U.S. Navy

  • Film

    January 9, 2014

    A Look at Death

    Lone Survivor shows our boys suffering but doesn't ask why.

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    State Senator Wendy Davis Wants To Bring Federal Fair Pay Laws for Women To Texas

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Competence on Trial: The Strange Odyssey of Serial Dallas Lawsuit Filer Lester Ruston

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    In Dallas Veterans Court, Desert Storm Soldier Gets His Promised Second Chance Today

    Photo by Mark GrahamJudge Mike Snipes​Back 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Mavericks 89, Blazers 81: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    Resource Center Dallas Happy, For the Most Part, With "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Report

    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 conference​The Department of Defense today released its 247-page Report of the Comprehensive Review of the Issues Associated with a Repeal of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Jessica Simpson Has a .50 Caliber Machine Gun ... And Knows How to Use It (?)

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    January 21, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 8, 2009

    The Remarkable Life of "Tex" Biard, North Dallas High Grad and WWII Codebreaker

    Forrest "Tex" Biard​There 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Services for Trammell Crow Set for Monday

    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 >>

  • News

    October 23, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 17, 2008

    Bomb Detector: SEC Goes After Irving-Based Maker of Stinker Sniffex

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2007

    Full-Court Press Releases

    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 >>

  • Culture

    December 7, 2006

    Field Not So Glorious

    The DMA hosts two exhibitions--one provocative, one pandering

  • Calendar

    January 19, 2006

    Training Day

    Siegfried and Roy, eat your heart out

  • News

    July 29, 2004

    Fog of War

    A group of veterans says John Kerry stretches the truth about his Vietnam service. Who can you believe? Who knows?

  • Calendar

    February 5, 2004

    Living Word

    Strike your book and cry no more

  • News

    April 10, 2003

    Toy Soldiers

    Computer game designers in Bedford re-create the greatest generation online

  • Film

    November 26, 1998

    As bad as it gets

    Peter Berg's sour Very Bad Things earns a one-way ticket to filmic Palookaville

  • News

    April 24, 1997

    Honky-Tonk Man

    He had 78 hits spanning five decades and revolutionized country music. Now, Fort Worth's Hank Thompson gets a new green light.

  • News

    June 27, 1996

    Back in the spotlight

    A snitch fingers Colin Ridgway's widow in her husband's murder

  • Film

    October 5, 1995

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

  • News

    January 5, 1995

    The Arena Papers

    Inside the secret City Hall files: A tale of dupes and deception