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Rev Run to Preach at Fellowship Church in Grapevine

Two months after hosting Soul Surfer’s Bethany Hamilton, Fellowship Church in Grapevine is bringing in another big-name guest speaker: Rev Run, founding member of the influential hip-hop group Run-D.M.C. (and, yes, a practicing minister). It’s part of a new series led by Ed Young, founding pastor of Fellowship, a local megachurch. (Full disclosure: I’m a […]

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Dennis Quaid, Family Guy

Actor Dennis Quaid, who’s been through all the usual movie-star craziness, from addiction to tabloid divorce, seems to have turned into a poster boy for family values. The Houston-born Quaid, who turns 57 next weekend, has moved with his wife, Kimberly, and their 3-year-old twins, Thomas and Zoe, to Austin, where Kimberly is an agent in the family real […]

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Leading Off (8/30/10)

1. Eddie Bernice Johnson is in a little hot water for awarding scholarship money to her relatives. But wait. It’s all a big misunderstanding. When Johnson awarded scholarship funds from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation to her relatives, she didn’t realize that wasn’t the right thing to do. Oh, okay. Sorry Ms. Johnson. We’ll leave […]

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Leading Off (6/7/10)

1. One takeaway I had from the Dallas Morning News’ two part story (part 1 and part 2) on “black flight,” the steady decline in the number of African American students attending Dallas Independent School District schools: maybe the concept of geographically based public school is outdated. Is there an argument here for a re-segregation of public […]

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