Fort Myers

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    Suspects in Fatal M Streets Hit-and-Run Caught in Florida, Thanks to a Forgotten Cell Phone

    U.S. Marshals on Friday arrested two suspects in the M Streets hit-and-run that killed 13-year-old Ethan Vasquez and critically injured his mother last week. Dagoberto Castanon, 25, and Rogelio Avila, 24 were discovered hiding in a Fort Myers, Florida trailer park three days after they allegedly ra ... More >>

  • News

    July 4, 2013

    Not So Minor League

    Cheap beer, affordable tickets, swanky surroundings — what’s not to like about minor and independent league baseball parks?

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Prime Prep Steals Coach, Basketball Team From State Champ Arlington Grace Prep

    Arlington Grace Prep Academy has established itself as a basketball powerhouse of late, rolling easily last year to its second consecutive TAPPS state title. But the team looks like it might have trouble making it a three-peat, not only because 7-foo-1 center Isaiah Austin and Jelon Hornbeak are off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Hinojosa "Humbled and Honored" to Be Finalist for Clark County Superintendent's Gig

    Patrick MichelsPatrick took this photo this morning at the Jubilee Park event. I knew it would come in handy.​A few minutes ago, the Clark County School District announced: Sure enough, Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Michael Hinojosa's a finalist for the superintendent's job the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Yeah, But What If Baseball Went To The European Football Table?

    I know the Texas Rangers swept the previously mighty Boston Red Sox and we're all atwitter about the American League West division race heading into August ... September ... maybe even October? But what if baseball were governed according to, say, European football standards? You know, the top ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Tile Maker Lavishes More Praise on Mayor Tom Leppert Before Admitting: "I Honestly Don't Know Much About the Man."

    When we brought to your attention an item on eBay selling ceramic tiles of Mayor Tom Leppert, who's described in the ad as "perhaps one of our greatest United States leaders," our hope was to hear back from the seller so we could find out how Leppert caught the eye of someone living in Fort Myers, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2009

    Mayor Tom Leppert: "Perhaps One of Our Greatest United States Leaders." Who Knew?

    eBay member: chicbizOnly $19.99 plus shipping, and, as the ad says, "They will not last long."Since becoming mayor less than two years ago, few have enjoyed the success of Tom Leppert. First a key victory in the Trinity River toll road campaign, then two more big wins last week after defeating two c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2008

    Dust Congress Talks Egg Tooth, Define ‘Indie’

    Another Dust Congress drawing...from Nevada Hill, we think. Denton’s Dust Congress appeared on the radio show "Gulf Coast Live" on WGCU-FM, a Florida National Public Radio affiliate, for an hour-long interview and studio performance last week during their brief southeastern tour through Louisiana ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2008

    Shattered Glass: Or, This Morning's Question for AA's Tim Wagner

    Saw this morning where an American Airlines flight, from Dallas/Fort Worth International on its way to Fort Myers, Florida, made an emergency landing last night back at DFW "after a window pane broke and was ingested into one of the plane's engines." Which sounds bad. Of course, the windows are thre ... More >>

  • News

    March 15, 2001

    The A-Team

    Love it when a plan comes together? Not so fast. Sure, they've got A-Rod and I-Rod, but what about Rusty Greer hitting leadoff, Tim Crabtree closing, and Johnny Oates acting human? John Gonzalez goes to Texas Rangers spring training to look for answers.

  • News

    March 25, 1999

    The spring of our discontent

    Raphael Palmeiro is hurt. Johnny Oates is grumpy. Pudge Rodriguez is acting like a spoiled brat. Lee Stevens just wants to play baseball. Welcome to Texas Rangers spring training.

  • Film

    November 14, 1996

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

  • Film

    September 19, 1996

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

  • Culture

    November 9, 1995

    From nude to naked

    Dallas pair explores frontiers of erotic art