Hey, look, all you fellow libtard lifelong Democrats out there, and I am talking to both of you, I want to believe in Wendy Davis as much as you do. Wouldn't it be wonderful? I'm singin' it now. But there's one big wave on this ocean that can still toss me out of the boat even in my lust to reach bl ... More >>
BREAKING: PP, @ACLU, & @ReproRights have filed a suit in federal court to stop #HB2 from taking effect in TX. #StandWithTXWomen— Cecile Richards (@CecileRichards) September 27, 2013 Long before Wendy Davis laced up her pink Mizunos and stepped onto the floor of the Texas Senate for her h ... More >>
In Oak Cliff, ex-warriors charge into the local food movement.
Becca Morrison's husband came home from Iraq and killed himself. She's "still here, and still fighting."
The Texas Education Agency will go ahead with a new performance rating system, Education Commissioner Michael Williams announced on Tuesday. The new system will score schools on an A to F scale in hopes of closing the achievement gap between white and minority students. "I have heard the criticism ... More >>
Story in The New York Times this morning about efforts in the Texas Legislature to cut back testing and course requirements for graduation from high school. If you sort through, most the alligator-tears for poor kids supposedly being pushed to learn too much stuff come from tea party types like stat ... More >>
Jaime Moreno-Gutierrez and Roberto Moreno-Gutierrez just wanted to reduce their carbon footprint. Or maybe they just wanted to save on gas costs. Either way, they sold their gas-guzzling 2004 GMC Envoy and set off from their home in Killeen on March 31, 2011, and headed for Plano, where a dealership ... More >>
So in the end will all of the public school principals and teachers with the worst test scores for minority and poor kids wind up in a big political wet kiss with the Tea Party? Wait, am I naive? Have they always been smoochers? While we spend our time worrying about job security for public school ... More >>
My belated New year's resolution: I absolutely refuse to read, talk about or use my brain to consider social theories based on Batman movies. Said. Done. There we have it. But. This morning's romp through the newspapers does provoke certain musings about the erosion of a social consensus around the ... More >>
Last September I penned a cover story in the Observer about you-know-who, better known as Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant. Looking back at it now, there are some interesting, relevant points that may shed some light on the receiver's current "dark place,' according to adviser David Wells. My ... More >>
The "to" in farm-to-table will get plenty of attention at an upcoming conference hosted by the Texas Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association The theme of the group's annual three-day conference, scheduled to start on January 28 in Killeen, is "Texas Farms Direct." As the website explains it, ... More >>
After what has felt like weeks of rain and gloomy weather, partying outdoors is probably the last thing on most people's minds. But along with a full slate of indoor music offerings, this weekend offers several outdoor festivals, including a couple sure to bring out progressives. And there's good ... More >>
Ennis puts on the polka
How does someone who calls himself "Newdawg" compete with Dale Hansen? By not being Dale Hansen.
Nobody believes Terrell Bolton anymore--except his friends at Dallas City Hall
Why is ignorance such bliss for so many when it comes to Al Lipscomb?
Was the case against Lacresha Murray, the youngest Texan ever tried for capital murder, a rush to judgment or a story of justice denied?
Centro-matic's Will Johnson chases the ghosts of Mississippi
Pounded by state regulators and rabbit-punched by promoters, the gladiators at Fighter's House struggle for legitimacy
For 15 years, the Rev. Carroll Pickett granted the last wishes of men about to die in Texas' execution chamber. For the first time, he tells his story.
Dallas' pistol-packing 'Second Amendment Sister'--63-year-old grandma Mary Thompson--takes aim at a million moms
Twenty years after Sherrie Wilson became Dallas' first female firefighter, she discovered the department's hiring practices were discriminatory. When she tried to do something about it, she got burned.
Prosecutors lied and cheated to put Kerry Max Cook on death row for 16 years. He's out of prison now, but still not quite free.
How does the Dallas police's "Teflon Chief" Willard Rollins skate past scrapes that could wreck other officer's careers?
City Hall's top brass use taxpayer-provided mobile phones to call sweethearts, power brokers, and Pizza Hut.
Passion and pride ignite upon the dance floor of Dallas' salsa community