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3:44 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Kristofferson: Smiling at 77

Kris Kristofferson will play in Greenville Oct. 12. The show at the Dairy Manor will benefit restoration efforts for the Texan Theater.
NPR

Kris Kristofferson, the man who lived a dozen different lives before the age that most men are settling into one, isn’t done. He’s got at least one more role to play on this earthly stage. At 77, Kristofferson has become the thankful one.

I got lucky, I got everything I wanted

I got happy, there was nothing else to do

And I'd be crazy not to wonder if I'm worthy

Of the part I play in this dream that's coming true

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News and Culture Notebook
9:53 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Don Carthel's dismissal a loss for Lone Star Conference

Don Carthel and family members watch Colby Carthel address attendees at the announcing of Colby Carthel's hiring as head football coach at Texas A&M University-Commerce in January 2013.
Jared Horn Texas A&M University-Commerce

There’s a shocking story from up on the high plains. West Texas A&M University fired head football coach Don Carthel on Thursday.

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News and Culture Notebook
1:42 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Stunning video of Dallas shot by mini-copter

Brian Aiken's video of Dallas has been buzzing on the Internet.
YouTube

If you're wondering how high those little helicopters with cameras can go, the answer is: Pretty high. Watch this video of Dallas.

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News and Culture Notebook
10:09 am
Sun August 4, 2013

John Graves: The soft-spoken master of Texas literature

John Graves
wikimedia commons

W.K. Stratton, president of the Texas Institute of Letters, shares his thoughts on Texas writer John Graves, who died July 31 at his home near Glen Rose.

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Opinion
10:03 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Keep lookin' up, 'cuz that's where it all is

Kidd Kraddick
nydailynews.com

In the wake of radio host Kidd Kraddick’s untimely death, I don’t want to pile on, so I’ll be brief.

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Mark Haslett's Blog
2:22 pm
Thu July 4, 2013

Happy Birthday, United States of America

museumofuncutfunk.com

If you've never heard Paul Robeson singing "Ballad for Americans," here it is.

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Mark Haslett's blog
11:04 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

New media and soccer, L.A. style

Jorge Villafana of Chivas USA, right, and Zach Loyd of FC Dallas compete during a Major League Soccer match in 2012 in Carson, Calif. FC Dallas is hosting Chivas USA on July 4 in Frisco.
scpr.org

FC Dallas is hosting Chivas USA on July 4 in Frisco. Here's a look at the 21st-century fan culture of Los Angeles' "other" soccer team.

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News and Culture Notebook
10:27 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Larger 'dead zone' in Gulf of Mexico predicted

An oxygen-starved hypoxic zone, commonly called a dead zone and shown in red, forms each summer in the Gulf of Mexico. Fish and shellfish either leave the oxygen-depleted waters or die, resulting in losses to commercial and sports fisheries.
NOAA

If you're planning a Gulf of Mexico trip this summer, it might be worth the extra drive to visit South Texas instead of Louisiana.

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Opinion
11:51 am
Thu June 20, 2013

The wisdom of Jesus and Groucho

Groucho Marx

Something I’ve noticed about other people’s Facebook pages – almost no one has “favorite quotations.”  I have lots of them.

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Opinion
10:39 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Cowboys: Behold the Spurs, do likewise

Peter Holt, owner of the San Antonio Spurs
www.nba.com

As we watch the very excellent play of the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs, here’s a question for Dallas Cowboys fans:  Who is Peter Holt?

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