1 will attest, "Hardline" host Corby Davidson went to TCU and has been surrounded by beautiful women his whole life. Co-host and Old Grey Wolf Mike Rhyner pronounces Mexico funnily, and Danny Balis gives terrible directions. The hours between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. typically aren't cause for celebration, but after nearly two decades, P1s rejoice upon hearing the giddy, over-the-top "happy birthday" song indicating "The Hardline"'s afternoon drive show is about to commence. They talk sports. They talk entertainment. They talk teacher-student sex. The beauty of the show lies in its grab-bag variety factor. It keeps us coming back, and we hope it never ends.

Kathy Tran
Wes Corwin

Wes Corwin is one of the rare stand-up comedians whose inimitable sharpness and unique point of view work in any room with any age. He can perform clean enough for your grandmother without losing his edge. He also cultivates a thriving comedy scene by helping to create multiple stand-up comedy open mics, monthly showcases introducing new talents and writing workshops that have opened up a forum for comedians to become the best in the state. His work in helming the first-ever Plano Comedy Festival was a successful declaration that Dallas has a talented comedy community and an extremely valuable asset in Corwin.

City of Dallas
Larry Casto

In a two-year span, Dallas crawled out from underneath two threats that could've sent the city spiraling to bankruptcy. Last year, the city and its police and firefighters staved off a pension crisis for at least another seven years by agreeing to cut benefits and raise city contributions to the pension fund. This time around, the city agreed to settle a series of decades-old lawsuits over police pay for about a quarter-billion dollars. It wasn't cheap, but City Attorney Larry Casto and City Council member Scott Griggs' efforts to negotiate the settlement could save the city billions in the long run.

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Dwaine Caraway

This spring, when the realization slowly dawned on Dallas that the National Rifle Association was coming to town for its annual convention in the midst of another year filled with gun violence, the general mood was one of resignation. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings made it clear that there was nothing the city could do about the convention now that the contracts were signed. Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway couldn't do anything either, but he did the best he could to stir the pot. At a City Hall press conference, Caraway made it clear that he didn't want the NRA in the city if they weren't willing to sit down and talk about gun control. Nothing happened — the convention went off anyway, and nobody sat down with anybody to talk about gun control — but at least Caraway made a fuss about the whole thing.

Beth Rankin

It's been up and coming for a while, and it's going to take longer still to get there. But the Cedars, which consists of roughly three square miles due south of downtown Dallas and north of the Trinity River, has more room to etch out its ultimate character than any other neighborhood in Dallas. The enormous residential loft complex the South Side on Lamar was home to the first Sears & Roebuck warehouse built outside Chicago. The building was once the hallmark of the neighborhood, home to Dallas luminary families such as Stanley Marcus. With venerable institutions Cedars Social, Mac's Southside, Lee Harvey's and Longhorn Ballroom, the question is not where to go but where not to go.

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Joe Bob Briggs

More than 30 years ago, Dallas killed drive-in movie critic and redneck auteur Joe Bob Briggs for "Weird Al-ing" the Live Aid hit "We Are the World" into something more, shall we say, provocative. So it's only fair that Dallas help bring him back to life, and the Texas Theatre did just that. Grapevine's favorite son took his hilarious film lecture "How Rednecks Saved Hollywood" to the Oak Cliff movie house for a night of Briggs' classic brand of cinematic breast, beast and bloodlust in these times when we demand more tact and taste from our entertainment than our political and spiritual leaders. The tour led to Briggs' resurgence as TV's B-movie Siskel and Ebert thanks to the horror streaming channel Shudder. As Joe Bob says, "Check it out."

Social media users are flooded with hundreds and thousands of pictures and videos and witty remarks every day. And occasionally, those pictures or videos or social media users are trying to sell you something. And most of the time, it's awful and cheesy and makes you hate the person. But Sean Lowe is different. The former Bachelor contestant and Dallas native has taken his 15 minutes of fame and made it into a full-blown career as a star of other reality shows and a social media influencer. Whether he's posting about his toddler's diapers or the watches he wears, he makes everything entertaining. And his cute kids and cute wife don't hurt either.

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Dallas has seen an influx of dozens of reality shows throughout the years. Whether it's a show about rich women and their Botox or little women and their problems, Dallas has seen it all. This year, however, Lifetime treated us to Married at First Sight Dallas, where three couples from Dallas were married without ever having seen each other. As we watch three couples try to navigate a relationship — all with cameras and producers following them around — we see the fights, the tears and, of course, the in-laws. And it's amazing.

With more than 5 million subscribers, Brooklyn and Bailey have shown the internet every aspect of their lives. The twins from Lucas, Texas, have uploaded videos about makeup, fashion, boys, their high school drill team, breakups and more. They've launched a scrunchie line and a line of mascara, and fans keep coming back for more. When the twins shared their experience getting their wisdom teeth taken out, the video garnered 21 million views. This fall, they'll take their YouTube channel to Waco when the two attend Baylor University. And we'll keep watching.

Justin Terveen
Justin Terveen

As residents, we get inured to Dallas' charms: skylines, bridges, lights and nature become the backdrop of our lives and just don't jump out at us during our day-to-day. Local photographer Justin Terveen's gift is helping us to see it all clearly again — and beyond that, giving us the opportunity to marvel at something we've taken for granted for years. Scroll through his online gallery for breathtaking angles on downtown; poignant tributes in light to fallen Dallas officers; shots of fireworks that'll make you put that cellphone camera away forever; and Trinity River pics that will change your perspective on the much-maligned waterway. And oh, the storm shots: Terveen's an avid storm chaser, and his captures of cloud formations and lightning strikes in the city are breathtaking. You can order prints for your home or office, find incredible housewarming gifts or get lost in images of Big D at

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