Kimball High School

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2014

    Kimball Basketball Loses Two Starters to Dallas ISD's Recruiting Crackdown

    It was never going to be easy for Kimball to win its fourth state basketball title in five years. The heart of last year's team, 6-foot-7-inch small forward D'Angelo Allen, was gone for University of Missouri. Gone, too, was longtime Kimball Coach Royce "Snoop" Johnson, who was fired in the wake of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2012

    Oak Cliff Girl Mistakenly Deported to Colombia Returns, Leaving Trail of Unanswered Questions

    Photos by Leslie MinoraJakadrien Turner, home at last, with grandmother Lorene on her right and mother Johnisa on her left​At 11 a.m. Friday morning, Lorene Turner got the call: Her granddaughter, Jakadrien Turner, who had run away from her Oak Cliff home and her life as a student at Kimball H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    DISD Trustee Ranger Wants Hinojosa Out Now

    Photo by Todd Overman/Courtesy Dallas Independent School DistrictDistrict 6 trustee Carla Ranger and the state-champion Kimball High School basketball team back in March​Left a few messages for Dallas Independent School District board trustee Carla Ranger yesterday, but never heard back. No matter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    He Did the Whistling Belly-Button Trick at the High School Talent Show? Bing!

    Back in December I directed your attention to The Tobolowsky Files, a podcast during which a certain Kimball High School and SMU grad offers a serialized account of his life story. The "final" episode of the first "season" ran a couple of weeks ago; in it, Stephen talks about coming back to Dallas r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    From The Tobolowsky Files, Genius

    ​Much thanks to Friend of Unfair Park "Mike," who, in the comments to the Greggo item below, directs our attention to a podcast by a certain Kimball High School and SMU grad best known, perhaps, as Ned Ryerson. He's been at it for two months, looks like, but Stephen Tobolowsky's Tobolowsky Files, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    A Transaction Sure to Inject Optimism Into Your Mavericks Thinking

    I know, let's raid the rich basketball heritage of SMU and the Memphis Grizzlies! Take the White Out to yesterday's speculative depth chart and dust off Laura Miller's old parade plans, your Dallas Mavericks just signed ... drum roll ... Quintin Ross! Starred at Kimball High School. Starred a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2007

    He Sure as Heckfire Remembers You

    Filter has a Q&A this morning with The Greatest of All Dallas-Born Actors, Stephen Tobolowsky. And while the man's nothing short of The Greatest of All Interview Subjects, he does recount here one tale I've never heard before -- about the time he reunited his old Kimball High School band mate Stevi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2007

    Between His Rock and a Hard Place

    Yeah, we were smiling before the season too. Then Matt Doherty rolled out the rock, and that was that. In the middle of his desk at Moody Coliseum, SMU basketball coach Matt Doherty displays a large cinder block inscribed with "RTC" and signed by every member of his team and staff. "Respect, trust a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2006


    Think SMU hasn't produced a decent NBA player since, oh, Jon Koncak? Don't sell that load of Peruna droppings to the league's two-time MVP. That's because Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash is getting his mane all tangled up in a former Mustang named Quinton Ross. In Thursday night's Game 6 of the Suns- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2006

    Hapless on the Hilltop

    OK, so let's hear it. It's been a week since SMU fired basketball coach Jimmy Tubbs and promised the reasons went far beyond the wrist-slap NCAA violations of buying players hamburgers and lending them cups of laundry detergent. If there's more to the story--and there'd better be--it's time for outg ... More >>

  • News

    January 26, 2006

    A Dirty Dozen

    Rhyner's revolution spawns 12 successful years for The Ticket

  • News

    April 29, 2004

    He Wants to be a Millionaire

    So why did LaMarcus Aldridge put off NBA riches?

  • News

    January 22, 2004

    Return of the Black Widow

    Death and rumors have followed Sandra Bridewell for decades. But no one could predict the strange turn her life has taken today.

  • Film

    April 24, 2003

    In Character

    You know the face; the name is Tobolowsky

  • News

    November 18, 1999

    Anatomy of a smear

    When people started asking why Dallas' finest were losing the war on slumlords, someone reached for the bag of dirty tricks

  • News

    June 20, 1996

    Devil's work

    New Black Panthers finally find the spotlight

  • News

    May 11, 1995

    The Goddess of Love

    How former schoolteacher Ella Patterson turned her earthy sex guide into an underground best seller