Lone Survivor shows our boys suffering but doesn't ask why.
There was an interesting, widely under-reported battle going on in the state legislature this morning, and it hinged around consistently badass Fort Worth state Senator Wendy Davis. Back in January, Davis filed SB 248, a bill that would bring the Lilly Ledbetter Act to Texas. The Lily Ledbetter Fair ... More >>
Every decent-sized courthouse in the country has its own serial pain in the ass, the guy who thinks nothing of suing the kids who threw a ball over his fence or the cat who pooped in his yard. But there's a special subset of filing addicts: the inmates who while away their time in the pokey filing k ... More >>
Photo by Mark GrahamJudge Mike SnipesBack in October, Sam wrote for the paper version of Unfair Park a lengthy piece about Dallas County's relatively new veterans court, which gives second chances to soldiers who come home from war -- some damaged in some way, many broke, most alone -- and turn t ... More >>
10. After all the experts made the Mavs the sexy pick to be upset in the first round, what happens over the weekend? Every road team -- except the Blazers, that is -- either holds a 10-point lead or wins outright. Dallas' win wasn't pretty, but it sure got more attractive Sunday afterno ... More >>
U.S. Navy Petty Officer Specialist 1st Class Chad J. McNeeleyRobert Gates and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at today's press conferenceThe Department of Defense today released its 247-page Report of the Comprehensive Review of the Issues Associated with a Repeal of ... More >>
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler CaswellChief Gunner's Mate Keith McGinley now has the best Christmas card ever.Been a long time since we've posted a word about Jessica Simpson, but first thing this morning, Friend of Unfair Park PeterK sent me the link to ... More >>
Forrest "Tex" BiardThere is one rather remarkable item in this morning's Metro section: Among the paid-for obituaries is a notice that retired U.S. Navy Captain Forrest R. Biard died Tuesday at the age of 96. A Bonham native and North Dallas High School grad in 1930 (he is, in fact, a recipient o ... More >>
After the jump, the official Trammell Crow obituary sent to local media today. But first, this information concerning services scheduled for Monday:A public service will be held on Monday, January 19, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at Highland Park United Methodist Church, located at 3300 Mockingbird Lane, Dall ... More >>
Does this device look like it could sniff out "more than 90% of the explosives used worldwide"? Looks like the Securities Exchange Commission has finally sniffed out the stink bomb called Sniffex, a worthless and utterly useless product being sold by Irving-based Homeland Safety International in ord ... More >>
Brian Harkin Someone told us the other day this photo of Sam Coats almost makes them wanna vote for the guy. "Makes him look tough." Which is one way of putting it. If a mayoral candidate has a beef with one of his fellow combatants, we usually hear about it -- in the form of a press release, which ... More >>
The DMA hosts two exhibitions--one provocative, one pandering
Siegfried and Roy, eat your heart out
A group of veterans says John Kerry stretches the truth about his Vietnam service. Who can you believe? Who knows?
Strike your book and cry no more
Computer game designers in Bedford re-create the greatest generation online
Peter Berg's sour Very Bad Things earns a one-way ticket to filmic Palookaville
He had 78 hits spanning five decades and revolutionized country music. Now, Fort Worth's Hank Thompson gets a new green light.
A snitch fingers Colin Ridgway's widow in her husband's murder
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX
Inside the secret City Hall files: A tale of dupes and deception