Texas National Guard

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    July 21, 2014

    Perry Will Cement That Strong National Image If He Sends the Guard to the Border

    The Austin American-Statesmanand The Houston Chronicle this morning are reporting that Governor Rick Perry will hold a press conference this afternoon to announce he's sending 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Mexican border to defend Texas against an invasion of unarmed Central American chil ... More >>

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    July 21, 2014

    It's Official: Perry to Send National Guard Troops to Border

    Governor Rick Perry today announced his intention to deploy up to 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border. While Perry cited criminal and cartel violence as his reason, the move comes following the recent surge of Central American children into Texas. Some 60,000 undocumented an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    Diana Prevenslik, Rockabilly and Roller Derby Star, is the Kessler's New Marketing Manager

    Diana Prevenslik has plenty of experience with Dallas culture. She was a member of rockabilly outfit Sawed Off Sick and also a skater -- a good skater, at that. In the world of Texas Rollerderby, she was "Panther City Princess" under the Dallas Derby Devils. Prevenslik also spent time serving in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    The VA Is Denying a Gay Dallas Veteran and His Husband Housing Benefits, Because Texas

    In September, on the heels of the landmark Supreme Court decision in U.S. v. Windsor, which entitled legally married gay and lesbian couples to the same federal perks as their heterosexual counterparts, the Obama administration declared that the opinion encompassed military veteran's benefits. So t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    Texas National Guard Will Now Give Benefits to Same Sex Couples Under "New Procedure" That May Not Exist

    For the past few months, the Texas National Guard and the Department of Defense have been in a public brawl over gay rights. And last week, it appeared that the Defense Department, along with gay couples, emerged as the clear victor. Texas, Oklahoma and West Virginia are now complying with the DOD ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2013

    Texas National Guard Still Denying Marriage Benefits to Same-Sex Couples

    If a same-sex marriage happens outside of Texas, but no law in Texas was there to recognize it, did the marriage ever even happen? Earlier this year, a state senator asked Attorney General Greg Abbott to weigh in on the question in light of all the same-sex couples employed by municipal government ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Tips for Rick Perry's Next Campaign: Stop Being Such a Lefty

    Good read by Jay Root in The Texas Tribune today about whether Governor Oops will run for re-election as governor of Texas or run for something else, who knows what, president of France, whatever. Root suggests it will be the governorship again for Oops, and he talks some about other Republican gube ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    Blah, Blah, Blah -- Some Slippery Slope Blather About Marijuana Legalization

    This is just between us libtards, OK? The rest of you, if you don't mind, could we have the room for a minute? You might want to step outside, check on your Tea Party stuff, see if any immigrant babies are making dirty bombs in your vicinity, something like that. We'll be just be a minute. Great. Se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Ranchers Petition Gov. Perry For Hay Bale-Out After Historic Drought Stunts Texas Crop

    ​Texas ranchers, bowed under the driest year in state history, are looking to Gov. Rick Perry for help. In an online petition, they're asking him to use the Texas National Guard and any state resources at his disposal to bring hay into the starving ranch country. Drought has withered much of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Last Chance to Get in Line for Rangers Playoff Tickets, Fingers Crossed, and Other Game Notes

    It's Colby v. McCarthy tonight. Hang on.​Nice to see our sports columnist thinks the race for the AL West is "over." Still, though, coulda sworn the Rangers have 18 games left on the schedule, including three against the Angels at season's end; the magic number remains a far-from-over 17. Guess th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Operation Crackdown Says Adios, Drug Houses, With City Brass Along for the Benediction

    Photos by Patrick MichelsCity Attorney Tom Perkins, City Manager Mary Suhm, Mayor Tom Leppert and Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway. That's how many city officials it takes to knock down a building, plus Lt. Col. Mark Welch and the Texas National Guard. Operation Crackdown is rumbling along through Da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    In South Dallas Today, City Officials Cheer as the Drug Houses Begin Coming Down

    Photos by Patrick MichelsCouncil members Carolyn Davis and Dwayne Caraway watched with community activists as the first of the Summer Breeze Apartments came down.​It's open season on drug houses in Dallas today, with the Texas National Guard kicking off its two-week Operation Crackdown campaign -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Six Months After La Familia Bust, Dallas Boss Pleads Guilty to Meth Trafficking

    Kimberly ThorpeSome of the drugs and money seized by law-enforcement officials in the fall of 2009​We were there in October of last year, when the Drug Enforcement Administration, the FBI, the I.R.S., the U.S. Secret Service and Texas Air National Guard -- and every other law-enforcing acronym -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    When the DEA Busted Up La Familia, They Hauled In Plenty of Guns, Drugs and Dough

    Photos by Kimberly Thorpe​You're looking at 220 pounds of methamphetamine, 4.5 kilos of cocaine and $660,000 in cash; there was also quite the assortment of machine guns hauled in. The whole stash was seized in North Texas yesterday from more than 80 members of a violent Mexican drug cartel known ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009
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    January 13, 2009

    Harvey Gough Is a Sweetheart

    Realtor Candace Rubin asks that we out Harvey Gough as a kindly soul lurking beneath a crusty burger, which is why, yesterday, she sent along the link to Steak Team Mission, which is a self-proclaimed "group of Dallas-based restaurateurs and supporters capable of providing food and supplies for sold ... More >>

  • News

    June 19, 2008


    John Cornyn doesn't need to sweat over Rick Noriega just yet

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2007

    Soldiering On, One Grant at a Time

    The Texas Resources for Iraq-Afghanistan Deployment -- or TRIAD, as it prefers to be called -- announced this morning that it's awarding more than $1.6 million in grants to Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families living in the area. According to the release from the Army, "TRIAD established ... More >>

  • News

    October 13, 2005

    Truth be told

    Hey Harriet, We have a few questions for you

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    August 25, 2005


    Mad Bubbas, Mad Schnauzers, Mad Inmates

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    September 30, 2004

    Poke in the Eye

    Plus: Legal Warrior; Turncoats

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    September 23, 2004

    Paper Trail

    Plus: Old Hand; When Fanboys Dream

  • News

    September 19, 2002

    The Bad Tenant

    When the Navy abandoned ship at the Dallas Naval Air Station, it left an expensive mess behind

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    October 19, 2000

    Cheap Thrills

    Long-shot sheriff's candidate Charles Muñoz goes for broke against old-timer Jim Bowles

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    June 22, 2000

    From Russia, with bugs

    Scientists from the former Soviet Union's top-secret biological weapons lab join with Dallas researchers to fight a common enemy: the deadly Ebola virus

  • News

    May 13, 1999

    The Nerd Behind the Throne

    Karl Rove has masterminded all of Bush's political victories. Now he faces his toughest challenge: convincing you that the presidential front-runner owns his own soul

  • News

    October 29, 1998

    Bush's free ride

    With a little help from his Democratic pals, George W. Bush has become the GOP front-runner for president. But it's a cold world beyond Texas' borders, and it may take more than charm and luck to carry a good ol' boy to the White House.