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 >>
Kinky Friedman, Josh Alan FriedmanSons of Hermann HallAugust 6, 2011 Better than: Rick Perry's prayer meeting. Kinky FriedmanSons 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The Dallas Historical Society admires Courage, Honor & Dignity
An innovative math program recalculates which students will succeed and which will fail at DISD
What's in a name? A lot of ugly history, at least when it comes to Jefferson Davis Elementary.
DISD trustee Se-Gwen Tyler explains why she cast her controversial vote for an Anglo board president
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.
Dallas' ailing soul-food queen longs for one more turn in the kitchen
Texas' former presidential candidate never learned the art of compromise
Barbara Jordan, a woman of firsts, was faithful to the last