Willie Nelson was born 80 years ago today in the small town of Abbot, Texas. This really should be a holiday. Nelson has been a Texas institution for over 50 years now. He's closely tied to our state's image -- his long career saw him start as a DJ in Houston, move to Nashville as a song writer, en ... More >>
The New York Times this morning has a piece arguing that the Chicago teachers strike is a window on the nation's heart over the last few years, where education is concerned. I would say it's been 15 years at least, and in a weird way a lot of it started right here in Dallas. In the mid-'90s Dallas ... More >>
It looks like the epitaph of Missouri Rep. Todd Akin's political aspirations are written in a Sunday morning interview on a Fox affiliate in St. Louis. The staunchly anti-abortion, GOP Senate candidate said women rarely get pregnant from rape, a misconception repeatedly disproved in medical research ... More >>
Aside from being a spitting image of actor Dermot Mulroney, KHYI-95.3 FMGeneral Manager Joshua Jones is quite the rising celeb. On a local level, anyway. He's taken advantage of the fact that he manages a station owned by true supporters of good, old-fashioned local and live radio, and the Jones fam ... More >>
Merritt MartinOh, you can damn well bet this is on the list.By now most of you dear readers are well aware of the Gawker-produced list of the 50 Worst States In America. Gawker placed their home base at 50, and the Lone Star State at 13. Sure sure, our placement could be worse, but instead of ... More >>
Photo by Patrick MichelsDISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa at the Ann Richards Middle School groundbreaking ceremony earlier this year.Right now, DISD trustees are meeting once again in closed session (Leslie drew the short straw on this one) to discuss their pick for an interim superintendent ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsSuperintendent Michael Hinojosa and Dan Richards, Ann Richards' son, turned over the dirt at DISD's newest construction project, flanked by trustees Bernadette Nutall, Carla Ranger and Nancy Bingham.Potted palms and wildflowers flanked the podium at the Ann Richards Middle S ... More >>
During Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa's budget-gutting presentation to the school board yesterday, when he warned that the state's $27-billion budget shortfall could result in as many as 3,900 layoffs and secondary school classrooms filled with at least 35 students per teacher, the di ... More >>
Sam MertenFriedman campaigning at Urban Dog Coffee on Oak Lawn back in FebruarySo insists the Texas Jewboy and former gubernatorial candidate in a piece penned for Tina Brown's Daily Beast, the headline of which is "Why Democrats Should Blame Themselves for the Tea Party." Friedman, who lost to h ... More >>
School's out for summer, but the Dallas Independent School District's board of trustees has one hellacious evening ahead of it, beginning with a 5 p.m. public hearing at 3700 Ross Avenue concerning the proposed 2009-'10 school year budget. After that's done, it's down to big business, some of which ... More >>
Tell me she wasn't trying to sound like Ann Richards. Please.
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