Jim Reeves

  • News

    September 29, 2011

    Whitt's End

    After six great years at the Dallas Observer, they're dragging me out kicking, screaming and, yes, grateful.

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Now Jean-Jacques Taylor. Is Dallas' Only Daily Being Wadded Up Before Our Very Eyes?

    ​And so it begins continues. Actually, it's been going on for years now. The slow, excruciatingly painful death of the newspaper, that is. I meet 20-somethings, even 30-somethings every week who listen to the radio, who read blogs, who Tweet and Facebook and Skype and ... who shrug a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    More Layoffs at Fort Worth Star-Telegram; Print Media Rally Slow to Start

    ​As The Buggles famously sang in 1979, video, in fact, killed the radio star. As The Fort Worth Star-Telegram continues to share content with Dallas' Only Daily and slice positions and send talented writers out into the cold in 2011, it's apparent that the Internet is choking out newspap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    "The Old Rangers Are Gone."

    ​That quote, from Texas Rangers owner Chuck Greenberg, is the theme of this morning's World Series round-up.It comes from an interview in USA Today concerning the prospects of keeping Cliff Lee, which doesn't sound like the impossibility others have made it out to be; says Lee, beating the San Fra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Josh Hamilton, the Return of the Comet?

    ​So writes George Vecsey this morning in The New York Times -- referring, of course, to The Commerce Comet himself, Mickey Mantle. Insists the sports scribe, of the myriad comparisons made in recent days -- Barry Bonds and Ken Griffey Jr. chief among them, per vanquished Yankees manager Joe Girard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    A Poignant Farewell to Bobby Bragan

    Bobby Bragan, during his brief tenure as Pittsburgh Pirates manager in the mid-1950s​Anyone who loves baseball 'round these parts knows the name Bobby Bragan -- his association with the Fort Worth Cats alone (in the late '40s and early '50s, then again in '05) was enough to make him legend, not to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Hansen, Revo, Doocy, Hammer? Yeah, About Time for Some Media Minutiae.

    He's baaaaack.​*Dale Hansen on The Ticket: Coulda swore I heard him Monday morning filling in for Craig Miller on 1310 AM. But don't get used to it. Apparently it was a one-off, with Dale returning to his old chair just long enough to fill in for Miller, who spent last weekend running the N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    This Year's Dallas Video Festival to Pay Tribute to Chuck Morgan. About Damned Time.

    Texas Rangers​During its 22 years of existence, the Dallas Video Festival has paid tribute to a great many pioneers and visionaries, among them Monty Python's Terry Gilliam, Robert Smigel, Paul Reubens, Martin Mull, Mike Judge, Mystery Science Theater 3000's Joel Hodgson and Slam Bang Theater crea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    What's Next, Kevin Millwood on Waivers?

    ​Buddy of mine took his 9-year-old to the Rangers game Monday night in Arlington. Kid, not surprisingly, wanted some ice cream. In one of those cool, plastic Rangers helmet cups. One problem: "They didn't have any Rangers helmet cups," my buddy tells me. "They had run out. They told us they o ... More >>

  • Music

    August 20, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    Whitt's End: 4.10.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *What's more obtuse: That Iowa is now a more progressively liberal state than California, or that the Texas Rangers woke up this morning as the only undefeated team in the American League? *Feels like the ... More >>

  • Music

    March 26, 2009

    The King Bucks

    The King Bucks (Self-released)

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    Coming Feb. 1: The Dallas/Fort Worth Morning Star-Telegram

    Known it for a while, but yesterday the head honchos at our two local dailies made it official: Beginning next month the newspaper sports war competition is over. The former rivals are now shaking hands, sharing headlines. It's happening all over the place, with even super powers like the Washington ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2007

    Tom Hicks is Always Willing to Bring Up Bad Memories Too

    Juan Gonzalez was on steroids when he was in Texas in 2002? No! Say it ain't so, Joe! Ahem. Eleven days ago, Texas Rangers owner Tom Hicks went on KTVT-Channel 11 and said Juan Gonzalez used steroids during his tenure with the team. Actually this is precisely what he said: "Juan Gonzalez for $24 mil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2006

    Startlegram to Redesign. Staff to Revolt, Or at Least Send Unhappy E-mails.

    It's not the best of vibes inside the Startlegram offices: The editors like a redesign that the writers can't stand. But you know writers -- bunch of know-it-all whiners, ain't we? In about four months, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram will go through yet another redesign. Already there's a prototype fl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2006

    Rogers the Dodger

    During Game 2 of the World Series, Fox showed The Gambler's hand with and without the mysterious substance that has led many to think the guy's a cheater and a jerk. Either Kenny Rogers has started wiping his ass with his left palm, or else he's cheating. The same pitcher who earned his ticket out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2006

    You Win One, You Lose One

    It was just two years ago that Buck Showalter was named AL Manager of the Year. Now, he's the unemployed manager of the week. Tom Hicks' Dallas Stars got their season off to a rousing start last night with a 3-2 overtime win in, of all places, Colorado. Which begs the question, "Better late than nev ... More >>

  • News

    May 20, 2004

    Naming Wrongs

    This column brought to you by a furniture store and a strip club

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best Sports Columnist

    Randy Galloway

  • Culture

    August 6, 1998

    Paper cut

    Randy Galloway decided to leave the Morning News for all the write reasons

  • Culture

    April 2, 1998

    Senor baseball

    Luis Mayoral's job with the Rangers isn't all brown and white

  • News

    March 12, 1998

    Getting to first base

    Everyone's a contender during spring training, but can Will Clark and the Texas Rangers come back from last season's disappointments?

  • News

    September 4, 1997

    Aural Sex

    Holly Mullen meets Dunham and Miller, the radio jocks whose sports talk show leaves Dallas women panting for more

  • News

    February 1, 1996