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Which Name Do You Want to See on Rangers Ballpark?

UPDATE, 11 a.m.: It’s Globe Life Park in Arlington, named for an insurance company. So, like Shakespeare before them, the Rangers will play at “the Globe.”

Original Post: The Texas Rangers have scheduled an 11 a.m. press conference to announce a naming rights deal for Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. There’s a rumor that Samsung has ponied up the cash, but I’m hoping for something a bit more Texas-centric. “Blue Bell Ballpark” has a nice ring to it. But that’s just me. Which company are you rooting for?

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Leading Off (6/17/13)

Kingston and Callahan Win Dallas City Council Runoffs: Philip Kingston and Rick Callahan won their runoff campaigns this past Saturday. Kingston was the choice of outgoing council member Angela Hunt for her seat. Callahan becomes the representative for Pleasant Grove. With the victories, the Hispanic representation on the city council drops from three to two. […]

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Leading Off (6/3/13)

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in South Dallas: Tod Robberson wonders how Veronica Jacquez beat the odds in South Dallas. She grew up across the street from the Turner Courts public housing projects, amidst crime and poverty, but is now a junior at the University of Texas at Austin on her way to law school. […]

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Let’s Break Down Rangers’ Schedule by Promotions

Some people decide which Rangers games to attend by looking at the opponents. I’m more interested in what kind of free or discounted stuff I can get. Promotions schedules are almost exclusively detailed in chronological order, but this subject-based breakdown should be more useful. If you’re not worried about your waistline, scarf down dollar hot […]

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Leading Off (3/4/13)

Dallas Police Chief Fires Officers Who Allegedly Planted Drugs During Investigation: Chief David Brown had a busy Friday, firing two officers who are now charged with fabricated and/or tampering with physical evidence and aggravated perjury related to a 2011 drug investigation. The chief also suspended or fired additional officers for drinking and driving, getting into […]

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The Texas Rangers’ Jurickson Profar is the Best Prospect in Baseball, According to ESPN

From ESPN’s annual ranking of the top 100 prospects in baseball, released today: Profar is the best prospect in the minors this year thanks to an incredible combination of tools, skills, and baseball instincts rarely found in players who play in the middle of the field. His feel for the game is unusual for a […]

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Six Former Texas Rangers Received Baseball Hall of Fame Votes, Including Aaron Sele, Because Baseball Hall of Fame Voting Is a Joke

No one was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame today, but six former Texas Rangers received votes. It’s almost impossible that any of them will ever get in. Players need to be on 75 percent of voters’ ballots to be enshrined; former Houston Astro Craig Biggio was the closest this year, with 68.2 percent. […]

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Leading Off (12/10/12)

Golf Courses Are the Ultimate Cure-All For Urban Poverty: Here’s another article (paywall) that talks about how Mayor Mike Rawlings is really jazzed about how great that golf course is going to be for South Dallas. But you don’t need to click through. You already know how huge this deal is going to be. Just […]

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Texas Rangers Bring Local Work Force’s Productivity Down to Their Level

Today is the last day of Major League Baseball’s regular season. The Texas Rangers, your defending back-to-back American League champions, have not managed to win their division yet. Despite having eight All-Stars on their roster, the Rangers enter Game 162 in a tie with the Oakland A’s, a team comprised of journeymen, rookies, and castoffs. […]

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Leading Off (10/1/12)

DISD Superintendent to Overhaul UIL Athletic Committees: Coaches who currently sit on University Interscholastic League committees will be replaced with school principals and assistants. Those changes come as superintendent Mike Miles takes action after a WFAA report that revealed a lack of disciplinary action against coaches who violated UIL rules by recruiting players into the […]

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Matthew McConaughey Tents up for his Wedding Today

Word is making the rounds in Austin that Bernie co-star Matthew McConaughey and his fiancé Brazilian model Camila Alves have literally set up camp with 42 air-conditioned tents in their backyard for guests to spend the weekend. The occasion? They are getting married today. For their honeymoon, the alleged newlyweds will be at the Rangers […]

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Leading Off (5/14/12)

Speaking of Mismanaged Pension Funds, Teachers Squander Millions on Bad Investments: The Dallas Police and Fireman’s Pension System is not the only public pension program getting bad press for risky investments. In this two part investigation by the Dallas Morning News’ Steve McGonigle, the Teacher Retirement System of Texas is shown to have blown $100 […]

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