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Ann Richards

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    Wendy Davis Won't Fix Texas' Biggest Problem: Its Broken Public Schools System

    Hey, look, all you fellow libtard lifelong Democrats out there, and I am talking to both of you, I want to believe in Wendy Davis as much as you do. Wouldn't it be wonderful? I'm singin' it now. But there's one big wave on this ocean that can still toss me out of the boat even in my lust to reach bl ... More >>

  • News

    October 3, 2013

    Zero Hour for Mike Miles in DISD's District 8

    The special election for the school board will decide his fate. For now.

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Chicago's Teacher Quality Debate? Texas Republicans Built That. Thank God.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Is There Life After Campaign Blunders Like "Legitimate Rape?" Ask Clayton Williams

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Joshua Jones Keeps It Live and Local on KHYI

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    Top 100 Reasons Texas Is Twice as Awesome as Any Other State

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    While Hinojosa Applied for Georgia Job in Secret, Texas Lawmakers Considered Making Superintendent Searches More Public

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Hinojosa Takes a Break from Budget Woes to Break Ground on Ann Richards Middle School

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Amidst Talk of "New Reality" at Dallas ISD, An Invite to a New School Groundbreaking

    ​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 >>

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    December 30, 2010
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    April 21, 2010

    Kinky Friedman Says: There'd Be No Tea Party If Molly Ivins Were Still Around

    Sam MertenFriedman campaigning at Urban Dog Coffee on Oak Lawn back in February​So 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    What Summer Vacation?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2008

    A Friday Flashback

    Look what Tina Brown's Daily Beast dragged in under the headline, "Governor Ann Richards has the last laugh." --Robert Wilonsky

  • News

    June 19, 2008
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    April 18, 2008

    Under a Paper Moon

    The mailman delivered a most unexpected and unusual parcel today: a package from Pennsylvania-based Schiffer Books containing two of its latest releases, Famous Texas Men Paper Dolls and Famous Texas Women Paper Dolls. Both were authored and illustrated by Beaumont's Tom Tierney -- who, says the Fam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2008

    Vote for Bush's "Hole in the Ground"

    Lew Calver's "Hole in the Ground," his entry in the Bush Library design contest Last week, we made note of The Chronicle of Higher Education posting some 20 entries it received for its Design the Bush Library contest. Turns out, one of the entries comes from a Dallas resident -- so, please, go here ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2008

    More From the Obama Rally: The Waiting is the Hardest Part

    Noah W. Bailey Noah snapped this photo at 9 this morning -- about the time he'd usually be waking up. For most of my 27 years, Democratic rallies in Dallas have been -- how should I put this? -- rather intimate affairs, with maybe a few hundred people even at big events, the vast majority of them f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2008

    Hillary's Other Big Secret: How Texas' Primary System Works

    No word yet on when and where Barack Obama will be appearing Wednesday -- not even his local campaign operatives know anything. And, yes, they too have heard all the rumors that have the Illinois senator appearing mid-morning at a local church, Fair Park or even the American Airlines Center. Ian Kri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2008

    Obama's Dallas Beachhead -- And the Food Ain't Bad, Either

    While Hillary Clinton stumps in South Texas and Bill's in East Texas, local Barack Obama supporters have commandeered Texas Caribbean Foods, a cozy restaurant at Southside on Lamar, as a gathering place and center of operations. They’re busy making phone calls to garner more foot soldiers and hold ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2008

    Mary Mapes Knows What Texans Like

    Former CBS producer Mary Mapes Just noticed over on The Huffington Post that Jim Schutze's neighbor, Mary Mapes, wrote a piece about how the Texas primaries on March 4 will actually mean something, if you hadn't already figured it out -- and by something, Mapes writes, the primaries mean "maybe ever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2007

    Setting Sunstein

    Emily W. Sunstein, a famous and influential former Dallasite you've probably never heard of If you know the name Emily W. Sunstein at all, it's most likely because you've read her award-winning and incredibly influential biographies of Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter, Frankenstein author Mary S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2007
  • News

    September 28, 2006

    Country Hillary

    Tell me she wasn't trying to sound like Ann Richards. Please.

  • News

    October 27, 2005

    Place Called Hope

    Prop 2 could fail, if the right people stay home

  • Calendar

    June 30, 2005
  • Music

    April 14, 2005

    An Old Flame

    Four decades later, a forgotten Dallas jazz label descends from the 90th Floor

  • Film

    March 24, 2005

    Ugly Duckling

    Sandra Bullock fires off another Miss

  • Calendar

    March 18, 2004

    Kiss and Makeup

    Lone Star politicians work together

  • News

    March 18, 2004

    Re: Your New Job!

    Plus: Winning is Fun; Ethan Makes a Funny

  • Calendar

    March 20, 2003
  • Music

    March 22, 2001

    Tired of Waiting

    The center of the musical universe, Austin welcomes the beautiful and the ugly

  • Music

    September 21, 2000

    Hijinks at Trees

    Long-overdue debuts

  • News

    August 24, 2000

    Sisterly Love

    Determination and a little Tupperware help create a museum honoring American women

  • News

    September 30, 1999

    Maverick rides again

    Democratic media whiz Mark McKinnon left partisan politics behind until George W. Bush swept him off his feet

  • News

    May 13, 1999

    The Nerd Behind the Throne

    Karl Rove has masterminded all of Bush's political victories. Now he faces his toughest challenge: convincing you that the presidential front-runner owns his own soul

  • News

    April 29, 1999

    Bully Pulpit

    Pushy, driven, and fearless, Texas Secretary of State Elton Bomer is Bush's big man on the border. But is he tough enough to cut through the red tape snarling efforts to help the poor people living in the colonias?

  • News

    October 29, 1998

    Bush's free ride

    With a little help from his Democratic pals, George W. Bush has become the GOP front-runner for president. But it's a cold world beyond Texas' borders, and it may take more than charm and luck to carry a good ol' boy to the White House.

  • News

    October 8, 1998

    The bull market

    Peter Lowe explains how to succeed in business without really trying: First, find 20,000 suckers Photographs by Mark Graham

  • News

    September 17, 1998

    Smoke-filled room

    When Dan Morales brokered Texas' $17.3 billion tobacco settlement, he blew away Governor Bush. He also made sure his friends got a few puffs.

  • News

    September 10, 1998
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    August 21, 1997
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    April 18, 1996
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    April 4, 1996
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    October 26, 1995

    Judge, not?

    Dallas attorney Cheryl Wattley's nomination for the federal bench is in limbo

  • Calendar

    June 8, 1995
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    January 19, 1995

    Four brief shining years

    Ann Richards' record as Texas governor goes like this: she gave the joint some class

  • News

    January 12, 1995
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    November 17, 1994
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    November 3, 1994
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    November 3, 1994
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