The city of Dallas certainly took front and center on the world stage in 1994- Think about it. More than 750 million football fans in 141 countries watched our Cowboys take another World Champion title in Super Bowl XXVIII.

A marriage in the nation’s first family brought the national press corps to the Dallas Arboretum.

Approximately 32 billion soccer fans around the globe followed the fates of their countries via the International Broadcast Center headquartered in Fair Park.

And the spotlights of America’s entertainment industry shone on Dallas the night Planet Hollywood opened in the West End.

These are just a few of the events that made the world turn to Dallas in the past year. To capture these, we introduce a new D tradition this month with “1994: A Dallas Scrapbook.” It’s offered as our reminder that we tend to take life, and especially life in this city, for granted. Don’t the weeks and months buzz by a little too fast in Dallas.’ And don’t we often forget the larger role Dallas plays on the national and international scene? Use this feature as an excuse to take time out to reflect on the people and events that made this year memorable.

Have some fun with our T-shirt tribute to 1994, “The Year in T-shirts,” on pages 86 and 87. We had a great time putting it together, and can’t wait to see what the coming year holds for our ’95 collection. But there we go again. ..planning our lives away.

We hope that our December issue adds to your enjoyment of the season. All of us at D wish you a very happy holiday.



Angela Genusa’s first name struck us as symbolic confirmation that she was the perfect writer for our feature this month on the angel movement that is lifting heads and hearts in the Metroplex. A former editor and writer for Gannett News Service, Genusa now writes freelance features on the arts and lifestyle trends.

STEWART LYTLE has been having conversations with Dallas movers and shakers for years in his official capacity as an analyst of city power structures. In this month’s “Forum,” he returns to his roots as a political journalist in his discussion with two city leaders who have been working on a road map for the future, The Dallas Plan.

Writer David E. Wynne returns to Dallas after 13 years in New Mexico. This month, in his first piece for D, Wynne tells the story of the international exploits of Dallas entrepreneur Trigg Dealey, who is blazing a trail as the city’s newest brand of wildcatter.

BRIAN MELTON grew up in Dallas, and through the years has added a wide range

of personalities to his collection of acquaintances. This month in “Portraits” he shares two of those personalities with D readers. A former news and entertainment reporter for WRR-AM, Melton recently turned in the corporate calling card he’d been using for 15 years to return to the circle of local journalists. Welcome back.

PHOTOGRAPHER JESS ALFORD’S work has been featured in such magazines as Life, Look, and Texas Monthly. A lover of people and the outdoors, he focuses now on environmental location portraits. See what he does with a man and his olive tree in this month’s feature “The New Texas Oil Baron.”

Photographer GREG WaTERMANN moved to Dallas from New York City, where he enjoyed a successful career shooting the likes of Carol Burnett and Julia Roberts for national magazines including Rolling Stone, Elle, and Lear’s. With work like that, why make the move? He tells us now he’s that much closer to a lifelong dream-to photograph the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.


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