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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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Leading Off (4/9/12)

Trinity Parkway: Still Crazy After All These Years: The Federal Highway Administration has released a report commissioned in 2009 that analyzes various alignments of the Trinity Parkway, and you can see all four volumes of the report in this blog post, which circumvents the pay-walled DMN story here and this rundown of the details. The […]

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Spring Training Report: The 2012 Texas Rangers Will be Good. No, Make That Great.

I just returned from five glorious days of roaming around the Texas Rangers camp at Billy Parker Field in Surprise, Arizona. The first thing I learned: five days in not long enough. There are 15 Major League teams that train in the Cactus League’s ten venues, and they are spread out all over the Phoenix […]

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Sad News, Texas Rangers Fans: No More Robin Ventura-Nolan Ryan Brawl at the Ballpark

The video above is the famed fight between young Chicago White Sox third baseman Robin Ventura and old Texas Rangers pitcher Nolan Ryan. Prior to the last couple years, an argument could have been made for it being the greatest moment in Rangers franchise history. The club certainly treated it as such. It was frequently […]

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Best of Big D: Halloween Costume Edition

Photos from this weekend’s Halloween festivities are here. My personal favorites awards go to the Oregon Trail couple with dysentary and measles, the twisted Mad Hatters, a couple of Pop Tarts, the gay pack of flamingos (aka: “The Flamingays”), the troll doll duo (rhinestone bellybuttons included), a box of Franzia, a frightening Joker chick, and the Ninja […]

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Where Texas Rangers-St. Louis Cardinals World Series Game 6 Ranks in Baseball History

As much fun as I’ve had rooting for the Texas Rangers during these playoffs, I realized after last night’s gut-wrenching contest that I’m still not actually a true fan of the team. If I were, then this morning I would be more depressed and frustrated than I am abuzz about the absolute brilliance of those […]

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Leading Off (10/24/11)

Federal Stimulus Money Targeting Family Homelessness Running Out: In 2008, the federal government awarded $7 million in two year grants to help stave off homelessness brought on by increased foreclosures and evictions. Now as those grants expire, homeless advocates can no longer offer the assistance, even though Tarrant County, at least, has seen a 9 […]

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Let’s Go, Rangers!

Someone in the comments just wondered about the lack of a “Let’s go, Rangers!” post, like the ones I did during the Mavericks’ magical run to the only thing I’ve ever wanted besides for eternal life and punctureless tires. You know, support all local teams equally. That brave commenter was right. So here you go. […]

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