Texas 2015 A Musical Romance of Panhandle History

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The outdoor musical Texas, performed on the stage of the Pioneer Amphitheater at Palo Duro Canyon State Park, the nation’s second largest canyon, is celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary this summer.  This internationally acclaimed historical production tells the story of the … Continue reading

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Dallas Heritage Village, Dallas Texas

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Dallas Heritage Village located near the heart of downtown Dallas, Texas is home to 30 authentic historical buildings relocated here over the last 40 years from North Texas cities such as Plano, Carrolton, from land that is now DFW Airport … Continue reading

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Irving Mayor Election May 10, 2014

The city of Irving, Texas re-elected Beth Van Duyne to her second term as Mayor on May 10th, 2014.  Beth overwhelmingly won the election with  70% of the votes defeating challenger and former mayor Herbert Gears who won just 30% of the votes.  The final vote count was 4,930 votes for Beth Van Duyne and 2,163 votes for Herbert Gears.  Irving, Texas is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.  According to the 2012 U.S. Census the city population was 225,427.  Irving is the 13th most populous city in the stae of Texas.

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Black Swallowtail Butterfly

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The Caterpillar We found this caterpillar devouring a dill plant in our garden. The female Black Swallowtail deposited her eggs on the plant. At this stage the caterpillar’s only function is to eat as much as possible. The Chrysalis Comfortably … Continue reading

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Playboy Marfa comes to Dallas


The controversial sculpture known as Playboy Marfa is now on display in Dallas, Texas.  It was dismantled in November, 2013 after Playboy Enterprises gave up on their efforts to keep Playboy Marfa on display at the edge of US 90 just outside Marfa, Texas, a small town 500 miles to the southwest of Dallas.  The neon Playboy sculpture was erected in June, 2013 and almost immediately began generating complaints from some local residents who objected to what they described as illegal advertising.  The Texas Department of Transportation took up the complaint and gave Playboy Enterprises 45 days to remove the sculpture.  Playboy Marfa has now been installed outside the Dallas Contemporary Museum in the Design District of the city of Dallas.  It will be on display through August 24th, 2014.  Playboy Marfa is part of a solo exhibition for it’s creator, Richard Phillips a New York contemporary artist  The always free Dallas Contemporary is a non collectible museum so the sculpture will be moved at the end of the exhibition to an as yet unknown destination.  Another work of art called Prada Marfa, a permanently sealed Prada store has been standing 35 miles northwest of Marfa, Texas in the town of Valentine since 2005.  It has also been classified by the Texas Department of Transportation is illegal advertising.  Prada Marfa’s fate is unknown at this time.

Dallas Contemporary  161 Glass St.  Dallas, Texas 75207  214-821-2522

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