Articles by Dan Solomon

Mission, Texas Has Exempted Churches From Its Noise Ordinance

Dec 2, 2013 By Dan Solomon

After a criminal noise complaint was filed—and quickly withdrawn—over the sound of the church bells at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission, the city council voted to exempt churches from the noise ordinance. As the Rio Grande Valley shifts away from being monolithically Catholic, what does this mean for the other religious communities in the area? 

Sabine County Sheriff Called Off Search For a Missing African-American Father Whose Clothes Were Found in a Field (UPDATE)

Nov 14, 2013 By Dan Solomon

Last Thursday, 28-year-old Alfred Wright went missing after his car overheated. His shirts, pants, keys, and watch were found in a pasture—but the Sabine County Sheriff's Office called off the search on Monday, saying that there's "no evidence in this investigation that leads authorities to believe that there is foul play involved."

High School Students Turn Sexist Dating Coach’s Lemon Advice into Twitter Lemonade

Nov 14, 2013 By Dan Solomon

When "professional speaker and best-selling author" Justin Lookadoo—whose faith-based dating books and websites includes advice like "dateable girls know when to shut up" and "men of God are wild, not domesticated"—spoke at Richardson High School yesterday, parents were concerned about the messages their children would be receiving. But the students made it clear to the world that they weren't buying it.

Does It Matter How Much Marijuana NFL Players Smoke?

Nov 13, 2013 By Dan Solomon

Former Cowboys receiver Sam Hurd was arrested after attempting to set himself up as a Chicago drug lord—while he was drawing a veteran's salary from the Bears—and this week he revealed to Sports Illustrated how many of his former teammates in Dallas he sold "the loudest weed in California" to. How big of a problem are pot-smoking NFL players?

The Latest On HB2

Nov 1, 2013 By Dan Solomon

Last night, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit granted an emergency motion to stay the injunction against HB2. Here's what that means in non-legalese. 

Here’s What’s Going On With The Abortion Law Ruling Right Now

Oct 29, 2013 By Dan Solomon

HB2, the law that placed severe restrictions on abortion access in Texas, went to court this month—and one important provision was found unconstitutional yesterday. While national outlets reported that the whole bill had been overturned, this isn't true, and the office of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed an emergency motion to stay the injunction at two o'clock in the morning.

Dez Bryant’s Sunday Afternoon Meltdown, in GIF Form

Oct 28, 2013 By Dan Solomon

The talented Cowboys receiver made two incredible touchdown catches, blew up at his teammates multiple times on the sidelines, and got called a "spoiled child" on television by Fox announcer Brian Billick in Dallas' last-second loss to the Detroit Lions. It was kind of a mixed-bag of a day for him.