Fred Thompson (Politician)

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2014

    Does Clay Jenkins Really Have a Heart or Is He Scamming Us?

    Before I get on my high horse, I usually check back upstream to see what sort of feet of clay I may have myself on an issue. Great thing and terrible thing about the Internet. It's all still there. So this morning before leaping to the saddle to whack people for calling Dallas County Clay Jenkins ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2014

    Ebola in Dallas: What We Know

    Newest updates will appear at the bottom of this post. September 20: Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan arrives in Dallas from Monrovia, Liberia via Brussels. Duncan made an intervening stop at Dulles International Airport near Washington D.C.. September 26: Duncan first visits Texas Health Pres ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 25, 2013

    How Dallas Killed Farmers Markets

    Dallas leads the nation in over-regulating farmers markets ­— which is why we have so few of them.

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    Mosquitoes Are Already Testing Positive for West Nile

    The West Nile virus is officially back. Public health officials got their first confirmation of that last week when mosquito pools in Richardson tested positive for the disease. Today, Highland Park announced a positive test of its own. Dallas County is already urging residents to use insect repella ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    Faced With Rising Teen STD Rates, County Health Officials Lobbying DISD to Jettison Abstinence-Based Sex Ed

    Teenagers, volatile bundles of hormones that they are, are going to have sex. That's an iron law of nature, as unchangeable as the fact that lions like to eat zebras. It's also a fair bet that, unless they are taught otherwise, these teenagers are going to have sex in an completely unsafe and irresp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    The State Legislature Will Consider Allowing Sunday Liquor Sales

    Texas' booze landscape is famously arcane, part holdover from Prohibition-era teetotaling, part jigsaw puzzle carved out by liquor interests and the municipalities that profit from them. Frustrating, too, when you find yourself on the dry side of a county line or try to buy a beer a six pack at 11:5 ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 19, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 28, 2008

    Lewis Black Is Angry About EVERYTHING, DAMN IT!

    Jesse Hughey Lewis Black built his entire stand-up comedy career on appearing as though he’s about to blow a blood vessel from sheer outrage at world’s stupidity. Years of Daily Show segments and television specials have proven that the closer he comes to suffering an onstage stroke, the bigge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2006

    Locked and Loaded

    The Invisible Sheriff strikes again. This week, we wrote about how Lupe Valdez infuriated her rank-and-file officers when she declined to fire Larry Locke, one of her top chiefs, for keeping a Thompson submachine gun in his storage cabinet. Valdez had overruled her highest-ranking employee, Jesse Fl ... More >>

  • News

    August 10, 2006

    They Shot the Sheriff

    A machine gun rattles windows at the sheriff's office

  • Film

    January 19, 2006

    Who's Laughing?

    Albert Brooks looks for comedy and comes up empty

  • Music

    June 24, 2004

    Detroit Champs

    DKT/MC5 returns to remind us how jams are supposed to be kicked out

  • News

    October 2, 2003

    Counsel for the Defense

    At 76, flamboyant criminal lawyer Racehorse Haynes keeps doing what he does best--winning

  • News

    September 16, 1999

    Against the wall

    Despite regional rivalries and hard times, the Fall Gallery Walk has picked up its pace

  • News

    March 18, 1999

    No place like home

    Thousands of Texans say they can do a better job teaching their children at home. But some local truant officers claim parents are using a massive loophole in Texas law to skip school altogether.

  • News

    January 1, 1998

    Paper chase

    William Morgan says he's just an innocent document dealer snared in a campaign finance scandal. And if you believe that, he has some old railroad bonds he wants to sell you.