Donovan Lewis

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    September 27, 2013

    The Big Question: Is Big Tex Mexican?

    Yesterday afternoon, Texas gaped as the resurrected Big Tex experienced, in the vaguely unsettling words of State Fair spokeswoman Sue Gooding, a "premature birth." Fair Park's official Twitter feed announced the successful delivery with an equally unfortunate metaphor: "Ta-daaa! Big Tex drops his r ... More >>

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    June 20, 2013

    The Ticket Served Fried Chicken at a Southern Dallas Barbershop for Juneteenth

    First of all, let's dispense with a very basic fact: everyone loves fried chicken. With the possible exception of vegetarians -- who, let's be honest, are just lying to themselves -- and some remote, yet-to-be-discovered hen worshipers in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, the fact that an individua ... More >>

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    March 25, 2013

    At the Mayor's Rally Against Domestic Violence, Big Promises and Some Mixed Messages

    The couple started arguing on Saturday, around 3 in the morning, in a house near Fair Park. The man told the woman he hadn't forgotten their past arguments, all the times she had "disrespected" him. He shoved his palm hard against her face and forced her down against a desk. She fought him, pushing ... More >>

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    February 16, 2013

    How a Sports Talk Station May Also Be the Best For Music Fans: A Report From Ticketstock

    There is one radio station in DFW that takes the time to play an interesting mix of music every day. This same station also takes the opportunity to discuss and explore music in ways that all the other stations are sorely lacking. The thing is, this station just so happens to be the area's number on ... More >>

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    September 28, 2012

    Fried Jambalaya: A Food Critic's Tasting Notes

    I hope you haven't packed your shorts for the summer yet. The weather for opening day at the State Fair of Texas is hot and muggy with a fine aerosol of crisp and clean frying oil. I zipped over to Fair Park today to find the winner of this year's fried food competition. Abel Gonzales' deep fried ... More >>

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    September 3, 2012

    FRIED BREAKING NEWS: Fried Jambalaya, Fried Bacon Cinnamon Roll Win Big at State Fair of Texas

    See also: The Fried Food Finalists Coming to the State Fair of Texas 2012 Last Wednesday, the eight finalists of the Big Tex Choice Awards were announced. Today, they gathered for an epic fried battle. Three judges (1310 The Ticket's Donovan Lewis, Representative Eric Johnson from the Texas House o ... More >>

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    May 9, 2011

    Chris Arnold Joins 105.3 The Fan: Toldja Ya Nevuh Know

    ​While I was sad to see my old partner Newy Scruggs leave 105.3 The Fan last week, I'm thrilled to have another familiar voice on board. Back in April 2010 -- in the wake of Chris Arnold's departure from K104 -- I wrote that radio was volatile and that you never know who might show up where. ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010
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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 >>

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    September 15, 2008

    Stay Classy, Dallas

    If -- I said if -- you could read this, it would say Cowboys 41, Eagles 37. Promise. *Quarterback Tony Romo: "Straight country western. Good thing we were Clint Eastwood tonight. ... We were lucky enough in the end to come out on top. I had two poor plays obviously that you want back. But this g ... More >>

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    August 18, 2008

    Josh Howard Is Neither Humbled Nor Apologetic

    This photo is not -- I repeat, not -- of Josh Howard and CW33 reporter Sandra Hernandez. Spent my Saturday afternoon down in DeSoto at the first annual Josh Howard Foundation celebrity charity softball game. I wish I could report that Josh is sorry for his recent arrest in North Carolina for ... More >>

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    July 29, 2008

    Welcome to Training Camp. Er, Paradise

    Terence Newman has a groin injury. I have a really crappy camera. I’ve received lots of suggestions on what you guys wanna know about Cowboys’ camp – How’s Felix Jones look? Can Zach Thomas still play? What’s up with Jerry’s hat? – so the best way to attack this thing is by diving ... More >>

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    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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    May 18, 2000


    The turkey leg goes to...; Funny lady; Hanging on a KLIF; More epistles to the Jews; Dry summer days