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Virgin CEO Richard Branson Visiting Dallas to Lobby for Love Field Gates

6 years ago by Eric Nicholson
Eccentric British billionaire Richard Branson's last visit to North Texas -- in 2010, to launch Virgin America's service from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport -- he brought along an absurd cowboy getup, barbecue, and a small herd of longhorn cattle. This time, God-willing, his arrival should be much more low-key. The...
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Richard Branson Invites Me Into His Boudoir to Spill Virgin Tales of DFW Comings and Goings

9 years ago by Andrea Grimes
Dressed in full cowboy gear, complete with a Virgin America belt buckle, British business mogul Sir Richard Branson greeted representatives of what looked to be every media outlet within a hundred miles -- and anyone else who could get their lunch hour off -- at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport 'round...
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Branson Sues Dallas- and Fort Worth-Based Travel Companies. But Will Yakov Smirnoff Take the Stand?

13 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
An entire city has filed a lawsuit against, among others, Dallas-based Hotels.com and Fort Worth-based Travelocity.com "for back taxes the city claims the companies never paid on hotel room bookings," reports the Associated Press today. And the name of that city? Why, lookie here, y'all, it's none other than good...
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An Airliner Adapted in Waco to Launch Satellites Is Now Flying

2 years ago by Joe Pappalardo
A unique airplane called the Cosmic Girl landed at Texas State Technical College's airport in Waco earlier this year and parked inside one of the big hangars there. When it rolled out months later, the airplane was ready to launch a space rocket from under one wing while flying at...
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Is SoFar Sounds So Good?

3 years ago by Eric Grubbs
SoFar Sounds is a London-based company that throws secret, intimate concerts in 350 cities across the world. It's been in DFW since 2012, but over the past few weeks, Dallas musicians have questioned the company's business model on social media. SoFar shows are more showcase previews than what you'd see...
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Joel Ferrell, Director of The Christians, Reflects on His Own Upbringing in the Faith

3 years ago by Katy Lemieux
Joel Ferrell is tackling what might seem like familiar territory at the Dallas Theater Center right now. The DTC artistic associate and actual son of a preacher is directing Lucas Hnath’s The Christians. But he says comparing his dad, a former Methodist pastor in Fort Worth, to Hnath’s world of...
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I Met Dolly Parton and Connected With Her as a Gospel Artist

3 years ago by Charley Crockett
Charley Crockett is a local blues musician. He recently won the Dallas Observer Music Award for Best Blues Act, and his sophomore album, In the Night — which was nominated for best album — will be released on vinyl Dec. 29. A few years back I was making my living...
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Betting on Rockets: A Tech School in Waco Dreams of Becoming a Spaceport

3 years ago by Joe Pappalardo
A funny thing happened to spaceflight in the late 20th century: Engineers began to design new launch vehicles that could reach space but operate like airplanes. Instead of a rocket standing upright on a launchpad, blasting into space under tens of thousands of pounds of mixed fuel and oxidizer, aerospace...
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Unraveling the Dixie Chicks and Dallas' Dysfunctional Relationship

3 years ago by Wayne Lee Gay
San Antonio attorney Patricia Diaz Dennis flew to Dallas last weekend to meet her daughter and catch a concert more than a decade in the making. She flew to Dallas, rendezvousing with Alicia Diaz Dennis, a graduate student at Louisiana State University. The younger woman wouldn’t have heard the Dixie...

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