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The Hippies vs. Code Enforcement

Mark Graham Shellie, left center, first welcomed her lover, Quinn, into her Arlington home. His lover, Inok, followed with their two daughters in tow. Twenty miles southwest of Jerry Jones' football…
PUBLISHED: Oct. 22, 2013
LENGTH: 3 minutes (904 words)

How the Morning News Helped Dallas Become the City of Hate

Brian Stauffer In their new book Dallas 1963, Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis carefully chronicle the story of Dallas in the years leading up to President John F. Kennedy's assassination in…
PUBLISHED: Oct. 8, 2013
LENGTH: 3 minutes (868 words)

How the Morning News Helped Dallas Become the City of Hate

Brian Stauffer In their new book Dallas 1963, Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis carefully chronicle the story of Dallas in the years leading up to President John F. Kennedy's assassination in…
PUBLISHED: Oct. 8, 2013
LENGTH: 3 minutes (898 words)

The Sixth Floor's Conspiracy

Dallas is two months shy of its commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the murder of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy in Dealey Plaza, which probably will come off somewhere midway between tragedy…
PUBLISHED: Sept. 10, 2013
LENGTH: 3 minutes (892 words)

The Last Ride of Legendary Storm Chaser Tim Samaras

Before it came for him, Dan Robinson watched the thing grow. It began as a bolus that descended out of the storm, projecting needle-like vortices that lanced the wheat fields near a lone pump jack.…
PUBLISHED: Aug. 27, 2013
LENGTH: 21 minutes (5460 words)

Veterans Are Putting Down Their Guns and Taking Up Farming

James Jeffers stands in front of a house in Oak Cliff spraying jets of water onto a large garden carved out of what was once a solid mix of St. Augustine grass and weeds. Along a quiet residential…
PUBLISHED: July 30, 2013
LENGTH: 13 minutes (3359 words)

Fight Over the The Future of Texas' Deer

Andrew Nilsen A procession of Texas Parks and Wildlife trucks pulled slowly past Sharon Anderton's home in southern Hunt County not long after daybreak. They carried ATVs and pulled short trailers…
PUBLISHED: July 9, 2013
LENGTH: 3 minutes (914 words)

Lyndon Baty and the Robot That Saved Him

Dylan Hollingsworth If he has his act together, Lyndon has already powered on in the copy room by the time the bell for first period rings, and has already begun the long, slow trek down the school's…
AUTHOR:Luke Darby
PUBLISHED: May 14, 2013
LENGTH: 3 minutes (945 words)
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3. Why Is Science Behind a Paywall? Alex Mayyasi | Priceonomics | May 10, 2013 | 12 minutes (3,246 words) Why is scientific research still stuck in a model that requires that work be published in a…