There's a danger in getting too invested in presidential debates and the whole national political saga, gripping as it may be. By turning our faces to bright lights far away, we risk forgetting just how dark things could get here at home in November.
The Tea Party is poised to make its ultimate as ... More >>
This is not the first time Dwaine Caraway has stood up for Skyline High School. Three years ago, back when the Dallas ISD first toyed with tinkering with its magnets, the District Four council member -- and Roosevelt grad -- went to the board of trustees and demanded they keep their hands off Sky ... More >>
On October 1, 2009, 14-year-old Jared Williams, at the time a freshman defensive back on the Pinkston High School varsity football team, was paralyzed from the waist down in a game against North Dallas High School. As The News would explain a few days later: "He had struck his head against another p ... More >>
Something I thought I'd never write in 2011: Todd Dodge is the new quarterbacks coach at Pitt.
By now I figured Dodge -- who ascended from historic success at Southlake Carroll High School to a gig at North Texas -- would be choosing from primo Division I jobs in the wake of multip ... More >>
Rooting for Ohio State isn't an easy thing for a native Michigander to do. But we Midwesterners believe conference loyalty trumps internecine rivalries (I'm told SEC fans take a different approach), so last night I cheered for the Buckeyes in the Sugar Bowl -- a task made exponentially easier ... More >>
On Veterans Day we stop -- if only for a minute -- to thank all those who have served in our military and fought to provide us the freedom to do things like vote, drink beer, sleep in if we want and, of course, blog insanely and/or sharply and anonymously criticize those who blog.. ... More >>
You've come a long way, baby.Cowboys Stadium hasn't yet officially celebrated its 1st birthday. Yet, by my count, the joint in Arlington has already hosted:
High school football
A high-school prom
A high-school graduation ... More >>
For no apparent reason, other than this marks the 47th anniversary of when Parade magazine began naming players to its All America High School Football Team, the Sunday supplement today has listed its The Top 10 High School Football Programs. The ranking process was simple enough: They just talli ... More >>
For his new piece about how ESPN's locally focused Web sites are proof that the Worldwide Leader's "thinking bigger than ever," per GQ's headline, New York Magazine contributing editor Gabriel Sherman spent most of his time in Dallas with the likes of Calvin Watkins, Tim MacMahon and other ex-dai ... More >>
In Texas, the old saying goes, there exist only two sports: Football. And spring football.
God, after all, decreed Texas Stadium have a hole in its roof so he could look down upon his favorite team. Right?
From the old wooden Fair Park Bowl through the Cotton Bowl, Texas Stadium and now the ... More >>
Tony Fay started working for the Dallas Mavericks in 1987 as the media relations intern; by the time he left in '99, he was director of communications -- which was no easy feat back then, given that was six months before Mark Cuban bought the then-struggling franchise just off a lockout season. T ... More >>
The board of education.I'm 44. But I'm about to sound 84.
It was a better world when paddling was a part of school. A safer world when "licks" between a teacher and student were punishment rather than perverted pleasure.
Hear me out: I'm not condoning the 21 "licks" allegedly applied to the b ... More >>