Jim Jackson

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    January 26, 2012

    Victoria Jackson, Tea Party Princess

    Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics.

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    June 23, 2011

    The Top 5 Worst Draft Picks in the History of Your Dallas Mavericks

    Coulda been Kobe​Determining the best Mavs' pick of all-time is simple: Dirk Nowitzki. You know the story. In 1998 then-general manager Don Nelson took the giant German in a draft-day switcheroo with the Milwaukee Bucks for the late, not-so-great Robert "Tractor" Trayor. Just a week after t ... More >>

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    February 16, 2011

    The Return of Roddy: Boffo or Bust?

    Last time we saw Roddy Beaubois, we didn't see nearly enough. After a sporadic rookie season highlighted by a 40-point game against the Golden State Warriors last March, the cat-quick combo guard almost single-handedly rallied the Dallas Mavericks to a win in Game 6 of the NBA Western Conference f ... More >>

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    November 5, 2010

    Whitt's End: 11.5.10

      Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Roy Williams can hyperbolize(?) about winning nine consecutive games all he wants, but the only drama left in the Dallas Cowboys' failed season is not if - but when - head coach Wade Phillips ... More >>

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    October 6, 2010

    Oct. 1, 1996: Where Were You When the Rangers Won Their Playoff Game? Their Only One.

    ​The defending Super Bowl champion Dallas Cowboys were 2-3 under Barry Switzer and on their way to a playoff loss to the Carolina Panthers. The Dallas Mavericks were embarking on a season that started with head coach Jim Cleamons and the Three Js -- Jason Kidd, Jim Jackson and Jamal Mashburn ... More >>

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    November 3, 2009

    This Just In: Don't Drink and Drive

    ​If your name is Newy Scruggs, Laura Dean-Mooney or Jesus H. Christ, you have permission to stop reading. The rest of you, I'd like you to think back to the last time you were driving while drunk, schnockered, intoxicated, tipsy, under the influence or, if you prefer, merely buzzed. Last week ... More >>

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    May 22, 2009

    Wade Emmert Emerges as Party Favorite in GOP Effort to Take Back County Judge Seat

    flickr member: cedarhillchurchofchristEmmert is charged with helping the local Republican Party rebound by jumping from a council member in Cedar Hill to Dallas County Judge.At the Dallas County Republican Party's annual Reagan Day Dinner in February, we described Cedar Hill City Council member Wade ... More >>

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    March 17, 2009

    Roy Tarpley Steals Even More Mavericks' Money

    Ever tell you my Roy Tarpley story? In 1994-95 I'm covering the Dallas Mavericks for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. After some horrible seasons under Quinn Buckner and the like, the organization is abuzz. The Three J's - remember them? - are in place and rejoining the rebuilding is the most tal ... More >>

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    February 19, 2009

    Ultimately, Says Rep. Alonzo, All Immigration Bills, Pro or Con, Are Just "Fodder for Politics"

    You might think that since Texas legislators are tied up dealing with a plunging housing market and accepting stimulus money, they'd drop the predictable collection of politically motivated immigration bills seeking to fill the federal policy vacuum. Nope. Not a chance.Rep. Jim Jackson of Carrollto ... More >>

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    January 13, 2009

    Today, the Rubbers Meet the Road in Dallas County Commissioners Court

    Right before Christmas, Dallas County revealed that it just might consider lifting the condom distribution ban enacted in 1995, when then-County Commissioner Jim Jackson told The New York Times, "Sodomy is still against the law in Texas. I hear people say the government shouldn't be in the bedroom. ... More >>

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    January 9, 2009

    Ten Years Ago, Kevin Sullivan Said Goodbye to the Dallas Mavericks' Front Office. Next Week, He Moves Out of the West Wing.

    A decade ago, I interviewed Kevin Sullivan on his last day as the Dallas Mavericks' vice president of communications, a job he'd held for 18 years -- since the team's inception in 1980. It seemed like a good idea to do another exit interview today, because Sullivan, pictured above with President Bus ... More >>

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    December 22, 2008

    Thirteen Years Later, Dallas County May Finally Get Back its Condom Sense

    In the wake of this morning's news that Dallas County may, at long last, overturn its 13-year-old no-condom distribution policy due to the rise in number of AIDS and HIV cases, it's worth revisiting the ghosts of Christmas past. Because in April 1995, The New York Times came to town to question why ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008

    With Dallas Republicans in Pain, One Local Leader Believes He Has the Cure

    How County Chair Jonathan Neerman Plans to Ease the Dallas GOP's Woes

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    November 6, 2008

    All is Forgiven, Michael Finley

    Ah, the good ol' days? He played hard every night. Some nights – the 1-of-17 pratfall in Game 5 of the 2001 playoffs in San Antonio comes to mind – not too well, but always hard. And, with just a pinch of revisionist history turning all those fadeaway jumpers into aggressive drives to the ho ... More >>

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    November 4, 2008

    With Hope Dwindling, Republicans Compete For Next Caption Contest

    Sam Merten Dallas County Commissioner Maurine Dickey Things are looking bleak for the GOP, but you don’t have to be at the Radisson to know that. We’re still trying to locate Lowell Cannaday, who's behind 56 percent to 44 percent with 420 of the 708 precincts reporting. But, in the meantime, co ... More >>

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    October 30, 2008
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    February 28, 2008
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    February 19, 2008


    This old Jason Kidd poster can be yours right now, for the low, low price of $15. I'm at American Airlines Center witnessing something I thought I’d never see -- no, not this guy in concert, but, of course, Jason Kidd back in a Dallas Mavericks tank top. After the most dramatic trade in NBA histor ... More >>

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    March 19, 2007

    The Texas Rangers: By Disappointing, They Do Not Disappoint

    Diamond in the rough: Formerly a Rangers pitching-prospect great, Thomas Diamond will now miss the entire 2007 season. It wasn't so long ago that Thomas Diamond, Edinson Volquez and John Danks were going to be the one-two-three punch of the Texas Rangers' pitching rotation. They even had their own n ... More >>

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    June 12, 2006

    Sheriff Bowles: Gone, But Not Forgetting

    Was Jim Bowles defending Lupe Valdez when he sent The Dallas Morning News a letter this weekend, or was he covering his own behind? On Friday, The Dallas Morning News ran an editorial regarding the poor job performance of Sheriff Lupe Valdez--or, as the paper version of Unfair Park put it in Matt Pu ... More >>

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    June 8, 2006

    Chumps to Champs

    Remarkable journey takes Mavs from worst to--finally--first

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    October 20, 2005

    The Lone Ranger

    Right, but not quite right, Dallas County Judge Margaret Keliher is reforming county government while infuriating her Republican colleagues

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    May 26, 2005


    Frank Rodriguez faces a lifetime on Texas sex offender registry for having sex with a 16-year-oldwho is now his wife. Hes not alone.

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    July 31, 2003

    Lancing Plano

    Plus: Wish You Were Here; Clues for Camp

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    January 17, 2002

    Muddy Waters

    Plus: Ashleigh, Ashleigh; Divided Against Ourselves; The Waxahachie Vote; Love Us for Our Mind

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    June 14, 2001

    Living La Vida SIDA

    After his younger brother died of AIDS, Joseluis Partida dedicated his life to warning people about the disease. But the politics of being gay and Hispanic made it tougher than he ever imagined.

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    June 24, 1999

    Courting disaster

    Texas judges rally to save a bit of patronage

  • Culture

    June 24, 1999

    A decent shot

    Six years after coaching a wretched Mavs team, Gar Heard finally gets back in the game

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    March 18, 1999

    Money talks

    Dallas County commissioners increase the pay for independent court interpreters

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    February 25, 1999

    Lost in Translation

    Dallas judges say unqualified Spanish translators are hindering the course of justice, but county commissioners are hearing another story altogether

  • Culture

    November 12, 1998

    Hoop dreams

    Kevin Sullivan devoted 18 years to working for the Mavs. So, was it worth it?

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    October 1, 1998

    Candidate X

    Michael Capehart finds the going lonely for a yellow-dog Democratin GOP country

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    August 20, 1998


    When Mark Aguirre left the Dallas Mavericks a decade ago, he became the fall guy for the team's decline. Now he's back, dealing with his ghosts and trying to help the franchise regain its former glory.

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    June 18, 1998

    Mr. Mellow

    John Wiley Price, the man who once toted a bullhorn in protests outside Mayor Ron Kirk's home, learns that it helps to have friends in high places

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    March 5, 1998

    Choosing sides

    The race for judge in Dallas' domestic-violence court raises questions of bias

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    December 11, 1997
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    November 27, 1997

    Courthouse coup

    How County Commissioner Jim Jackson and his right-wing Republican cronies have Dallas' judges running scared

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    November 13, 1997

    No joke

    County Commissioner Ken Mayfield isn't laughing anymore about sexual harassment charges

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    October 23, 1997


    With Mavericks Coach Jim Cleamons and GM Don Nelson, life's a constant battle for position

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    August 14, 1997

    Mr. Nobody

    Bill Simpson is eager to dig up dirt on you. He'll even write down your license plate number if you visit a topless bar. But the self-appointed guardian of Dallas morals doesn't want you to know anything about him.

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    March 27, 1997

    Betty's In Charge

    Is Dallas County's most explosive bureaucrat ruining the health department?

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    July 11, 1996
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    August 24, 1995
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    April 27, 1995

    Goodbye, Roy

    Tarpley ducks out on Dallas, probably for the last time