You have until Friday to keep voting for the Greatest Dallasites of All Time. Only the top 100 will be recognized in the December 2016 issue of D Magazine, so I thought I’d take a moment to look at the candidates who are hovering right on the bubble of either making the cut or of being denied the opportunity to earn ink-on-paper glory.
Here’s what that group looks like now:
In order, there’s a surgeon who left a fortune and hundreds of acres to the city to develop into park land, the star of Idiocracy, Dallas’ first millionaire, a famously buxom actress who died young, a TV producer known for The Love Boat and Beverly Hills 90210, a civil rights activist, a cattle baron, a restaurateur who brought a streetcar back to McKinney Avenue, and the guy responsible for both Fuddruckers and EatZi’s.
Kinda makes me wish we could throw them all into a house together to see what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real. Until technological advances someday make that possible, you’ll just have to keep voting to see if you can help these folks out (or knock them off the list, if you prefer.)
Sometime between now and tomorrow, we’re going to remove the rankings page from public view. This is being done to preserve a bit of suspense about who exactly will appear in the pages of D — and in what order. But keep playing through Sept. 23.