Now that the war in Iraq is officially over and the one in Afghanistan winding down, the Department of Defense found itself facing a conundrum. It had just spent billions of dollars buying heavily armored personnel carriers designed to stand up to insurgent attacks only to find that it had run out o ... More >>
In Oak Cliff, ex-warriors charge into the local food movement.
Becca Morrison's husband came home from Iraq and killed himself. She's "still here, and still fighting."
David Horowitz has made taunting college students a spectator sport. Sometimes he's actually right.
Wolf Blitzer of CNN takes on the Republican candidates tonight for the second foreign policy debate. This is the do-or-die moment for our homeboy: Either Rick Perry repairs his fortunes and escapes the back-bench or he's toast. Perry's people know that, so our governor is going to be all-in tonig ... More >>
They say they defunded Planned Parenthood. But lawmakers' attack on family planning will cost Texas money, reduce access to healthcare and result in even more abortions.
Photos by Stephen MaskerOf course you've heard that George W. Bush has a new book out in stores, and this morning, you couldn't help but hear he was getting started building his new library, too. Onstage under a big tent on the Southern Methodist University campus, Bush was shifting excitedly fro ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Roy Williams can hyperbolize(?) about winning nine consecutive games all he wants, but the only drama left in the Dallas Cowboys' failed season is not if - but when - head coach Wade Phillips ... More >>
Sgt. Mark S. RickertLateef Al-Saraji, his wife Teresa and her daughter, Sgt. Kristin L. Cruikshank, were profiled in an Army magazine in 2003.An Iraq-born U.S. Army translator and his wife have filed suit against the Dallas Police Department and a local nightclub, alleging that the husband was be ... More >>
Maker's Mark master distiller Kevin Smith believes Maker's new bourbon might persuade some Texans to give up on Canadian whiskey. "Bourbon's very big in Texas, but one of the things that's always surprised me is the number of Canadian whiskey drinkers," says Smith, who was born at Fort Hood. ... More >>
Photos by Sam MertenAn eclectic mix of folks packed the Bill and Margot Winspear Opera House last night as a jaw-dropping group of former Dallas Cowboys players reminisced during the taping of Glory Days, a television pilot scheduled to debut January 30 on KTVT-Channel 11 prior to finding a n ... More >>
The motto of the 89th Military Police Brigade, with whom Hadi worked in IraqThis morning's Los Angeles Times visits Arlington to the story of Malek Hadi, an Iraqi who lost all of his right leg, some of his left leg and several of his fingers in September 2006. At the time the explosive shattered ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Haven't received a return call all week from Greg Williams, which is weird if not troubling. Something's up. Maybe he's merely at his vacation condo in Colorado and temporarily out of pocket. Or m ... More >>
A program for fallen warriors' families feels the economic pinch
Two Texas brothers fall in the war on terrorone in combat, one by his own hand
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This note tonight, from Camp Taji in Iraq -- where it's just like home (complete with fast-food eateries and workout facilities) and so not at all like home. While the atmosphere at the dining facility was festive, it just wasn't the same as being home for many Soldiers who said they would rather ha ... More >>
On Monday, a book that’s sure to be great bedtime reading for statisticians everywhere clunked into bookstores. Weighing in at 864 pages and 3.3 pounds, it’s the 2007 edition of Cities Ranked & Rated: More than 400 Metropolitan Areas Evaluated in the U.S. and Canada by Burt Sperling and Peter Sa ... More >>
Richard Smith, pictured here with his wife and high-school sweetheart Amber, was killed outside Baghdad on New Year's Day. He was 20. As we've mentioned twice before, on Christmas Day 29-year-old Spc. Aaron Preston, who was from Dallas, was killed in Baghdad when an improvised explosive device deton ... More >>
Former North Richland Hills Officer Allen Hill claims he killed a man in self-defense. So why didn't his department defend him?
Plus: Stink Pit
How does someone who calls himself "Newdawg" compete with Dale Hansen? By not being Dale Hansen.
Coral Eugene Watts is a serial killer. He says he'll murder again. Why can't Texas stop him?
Plus: Where's Newy?
Computer game designers in Bedford re-create the greatest generation online
Two people took part in the shotgun murder of Michael Hierro. Prosecutors got one.
True-crime author Barbara Davis fought hard to redeem Darlie Routier's reputation. Now she's caught in her own bizarre web of death, drugs, and family hatreds.
Twenty years after Sherrie Wilson became Dallas' first female firefighter, she discovered the department's hiring practices were discriminatory. When she tried to do something about it, she got burned.
Prosecutors lied and cheated to put Kerry Max Cook on death row for 16 years. He's out of prison now, but still not quite free.
Jimmie Vaughan is two albums into a solo career he didn't necessarily want
How does the Dallas police's "Teflon Chief" Willard Rollins skate past scrapes that could wreck other officer's careers?
The making of a messiah: David Koresh's twisted road to Waco