LexisNexis Group

  • News

    May 2, 2013

    The Killings in Kaufman

    Two public officials dead and a third behind bars: Politics turn bloody in a small town.

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Turns Out, Cops Couldn't Find Eric Williams' Missing Getaway Car Because It'd Been Towed

    When police officers raided former Kaufman County Justice of the Peace Eric Williams' Seagoville storage shed earlier this month, amongst the guns and other items they found a white, four-door Ford Crown Victoria that they were pretty sure had been the getaway car in the March 30 murder of District ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    Jeez, Merten, Did You Not Read Rodrigue?

    Shortly before the 2007 referendum on the Trinity Turnpike, I discussed a Dallas Morning News editorial written by Colleen McCain Nelson, in which she had a hard time grasping the difference between a floodway and a floodplain. It wasn't the first time I disagreed with her as she appears to be the d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2007

    Ask The Polemicist

    One thing that’s so wrong with blogging is that you have to do it so fast. I am literally grabbing a cup of coffee between appointments today, but I can’t let George Rodrigue’s new post on The Dallas Morning News' Web site go unanswered until tomorrow. Many things to get to. First: I said the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2007

    Steve, Blow It Out Your Ass

    I wrote an item for Unfair Park yesterday in which I pointed out that The Dallas Morning News had done a poor job of informing its readers about post-Katrina critiques of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. I cited the work of Professor Robert Bea, mentioned in 365 newspaper accounts around the countr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2007

    If Nothing Else, DISD's New HR Director Has a Fascinating Story

    Kim Olson's the new DISD human resources boss, which may be the least interesting job on her résumé -- by far. The DISD board met last night in the Emmett J. Conrad High School auditorium, and our pal Allen Gwinn live-blogged the shindig -- because, look, that's how he rolls. Regardless, this mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2007

    Dallas Court Records Reveal That Marion Jones is Broke

    Pardon me if I've somehow missed this, but after scouring the Interwebs and Lexis-Nexis I've found no local mention of this national story with legally binding local ties. On Saturday, The Los Angeles Times reported that sprinter Marion Jones -- the darling of the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, a breaker ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2007

    Jim's Been Violated! Hot Damn, It Must Be Close to Election Time.

    Just got back from a Tom Leppert press conference calling on Ed Oakley to clean up his act. No shit, Ed! The Ed Oakley for Mayor campaign has turned into the runaway Steam Engine of Sleaze in the last few days. His grimy team are stoking sleaze into the firebox just as fast as they can shovel, with ... More >>

  • News

    June 22, 2006

    The Amazing Schutzini

    The plan for Dallas' future: blood in the 'hood, Mayor Hunt and the Venerable Rasansky

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2006

    Stalking the Kornman

    Hate to say it, but till this morning, I had never heard of Gary M. Kornman, a Dallas attorney awaiting trial in federal court here after pleading not guilty to criminal charges of securities fraud and lying to the Securities and Exchange Commission. There are also others waiting in line behind the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2006

    House of Saud and Fog

    Dallas oilman Jim Oberwetter, U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, has been keeping a low profile; a Lexis-Nexis search of U.S. newspapers and wire services for the last 90 days shows little mention of him. "That's probably a good thing," says Rachel Bronson, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Rela ... More >>

  • News

    October 13, 2005

    One Guess

    Popular sandwich meat, rhymes with Moroney

  • News

    November 25, 2004

    Say What?

    Our new sheriff is a lesbian? Really?

  • News

    February 5, 2004

    The Spitfire Girl

    Plus: Miss Jackson, if You're Nasty; When TV News Guys Try To Write

  • Culture

    July 26, 2001

    It Happens

    Ohmigod! Five seasons in, South Park's the funniest show on TV.

  • News

    September 7, 2000


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

  • News

    August 31, 2000

    Poor, Starving Writers

    Freelancers complain that the DMN's contracts are killing them

  • News

    June 15, 2000


    Daddy got his gun; Bronx cheer

  • News

    May 25, 2000


    Misguided Muslims; Dot-dot-dot stuff