Craig Miller

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    October 29, 2014

    To Keep Guns Off Campus, School Cops Count on Students and Social Media

    When it comes to reporting weapons in schools, kids are often each others' best watchdogs. In light of the recent Washington high school shooting, and the school shootings in recent years at Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech and Columbine, police departments across the country are constantly brainstorming ... More >>

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    June 4, 2014

    Texas Lawmakers Decriminalized Bad Behavior in Schools, and Citations Have Plummeted

    There was a time, not long ago, when police routinely issued tickets to Texas middle and high school students for chewing gum, wearing skirts little too short and turning their desktops into pillows. Students who swore were ticketed for disorderly conduct. An 11-year-old Galveston boy even faced cri ... More >>

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    November 6, 2013

    The Heroin Dealer Who Helped Fuel Dallas ISD's Cheese Epidemic Is Prison-Bound

    When federal prosecutors announced yesterday that Refugio "Cuco" Ramirez-Garcia will spend the next 20 years in federal prison for helping run a pair of heroin-distribution conspiracies, they gave a shout-out to the local law enforcement agencies who helped bring him down. That's standard practice. ... More >>

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    August 29, 2013

    A New Law Stops Cops from Ticketing Students for Routine Misbehavior, but DISD's Ahead of the Game

    There are plenty of examples in Texas of some poor middle schooler getting a ticket for chewing gum at school, or nodding off in class, or wearing too much perfume, or something similarly outrageous. But to those pushing to reform the way school discipline is meted out in the state, the real tragedy ... More >>

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    July 12, 2013

    DISD Police Chief Craig Miller Says Teachers Shouldn't Carry Guns, Despite New Law

    OK, a few days ago I used this space to say we need a few good Texas schoolhouse shootouts to settle the question of whether teachers should be armed, and maybe now I should concede that I didn't exactly make that point in the most mature way possible. Right now people at my house, if they are readi ... More >>

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    April 12, 2013

    With More Police Officers in Schools, Thousands of Texas Students Wind Up In Court Each Year

    On Tuesday, Eric told you about a DISD sixth-grader who was arrested at his school, DISD's Learning Alternative Center for Empowering Youth, after attempting to steal $4 from a classmate. After his target felt the sixth-grader's hand in his pocket and pulled away, the frustrated would-be thief knock ... More >>

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    February 11, 2013

    Dallas ISD is Proposing $4.5 Million in Security Upgrades in Response to Sandy Hook

    In the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary, Dallas ISD police Chief Craig Miller wasted no time in dismissing the thought of arming teachers. In fact his recommendations for making DISD students safer, which he will present to the Board of Trustees at a briefing on Thursday, involve no fir ... More >>

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    February 16, 2012

    Dallas PD Loses Assistant Chief Floyd Simpson to Corpus Christi, Where He'll Be Top Cop

    ​A couple of years back Scott Goldstein wrote quite the flattering profile of Dallas Police Assistant Chief Floyd Simpson -- as in, "In a profession that demands toughness, Simpson embodies compassion." Simpson was former Chief David Kunkle's right-hand man -- the man Kunkle put in charge of the P ... More >>

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    October 3, 2011

    Dallas ISD's New Chief of Police Is a Very Familiar Name: Craig Miller of the DPD

    Craig Miller, now of the DISD PD​Craig Miller's one of the most visible members of the Dallas Police Department -- has been for years, as Miller served as commander of the Dallas PD's Homicide Unit, its narcotics unit and then as its deputy chief over Crimes Against Persons. Whenever there's a hom ... More >>

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    July 3, 2011

    Fun With Audio, Part 1: Craig Miller, George Dunham Learn How to Pronounce "Mary Suhm"

    ​Two items-for-listening this morning: First up, a by-request; then, Schutze combs through his recordings archives and discovers he's sitting on a JWP best-of.Here, to begin, is a segment that aired on The Ticket Friday morning -- one week after Craig Miller and George Dunham acknowledged that the ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011
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    March 29, 2011

    BREAKING NEWS: 105.3 The Fan to Talk Sports in the Morning Beginning April 11

    ​Yes, 105.3 The Fan is tweaking again. But this time it's not merely another shuffling of the deck, but more so a commitment to talk sports in the morning. Out at The Fan as of April 8 are long-time radio veterans Jagger and Gregg Henson, to be replaced Monday, April 11, by "New School ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Mayor Caraway: "It's Time to Move On."

    Sam MertenState Rep. Barbara Mallory Caraway, Dwaine and Dave Neumann at Dallas City Hall​Below, of course, you can listen to Mayor Dwaine Caraway's account of what happened between him and his wife on the night of January 2, per a recording made by Dallas Police after Chief David Brown sent offic ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    Dallas PD Releases Photo of "Gun" Man Said He Was Carrying Before Officers Shot Him Sunday

    Dallas Police Department​About an hour ago, Deputy Chief Craig Miller, commander of the Crimes Against Persons Division, held a press conference at Dallas PD HQ to discuss yesterday's police shooting of 32-year-old Tony Menchaca. At the press conference, Miller outlined the day's events and explai ... More >>

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    November 4, 2009

    Hansen, Revo, Doocy, Hammer? Yeah, About Time for Some Media Minutiae.

    He's baaaaack.​*Dale Hansen on The Ticket: Coulda swore I heard him Monday morning filling in for Craig Miller on 1310 AM. But don't get used to it. Apparently it was a one-off, with Dale returning to his old chair just long enough to fill in for Miller, who spent last weekend running the N ... More >>

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    October 8, 2009

    Fantasy Golf is, Apparently, Child's Play

    ​Flipping through my Avid Golfer magazine this week I came across the most interesting of tournaments. A media tournament. A fantasy media tournament. Who knew? Seems the boys over at Avid couldn't herd all us cats into actually playing a tournament, so they produced a speculative tournament ... More >>

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    August 7, 2009

    Whitt's End: 8.7.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Sunday is the NFL's annual Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. More importantly, it's the induction of my first Dallas Cowboys hero - Bob Hayes. I'll be watching. For one thing, to see if Luci ... More >>

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    March 26, 2009

    Girls 61, Boys 44

    One player wore low-top running shoes and - duh - sprained his ankle. A guy in only a diaper was escorted out by security. And, in the end, the teen-aged girls reduced the middle-aged men to a hapless puddle of fart-and-fall-down. In other words, The Ticket's game against a group of Lake H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    Sir, Those Are More than Mere "ABA-Era Basketball Hoops" on the Reunion Arena Floor

    Back in September, as city officials were offering the contents of Reunion Arena in an everything-must-go auction, Patrick Michels and I were given a tour of the joint by Randy Barner, the facility's operations manager since 1983 and, now, the last man standing at the venerable facility. Among the i ... More >>

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    February 27, 2009

    Whitt's End: 2.27.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Sorry to rain on Skip Bayless' - what, 14-year? - crusade, but Troy Aikman ain't gay. Went to the Pro Bowl and hung out with Aikman in Honolulu in '93. Lotsa drinks. LotsaLotsa hula girls. Guara ... More >>

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    February 26, 2009

    Super Bowl XLV Getting Revved Up in Dallas, er Arlington, I Mean ... Fort Worth

    Enjoyed lunch today rubbing elbows with Pro Football Hall of Famers and pretending to be all casual and comfortable at the well-to-do Fort Worth Club. Reason? Don't know if you've heard, but Super Bowl XLV is coming to North Texas. According to the countown clock I was given, in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    Credit Crunch: George Dunham, I Feel Your Pain

    Credit where credit is due. Seems like a simple concept. But in today's 24-second news cycle the genesis of "breaking news" often finds himself as nothing more than the guy at the bottom of the dog pile. Forgotten. Squashed. Raped of credit. Example #1: The Ticket's George Dunham. Got a Ticket text ... More >>

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    January 16, 2009

    The Ticket Now Seeing Stars

    Tuned into KTCK-AM (1310) this a.m. for its "big station announcement," which, all things considered, was relatively enormous after all: The station is "the new radio flagship home for Dallas Stars hockey for the next five seasons," said morning-show co-host Craig Miller. The deal starts next season ... More >>

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    January 2, 2009

    Bowling for Morning Items

    Some random notes with which to start your final day of winter vacay. Last night I briefly toyed with the idea of attending the final Cotton Bowl to be held at the actual Cotton Bowl, but an anticipated record crowd of 88,175 -- what you get when you combine a sell-out with expanded seating -- makes ... More >>

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    July 10, 2008

    Greggo After The Show: A’s For Your Q’s

    Guess 6,500 words weren't enough. Damn. From the Dept. of Be Careful What You Ask For: Holy Crap! I’ll try to address them in order posted but, dude, no way I get to all them in one sitting: *CORBY: I left two messages on his work phone, one on his cell and sent a request through our ... More >>

  • News

    July 3, 2008

    The Hard Lie

    How former Ticket host Greg Williams destroyed the most dynamic duo in Dallas talk radio through drugs, deceit and disaffection

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    July 1, 2008
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    May 9, 2008
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    March 13, 2008

    Death in the Inner Circle

    Apparent murder-suicide cuts to the heart of the mayor's southern Dallas advisors

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    February 8, 2008

    The Getaway That Won't Go Away

    David Letterman's Wednesday-night Top 10 list -- as in, "Top 10 Signs John McCain is Getting Cocky" -- is OK; the "Mike Suckabee" gag's a giggle, at least. But the local mention at No. 1 is the reason it gets posted (and mentioned this morning on KTCK-AM's morning show). Said co-host Craig Miller, " ... More >>

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    December 6, 2007
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    November 9, 2007
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    October 26, 2007
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    April 10, 2007

    Playmaker Assaults Two More; Pleads Innocent, Dummy

    You gotta love Michael Irvin. No really, you just gotta. Sure, he might have he made the Pro Football Hall of Fame as one of the all-time great offensive players, but there's nothing better than the former Dallas Cowboys receiver when he's playing defense. This morning, KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket) mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2007

    Hi, Craig

    Craig Miller of KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket) sends this brief missive concerning his phrase "sardine theory" becoming a part of the Dallas Police Department lexicon: "I am honored that my sardine theory has gone mainstream. In 100 years, I believe most will point to this moment as the springboard to ... More >>

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    January 19, 2007

    No Homes for the Homeless, Again

    Though they have nothing to do with the homeless, a Craig Miller (at left) catchphrase has apparently entered the DPD lexicon. There's a piece in Dallas' Only Daily this a.m. about how Bill Blaydes helped kill a proposed homes-for-the-homeless complex in Lake Highlands, on the site where the Jules ... More >>

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    January 10, 2007
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    November 21, 2006

    Cowboys Win Again

    This morning, Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones told KTCK-AM (1310) morning-show hosts Craig Miller and George Dunham that there are only so many things he can do with failed place kicker Mike Vanderjagt. "I don't think it impacts him to stare at him real hard, do you? That hasn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2006

    Mong: "We're Righting the Ship." So, There.

    Bob Mong was on The Ticket this morning. Maybe he had something to do with Buck Showalter's buyout? The Dallas Morning News editor Bob Mong was on, of all places, KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket) this morning talking about the future of his newspaper. He didn't say terribly much; surprisingly, morning-sho ... More >>

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    September 22, 2006
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    September 15, 2006
  • Calendar

    February 27, 2003
  • News

    February 14, 2002

    That's the Ticket

    Miller, Dunning take to the airwaves

  • News

    September 27, 2001

    Boys to Men

    How did the juvenile jokesters at The Ticket respond to real-life terror? Real well.

  • News

    December 21, 2000

    Spring Cleaning

    Kamb, Stern, ESPN--the new year braces for big battles in talk radio

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best Rivalry

    Mickey Spagnola vs. Craig Miller

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best Sports Talk Show

    The Hardline/Dunham and Miller

  • Culture

    March 18, 1999

    Talking up The Ticket

    Or: Why The Fake Johnny Oates is better than the real thing

  • Calendar

    February 11, 1999

    Night & Day

    February 11 - 17, 1999

  • News

    September 4, 1997

    Aural Sex

    Holly Mullen meets Dunham and Miller, the radio jocks whose sports talk show leaves Dallas women panting for more

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