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Mountain Time Zone, Here We Come!

Kristian Lin
I may have to join the Tea Party over this. Gadling.com is reporting that President Obama is abolishing the Central Time Zone effective November 7, with Obama’s home state of Illinois and others joining Eastern Standard T...


Click It My Ass — Punch It!

Jeff Prince
I’m doing 80 mph on Camp Bowie Boulevard and not wearing a seatbelt as I text this — after all, the “Click It or Ticket” campaign is suspended because of alleged fraud among a handful of police officers!...



Briskets and Comas

dan.mcgraw
Awoke this morning to read Barry Shlachter’s story in the Star-Telegram that brisket prices had soared recently to a record high. Nice picture of my friend Danny Longoria holding up a big slab by his smoker in Everman. Bu...


Hutchison To Stay, Cows To Moo

Jimmy Fowler
The only thing surprising about Kay Bailey Hutchison’s announcement earlier today that she will serve out her Senate term was the brazenness of its explanations. Most people expected she would stay, because most people didn...



EPA Kills State Permitting Program

eric.griffey
The Environmental Protection Agency today handed down a decision that could have a major impact on air quality in Texas. The EPA decision – not an unexpected one – was to disapprove what the state environmental agency calls...


Fudge You, “Scarface”

Jimmy Fowler
You may have missed one of this week’s hottest downloads on YouTube: A Bartonville, Illinois elementary school production of Brian DePalma’s Cuban gangster campfest Scarface. Sadly, the two-minute clip turns out to be a fra...



Investigation Of Ted Pillsbury Death Ongoing

Jeff Prince
A shroud of mystery is surrounding the death of former Kimbell Art Museum Director Ted Pillsbury – not because there’s any suggestion of foul play, but because the investigation of the case has been so secretive and slow-pa...


Pondering A Short But Sweet Afterlife

Jeff Prince
This might be a ponderous subject for Blotch, but I’m fascinated with the new issue of Newsweek. Do we go to heaven? Is there a heaven? Are we in our bodies when we get there? Can we sleep on clouds as late as we want? Play i...



FW Streetcars in Trouble?

dan.mcgraw
Earlier this year, we wrote about why Dallas got a federal TIGER grant for its streetcar plan, but Fort Worth did not, even though both were included in a joint grant proposal. It was very easy to figure out what caused the rej...


Roger Staubach Hail Mary To Inspire Rangers?

Jeff Prince
Roger Staubach ought to do fine when he throws out a ceremonial first pitch prior to the Texas Rangers home opener at 1:05 p.m. April 5. First off, he had a great arm as a HOF quarterback with the Dallas Cowboys. Second, he’s...