Texas Motor Speedway Cuts Ticket Prices, Smoking in Grandstands

Texas Motor Speedway has banned smoking in the grandstands for the 2013 season, and slashed ticket prices on 15,000 seats, the track announced Monday. The move comes a year after the track had the highest-attended Nascar event of the season, the Samsung Mobile 500; the event drew 159,000 spectators. “We drew the biggest crowd of […]

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Dirk Nowitzki: ‘You Don’t Want To Build Your Franchise On Hope’

ESPN’s Tim MacMahon caught up with Dirk Nowitzki at pretty much the worst possible time — following a dispiriting home loss to the Western Conference’s worst team, the New Orleans Hornets, in overtime. Frustrated, Dirk had plenty to say: “I always liked to think you don’t want to build your franchise on hope. We hoped for […]

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It Was Not A Fever Dream. You Did See the Wienermobile in Dallas Yesterday.

My mother always said the best press releases include the subject line: “WIENERMOBILE VISITS DALLAS AREA THIS WEEK.” I thought it was a strange maxim as a child, pushed it into the back of my head, and forgot about it for 20 years. Yesterday, it bounded back into my consciousness. I found the Wienermobile at […]

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Tyson Chandler: Knicks’ Fast Start is ‘Dallas All Over Again’

I don’t get to say this very often. I’ve lived through Eddy Curry, Jerome James, and entire Bleacher Report slideshows dedicated to “New York Knicks: The 10 Worst Draft Picks of the Past Decade,” which imply that there has been (on average) a terrible draft pick every year for 10 straight years. But maybe things […]

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Wanda Jackson, 74, Rocks the Granada

When Jack White asked Wanda Jackson to record the risque Amy Winehouse song, “You Know I’m No Good,” the legendary rock/rockabilly singer balked. She is 74, after all, and a born-again Christian to boot. “It’s too sexually explicit,” Jackson said she told White. “And besides that, it’s not age appropriate.” So, the two compromised. The […]

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Dallas Mavericks Sending Dirk Nowitzki Bobblehead To Space Because, Sure, OK

It’s happening soon. Like, at 3 today. [UPDATE: Or maybe already happened? I don't know. Countdown clock was for today. I will take the word of the two-thirds of the people who commented on this already, not counting me.] It has a camera attached, or something. Honestly, I’m not positive what’s going on. Is anyone? Anyway, […]

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Celebrate Your Next Birthday With Homeless Kids

A couple weeks ago, Joslyn told me about Paige Chenault, an incredible woman who is very passionate about birthdays and homeless children. She told me about The Birthday Party Project. I was gearing up to write an article about it when I opened this morning’s Dallas Morning News and found a majority of a page […]

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Is Dallas Ready For Dallas?

Tonight at 8 p.m. CST it begins. Join us at The Texas Theatre for the only Dallas watching party taking place in a theater where Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested. How’s that for a Dallas identity wormhole? In the meantime, head over to FrontRow where we have a rundown of what early reviews are saying about the […]

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