U.S. Marine Corps

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    April 24, 2014

    Kids Drugs = The Coachella Experience

    Oakland resident Kimchi Truong was 24. She passed out on the Coachella grounds last weekend, likely due to an overdose. Her death, Thursday, was shocking. But what's really shocking is that this kind of thing doesn't happen more often.  This story is about very young people doing a s ... More >>

  • News

    July 4, 2013

    Living a Dream of Murder

    An ex-Marine spun elaborate fantasies about being a hit man. One day they came true.

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Arlington Police Bought Two Drones, Which They Hope to Start Using Very Soon

    Last week, the Federal Aviation Administration released a list of all the city and state entities who have applied for a license to fly unmanned aerial drones. That list was released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from the Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF), an organization tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Radio Host Mark Davis Thinks Allowing Women in Combat is an "Outrage Against Humanity"

    Yesterday, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced that the U.S. military will drop its ban on women serving in combat. For many, this was a long overdue, a commonsense step and an acknowledgment that women are fighting in combat in places like Iraq and Afghanistan and have been for more than a de ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 17, 2013
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    December 5, 2012

    This Week's Events for the Culinary Inclined, December 5 - 11

    Saturday, December 8 Saturday brings the 4th Annual Holiday Market at the White Rock Local Market. In addition to the usual bounty of local produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods and other culinary treats, there will be more than 50 artists pedaling their crafty creations. The Dave Burris Group will ... More >>

  • News

    August 30, 2012

    The Women of Dallas Are Armed and Dangerous, Thanks to Mama Jeanie

    Her own shooting career derailed, Jeanie Almond has become Dallas' go-to teacher for shooting's fastest-growing market: women.

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Ex-Marine Alex Perez Danced with the Devil Six Times Saturday (This Story is Actually About Doughnuts. Crazy, huh?)

    This past Saturday, Alex "Moose" Perez danced with the devil at the first annual Hypnotic Donuts, World's Spiciest Donut Eating Contest. The masochist battle started with a plain old glazed doughnut (a teaser), then went on to three subsequent flavors that were increasingly hotter. The fourth and fi ... More >>

  • News

    April 5, 2012

    For Former Military Lawyer Colby Vokey, the Defense Never Rests

    Once an outspoken judge advocate, Dallas' Colby Vokey was chased from the Marines, but he's still defending troops -- and still speaking his mind.

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Wayne Hancock: "The Whole Alt-Country Thing is Bullshit."

    Even though country singer Wayne "The Train" Hancock was born in the '60s, he comes across like a man from an entirely different generation. His look, mannerisms and style of music are much more akin to someone raised in the Roaring Twenties, though Hancock's first album was released in 1995. Speak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    The Depressed Lesbian Vet and the Allegedly Homophobic VA Nurse: A Match Made in Hell

    Via Change.orgEsther Garatie​A Dallas VA Medical Center nurse is on leave and her bosses are in full-blown groveling mode after a gay combat vet, in search of help for her deepening depression, said she was urged to come out of the darkness and to stop living in terrible lesbian sin. "I was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Local Anti-Gas Drilling Activist Catches Execs Pushing PSYOP to Deal With "Insurgency"

    ​Last week, during an oil-and-gas drilling confab at the Hyatt Regency in Houston, execs turned their attention to a very touchy subject: how to get folks decidedly against gas drilling on their side. At which point, according to audio first obtained by CNBC earlier this week, gas-drilling spo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 26, 2011
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    April 11, 2011

    NBC News: "Friendly Fire" to Blame in Arlington Marine's Death in Afghanistan

    U.S. Air Force/Roland BalikA U.S. Marine Corps carry team transferring Marine Staff Sgt. Jeremy Smith at Dover Air Force Base on Friday​On Thursday, the Department of Defense issued a release stating, simply, that Marine Staff Sgt. Jeremy D. Smith -- a 26-year-old Arlington native -- died on Wedne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Call It a Tea Party, Serve Beer: On Tax Day, Getting Populist at the Ballpark

    Patrick MichelsThe Tax Day Tea Partier's sophomore effort drew the largest crowd QuikTrip Park's ever hosted.Heading west on I-30 from downtown last night, you'd have passed two stretches of stalled traffic -- the first, along the access road just across the Trinity, made up of the grumbling masses ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Days Gone Bite: Steak And Eggs

    Steak and eggs, Denny's-style.​The classic combination hasn't disappeared. In fact, during a recent visit to Fort Worth, I spotted the option on Grace's dinner menu.Once upon a time, however, this double-wallop of protein was such a common feature it rivaled (perhaps even beat out) bacon and eggs, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    The Sad View from Valley View

    Signs like this one decorate dozens of empty storefronts at Valley View Center.​When I was a kid, Valley View was my mall -- bought my first skateboard (a Powell-Peralta purchased at the stand beneath the escalators), my first album (KISS's Double Platinum at the Disc Records) and my first guitar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Days Gone Bite: C-Rations, K-Rations and SOS

    C Rations​To the men of the 504th regiment, 82nd Airborne--"the Devils in Baggy Pants"--who crossed the Waal in Holland and battled Panzers in the Ardennes. My uncle 'Highlee' fought with them. And to Marines of the American Legation Guard, Peking, colloquially known as "the North China Marines" w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Days Gone Bite: Space Food Sticks

    ​There was a 15 or so year blip in history when space--and massive government programs to explore space--was very cool. All a food company had to do was take, say, a powdered orange drink, slap a phrase such as "like the astronauts drink" on the label, and wait for the riches to roll in.Think abou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Food For Thought 5.22.09

    "No more RICE!" (U.S. Marine corporal Harold Thomas as Army aircraft began dropping rations and other supplies to men held at the POW camp in Niigata, Japan, in late August, 1945. Captured in Peking--now Beijing--China on the day Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, Thomas had been a prisoner of the Japanese ... More >>

  • Film

    May 14, 2009
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    January 21, 2009

    10 Questions: Jason Weaver

    The French Room's executive chef is one of those 'results-oriented' types. Perhaps his habit of accomplishment stems from the four years he spent in the U.S. Marine Corps. Or maybe the 35 year-old Michigan native can just flat out cook.Although he came to Dallas from the Mandarin Oriental in New Yor ... More >>

  • News

    October 16, 2008
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    July 14, 2008
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    May 21, 2008

    "These Little Honeys Won't Kill Ya, But They're Guaranteed To Take a Foot Off."

    Found this story this morning in the Army Times concerning the Army and Marine Corps' peeping "a new, long-range sniper rifle, designed to kill an enemy from as far away as 1,800 meters." Didn't know why it was datelined Dallas, till I realized the story stemmed a discussion held yesterday during th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2008

    To Meet a War Hero

    Thursday morning, James Megellas sat all by his lonesome in front of the Fox News kiosk, located in Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport's Terminal C. Spread out before him were dozens of copies of his book, All the Way to Berlin, Megellas' autobiography published by Random House in 2003. My fath ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    November 22, 2007

    The New Face of Evil

    Call of Duty 4 might hit a little too close to home

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2007

    Yup. I Was a Cheerleader. Damned Proud of It. (Well...)

    For some reason, it looks like my head is four inches away from my neck. Must be the hair. Oh, sweet, sweet hair... Christ, at least they could have found a better picture. But, yup, I was indeed a cheerleader at Thomas Jefferson High School, only the photo that appears here isn't technically a chee ... More >>

  • News

    March 15, 2007

    American Eagle

    March Madness ain't nothing compared to Ambush Alley

  • News

    February 8, 2007
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    December 7, 2006

    Green Grass for a Local Filmmaker

    Among the short films selected to screen during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, is one from a local filmmaker: writer-director Jesus "Chin" Beltran's debut, The Grass Grows Green. The Sundance Web site says of the movie only this: "A Marine's complicated relationship with life and dea ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 31, 2006

    Flags of Our Fathers

    Remember Iwo Jima at Frontiers of Flight

  • News

    December 22, 2005

    The War on Film

    Iraq Hits the Big Screen

  • Film

    November 3, 2005

    Killing Time

    In the profound Jarhead, a soldier can be his own worst enemy

  • News

    September 1, 2005

    G.I. Jerk

    Phil Haberman claims he fought with special forces in Iraq, but he's about as real as Rambo

  • Calendar

    July 7, 2005
  • News

    June 10, 2004

    Both Sides Now

    In a new film, a local boy goes to war and realizes, yup, it sure is hell

  • News

    October 2, 2003

    Counsel for the Defense

    At 76, flamboyant criminal lawyer Racehorse Haynes keeps doing what he does best--winning

  • Calendar

    September 4, 2003

    Free Thinkers

    Moral lessons get electrified

  • News

    June 26, 2003

    Well Versed

    Same state, different worlds for two Texas poet laureates

  • Culture

    April 17, 2003

    The Gulf Between

    When these soldiers became writers, the pen turned into a very mighty weapon

  • Music

    April 3, 2003

    Beach Head

    At the Winter Music Conference, P. Diddy blows up while the U.S. blows up Iraq

  • Dining

    July 26, 2001

    Feeding Frenzy

    Some high-demand fish are in danger of extinction--and restaurants are caught in the middle

  • News

    April 5, 2001

    Asphalt Jungle

    Understaffed and overworked, public works inspectors prowl the streets for potholes

  • Dining

    January 25, 2001

    Passing the Bar

    How do you get a bartender’s attention in a crowded bar?

  • Music

    February 17, 2000
  • News

    December 25, 1997

    The Few, the Proud, the Battered

    At Harlingen's Marine Military Academy, the line between discipline and abuse is sometimes as thin as a knife's edge

  • News

    June 22, 1995

    Countering the 'Get Clinton' movement

    Some day, someone's bound to notice that Clinton made government work better

  • Film

    June 15, 1995

    Street scenes

    Harvey Keitel talks about being discovered after 20 years of acting

  • News

    December 15, 1994

    Blah, blah

    Hypercritical politics deliver nowhere politicians

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