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D Magazine September 2014

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The Dallas 40

How the city came to the most exciting point in its history. Forty stories over 40 years.
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Features


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Crime

Wylie’s Hovercraft to the Rescue

It’s the most badass piece of safety equipment in North Texas.
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Restaurant Business

The Elevation of Tex-Mex

Tex-Mex got its start in Dallas. Mico Rodriguez built (and lost) an empire by refining it. Now he’s building another, one cheese enchilada at a time.
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The Bount of the Barnett Shale

Kelcy Warren’s wealth sprang from the earth. He used some of it to build a park that has helped reshape our city.
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The Founding of Uptown

Phil Cobb’s McKinney Avenue Transit Authority kick-started the birth of Dallas’ most successful urban neighborhood.
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Books

The Entrepreneurial Woman

Tomima Edmark made millions selling a hairstyling device called the TopsyTail. Next up: underwear.
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Education

The Changing Face of Politics

For decades, the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office was dominated by Henry Wade and his legacy. But Craig Watkins has ushered in a new era.
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Immigration

The Growth of the Vietnamese Community

Jennifer Nguyen came to Garland in 1985. Residents paid her no attention, so she set out to make others feel welcome.
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Medicine

The Brain Gain

Dallas has become a welcoming environment for top research scientists like Dr. Hao Zhu, who may just one day figure out how to beat cancer.
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Sports

The Four-Sport Town

There were plenty of reasons why ice hockey shouldn’t have caught on in Dallas, but there’s one reason it did: Mike Modano.
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The Underground Culture

Three decades ago, Katherine Owens founded the Undermain Theatre as a haven for the smart, shocking, and strange. Other small, independent theaters followed suit.