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  • Jason Witten Needs Your Help

    published Dec 26, 2007

    James D. Smith/Icon SMI Jason Witten doesn't look like a guy easily hazed. Wrong. At first, the news seems kinda ho-ho-ho-hum: The NFL's running an online contest, the winner of which will have thei... More >>

  • Found: One Love Note on a Pole

    published Dec 26, 2007

    Not the Schubert she's looking for, but he'll do in a pinch, most likely. On our way to the Granada Theater holiday party last Thursday, my Man 'o The Hour and I noticed a big green sign taped to a... More >>

  • SMU Can't Pony Up a Single Coach Willing to Take On Its Football Program

    published Dec 26, 2007

    The Dallas Morning News and Sporting News say SMU wants June Jones as its next head coach. He says, "Nuh-unh." Very confusing news regarding SMU's hunt for a new football coach. According to The Da... More >>

  • Texas is To Die For

    published Dec 26, 2007

    In other exciting holiday season news, The New York Times today reports: "For the first time in the modern history of the death penalty, more than 60 percent of all American executions took place ... More >>

  • Really Should Have Sold the House Sooner, Damn It

    published Dec 26, 2007

    Out today is the latest S&P/Case-Shiller® Home Price Indices, which reveals that prices for existing single-family homes across the U.S. are declining -- even in Dallas, which showed an overall 0... More >>

  • Not Your Plain Ol' Plano, Looks Like

    published Dec 26, 2007

    The downtown Plano of tomorrow, which looks like ... the London of yesterday Scott and Tracey Schaefer's Lexington Luxury Builders is responsible for several townhouse developments and custom homes... More >>

  • Film 2007: Doc Block

    published December 27, 2007

    An acquaintance who fought in both Afghanistan and Iraq says he has no use for documentaries about George Bush's bungling of the War on Terror.... More >>

  • Film 2007: Revenge of the Nerds

    published December 27, 2007

    Absolutely, unequivocally, this has been The Year of the Apatow: Judd got Knocked Up to the tune of $150 million (at the box office... More >>

  • Film 2007: Hit List

    published December 27, 2007

    It’s that time of year again. Our six critics don’t always (or often) agree, but we’ve combined their top 10 lists (allowing for... More >>

  • The Picture of Henry Wade? What Picture of Henry Wade?

    published Dec 26, 2007

    A Friend of Unfair Park points our attention this morning to this Texas Lawyer profile of Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins -- the "Impact Player of the Year," which I thought was goin... More >>

  • Pause & Rewind

    published December 27, 2007

    Blade Runner: The Final Cut (Warner Bros.): It's the collector's-set briefcase that seals the deal, a gunmetal-gray case that all... More >>

  • Santa Schutze, Checking His List Twice, Wonders If DART's Been Naughty or Nice?

    published Dec 24, 2007

    Shipped off a little Christmas Eve bundle to DART legal affairs this afternoon -- the letter's after the jump. What we are looking for: How many, if any, of Mayor Tom Leppert’s political team re... More >>

  • Happiness? Check? Cheer? Check.

    published Dec 24, 2007

    Some holiday video choices after the jump, including a can't-miss local cable-access "Happy Birthday, Jesus!" carol from Len & Esther Hutsell, formerly the pastors at Hillview Terrace Assembly on ... More >>

  • Yule Love this News Round-Up

    published Dec 24, 2007

    Many things to do before tonight's traditional meal of dumplings and Dan-Dan noodles. But for those seeking a little light-news snack beforehand, a few stocking-stuffers. Like, this story about a... More >>

  • DART Sure is Working Hard to Keep That Missing Billion Dollars Missing

    published Dec 21, 2007

    Hey. Want to know where you can find a billion dollars? Dallas Area Rapid Transit has been saying they are suddenly a billion dollars short of what it will cost them to meet their rail-building o... More >>

  • Fahrvegupdate: A Christmas Miracle

    published Dec 21, 2007

    I note for the record that I did finally speak with the Park Cities Volkswagen folks after e-mailing them. They had the unfortunate experience of hearing the bitchiest side of me (as did the very ... More >>

  • The Grinches Visit Oak Cliff

    published Dec 21, 2007

    If you live anywhere near Bishop Dunne High School in Oak Cliff, have someone check on your house, pronto. My wife and I were walking the dog at about 2 p.m. and were stopped by two different peo... More >>

  • Happy Xmas, From Dallas in 1993

    published Dec 21, 2007

    From the ghost of Christmas -- and Dallas Mavericks logos -- past. --Robert Wilonsky ... More >>

  • Putting the "Religion" Part Back in the Holiday Season. Crazy, Right?

    published Dec 21, 2007

    Bill O’Reilly has been railing against the so-called “War on Christmas” for years. Now he’s lambasting a Massachusetts town for shutting off their Christmas lights at 10 p.m. to conserve e... More >>

  • More Holiday Gift-Giving Suggestions

    published Dec 21, 2007

    Look, I have no idea whether this is legit or not, but you've got less than an hour to decide for yourself. Because, see, Dallas-based "Iphone Trendz" claims it's selling that hardest-to-find Chri... More >>

  • Happy Xmas, From the Turtle Creek Chorale

    published Dec 21, 2007

    From last year's Christmas concert, starring former director Tim Seelig as Ben Kingsley as James Lipton as Captain Jean-Luc Picard. --Robert Wilonsky ... More >>

  • Why We Miss Sarah Hepola

    published Dec 21, 2007

    Hey, Grimes -- looks like another former Dallas Observer-er likes absinthe: Sarah Hepola. And not only does our ex-music editor write today about the Green Fairy for Salon, where she's now the dep... More >>

  • Another Reason Why Flying is Awesome

    published Dec 21, 2007

    The Associated Press conducted a poll earlier this week to find out folks' "least-liked federal agencies," and near the very tippy-top of the list was ... the Transportation Security Administratio... More >>

  • You Betcha: The Last Gasp

    published Dec 21, 2007

    Let me start with some Cowboys-related snippets. Otherwise known as, anything to stall before having to pay the piper. Yesterday afternoon, workers installed an 86-foot-high glass curtain wall at... More >>

  • Maybe She'll Sew Something Directly On To Your Body Tonight

    published Dec 21, 2007

    Moe Nadel No idea whether you can even get into this event tonight at the Dallas Contemporary on Swiss Avenue -- its site doesn't even mention this shindig, which is a little confusing. But from 7 ... More >>

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