* Robert Decherd’s Dallas Morning News’ shrinking circulation is good for a company that diluted its focus and coffers by bloating circulation to impress Wall Street.
* Six of seven key Deep Ellum nightspots got their operating permits renewed. There’s still hope for the troubled entertainment district.
* Green grows the grass—and Haggard Properties’ 200,000-sq.-ft. speculative LEED Silver building in Plano. Somewhere, Al Gore is smiling.
* Jim Keyes’ bid to turn Blockbuster into some kind of RadioShack/entertainment Frankenstein is just a backward-looking action. The firm needs to look forward and think outside the block.
* Carol Reed’s Trinity Vote win cements her place among Dallas’ hall-of-fame campaign strategists.
* If you’re one of the 6,400 people who made the UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas velvet rope list, like Ebby Halliday Realtors founder Ebby Halliday, kudos. You’re kind of a big deal.
* Maybe it made “cents” to close the original Chili’s on Greenville Avenue. But we don’t like it. It’s a historic landmark for melted-cheese aficionados.