Finally, There Are Only Four in the D Magazine Words With Friends Tournament

We started on Tuesday with 64 players. Sixty-four players, united by a dream: to dominate the competition and to be declared the Best Words With Friends Player in Dallas. Today only four remain in the D Magazine tournament: Rhett Miller, age 39, musician Trennis Jones, age 28, sports agent Rich Goff, age 42, promotions manager […]

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Sports Agent Trennis Jones Ruins Lauren Lapeyre’s Day at the Beach to Advance to Words With Friends Tournament Semifinals

Don’t feel too bad for Lauren Lapeyre of the Ritz-Carlton. She was already down on the coast for some early weekend fun as she ran up against sports agent Trennis Jones in the D Magazine Words With Friends Tournament and suffered a 460 to 311 defeat. Here’s Trennis’ account of the match: Lauren and I […]

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Scrabble Champ Chris Cree ‘Bags’ His Way into D Magazine Words With Friends Semifinals

In a not-at-all-surprising result, Chris Cree – local businessman and master Scrabble player – punched his golden ticket to the Finally Four of the D Magazine Words With Friends Tournament today with a 463 to 328 win over the exuberant Luis Ellis. Tuxedo-clad Jesus apparently wasn’t on Luis’ side today. Here’s Cree’s breakdown of the […]

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DISD Scores Big Improvement on Test Scores, But Hinojosa Needs Schooling

An alert FrontBurnervian has asked that draw attention to today’s front-page story about DISD’s improved TAKS scores. This is good news, indeed — although it must be noted that the test changed this year, and everyone statewide seems to have made similar dramatic improvement. Superintendent Michael Hinojosa was cautious to crow too loudly about the […]

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Eric Celeste Starts to Feel His Oats, Ctd.

Danny Clancy’s campaign was apparently amused by Eric Celeste’s comparison of DA Craig Watkins and Kobe Bryant. Clancy’s spokesman, Brian Mayes, sends along this response: “Craig Watkins’ performance as DA more closely resembles the career of Shawn Bradley — all hype, no game. But at least Shawn Bradley played. Craig Watkins has never even tried […]

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Time Running Out to Vote in the Best of Big D Readers’ Choice: Services Poll

You’ve still got today, tomorrow, and Sunday left to cast one ballot a day, each day in our Best of Big D Readers’ Choice: Services Poll. Tell us who’s the best pet groomer, the best painter, the best auto mechanic, and the best car wash, along with many other categories. Among the closest races going […]

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WFAA’s Rich Goff Knocks Off D Magazine’s Zac Crain in the Words With Friends Tournament

OK, call off the D Magazine Words With Friends Tournament. We tried to fix this thing so that only our close friends and celebrities had a chance of winning. But here comes some “average joe” – Rich Goff, a promotions manager for television station WFAA – and he goes and spoils our fun. Goff beat […]

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Remembering David Dillon

Today’s Dallas Morning News brings us the David Dillon obituary. It reads, in part, “He came to Dallas as an assistant professor of English at Southern Methodist University, but his freelance writing on architecture attracted the attention of editors at The News, and he joined the staff in 1981.” Presumably some of that freelance writing […]

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