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40 Greatest Stories

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, we’re revealing the most indelible tales ever told in our pages.

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Love and Loss in a Small Texas Town

West was just a place where people pulled off the highway to buy kolaches. Then it exploded.
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My Search For One Decent Dallas Man

How I learned to stop worrying and love dating.
By Sarah Hepola
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The Most Amazing Bowling Story Ever

In a bowling alley one night, Bill Fong came so close to perfection that it nearly killed him.
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Barrett Brown Is Anonymous

From a tiny Uptown apartment he's organizing a worldwide collective of hackers that brought down HBGary and helped overthrow the government of Tunisia.
By Tim Rogers
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Don Meredith: The First Dallas Cowboy

As America's Team celebrates its 50th anniversary, we look back to the era before Troy and Roger.
By Curt Sampson

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Charley Pride Turns 70 and — Galdurnit — He’s Still Got Something

When other music legends reached that milestone, they got treated to box sets and huge celebrations. Pride? He got nothing.
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The Quiet American

Gamal Abdel-Hafiz was the first Muslim FBI agent, on a first-name basis with FBI director Louis Freeh, and admired for his assistance in busting terrorists. All that changed when he was asked to wear a wire.
By Todd Bensman
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How Willie Nelson Saved Carl’s Corner—Again

In 1984, Carl Cornelius opened his truck stop. With a little help from his famous buddy, Cornelius intends to save the world, one trucker at a time.
By MIKE SHROPSHIRE
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The Word According to Doyle Davidson

From his Plano pulpit, he says a Jezebel spirit has infected the city and mental illness can be cured with prayer. It was the last thing Dena Schlosser needed to hear.
By Paul Kix
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The Chicken-Fried Philosopher Goes to Vietnam

The founder of Black-Eyed Pea, GoodEats, and a half-dozen other restaurants travels halfway around the world to find his next big idea for Dallas.
By Gene Street