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2006 Stories by Matt Pulle

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  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg

    published December 28, 2006

    There are any number of crappy songs I never need to hear again, including the entire Styx and Steve Miller catalogs and, most of all, John... More >>

  • Fed-up Feds

    published December 14, 2006

    In February 2005, Alice Lynch-Fullen visited her brother, Christopher Lynch, at the Lew Sterrett Justice Center after he was arrested on rape... More >>

  • Ridin' Dirty

    published December 14, 2006

    Few things are as tacky as a Gaylord Hotel. Big, brash and garish, Gaylord's larger-than-life accomodations hit you on the head with their... More >>

  • Paying the Piper

    published December 7, 2006

    An inmate lawsuit, whose allegations of incompetence and neglect at the Dallas County jail have been echoed by a pair of internal investigations... More >>

  • Holiday Haggis

    published December 7, 2006

    To paraphrase the old Saturday Night Live skit, if it's not A Scottish Christmas, it's crap. Which is all the more reason why... More >>

  • Tongue Twisted

    published November 30, 2006

    No matter what the city, school board meetings can be bizarre spectacles that blend clumsy gestures of civic pride with demoralizing flashes of... More >>

  • Trial by Fire

    published November 30, 2006

    There are hazards in allowing partisan voters to select local judges. As a defense attorney, Carter Thompson handles mostly low-profile... More >>

  • Training Day

    published November 30, 2006

    We understand there are many reasons why people think that Fort Worth is a better city than Dallas. A much cooler downtown, more affordable homes,... More >>

  • Accidental Victors

    published November 16, 2006

    If you think the local Democratic Party achieved its victory in Dallas County last week through good luck and timing, the rise of Jim Foster won't... More >>

  • Dream of the 'Pokes Fan

    published November 9, 2006

    Here's our kind of Sunday: Sleep in way late, feast on pigs-in-a-blanket and watch the Cowboys beat up on the lowly Arizona Cardinals.... More >>

  • Trophy Hunt

    published November 2, 2006

    Previewing what promises to be a raucous and competitive Dallas Mavericks home opener against the San Antonio Spurs is so easy a... More >>

  • Can I Get a Witness?

    published October 19, 2006

    The sound of gunfire broke the calm of a clear, cold February morning just a few hours before dawn. Rushing through the breezeway of a southeast... More >>

  • She Can't Overcome

    published October 19, 2006

    The Reverend Peter Johnson is a civil rights activist and former confidant of Martin Luther King Jr. who spoke at an anti-Iraqi war... More >>

  • Artful Greetings

    published October 19, 2006

    I'm not sure you can judge an art exhibit by its name, but calling a Miami-themed showcase of paintings and collages "say hello to my little... More >>

  • Blacked Out

    published October 12, 2006

    Here's a quick lesson for all police officers: Pulling over the president of the Dallas NAACP branch could be hazardous to your career. Just ask... More >>

  • Press Time

    published October 12, 2006

    If you could somehow cross The Daily Show with All the President's Men and add a touch of A Chorus Line, you might end up... More >>

  • Awkward

    published September 28, 2006

    David Kunkle could have hung up the phone. Or bullied us into killing our story. He could have tried to guilt us by saying that he expected the... More >>

  • Wilting Rose

    published September 28, 2006

    Wilting Rose: Four days before the November 7 general election, candidate Rose Renfroe--sorry, we mean Rosita--won't be able... More >>

  • Oh, Perry

    published September 21, 2006

    It's not enough that Governor Rick Perry owes his political career to good fortune and better timing. Now he's creating his own luck. After... More >>

  • Dirty South

    published September 21, 2006

    Jeff Foxworthy is the comic equivalent of Rascal Flatts—someone who pretends to represent the authentic South, who, in fact, appeals... More >>

  • Follywood

    published September 14, 2006

    There was a time, before the lawsuits, the criminal complaints and the machinations of a has-been actress, when the Saabs and the Rhoduses were... More >>

  • Strong Enough?

    published September 14, 2006

    There are some professions that should be as selective as possible: doctor, teacher, crocodile hunter and, of course, firefighter. But when asked... More >>

  • Low standards

    published September 14, 2006

    Low standards: Well, apparently if you're a male and you flunked the fire department's new physical agility test, you may be in... More >>

  • Summer(tell)all

    published September 7, 2006

    Pat Summerall is a legendary broadcaster, the longtime ying to John Madden's yap. But underneath his cool, soft-spoken exterior lies a... More >>

  • Party Poop

    published August 31, 2006

    Rose Renfroe didn't exactly call her Democratic opponent Scott Chase a pedophile, but she came awfully close. Now he's refusing to support her in... More >>

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