Barbara Jordan

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2014

    Will Dallas ISD Ever Rename Its Confederate Schools?

    On Tuesday morning, right after an African-American principal and an African-American superintendent had finished predicting a great future for East Dallas' Lee Elementary and its new International Baccalaureate program, a woman buttonholed DISD trustee Mike Morath. After a few complimentary words a ... More >>

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    August 8, 2011

    Over The Weekend: Kinky Friedman at Sons of Hermann Hall

    Kinky Friedman, Josh Alan FriedmanSons of Hermann HallAugust 6, 2011 Better than: Rick Perry's prayer meeting. Kinky Friedman​Sons of Hermann Hall had a full house on Saturday night for KNON's 28th anniversary celebration, headlined by Kinky Friedman. It was a hardcore segment of The Peo ... More >>

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    July 26, 2011

    For Sale: An Extraordinary Collection of Photos Taken By (And Of!) the Legendary R.C. Hickman

    Photo by R.C. HickmanSammy Davis Jr. pays a Dallas radio station a visit in June 1954.​In December 2007 we said farewell to R.C. Hickman, the Mineola native who became the staff photographer at the Dallas Star Post and whose astonishing body of work tells the story of black Dallas in the 1950s, ' ... More >>

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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

    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 >>

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    December 3, 2007
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    July 13, 2006

    Lone Star Legends

    The Dallas Historical Society admires Courage, Honor & Dignity

  • News

    March 23, 2000

    Planting SEEDs of hope

    An innovative math program recalculates which students will succeed and which will fail at DISD

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    July 1, 1999

    Southern fried

    What's in a name? A lot of ugly history, at least when it comes to Jefferson Davis Elementary.

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    June 17, 1999

    No respect

    DISD trustee Se-Gwen Tyler explains why she cast her controversial vote for an Anglo board president

  • News

    November 7, 1996
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    October 31, 1996

    U.S. Reprehensible

    Eddie Bernice Johnson has burned through more than 50 staffers during her four years in Congress. She says she's just demanding. They say she's a tyrant.

  • News

    May 16, 1996

    Clara's Last Supper

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

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    February 22, 1996

    The rise and fall of Phil Gramm

    Texas' former presidential candidate never learned the art of compromise

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    January 25, 1996

    A great spirit

    Barbara Jordan, a woman of firsts, was faithful to the last