Friday Night Lights

Feature |
January 20, 2013

Big State, Small Screen

Is Friday Night Lights the best TV show ever made about Texas? Or just the first one (sorry, J.R.! Sorry, Hank!) that’s tried so hard to get the details right?

Web Exclusive |
January 20, 2013

Good Friday Night

John Spong talks about unearthing the history of TV’s portrayal of Texas through the ages and how Friday Night Lights changed it all.

Feature |
January 20, 2013

Glory Days

Texas high school football may be in decline, but filmmakers still want to play.

Sports |
January 1, 2013

Friday Night Tykes

I. The Hawks Preteen football players are usually described by other preteen football players with one of three words: “nice,” “funny,” or, the highest possible compliment, “awesome.” Celdon Manning, a running back with the Allen Hawks, is the rare athlete who makes his teammates reach for the Scholastic Children’s Thesaurus.

Music |
December 1, 2011

Liza Richardson

The disc jockey and music producer on hanging out in Deep Ellum, working on the TV show Friday Nights Lights, and keeping up with Texas music.

Sports |
August 31, 2011

It’s Not About the Hike

You’re probably well aware that earlier this summer the television show Friday Night Lights came to an end. The network season finale, in mid-July, triggered a wave of epitaphs from critics and slews of tearful “texasforever”-hashtagged tweets from fans, more reminders of the powerful chord that the scrappy football drama