Saturday, March 28, 2009
Hot Off the Presses!
Kim Horner and Courtney Perry of the Dallas Morning News
on Homelessness in Dallas
A friend just brought me the early edition of the Dallas Morning News for Sunday, March 28, 2009, which he knew I’d want right away. Front and center on page 1A is the first in a series of articles by Kim Horner, with photographs by Courtney Perry, on homelessness in Dallas, with an emphasis on the ‘chronically homeless.’
In reading the article, I was impressed by Kim’s sensitive and comprehensive grasp of this very complicated and heart-rending issue. I learned a great deal that I didn’t know about aspects of the problem that I never see. I think this first installment is excellent and goes beyond anything I’ve previously read on the subject here in Dallas. As usual, Kim is balanced and non-polemical while, I believe, laying out the complex challenges involved in addressing the problems covered.
Courtney’s photographs are excellent and show us that she’s been places in the city that few of us will ever go, not surprising for this intrepid photographer.
Kim and Courtney have really done their homework for this series of articles. I look forward to future installments. I’m thinking ‘Pulitzer.’ What do you think?
By the way, SoupMobile gets a mention in the section, ‘Reaching out to the homeless: Other social services’. Well deserved!