On March 22, 2011, SMU officials issued a safety alert to students and staff advising them to be on the lookout for Daniel Hux, a recently expelled student who had been barred from campus. The fliers didn't go into detail about why Hux wasn't allowed at the university, and SMU Police Chief Richard ... More >>
In the wake of the massacre of 27 people, 20 of them children, at a Connecticut elementary school today, Texas officials behaved with remarkable decorum. Attorney General Greg Abbott, a noted gun lover, sent a muted press release urging parents and students to be vigilant about school safety. And G ... More >>
*If there's even such a thing.
Before I get to the lame joke that's required by my job description, here's something really cool: Researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas and Virginia Tech have designed and built a robotic jellyfish powered by dissolved gasses. No, really, they have. They have video of it swimming in a ... More >>
Thirteen years and a hundred school shootings later, why is Hollywood still obsessed with this one?
Lotta this going on yesterday. And today. Likely the rest of the week. Everee-Day is like Sunn-daay! Random, irrational thoughts from my 8 hours of Sabbath on the couch. With a lap full of pizza. And a belly full of … Diet Dr Pepper? 10 a.m. – Saturday's leftover: ’Splain this to ... More >>
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And you thought I didn’t have any right-wing friends! Russell Fish, education gadfly and high-tech inventor extraordinaire, has organized a little effort aimed at teaching the kids at Virginia Tech not to be such wusses next time. In Russell’s view, it is not the American way for men-folk, eve ... More >>
I will never forget the first major crime story I covered. The images never go away, and maybe they aren’t supposed to. They snap me back to realities about my world. A Seattle-area man had murdered his wife and kids, then traveled south to Tacoma, where he gunned down his in-laws. Then he killed ... More >>
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A veteran principal brought hope and self-respect to South Dallas' Lincoln High. But even some of his loyal followers say it's time for him to step down.