We’ve been talking all morning about the revelation that there is a movement afoot to rename the Continental Avenue Pedestrian Bridge after Ron Kirk. Which is obviously a pretty bad idea. But then I realized that no one had put together a comprehensive guide to naming things after politicians. Can you guess what happened next? Reader, I made that guide myself, and because I know you are always on the go, I put it in chart form.Read More
Quick recap: new Dallas Morning News editor Mike Wilson has a dog, and because he’s bad at naming things, he saddled that (I’m assuming) sweet, adorable dog with the name “Story.” Here are more good names for a dog, all of them better than Story, which is a very bad name for a dog. STORY!Read More
Over the weekend, new Morning News editor Mike Wilson finally introduced himself to readers, after a few months in town spent attending Robert Wilonsky’s son’s sporting events. In that piece, Wilson revealed that his dog — breed unidentified — is named Story.
My dude really went and named his dog Story. STORY. Like he rescued it from the Mayborn Conference. Like it has #longform on its collar. Like it divides its time between chasing squirrels and trying to write engaging ledes. Even Mike Mooney probably thinks that’s taking it too far, and he loves dogs and writing more than anyone I know. Mooney, who has a Gay Talese shirt. Story!
Here is a list of better names for a dog than Story:Read More
Randle will make at least $555,000 this year.Read More
As someone who talked a fair amount of smack while playing basketball — and occasionally took a punch for it — I found Kinsler’s little wave to the Rangers dugout delightful.Read More
I found the above photo on Craigslist this morning during my semi-annual “I wonder what kind of ludicrous stuff people are doing on Craigslist today” search. The title: “You Get One Clue.”Read More
Dear Texas Monthly, A friend of mine noticed that, in your most recent issue, you included an interview with a Texas brown tarantula. On its surface, a good idea. It reminded me of the interview with a mosquito I did a couple of months back, except not funny. I’m not saying mine was funny — […]Read More
Since I got divorced three years ago — hey, no hands to chest; it was for the best and my ex and I are good friends — and became a tumbling tumbleweed, I have moved three times. As it happens, all three moves have occurred during the summer. Why? Because even though I’m a lapsed […]Read More
The headline doesn’t really do this story justice. What happened: – dude gets arrested by White Settlement police – dude gets handcuffed, thrown in back of cop car – dude somehow slides handcuffed hands in front of his body, rolls down window, opens door – dude opens front door of cop car – dude drives […]Read More
According to the Morning News: A Dallas criminal defense lawyer has agreed in federal court documents to plead guilty to a money laundering charge for helping a drug dealer hide large amounts of ill-gotten cash. Patrick Robert Simon’s plea has to be approved by a federal judge before it becomes official. If that happens, he […]Read More
The U.S. House voted Wednesday to remove the word “lunatic” from the Federal Code. It was a move that was a long time coming, one that’s been pushed and supported by the American Psychiatric Association, the American Counseling Association, and the National Association of School Psychologists. In sum: it’s not a great thing to call […]Read More
Let’s be clear: what I am about to present to you will in no way fix the damaged relationship between the Nasher Sculpture Center and Museum Tower. In fact, if implemented to my specifications, my proposal will probably permanently ruin any chance that the two entities will come to some sort of peaceable coexistence. I’m […]Read More
I understand some of you are still mourning. Hopefully not too much. There is a sweet spot between hurriedly readying a Burned Big Tex Halloween costume (or, God help us, a Sexy Burned Big Tex costume) and comparing it to an actual national tragedy. Find it, linger there for a moment, then move on. I […]Read More
Mayor Rawlings’ office called the TV stations yesterday to ask for their help in getting the message out about West Nile virus. We didn’t get any such call here at D HQ. But we still want to help. So here’s a helpful video. Watch. Learn. Then take a look at the spray map to see […]Read More