Cowboys, Not Rangers, Built Arlington’s Field of Dreams

The Ballpark in Arlington opened in 1994. Part of the sales pitch to voters funding its construction was the fantastic new developments that would spring up around it — restaurants, retail, hotels. We know how that story has turned out. When the same voters approved $325 million for  The Colossus at Arlington next door, a […]

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Arlington ISD Fifth Graders Not Going to Hear Bush Speak After All

Remember this? Bit of a ruckus over the fact that Arlington ISD chose not to show President Obama’s speech to schoolchildren, but approved a field trip to hear former President Bush talk at a Super Bowl-related event? Anyway, turns out that’s not happening anymore. Says Superintendent Jerry McCullough: “In retrospect, I can see how the […]

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Leading Off (9/14/09)

1. Auto insurance rates in the Dallas area have gone up 10 percent from a year ago. Insurers say the jump is the result of higher medical costs. Sounds to me like the insurers were hypnotized by Barack Obama’s speech to schoolchildren last week. 2. Sometime in 1968 after Robert Kennedy’s assassination, Jacqueline Kennedy wrote […]

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