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Dallas Morning News names new editor: Mike Wilson, from ESPN's FiveThirtyEight site

dallasnews.com — The Dallas Morning News today named Mike Wilson, managing editor of ESPN's FiveThirtyEight news site, as the newspaper's new editor starting Feb. 16. He will succeed The News' current editor, Bob Mong, who announced in August that he would retire in 2015 after being in that position since 2001.
Dec 18, 2014

Holy Cow. RT @ndhapple: Scary sentences: "The News’ average weekday print circulation was 161,441 as of Sept. 30" -- dallasnews.com/business/headl…

Dec 18, 2014

Scary sentences: "The News’ average weekday print circulation was 161,441 as of Sept. 30" -- dallasnews.com/business/headl…

Dec 18, 2014

Dallas Morning News names new editor: Mike Wilson, from ESPN's FiveThirtyEight site dallasnews.com/business/headl…

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Review: Assassination farce 'The Interview' deserves to be seen

dallasnews.com — It's with heavy sadness, not pride, that I review Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's North Korean farce. As of Thursday morning, the film has been shelved just a week ahead of its planned release due to terrorist threats by hackers said to be connected to North Korea.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @dallasnews: Review of the movie you can't see: North Korea assassination farce 'The Interview' d-news.co/G8rvU

Dec 18, 2014

RT @dallasnews: Review of the movie you can't see: North Korea assassination farce 'The Interview' d-news.co/G8rvU

Army orders new training for Warrior Transition Units

dallasnews.com — The Army has ordered new training to address complaints from wounded soldiers describing harassment and intimidation inside the nation's Warrior Transition Units, which are supposed to help these soldiers heal. The order comes as two prominent Texas congressional leaders are demanding that the Army address the issues first raised in a joint investigation by The Dallas Morning News and KXAS-TV (NBC5) about three of the units in Texas.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @milesmoffeit: Army orders new training for Warrior Transition Units following DMN stories: tinyurl.com/poy3j2s @davetarrantnews

Dec 18, 2014

RT @dallasnews: Army orders new training for transition units after complaints about wounded soldiers' treatment d-news.co/G5wpl

See the Texas BBQ Posse's D-FW picks for their favorite barbecue in the D-FW area

Dec 18, 2014

@mWilstory: Anybody know a good barbecue place? #BigD” A few of us here @dallasnews can hook you up. bit.ly/1Gwgjcf @texasbbqposse

Chart Attack: Soul samples and uncomfortable truths help rapper J. Cole reach the top

popcultureblog.dallasnews.com — I'll be sharing quick takes on different aspects of the music charts here on a regular basis. This week I begin with the bestselling albums in the nation, from the just-released Billboard 200 list. Billboard's pop album ranking for the Dec. 27 issue: J.
Dec 18, 2014

No. 1 album this week is @JColeNC's new LP, which follows 'The Blueprint' more closely than 'The Pinkprint' does: popcultureblog.dallasnews.com/2014/12/chart-…

At Underbelly in Houston, a wild romp through the flavors of Modern Texas cuisine

dallasnews.com — Note: This is part of an occasional series of special reviews featuring restaurants throughout the state that celebrate Modern Texas cuisine. HOUSTON - Chris Shepherd refers to his cooking at Underbelly, which draws inspiration from this city's diverse ethnic communities, as "Houston's new American Creole cuisine."
Dec 18, 2014

At Underbelly in Houston, a wild romp through the flavors of Modern Texas cuisine. Review road trip! ow.ly/G8d6T

Heika: Stars moving up in standings, but will they stand up for each other?

starsblog.dallasnews.com — Cody Eastwood gives you a Stars Rewind on a 2-0 victory over the Canucks where Kari Lehtonen finished with 27 saves. Daryl Reaugh offers post-game thoughts here in the Curio Emporium. VANCOUVER _ A smart man once told me that the best time to teach players is when they're winning, but not playing perfectly.
Dec 18, 2014

The Stars are moving up in the standings, but will they stand up for each other? Mike Heika explores: d-news.co/G7F3O

A&M regents meeting cancelled after students protest renaming building for Rick Perry

trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com — More than 7,000 signatures have been gathered on a petition circulated by the Texas A&M University student Senate asking the board of regents not to change the name of the historic Academic Building for Gov. Rick Perry. In addition, the student newspaper, The Battalion, editorialized against the move, saying it would antagonize the student body.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @dallasnews: Amid opposition, Rick Perry declines to have Texas A&M Academic Building renamed for him d-news.co/G80ZS

Northland Properties acquires Texas Stars, brings NHL and AHL teams under same business umbrella

starsblog.dallasnews.com — FRISCO, Texas - Northland Properties Corporation, the parent holding company of the National Hockey League's (NHL) Dallas Stars, announced today that the purchase of the Texas Stars, Dallas' development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL), has been completed and that the transfer of ownership from Hicks Cedar Park, LLC has been successful and approved by the AHL Board of Governors.
cityhallblog.dallasnews.com — Regular parking fees at the Dallas Arboretum will soon increase by $5. Over some objections that the new fees would price out some visitors, the Dallas Park and Recreation Board on Thursday OKed the increase. It will help the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society pay off a $30 million parking garage next to the city-owned gardens.
Dec 18, 2014

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Collin Creek Mall closer to being turned over to lenders

dallasnews.com — Collin Creek Mall's owner, Rouse Properties Inc., may be closer to surrendering the Plano shopping center to its lenders. New York-based Rouse has been working with its special servicer, Midland Loan Services, to arrange for a transfer of the mall's deed rather than going through a foreclosure.

City moves to shutter all-nude club in Northwest Dallas where 15 were indicted for selling drugs

cityhallblog.dallasnews.com — The whole thing just sounds sketchy: an 18-and-up after-hours dance club inside an all-nude joint. Last week, the Dallas Police Department and U.S. Attorney's Office confirmed it, arresting and indicting 15 people for selling drugs out of Eternal Eden Afterhours, which is tucked inside Jaguars Dallas off N.
Dec 18, 2014

City moves to shutter all-nude club in Northwest Dallas where 15 were indicted for selling drugs bit.ly/1v4fsIy

Review: Joyous ‘Rudolph’ reminds us to treasure our differences

dallasnews.com — It's been 50 years since the television special about a misfit reindeer debuted on television to become a holiday classic. Now Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer the Musical is back for its second year at the Majestic Theatre, making a bid to become a stage favorite.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @GuideLive: Review: Joyous ‘Rudolph,’ in town through Dec. 21, reminds us to treasure our differences d-news.co/G7Ise pic.twitter.com/4EXKJHcnz0

Flashes and cables: Friends of Centro-matic share stories before the band calls it quits

popcultureblog.dallasnews.com — This weekend the veteran band Centro-matic will take over Dan's Silverleaf in Denton for three nights to bid an official farewell to hometown friends and fans. For this week's Guide, we chatted with frontman Will Johnson about the significance of this final tour as well as the band members' future plans.
Dec 18, 2014

We asked some @centromatic fans and friends to weigh in on the band's official goodbye. Find out who shared stories: popcultureblog.dallasnews.com/2014/12/flashe…

More minority Dallas ISD students pass AP exams but don’t lead all urban districts as claimed

educationblog.dallasnews.com — In recent weeks, Dallas ISD has touted its minority students' scores on Advanced Placement exams last school year as the best in the country. On DISD's site, the district wrote, "This group of students led the nation in the number of qualifying scores on AP exams in subjects such as math, science and English."
Dec 18, 2014

More minority Dallas ISD students pass AP exams but don’t lead all urban districts as claimed educationblog.dallasnews.com/2014/12/more-m… pic.twitter.com/AUHTJ0ABof

Steve Blow: Your donations can help - or dig the hole a little deeper for panhandlers

dallasnews.com — I'm never offended by polite disagreement with a column. But I won't lie. I love it when a reader says I'm exactly right. And I was really gratified by the "amen" in a recent letter to the editor. I had mentioned being a tough-love guy when it comes to panhandlers.

Dallas police seek tips on five killings

dallasnews.com — Dallas police are asking the public for help solving a series of unrelated slayings. From Friday to Monday, five homicides were reported in the city, and so far police have arrested a suspect in only one of them. Deputy Chief Gil Garza said the spike in killings is notable, especially because the city's murder rate is down this year.

Dallas-area chiefs join legislative push for police body cameras

dallasnews.com — North Texas police agencies have slowly been putting body cameras on their officers in recent years. Now, with a national clamor for the gadgets after grand juries declined to indict officers who killed unarmed black men in Ferguson, Mo., and New York City, authorities here want to fast-forward the process.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @dallasnews: Dallas-area chiefs join legislative push for police body cameras d-news.co/G5wqj

Charlie Villanueva on Mavs’ chemistry, why he chose Dallas over LA, his tattoos and proposing to his fiancée

mavsblog.dallasnews.com — Mavericks forward Charlie Villanueva joined a Google-Plus hangout recently to dish on his current NBA team and his personal life. Here are some highlights from the interview. On the Mavericks' chemistry: "I absolutely feel like this team that Mark Cuban put together is special. We clicked instantaneously.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @SportsDayDFW: Charlie Villanueva on why he chose Dallas over LA, his tattoos and proposing to his fiancée d-news.co/G5rTr pic.twitter.com/z7oTLOLTf2