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Friday Fun

Will the Real Ted Voorhies Please Stand Up?

Sir, just tell us—what IS the best FrontBurner post of 2018?
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Books

Will Clarke’s New Book Is on Sale for $9,999.99

Time travel makes it cheaper. Or something equally stupid.
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Stupid Things

Which is the Most Infectious Local Jingle of All Time?

These days, the worst disease comes from a Dallas dentist's office.
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Local News

Five Freaky At-Home Injuries to Make Darren McFadden Feel Better

Apparently Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden broke his elbow over Memorial Day weekend while trying to save his brand new iPhone S. Hopefully Zeke Elliott sent him some Tiff's Treats. If that's not enough to make him feel better, perhaps the fact that he's not the first Dallas athlete to suffer a bizarre injury off the field will help ease the pain.
Local Government

Former Trinity River Project Manager: ‘I Felt Like I Was Part of a Giant Con’

Eric Nicholson has an important piece over on the Dallas Observer today about Bryan Kilburn, the man who used to be in charge of managing the Great Trinity Forest for the City of Dallas.
Gripes

The City of Dallas Continues To Bulldoze the Trinity Forest

The D Magazine world headquarters are closed this week. I should be unplugged, resting, recharging. And yet there I was this morning at Top Golf, reading, between turns, this important, well-reported, balanced story by the Observer’s Eric Nicholson (don't feel too bad for me). I'm afraid there are too many people this week similarly unplugged, people who will miss this story, city officials who will therefore not feel the appropriate heat on their heels. The short version: Trinity Watershed Management continues to be the worst city department in Dallas. Trees continue to be bulldozed. The forest continues to be degraded. And no one is held accountable. Every couple of months, we hear another story like the one Nicholson brings us today. And the city responds: "A contractor screwed up. We've got the problem corrected. It won't happen again." It has happened too many times. No one ever gets fired. All the mismanagement, it all ultimately falls at the feet of City Manager A.C. Gonzalez. It's time for change.
Competence

Leading Off (7/14/2015)

The Barnett Shale is Off-Gassing More Greenhouse Gasses Than Previous Thought: The EPA botched its initial estimates, and as it turns out, fracking in the Barnett Shale is responsible for 64 percent of all methane in our local atmosphere. The good news: most of those emissions are the result of human errors and mechanical failures. Let’s Put Those Increased Violent Crime Numbers in Perspective: The Dallas Morning News breaks down the much-reported 10 percent increase in violent crime. The takeaway? Glass half-full, glass half-empty. You could argue the increase reflects a return to a historical norm. And if violent crime continues at pace through the end of the year, murders will be at the same level they were 2013 and 2012, while aggravated assaults would only see a 0.4 percent increase over last year.
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