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  • Taking Its Toll

    published Dec 22, 2006

    Just wanna give a big thanks and Merry Christmas to the folks at the North Texas Tollway Authority, who, last night at 8, reduced the number of southbound Wycliff Toll Plaza booths to four -- two ... More >>

  • Yes, Yes It Does Make Us "Crazy"

    published Dec 22, 2006

    Saw Matt Pinto's Dallas Mavs-L.A. Clippers preview and noticed this listed among Pinto's "Five Things to Know About the Dallas Mavericks": "Rapper Joe Budden mentioned Josh Howard's error in Game 5 of... More >>

  • Back-Door Santas

    published Dec 22, 2006

    I tore apart the house this morning looking for my copy of Idol Records' 2000 Christmas comp Electric Ornaments, so I could share with you Chomsky's peppy rendition of the gloomy holiday fave "Chr... More >>

  • Mustang Mania?

    published Dec 22, 2006

    Matt Doherty's turning the Mustanks back into the Mustangs. Is it the holiday yet? Can we go home? First, a fancy library. Now, a legit basketball program? As Grandpa Bill Parcells says, it's not t... More >>

  • The DHA Mess? It's Getting Messier.

    published Dec 22, 2006

    Look, maybe we just never get tired of running this picture of Ann Lott. Ever think of that? Guy Brignon, the chairman of the Dallas Housing Authority and a real-estate developer and apartment comp... More >>

  • Rock Out With Your Hitchcock Out

    published Dec 22, 2006

    Don't know about you, but there's one former Dallas coach I miss more than any other: Ken Hitchcock, ex of Your Dallas Stars. And, from an interview he gives in a forthcoming issue of Canadian gen... More >>

  • Desmond, um, Tutu?

    published Dec 21, 2006

    This is Desmond Howard before his brain fell out of his head. Where's the helmet when you need it? I take it back. Female sideline reporters are not the biggest wastes of time on TV. Ladies and ge... More >>

  • SMU Wanna Bush Library? SMU're in Luck.

    published Dec 21, 2006

    This is so not how you break news. Our Man On Top Of It, Rich Lopez, phones from SMU, where moments ago President R. Gerald Turner announced, but not really, that the Hilltop was going to be the h... More >>

  • Re: A Teacher Sues DISD...

    published Dec 21, 2006

    Miguel Arango -- the DISD teacher accused of inappropriately touching a 6-year-old student at Julian T. Saldivar Elementary School near Love Field in October -- will remain in the Lew Sterrett Jus... More >>

  • DA Does Have an Open-File Policy....Not

    published Dec 21, 2006

    Dallas County District Attorney's Office flack Rachel Raya can say whatever she wants, but she may be the only person who actually believes that Bill Hill has a real open-file policy. A few months... More >>

  • Get Lost

    published Dec 21, 2006

    If Dane Cook's a comedian, why isn't he funny? At all. Ever. Wanna see some video of The Great Mark Cuban partying -- by which I mean, talking on the cell phone for about 1.2 seconds outside West H... More >>

  • Texas Film Industry Spends Money to Make Money

    published Dec 21, 2006

    On a related note, Dazed and Confused is, like, the third-best film ever made in Texas. We're too stoned to recall the other two at the moment. In June, we mentioned how the Dallas Film Commission... More >>

  • A New Cup of Joe, Same As the Old Cup of Joe

    published Dec 21, 2006

    Beginning in June we told you the tale of South Side of Lamar coffee house-slash-performance space Standard & Pours Coffee & Stocks and how the actual Standard & Poor's wanted it to change its nam... More >>

  • Crow No Mo'. (Well, Kinda. Pretty Much, Yeah.)

    published Dec 20, 2006

    On Halloween we told you that the largest commercial real estate company in the world, Los Angeles-based CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc., was acquiring Trammell Crow Company for $2.2 billion. The only th... More >>

  • At Ash Creek, "Any Help is Important Now"

    published Dec 20, 2006

    Photo taken by Ash Creek resident Jack Loughead A Friend of Unfair Park who's been following our coverage of the closing of the Ash Creek Mobile Home Park points us to Pegasus News today. There, Mi... More >>

  • A True Horror Classic

    published December 21, 2006

    When the Levees Broke (HBO) Spike Lee's four-part doc, easily the best non-fiction film of 2006, gets a fifth part on DVD: a... More >>

  • Like Herding Sheep

    published December 21, 2006

    It took Norman Mailer seven years and 1,282 pages to write 1991's Harlot's Ghost: A Novel of the CIA, and if memory serves, it took me 12... More >>

  • The Why Guy, As In: Why Didn't Guy Brignon Show to the DHA Board Meeting Last Night?

    published Dec 20, 2006

    Larry James today writes that DHA's president and CEO Ann Lott "has been doing her part without fanfare" and now finds herself in a "battle" because of it. Central Dallas Ministries' president and ... More >>

  • Re: Does the DA's Office Have an Open-Door Policy?

    published Dec 20, 2006

    Rachel Raya in Bill Hill's office has faxed over the Dallas County District Attorney's Office open-file policy. You can read it in its one-page entirety after the jump. Seems clear enough, and it also... More >>

  • Here's a Tip: When You Rob a Bank, Always Check for the Tracking Device

    published Dec 20, 2006

    You know who was good at robbing banks? Bill Murray in Quick Change. From the There is No Smart Way to Rob a Bank Department: Four Hurricane Katrina evacuees, all with extensive criminal records, a... More >>

  • Does the DA's Office Have an Open-Door Policy? Pardon, Open-File Policy.

    published Dec 20, 2006

    Friend of Unfair Park Scott Henson, who runs the terrific legal-issues blog Grits for Breakfast, has a suggestion for Dallas County District Attorney-elect Craig Watkins: "The new Democratic DA sh... More >>

  • All Stars?

    published Dec 20, 2006

    Amos Lee is playing the NHL All-Star game at the AAC? There's one more reason not to like hockey right there. Robert Randolph and The Family Band? The Wreckers? The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus? If your ... More >>

  • Santa Jerry

    published Dec 20, 2006

    Who knew the Dallas Cowboys helmet actually features the star of Bethlehem? It was almost two years ago that Sports Illustrated's Steve Rushin first wrote about then-14-year-old Tyler Kessler, whos... More >>

  • Mitchell Rasansky Isn't Running for Mayor. So There.

    published Dec 19, 2006

    Why is this man smiling? Probably because he's decided not to run for mayor. Who wants that lousy gig anyway? Oh, yeah -- everyone else. Mitchell Rasansky is not going to run for mayor, in spite of... More >>

  • Tony, Let's Go Bowling

    published Dec 19, 2006

    Tony Romo's in the Pro Bowl, along with QBs Drew Brees and Marc Bulger. That's a sack lunch for ya. If you saw this day coming, you're clairvoyant. And you should've cashed in. Tony Romo's remarka... More >>

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