Jeff McCord

Stories

Blood & Mood

by the Bad Livers, the Hollisters, and Dynamite Hack.

Color Commentary

With this year’s induction of Seguin native Smokey Joe Williams, one fourth of the Negro Leaguers in baseball’s hall of fame are Texans. Unfortunately, there may not be any more.

Pitching Josh Beckett

He throws a 95-mile-an-hour fastball, strikes out 2.1 batters per inning, and could be the number one pick in June’s big-league draft. Meet suburban Houston’s new teen sensation.

My Hero, Dorough

He jammed with Miles Davis, enlivened Saturday morning children’s TV, and signed his first major-label record deal at 73. Meet jazz giant Bob Dorough.

Jazzed

Can yet another independent label survive in today’s rough- and-tumble music business? The young founders of Dallas’ Leaning House Records sure hope so.

Norah Jones

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