Our daily newspaper whacks the side of the house, morning and evening, sometimes telling us what we want to know and, in these times, always telling us what we are damn tired of learning.
"D/FW Airport NIght" at the Dallas Press Club:
ON THE COVER: Cover photography by Ron Scott
Gulf Coast seafood is one pleasure in life that won’t make you fat or get you arrested. Another good thing about it is that it’s in plentiful supply. The bad thing about it is that you can’t always buy really fresh seafood conveniently. Of course, you can always go fishing. If you’ve never stood waist deep in water and cast into the surf for your supper you don’t know what you’ve missed.
This month’s H. Rap Brown “Power to the People” award is shared by the Fort Worth Junior Bar and the Council of Jewish Women for making it possible, through donations, for Tarrant County to have one of Attorney General John Hill’s regional consumer protection offices.
The funds will pay for office space at 201 East Belknap and a lawyer-staff member from the Tarrant County Legal Aid Foundation. The Junior Bar’s donation, some cynics say, was collected from the Bar’s annual bingo orgy.
Fade in, interior six p.m. news set, long shot. As the picture comes closer, the familiar anchormen are relaxed and exchanging easy glances, preparing to bring you the latest news, sports, and weather. If you are standing close to the producer, you can hear the purr of his ulcer as no doubt he ponders how many of us out there are watching.
Tonight, however, the three newsmen look different. The normally sophisticated anchorman is wearing a papier-maché dog head; weather is a goose and sports, a pussy cat.
From former Dallas Times Herald reporter Tracey Smith comes this report of former governor John Connally on the banquet circuit in Bowling Green, Ohio. Smith is a Kiplinger Journalism Fellow at Ohio State University.