Over the past several years, in shopping malls and storefronts across the country, entrepreneurs have begun operating what are called sweepstakes parlors. They look and smell like miniature casinos, and they're lined with terminals featuring electronic games that bear an uncanny resemblance to slot ... More >>
For a dozen years, John Montford was a powerful force in the Texas Senate. He subsequently did a stint as chancellor of the Texas Tech University System before moving on to the private sector, where he served as an executive at AT&T and GM. Now, he's found himself a new role as the public face of th ... More >>
Singer/songwriter Charlie Mars has had an interesting life. Born and raised in Mississippi, Mars actually plied his craft in Dallas for a few years in the '90s. Some heavy duty partying landed him in rehab a few years after that and those internal demons forced Mars to retreat to an isolated islan ... More >>
It's called safety orange for a reason. The international warning symbol for bad, dangerous, all that is wrong with this cursed world, the color that makes mesh vests a smashing fashion statement, is something with which I'm familiar. My father is a safety engineer. A lifetime of his influenc ... More >>
Witnessed lots of folks outside Rangers Ballpark last night who believe in their baseball team. The Rangers Rally was a warm hug on a chilly night and the theory goes like this:
The present belongs to the San Francisco Giants, but the future belongs to the Texas Rangers. You buyin' it?
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One week ago today, state Sen. John Carona introduced proposed legislation, S.J.R. No. 31, that would allow for at least 12 casinos scattered throughout the state -- seven "in different urban areas," two "located on islands in the Gulf of Mexico that are tourist destinations with at least 1,000 gue ... More >>
This must have been what Ed Sullivan felt like when he introduced a guy named Elvis Presley.
Ladies and gentlemen, put your hands together for the one, the only ... Jim ... Schuuuuuuutze! ...
O.K., this is my first time over here on Sportatorium, and I'm feeling kind of insecure. I'm a City Hall ... More >>