After surviving the drunken-driving accident that killed his girlfriend, a local sports-talker takes his pain on the air.
Google the phrase "SponsorMonsters," and the first thing that pops up is an item from the Mothers Against Drunk Driving website touting the John Carpenter Freeway-based organization's partnership with it. As in: "For 2011, Sponsor Monsters donated their lead sponsorship position to MADD and will ... More >>
National LampoonAs The American Independent reminds this morning, there have been myriad bills proposed in the Texas Legislature in recent years that would allow for the creation of so-called sobriety checkpoints. And last year's S.B. 298 -- submitted by state Sen. John Corona and co-authored by, ... More >>
Local law enforcement agencies have scheduled two press conferences this week -- one at the Jack Evans this morning, another at the Kroger on Mockingbird at Greenville Wednesday. Long story short: DPD wants to get the word out two programs coming down your chimney at this, the most wonderful time ... More >>
Several Friends have asked, privately, in recent days: Whatever happened to Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway's threat to drown Keep the Dollars in Dallas? As you may recall, when it came time for the council to call the election that will allow the off-premise sale of beer and wine citywide, Caraway ... More >>
Back in June 2009, then-Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle told then-Dallas Observer-er Kimberly Thorpe why he was (and, no doubt, remains) a big fan of the department's so-called No-Refusal DWI Initiative, which allows officers who pull over suspected drunk drivers to take and test two vials' wort ... More >>
DianellyAnalog Rebellion's Daniel HunterWe've spent plenty of time in recent weeks sharing our excitement for the artist formerly known as PlayRadioPlay!'s new disc under the Analog Rebellion moniker. And, every time we hear a new leak from Aledo native Daniel Hunter's new upcoming disc, Ancient ... More >>
Alright: Another weekend! No sense in beating around the bush. Let's just jump right in and check out the show-going options on the DFW plate for the next couple of days. First, as always, the shows we've already plenty hyped up.Tonight at The Green Elephant, various hip-hop and DJ acts will grac ... More >>
Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle tells Unfair Park he expects to launch the so-called no-refusal program full-time in September after key legislation passed Sunday that makes obtaining a blood search warrant easier."That was the hold up," says Kunkle, who explains that the old law stipulated that on ... More >>
Kimberly ThorpeMADD director Mary Kardell and Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle at this morning's press conferenceA word of caution before you head out for the long Memorial Day weekend: It's also No-Refusal Weekend. Which means? Well, if Dallas police pull suspect you're drinking and driving, you'll ... More >>
The following is a prime example of my curse here on Earth. A fleeting thought sprouts into a mild observation, only to bloom into a thesis that eventually flourishes into a blog item with sports branches. My apologies ... Got a text the other day, the salutation of which was LOL. It ... More >>
I honestly can’t remember the last time I watched CW33’s News at Nine in its entirety. Actually, I don’t think I ever had. But last night, I was rummaging around, cleaning up the house and fiddling on the laptop with the TV on. America’s Next Top Model had expired on the TiVo, and the receiv ... More >>
Those of you out there who religiously listen to Darrell Ankarlo (you know who you are, and, in all likelihood, you hate Mexicans) may have already heard of the Wingman, a Dallas-based superhero who rides a fold-up moped around the city in search of the drunk and wobbly. On the only morning I listen ... More >>
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Lace up, Gramps
With Texas No. 1 in DWI deaths, MADD gets down to business
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In Texas, more people die in truck crashes than any state in the country. It's not an accident.
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Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX
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