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Super Bowl Prostitution By The Numbersnew

100,000 hookers didn't show, but America's latest political scam did.
Dallas Observer  |  Pete Kotz  |  03-10-2011  |  Crime & Justice

Dallas' Homeless Turn To The Bridge for Food, Shelter and a New Startnew

Dallas' homeless shelter is a city-subsidized success story. From its troubled beginning, The Bridge faced fierce opposition, criticism and nagging doubts. Yet in its first year of operation, it placed more than 400 people into housing and assisted nearly 800 with finding jobs.
Dallas Observer  |  Sam Merten  |  08-31-2009  |  Housing & Development

Mexican Citizens Seeking Help from the Dallas Consulate Get Snared in a Legal Grudge Matchnew

Lawyer Robert Lyons claimed that he was owed a piece of a $2 million fee collected by a rival lawyer in a case stemming from the accidental death of a Mexican truck driver in Dallas. His lawsuit would lead to allegations of kickbacks and corruption at Dallas' Mexican Consulate, charges denied by Mexican Consul General Enrique Hubbard Urrea.
Dallas Observer  |  Megan Feldman  |  08-17-2009  |  International

It’s Survival Of The Fittest For Urban Pioneers in Downtown Dallasnew

Dallas dreams of a vibrant city center, where residents, shops and restaurants mingle. But this is not a report on what city officials envision. This is a look at downtown from the street-level. Restaurants are still struggling. Homelessness is still an issue. People still perceive the area as dead, although that perception is beginning to change.
Dallas Observer  |  Kimberly Thorpe  |  06-08-2009  |  Business & Labor

Dallas' Long and Winding Trinity River Corridor Projectnew

More than a decade after getting underway, the Trinity River Corridor Project's price tag has ballooned to more than $2 billion, its shape has shifted with the political winds, and only patches of progress have been made.
The Texas Observer  |  Ian Dille  |  06-03-2009  |  Housing & Development

Dallas Convention Center Hotel Vote is Not Just About a Buildingnew

In his many public pitches for the convention center hotel, Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert has argued that a vote against the hotel would be a vote against the future of the city.
Dallas Observer  |  Sam Merten  |  05-04-2009  |  Housing & Development

Getting Lost on the Neches Rivernew

Jim Schutze gets lost canoeing the Neches River, and finds the wildlife refuge Dallas wants to dam to secure its water supply.
Dallas Observer  |  Jim Schutze  |  04-27-2009  |  Environment

Beating a DWI Case May Soon Get a Lot Tougher in Dallasnew

Since last Memorial Day, the Dallas Police Department has had five "no-refusal" weekends, most recently this St. Patrick's Day. So far, 404 people have been arrested for DWI and refused a breath test. In some cases they were physically restrained and forced to give a blood sample.
Dallas Observer  |  Kimberly Thorpe  |  04-06-2009  |  Crime & Justice

Dallas' Victory Park Struggles to Deliver a Winnew

Nearly three years after its first shops opened, Dallas' Victory Park still hasn't found itself. Even before the economy went south, the district often turned into a ghost town when the arena was dark.
Dallas Observer  |  Matt Pulle  |  02-02-2009  |  Housing & Development

Downtown Dallas at the Crossroadsnew

Dallas's effort to clean up downtown could cost the city important parts of history.
Dallas Observer  |  Robert Wilonsky  |  01-26-2009  |  Housing & Development

Dallas' Letot Center Helps to Stop the Sex Tradenew

Every week, the Center takes in girls as young as 13 who are part of a thriving underground sex trade that stretches from Miami to Los Angeles.
Dallas Observer  |  Jesse Hyde  |  11-17-2008  |  Sex

Dallas Independent School District is in the Holenew

Teachers get axed and parents fret as Dallas' school leaders scramble to cover a budget hole.
Dallas Observer  |  Jim Schutze and Robert Wilonsky  |  10-14-2008  |  Education

Freddy Haynes Seemed a Shoo-In to Lead the NAACP ... So What Happened?new

Haynes' commitment to Rev. Jeremiah Wright's brand of theology -- the very thing that had shaped his ministry and brought him so much success -- may have derailed his chance to lead the nation's oldest civil rights organization.
Dallas Observer  |  Jesse Hyde  |  06-17-2008  |  Race & Class

Dallas' New Shelter Hopes to Kill Homelessness with Kindnessnew

From its inception, The Bridge was envisioned as a campus where the homeless, after receiving social services, would be primed for re-entry into a new life.
Dallas Observer  |  Naomi Zeveloff  |  05-12-2008  |  Housing & Development

Down-and-Dirty Developers Want Into Dallas' Inner Citynew

As the city council looks at rezoning, we're wary of the quick-money guys.
Dallas Observer  |  Jim Schutze  |  04-14-2008  |  Housing & Development

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