West Dallas Farmhouse, School House Take First Steps Toward Becoming Protected Landmarks

The celebration was measured — some polite applause, a few hugs, some congratulations and picture-taking, more than a few whews. For now, at least, two once-overlooked pieces of West Dallas' estimable history will not be vaporized. They've been given a reprieve — two years, and the clock has begun ticking. Still, better than nothing."Relieved," said Albert Gonzalez, the co-founder, eight years ago, of the Dallas Mexican American Historical League. Which is as far as he'd take it. Not thrilled; not ecstatic. For now, only relieved. The battle is won; the war, far from over.  Continue reading...

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