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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(Sort of) Breaking: Dallas Fugitive Josh Lankford Found in Costa Rica

Some Frontburnervians have probably been around here enough to remember discussions about Dallas businessman/stock broker Josh Lankford – a pretty decent rundown of links is here. And, full disclosure, I did work for him for a time. Lankford has been on the lam for several years after being accused of helping run a few pump-and-dump […]

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Southwest Pilot Unhappy With Attendants

A Southwest Airlines pilot is in the doghouse because of comments he made while his mic was live and he didn’t know it. His biggest alleged sin: lamenting that his flight crews consisted of “gays, grannies and grandes” (the last apparently referring to overweight people) instead of “cute chicks.” No telling his reaction if he’d […]

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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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Leading Off (4/25/11)

Rain Good, Lightning Bad For North Texas Wildfires: Saturday saw four inches of rain fall in some parts of North Texas. Possum Kingdom Lake got a little more than an inch, which helped quell some of the fires. Yet the 17 new blazes also started Saturday. Last night brought more Olympian tears and lightning rage from […]

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Dallas ‘Spruiks’ Texas Hospitality as Qantas Prepares to Land at DFW Airport

That’s according to the daily The Australian, which writes about air carrier Qantas ditching its regular Sydney-to-San Francisco run to come to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport instead, starting in May: Dallas tourism representatives are keen to spruik the fact Texans are friendly by nature and its airport isn’t as busy as its Los Angeles counterpart, leading […]

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