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Dallas' Letot Center Helps to Stop the Sex Tradenew

Every week, the Center takes in girls as young as 13 who are part of a thriving underground sex trade that stretches from Miami to Los Angeles.
Dallas Observer  |  Jesse Hyde  |  11-17-2008  |  Sex

Polygamy and Menew

Seven months have passed since the polygamist raid in Eldorado, but for one mainstream Mormon, the effects linger.
Dallas Observer  |  Jesse Hyde  |  11-03-2008  |  Religion

Zales Smells Sweet Success in Expanding Dunkin' Donutsnew

Last year, Dunkin' Donuts embarked on an ambitious westward expansion, with plans to open about 9,000 new stores nationwide by 2016, at a time when Starbucks is scaling back and retailers everywhere are looking for ways to pinch pennies as the economy continues to dive toward recession or worse.
Dallas Observer  |  Jesse Hyde  |  10-06-2008  |  Food+Drink

One Man's Attempt at Slow Food Livingnew

I wanted to see if I could eat food grown or raised within 100 miles of where I live for a week straight -- consume only that and nothing else.
Dallas Observer  |  Jesse Hyde  |  09-29-2008  |  Food+Drink

Wheels of Justice in Dallas County Public Defender's Office Grind Up a Few Lawyersnew

Lawyer Mike Howard, one of five felony attorneys who have left the office in the last month, says an overburdened caseload drove him out.
Dallas Observer  |  Jesse Hyde  |  09-15-2008  |  Crime & Justice

Texas Woman Fights Abuse at the State's Schools for the Mentally Retardednew

Her son was beaten up by an angry caregiver at Denton State School.
Dallas Observer  |  Jesse Hyde  |  08-05-2008  |  Science

Freddy Haynes Seemed a Shoo-In to Lead the NAACP ... So What Happened?new

Haynes' commitment to Rev. Jeremiah Wright's brand of theology -- the very thing that had shaped his ministry and brought him so much success -- may have derailed his chance to lead the nation's oldest civil rights organization.
Dallas Observer  |  Jesse Hyde  |  06-17-2008  |  Race & Class

Teaching Teens How to Parent and Stop Having Childrennew

Battling the highest teen pregnancy rate in the nation, Texas counselors have their work cut out.
Dallas Observer  |  Jesse Hyde  |  04-21-2008  |  Sex

Popular Texas Conservative Has Some Republicans Worriednew

Want a body-armored, property rights-advocating survivalist with alleged links to the Republic of Texas militia as your next state representative? Vote for Randall Dunning on April 8.
Dallas Observer  |  Jesse Hyde  |  03-31-2008  |  Politics

Battle Against Teaching Evolution in Texas Beginsnew

Should creationism win out, textbooks throughout the country -- not just Texas -- will challenge the theory of evolution in science curricula.
Dallas Observer  |  Jesse Hyde  |  03-24-2008  |  Education

Families Blame Dallas' VA Hospital for Two Vets' Suicidesnew

They're putting the troubled institution back in the spotlight. In 2005, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs ranked the hospital the worst VA facility in the country. Dallas VA spokesperson Susan Poff says the hospital has cleaned up its act since then, but family members of both men remain unconvinced.
Dallas Observer  |  Jesse Hyde  |  02-12-2008  |  War

Gentrification Welcomed by Some Dallas Artistsnew

To keep the Deep Ellum neighborhood alive, artists say change is necessary.
Dallas Observer  |  Jesse Hyde  |  01-22-2008  |  Housing & Development

Crocodile Nowitzkinew

This summer Dirk Nowitzki went down under to find himself. Can he now lead the Dallas Mavericks to the promised land?
Dallas Observer  |  Jesse Hyde  |  11-26-2007  |  Sports

Why Did the Special Olympics Ban Steve Fleming?new

He fought to make his Special Olympians equal, and that got him torched.
Dallas Observer  |  Jesse Hyde  |  09-18-2007  |  Sports

Weed Killersnew

DEA agents see Mexican cartels behind huge pot farms here.
Dallas Observer  |  Jesse Hyde  |  08-27-2007  |  Drugs

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