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Prime Prep Academy officially appeals state’s charter revocation effort — Prime Prep Academy has officially requested an "informal review" or appeal of the Texas Education Agency's efforts to revoke the school's charter, a TEA official confirmed this afternoon. The agency notified Prime Prep last month of revocation plans, and the school had until today to appeal.
Jul 30, 2014

Prime Prep Academy, the Texas school started by Deion Sanders, appeals state’s plan to shut it down…

Poll: Which one would you eat for the rest of your life, burgers or tacos? — You are quietly sitting in your living room and you hear a voice thunder through your house: "From today on, you can only eat one of these two, choose carefully." A magnificent taco appears to your right and a perfectly cooked burger to your left. And your choice is...

Disabled veteran and Cowboys fan in Redskins country has scooter stolen — George Mullins, a disabled 54-year-old Army veteran living in Roanoake, Va., had his only means of transportation stolen while shopping at Family Dollar. According to, he thinks it might have something to do with his love for the Cowboys.
Jul 30, 2014

RT @SportsDayDFW: Disabled veteran in Redskins country has Cowboys-adorned scooter stolen

DA represents county employees subpoenaed in Price case — Several unidentified county employees have testified before the federal grand jury that indicted Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, The Dallas Morning News has learned. Debbie Denmon, a spokeswoman for the Dallas County district attorney's office, confirmed Tuesday that her office is representing the county employees who were subpoenaed.
Jul 30, 2014

Several county employees have testified before the grand jury that indicted John Wiley Price.…

Abbott argues Texas’ interest in procreation allows it to ban gay marriage — AUSTIN - Attorney General Greg Abbott has filed the state's appeal of a ruling that Texas' gay marriage ban is unconstitutional. Abbott argues in a brief to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans that Texas can ban same-sex marriage based on the state's interest in procreation.
Jul 30, 2014

Logical next step: Texas to ban hetero marriage in which procreation, because of age or disability, is impossible?…

Photos: Handful of fans rush field late, seek selfies as Roma drops Real Madrid in soccer exhibition — Fans before the first half of International Champions Cup pre-season soccer game between Real Madrid and AS Roma at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Fair Park in Dallas, Texas on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (Brad Loper/The Dallas Morning News) Photo: Brad Loper/Staff Photographer
Jul 30, 2014

Quite the scene during Real Madrid-Roma friendly at Cotton Bowl last night (Pic by Ben Torres)

State of the Cowboys — A tongue-in-cheek review of the Cowboys' annual news conference that kicks off training camp. (Animation: Michael Hogue)

Mary Kay superstars could have been driving pink Lincolns — During the last two weeks, you've probably spotted Mary Kay pink Cadillacs around town as the Dallas-based cosmetics giant holds its annual sales force extravaganza. The only people who get to drive in pink Cadillac splendor are superstars whose multilevel sales teams have sold at least $100,000 in Mary Kay products in six months.

UT System regents choose Adm. William McRaven as chancellor — AUSTIN - Three years ago, Adm. William McRaven was in the national spotlight for having just orchestrated the raid that killed one of this century's most infamous figures. Now, he's taking on a new challenge - heading Texas' largest and most elite university system.

Developer Jack Matthews is eyeing a redo of downtown’s landmark Dallas High School — A languishing downtown Dallas landmark may get another chance at redevelopment. The more than century old Dallas High School at Pearl and Bryan streets has been empty since the 1990s. Several attempts to restore the downtown landmark as part of a larger development have failed.
Jul 30, 2014

RT @christopherwynn: #SouthSide developer Jack Matthews eyeing a redo of downtown's landmark Dallas High School at Pearl and Bryan…

Jul 30, 2014

#SouthSide developer Jack Matthews eyeing a redo of downtown's landmark Dallas High School at Pearl and Bryan…

Mark Davis: We can't forget that border crisis has other victims, too — If the goal of Monday's Dallas City Hall news conference was to put a face on the border crisis, it was a success. No one can ignore the plight of Sylvia Marroquin, 14, of El Salvador, who endured a hellish journey to reach the United States.