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  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Crozier Tech: Just Tear it Down Already

    Maybe it's late in the day for this, but is there any chance the city could rescind its bizarre special ordinance ordering the preservation of the old Crozier Tech high school building at the east end of downtown and just let the poor bastards who bought the place knock it down and truck it to the l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    After Six Months in Iowa, a Sarah Palin Mega-Volunteer Comes Back to North Texas

    ​After months of suspense, and after the other Republican hopefuls hired staff, began campaigning and participated in seven debates, Sarah Palin finally announced last week she wouldn't be running for president after all. Upon hearing the news, Michelle McCormick and a few of her friends did what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2011

    On the Run From Johnny Law: Off to Hillsboro To Save a Motel and Watch Bottle Rocket

    Bob Musgrave at the "Bottle Rocket motel" last night, signing Criterion Collection DVDs for the faithful​Andy Carl Valentin and Chris Durbin didn't expect this. Not this. Certainly not. When first they hatched their cockamamie scheme -- to rescue from fiscal despair a Days Inn off I-35 in Hillsbor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Bottle Rocket Fans' Attempt to Save Hillsboro Motel Now Part of Alamo's Rolling Roadshow

    ​On and off since posting that original item about Andy Carl Valentin and Chris Durbin's plans to save the Bottle Rocket motel in Hillsboro I've spoken with the twosome about ... related matters, let's say. And today, we can officially announce at least one significant bit of breaking news: The Au ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Divine Intervention? Two Bottle Rocket Fans Want to Save Iconic Hillsboro Motel.

    The Hillsboro motel where they shot part of Bottle Rocket is so iconic Ian Dingman put it on the front of the Criterion Collection DVD.​My old friend and long-ago Observer-er Matt Zoller Seitz, who wrote the definitive making-of piece about Bottle Rocket back in September 1995, sent me a note this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Schutze Bawk-Bawks at Houseguest

    ​Lori Stahl, over on The News's Park Cities Blog, is making light of a serious situation in my home. My wife got talked into bringing a lost chicken into the house this week. You could talk her into rescuing anything. She's never come home with a lost gorilla (and I knock wood), but we've had ever ... More >>

  • News

    June 23, 2005

    Live to Ride

    A motorcycle accident cost Bill Rucker his leg, but that won't stop him from building-and riding-bikes

  • Calendar

    February 12, 2004

    Gutter Punks

    Have a ball at this tournament

  • Culture

    April 2, 1998

    Senor baseball

    Luis Mayoral's job with the Rangers isn't all brown and white

  • News

    March 12, 1998

    Getting to first base

    Everyone's a contender during spring training, but can Will Clark and the Texas Rangers come back from last season's disappointments?

  • News

    August 22, 1996

    Academy of schemes

    School promoter given time out--in jail

  • News

    April 11, 1996

    Academy of Dreams

    The enigmatic "Mr. Sha" brought black Dallas a vision of a prep school but it's a dream he's sold before