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Poverty
1:59 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

In Dallas, Poverty Has Skyrocketed Over The Past Decade

The Dallas mayor's annual Back to School Fair offers free school supplies, as well as health, vision and dental screenings.
Twitter/Mayor Mike Rawlings (@ Mike_Rawlings)

Originally published on Thu August 21, 2014 4:11 pm

Dallas’ poor population has exploded.

From 2000 to 2012, the number of poor people in Dallas rose by 41 percent. That far outweighs the city's overall 5 percent population growth during the same period.

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Texas News
4:54 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Texas Buys Conservation Land with Oil Spill Money

An aerial view of fringe marshes around Powderhorn Lake.
Earl Nottingham / Texas Parks and Wildlife

Originally published on Thu August 21, 2014 2:57 pm

A deal that was decades in the making has finally closed on the largest conservation land purchase in Texas history: Just over 17,000 acres of undisturbed coastal prairie in Calhoun County for $50 million.

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Waco
4:45 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Disc Golfers Descend On Waco's 'Beast'

Vince Caddell

This Weekend is the 18th Waco Annual Charity Open—a disc golf tournament with proceeds going to the Baylor Autism Resource Clinic. Part of the tournament takes place in the new and improved Brazos Park East, which has just gone under $2.6 million in renovations. Disc golfers call the course "The Beast."


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Likely Stories Book Review
11:51 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Likely Stories: In Praise of Shadows

In Praise of Shadows
Jim McKeown

A pleasing exploration of the aesthetic of Japanese architecture and decoration.

 

In Praise of Shadows reviewed August 21, 2014

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Texas News
9:40 am
Thu August 21, 2014

The Dallas-To-Houston Bullet Train Could Change Everything

Japanese bullet trains travel at more than 200 mph. Bullet trains could come to Texas in the next few years.
Japan Railway Company

Originally published on Wed August 20, 2014 5:00 pm

For years, the Japanese company behind the world’s first and busiest high-speed rail system has been itching to enter the U.S. high-speed rail market, hoping to sell one of the world’s ripest passenger rail markets on its breathtakingly fast Shinkansen bullet trains.

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