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Veterans Day

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2013

    Megapastor Kenneth Copeland, Historian David Barton Team Up With God to Cure PTSD

    Aledo's David Barton was pretty sure he could have become Texas' next Senator, as so many Tea Party leaders were encouraging him to do, but the time wasn't right. "Right now, I believe my role is to continue educating, equipping and inspiring citizens through the work we do at WallBuilders," as he t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    No, the NCAA Won't Be Playing Four Side-by-Side Basketball Games at Cowboys Stadium

    Earlier this month, Michigan State University athletic director Mark Hollis floated the idea of playing four NCAA basketball games in Cowboys Stadium. At the same time. The idea may not have been as far-fetched as it sounds, Hollis having previously organized a game on the aircraft carrier that too ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    The Widow of Gary Stouffer, Marine Killed in Veterans Day Train Crash, Sues Union Pacific

    In 2010, Gary Stouffer was on a resupply mission in Afghanistan when the vehicle he was riding in was hit by a blast from an improvised explosive device. The explosion left the 37-year-old Marine with PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and anxiety disorders to go with the compression fractures in his nec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Ruthie's Rolling Cafe Hands Out "Random Snacks Of Kindness" Tomorrow Morning. That's Code for Free Breakfast Sandwiches.

    Tomorrow morning, Ruthie's Rolling Café is going to roll on up to the Juanita J. Craft Recreation Center (4500 Spring Avenue) to hand out free breakfast sandwiches. The occasion is Dallas resident and SMU alums Robin Bagwell's 50th birthday. Sounds random, right? Exactly. "We have a Random Snac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Former Fairview Cop Says Chief Fired Him In Alleged Sexual Harassment Cover-Up

    Last month, we wrote about a former Fairview Police officer who claimed the chief, Granver Tolliver, a fairly litigious former Dallas deputy chief of police, sexually harassed her repeatedly. In Lisa Mitchell's lawsuit, she accused him of grabbing her by the ponytail and gesticulating crudely with h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    100 Holidays Ranked By Deliciousness

    Known: Thanksgiving is one of the best food holidays ever. So, where do the other 99 holidays we could think of rank? We're so glad you asked. 1. Day After Thanksgiving: All the food, none of the family. Plus you get Leftovers Sandwiches. Choose to deny that this is the best food holiday of all foo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Scenes from the Dallas Veterans Day Parade

    Photos by Stephen Masker​Our Stephen Masker was at City Hall today for the annual Dallas Veterans Day Parade -- an "emotional" event, Stephen reports, no surprise there. "And a proud moment too," he notes, "to see so many vets pass by, waving to the crowd. Everyone was holding American flags -- sm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Exonerees Settle Lawsuits Over "Unconscionable" Fees Charged by Attorney

    Danny FulgencioSteven Phillips​A lawsuit filed by three Dallas exonerees against their high-powered personal injury lawyer has finally come to an end after more than two testy years. The dispute was over fees charged for more than tripling state compensation for the wrongfully imprisoned. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Occupy Dallas Can Stay Put, Temporarily and Conditionally, Pending a Hearing on Monday

    Photo by Chris Howell​This afternoon, U.S. District Judge David Godbey helped City Hall and Occupy Dallas come to a verbal agreement that protestors can not only keep camping outside City Hall, but can also use City Hall restrooms and keep their current signage -- two issues disputed in the te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Suhm's "Very Disappointed" By Turn of Events as Occupy Dallas, City Head Back to Courthouse

    Photo by Chris Howell​Below you'll find the original agreement the city of Dallas and Occupy Dallas entered into last month after that trip to the courthouse that was all fist-bumps and high-fives. Problem is, the agreement is affixed as an exhibit to even more legal docs Occupy Dallas's attorneys ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Mayor Awaits Report on Occupy Dallas; Group Vows It Won't Protest Omni, Vets Parade

    Photo by Chris Howell​In the wake of two reports concerning the city's response to Saturday's arrest of eight Occupy Dallasites, some Friends of Unfair Park have asked: Is the city going to boot the protesters camping out behind Dallas City Hall, allowed by agreement following last month's trip to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Reading is Fundamental, Which Is Why DISD's Trying to Round Up 1,111 Readers For Friday

    Genius.​Speaking of learnin' stuff ...At last week's Dallas ISD board meeting, district spokesman Jon Dahlander told the trustees that so far, a few hundred folks had signed up to read to kiddos on Friday, when the district's hoping to round up 1,111 volunteers for its so-called "community-wide ce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    What's the Right Culinary Way to Celebrate MLK Day?

    ​Valentine's Day means chocolate, Thanksgiving means turkey and Martin Luther King Jr. Day means somebody gets in trouble for serving fried chicken. Last year, the Denver Public Schools issued an apology for putting "Southern-style chicken" and collard greens on its cafeteria menu under the h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Veterans Day, Meet Texas High School Football Veterans Week

    ​On Veterans Day we stop -- if only for a minute -- to thank all those who have served in our military and fought to provide us the freedom to do things like vote, drink beer, sleep in if we want and, of course, blog insanely and/or sharply and anonymously criticize those who blog.. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Chains Serve Up Free Food for Vets

    ​Locally owned restaurants are typically hip to holidays. Any sort of celebration is an excuse for a scrappy restaurant to promote a thematic tie-in, as the Rangers' run for a World Series ring proved. But on Veterans' Day, the major chains have the mom-and-pops beat. The only local restauran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Scenes from the Veterans Day Parade

    Photos by Danny Fulgencio​Our own Danny Fulgencio was downtown this afternoon for the Veterans Day parade. He sends back these images, with more to come in a slide show shortly. In the meantime, may I also recommend this touching tribute by good friend of the show Bill Holston that appeared in thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Eat for a Cause -- Other Than Being Hungry,
    We Mean

    ​Put your money where your mouth is. Various Dallas eateries are supplying food and drink for a cause. Read on for details of this week's charitable happenings. The place: Texas Motor Speedway/Asphalt Chef The cause: Speedway Children's Charities and Mario Batali Foundation Pork, gulf shrim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008

    A Short Film About Someone for Whom We Are Thankful, Sarah Jaffe

    Friend of Unfair Park Bill Holston, author of the Veterans Day essay to which we linked earlier this month, was kind enough to forward our way this mini-doc about Sarah Jaffe, winner of multiple Dallas Observer Music Awards in July. As photographer Allison V. Smith notes on her blog, it was made ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2008

    Notes from a Veteran's Son

    We'd be remiss this Veterans Day if we didn't point out this commentary that aired this morning on KERA-FM (90.1), courtesy attorney and good Friend of Unfair Park Bill Holston, an all-around swell human being. It's especially touching as Bill's father, now 86 and recently hospitalized, served in th ... More >>

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