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Events to Remember MLK and a Century-old Massacre of African Americans

In a night of unimaginable horror in late July of 1910 in Slocum Texas, a massacre of unarmed black farmers, shop owners and their...

Rick Perry: “Oops”

You know you want it. Here it is. First reaction: Wah wah wah! Second reaction: Did anyone think Rick Perry's presidential campaign would end in quite...

Miller to Jones: “Not Impressed”

Memories aren’t the only things that light the corners of my mind – Jerry Jones’s hurt feelings do, too. When he told a questioner...

NRA, Obama Attack Movie Violence

The national gun debate has officially gotten surreal: President Obama and the National Rifle Association agree on something. At a news conference earlier today,...

Feral Hogs On Legislative Hit List

State legislators appear more eager than ever to get rid of feral hogs -- the Texas House voted 137-9 to expand helicopter hunts. Good for...

“GasLand” Director Arrested!

Quasi-local film news: Josh Fox, the director of GasLand and a former Weekly profilee, was arrested this morning for trying to film a Congressional...

Sarah Palin Going Rogue All The Way To Bank

Why? For the love of God, why? Why in the name of all that’s reasonable and sane -- why? Why in the mind-numbingly dense "Achey Breaky Heart"...

Black and Brown Coalition to Support Dansby for School Super

A group of 20 faith-based, civil rights and grassroots leaders within the black and brown community have called a 5:00 p.m. press conference at the...

Brokeback Stockyards

My colleague, the ultra-prolific “Blotcher” Jeff Prince, made some excellent points in his “Big Balls” post. Most gay-sympathetic hetero Texans are as likely to...

Who cares about Lockheed’s machinists? Not the Pentagon

A Star-Telegram story from yesterday quoted a defense consultant and Lockheed spokespersons as shrugging off concerns that striking machinists will have any impact on...