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Texas Traveler, Beware! Part II

October 24th, 2007 · No Comments

Let’s pick up from where we left off last time, shall we? So there I was, in Houston — almost home, I thought. Little did I know that the worst was yet to come. Here’s a big tip: if you get stranded in Houston, don’t expect tea and sympathy from Continental, ExpressJet or from Bush […]

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Texas Traveler, Beware! Part I

October 21st, 2007 · No Comments

  I recently endured an experience that provides me with a good, heartwarming opportunity to warn you about the kind of treatment you can expect at the hands of some Texas airlines and airports, depending on the weather. Beware, traveler: this could happen to you! (Cue dramatic music.) On October 15, 2007, I got stuck […]

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DART Rail: Where to Stop, Where to Go, Part II

September 13th, 2007 · No Comments

  Hey there, and welcome to the exciting conclusion of our scintillating discussion of the existing DART train lines and their currently active stations! I know you’re all excited, but please hold your applause until the very end, if you will. Today, I’ll tell you more about the Blue Line and the Texas Railway Express. […]

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DART Rail: Where to Stop, Where to Go, Part I

September 11th, 2007 · No Comments

  It occurred to me, recently, that I’ve bit a bit presumptuous in my discussion of the whithers and wherefores of that most sublime of public transports in our fair Metroplex, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) rail system. Sure, I’ve given you the basics: how much you pay, what the trains look like inside […]

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A Trip to Fort Worth, Part II

August 28th, 2007 · No Comments

  And we’re back, with another exciting episode of — Ride that Train! When last we met our dauntless hero, he was stuck at Union Station in downtown Dallas, complaining about the employees and waiting for the Trinity Railway Express. Now it’s almost an hour later, and he’s had to wait soda-less in a boring […]

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A Trip to Fort Worth, Part I

August 23rd, 2007 · 2 Comments

  A few weeks ago, I took a nice train trip to Fort Worth with my family. It’s wasn’t one of those purposeful jaunts; it was for entertainment, mostly, but there was a bit of education thrown in there too. Despite the fact that I’ve lived in Dallas for 14 years and DART has been […]

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DART: The Cheap Way to Get Around D/FW, Part II

July 31st, 2007 · 1 Comment

In this exciting episode of D/FW and Me, we’ll talk about the spiffy new DART trains we’ve got down here. Back in the mid-1990s, when I was still an archeologist, we caught wind of an interesting project called DART — Dallas Area Rapid Transit. The idea was to put rail-lines into service connecting all the […]

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DART: The Cheap Way to Get Around D/FW, Part I

July 27th, 2007 · No Comments

  Let’s talk transportation. No matter when you decide to come to Dallas, you’re going to have to get around somehow. Sure, I could take you places, but you’d probably get tired of me real quick, and I have to admit that the best I have to offer is a Ford Focus. It’s a nice […]

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