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    January 10, 2014

    It'll Cost Dallas $3.3 Million to Pull Tires and Trash From the Trinity and Lake Ray Hubbard

    It's not just cars Dallas dumps in the Trinity River. It's tires, too -- tons of them embedded in the muck and stranded along the banks. Particularly cluttered is the stretch of river between the Trinity River Audubon Center and Interstate 20. "They just dumped load after load of tires, and they du ... More >>

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    September 13, 2013

    The Masturbating Penis Surgeon Who Visited UT Southwestern: A Case Study in Bad PR

    A brief word of advice to Parkland and UT Southwestern. It's time to throw back the curtains and let in some sunlight. Drag all the skeletons from the closet. All of them, even those gruesomely deformed ones stuffed in the back. Put them where passersby can take a good long look. Blush. Act contrite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    How Not To Write About Female Musicians, Part 7,081

    This Dallas Morning News review of Gorilla vs. Bear's weekend concert came to my attention this morning. Now, in my preview piece for this show, I did mention that I appreciated the wealth of ladies on the bill. I pointed it out. Some might consider that stating something that doesn't need to be sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Five Restaurants Where Thrifty Foodniks Should Spend Their Summer

    While the Los Angeles Times continues to bask under star-free skies, the Dallas Morning News and most other major daily publications continue to honor tradition anointing dining establishments with one to four, and sometimes five stars, to indicate the overall level of satisfaction a diner should ex ... More >>

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    March 23, 2012

    Spring Is Here, and Summer's Coming: This Week In Dallas Grubbing

    If you went out for lunch today, you're well aware that spring is here. Summer probably isn't too far off, which has me thinking about crab shacks, lobster rolls and other things near the shore. Maybe that's why I decided to review Sea Breeze Fish Market and Grill. The Plano restaurant has no surf o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    The News Buries the Lede in the Komen Story

    Just want to make sure you know what you're getting into if you count on The Dallas Morning News to tell you what's up. It's not that they won't. But you do have to deal with the social local filter. The New York Times this morning carries a story by Times staffer Natasha Singer under a headline, " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    The Battle Between Parkland and Dallas News Rages On In Missive From Hospital CEO

    Ron Anderson​Last week, Dallas Morning News Deputy Managing Editor Maud Beelman penned a piece for Harvard's Nieman Watchdog in which she explained the paper's yearlong investigation into the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Memorial Hospital -- two heretofore "sacred c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    Moroney's Memo

    ​When I spoke with Dallas Morning News publisher and CEO Jim Moroney Wednesday morning about the paper's forthcoming "'Subscriber Content' initiative," the very first thing he said was that he couldn't believe someone hadn't leaked his memo sent to the staff, which he then proceeded to summarize. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Dallas News to Erect Paywall Next Month

    ​At the end of August there was that report noting that The Dallas Morning News was about to put much of its staff-written content behind a paywall, leaving only Associated Press pieces and 150-word breaking-news briefs as gratis offerings. Publisher and CEO Jim Moroney told us that wasn't quite a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2009

    As Spring Break Comes to an End, Mods and Rockers Ride Into the Sunset

    Friend of the show Danny Hurley spent last weekend snapping the dress-ups at the science-fiction convention, as you may recall. This weekend, he's been hanging out with the Rockers vs Mods. Here's a sneak peek in advance of a full-on slide show coming tomorrow. Also due tomorrow: a slide show from t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Fine. Be For the Hotel, Dallas News. Just Be Honest About Why.

    The Dallas Morning News says in an editorial today that voters should support a half-billion-dollar taxpayer-owned hotel downtown near the convention center and reject a ballot proposal next May that would stop the city from building it. The News says people shouldn't worry about whether we're heade ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    Memorial Services Set For Tomorrow For Rev. Kathleen Baskin-Ball

    Bill Holston, good Friend of Unfair Park, asks us this morning to make mention of tomorrow's memorial service for the Rev. Kathleen Baskin-Ball, whose battle with cancer was documented in The Dallas Morning News only a few days before her death on Tuesday. In both pieces, the 50-year-old Baskin-Ball ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2008

    How DISD Can Buy Time, Goodwill

    Moments ago on The Dallas Morning News' DALLAS ISD Blog, Kent Fischer asked the question, "Can the district borrow to fill the budget hole?" He answered it, as well: Yes, as what's another million in interest, and just think of the goodwill it'll buy. Alas, "Trustee Garza told me yesterday that nobo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2008

    An Industrial-Sized Misdirect

    Today’s agenda at City Hall is a great example of the low regard they have down there for the wretched taxpayers of the world. Drum roll, please: Big and bright, up front and public at 9:30 this a.m. for your entertainment and enlightenment, ladies, gentlemen and hard-working farmhands -- a big ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2008

    Jim Moroney Goes to Austin, Promises Not to Give "Televangical" Speech

    Dallas Morning News publisher and CEO Jim "Tre" Moroney delivered the keynote address today at the ninth annual International Symposium on Online Journalism on the University of Texas at Austin campus. Alas, we couldn't make it, but someone caught a little of speech on video and posted it to the You ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2007

    End Times: Or, Why Dallas' Only Daily Is Ditching the Religion Section, So Help You God

    We just can't stop staring at this new photo of DMN editor Bob Mong. Something about it makes us want to launch a haiku contest. Any takers? We have heard many stories coming from 508 Young Street about impending changes at Dallas' Only Daily. So we did what we always do when we hear rumors concerni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2006

    Re: The Line Out the Door

    A Dallas Morning News staffer who is taking the buyout offers the following concerning editor Bob Mong's comments: "'What I said in a memo to the staff when the press release [announcing the buyouts] came out was, if someone wants to get out of what is a very dynamic environment for daily metropol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2006

    Sounds Too Familiar

    When you read the letters of Herb Stark in The Dallas Morning News, keep in mind the man from Massapequa, New York, isn't just a fan of the hometown paper. He's a fan of every newspaper: Says here in today's New York Newsday that every morning the 76-year-old wakes up and fires up the computer to sc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2006

    King for a Day

    Maybe one day The Dallas Morning News will do a story on Bill Parcells' feelings about the Terrell Owens signing. Till then, we'll just have to take Peter King's word for it. By the way, that is good enough for me. --Robert Wilonsky

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2006

    Forest City, Without the Dead Trees

    If you want to learn a bit more about Forest City Enterprises, the Cleveland-owned development company getting some $73 mil of city money to redo the Mercantile Building downtown, there are myriad blogs out there detailing its doings elsewhere. Norman Oder's blog, which contains more reporting than ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2006

    Narcing on The News?

    The NarcoSphere sounds like awesome name for a death-metal band or an HBO show about the double lives of 11th-grade cops or maybe even a blockbuster movie about an underwater exploration team that's high all the time. Try none of the above: It's part of the 4-year-old NarcoNews site that "[reports] ... More >>

  • News

    November 18, 2004

    At the Ripping Point

    Dallas' only daily finds itself losing a war for readers' eyeballs and the heart of its staff

  • News

    September 16, 2004

    Suck it Up

    Fear, loathing and forgetfulness at The Dallas Morning News

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    August 19, 2004

    Odds and Not Quite Ends

    More on the DMN's circulation scandal

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    August 12, 2004

    Numbers Game

    The Morning News deals with circulation woes

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    July 29, 2004


    Budget woes leave DMN staffers uneasy

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    November 20, 2003

    Curse of Youth

    Two new Dallas papers are keeping tabs on the little futhermuckers

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003
  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Sports Columnist

    Gerry Fraley, The Dallas Morning News

  • News

    July 17, 2003

    Don't Let the Door Hitcha

    The DMN gets busy "re-orging"

  • News

    May 15, 2003

    Public Disinterest

    So is media consolidation a bad thing?

  • News

    February 6, 2003


    Bark gets a bite--but just this once

  • News

    June 20, 2002

    Get Offa Our Cloud

    The DMN dips its toes in the waters of "private pleasures" advertising

  • News

    April 18, 2002

    Bill Due

    Why did the DMN kill a story about political favoritism? Guess right and win!

  • News

    December 13, 2001

    Fun and Justice

    Ten years later, the Dallas Times Herald is still missed

  • News

    December 6, 2001

    What's Up, 'Docks?

    The Morning News keeps the evil thoughts away

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Sports Columnist

    Kevin Sherrington, The Dallas Morning News

  • News

    May 10, 2001


    Bigotry by Any Name, Kind of Wack, Straight Shot

  • News

    February 15, 2001


    DMN security compromised by computer whizzer

  • News

    July 6, 2000

    Position wanted

    Helen Bryant resigned, huh? No harm in applying for a gig that sweet, is there?

  • News

    June 1, 2000


    Cultural ignoramuses; Steppin' out with Mr. F; Hail to the chief; Take a trolley Uptown; Muddy waters

  • News

    May 25, 2000


    Misguided Muslims; Dot-dot-dot stuff

  • Culture

    July 29, 1999

    Belo's sure got balls

    The News now co-owns the Mavericks, but at what price?

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    July 3, 1997
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    February 20, 1997
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    December 19, 1996
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    April 18, 1996
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    March 14, 1996
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    February 15, 1996
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