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The Village Park Eco Home in Highland Village will be open for tours on weekends through May 11. Photos courtesy of Sterling Brook Custom Homes.   April 25, 2014 By Rita Cook  If you want to see what a net zero-energy ready house looks like, take a guided tour of the Village Park Eco Home in Highland Village. The model home built by Sterling Brook Custom Homes, opened Easter weekend...
by Forrest Wilder Published in the Texas Observer on Friday, August 23, 2013, at 4:14 CST                               An oil field south of Odessa Texas       ... Read more...
By Julie Thibodeaux. Photos by Phillip Shinoda. Environmentalists are riding a wave of optimism this week after the Dallas City Plan Commission confirmed it has included a 1,500-foot setback in the new gas drilling ordinance being drafted by the city.  “The impact of... Read more...
To the Barricades     Editorial      By Downwinders at Risk       What residents have accomplished in Dallas since last December is nothing short of amazing when you step back for a moment. They took a "done deal" constructed by the... Read more...
• Tree advocate James Urban is the keynote speaker at the Texas Trees Conference to be held at the Eisemann Center in Richardson on Friday, Aug. 23.  By Julie Thibodeaux Like the Lorax in the Dr. Seuss classic, landscape architect James Urban will be "speaking for the... Read more...
By Julie Thibodeaux A coalition of supporters is lobbying to keep a little bit of country in the city. Merriwood Ranch is a horse riding facility and summer camp in Garland that’s been in operation since 1956. The 28-acre property was put up for sale this year by heirs after... Read more...

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