Journalists across the globe have been busy churning out copy about the looming Thursday dedication of the Bush Presidential Center at SMU. Some of the pieces wrestle with the Bush legacy, some describe the center itself. Others explore the practical effect that a massive ceremony featuring five pre ... More >>
It took nearly six years after leaving office for George H.W. Bush to have a functioning North Texas highway named for him. His son could do it in less than five. State Representative Dan Branch has taken it upon himself to see that that happens. On Friday, just before the filing deadline for the l ... More >>
George H.W. Bush, the country's 41st president, has been in a Houston hospital for more than a month now, undergoing treatment for complications from a serious case of bronchitis. The 88-year-old was checked into intensive care on Wednesday "following a series of setbacks, including a persistent fev ... More >>
The latest New York magazine goes all-in on the Bush family, assessing the political hopes of Jeb before finally deciding that it's actually George P., Jeb's half-Mexican son and a rising star in Texas politics, who has the highest political ceiling. "George P.'s future in Texas in unlimited," says ... More >>
After an exhaustive search of public records and historical documents at the Library of Congress (read: drunken Google search), we are ready to honor President's Day with a comprehensive list of the foods enjoyed by our fearless leaders of the past. Throughout this process one question continued ... More >>
Last month the Dallas Independent School District officially dedicated George Herbert Walker Bush Elementary, the Addison campus funded by the 2008 bond program. The affair was populated by pols, Ross Ave. administrators and educators, but at the 3:37 mark of the video just posted by the district th ... More >>
Luminant's MonticelloOver the course of the last month, both ERCOT and the North American Energy Reliability Corporation have warned of outages as early as next summer, due in large part, they say, to new regs issued by the EPA aimed at reducing the amount of mercury, sulfur dioxide and other ... More >>
Photo by Holly MorganNancy Northup, President, Center For Reproductive RightsThe First Unitarian Church of Dallas hosted a special guest last week: Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights. The CRR, if you recall, is the New York-based organization that recently won a prelim ... More >>
Compared to modern bistros, The Grape's menu and dining room seem dated. That's why it works so well.
Photo by Patrick MichelsUSA Today's Richard Wolf attended this morning's Third Way breakfast, where former Dallas Mayor-turned-U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk insisted the demographic shift in Texas over the last decade -- where 38 percent of the population is now Hispanic, 12 percent African- ... More >>
Photo by Sam MertenClay JenkinsWhat a Week For the New County Judge Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins has been pummeled in the media and political circles for playing Scottie Pippen to Commissioner John Wiley Price's Michael Jordan in the game to push out Elections Administrator Bruce Sherbet ... More >>
The folks who showed up at the Kessler Theater on Friday night to see The Gourds and The Naptime Shake perform got a nice little gift when, out of the blue, Johnny Rodriguez stopped by the venue, seemingly on a whim, and ended up performing his hit "That's The Way Love Goes" with the Austin-based h ... More >>
Wasn't exactly Cortland Finnegan vs. Andre Johnson, but The Prez got into a scuffle last Friday. On the basketball court. With an elbow. Barack Obama received 12 stitches to a cut on his lower lip after an errant elbow during a pick-up game by Rey Decerega, the Director of Programs for ... More >>
This just in from John Blake and Major League Baseball: Yet again, Nolan Ryan will toss out the first pitch at the Ballpark in Arlington for a post-season game, when, tomorrow evening, he takes the mound for Game Three of the World Series. (And, no, apparently he's unavailable to work a few innin ... More >>
A few minutes ago, I spoke to Dallas Independent School District spokesman Jon Dahlander concerning his voice-mail message this morning. I wondered if today's decision, to let teachers and principals decide whether their classes could watch President Obama's speech to students on Tuesday, was a c ... More >>
School's out for summer, but the Dallas Independent School District's board of trustees has one hellacious evening ahead of it, beginning with a 5 p.m. public hearing at 3700 Ross Avenue concerning the proposed 2009-'10 school year budget. After that's done, it's down to big business, some of which ... More >>
This is not the time to talk politics. It's the time to talk baseball. I'll put my liberal left leaning on hold today because the Texas Rangers have announced - no surprise - that former Prez and former co-owner George W. Bush will throw out the first pitch before next Monday's season op ... More >>
Every once in awhile I wonder just why some people are keen to lavish praise on restaurant owners. Yeah, I know--the Food Network and those in the media who promote the celebrity chef idea share a portion of the blame. But many of the folks who dine regularly simply don't wish to peer behind the cur ... More >>
OK, OK--a gimmick for Inauguration day. Give us a break. The President gets a personal chef, state dinners and could probably walk out of any restaurant in the country without paying. Of course, there have been some notorious culinary moments: The competent Bush puking all over his Japanes ... More >>
If you know me, you know the only the reason I'm happy to have George Dubya Bush back in Dallas is because it means he's no longer in Washington, D.C. As I've said all along, he's a good guy. Just a really bad President. But that's ancient history, right? Today we shake the Etch-o-Sketch for a clean ... More >>
Cousin's Barbeque Various locations I don't think a Texas barbecue place does itself any favors by boasting that it's a favorite of an Ivy League, blue-blood Yankee, but Cousin's Web site brags about serving George H.W. Bush. Had I known that before trying the food, I'd have been a tad skeptical. ... More >>
A taller, more liberal Avery Johnson? Obama vs. McCain? Let’s see, McCain is a Phoenix Suns fan who played junior varsity football in high school and boxed in the Navy. Eh. Obama is a White Sox fan who threw out the first pitch in Chicago before Game 2 of the ’05 ALCS. He led Occiden ... More >>
Merrie Spaeth This morning, Salon, like every one else, is offering Joe Biden and Sarah Palin advice about how to conduct themselves during tonight's vice-presidential candidate debate. Only, Salon's quoting a local with substantial experience: longtime Republican operative Merrie Spaeth. As Salon n ... More >>
Man, he was great in The Queen. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's in town this week, picking up his Medal of Freedom from SMU, which puts him in the same company as Colin Powell, Margaret Thatcher, former President George H. W. Bush, Tommy Franks and John McCain. Only, yesterday The Sunday ... More >>
See Demme's view of Jimmy Carter at the Modern
As of this morning, 261 people have signed a petition begging the city not to allow Teen/Life Challenge of Dallas to set up camp next to the Girl Scouts' longtime home at Camp Whispering Cedars. According to Allen Gwinn, this week the city's Plan Commission is set to take up this week the request of ... More >>
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The controversy over the proposed George W. Bush Presidential Library at SMU (heh) has settled to a simmer for now; even The Bush Library Blog announced over the weekend it was going on summer vacation. But it's merely the quiet before the storm. Speaking of, here's the latest black cloud to drift ... More >>
Rick Kirkham, the TV Junkie himself, will appear on The Oprah Winfry show today as part of an episode about addiction. TV Junkie, the acclaimed documentary assembled from thousand of hours of former TV journalist-turned-crack addict Rick Kirkham's video diaries, debuted on HBO a few weeks back -- mo ... More >>
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