Carter’s death leaves too many questions unanswered
All of the details in the July ‘suicide’ of a 21-year-old man in Jonesboro, Ark., have yet to be made public. The FBI is currently investigating the death, which a coroner declared a suicide earlier this week. The unfortunate, untimely end for Chavis Carter would probably go unmarked by all, save his family and friends, had it not been for the fact that it was almost impossible for Carter to commit suicide.
The Intolerance of tolerance
Recently, I have been reading and discussing a book with my old argument teacher called The Intolerance of Tolerance by D.A. Carson. It sounds strange that someone would suggest that tolerance would in fact be an intolerant view.
Rangers slipping in the West
At the beginning of the season, there were some major questions regarding the Texas Rangers’ 2012 MLB season and their attempt at a third-straight World Series run. Gone was ace pitcher C.J. Wilson to division-rival the Los Angeles Angels (of Anaheim).
Looking for a hero in Mad Men
I have a love/hate relationship with the AMC period drama “Mad Men.” I love the show, and even though I’m about a season behind and never have the time to watch it when it’s actually on T.V., I’ve been able to keep up relatively well through the wonders of Netflix.
The Dallas Mavericks are retooling, but is it enough?
When the Mavericks decided to let Tyson Chandler go to the New York Knicks after their 2010-11 championship run, most Dallas faithful recognized that Mavs ownership was preparing to piece out the team. J.J. Barea quickly followed, and two of the most integral parts of that fabulous team were gone.
Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown
The King finally won his crown. LeBron James and the rest of the Miami Mercenari... oops, I mean Heat, defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-106 to take the NBA Finals in a convincing five games, including four in a row.
Predicting the future, one football game at a time
This past Sunday was Father’s Day, and when I began to brainstorm column ideas for this week, one quickly rose to the top of the list.
That’s because it includes two important fathers in my life- my dad, Gary Slinkard, and his dad, Jim Slinkard, who my brothers and I affectionately referred to as Papa. Papa passed away in 2001 in San Antonio, where he had a successful career building houses.
City, university need to change weekend culture to see growth
The news that the College Corner Cafe had shut down, even if it is temporary, was disappointing to hear. I was a frequent customer of the CCC and I heartily enjoyed the South Austin Burger and onion rings. It’s a shame that the investors pulled out. I understand the difficulty in opening a restaurant in today’s economic climate.
Rattling around Twinkle City with Jackie
Jackie Bibby lives at Rising Star, or as he calls it, Twinkle City. He is the Texas Rattlesnake Man and has the credentials and bites to prove it. He does some crazy things with snakes.
Court is in session: the great newsroom debates
James Bright and I have been friends since college, where we both worked (and eventually ran) the school newspaper, The East Texan. Now, we both work in the same office in the Herald-Banner. In both newsrooms, we developed a bit of a reputation.
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