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  • Blogs

    September 9, 2014

    Who the Rangers Should Hire to Replace Ron Washington

    Unfair Park has no concrete information as to who the Rangers are going to hire to replace Ron Washington, who resigned abruptly Friday afternoon. If we had to guess, we'd say the club is likely to hire an internal candidate. Former Rangers third baseman Steve Buechele currently manages the team's T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    The Rangers Even Suck at Sucking

    Behind a seven-inning, two-run start from Nick Tepesch and a two-run ninth inning, walkoff rally capped off by Adam Rosales' game-winning RBI single over a drawn-in infield, the Rangers knocked off the Angels yesterday, ending a four-game losing streak overall and a nine-game skid against the Halos. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    What I Learned about Bees at Round Rock Honey's Weekend Beekeeping Class

    A Saturday morning in September found me standing in a large white suit with thousands of honey bees politely buzzing just inches from my face.

  • News

    July 4, 2013

    Not So Minor League

    Cheap beer, affordable tickets, swanky surroundings — what’s not to like about minor and independent league baseball parks?

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    The Texas Rangers Have Signed Manny Ramirez

    If you're a fan of the web site Deadspin, you've been mesmerized at least once this year by Manny Ramirez and Taiwanese baseball, which seemed to have a pretty fun marriage going. But that's over now, because your Texas Rangers have signed Ramirez to a minor league deal and assigned him to Triple-A ... More >>

  • News

    May 9, 2013

    Sex Ed the Texas Way

    Dallas wants to close the book on abstinence-only education. Texas keeps getting in the way.

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    John Cornyn Seeks to Fend Off Latest Threat to Texas Economy: Salamanders

    I suppose it was only a matter of time before Texas politicians, still on a high from their glorious victory over the evil, job-killing dunes sagebrush lizard, turned their attention to similarly insidious threats to our economic well-being. This time, the threat comes from four species of salamand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Sculptor Who Will Make Statue of Rangers Fans Talks About the "Big Responsibility"

    ​In mid-August, the Texas Rangers said that come Opening Day 2012 the team hoped to have near the Home Plate Gate of the Ballpark in Arlington a statue of Shannon Stone and 6-year-old son Cooper as a tribute to the 39-year-old Brownwood firefighter killed at the Ballpark on July 7. Said Nolan Ryan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Slow and Steady 'Round the Texas Motor Speedway at the Winston Solar Car Challenge

    Photos by Rachel Parker, with a slide show here​Under the baking sky at the Texas Motor Speedway, a small, rotund man adjusted his straw hat and tightened his grip on a green flag nearly half as tall as he was. "Houston Lady Racers, you've got 30 seconds," he said to the high-school aged girls sur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Rangers Building Momentum For Second Half, and the Future

    ​The Rangers start their post-break schedule tonight in Seattle. Despite a seven-game winning streak, baseball's sixth-best record and a one-game lead in the AL West, president Nolan Ryan sounds none too satisfied. "It concerns me," Ryan told ESPN when asked to assess the state of the Ranger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    For the First Time in a Long Time, We'll Recognize the Texas Rangers

    Together again​A day short of six weeks after breaking his arm, Josh Hamilton is back. So is Nelson Cruz. And with them, will the Rangers welcome the return of their offense? After a weekend in Philly in which they were outscored only 5-4 over 27 innings of, let's face it, boring base ... More >>

  • News

    May 19, 2011

    Leonys Martin's Long Ride to Center

    The Rangers' newest prospect fled communism in Cuba for center field in Frisco. He won't be there for long.

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    With Josh Hamilton and Cliff Lee Looming, the Rangers are Somehow Surviving

    ​Adrian Beltre got the big hit. Ian Kinsler made the defensive play. And, in a first, Mark Lowe salvaged what Neftali Feliz ruined. The Rangers beat the Royals in extras last night and -- pending a weekend visit through Cliff Lee and the formidable Phillies' pitching staff -- might avoid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Josh Hamilton Breaks His Arm: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    Uh-oh.​10. With Josh Hamilton it's always when, not if. And now you know why a lot of us were cringing and complaining when we saw him sliding on the rain-delay tarp in Baltimore last Friday night. He's one of the best players in baseball, but also one of the most injury-prone. 9. And do I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Texas Rangers Set Opening Day Pitching Staff and Who the Heck is Mason Tobin?

    Don't laugh, we'll actually see this jersey on the mound for the Rangers this season​A year ago today we were dissecting the depth of a Texas Rangers' pitching staff anchored by No. 1 and 2 starters named Scott Feldman and Rich Harden. Hopefully that perspective will soften the blow of ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Poster of the Week: Built To Spill, Dinosaur Jr. and Lou Barlow And The Missingmen At The Granada Theater Thursday

    ​Round Rock artist Todd Slater designed this week's featured poster, which promotes tonight's bill of Built To Spill, Dinosaur Jr. and Lou Barlow and the Missingmen at The Granada. Look closely and you'll see that the ants crawling all over the woman's face; the design was inspired by the lyric to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    American Baseball, the European Way

    ​Even if European soccer owner Tom Hicks convinced Major League Baseball to inject the same screwy tables that govern soccer into America's pasttime your Texas Rangers wouldn't be a playoff team. But, alas, they wouldn't be relegated, either. If baseball were run according to European soccer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Yeah, But What If Baseball Went To The European Football Table?

    I know the Texas Rangers swept the previously mighty Boston Red Sox and we're all atwitter about the American League West division race heading into August ... September ... maybe even October? But what if baseball were governed according to, say, European football standards? You know, the top ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    Dallas-Fort Worth: A Good, Strong Metro

    Brookings InstitutionLast night the Brookings Institution released a study tracking recession and recovery in the 100 biggest metro areas in the U.S., and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington ranks as one of the so-called "strongest 20 metros." Indeed, Texas takes several of the top spots: Austin-Round Rock, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    Dude Food: SXSW Edition

    I spent much of the last week in Austin for SXSW, so rather than hipping you guys to some local jewel this week, I've decided to give a play-by-play commentary of how I vittled down in the Live Music Capitol of the World.Comprehensive Dude Factor: 9, or Doug Sahm, on a scale of 1, "Christopher Cross ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 19, 2009

    Stay Hungry, Live Longer: the Science Behind the Calorie Restriction Diet

    An SMU biologist thinks the secret to the fountain of youth may be found by putting fruit flies on a diet.

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    Singin' The Blue Plate

    They tried to make us work for the details by sending us on repeated trips to, which slowly leaked information over the course of a few weeks. Clever. Of course, Robert Wilonsky cracked the case some time ago on Unfair Park, but...But now, Kent Rathbun is spilling lots of information ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008
  • News

    March 13, 2008
  • Blogs

    May 11, 2007

    Dallas is Good for Two Things: Jobs and Cheap Houses. Well, Damn, Ain't That Enough?

    On Monday, a book that’s sure to be great bedtime reading for statisticians everywhere clunked into bookstores. Weighing in at 864 pages and 3.3 pounds, it’s the 2007 edition of Cities Ranked & Rated: More than 400 Metropolitan Areas Evaluated in the U.S. and Canada by Burt Sperling and Peter Sa ... More >>

  • News

    December 26, 2002

    Lost Youth

    A civil suit alleges prosecutorial misconduct in one child's death, another's incarceration

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002

    Best Acting Debut

    Joey Steakley, Barbette, Kitchen Dog Theater

  • Culture

    June 13, 2002


    Barbette soars to greatness with the tragic tale of a trapeze artist

  • Dining

    January 17, 2002

    Okra Shock

    Gumbo's grub could be addicting

  • News

    October 18, 2001

    Innocence Lost

    Was the case against Lacresha Murray, the youngest Texan ever tried for capital murder, a rush to judgment or a story of justice denied?

  • Dining

    November 16, 2000

    Anzu Assumption

    Manager musical chairs

  • News

    January 21, 1999

    Perfect game

    When Reid Ryan wanted Round Rock voters to build a stadium for his minor-league baseball team, he turned to the one pitchman no good Texan could refuse -- his dad, Nolan

  • News

    May 21, 1998

    A bush league of their own

    Long before the Texas Rangers, major-league baseball was played in Dallas by a minor-league team called the Dallas Eagles

  • Film

    May 2, 1996

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX