South Oak Cliff High School

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2014

    Fired DISD Employee Tried to Clean Up the Corrupt Athletics Department and Was Ignored

    Well before Wilmer-Hutchins High School basketball standout Troy Causey was beaten to death by a friend and on-court rival after being improperly recruited from Richardson ISD, it was clear to anyone paying attention that Dallas ISD's athletic department was rotten. Superintendent Mike Miles' subseq ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    35 DISD Students Who Overcame Adversity will Get Free Tickets to Tonight's Kendrick Lamar Concert

    Though pre-millennial generations may not always connect the dots between hip-hop and academics, things have come a long way since Biggie Smalls' crack rock & jump shot career options mentality of the mid-nineties. Now that rap has grown into a global, billion dollar industry, the culture has made m ... More >>

  • Music

    August 23, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    One Last Mic Check With Phil York

    See also: Phil York, legendary Dallas producer, dead at age 70 Phil York and I crossed paths in summer 2009. I was researching the liner notes for the Heavy Light release of The Relatives' Don't Let Me Fall, a stunning revelation of Dallas gospel-funk from the early '70s, which York engineered at ... More >>

  • News

    August 4, 2011

    Don Hardge Fired His AK-47 Into a Crowd Of Teens, But He Swears He's No Killer

    The family of a dead teenage girl might disagree, even if the justice system didn't.

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Martellus Bennett Ruins Texas A&M's One Shining Moment

    Danielle Adams: Charlotte Barkley?​And you thought I was actually going to blab about women's basketball? Okay, here goes: Texas A&M beat Notre Dame for the National Championship last night. Love coach Gary Blair, who cut his coaching teeth at South Oak Cliff High School. But, let's be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Dennis Rodman = Hall of Fame. Wait, Is It Still April 1?

    ​When Dennis Rodman graduated South Oak Cliff High School he was 5-foot-8 and he'd never really played organized basketball. Years later he wore a wedding dress to marry himself. And he was once suspended for kicking a photographer in the crotch. Throw in two Defensive Player of the Ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Great Sergios Throughout History: Mendes, Leone and, Now, UT's Kindle

    Sergio Kindle​TCU-Boise State -- so far, quite the sloppy, defensive time-kill till Thursday night's Big Game. Speaking of which, here's a warm-up from tomorrow's New York Times: a profile of University of Texas linebacker Sergio Kindle, who grew up in South Oak Cliff and shoulda gone to SOC but i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Video of the Week: SOC's Fame Over Shame

    I'm only half-kidding when I ask this: Was it worth it for South Oak Cliff High School to change the grades of three players - including McDonald's All-American Darrell Arthur - and win back-to-back state basketball championships in 2005-06, only to have the titles later forfeited? At the time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2008

    Some Encouraging Words for Choke City

    Toothpaste for Dinner As I wrote in this week’s paper version of Unfair Park, something’s going on here. And it ain’t good. Just like that, “Happy New Year” has dissolved into “Same Old Shit.” Our sports rut is deeper and dryer than ever. South Oak Cliff High School has forfeited it ... More >>

  • Music

    October 11, 2001

    Soul Alone

    N'Dambi doesn't need a record label. She just needs you to listen.

  • News

    November 16, 2000

    Bad Girls

    Looking for love in the wrong places? Try

  • News

    April 6, 2000

    Lost and found

    Poor, brown, and inner-city. These Adamson High School kids weren't supposed to make it. They did anyway.

  • News

    April 22, 1999

    Taking It to the Street

    Want to get elected to city council in southern Dallas? Forget the race card and patch that pothole.

  • Music

    April 1, 1999

    Lady sings the Blues

    Chonita "N'Dambi" Gilbert is a back-up singer no more

  • News

    May 7, 1998

    Doling for dollars

    The Cold War over, defense giant Lockheed Martin mines another government program for profit -- the war on poverty

  • News

    January 8, 1998

    The Comeback of Harvey Martin

    Eighteen months ago, the former Cowboys hero was drinking and drugging his way to disaster. Now he's clean, sober, and planning to stay that way.

  • News

    September 18, 1997

    Soul food & crackers

    How two black Dallas men learned to love the lily-white Republic of Texas--especially the part about phony checks and payment-free plastic

  • News

    October 3, 1996

    Last in the Class

    Why nobody will erase the board at Wilmer-Hutchins, the worst-run school district in Texas

  • News

    August 15, 1996

    Daddy dearest

    As Michael Irvin tries to scrub his image, it just gets weirder and weirder