Schramms Ammo & Weapons plies its trade out of a Sunnyvale storefront, but the official headquarters listed on state incorporation papers is owner Jeffrey Schramm's home on Park Chase Circle in Mesquite. It probably goes without saying that Schramm takes his work home with him and keeps a small arse ... More >>
Inside First Baptist of Sunnyvale, Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland lay in a flag-draped coffin alongside the ashes of his wife, Cynthia. That was fitting in a sad way, their friends said, because they knew one wouldn't want to go on without the other.
Hundreds of friends, colleagues ... More >>
In tiny Wortham, just a ways northwest of Mexia, the fire ladders on two engines from the Teague and Fairfield fire departments were crossed over 3rd and Main street. A flag hung from between them, to honor a hometown son on the way to his final rest. Slain Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLe ... More >>
Chuck's Car Wash has long been a fixture on the Morning News' 10 Drops in the Bucket campaign, the compilation of the eye-soreiest eye sores in southern Dallas that Tod Robberson drives past and tsk-tsks at.
Chuck's, which sits near the corner of Sunnyvale and Ledbetter, does seem to be a particula ... More >>
Texas Pecan trees have taken a punch. The USDA predicts our state's trees will collectively produce 40 millions pounds of pecans this year, which is 30 million pounds less than the 2010 crop.
The Sunnyvale Pecan orchard east of Dallas is closed for the season. And today I spoke with Red Gra ... More >>
Via Scott DornSay what? Jump to find out.For those Friends of Unfair Park who don't have Jewish mothers, I will tell you: They get stuff done. That would probably be their motto, if they ever organized themselves into some kind of union. (Possible sub-motto: "But, Really, Would It Kill You To Cal ... More >>
Tom SpicerA short while ago, Tom Spicer -- proprietor of produce-providing Spiceman's FM 1410 on Bryan and Fitzhugh, two doors down from Jimmy's Food Store -- sent word via his e-mailing list that he's in danger of losing his garden. Said Spicer when I called him this afternoon, earlier today a m ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:
*So the Dallas Cowboys hire loquacious, bombastic, entertaining new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan not with a press conference but only a press release? That's like hiring Ricky Gervais to emcee th ... More >>
This isn't our first item about Park and Rec's proposal to sell Samuell Farm and Samuell New Hope Park, and it won't be the last. I'm waiting to hear from the Texas Attorney General's Office how it feels about Thursday's agenda item, given that it was but 14 months ago the state told the city tha ... More >>
Photos courtesy the Friends of the FarmOne of the foot bridges on Samuell FarmI just spoke with Willis Winters, assistant director of Park and Rec, about the potential sale of Samuell Farm and how it landed on the board's agenda this Thursday in the first place. Says Winters, it actually came up ... More >>
Editing memo to Steve Blow:
Thank you for getting around to writing the column I directed you to write on the Trinity River. It was a good effort, in the main. I hate to quibble with you, but I do need to point out a few errors and omissions. If you recall, I wrote that the following elements wer ... More >>
I am embarrassed, and I want to offer the Friends of Unfair Park an apology. Last Thursday
I proferred an ironclad prediction that The Dallas Morning News would run one of its aw-shucks-yer-pretty-head Trinity River columns or editorials by Sunday, two days ago, telling readers not to pay attent ... More >>
Don't know if I'll be able to watch when Texas Stadium's memories are reduced to mush.Spent yesterday afternoon out at Cowboys Stadium, where about 30 mayors - from Southlake to Sunnyvale - convened for an update as to the goings-on about Super Bowl XLV. By the way, 445 days and counting . ... More >>
The Pavillion at Samuell Farm, which the city is considering tearing down -- unless a gust of wind beats it to the punchLast Friday, we broke the news that the Texas Attorney General's Office is threatening to take control of the W.W. Samuell Trust if the city of Dallas doesn't turn over by Septe ... More >>
Courtesy Friends of the FarmAn aerial view of the Samuell Farm, donated to the city nearly 70 years agoOn Wednesday, the Dallas city council will meet behind closed doors to discuss a host of subjects -- among them, pending lawsuits involving the city and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' floodway r ... More >>
The loading dock at Petra Chemical's Dallas facility on Storey Lane
Only yesterday, Politico.com suggested that the think tank Center for American Progress would become a major player within Barack Obama's White House. After all, it was founded and is headed by former Clinton chief of staff and c ... More >>