Here's how The Dallas Morning News' Gromer Jeffers Jr. introduced the new candidate for North Texas' state House District 102 in a blog post this afternoon: Retired Army Capt. Samuel Brown announced Wednesday that he's seeking the GOP nomination to replace Stefani Carter in the Texas House. And he ... More >>
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DPD Officer Andrew LitzThis morning, KDFW ran a piece on Dallas Police Officer Andrew Litz, a 30-year-old assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division who came this close recently to having his utilities cut off. The reason: Litz hasn't been able to work for weeks, and, according to the department, ... More >>
The motto of the 89th Military Police Brigade, with whom Hadi worked in IraqThis morning's Los Angeles Times visits Arlington to the story of Malek Hadi, an Iraqi who lost all of his right leg, some of his left leg and several of his fingers in September 2006. At the time the explosive shattered ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsCheck out our slide show for more photos from the parade.Jesse Luna, a welder whose father Miguel served in World War II and Korea, has wanted to stand along the parade route and wave for veterans like his dad, but could never get away from work on weekday mornings. Now t ... More >>
Two Texas brothers fall in the war on terrorone in combat, one by his own hand
In February, Dallas Observer Music Award-winner Kristy Kruger launched a 50-state tour to honor her brother, Lt. Col. Eric Kruger, an SMU graduate who was killed in Iraq on November 2, 2006. Eric was assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division out of Fort Carson, Colorado, and he ... More >>
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Richard Smith, pictured here with his wife and high-school sweetheart Amber, was killed outside Baghdad on New Year's Day. He was 20. As we've mentioned twice before, on Christmas Day 29-year-old Spc. Aaron Preston, who was from Dallas, was killed in Baghdad when an improvised explosive device deton ... More >>
Eric Kruger, the brother of singer-songwriter Kristy Kruger, was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq last week. A Friend of Unfair Park who introduced us years ago to 2006 Dallas Observer Music Awards-winner Kristy Kruger sends sad news. Kruger, who took the trophy for Best Female Singer, posted on h ... More >>
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