If Every U.S. State Declared War Against the Others, Would Texas Win?

Someone posed a similar question on the question-and-answer site Quora recently, and U.S. Marine Sergeant  (and North Texas graduate and Dallas resident) Jon Davis picked up the ball and ran about 6,500 words further than anyone anticipated. First of all, I had to reread his lede to make sure what I was reading wasn’t actually happening […]

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An Addison Man Is Planning an ‘End of the World’ Party for December 21, and I Think We Should Go

There are a lot of nuggets in this Reddit thread, but let’s start with his lede: Date: 12/21/12 That is right boys and girls the last date for humans. After this, everything you know will cease to exist. Its kind of far away but there is a lot of planning to do. When do you […]

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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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Leading Off (7/23/12)

Al Sharpton To Campaign With, But Not Endorse, Domingo Garcia: Al Sharpton flew into town to join Domingo Garcia at an early vote rally this morning and will appear with the congressional candidate at two polling locations. So has Garcia managed to score the high profile African-American politician’s support, a vote of confidence in his […]

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Leading Off (2/27/12)

Trinity River Project Backers Find New Ally in Sen. Cornyn: No matter who wins Sen. Kay Bay Hutchison’s senate seat, backers of the Trinity River Corridor Project will have Sen. John Cornyn stepping up to take her place as the project’s champion in Congress. Cornyn, clearly not speaking with Jim Schutze in mind, told the […]

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Dallas Quakes at Midnight, Writer Blames Dog

So, true story: Last night (or early this morning, depending on your mindset), around midnight, I heard a noise in my kitchen. Loudish. I thought it was my dog, being a douche canoe, and I may have actually told him, “Hey, you, quit being so loud on a school night,” or something to that effect […]

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Former CBS 11 Reporter Now Apparently Dating Monica Gellar’s Ex

So, last time we wrote about former CBS 11 reporter Christina McLarty, she was dumping husband Joe Francis, he of “Girls Gone Wild” fame. We mourned the news. Now, according to People.com, McLarty has been seen around Los Angeles with David Arquette, who is, of course, the ex of Courtney Cox. So there you go. […]

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Local Magazine Editor Nearly Perishes at Mavs Parade

As I type this dispatch from the cool confines of D Magazine headquarters, high atop St. Paul Place in downtown Dallas, droplets of sweat are still rolling down the small of my back. Yes, I went to the Mavericks parade. No, I didn’t stay long enough to see the Larry O’Brien Trophy pass by. The […]

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Leading Off (5/2/11)

Osama Bin Laden Killed — The Local Angles: After news broke that Osama Bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces, about a dozen people gathered at the North Dallas house of former President George W. Bush (here’s some video of the revelers). Bush called the death “a momentous achievement.” Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson reminded us […]

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