Ron White spent nights during his eight-month tour in Afghanistan in 2007 holed up in his bunk with his laptop, poring over lists of words and numbers until they were committed to memory. It struck his Navy comrades as unusual, but memory is what White does. He founded a memory training business aft ... More >>
The killing Saturday of former Navy Seal Chris Kyle at a gun range near Fort Worth prompted a call to my office phone from a retired Dallas police officer. He was upset by use of the word "sniper" to describe Kyle's specialty as a soldier, pointing out that "sniper" was never used to describe Americ ... More >>
If it seems like we've been bringing you plenty of news about many of the fine regional country artists who are quick to lend their names and talents to causes whose worthiness can't be questioned, well, that's because there's often a compelling story behind it.
On Monday, July 23, treasured Texan ... More >>
Here's a serious one for you, Aters. Maybe you've heard this story that went viral recently: On St. Paddy's Day, a man named Jeff Beaurline walked into Pub 25 in Newtown, Connecticut, and asked the manager if he could leave a cold Guinness on the bar all day for Navy SEAL Lt. Michael Murphy, who was ... More >>
You've probably seen the photo (above) pinging around the Internet recently of the panel of old men making some pretty important decisions about women's health in the ongoing fracas about contraception. Here are five men sitting at the power table, while the women watch, waiting for a decision that ... More >>
Osama Bin Laden is dead.
But the fight -- and the hefty price -- to fend off terrorists around the globe lives on.
Just yesterday, for example, eight more American soldiers were confirmed dead in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Sad, but let's face it, we've become numb to th ... More >>
U.S. Air Force/Roland BalikA U.S. Marine Corps carry team transferring Marine Staff Sgt. Jeremy Smith at Dover Air Force Base on FridayOn Thursday, the Department of Defense issued a release stating, simply, that Marine Staff Sgt. Jeremy D. Smith -- a 26-year-old Arlington native -- died on Wedne ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsAnd these were just the cameras they told you were there.The Dallas Convention Center was easily the safest place in town this week, as the 56th annual ASIS International seminar had the run of the place, with a showroom full of the latest toys you'd need to spy on the ba ... More >>
Realtor Candace Rubin asks that we out Harvey Gough as a kindly soul lurking beneath a crusty burger, which is why, yesterday, she sent along the link to Steak Team Mission, which is a self-proclaimed "group of Dallas-based restaurateurs and supporters capable of providing food and supplies for sold ... More >>