Posts Tagged ‘speak’

The War on Sunshine

Officials in some cities are trying to gut Texas’ open meetings law.
Peggy Venable
A war against open government is being fought in Texas. Cities and public officials — including some in Arlington and Hurst — are using public money to go to court to try to gut the Texas Open Meetings Act, which prohibits ...


Passion Play

The fate of a local theater production raises worries about artistic freedom and more.
MIKE MELENDEZ JR.
When student directors at Tarleton State University decided to stage a production of the play Corpus Christi, depicting a gay Jesus-like character named Joshua, I suspect they had no idea of the visceral reactions they would en...



Sarah Palin A Grand Speaker?

Jeff Prince
The mouse that roared “you betcha!” is coming to Dallas, and people are clamoring to pay $1,000 each to listen to Sarah Palin spew catchphrases about patriotism, conservatism, God — and how much President Obama sucks....


Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Breath

Static
OK, everybody, close your mouth and pinch your nostrils shut. Hold that for as long as you can. Now, just before you pass out, open your mouth and take a deep breath. Isn’t that nice? You almost forget how delicious clean air...



Denial and Tragedy

SHARI JULIAN
When I heard about the Nov. 5 shootings at Fort Hood, I packed my bags for Killeen. As a former military wife, a military mom, and a clinician specializing in mass trauma, I suspected what I would find – not so much about...


Davis Lee Roth

JIMMY FOWLER
Singer-songwriter Josh Davis is known for his casually masterful, blues-inflected country tunes. His two biggest influences are iconic troubadour Merle Haggard, whose songwriting Davis constantly holds up as the standard, and t...



Anne Feeney

Dump The Bosses Off Your Back (Self-released)
Listen Up
One of the reasons we learn history, teachers tell us, is so that we’re not condemned to repeat it.