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Education

Hockaday and St. Mark’s Ranked No. 1 in the Nation by Parents and Students of Hockaday and St. Mark’s

Earlier this week, Town & Country posted a list on its website of the nation’s top single-sex private high schools, naming Dallas’ Hockaday and St. Mark’s as the best girls’ and boys’ schools, respectively. Let's look at this one a little closer.
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Business

The Story Behind the Ticket’s New App

Tomorrow, America's favorite radio station, The Ticket, will begin promoting a new app called, appropriately enough, Ticket Drops. Now all P1s (and even P2s) can turn their phones into a drop machine. Now you can be your own board op. Annoy everyone in your next staff meeting by repeatedly playing the Tony Romo "football" drop. Or how about nonstop Corby cackling? Fire it off as many times as you like. (If you don't listen to The Ticket, none of the foregoing will make sense to you. Just know this: there is a funny sports talk station in town. You can use your phone to play some of that station's funny audio clips.) And now I will tell you how this app came to be. If you care.
By Tim Rogers
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Awesome Things

How Mike Morath Can Redeem Himself, Keep DISD Trustee Seat

Yesterday I called for DISD trustee Mike Morath to step down because he failed to pay $2 million for the sole copy of the Wu-Tang Clan album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin. Morath has so far not responded publicly to my challenge. Today I offer a way for Morath to demonstrate real leadership and show that he is for the children.
By Tim Rogers
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Abnormal Psychology

What Happened to Citizen Oversight of the Trinity River Project?

It became another CIty Council committee.
By Wylie H. Dallas
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Charts

In Search of Dallas’ Missing Alcohol Sales Tax Revenue

Did the DCVB stage a heist?
By Wylie H. Dallas

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Architecture & Design

The Convention Center That Ate Dallas

What if we put more money directly into the arts instead?
By Wylie H. Dallas
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Awesome Things

Why’s Dallas City Hall Sneaking Through a $450 Million Blank Check For TXU?

The city manager is asking for this on the down low.
By Wylie H. Dallas
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Controversy

Emails Shed Light on Inner Workings of Trinity River Project Funding Schemes

Brandon Formby reports on the latest bit of information to leak out of the trove of Trinity Toll Road-related emails.
By Peter Simek
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Abnormal Psychology

Mayor Mike Rawlings’ Strange Case for the Trinity Toll Road

He's furiously juggling under the overpass.
By Wylie H. Dallas
Media

Question for the Group: What Should We Call Our Podcast?

Looks like Zac and I will attempt a podcast. Without getting too heavy into the details, it'll be kinda like FrontBurner (actual Dallas-related content mixed with time-wasting foolishness). About six years ago, a fellow named Adam McGill and I attempted something like this. We called it FrontBurner For Your Ears. A woman named Charity Beaver was once a guest. But I digress. We did the thing without buying any equipment, using instead a free service called Blog Talk Radio, which relies on telephones to record sound. The audio quality was not top notch (to say nothing of the content). This time we've invested some money. We've got microphones. And even a microphone stand. So I throw it to you, dear content consumer. What should we call this thing? Keep the name FrontBurner For Your Ears? Something snappier? Anything in particular you're interested in hearing?
By Tim Rogers