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Storm Tossed

A Different Playing Field

Shadows in Granite

Finding Our (New) Way

Whistling Dixie

2nd Thought

2nd Thought

Our Land

Local teacher and writer Kendall McCook went to Washington, D.C., for Barack Obama's inauguration, with sons Jake and Clayton. The following is excerpted from...

Trail Trouble in River City

While I haven’t covered all 40 miles of Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails, I’ve biked the lion’s share of that meandering ribbon. My all-time favorite...

The Caliphate Returns

“Listen to your caliph and obey him. Support your state, which grows every day,” said Abu Mohamed al-Adnani, announcing the rebirth of the Caliphate...

Bombs Away

After insisting for a year that he had no interest in running for president, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said a few weeks ago that...

Fixing TxDOT’s Wagon

In the Texas Legislature, today's solution often turns out to be tomorrow's problem. The latest example is the effort to make changes at the...

The Binge Conundrum

When I started college, I was 17 - had to wait three months before I could drink in bars near our campus in Chicago....

Take Me out of the Ballgame

There's something different going on at the Texas Rangers' ballpark this year. No, not the quality of the play. Please. The Rangers started out the 2007...

Conduct Unbecoming

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. That,...

Oh Say, Can You Hear?

In 1983, I was sitting on the couch at my father's house watching the National Basketball Association All-Star game in Los Angeles. Don't remember...

UFO U-Turn

Before Close Encounters of the Third Kind came out in 1977, Steven Spielberg & Co. sponsored an art contest for kids across the country....