Couple of Guys • 05-26-17

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition May 26, 2017.

Dallas Wings beat San Antonio Stars 94-82

The Dallas Wings are 2-1 on the season with a Thursday morning win over the San Antonio Stars.

Johnson bill to protect youngest students passes

The bill bans out-of-school suspensions for students in pre-K through second grade except in cases involving drugs, weapons or extreme violence. The law will also encourage school districts to implement research-based, positive disciplinary alternatives to out-of-school suspension.

Grow South concentrating on all the wrong areas

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings’ Grow South initiative is concentrating on all the wrong areas. Instead of working to get a supermarket with fresh fruit and vegetables into poorer neighborhoods in South Dallas, the victories claimed are mostly in and around booming Oak Cliff.

Where Texans pee has generated millions in bad publicity for Texas

According to Texas Competes, the bathroom bill has created $216 million in bad publicity for Texas.

What to look forward to for beach reading

  Summer beach-reading season begins this weekend, so here is our book critic’s recommendations for what to look forward to on bookshelves and e-readers now ’til Labor Day. Out in May. Get ready for your Memorial Day with new novels by Scott Turow, Dorothea Benton Frank, Lincoln Child, Michael Crichton, Clive Cussler and Graham Brown, Lee […]

Let’s hear it for Gloria’s restaurants!

Earlier today, during a conversation with Dallas Voice Distribution Manager Linda Depriter, she told me that she had been told about a year-and-a-half ago to remove Dallas Voice newspaper racks from the Gloria’s restaurants on Lemmon Avenue and in the Bishop Arts neighborhood. She said the managers at those two locations told her they didn’t […]

UPDATE: U.S. Rep. Green gets death threats after calling for Trump to be impeached

UPDATE: Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson made the following statement regarding death threats received by Houston Rep. Al Green: “I stand with the entire Texas Democratic Delegation and condemn the attacks on our colleague, Congressman Al Green. Many of these threats are racist in tone and are too disturbing to repeat. We stand with our friend […]

Queens post office named for PFLAG founders

Jeanne and Jules Manford had a son named Morty who was gay and a member of New York’s Gay Activists Alliance. When Morty protested coverage of the gay community at a dinner attended by reporters and politicians, he was beaten up by Michael J. Maye, the president of the Uniformed Firefighters Association.

DVtv On The Scene: Brad Pritchett checks out Red Foundation’s Ruby City party

Gays love a Wizard of Oz reference! Brad Pritchett and the DVtv On The Scene crew (that’s videographer/producer Brian Kennedy) check out Red Foundation’s Ruby City party, complete with a performance by Miss Red Jada Fox.