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Longhorn Headed Toward National Historic Designation

A state review board has approved its nomination.
Revs. Michael Waters and Robert Jeffress
Dallas History

Sermon on the Hilltop: First Baptist Confronted By the Sins of Its Past

In a discussion about The Accommodation, the reverend Dr. Michael Waters explored Dallas' racial and economic history while Dr. Robert Jeffress addressed his predecessor's long support of segregation.
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Books

The Store for All Sorts: Half Price Books Turns 50

Half Price Books is celebrating a half-century. The business may have been built on quirky characters and unwanted remainders. But don’t discount them.
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The Fate of the Morney-Berry Farm Is Now Tied to the Texas Bullet Train

The Morney-Berry Farm has been in the same family since 1876. Descendants of the original owner have spent their lives protecting it. And now, a Texas Supreme Court ruling puts its future in jeopardy.
Lory Masters
Dallas History

I Got Lost, Then I Found Loryland

Lory Masters has been at the center of plenty of North Texas history. I profiled her for the July issue of D and the story is online now.

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The Grand Story of Loryland

Loryland is the only neighborhood in Dallas named after someone still living. How did its namesake, Lory Masters, earn the honor? First she started a lesbian motorcycle club.
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David Witts Got to Terlingua 50 Years Too Early

The Dallas businessman invested in the area long before its current boom.
By Tim Rogers
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Personalities

A Year After Juneteenth Became a National Holiday, Opal Lee’s Journey Continues

The “grandmother of Juneteenth” finally achieved her goal to make the day a national holiday. That doesn’t mean her job is done.
By Trinity Hawkins
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Meet Stephanie Drenka, the Woman Shining a Spotlight on Local Asian American History

This spring, Drenka cofounded the Dallas Asian American Historical Society, which preserves and highlights the stories and legacy of the city’s AAPI community.
By Grayson Mask
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Saying Goodbye to a Preston Hollow Landmark

Everyone in the neighborhood knew the Glendora house with all the roses.
By Tim Rogers