North Dallas High School

  • News

    August 7, 2014

    The Surge

    Why Central American kids are flooding Texas, and what it means in Dallas.

  • News

    June 14, 2012

    The North Dallas Plot to Take Over DISD

    Rich, white, North Dallas businessmen are plotting to take over Dallas' schools. Maybe this time it'll work.

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    Did George Clayton Lose His SBOE Seat Because He's Sane, Gay, or Had No Money?

    Two years ago, when George Clayton announced that he was seeking to represent Dallas and Collin countie on the State Board of Education, the first question was, "Who?" It soon became clear that Clayton was, on the surface at least, a mild-mannered administrator at North Dallas High School who believ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Introducing SugarBox, Uptown's Newest Dessert and Coffee Bar (Photos)

    All Photos by Catherine Downes​Friday night marked the grand opening of SugarBox, Dallas' newest dessert and coffee bar. The sweet shop -- located under the Mondrian apartments where Dimples Cupcakes used to live, at 3000 Blackburn Street -- boasts a broad selection of cupcakes, French macaron ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Before Dallas ISD Sends TEA Its Plan to Save Unacceptable Schools, Your Input's Needed

    North Dallas High School is now in its fifth year of academic unacceptability per the TEA's ratings.​For the past six days, the Dallas Independent School District has been hosting "community meetings" on campuses deemed academically unacceptable by the Texas Education Agency -- 33 in all, based, o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    For Sale: A Tex Avery Original Drawing Dating Back to Animator's Days at North Dallas High

    Click to embiggen this Tex Avery original dating back to the North Dallas High School hallways.​Friend of Unfair Park PeterK directs our attention to Cartoon Brew, which sends us to the Howard Lowery auction site -- where you'll find the drawing you see above, made in the mid-1920s at North Dallas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Some Late Additions to Your Dallas International Film Festival Schedule

    A scene from the Warners Bros.-released doc Born to Be Wild, which has just been added to the Dallas International Film Festival schedule​The Film Festival Formerly Known as AFI Dallas kicks of Thursday with an opening-night fete at the Winspear Opera House, where Ann-Margret and fest co-founder L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Give Mike Rawlings's Education Plan a Grade

    Mike Rawlings's campaignRawlings, bracketed by his son and mother at North Dallas High School yesterday​Forthcoming are Jim's thoughts on the mayoral candidates' forum held last night at Thomas Jefferson High School, which looks like it needs every cent of the $8-mil renovation that's just commenc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    And Now For the George W. Bush Institute's Second Initiative: "Middle School Matters"

    See, Thomas C. Marsh -- middle school does matter.​Way back in September, Laura Bush stopped by North Dallas High School to introduce the George W. Bush Institute's education initiative intended to change "the way America's public school principals are identified, recruited, selected, prepared, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    A Sneak Peek at Web Doc About How Jared Williams's Injury Changed an Entire Community

    On October 1, 2009, 14-year-old Jared Williams, at the time a freshman defensive back on the Pinkston High School varsity football team, was paralyzed from the waist down in a game against North Dallas High School. As The News would explain a few days later: "He had struck his head against another p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    An Early Look at "Repurposing" Plans for A. Maceo and North Dallas High Schools

    Via The Past Whispers​Back to the Dallas Independent School District trustees' to-do list for Thursday ...Like I said, lots of interesting stuff there, beginning at the top of the briefing agenda: "Discussion of 2010-2011 Repurposing Plans for Academically Unacceptable (AU4) Schools." That AU4 ref ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    The George W. Bush Institute's First Initiative: "The Alliance to Reform Education Leadership"

    Courtesy Todd Overman/Dallas Independent School DistrictJade Esquivel, a North Dallas High School teacher and 7-year DISD vet, with Laura Bush following her announcement this morning​By now, perhaps, you've heard: Laura Bush was at North Dallas High School this morning to debut the George W. Bush ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2009

    The Remarkable Life of "Tex" Biard, North Dallas High Grad and WWII Codebreaker

    Forrest "Tex" Biard​There is one rather remarkable item in this morning's Metro section: Among the paid-for obituaries is a notice that retired U.S. Navy Captain Forrest R. Biard died Tuesday at the age of 96. A Bonham native and North Dallas High School grad in 1930 (he is, in fact, a recipient o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    If Nothing Else, Every Day I Drive By the Texas State Three-Dimensional Artist's Work

    Say what you will about Eliseo Garcia's sculpture in front of the Walnut Hill Lane firehouse, but he's the official state "three-dimensional artist" for 2009, so there.Last December, we directed your attention to the publicly funded sculptures dropped in front of Fire Station No. 35 near the Marsh-W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    AFI Dallas Honors Henry Selick, Father of Jack Skellington and Monkeybone

    In more than three decades as an animator, Henry Selick has lived not only at the edge of the film industry, but as a stop-motion animator, even the fringes of animation world. From The Nightmare Before Christmas to Coraline, though, audiences have gladly followed him out to the edge.Tuesday night, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    For Whom Should the Dallas Independent School District Name Its New Schools?

    The man for whom my old elementary school is named -- F.P. Caillet, son of a La Reunion settler and nephew of Julien Reverchon. Those are deep roots.John Wiley Price said recently he'd like the Dallas Independent School District to rename North Dallas High School in honor of Judge Harold Barefoot Sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Big Fan: AFI Dallas Announces Its Complete Line-Up, Minus the Closing-Night Movie(s?)

    Patton Oswalt is the Big Fan, scheduled to play the AFI Dallas International Film Fest this yearMoments ago, the AFI Dallas International Film Festival sent along its complete schedule for this year's fest, which runs March 26 through April 2 -- with, as we've noted before, most screenings taking pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Barefoot Sanders Always Was the Best Boy

    Couple of weeks ago, word was that Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price was talking to Dallas Independent School District board president Jack Lowe about renaming North Dallas High School for one of its most famous graduates, Judge Harold Barefoot Sanders, who died in September. So happens th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2007
  • News

    December 21, 2006

    We Got Next

    How two brothers, their mom, their friends and a white guy named Cletus hope to win the hip-hop game

  • News

    December 15, 2005

    Bah Hum-Buzz

    Buzz gets his jollies keeping tabs on 2005's naughty and nice guys. OK, mostly naughty.

  • Calendar

    November 17, 2005

    Reel Killer

    The Deep Ellum Film Festival offers cinematic pleasures...just not in Deep Ellum.

  • Calendar

    October 9, 2003

    Through the Lens

    Make a visit to Vistas

  • News

    February 6, 2003

    Get on the Bus

    For one fellow traveler, the road to an anti-war protest in Washington is paved with good intentions and bad politics

  • News

    June 1, 2000

    The kids aren't all right

    The Americanized culture of undocumented immigrants finds the doors to higher education closed

  • News

    March 30, 2000


    Eyes wide shut; Vigilante justice; Long live the queen; And more

  • News

    February 24, 2000

    Poor vs. poorer

    Plans for an expanded Roseland Homes spark a protest in a working-class neighborhood near Cityplace

  • Culture

    April 15, 1999

    No man's land

    When you're out of options, look no further than the USBL

  • Calendar

    February 18, 1999
  • Culture

    January 28, 1999

    The lesbian brain

    Great acting saves Echo Theatre's Body from becoming a short course on feminist studies

  • Calendar

    January 28, 1999

    Night & Day

    January 28 - February 3, 1999

  • News

    January 1, 1998

    Paper chase

    William Morgan says he's just an innocent document dealer snared in a campaign finance scandal. And if you believe that, he has some old railroad bonds he wants to sell you.

  • News

    January 30, 1997

    Bully power

    Learning that rabble rules at Dallas school board meetings

  • News

    December 7, 1995

    School for Scandal

    Principal Mike Stiles was turning Dallas' troubled Sunset High around - until a critical misjudgement threw him into a political snakepit