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With White Rock Dog Park Getting a Million-Dollar Makeover, Should We Be Investing More in Southern Dallas Instead?
Great story from our favorite Dallas Observer reporter, Eric Nicholson, on the proposed $1 million makeover the White Rock Dog Park is getting.
It’s probably the most popular dog park in all of North Texas, considering that when I’ve taken my Great Pyrenees mix there, I’ve run into folks from Frisco and Murphy. It gets a lot of use, and some days it’s little more than a fenced-in mudhole, so it could definitely use some work. But $1 million worth of work? Continue reading
Also wanted to alert you to a story by Eric Nicholson of the Dallas Observer, that gives us some insight into how bratty SOME kids in Plano are. Not all the kids in Plano — there are many fine teens out there, of course, but these young hoodlums need a good kick in the rear, in my opinion.
I would like to think so. There are so many varying opinions out there on his performance, and as for this last round of doo-doo, I am still not sure I understand. What did Mike Mikes do that was so wrong and grounds for dismissal? Oh, he did not support his board, that’s it. And he leaked things to Jim Schutze at the Dallas Observer courting his support I guess, and trying to make himself look better than the board, allegedly. You know what they say: sometimes you have to be your own PR person. Maybe he has been too heavy-handed, his ego has enjoyed too much mountain air. But it was pretty darn rotten of his “detractors” to protest in front of his Hockaday house on his son’s birthday!
North Dallas Hoarders: With 46 Animals Trapped in a Feces-Filled Home, How Could Neighbors Not Notice?
Stories like this give my gag reflex a workout. We at CandysDirt.com are big fans of animals, so when we hear about this kind of thing our hearts just break.
Word comes from crackerjack reporter Eric Nicholson that Dallas Animal Services have seized 46 dogs and cats from a feces-filled North Dallas home. The animals were in various states of distress. Sounds like a classic case of animal hoarding to me. Continue reading
Sometimes you need to know interesting things about the neighborhoods you choose to live in. Let’s take The Park Cities and Preston Hollow, and what goes on behind closed doors in Preston Center, where both communities ah, shall we say, shop. We get this hysterical story from Eric Nicholson at The Dallas Observer. In one of those nondescript office buildings on Westchester in Preston Center, not too far from the dance recital place, Dr. George Toledo and My Fit Foods, there is an Anti-Aging Clinic.
Protecting Free Speech is Hard Work: Expect More Real Estate Dish From Candy Now That a Trial Date Has Been Set
Our embattled Candy has been on blog-lite these past few days, thanks to the Maloufs’ attempts to chill her free speech down at Dallas County Court at Law No. 3 in Malouf vs. Mary Candace Evans, Byron Harris and WFAA-TV and Laura Wilson.
Now that Candy and WFAA agreed to a temporary injunction wherein they cannot step foot on the Maloufs’ property, the parties are not scheduled back in court until September, when the trial is set to begin. Continue reading
Tell Me Your Real Estate Story: “Unfair Park” Editor Eric Nicholson is Back in Dallas and Needs a New Place
Eric Nicholson is the new Robert “Fingers of Fury” Wilonsky. The young journo, formerly of the Texarkana Gazette, has taken over the helm of Unfair Park, the Dallas Observerblog. With his new gig, he’s back in Dallas and holed up at his parents’ house in North Dallas with his wife, Megan, his 3-year-old, Connor, and another baby on the way. Obviously, he needs a great house for a great deal. Any takers? Continue reading
Big D or No? Why Did Pilar Sanders Look at a House in Rockwall, Step Daughter Weighs in on (Non?) Divorce
Look, I want them to stay together, I really do. Comes this story in the Dallas Observer where Pilar Sanders says she “is committed to their marriage.” Wow. Good for her. For them. Then today, TMZ – and as I have said before, God knows where they get their stuff — reports that Deion’s daughter Deiondra (she’s from a previous marriage) seems to be accusing Pilar of not being truthful, or something:
Leslie Minora over at The Dallas Observer has done what I wanted to do — written a great, in-depth story about Ken Robinson, the Flower Mound Squatter who filed an affadavit, paid $16 and then proceeded to squat in a $350,000 Flower Mound McMansion. It’s the Dallas real estate, no wait, the Texas real estate, story of the, well, year. As Leslie points out, Ken is more popular now than Jet Blue flight attendant Steven Slater — both poster heros for “sticking it to the man”. Slater said “I’m sick and tired and not going to take this job crap anymore.” Robinson is living the American dream for $16 bucks. He found a house in the suburbs with a swimming pool for God’s sake and is living there, still living there. And yes, he has electricity and according to Minora, the place is spotless. Robinson has cleaned up the yard, the pool, the house, and appears to be doing a great service to that neighborhood — but the neighbors still think he should go. Any case, read this story. Robinson is apparently trying to give seminars teaching people how to adversly possess homes. He’s charging $10,000 for a two-day course. He is single, has been married twice and has six kids, even grandkids. I have always wanted to know how the hell he got the key to the house, to get in, and the story offers the three answers he has given: he found the key in the grass while mowing the lawn, he got in the house through a broken window, he had the locks changed after showing a locksmith his affadavit.
If Good Christian Bitches Jacks Up our Real Estate Market, Just Think What The B******S of Dallas will Do!
Robert Wilonsky at The Dallas Observer says not only is the Dallas pilot going to be shot here, shooting begins in just a few weeks and really showcases the city. Our city. Let me tell you how vitally this impacts us. Giving away my age here, kind of like Larry, but I was living in New York City when the first Dallas series was airing, and learned we would be moving to Dallas. We all sat and watched it, took notes: wow, do all the houses look like that? Do all the women? That place looks familiar. (Translate: sell my furniture, go on a diet, get Botox STAT.) Then a few years later — that was the longest-running series ever — my daughter and I took swimming classes with Charlene Tilton and her baby — BTW where is Charlene now? A television show about a certain city just sets the image. Could Sex In The City have taken place anywhere but New York? And not all cities get shows named after them — where’s “Austin“? For better or worse, Good Christian Bitches and Dallas are showcasing us to the world, and outsiders will think we live like those characters… and all have ranches with Longhorn. And are Christian, with cleavage.