Author

Dana Rubin

Feature |
January 1, 1994

What I Learned in The Bubble

Until I house-sat there last year, I thought I knew rarefied Highland Park. To my surprise, it was much more fragile and defensive than it had seemed.

Art |
September 30, 1993

Hoof in Mouth

The biggest brouhaha in Dallas isn’t about taxes, potholes, or garbage collection. It’s about seventy bronze steers.

Reporter |
August 31, 1993

Feats of Laredo

Trade with Mexico has made this onetime border pit stop Texas’ fastest-growing city.

Lifestyle |
April 1, 1993

Power Flower

Mother Nature made it impossible to grow azaleas in Dallas’ alkaline soil—unless you mulch with money.

The Issues |
February 1, 1993

Focus: Roe Redux

A look back at Roe v. Wade on its twentieth anniversary—and at the key players in Texas who made it happen.

Society |
December 1, 1992

Lady or Tiger?

Flamboyant philanthropist Wendy Reves showered her hometown with money for a makeover—but she wanted to run the show.

Feature |
November 1, 1992

The Lake No One Knows

From longtime locals to environmentalists, everyone has an opinion about the future of Caddo Lake—but the issues they’re debating are as murky as the lake itself.

Feature |
June 30, 1992

To Ellum and Back

The face of Dallas’ most eclectic neighborhood changes every day, but its appeal remains familiar—and it keeps getting stronger.

Law |
April 30, 1992

Courting Costs

When millionaire tennis star Martina Navratilova and her lover went to court, it was the lawyers who won.

Feature |
March 1, 1992

Alone With a Ghost

Carol Collins thought her ex-husband had been killed in Vietnam—until a mysterious photograph reopened old wounds and threw her life into turmoil.

Feature |
April 1, 1991

Calm After The Storm

Stormie Jones’s historic transplant gave her four and a half good years. But at what cost?…

Feature |
September 30, 1990

Power Switch

Are customers of the Comanche Peak nuclear plant better off with safety advocate Juanita Ellis on the inside or the outside?…

Feature |
July 31, 1990

A Soldier’s Secret

In the farming town of Whitewright, stolen tenth-century illuminated manuscripts and ivory reliquaries weren’t all that Joe Meador had to hide.

Feature |
December 1, 1989

The All-American Crooks

Football players at Dallas’ Carter High had it all: god futures, a state championship, and the feeling that they could do no wrong. The trouble was, their favorite hobbies were guns and holdups.

Business |
September 30, 1989

The Day Leroy Died

When a small private bank was closed on August 7, depositors lost all of their money, a pillar of the community came tumbling down, and the town’s trusting way of life was shattered.