Ann Richards

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    Willie Nelson Turns 80: A Tribute and Playlist for a Texas Treasure

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    By Holding Craig Watkins in Contempt, Judge Lena Levario Shows She's a Good Democrat. Some Dallas Democrats May Disagree.

    So who is this Democrat judge, Lena Levario, who not only stands up to Democratic Party golden boy Craig Watkins, our embattled district attorney, but holds him in contempt of court? Does she not understand the most basic tenet of Dallas County Democratic Party philosophy -- that Dr. King died so th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Ron Kirk Could Come Home and Teach Texas Dems how to Win, but Don't Bet On It

    What will Ron Kirk do when he returns to Dallas after leaving the Obama cabinet next month? If I had to bet, I'd say he won't return to Dallas, which will be a shame. If he did come home, maybe he could do something about these local Democrats. Former Dallas mayor Kirk is getting high marks from bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Film Critical of Komen, Pink Ribbons, Inc., Opens in Canada Today. No U.S. Date Set Yet.

    ​Amidst all the ruckus, resignations and double-talking over Susan G. Komen for the Cure's politically charged move to pull its breast-cancer screening funding from Planned Parenthood, you should also be aware: Dallas-based Komen's actually the subject of a documentary that opens in Canada today t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    The Long Arm Sees All: Ten Musicians Arrested in Texas

    When Snoop Dogg was issued a citation for marijuana possession at a border checkpoint outside El Paso last week, the world reacted with shock and disbelief. We had no idea this beacon of sobriety -- the same guy who penned "Smoke Weed Everyday" - could act so out of character. Of course, Texas is f ... More >>

  • News

    June 9, 2011

    Searching for the Soul of Austin

    The neo city on the hills is a far cry from its cheap pot, cold beer and low-rent former ways.

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    If You're In Philly, That One-Woman Show About Molly Ivins Opens This Week

    ​Back in December we made mention of a one-woman show set to bow in Philly this month: Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins. Yesterday, The New York Times offered a lengthy sneak peek at the show "by" and about Schutze's former colleague and competitor, which stars Kathleen Turner as t ... More >>

  • News

    November 19, 2009
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    December 18, 2008
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    December 4, 2008

    With Dallas Republicans in Pain, One Local Leader Believes He Has the Cure

    How County Chair Jonathan Neerman Plans to Ease the Dallas GOP's Woes

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2008

    Washington Post Pays Tribute to "Junkyard Dog of Texas Politics"

    Former Texas Attorney General Jim Mattox, who died in his sleep Thursday at his home in Dripping Springs, will lie in state today in the Texas House of Representatives chamber of the Texas Capitol; hours are from 3 to 7 p.m. As the Star-Telegram noted over the weekend, "The last dignitary whose body ... More >>

  • News

    September 4, 2008

    The Anti-Dittohead

    Hey, Mr. King of Talk Radio, meet the queen

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2008

    Lily Tomlin Talks Jenny the Elephant, Dallas City Council and Ross Perot Jr.

    The cell phone rang at 10 last night, and Lily Tomlin was on the other end at long last to talk about, right, Jenny the elephant -- though she did have some to say about her canceled HBO series set in Dallas, 12 Miles of Bad Road, including a story involving Mary Kay Place and Ross Perot Jr. you'll ... More >>

  • News

    July 31, 2008

    The Caretaker

    One mother's crusade to better the life of her mentally retarded son and the system that failed him

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    March 27, 2008
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    February 26, 2008

    Waiting for Bill

    Brian Harkin Former president Bill Clinton, speaking moments ago to a small crowd near Grauwyler Park. A surreal scene a couple of hours ago, a real WTF moment: Bill Clinton, former president of the United States, standing in the back of a blue pick-up truck off Harry Hines Boulevard and Anson Road ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 23, 2004

    From Buenos Aires to Bush-ville

    Esteban Pastorino Diaz's photos riff and play on the so-close-yet-so-far

  • News

    May 6, 2004


    Tailing downtown Dallas' pack of pampered canines

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    March 13, 2003
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    June 6, 2002

    Mad TV

    The race for governor gets dirty fast

  • News

    April 25, 2002

    Sweetheart Deal

    How does Virginia McGuire make a profit in the nonprofit business of creating affordable housing? Simple. She pays her husband.

  • News

    March 14, 2002

    Blown Off

    Identity-theft victim gets the cold shoulder

  • News

    March 7, 2002

    Selling Ron

    A pro-business black Democrat who appeals to white voters, Ron Kirk is the sport utility vehicle of Senate candidates. But will voters buy him?

  • News

    January 4, 2001

    Dubya, We Knew You When...

    With a homeboy headed for the White House, a handful of his Dallas pals have hopes of making their mark on Washington

  • News

    October 19, 2000

    The Resurrection of Sandy Kress

    Or, how a Democrat and reviled former DISD board president found a happy home pushing "educational acoountability" for the GOP

  • News

    September 7, 2000

    Party Girl

    Confronting advanced breast cancer without a dime to her name, Texas legend Priscilla Davis insists the good times aren't over yet

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    July 20, 2000

    Behind the curve

    Courts that aim to treat, not punish, addicts gain a slow toehold in Texas

  • News

    December 30, 1999

    Grandma goes electric

    Comptroller Carole Keeton Rylander wants to take the state into the 21st century -- and herself into higher office -- with her vision of "e-Texas"

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    November 18, 1999

    Dissed robes

    On the prosecution-biased Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, justice isn't blind. It's dumb.

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    May 20, 1999

    Ring Ma Bell

    When heavyweight Southwestern Bell gets into a brawl with AT&T at the Legislature, consumers--that's you--are the ones who get beat up

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    February 4, 1999
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    October 1, 1998

    Candidate X

    Michael Capehart finds the going lonely for a yellow-dog Democratin GOP country

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    September 3, 1998

    GOP to gays: Butt out

    Texas' Log Cabin Republicans find themselves the ultimate outsiders--vilified by both the GOP and fellow gays

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    July 23, 1998

    Getting dumped

    Despite shoddy science, bad economics, and catastrophic health risks, a West Texas border community may become the nation's nuclear dumping ground

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    March 19, 1998

    Rambo Justice

    Are bad-boy lawyers Bill Brewer and John Bickel building a bridge to Dallas' minority communities, or trying to sell them one?

  • Music

    December 25, 1997

    Cry tough

    Essential bassist Tommy Shannon hangs in there

  • News

    November 27, 1997

    Courthouse coup

    How County Commissioner Jim Jackson and his right-wing Republican cronies have Dallas' judges running scared

  • News

    June 12, 1997

    Ill Wind Blowing

    Texas Industries wants permission to burn 270,000 tons of hazardous waste each year at a concrete plant 30 miles from Dallas. That would make it the nation's largest incinerator of toxic waste. Despite stunning ignorance about what this will do to your he

  • News

    October 3, 1996

    The bloody truth

    Barry Switzer testifieson booze, black men,and red wine

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    July 25, 1996

    Black Tie winners

    The biggest gay fund raiser in Dallas is more popularity contest than charity

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    May 16, 1996

    Clara's Last Supper

    Dallas' ailing soul-food queen longs for one more turn in the kitchen

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    November 9, 1995

    So close, yet so far away

    Americans don't understand why Quebec wants to secede

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    May 18, 1995

    The Kirk connection

    How Dallas' new mayor pulled it off

  • Film

    May 11, 1995

    Final step

    Ginger Rogers, 1911-1995

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    April 20, 1995

    Accountability time

    Grassroots political group demands straight answers

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    February 16, 1995

    Pickup Games

    How a giant lawsuit against General Motors could leave lawyers with millions - and Texas truck owners breathing fumes

  • Calendar

    February 9, 1995