Cigar enthusiast Jim Tate

When most people say they’re thinking “outside the box,” they mean they’re being creative or approaching the question from a new angle.

Ask a cop

We’ve heard more than one case this month of cruelty to animals in local news. How often do police take reports of animal cruelty? Why would someone hurt an animal and what can we do to stop this type of crime?

A fairytale ending

The house was built in 1922 atop the highest point of a knoll on 22 acres just outside the Dallas city limits. The owner of a casket manufacturing plant named Joseph F. Parks designed the house for his wife, Lucy, and their five children.

Native son August Schellenberg

The hotel elevator opened to reveal Conan O’Brien on one side and Sean Penn on the other. Schellenberg stepped in between the two men, and the lanky O’Brien peered down at his fellow passengers

Hot topics

The media knows what gets the attention of readers and what doesn’t. Public relations firms and advertisers have taken note and package the message with trigger words, “word coding” their stories.