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Turtle Creek People (Newspaper) - November 4, 2005, Dallas, Texas EDITORIAL Make the mayor stronger NEIGHBORS Treasures found 5 JX MlM MIXED ADC 752 SOUTHWEST 2627 E YANDELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 i FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4 VOL UNE QUARTER Last West Village 12 years later temporary golf center to close By Shawna Frieze Staff Writer Little more than a month after celebrating 12 years of golf instruction in the West Village Hank Haney Golf Center officially said farewell at The Last Tee party on Oct 27 While no firm date has been determined the golf range and teach ing facility will close its doors before the end of the year Neal Sleeper president of Co which owns the land on which the golf center is located said the original plan was to close very soon after the party but the weather has been so nice and so many people have been using the driving range they hate to close when construction is not set to start for at least two months Hank Haney Golf Center opened Sept 241993 and was supposed to be a tem facility until the plans were finalized for expanding the West Village Hank Haney owner of a series of golf cen ters that bear his name said he and his business partner Steve Johnson knew this was a tem location but were happy to use it as long as they could Basically in our business most everything is temporary Mr Haney said Unless your driving range is in a flood plain area its going to be tem Mr Haney also said he and Co went into the project as partners and their agreement was to run the golf center until the development company was ready to begin construction on the site We knew that we were going to be here long enough to recoup our investment Mr Haney said Mr Sleeper said he plans for construction on the site to begin in January Co has partnered with Fairfield Residential LLC to develop a new area of retail See HANK on Page COURTESY RENDERING EXPANSION This building will be built where the Hank Haney Golf Center now stands The new building will include retail stores offices and condominiums as part of the West Village expansion STAFF PHOTOS MICHAEL BROADBENT SILENT NIGHT Fortyfive people gathered in Lee Park on the corner of Lemmon Avenue and Turtle Creek Boulevard to hold a candlelight vigil for the more than 2000 soldiers who have died in the war in Iraq Candlelight Vigil for 2000 Lost Soldiers Turtle Greek resident honors soldiers opposes war as nephew joins the fight By Shawna Frieze Staff Writer Turtle Creek resident Tommy Fontenot stood solemnly on the grassy corner of Lee Park holding a lighted candle and thinking about the loss of more than 2000 soldiers in the war in Iraq and the danger fac ing his nephew Wesley Fontenot who has been actively training in the US Army for two years and will be deployed to Iraq in four days feel terrible Mr Fontenot said Very scared I met with him over the weekend Hes scared For me if something really does happen to him God forbid I will be in Washington BC stirring up something Because this has nothing to do with Mr Fontenot was part of a line of 45 adults and children who came together on Oct 26 at the intersection of Turtle Creek See VIGIL on Page Will Texas Support Passenger Rail Traffic Prop 1 can decide future of Texas transportation By Glenn Arbery Senior Editor This is Part II in a series on intercity passenger rail traffic in Texas It might not happen until gaso line reaches a gallon said the Boston Globes editorial on Oct 17 but at some point the United States is going to realize it needs a intercity rail system Whether Texas has such a sys tem depends on what voters decide in the election on Nov 8 and its going to be hard to wake people up to the fact The social issue in the election will be Proposition 2 which defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman By contrast Proposition 1 looks technical and specialized Its even hard to read through it with out an act of deliberate concen tration The constitutional amendment creating the Texas rail relocation and improvement fund and authorizing grants of money and issuance of tions for financing the relocation rehabilitation and expansion of rail facilities But the consequences of the amendments passage or defeat See RAIL on Page COURTESY PHOTO SUCCESS STORY Proponents of ing rail service point to Trinity Railway Express run by Herzog as an example of what could happen with intercity rail passenger traffic Gala Unites Local of Fashion Industry Fashion Awards recognizes best in 13 categories By Shawna Frieze Staff Writer The Great Hall at the Dallas Market Center glowed in pink light Oct 29 at the Dallas Fashion Awards gala The room bustled with more than 400 people dressed in attire as the live jazz band played and wine and champagne flowed freely The room featured a white stage and runway as the centerpiece and the rest of the room was filled with round tables cov ered in table cloths with pink flower arrangements black napkins and elaborate place settings The annual Dallas Fashion Awards began with a runway show after dinner Following the exquisitely dressed models the awards presentation began Each award See FASHION on New Travel to Dallas Focuses on Arts District Planned attractions additions to change citys national image By Glenn Arbery Senior Editor What does Dallas look like now to outsiders not primarily interested in assassinations intrigues or the Cowboys and their cheer In the Travel section of Sundays New York Times a article by Dallas born writer Sally Horchow describes a city leaving behind its older image Dallas Moves Beyond Southfork reads the front page headline referring the reader to the inside story A burgeoning art scene attracts a new breed of visitors article Going to Dallas presents a city making a name for itself in the arts for the first time With the unveiling of the Nasher Sculpture Center in 2003 she writes this years bequest of three major private collections to the Dallas Museum of Art and the announcement of plans for a Rem Center for the Performing Arts Dallas finally has cultural draws to eclipse Southfork and the Kennedy assassination for good Add to the negatives for Dallas that now need eclipsing the 2004 Morning News report Dallas at the Tipping Point which paints a convincing picture of a city in cri sis Dallas calls itself the city that works wrote Victoria Loe Hicks last year Dallas is wrong By almost any measure that See DALLAS on Page READER POLL Last weeks question WH the new stronger mayor proposal pass This weeks question Avian flu virus the coming plague Vote online WEATHER u Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy HI 84 F LO 51 F Partly Cloudy
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