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Shockingly, Ted Nugent Was Not a Fan of Obama's State of the Union Address

7 years ago by Eric Nicholson
In his State of the Union address yesterday, President Obama laid out a moderately progressive agenda, calling for a higher minimum wage, action to combat climate change, comprehensive immigration reform, and tougher gun control measures. The Nuge was not amused. The New York Times described a "stone-faced" Ted Nugent whose...

Dallas Found a Creative Way to Address Slow Ambulances: Move the Goalpost

2 months ago by Lucas Manfield
In 2018, Dallas set an ambitious goal to speed up medical emergency response times: get to the scene within five minutes at least 90% of the time. The new goal — based on guidelines set by the National Fire Protection Association — was a reaction to growing dissatisfaction with how long it took ambulances to...

Texas Joins 26 States in Urging FDA to Close Loopholes in E-Cigarette Crackdown

1 month ago by Lucas Manfield
Texas' chief lawyer, Ken Paxton, joined attorneys general from across the country last week in urging the Food and Drug Administration to tighten electronic cigarette regulations. In a letter, co-signed by Paxton, the attorneys sharply criticize the agency's recent efforts to combat the youth vaping epidemic. "The current guidance will not...

Huge Demand, Long Lines and Low Funds: Texas Food Banks Scramble in Pandemic

3 days ago by Meredith Lawrence
As layoffs and cut hours because of the coronavirus hit Texas, food banks are scrambling to meet the needs of people who can no longer afford food.

Texans Could Use a Good Stiff Drink, but This Round’s on Gov. Abbott, Who’s Not Talking

4 days ago by Philip Kingston
In the decades before the American Revolution, Britain profited greatly from its colonial possessions by not very strictly enforcing its own trade laws that otherwise would have extracted onerous payments from the colonies. This policy of salutary neglect kept things running smoothly for almost 100 years before war debts and...

Kicking Bars When They’re Down – the Comptroller Refuses Sales-Tax Relief

14 days ago by Philip Kingston
On Sunday, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins ordered all the bars to close indefinitely at 11:59 p.m. the following day. Since the industry is also a rumor mill, the move was not totally unexpected, but the speed, lack of notice and sense of finality still shocked operators and workers. Leaders...

Homelessness Declines in Dallas, but It Isn’t All Good News

15 days ago by Silas Allen
First, the good news: After several years of steady increases, the number of homeless people living in Dallas and Collin counties fell this year, according to the results of the city's annual homeless census. The bad news is that Dallas' efforts to reach out to some of its most vulnerable...

Restaurants Focus on Takeout and Delivery or Close Altogether While Dallas Officials Consider Their Fate

18 days ago by Taylor Adams
Sunday morning, the friends I was supposed to go to brunch with bailed on me. I couldn't complain too much; they're self-quarantining while the coronavirus pandemic continues. I went anyway with a last-minute companion, and the restaurant had a few tables filled. I washed my hands after handing the menu...

Fort Worth Magazine Publisher Says Magazine Isn’t Racist ... Just Classist

18 days ago by Eva Raggio
On Feb. 19, a Fort Worth artist named Choke made a post calling out Fort Worth Magazine for its lack of diversity. At first, the artist says she simply meant to share a photo of the issue's cover, as her friend had worked on its art, but she took issue with...

The 5 Most Offensive Things to Happen at a Super Bowl Halftime Performance

2 months ago by Garrett Gravley
The Iowa caucus, impeachment and the State of the Union address have dominated this week’s news, but some discussion is still bouncing around about Sunday’s Super Bowl and its halftime show with Jennifer Lopez and Shakira.  Pundits such as Piers Morgan decried how the two pop superstars were dressed. Other...

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