September has been a long one for Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples. At the month's start, Staples drew some heat for an op-ed he fat-fingered for the Austin American-Statesman. It denounced efforts to get school children to eat less meat and sparked an Internet backlash that preceded Stap ... More >>
Texas Commissioner of Agriculture Todd Staples sent a tweet to his followers Tuesday morning asking whether we're "worried about the direction of our country." Well, sure we're worried about partisan gridlock in Congress, the widening chasm of income inequality and drought conditions that cover most ... More >>
Imbroglios don't get more prosaic than this: A USDA newsletter suggests its employees practice "Meatless Mondays," thereby shrinking their ecological footprint. Skip the Salisbury steak at the cafeteria and eat a plant instead. Take into account the ever-swelling asses of the American public and th ... More >>
Five months to go and Republicans are waking up to the awful realization that over the course of the primary season -- the last five or six years, really -- they've done their level-best to alienate the largest minority demographic not only in Texas, but in the nation. It is as though the throttling ... More >>
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If you happen to be in the area Skillman and Northwest Highway, you may notice a bunch of hoopla over at a new CiCi's Pizza. This newest member of the chain is celebrating their grand opening, throwing a party with balloons, face painting -- the usual crap kids love -- including their pizza. As part ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music'Mericans, where we'll be meeting some people behind the local music scene who aren't musicians, but more behind-the-scenes folk.Michelle PelisseroMichelle Pelissero can be seen working at some of the luckiest of spots -- like rinkside at a Dallas Stars game or dead-center i ... More >>
Who knew there was a fast track from the Frisco RoughRiders to the Green Bay Packers? At 21 I had ambition. I had goals. I wanted to win the sports trivia contest at UTA’s Dry Gulch every Thursday night. I wanted to find the sonofabitch who stole two radar detectors out of my Fiero. And I ... More >>
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Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX