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February 5, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Southfork Ranch of "Dallas" TV show fame invites you for dinner -- in style. The sprawling home turned tourist attraction in Parker, Texas, for the first time will host romantic insider tours with dinner in what for decades has been best known as the Ewing family mansion. The Ewing Sunset Dinner Package for two features a private guided tour of rooms based on oil-family characters from the original 1978 TV series: Jock's living room, Bobby's boardroom and matriarch Miss Ellie's suite.
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March 11, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
When TV viewers say a last goodbye to J.R. Ewing on Monday night's episode of "Dallas," some fans will be raising a glass at Southfork Ranch to pay tribute to the man who played the Texas scoundrel over the course of more than two decades. Hagman died Nov. 23 at age 81, and now his character will be laid to rest on Monday night's episode of the TNT revival of the Texas oil family soap opera. To mark the occasion, Dallas' mayor earlier this month declared March 11 to be Larry Hagman Day. And the mansion indelibly linked to the Ewing clan has invited all to gather out front at 6:30 p.m. for a sunset toast ($5 per person, alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage, your choice)
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November 6, 2011 | By Jay Jones, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The skyline of downtown Dallas has changed dramatically since the 1980s, when J.R. Ewing rode roughshod over his family and his business partners at Ewing Oil. Twenty miles northeast, in what is still ranch country, things haven't changed much. Sure, suburbia is encroaching, but horses and Texas longhorns still graze in expansive pastures, corralled by wooden fences that stretch toward the horizon. Fast-food restaurants and big-box stores are now just a horseshoe toss down FM (Farm to Market)
NEWS
February 5, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Southfork Ranch of "Dallas" TV show fame invites you for dinner -- in style. The sprawling home turned tourist attraction in Parker, Texas, for the first time will host romantic insider tours with dinner in what for decades has been best known as the Ewing family mansion. The Ewing Sunset Dinner Package for two features a private guided tour of rooms based on oil-family characters from the original 1978 TV series: Jock's living room, Bobby's boardroom and matriarch Miss Ellie's suite.
NEWS
May 31, 1992 | Associated Press
An Arizona-based resort operator bought the Southfork Ranch of television's "Dallas" fame for $2.6 million at auction Saturday. The bid covered the 5,931-square-foot ranch house, a 63,000-square-foot convention center and 41 acres of land.
NEWS
March 11, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
When TV viewers say a last goodbye to J.R. Ewing on Monday night's episode of "Dallas," some fans will be raising a glass at Southfork Ranch to pay tribute to the man who played the Texas scoundrel over the course of more than two decades. Hagman died Nov. 23 at age 81, and now his character will be laid to rest on Monday night's episode of the TNT revival of the Texas oil family soap opera. To mark the occasion, Dallas' mayor earlier this month declared March 11 to be Larry Hagman Day. And the mansion indelibly linked to the Ewing clan has invited all to gather out front at 6:30 p.m. for a sunset toast ($5 per person, alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage, your choice)
NEWS
January 2, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Southfork Ranch, the 41-acre home of the J. R. Ewing clan in the TV serial "Dallas," was foreclosed for $3.15 million by Glenfed Financial Corp. of California, the only bidder. The uninhabited ranch, one of Texas' top 10 tourist attractions in 1989, was bought for $7 million in 1984 by Terry V. Trippet in partnership with the now-defunct Commodore Savings. The partnership defaulted on an $8.2-million debt to Glenfed and entered bankruptcy in early 1990.
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November 26, 2012 | By Jay Jones
Actor Larry Hagman , who died Nov. 23, will be remembered in a public memorial service on Sunday at the iconic Southfork Ranch that was home to J.R. and the rest of the Ewing family. Forever Resorts,  which operates the Parker, Texas, ranch as a tourist attraction, says fans of “Dallas” will be given free tours from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. The service will be held afterward. Guests can  pay their respects, leave cards and flowers and sign a memorial book. The 340-acre ranch and its white mansion, familiar to television viewers around the world, featured prominently in the CBS drama broadcast from 1978 to 1991.
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February 9, 1997 | BOGDAN PREDA, ASSOCIATED PRESS
He made his fortune on cheddar cheese, not oil, and he's never been to Texas. But Alexandru Ilie does wear a Stetson as well as J.R. Ewing, so why not build a florid copy of Southfork Ranch in the middle of Romania? And taking a page from flashy Texans, Ilie went the Ewings of television's "Dallas" a couple of steps better. His ranch has a zoo, and guards in red 18th century uniforms. There's even a 132-foot-tall replica of the Eiffel Tower.
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May 17, 1985 | From United Press International
The 1,300 folks fled the noise and bustle of Dallas for the tiny town of Parker, but now Southfork Ranch--setting for the "Dallas" television show--has brought Parker a fair amount of noise and bustle itself. Every day about 2,100 tourists, outnumbering the locals 2-to-1, trek to the town by car, bus and even horseback seeking the home of the mythical Ewing family of the "Dallas" television show.
NEWS
November 26, 2012 | By Jay Jones
Actor Larry Hagman , who died Nov. 23, will be remembered in a public memorial service on Sunday at the iconic Southfork Ranch that was home to J.R. and the rest of the Ewing family. Forever Resorts,  which operates the Parker, Texas, ranch as a tourist attraction, says fans of “Dallas” will be given free tours from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. The service will be held afterward. Guests can  pay their respects, leave cards and flowers and sign a memorial book. The 340-acre ranch and its white mansion, familiar to television viewers around the world, featured prominently in the CBS drama broadcast from 1978 to 1991.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
There are plenty of personalities on "Dallas," TNT's return to the iconic soap opera set on Southfork Ranch, but perhaps none as ambitious, dangerous and exciting as Josh Henderson's John Ross Ewing III.  The Ministry caught up with Josh - shirtless, ambitious and full of twang - to talk about his Texas roots, his workout regime and, well, pork chops. Matt Donnelly: John Ross is maybe the most intense character of the younger crop of actors. Can you relate to his ambitions?
ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 2012 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
"Dallas,"which in its love of the anti-hero and elevation of the cliffhanger set the stage for much of what is now considered Important Television, is back, 21 years after the end of the series proper and 14 years from the last branded TV movie. And the presence of Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray as JR, Bobby and Sue Ellen Ewing - arguably the most important characters from the original series - means that you should take it as seriously, on its less than serious terms. In order not to make the new version, which has devolved from CBS to TNT, entirely geriatric - it was a sea of gray even when the first run ran down - much of the action focuses on the rivalry between cousins John Ross (Josh Henderson)
TRAVEL
November 6, 2011 | By Jay Jones, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The skyline of downtown Dallas has changed dramatically since the 1980s, when J.R. Ewing rode roughshod over his family and his business partners at Ewing Oil. Twenty miles northeast, in what is still ranch country, things haven't changed much. Sure, suburbia is encroaching, but horses and Texas longhorns still graze in expansive pastures, corralled by wooden fences that stretch toward the horizon. Fast-food restaurants and big-box stores are now just a horseshoe toss down FM (Farm to Market)
NEWS
February 9, 1997 | BOGDAN PREDA, ASSOCIATED PRESS
He made his fortune on cheddar cheese, not oil, and he's never been to Texas. But Alexandru Ilie does wear a Stetson as well as J.R. Ewing, so why not build a florid copy of Southfork Ranch in the middle of Romania? And taking a page from flashy Texans, Ilie went the Ewings of television's "Dallas" a couple of steps better. His ranch has a zoo, and guards in red 18th century uniforms. There's even a 132-foot-tall replica of the Eiffel Tower.
NEWS
May 31, 1992 | Associated Press
An Arizona-based resort operator bought the Southfork Ranch of television's "Dallas" fame for $2.6 million at auction Saturday. The bid covered the 5,931-square-foot ranch house, a 63,000-square-foot convention center and 41 acres of land.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
There are plenty of personalities on "Dallas," TNT's return to the iconic soap opera set on Southfork Ranch, but perhaps none as ambitious, dangerous and exciting as Josh Henderson's John Ross Ewing III.  The Ministry caught up with Josh - shirtless, ambitious and full of twang - to talk about his Texas roots, his workout regime and, well, pork chops. Matt Donnelly: John Ross is maybe the most intense character of the younger crop of actors. Can you relate to his ambitions?
ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 2012 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
"Dallas,"which in its love of the anti-hero and elevation of the cliffhanger set the stage for much of what is now considered Important Television, is back, 21 years after the end of the series proper and 14 years from the last branded TV movie. And the presence of Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray as JR, Bobby and Sue Ellen Ewing - arguably the most important characters from the original series - means that you should take it as seriously, on its less than serious terms. In order not to make the new version, which has devolved from CBS to TNT, entirely geriatric - it was a sea of gray even when the first run ran down - much of the action focuses on the rivalry between cousins John Ross (Josh Henderson)
NEWS
January 2, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Southfork Ranch, the 41-acre home of the J. R. Ewing clan in the TV serial "Dallas," was foreclosed for $3.15 million by Glenfed Financial Corp. of California, the only bidder. The uninhabited ranch, one of Texas' top 10 tourist attractions in 1989, was bought for $7 million in 1984 by Terry V. Trippet in partnership with the now-defunct Commodore Savings. The partnership defaulted on an $8.2-million debt to Glenfed and entered bankruptcy in early 1990.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 22, 1986 | LEE MARGULIES, Times Staff Writer
Well, it turns out Cliff has been wrong all these years. Jock didn't do his daddy wrong. Just as J.R. has always said, Digger was a boozer and a loser from the beginning and blew his golden opportunities for wealth and Miss Ellie. That's about it, "Dallas" fans. That's about all the pertinent information to be gleaned from "Dallas: The Early Years," the three-hour movie that CBS is broadcasting Sunday at 8 p.m. (Channels 2 and 8) about the origins of the serial's Ewing-Barnes feud.
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