Rich, white, North Dallas businessmen are plotting to take over Dallas' schools. Maybe this time it'll work.
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 >>
All Photos by Catherine DownesFriday 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
A scene from the Warners Bros.-released doc Born to Be Wild, which has just been added to the Dallas International Film Festival scheduleThe 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 >>
Mike Rawlings's campaignRawlings, bracketed by his son and mother at North Dallas High School yesterdayForthcoming 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Via The Past WhispersBack 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 >>
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 morningBy now, perhaps, you've heard: Laura Bush was at North Dallas High School this morning to debut the George W. Bush ... More >>
Forrest "Tex" BiardThere 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
How two brothers, their mom, their friends and a white guy named Cletus hope to win the hip-hop game
Buzz gets his jollies keeping tabs on 2005's naughty and nice guys. OK, mostly naughty.
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For one fellow traveler, the road to an anti-war protest in Washington is paved with good intentions and bad politics
The Americanized culture of undocumented immigrants finds the doors to higher education closed
Eyes wide shut; Vigilante justice; Long live the queen; And more
Plans for an expanded Roseland Homes spark a protest in a working-class neighborhood near Cityplace
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Great acting saves Echo Theatre's Body from becoming a short course on feminist studies
January 28 - February 3, 1999
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.
Learning that rabble rules at Dallas school board meetings
Principal Mike Stiles was turning Dallas' troubled Sunset High around - until a critical misjudgement threw him into a political snakepit