Paul Neinast, a popular and internationally renownedÂ Dallas hairstylist, was found dead in his home today. He was 58. Neinast was born in Denison,Texas in 1953. He attended Hillcrest High School. According to the Neinast Salon website:
When Paul graduated highest in his class in 1973,Dallas was just beginning to come into its own as a center for fashion and beauty. Â His well-meaning friends and colleagues told him he should move to the well establish hotbeds of LA or NYC to gain notoriety but Neinast insisted on staying in Dallas. Â He believed if he was good enough the fashion magazines would seek him out. Â He accepted a job with Sligman & Latz, working out of their salon at Sanger Harris in Preston Center for two years. Â At a time when beauty salon hair cuts and sets in Dallas cost $7-$10, Neinast charged $50 for the first premium hair cut and style, the same as his counterparts in New York City. Â He was told he would never make it in Dallas. Â But after only 6 months he began to develop his valued Park Cities clientele and was steadily booked two weeks in advance. Â He was promoted to director of the salon and soon was asked to open and act as assistant manager and style director at the new salon in Sanger Harris at Valley View. Â As Paul predicted, the fashion magazines came to him. Neinast was the first Texas based hair stylist to be interviewed for articles in the national and international press.
His clients includedÂ President George H. Bush, Rene Russo, Tommy Lee Jones, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Liz Carpenter, Anne Rice, Charlie Rose, Lisa McCree, Lizza Gibbons, Olivia Newton John, Bruce Jenner, Abigail Van Buren (Dear Abby), Sandy Duncan, Susan Howard and Linda Grey of the famous TV showÂ Dallas,Â Rock Hudson, Jim Nabor, Van Johnson, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Cheryl Ladd, Leigh Taylor Young, Mary Martin, Stuart Margolin, Jan Strimple, and many local TV celebrities and news anchors.Â Susan Howard, was an especially devoted client of 20 years. Neinast created all of Howard’s makeovers and traveled with her for promos and appearances through out her legendary career on the hit seriesÂ Dallas
Neinast fought cancer. He completed chemotherapy in early 2011. I contacted one of his best friends and clients, model Jan Strimple. She just lost her mother and is in Miami preparing for funeral services. She was gracious enough to tell me what details she knew of Paul’s passing. (more…)
Florida is slated to become the first state with one million concealed firearm permits, Bloomberg reported yesterday.Â State officials issued 993,200 active permits as of Nov. 30, and are expected to pass the one million mark next week.
“Floridians have a great respect and appreciation for their Second Amendment rights,” said Adam Putnam, Florida’s commissioner of agriculture and consumer affairs.
This got me thinking about the Texas number. So I called the state department of public safety, and they sent me to their website (technology!). The numbers aren’t exactly apples-to-apples (the newest Texas numbers are for last year), but they still paint a picture where, despite all the Second Amendment bluster statewide, Texas actually trails Florida by a significant amount.
So far, The Josh Hamilton (literally his Twitter handle) has been quiet. Others, not so much.
Josh Hamilton’s reported $25M per year average annual value would be the 3rd-highest for a free agent. Only A-Rod (twice) got more.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 13, 2012
With Josh Hamilton going to the #Angels, they are baseball’s version of the nWo. Hamilton is Nash. Pujols is Hogan.
— Robert Flores (@RoFloESPN) December 13, 2012
And Hamilton’s new teammate:
— Mike Trout (@Trouty20) December 13, 2012
To make all you sad Rangers fans happier, watch this video:
Says so all over the baseball interweb.
The Los Angeles Angels were supposed to be out of money. They were supposed to be looking for a pitcher. Instead, they’resigning Josh Hamilton to a five-year deal, beating out the Rangers for the services of the 2010 MVP.
So the upside is Rangers fans will still get to see Hamilton many times a year. Just in a different uniform.
(And yes, this news is so important we’ve posted it twice. Deal with it.)
It’s another blow in an offseason that has not gone the way the Rangers would have liked it to have gone. No Zack Greinke. Mike Napoli gone. No Justin Upton. Ryan Demspter off to the Red Sox.
A lot of production has been subtracted from their lineup with nothing significant added. At this point, it looks like Jurickson Profar and Mike Olt – their hottest prospects – may need to perform extremely, extremely well next season for the team to compete again for the division title.
But it’s also worth noting that a five-year contract is something the Rangers are likely glad not to have given to Hamilton. It’s too much of a commitment to a player who in a few years will likely not be worth what the Angels will be obligated to pay him. In 2013 though? Looks like there will be a monster of a lineup in Anaheim.
Hang on there, eager tipplers! We are receiving a report from the field, and it’s not encouraging. A certain lacrosse-playing FrontBurnervian who may or may not be married to Krista tells us that he’s at the Centennial on Greenville and Ross. Yes, some of the hooch is 50 percent off. But certainly not all of it. The email did say “up to 50,” so that’s cricket. But nothing is marked, which makes it impossible to tell whether you’re getting a good deal till you get to the register. Is that bottle of Knob Creek discounted by 5 percent or 50? Further investigation is warranted.
Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau this week show that Dallas County children, on whole, are poorer than not only most other Texas children, but mostÂ otherÂ children in America’s largest cities.
Close to 30 percent of children in Dallas County between the ages of five and 17 live in poverty, the numbers show, nearly a five percent increase since 2007. The below chart shows the poverty rates for those aged children, in Dallas-area counties:
Jump for even more disturbing news, and a few bright spots.
Welcome to your numerically insignificant Thursday. Fun things with which to while away your evening hours await.
For one, there’s Dallas Morning News‘ film critic Chris Vognar’s monthly comedy series. He’s screening Annie Hall, obviously a favorite, and I should tell you that the advance reservations are already full. Still, you can rush it–seats should be available if you show up at the Angelika early enough. The screening, which starts at 7:30, is free and there’s beer. Vognar leads a discussion after the movie. Post that, I’d drop by The Libertine for a cheese plate and a French 75.
Speaking of comedies, the Texas Theatre is showing another great, though totally different, one: a 35 mm print of the The Jerk, which happens to be Steve Martin’s first starring role. I also love that Bernadette Peters is in this. Anyway, Martin, who also co-wrote the script, plays an imbecile who, after discovering he’s not black like the rest of his family, runs off on an insane adventure that includes a carnival, a serial killer, and a bizarre invention that leaves him filthy rich. Dining options abound in North Oak Cliff. If you’d prefer music to movies, Spune Productions present the Dallas edition of their annual Christmas show at the Loft this evening. Bands on tap include The Cush, The Eastern Sea, Bethan, and Eric Harvey of Spoon.
For more to do tonight, go here.
From Centennial spokesman Tony Miller, in an email:
Warehouse Moving Sale — 2 Days Only
We are moving warehouses and marking everything down for liquidation. We would like you to receive the discount, rather than us move it. Get up to 50% off all spirits, beer and wine. Case quantities, craft beers, Bordeaux’s — do a little treasure hunting.This Friday and Saturday Only, December 14th and 15th, 10am to 6pm,10410 Finnell Street, Dallas TX 75220.
Chain-wide Inventory Reduction Sale — 3 Days Only
If you don’t find what you are looking for in our warehouse, visit any of our Centennial, Big Daddy’s or Majestic locations for up to 50% off everything in the store. This sale begins Thursday, December 13th and ends Saturday, December 15th. Our store hours are 10am to 9pm.
I feel bad for the employees, truly, but CHEAP BOOZE.
Back in September, the Denton City Council sent its proposed smoking ban to committee, eliciting the opinions and remarks of 20 health-care professionals, business owners and other community members. The goal was to craft laws that were both health-conscious and business-friendly. What they came back with was a strange package that bans smoking nearly everywhere, except for bars, the Denton Record-Chronicle reports. But that stipulation doesn’t include bars that serve people under the age of 18.
Bars, that admit patrons under the age of 18. That means restaurants that turn into bars right? Or is it bars that illegally allow 14-year-olds to drink?
The full council will take up the measure Tuesday, but Councilman Kevin Roden took to Twitter last night to suss out his constituents’ thoughts:
Fox Sports Southwest’s documentary on the Dirk’s rise from gawky German teenager to The Big German premieres on December 23 at 9 p.m. I’m coming over to watch it, if you don’t mind.
December 13-15: Click here and enter to win a $500 Rally House gift card!
Richland Hills Man Carves Pentagram on the Back of His 6-Year-Old Son. He said he did it because it was a “holy day.” I believe the reaction you’re looking for is: long stare into the middle distance, followed by waking up your sleep-dazed kid to tell him you love him.
Former Cowboys Linebacker Eugene Lockhart Sentenced to Four and a Half Years in Prison. For his role in a mortgage fraud scheme. It would have been more but he had his sentence reduced because — you know what? That first story still has me shaken. I can’t make any good jokes. So, apparently I read that story five years ago.
A Bunch of People Get Married on 12/12/12. Good luck, gang. Pick a fun day to get divorced on, too.
Mavs Play Exciting Game, Lose. What is the early part of the season if not for ultimately futile but exciting double-overtime games?
I’m Going To Be in a Bad Mood All Day. Beware of the darkness. It’s all around. Except here.