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February 13, 2014

Michael Sam’s decision to open up about his sexuality has generated quite a bit of discussion among sports fans and broadcasters alike this week, but few have offered thoughts as on-the-nose as this two-minute segment from Dale Hansen, sports analyst for Dallas’ WFAA 8 News. If a league worth billions welcomes the founders of dog-fighting rings, drunk drivers, accused rapists, and a whole lot more, it seems pretty disgusting to suggest that a gay man would be the only one who isn’t welcome in an NFL locker room. source

16:10 // 8 months ago
November 22, 2013
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November 22, 1963: President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie just after their arrival at the airport for the fateful drive through Dallas.
Photo by Art Rickerby

There’s something dark and sinister about this being from the Time & Life collection.

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November 22, 1963: President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie just after their arrival at the airport for the fateful drive through Dallas.

Photo by Art Rickerby

There’s something dark and sinister about this being from the Time & Life collection.

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9:54 // 11 months ago
July 28, 2013
The guy on the right is David “Kidd” Kraddick. You may not recognize his face (but maybe you do if you’re a fan of the show “Dish Nation”), but if you’re a drive-time radio listener, you’d probably recognize his voice, especially if you lived in the Dallas area between the ’80s and now. Kraddick, who has had his show nationally syndicated for more than a decade, built up a massive reputation for charity events, including a forthcoming concert that is to be headlined next month by the Jonas Brothers. Kraddick was at one of those events, a golf tournament in New Orleans on Saturday, when he tragically passed. Circumstances of his death are as of yet unknown. (photo by Paula Nelson/Dallas Morning News)

The guy on the right is David “Kidd” Kraddick. You may not recognize his face (but maybe you do if you’re a fan of the show “Dish Nation”), but if you’re a drive-time radio listener, you’d probably recognize his voice, especially if you lived in the Dallas area between the ’80s and now. Kraddick, who has had his show nationally syndicated for more than a decade, built up a massive reputation for charity events, including a forthcoming concert that is to be headlined next month by the Jonas Brothers. Kraddick was at one of those events, a golf tournament in New Orleans on Saturday, when he tragically passed. Circumstances of his death are as of yet unknown. (photo by Paula Nelson/Dallas Morning News)

16:36 // 1 year ago
August 9, 2012
breakingnews:

Dallas County, Texas, declares West Nile state of emergency
Dallas Morning News: Dallas County, Texas, declared a public health emergency, and County Judge Clay Jenkins asked area officials to file a local disaster declaration with the state because of the West Nile virus epidemic.
The county plans to seek regional cooperation to help limit the spread of the virus, which has claimed nine lives and infected 175 people in the county.
Photo: A truck sprayed part of North Dallas last month. (Tom Fox / Dallas Morning News)

Keep an eye out, Texans.

breakingnews:

Dallas County, Texas, declares West Nile state of emergency

Dallas Morning News: Dallas County, Texas, declared a public health emergency, and County Judge Clay Jenkins asked area officials to file a local disaster declaration with the state because of the West Nile virus epidemic.

The county plans to seek regional cooperation to help limit the spread of the virus, which has claimed nine lives and infected 175 people in the county.

Photo: A truck sprayed part of North Dallas last month. (Tom Fox / Dallas Morning News)

Keep an eye out, Texans.

23:33 // 2 years ago
June 8, 2012

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Now THIS is a man of God: “Have you ever read the Gospel and heard Jesus say anything about homosexuality? … Black folk can’t even deal with homosexuality because we got issues with sexuality. And because we got issues with sexuality we can’t have a healthy discussion about homosexuality. Why, why do you get so upset?” Find out much more about this here.

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This is a very bold stance. Good for him.

15:30 // 2 years ago
April 4, 2012

Texas tornadoes: Why nobody died in yesterday’s severe weather

  • 650 number of homes damaged by yesterday’s spate of tornadoes and severe weather in Texas
  • 17 number of people reported injured by yesterday’s storms; there were no reported deaths source

» Why the storms didn’t prove deadly: Despite there being a dozen tornadoes that touched ground, it helped significantly that the storms happened in the middle of the day, rather than late at night. With people awake, it’s much easier to ensure they take cover; when people are asleep, the challenge becomes much more significant, meteorologists say.

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10:40 // 2 years ago
April 3, 2012
Of course the windows were flying out, and my sister is paralyzed, so I had to get someone to help me get her in a wheelchair to get her out of the room. It was terribly loud.
Dallas-area resident Joy Johnson • Speaking about the strong Texas storm that lashed strong winds at the nursing home where her sister lives. The storm, which shut down a number of flights and damaged planes at  Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, left more than a dozen people injured and caused significant damage throughout the region. But few scenes sound scarier than the scene at the Green Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Arlington, where two people were injured by the winds that clipped the building. Yikes. Scary scene.
21:02 // 2 years ago

Pretty scary scene near Dallas right now, where a very bad storm is producing tornadoes and hail throughout the region, causing what’s been referred to as “tremendous damage.” In this video found by @Breaking, that’s golf-sized hail. Freaking scary. Everyone stay safe out there.

16:32 // 2 years ago
December 26, 2011

Mystery surrounds Christmas Day murder-suicide near Dallas

  • 6 family members killed by a relative dressed as Santa Claus source

» A family, aged 18-60, killed: Investigators worked overnight through Monday morning to figure out what happened Sunday, as a home in Grapevine, Texas, turned into a deadly scene. “Seven people in one setting in Grapevine, that’s never happened before. Ever,” said Grapevine Police Lt. Todd Dearing, who noted victims were related, but some may not have lived in the apartment. Many of the buildings are vacant around the apartment, and the only word of the shooting was a 911 call from a line with no answer on the other end.

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12:20 // 2 years ago
November 13, 2010

This is how you get around gay-marriage laws. Mark Reed and Dante Walkup have long been in a committed relationship, and decided that they wanted to get married. Problem is, they live in Texas. So, here’s what they did: They had their ceremony in Dallas, but back in marriage-legal DC, they had marriage-equality activist Sheila Alexander-Reid officiate the wedding over Skype. (They got their marriage license ahead of time.) So they got married among friends, while still obeying local laws. Clever. Hopefully their union isn’t challenged. source

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11:53 // 3 years ago