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John Reaves, founder of Dallas’ beloved Smokey John’s Bar-B-Que, dies at 74

John “Smokey” Reaves, whose barbecue restaurant near Love Field grew into a cultural institution and triumphantly reopened this year after a devastating fire, died Saturday. Smokey John’s Bar-B-Que & Home Cooking, now owned by Reaves’ sons Brent and Juan, announced his death on its Facebook page. Reaves was 74. “This morning, our father and founder, “Smokey” John Reaves, went home

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Why flight attendants are upset Southwest Airlines offered raises and bonuses in a YouTube video

The union for Southwest Airlines’ flight attendants is accusing the company of circumventing negotiations by going straight to employees with details of potential raises that could come with a new contract. In a video sent to employees last week, executives at Dallas-based Southwest Airlines pitched a proposal with options for 3% raises or 2.5% raises with a $2,000 signing bonus. The two

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