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It's been four months since the Dallas City Council debated what to do about this city's Confederate monuments and Civil War vestiges. On Wednesday that discussion returns to City Hall, this time with city staff's recommendations. Here they are:  https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas-city-council/2018/03/16/dallas-may-send-robert-e-lee-fort-worth-keep-confederate-war-memorial  https://t.co/elhGzFbMmm
Archie Fleming was hit with a $130,000 back-tax bill for worthless land near the Trinity River. The Dallas Central Appraisal District said there were streets running past his property. But, no. Those streets did not exist. So DCAD did the right thing:  https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2018/03/16/dallas-appraisal-district-says-made-egregious-error-overvalued-mans-worthless-land  https://t.co/INOUAm8NU2
Wednesday the Dallas City Council will resume talking about the Confederate Monuments Task Force's recommendations. Today I wrote about former Dallas mayor and Confederate officer John Henry Brown, who tried to reinstate the African slave trade in 1857.  https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2018/03/15/dallas-prepares-revisit-confederate-past-reminder-long-ago-mayors-despicable-history  https://t.co/ueK7iLrcep
Earlier today @DallasPD issued a missing-marker alert for the downtown historical marker I wrote about last month. That state-issued plaque commemorated the spot where the modern city was born, more or less. Here's how it wound up in DPD's custody.  https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2018/03/14/downtown-dallas-historical-marker-thought-stolen-safely-police-custody  https://t.co/W3J5CIVhQb
Dallas' city council was asked, again, to give ESPN $400,000 for the annual Heart of Dallas Bowl. Which doesn't make any money. And doesn't come close to filling the 92,000-capacity Cotton Bowl. To which the city council said, "We have B_G questions"  https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2018/03/13/nice-bowl-game-fair-park-every-year-dallas-keeps-coming-bg-loser  https://t.co/CJbfHhqPlm
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