Will anti-evolutionists be able to adapt and survive in a new textbook market?
Two months back, the Dallas County Medical Society petitioned the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to crack down on emissions coming from Luminant's three coal-fired power plants in North and Northeast Texas, which are among the nation's dirtiest. They based their plea on a white paper com ... More >>
Localizing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's most confident, depressing predictions yet is no mean feat for journalists. Which is why it helps when actual experts do it for you. Texas Climate News sought out the state's finest climatologists, oceanographers and public-policy experts. I ... More >>
Every week or so, managing editor Patrick Williams disappears into his office and reemerges a cranky, nicotine-addicted, third-person-referring superhero we like to call Buzz. So The Associated Press last week reported the results of a survey it sent to the top Republican candidates for statewide o ... More >>
The New York Times today contains what apparently is going to be a regular feature on how cool Wendy Davis is. Today's installment is called "Democrats see value in Texas in candidacy for governor." The one two weeks ago was, "Democrats see hope in Texas star."The one three days before that was "Dem ... More >>
Luminant, the Dallas-based energy generator, has long been a ripe target for environmentalists, who complain that its aging, coal-fueled power plants -- in particular North/Northeast Texas' Big Brown, Martin Lake, and Monticello -- are fouling the air with extraordinary amounts of toxic pollutants a ... More >>
Or was it all three?
Some six million Texans are one health emergency away from financial ruin, and the state of affairs in Dallas County isn't any better. Nearly 30 percent of its residents are uninsured. That's 672,681 of our neighbors whom the health insurance markets have excluded, according to the latest U.S. Cen ... More >>
Not if you're willing to listen Paul Ryan and his cronies, that is.
Turns out, the people of Dallas don't care much for voting -- Dallas County ranked fourth in the state (out of 254 counties) for the fewest ballots cast among voting-age people. Even Harris County had a slightly better turnout, which unfortunately means the Asshole of the Universe, has us beat at so ... More >>
So what is all this anger among the old white people really all about? Why are old white people wearing odd costumes and hating the president all the time? We old white people all know exactly what it is. But nobody will say it out loud. It never comes out in the stories, even though it's right the ... More >>
While pro sports finally fess up to the dangers of high-impact athletics, trainers, coaches, parents and lawmakers struggle to curb head injuries that are even more dangerous for kids.
At least one local food retailer believes the costs and logistical hassles associated with offering a deal through an online coupon site are offset by the marketing benefits. "After being in business for 21 years, we figured we'd found just about everyone in Dallas who likes to cook fresh se ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, August 9, 2010...If you didn't make it to Lollapalooza this past weekend, here's a reason why the current incarnation isn't as good as the original.Bun B will be a guest lecturer at Rice University for a Religion and Hip-Hop Culture class. M.I.A. l ... More >>
And here we thought Dallas had the lock on red-light camera drama -- damn you, Houston. On December 26, two men filed suit against the City of Houston claiming it was withholding a Rice University professor's study concerning the efficacy of the city's red-light cameras. Two days later, a version of ... More >>
High-stakes testing doesn’t result in better education, at least not among minorities -- it just leads to a disproportionate number of African-Americans, Latinos and ESL students dropping out of Texas schools. That’s one finding in a new report released today by Rice University and the Universit ... More >>
Nobel Prize-winner Robert Curl, who's opposed to allowing degrees in creationism. Because he's a scientist. A couple weeks before Christmas, we noted that the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Committee on Academic Excellence and Research in Austin was seriously considering a request from th ... More >>
This morning down in Austin, the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services is set to hear public testimony on Senate Bill 308 -- which, for those not keeping score at home, is the legislation proposed by Sen. Bob Deuell (R-Greenville) that would legalize needle-exchange programs in Texas. (Deuell, ... More >>
Dunno where the researchers come down on beauty school dropouts, but when it comes to Texas high school dropouts, we're doing worse than the TEA claims. This morning, national education researchers are confabbing at Rice University for a conference titled "The Texas Dropout Crisis and our Children & ... More >>
Sub Pop rocker Gram LeBron descends upon his hometown once more
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Dallas' young entrepreneurs live by their creed: Just do it.
Houston had one of its most shocking race murders 45 years ago. But exactly whose tragedy was it?
And it's not us this time
Coral Eugene Watts is a serial killer. He says he'll murder again. Why can't Texas stop him?
Terry Allen's installation art speaks softly and avoids the big shtick
Turning down millions in state money to build juvenile boot camps, Tarrant County opted for a different approach--one that works
Or, how a Democrat and reviled former DISD board president found a happy home pushing "educational acoountability" for the GOP
Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell isn't Carrie Bradshaw. Like, really.
The untold story of Dallas' bigest-ever police corruption scandal. Part two of a special report.
The untold story of Dallas' biggest-ever police corruption scandal
A surprising number of parents are shunning the 'burbs, pulling their kids out of private schools, and embracing DISD
KRNB-FM's Rudy V is the smoothest operator on the air, whether you're a man in trouble or a woman in love
New York-based Edison Schools flunked out with trying to privatize Sherman's public schools. Why should things be any different in Dallas?
Sixties social theory meets the building trade at Dallas contractor TDIndustries -- and it works
Despite shoddy science, bad economics, and catastrophic health risks, a West Texas border community may become the nation's nuclear dumping ground