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    You Betcha

    Nothing better than watching the Cowboys win, right? Unless, that is, you watch the Cowboys win while getting a naked rubdown from this chick and having them cover the spread as the sixth winner in your $100 parlay. The accessories are up to you, but...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on September 7, 2007 @ 12:59 pm
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    Waiting By the Telephone

    Well, it's been a week now, and I still haven't heard back from our new mayor, Tom Leppert, on his promised responses to my e-mailed questions about the Trinity River. I did finally hear from Becky Mayad, his spokesperson, who said she had reminded h...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on September 7, 2007 @ 11:06 am
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    "He Was My Hero."

    The week began with the horrific news that one of Dallas' most beloved and gifted musicians had been shot and killed, for reasons still to be unraveled -- which has stopped few from debating them. Now, the week ends with the funeral of Carter Albrech...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on September 7, 2007 @ 10:05 am
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    AA Engages in Some Extra Credit

    But if the test works out on the 700-plus flights leaving their hearts in San Francisco between September 10 and September 30, the airline will expand the service. And, how nice, "receipts will be provided to passengers upon request." The airline's b...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on September 7, 2007 @ 9:27 am
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    FDA Looking Into Carter Albrecht's "Case"

    I just got off a plane in Toronto, for the Toronto International Film Festival, only to find in my inbox a link to this piece from a New York Times blog today about Carter Albrecht's death and the possible cause of his uncharacteristically violent be...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on September 6, 2007 @ 6:07 pm
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    Ghosthustler: A "Must-See"

    The September issue of Spin counts among its three "Must-See Videos" the latest from Ghosthustler, "Parking Lot Nights." And, yeah, we featured it here months ago, but let's see it again. Because, as Spin spins about this fabtastic video from the Den...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on September 6, 2007 @ 1:45 pm
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    Woodbelly to Ink With Sony?

    Cas Haley, the second place finisher on America's Got Talent, swears he's happy he didn't finish first. Otherwise he'd have been ground in the gears of ye ol' reality TV machine. Turns out, No. 2 is a pretty sweet victory anyway: This morning on the ...

    @ Unfair Park by Chelsea Mueller on September 6, 2007 @ 12:46 pm
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    On Thin Ice

    The Dallas Stars will hold their annual "Ice Breaker" on Saturday. And, lemme guess, they'll stage their annual "Heatbreaker" come April? 'Twas five months ago the Stars bowed out of the '07 NHL Playoffs with a Game 7, first-round loss in Vancouver. ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on September 6, 2007 @ 12:45 pm
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    On Your Marcus

    Also, Gridskipper -- the self-described "urban travel guide" -- pays a visit to the downtown Dallas flagship, in honor of the store's 100th anniversary. And I do like this tribute to the Zodiac Room: I think if I had a terminal disease and "Make A W...

    @ Unfair Park by Julie Lyons on September 6, 2007 @ 11:45 am
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    Casey at the Palate

    After what felt like a two-month break between new episodes, Top Chef last night returned, offering a smrgsbord of delights. Local girl Casey Thompson, executive chef at Shinsei, won the Elimination Challenge with what appeared to be the only edibl...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on September 6, 2007 @ 10:00 am
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    Hugging It Out

    The members of Sorta have requested we pass along this info for those who knew Carter Albrecht or just wish they had: Tonight at 8 p.m., there will be an informal get-together at Kitchen 1924 on Abrams Parkway in Lakewood; it's easy to find. Folks wi...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on September 6, 2007 @ 9:10 am
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    Untouchable Hodge

    Untouchable Hodge: Well, crap. Gray January is upon us. We've said goodbye to pro football in Dallas, and Hollywood's writers are still striking, so a bleak horizon stretches ahead. What's left to entertain us? Oh, you know the answer. Does Buzz rea...

    by Patrick Williams on January 24, 2008
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    Wah! Wah! Wah!|Living in the Past|Corrections for 1/17/08

    Wah! Wah! Wah! I too am totally disgusted with the showing last Sunday by our beloved Cowboys ("Giant Disgust," by Richie Whitt, January 17). I feel the season was a total waste. So after consecutive NFL seasons ending in disappointment and with ...

    on January 24, 2008
  • DART Made a Billion-Dollar Goof - New DART lines to cost $1 billion more than promised

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    DART Made a Billion-Dollar Goof - New DART lines to cost $1 billion more than promised

    You know all those people you see riding the DART train? It costs you $3.66 every time one of them gets on a train. Maybe you're like me and believe it's worth it, within limits. Theoretically we'll all be better off if DART can get more people o...

    by Jim Schutze on January 24, 2008
  • Cowboys' and Mavericks' Premature Evacuations Disappoint - Early playoff exits have Big D disappointed, devastated and downright dysfunctional

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    Cowboys' and Mavericks' Premature Evacuations Disappoint - Early playoff exits have Big D disappointed, devastated and downright dysfunctional

    What have we done to deserve this? I mean, other than subsisting as a shallow, materialistic glob of humanity more obsessed with fake boobs than genuine heart. Other than being soulless, choking off Deep Ellum, tearing down the historic Hard Rock...

    by Richie Whitt on January 24, 2008
  • Sheriff Jim Bowles Redux - Former Sheriff Jim Bowles wants another try at fixing the jail some say he broke

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    Sheriff Jim Bowles Redux - Former Sheriff Jim Bowles wants another try at fixing the jail some say he broke

    When former Dallas County Sheriff Jim Bowles made the last-minute decision to get in the race for his old job, it surprised almost everyone. After all, he left office under a cloud of suspicion and has been blamed by his successor for everything goi...

    by Sam Merten on January 24, 2008
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    Why do Mexicans like the Doors? - Heck, why does anybody?

    Dear Mexican: At a weekly Doors tribute band gig, I've noticed the majority of the crowd is Mexican. I swear, sometimes it seems like the crowd missed the exit to the Lupillo Rivera show or a Man concert. Never realized Jim Morrison was the equal o...

    by Gustavo Arellano on January 24, 2008
  • Patrolling South Texas for Illegal Immigrants - Border Patrolman Jorge Diaz left Mexico at 12. For 20 years, he's trolled the South Texas brush for illegal compatriots.

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    Patrolling South Texas for Illegal Immigrants - Border Patrolman Jorge Diaz left Mexico at 12. For 20 years, he's trolled the South Texas brush for illegal compatriots.

    Jorge Diaz spent years working the fields of South Texas, an earnest immigrant kid picking onions or melons alongside his family. Every month or so, the Border Patrol would descend on the fields. The workers without green cards would drop what they ...

    by Megan Feldman on January 24, 2008
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    At the Grand Hotel, Redux

    Urban photographer NinjaTune has discovered the Grand Hotel looks like it did a decade ago -- without, ya know, guests. As it turns out, my real-estate developer pal was right: Much of the Dallas Grand Hotel is indeed in great shape -- left almost...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on September 5, 2007 @ 4:13 pm
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    Have You Pimped A Ford Lately?

    That's how one of my all-time favorite Bill Hicks routines starts, and I couldn't help but think of it when I read this article in The New York Times about a recent nifty/nefarious marketing trick pulled by Ford. Over the past eight weeks, says The T...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on September 5, 2007 @ 3:11 pm
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Norm Hitzges leans into the microphone, ready to bear the joke's brunt. He's sitting in KTCK-AM 1310 The Ticket's fourth-floor studio on Victory Plaza as the digital clock's red numbers… More >>

Heart of Clay

In President Obama's 1995 autobiography, Dreams from My Father, one passage describes a day when he is still a kid in Indonesia, walking down a road with his Indonesian stepfather. His… More >>

The Surge The Surge

If you've stumbled on the nightly news or a daily paper of late, you've heard of the Surge: the wave of Central American children who are arriving, often alone, at… More >>

Dallas Fudges Numbers to Put HUD Money in Favored Pockets

From this rag and that bit of bone, a picture emerges of what Dallas has really been doing with hundreds of millions of dollars in federal housing money all these… More >>

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