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Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his “uber” hand

photographyblog.dallasnews.com — Today I photographed Governor Rick Perry speaking at the Americans for Prosperity conference in Dallas. Upon looking at my images I noticed something written on Perry's hand. Out of curiosity I zoomed in and noticed it was the word "uber." Not sure why it was there, but I sure thought it was interesting.
Aug 29, 2014

Buy a vowel. MT @amanbatheja: Kinda weird. Rick Perry had the word “uber” on his hand during a major speech today. photographyblog.dallasnews.com/2014/08/gov-ri…

Aug 29, 2014

RT @amanbatheja: Kinda weird. Rick Perry had the word “uber” written in his hand during a major speech today. photographyblog.dallasnews.com/2014/08/gov-ri…

Aug 29, 2014

Kinda weird. Rick Perry had the word “uber” written in his hand during a major speech today. photographyblog.dallasnews.com/2014/08/gov-ri…

Dallas’ historic preservation staff recommends denying a planned bike-share location at Fair Park

cityhallblog.dallasnews.com — In March, after much discussion and debate, the Dallas City Council OK'd spending $125,000 to launch a bike-share program at Fair Park. It was supposed to debut in " late May or early June," but it's been delayed until Date To Be Determined for various reasons, chief among them: The State Fair of Texas is now only weeks away, and the bikes would be parked during the fair, so, really, there's no rush.
Aug 30, 2014

Dallas’ historic preservation staff recommends denying a planned bike-share location at Fair Park bit.ly/1wSl1j8

Dallas police investigating possible fetus found at Woodrow Wilson High School

educationblog.dallasnews.com — The Dallas Police Department are investigating a possible fetus found Friday afternoon at Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas ISD. Dallas police said on Twitter that the investigation was "in preliminary stages." Dallas ISD police have also responded to the East Dallas high school. .@DallasPD investigating possible fetus found @ Woodrow Wilson High School.
Aug 29, 2014

RT @matthewhaag: Dallas police investigating possible fetus found at Woodrow Wilson High School educationblog.dallasnewsblogs.com/?p=21677

Aug 29, 2014

Dallas police investigating possible fetus found at Woodrow Wilson High School educationblog.dallasnewsblogs.com/?p=21677

Contentious rezoning request withdrawn for proposed Preston Center high-rise apartment tower

cityhallblog.dallasnews.com — A contentious Preston Center zoning change - opposed by former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller and others - has been withdrawn. The rezoning request, originally proposed by The Crosland Group, would've paved the way for a 23-story, 200-unit luxury residential complex on Westchester Drive. The site currently features a 55-year-old, three-story medical building.
Aug 29, 2014

Contentious rezoning request withdrawn for proposed Preston Center high-rise apartment tower bit.ly/1tUbenZ

Aug 29, 2014

Contentious rezoning request withdrawn for proposed Preston Center high-rise apartment tower bit.ly/1llLJvs

Watchdog: Letters from readers show broad array of problems

dallasnews.com — Actual letters to The Watchdog. Actual replies. Dear Watchdog: My 79-year-old sister leased a car, and the dealer took advantage of her and overloaded her contract. They added four different types of insurance: windshield; body dents; tires and rims protection; and maintenance protection. If you can help me .... Signed, T.
Aug 29, 2014

RT @HisGirlHildy: My fave part of @DaveLieber's #Watchdog column:"You gave up? Watchdog Nation never wants to hear those words." Amen dallasnews.com/investigations…

Take a break from work with these Dallas-area Labor Day sales and freebies

dallasnews.com — Ahh, Labor Day. A holiday to celebrate the labor movement in the most American way possible: By buying a bunch of discounted stuff with our hard-earned money. Here are some of the deals you can take advantage of in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Texas AG: Single-use bag fees, like Dallas’, may be against state law, but all-out bans might not be

cityhallblog.dallasnews.com — Greg Abbott doesn't think cities have the right to charge retail customers for single-use plastic or paper bags. But according to an opinion issued today by the Texas attorney general and gubernatorial candidate, full-on bans appear to be legal - at least in most circumstances.
Aug 30, 2014

The law was fairly clear about plastic bag fees and city attorneys warned the council. A ban would have been better. bit.ly/1tL3VQh

Aug 29, 2014

Texas AG: Single-use bag fees, like Dallas’, may be against state law, but all-out bans might not be bit.ly/1tL3VQh

Why Are There Not Enough Women Architects?

artsblog.dallasnews.com — I'm not sure whether I should be happy or sad that there was a standing-room-only crowd earlier this week for a panel discussion on the profession's failure to promote and retain women. The good news, the half-glass-full perspective, is that the first step to rectifying this problem is acknowledging its existence.

Report: Furniture store that wagered with Texas A&M-South Carolina game now owes $1 million to over 600 customers

collegesportsblog.dallasnews.com — You may remember the local Ashley Furniture store in College Station that vowed to repay any customer who made a purchase, should Texas A&M defeat South Carolina by more than 10-points. Well, the Aggies came out on fire Thursday night and won by 24-points.
Aug 29, 2014

RT @SportsDayDFW: Report: Furniture store that wagered with Texas A&M-South Carolina game now owes $1 million to over 600 customers http://…

Aug 28, 2014

RT @SportsDayDFW: Report: Furniture store that wagered with Texas A&M-South Carolina game now owes $1 million to over 600 customers http://…

Man survives collision with two trains after he drove past railroad crossing gates in West Dallas

thescoopblog.dallasnews.com — Dallas Fire-Rescue workers are trying to determine how a man wound up trapped between two trains in West Dallas early Friday morning. The collision occurred around 4 this morning at Westmoreland Road and Singleton Boulevard, which remains closed during the investigation.
Aug 29, 2014

RT @dallasnews: Man survives collision with two trains after he drove past crossing gates in West Dallas d-news.co/AQZpE pic.twitter.com/AP9MRbxCsM