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Leading Off (12/2/13)

Behind the American Airlines and US Airways Merger. The controversial merger has been cleared for takeoff (couldn’t help it), but Mark Curriden of The Texas Lawbook delves in deep, detailing the two-year, behind-the-scenes ping-pong match, which included a confidential two-page letter written seven weeks ago that may have been the most crucial item in settlement talks. […]

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Could a Company Have a More Awesome Mascot Than a Monkey With a Jetpack?

I’d never heard of Fort Worth-based WDS Logistics until yesterday afternoon, when I saw one of its trucks rolling through Carrollton. The truck caught my eye because of the company’s distinctive mascot, a monkey with a jetpack. (The truck also triggered a debate with my 5-year-old son, who was equally intrigued but insisted that we […]

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Leading Off (10/21/13)

Death Threats and Support in Texas. Lots of good Ted Cruz reading/watching here. Death threats. Texas support. Texas tour. And CNN’s interesting interview with the Republican Senator that aired Sunday. It discusses his “rock star” status in Texas, his reputation in Washington, his fascination with social media, and just who he believes is at fault […]

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Is Your Dog the Best Looking Thing on Four Legs in Town? Nominate Him for Survival of the Cutest.

We’re now accepting nominations for Survival of the Cutest, our annual competition to discover the most darlings dogs in Dallas-Fort Worth. Think Ranger (or maybe she’s named one of these) has what it takes to make it to the top? Enter him/her here. Nominations close on November 15 at midnight. May the most adorable pup win.

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Leading Off (8/30/13)

Dawson State Jail Shutters Saturday. Prisoners were cleared out of the privately-run jail in downtown Dallas this week, following the state’s decision earlier this year to close it. The contract with the for-profit company that operated Dawson, Corrections Corporation of America, runs out on Saturday. The closure of the often-troubled institution (criticized because of multiple deaths there […]

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Local Couple Finds Ancient Megalodon Tooth in Florida

Two local high school teachers found something special while on vacation in Venice, Florida recently. Wes and Kerry Kirpach found two halves of a giant shark tooth, experts believe once belonged to a megalodon, a prehistoric shark that may have been up to 60 feet long. Scientists believe the megalodon shark went extinct somewhere between 4 […]

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Zebra Mussels Advance in Their Gradual, Insidious March to Conquer All North Texas Waterways

They apparently breed like tribbles, threatening our North Texas water supply ever since they were first found in Lake Texoma in 2009. Since then they’d spread to Lake Ray Roberts, and now we have proof that they’ve reached Lewisville Lake as well: Zebra mussels, native to eastern Europe and Russia, arrived in the U.S. in […]

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