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Sports

Disc Golf Is Taking Off All Over Dallas

Disc golf is easier, cheaper, and faster than traditional golf. Plus, there’s no dress code. Its recent popularity is really no surprise.
By Ginni Beam
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Business

Welcome to Dan Hunt’s $1 Billion Soccer Empire

How the professional sports exec came to lead FC Dallas—and chair region’s bid for the 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup.
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Business

Inside Hana Khouri’s Rise From Topgolf Exec to Drive Shack CEO

The innovative leader is working her magic at the $282 million company behind Puttery—a Rory McIlroy-backed mini-golf brand. She’s also the reason designers made the debut Puttery location in The Colony “knock-the-shit-out-of-it-proof.”
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Arts & Entertainment

Famous Rollerskater Mo Sanders Wants You on All Fours

The former X Games participant now has his own shop in North Oak Cliff.
By Andrea Luttrell
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Sports

The Local Couple Who Bought a Pro Sports Team

Ivy and Young Byun are doctors with three kids under the age of 6. So of course they needed to get involved in a professional Ultimate Frisbee league.

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Business

Meet New Development Specialist Al Coker, AKA “The Grindfather”

Coker, who has closed nearly $3 billion in residential real estate sales since 2000, finds his rush on the skateboard.
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Person of Interest

The Ball Is in Marc Stein’s Court

After more than two decades covering the NBA for the likes of ESPN and the New York Times, Dallas-based Marc Stein went solo last year. We caught up with him ahead of the playoffs.
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Business

Dallas Stars Exec Alvaro Montoya Shares How His Family Arrived in America After the Bay of Pigs

The first Cuban American NHL player and current director of community outreach for the Stars says the U.S. traded the polio vaccine in 1963 to bring Cuban hostages, including his family, to Miami.
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Basketball

From Slovenia, With Love

A countryman of Luka Dončić’s pays his first visit to Dallas. Of course brisket is involved.
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Business

Deep Ellum’s Warstic Sports is Swinging for the Fences

Founded as a baseball bat manufacturer in 2011—backed by former MLB All-Star Ian Kinsler and Grammy Award winner Jack White—Warstic has added a coffee bar, batting cages, and Warstic University.