Monthly Archives: March 2006

Closer to being historical

So the proposed Junius Height Historical District (or is it Historic District, I've never been clear on that) was passed by the Landmark Commission back on Thursday the 23rd.  My sources tell me that there were 46 people in favor … Continue reading

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Maybe I’m starting to get it

I had always heard that levees can cause floods in addition to containing them, but I never was quite sure how. I thought that it was because the levees contained the floodwaters and made them run even faster and deeper … Continue reading

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The end of the Bad Old Days in Old East Dallas

While digging around for a follow up to my post from a few days ago about the proposed Junius Heights historic district I came across Old East Dallas 1975 at Douglas Newby’s site. He is a real estate agent whose … Continue reading

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Craic addicts

Back in early 2000 the Irish Pub Company craze came to Dallas with the opening of O’Dowd’s on McKinney Ave. across from the Hard Rock Cafe. My 2nd date with my now wife was to the grand opening of O’Dowd’s. … Continue reading

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Watch out for the commies

My neighborhood in east Dallas (Junius Heights) is in the middle of a push to be designated by the city as a historic district.  Basically what this means is that you won’t be able to make any modifications to the … Continue reading

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Does Alliance Airport violate the Wright Amendment

Back before DFW Airport was built, Dallas’s airport was Love Field (DAL), which is located near the center of the city. In order to get the funding for DFW, Congress passed a law called the Wright Amendment which in the … Continue reading

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Defective Bible trivia

During Mass on Sunday the Deacon mentioned in his homily that there had been 8 people on Noah’s ark. That made my mind wander back to an old trivia nugget that I first thought of long ago: According to the … Continue reading

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