In Dallas ISD, a fight over principals, race and a slice of the pie.
Too bad they won’t do that for the students
DISD's new super claimed he was targeted by a board witch hunt. He's right.
After an exhaustive search of public records and historical documents at the Library of Congress (read: drunken Google search), we are ready to honor President's Day with a comprehensive list of the foods enjoyed by our fearless leaders of the past. Throughout this process one question continued ... More >>
Wasn't exactly Cortland Finnegan vs. Andre Johnson, but The Prez got into a scuffle last Friday. On the basketball court. With an elbow. Barack Obama received 12 stitches to a cut on his lower lip after an errant elbow during a pick-up game by Rey Decerega, the Director of Programs for ... More >>
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 >>
One week ago today the Texas Education Agency sent word: With significant help from the state, the Dallas Independent School District racked up 63 exemplary schools, while several high schools long on the academically unacceptable list finally get a reprieve. Not all was well, as dropout and comp ... More >>
The latest Newsweek ranking of Best High Schools in the U.S. of A. is out, and, yet again, The School for the Talented and Gifted at the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center is at the very tippy-top. And it's joined by eight other Dallas schools -- though one's Highland Park, and the other's La ... More >>
Friend of Unfair Park Kyle Rains was kind enough to send us this photo he took of the great Burton Gilliam last night at the Woodrow Wilson High School Senior Dinner, which was held at the Lakewood Theater. The co-star of, among others, Blazing Saddles, Back to the Future III, Paper Moon and Flet ... More >>
Woodrow principal Ruth Allen Vail and Jesse MetcalfeToday's the day FOX's Midland starts shooting in and around Dallas, with (500) Days of Summer's Marc Webb directing, Up in the Air and Juno's Eric Steelberg shooting, Jon Voight and David Keith co-starring and In Good Company's Paul Weitz exec p ... More >>
One of these people is Jesse Metcalfe. One is not.A good Friend of Unfair Park wonders:My daughter just texted me. She said they're filming something at Woodrow Wilson today, and she got an actor named Jesse Metcalfe to take a picture with her. You're the Movie Man ... what's going on up there? A ... More >>
Sergio KindleTCU-Boise State -- so far, quite the sloppy, defensive time-kill till Thursday night's Big Game. Speaking of which, here's a warm-up from tomorrow's New York Times: a profile of University of Texas linebacker Sergio Kindle, who grew up in South Oak Cliff and shoulda gone to SOC but i ... More >>
Here's proof, as if we needed it, that Woodrow Wilosn is the one high school in Dallas capable of producing high-achieving graduates not afraid to appear in international situations wearing odd pants. We offer this photo of Woodrow Wilson High School Over-and-Over Achiever Thomas Simpson and the ... More >>
About a year ago, Rich Williams became president of the Thomas Jefferson High School Alumni Association, at which time he tried to corral his counterparts 'round town for a little brainstorming session. The reason being, Williams says, the TJ group had started strong some five years back but began t ... More >>
Late in March, the Dallas natives (what up, Woodrow Wilson?) and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers in ZZ Top went up to Chicago and taped an episode of VH1's Storytellers to celebrate the band's 40th anniversary. Later this month, on Saturday, June 27, at 9 p.m., the channel will premiere the show. In th ... More >>
Newsweek has yet again released its list of the top 1,500 public high schools in the U.S. -- and Dallas, with six on the list, has dropped one from the '08 scorecard: poor ol' Hillcrest High School, which last year came in at No. 547, dang. The School for the Talented and Gifted at Yvonne A. Ewell T ... More >>
Rocky HillA longtime music publicist pal sends the sad news: Dallas-born Rocky Hill -- Dusty's big brother and one hellacious blues guitarist forever proud of his self-proclaimed rep as "The Anti-Clapton" -- died on Friday, with few details other than that available at present. All I've found online ... More >>
Rocky HillA longtime music publicist pal sends the sad news: Dallas-born Rocky Hill -- Dusty's big brother and one hellacious blues guitarist forever proud of his self-proclaimed rep as "The Anti-Clapton" -- died on Friday, with few details other than that available at present. All I've found onlin ... More >>
Teachers get axed and parents fret as Dallas' school leaders scramble to cover a budget hole
Remembering a Down South legend
David Cunniff Lives in Pain. Skinhead Jesse Chaddock lives in a Texas Prison. Who got the raw deal?
Case Solved: Killer musicians captured, thanks to your tips
To get into the right college, sometimes you have to be better than perfect
Kids at a Dallas high school talk about their war
How Dallas police detective Shari Degan solved the grisly murder that rocked Dallas--in 1913
In a school district that still sees the city in terms of black and white, Hispanics say their children are robbed of a fair share
Inquiring minds; Leave 'em snarling
A surprising number of parents are shunning the 'burbs, pulling their kids out of private schools, and embracing DISD
Thousands of Texans say they can do a better job teaching their children at home. But some local truant officers claim parents are using a massive loophole in Texas law to skip school altogether.
No one loves Vic Chesnutt like Vic Chesnutt
Steve Miller learned everything he knows about music while living in Dallas--but has he forgotten it all?
Haunted by his mother's suicide, Dallas-born artist barron Storey has won fame drawing the darkness
You don't take Rick Finlan and Don Venable seriously? That could be a mistake you live to regret.
Shabazz 3 prepares to take Dallas' best hip-hop above ground