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Brent Brown, Who Rebuilt Congo Street, Will Head Dallas CityDesign Studio in City Hall

11 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
Couple of weeks back we debuted the Dallas Urban Design Studio, a Trinity Trust-funded endeavor that'll get its own office in Dallas City Hall in order to "elevate the design consciousness and culture of Dallas, while working to balance social, economic, environmental, and design sustainability towards enhancing livability for all...
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Brent Brown, Head of City Hall's New CityDesign Studio, On Redesigning Dallas

11 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
Even after having mentioned the Dallas CityDesign Studio -- which the Trinity Trust is paying for, thanks to Rusty and Deedie Rose's $5 million donation -- a few times, we still didn't know what the what it's supposed to do. After all, its mission statement seems awfully vague: "This resource...
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Night Club Where Josh Brent Partied the Night He Killed Jerry Brown Sues Brent

5 years ago by Stephen Young
Josh Brent may have done his time for the December 2012 drunk driving wreck that killed his passenger, former University of Illinois teammate and best friend Jerry Brown Jr., but the legal battle surrounding the case isn't over. Brent's been sued by Beamers Private Club as it attempts to insulate...
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How Brown Bag Provisions Opened Just Before the COVID-19 Pandemic and Is Staying Open

4 days ago by Taylor Adams
I first went into Brown Bag Provisions on my birthday. Which was March 17. Which was also the first day Dallas restaurants were closed for in-house dining. But at this Design District establishment, which opened March 9, things were still busy. Sure, people were getting items such as a stellar...
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Time for Trinity Park Plan to Get Airborne or Give Up and Go Lay an Egg

6 months ago by Jim Schutze
Ahem. One hates to be Miss Penny Pinch-Pinch, but the deadline is now two weeks gone for the outfit in charge of the proposed fancy park on the Trinity River downtown to come up with about $150 million to pay for it. They’ve had three years. One doesn’t see a...
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Proposed River Park Starting to Sound More Like Laura Miller, Angela Hunt

8 months ago by Jim Schutze
Former Mayor Laura Miller and former City Council members Scott Griggs, Angela Hunt and Philip Kingston may no longer be at City Hall, but their ideas are still there, because they were right. Like the river that runs through the heart of the city, those ideas will persist no matter...
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Former Cowboys Player, Defunct Dallas Bar Found Equally Responsible for 2012 Death

1 year ago by Stephen Young
A now-closed Dallas nightclub and former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent bear joint responsibility for the death of Brent's best friend and former teammate Jerry Brown in a 2012 car accident, a Dallas County jury decided. During a nearly weeklong trial, attorneys for Brown's family asked the jury to...
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River Park Plans Look Like Trinity Toll Road Boondoggle All Over Again

12 months ago by Jim Schutze
You may not believe this. I can’t do anything but tell you. The same people who brought us the absurd and embarrassing $6 million fake kayak rapids fiasco in the Trinity River, the folks who brought us the $115 million bicycle bridge that’s too dangerous to use, the same social...
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Council Asks Parkies to Pay for Goofy Bridge. Did You Feel the Earth Move?

12 months ago by Jim Schutze
You do what you want, but this is popcorn and folding chair time for me. An eye-popping little tent show is about to unfold, and I want a front-row seat. It started last week with this: Dallas City Council member Scott Griggs, running for mayor on an anti-boondoggle platform, scored...
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Judge Orders Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent to Wear Second Alcohol Monitor After the First Detected Booze

7 years ago by Eric Nicholson
Josh Brent has managed to stay mostly out of the headlines since the blitz of media coverage that followed his indictment on intoxication manslaughter charges in the December 8 death of Cowboys teammate Jerry Brown. That changed today. Brent was back in court this morning after prosecutors said he'd violated...

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