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Devolution in Education

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The fight is on over teaching “intelligent design” in Texas schools. By Laurie Barker James Regularly updating the subject matter taught in public schools would seem such a basic good idea as to be a no-brainer R...


Buy Me Some Peanuts and Two Six-Packs

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Six old friends decided to get together last week and attend a Texas Rangers game. They’d all grown up in Arlington in the 1970s and attended many games back in those early years when the Rangers began the team’s tr...



Parking Perils

Jeff Prince
A disagreement between a valet attendant and Fort Worth police has escalated to feud status, prompting a flurry of citations, an arrest, accusations of police harassment and retaliation, and an internal police investigation.


Canary in the Coal Mine Gas Field

Pablo Lastra
Richard Wilkinson spent his early years wildcatting all over Texas in search of oil.  During a stint in the Army in the ’50s, he fired high-caliber warning shots at Russian airplanes wandering into North Pole airspace. H...



To the Quick

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In about six weeks, The Dallas Morning News is expected to announce that its free weekday paper, Quick, will change formats and switch to a weekly. Quick was created about five years ago to capture the young demographic (ages 2...


The Binge Conundrum

DAN MCGRAW
When I started college, I was 17 – had to wait three months before I could drink in bars near our campus in Chicago. Not to say we didn’t drink before we were legal, but we did change our habits once we hit the magi...



The Binge Conundrum

DAN MCGRAW
When I started college, I was 17 – had to wait three months before I could drink in bars near our campus in Chicago. Not to say we didn’t drink before we were legal, but we did change our habits once we hit the magi...


Canary in the Coal Mine Gas Field

Pablo Lastra
Denton County residents worry as a drillers’ maze advances on towns and sucks up water. By PABLO LASTRA Richard Wilkinson spent his early years wildcatting all over Texas in search of oil. During a stint in the Army in th...



To the Quick

Static
In about six weeks, The Dallas Morning News is expected to announce that its free weekday paper, Quick, will change formats and switch to a weekly. Quick was created about five years ago to capture the young demographic (ages 2...


The Binge Conundrum

DAN MCGRAW
Even college presidents say a lower drinking age could reduce student alcohol problems. By DAN MCGRAW When I started college, I was 17 – had to wait three months before I could drink in bars near our campus in Chicago. No...