2nd Thought

Take Me out of the Ballgame

DAN MCGRAW
There’s something different going on at the Texas Rangers’ ballpark this year. No, not the quality of the play. Please.


No Freedom from Religion

Laurie Barker James
Thank God I’m not an atheist; if I were, I’d surely go crazy within the Arlington public school system.



What Now, Cowtown?

DAN MCGRAW
A couple of months ago, I was having a beer at one of my Westside watering holes when the conversation turned to the new developments swallowing our neighborhood and the bars and restaurants that are going to be plowed under an...


Sasquatch on the Sulphur

Mark K. Campbell
“America’s King Kong” could well be in the Lone Star State. Up “in a swampy area that looks prehistoric in the vicinity of Paris, Texas,” to be exact.



Save Our Wealth

Grayson Harper
Honey bees are disappearing. Nobody knows why. Perhaps another casualty of pollution and global warming.


Conduct Unbecoming

E. R. BILLS
I’ve been struggling with how to say this, but there’s just no civil way to put it. Uncle Sam is a hypocritical, chauvinist pig.



The Dreck Report

DAN MCGRAW
Watching the local news during sweeps can be entertaining and frustrating at the same time.


Congrats on the New Job

GWYNNE DYER
In 1979, when we knew very little about the way human activities affect global climate, independent scientist James Lovelock warned that the sheer scale of human activities threatened to destabilize the homoeostatic system that...



The London Hicks-Sick Blues

DAN MCGRAW
When Metroplex sports team owner Tom Hicks announced recently that he was buying a $250 million share in the Liverpool soccer club of the prestigious English Premier League, the British press wanted to know one thing: Are you g...


Maybe a Memorial Beer Bong?

E. R. BILLS
I’m not the biggest fan of SMU. I’m not a big fan of private universities in general. Too much money and too many frat boys. But these complaints aside, even I wouldn’t wish the George W. Bush presidential lib...