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Grapefest 2008, Grapevine: Part I

September 17th, 2008 · No Comments

On September 14, I attended one of the better festivals I’ve been to this year: the City of Grapevine’s annual Grapefest. That’s not just my opinion, incidentally; other reviewers agree! In addition to this great festival (which was surprisingly family oriented, despite the wine orientation), Grapevine already has a lot of things going for it, […]

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Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas

August 18th, 2008 · No Comments

While tooling around looking for the neighborhood of Lower Greenville recently, I somehow ended up at White Rock Lake and came across the Bath House Cultural Center. Now, anyone who knows Dallas would probably wonder how the hell I managed to end up there when I was supposedly heading for a whole other part of […]

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Tags: Architecture · Area Lakes · Art · Attractions · Culture · Parks · Theaters

Victory Park and N9NE Steakhouse, Dallas

July 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

If you head over to West Dallas, off Olive Street, you’ll find an interesting place called Victory Park. It’s only a few years old, but it’s definitely worth visiting when you’re in town. Not only does Channel 8, WFAA-TV,¬†maintain a broadcasting studio there — with glass walls, so you can gawk at the local news […]

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Dallas Heritage Village, Part II

April 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Last episode I waxed poetic (as I so often do) about Dallas Heritage Village, which is located on the environs of the big D’s original city park — which is called, cleverly enough, Old City Park. The curators have collected and maintained 38 wonderful old buildings from all over North Texas, including a log cabin […]

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Tags: Architecture · Attractions · Memorials · Museums

Dallas Heritage Village, Part I

April 19th, 2008 · No Comments

By an accident of history, it just so happens that there isn’t that much of it in the New World. (History, I mean.) Whereas it’s not uncommon for people in England or France to live in homes built four hundred years ago, in the U.S. structures of that age or older are vanishingly rare and, […]

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Tags: Architecture · Attractions · Museums

Cultural Garland

March 31st, 2008 · No Comments

¬†As long-time readers may recall, I currently live in Garland, which happens to be the tenth largest city in Texas (no, really). As such, it actually has a lot of good stuff going on, though by no means as much as Dallas, Fort Worth, or even, say, Plano or Arlington. Much of its cultural wealth […]

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The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Part II

March 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

When last I wrote, Gentle Reader, I was regaling you with tales of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, where the flowers are now in bloom and spring is in the air (intermittently, anyway). The Arboretum is in the middle of its annual Dallas Blooms festival, which will continue until April 13 (mostly on the […]

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Freedman’s Memorial, Dallas: Part I

March 9th, 2008 · 4 Comments

In the 1930s, the good city fathers of Dallas, all of whom were white as the driven snow, decided that those newfangled horseless carriages that were getting so popular needed a better way to get from south to north and vice versa than the surface roads they already had. This was right around the time […]

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Tags: Archeology · Architecture · Memorials

Bass Performance Hall, Ft. Worth

January 17th, 2008 · 1 Comment

  Downtown Ft. Worth has many things to recommend it, but one of the most majestic is the beautiful Bass Performance Hall. Located in historic Sundance Square, just across the street from the famous Flying Saucer Pub, the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall Complex (as it’s officially known) takes up the entire […]

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The Texas Rangers and the Ballpark in Arlington

December 29th, 2007 · No Comments

  At the corner of East Randol Mill Road and Stadium Drive in Arlington, Texas, roughly midway between Dallas and Fort Worth, stands this monument to the Metroplex’s love of baseball. It’s had several names, but since March 2007 it’s been called the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. That’s because it’s where the Texas Rangers play […]

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Tags: Architecture · Attractions · Sports Teams