Lakewood April 2016 : Page 104

Of Woodrow fame February 2004 It was the year Woodrow Wilson High School marked its 75th anniversary, so we decided to spotlight some of the high school’s most well-known students. There was class of 1940’s Carroll Shelby, whose track record in the classroom was less than stellar, but who would go on to develop the famed Shelby Cobra and Viper. He also earned Sports Illustrated’s Race Car Driver of the Year in 1956 and 1957 and had his name included in both the International MotorSports Hall of Fame and the Automotive Hall of Fame. There was also Jerry Haynes, class of 1944, who rose to fame as Mr. Peppermint on the long-running beloved WFAA series, “Peppermint Place.” McMansion madness September 2005 Concern over development in East Dallas began about the time the first houses went up, but gen-eral hatred of McMansions replacing resi-dential bunga-lows reached fever pitch in 2005. Neighbors successfully fought to create the Neighborhood Stabilization Overlay Districts in the City of Dallas, which provides less protection than a historic district but allows more input in how projects are built, including yard size, height and garage location. Simultaneously, East Dallas was staring down the prospect of a $50 million, 25-story luxury apartment complex at 1000 Emerald Isle, and enough was enough. More than 200 attended public meetings to oppose the devel-opment. Ultimately, the project was scaled back and eventually killed off all together. Lakewood Enquirer? June 2009 With tongues fully entrenched in our cheeks, we took on a tabloid look complete with paparazzi-style photos of local celebs CRAIG MILLER REVEALED as they went ‘ through their regular days, ’ WHAT’S GINA MILLER UP TO? shopping, drop-ping kids off a school and heading to work. It cer-tainly wasn’t our most hard-hitting piece, but we have fun playing celebrity stalkers with some of East Dallas’ most well-known personalities, from former CBS sports anchor Gina Miller, who left the air in 2013 to pursue “entrepreneurial projects,” to Craig Miller, whose velvety voice can still be heard daily on “The Ticket.” It was a journalistic joke that got lost on some of our readers, a couple of whom wrote us strongly worded letters denouncing our new tacky tabloid design. COOP DREAMS CHICKENS COME HOME TO ROOST PAMPERED PUPS RIDE FOR LIFE "" NEW EW DELIVERY Y SERVICE HAS TAILS WAGGING JOIN IN THE MOVEMENT TO FIGHT AIDS LAKEWOOD/EAST DALLAS LAKEWOOD/EAST DALLAS URBAN U R B A N L LIVING I V I N G DALLAS D A L L A S JUNE 2009 SPECIAL SECTION SECT PG. 55 WOMEN B IN BUSINESS LOCAL CELEBRITIES: SPOTTED AT WHITE ROCK LAKE ALEXA XA A CONOMOS & SON VISIT LAKEWOOD COFFEE SHOP SEE INSIDE: THEY’RE JUST LIKE US! Blogs, podcasts and more at advocatemag.com Getting trashy October 2009 Garbage. We all have to deal with it, but what happens after it leaves our curb each week? We got our hands dirty with an in-depth look at the business of trash. Most interest-ing to us was the items people leave behind. There’s the criminal side — the dead bodies and meth lab remnants that make their way into the landfill. But there’s also the treasure, like the time they found a box containing three Rolex watches and four large diamond rings. “It turned out a family had been cleaning out their home and acciden-tally threw the box away, but we were able to return it to them,” said Ron Smith, the city’s assistant director of sanitation services, at the time. Blogs, Podcasts and more at advocatemag.com NO STRINGS ATTACHED/ THE BEST WIRELESS HOTSPOTS FOOD FIGHT/ A WAR ON UNHEALTHY SCHOOL LUNCHES LAKEWOOD/EAST DALLAS U R B A N L I V I N G D A L L A S OCTOBER 2009 Racism relived August 2011 Dallas’ history of racism is long, ugly and well documented. When the 40 th anniversary of desegregation in Dallas’ public schools loomed, we took the THE DESEGREGATION OF D A L L A S S C H O OL S chance to sit down with East Dallas residents to remember what those years were like for both black and white students. They noted that, more than most places in the country, Dallas did its best to avoid integrating schools for as long as possible. “I was surprised by the amount of resistance [to integration],” said Ed Cloutman, a Lakewood resident who spent 33 years representing a black student in a desegre-gation case against DISD. “You read about it in a lot of places, but it seemed to dissipate, even in the Deep South. We were still dealing with it 10 years in. I guess you just can’t underestimate the racism in some people’s hearts.” AUGUST 2011 LIVING LOCAL IN LAKEWOOD/EAST DALLAS BLOGS, PODCASTS AND MORE AT Grand ole’ Greenville October 2014 Few streets in East Dallas get as much ink in Dallas as Greenville Avenue. Love it or hate it, it’s a hub of our neighborhood and its chang-ing faces has been a hot topic of discussion for decades. We decided to dig into the various opinions on Greenville, from its plummeting crime rates in recent years to its proliferation of partying frat boys. From its history as one of Dallas’ main thoroughfares before the Central Expressway was built in 1950, Greenville has long set the pulse in East Dallas. THE DANCING FROGS ARE BACK 20 LOWER VS. LOWEST GREENVILLE 44 FORGOTTEN HANGOUTS 56 OCTOBER 2014 | ADVOCATEMAG.COM BE LOCAL IN LAKEWOOD/EAST DALLAS GREENVILLE Follow your garbage to Texas’ largest landfill. In the words of neighbors who were there 40 years ago, this is how it all played out. WANT MORE? Visit lakewood.advocatemag.com/archive to see all our magazine covers and stories by year. 104 lakewood.advocatemag.com APRIL 2016

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