The old Dallas streetcars stopped running 59 years ago
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Streetcar service from Oak Cliff to Dallas could begin sometime this year, 59 years after the old streetcar system ended on Jan. 14, 1956.

The old system began with mule-drawn cars in 1872, when Dallas was a dusty little village with board sidewalks and a creek running down main street.

The first car, painted yellow and white, was purchased by Capt. George M. Swink and was pulled by the Swink family’s white carriage horse, Sam. Eventually, Swink and his 19 partners (each had invested $500) installed two cars, the Belle Swink, named for his eldest daughter, and the John Neely Bryan, named for the founder of Dallas, who was still alive at the time.


Dallas Festival of Ideas speaker sees arts as inspiring people, societies to grow
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From the Dallas Morning News 1/18/15
By Michael Granberry


Teresa Coleman Wash is a woman with a dream.

Out of a nondescript building on Tyler Street in Oak Cliff, Wash changes lives, in the same way her own was changed by writing, acting, singing and dreaming.

Wash is a force in the Dallas arts community, and her vision and activism have landed her as a speaker at the Dallas Festival of Ideas, which will take place Feb. 27-28 in the Arts District. It’s presented by The Dallas Morning News and the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture.


Last Opportunity for Public Comment on the Trinity Tollroad
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Marcia R. Hackett with the U.S. Corps of Engineers wants to hear from you regarding plans to place a Tollroad in the Trinity River Basin. This is your last opportunity for public comment on this issue. Tell your friends!!! 


Signed DF Extension Notice 8 Jan 2015

Southern Gateway Meeting With TXDOT
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Burnett Field
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