James Madison

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    In Kansas, Two Dallas-Area Football Players Charged in Rival's Beating Death

    Dequinte Flournoy played on the offensive line for Richardson High School. Alton Franklin was a linebacker at James Madison. Neither got offered the chance to play big-time college football program, so, when they graduated in 2011, they wound up as teammates at Kansas' tiny McPherson College. Their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    The Favorite Foods of All 44 Presidents

    ​After an exhaustive search of public records and historical documents at the Library of Congress (read: drunken Google search), we are ready to honor President's Day with a comprehensive list of the foods enjoyed by our fearless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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Before It's Official, DISD Releases Preliminary List of Exemplary, Recognized Schools

    ​We said it just last week: The Texas Education Agency won't release its 2010 Accountability Ratings till the end of July, which hasn't stopped the Dallas Independent School District from spreading the good news concerning a fifth straight year of improved TAKS scores and additional schools being ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2008

    Classrooms, Minus Some Students

    A troubling lead from this morning's back-to-school report on KERA-FM (90.1): "About 30,000 students were no-shows in classrooms in the Dallas school district yesterday, the first day of the new school year." And one mother of an H. Grady Spruce High School junior told B.J. Austin that her daughter, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2008

    History Lessons: A Sneak Preview of Tonight's Landmark Committee Meeting

    W.H. Adamson High School -- is it a historic landmark? Yeah, probably. Lost amidst all the talk last week concerning the preservation of the Statler Hilton Hotel was mention of tonight's meeting of the Landmark Commission's Designation Committee, which will get take place at City Hall at 5:45 p.m. S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2006

    God Wants You to Win!

    Courtesy Last year, the paper version of Unfair Park ran a piece on FreePAC, the Dallas-based right-wing political action committee founded by Richard Ford--who's so right-wing that in 2002 he went after Jeff Wentworth, a five-term Republican state senator from San Antonio, even thoug ... More >>

  • News

    September 15, 2005

    Not so public

    Don't read over a fibbie's shoulder

  • News

    September 7, 2000


    Spell it out, Double-ya; Name game; American Atheists

  • News

    May 13, 1999

    The Nerd Behind the Throne

    Karl Rove has masterminded all of Bush's political victories. Now he faces his toughest challenge: convincing you that the presidential front-runner owns his own soul

  • Culture

    January 14, 1999

    American History why?

    Or: Learning about pot-smoking, gas-passing presidents can be fun!

  • News

    September 25, 1997

    One angry man

    After a long history of public drunkenness and allegations of slashing two men's throats, it is time to examine the troubled practice of Dr. John Hargett