James Hanna is a former American football tight end in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He was drafted in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, he played college football at the University of Oklahoma. Hanna attended Coram Deo Academy where he played six-man football at wide receiver, helping the team achieve a 9-2 and an 11-1 record in his two years there. After his sophomore season he transferred to Flower Mound High School, where he played the traditional eleven-man football at wide receiver; as a junior, he tallied 20 receptions for 2 touchdowns. As a senior, he had 53 receptions for 764 yards with 11 touchdowns, 17 carries for 131 yards, 5 punt returns for 145 yards and one touchdown and 6 kickoff returns for 181 yards and one touchdown, he received honorable-mention Class 5A/Region 1 District VI Offensive MVP honors. Hanna accepted a football scholarship from the University of Oklahoma, with the intention of being converted into a tight end; as a freshman, he played on special teams.
As a sophomore, he appeared in 12 games with 2 starts. As a junior, he was named the starter at tight end, registering 18 receptions for 292 yards, 7 touchdowns, one special teams tackle and two kickoff returns for 9 yards. Against Florida State University, he scored his first career touchdown. Against Oklahoma State University, he had career-highs with 4 receptions for 180 yards, including a career-long 76-yard touchdown; as a senior he started 13 games, posting 27 receptions for 381 yards, 2 touchdowns and 3 special teams tackles. He finished his college career ranked eighth in school history for tight ends with 52 receptions for 720 yards, his position in the 2012 NFL Draft was improved by his NFL scouting combine performance, displaying great speed and athleticism, topping all tight ends in 5 different categories. Hanna was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, to improve the depth at the tight end position after losing Martellus Bennett in free agency; as a rookie, he was given the number worn by Jay Novacek and became a core special teams player, finishing fifth on the team with 10 tackles.
His progress in the offense was slow until the 2014 season, when he found a role as a point-of-attack blocker and helped DeMarco Murray become the NFL leading rusher. He finished second on the team with 12 special teams tackles. In 2015, he sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee during the first preseason game against the San Diego Chargers, slowing him down in training camp. After playing in the season opener, the injury forced him to miss the second game against the Philadelphia Eagles and to have surgery on September 21, he was declared inactive for the fifth game against the New England Patriots. During the season, he was able to play through knee and ankle injuries, while continuing to improve his run blocking and help Darren McFadden rush for 1,000 yards for just the second time in his career. On March 11, 2016, he signed a three-year contract as a free agent to remain with the Cowboys, he was diagnosed with a bone bruise in his right knee at the start of training camp, that required him to have surgery and be placed on the physical unable to perform list.
The injury was more serious than expected and he had a second surgery in November ending his season without any games played. On September 1, 2017, Hanna secured the backup tight end position on the depth chart ahead of Geoff Swaim, he appeared in 16 games as the blocking tight end and recorded his first career touchdown reception against the Los Angeles Rams. On April 20, 2018, Hanna announced his retirement from the NFL after dealing with knee issues the previous two seasons, he finished his career with 37 receptions for one touchdown. Career statistics and player information from NFL.com · ESPN · Pro-Football-Reference Oklahoma Sooners bio
Collin County, Texas
Collin County is a county in the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 United States Census, the county's population was 782,341, making it the seventh-most populous county in Texas and the 63rd-largest county by population in the United States; the 2017 Census Bureau estimate for Collin County's population is 969,603. Its county seat is McKinney. Collin County is part of Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area. A small portion of the city of Dallas is in the county. Both the county and the county seat were named after Collin McKinney, one of the five men who drafted the Texas Declaration of Independence and the oldest of the 59 men who signed it. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 886 square miles, of which 841 square miles is land and 45 square miles is covered by water. Lavon Lake Grayson County Fannin County Hunt County Rockwall County Dallas County Denton County As of the 2015 Texas Population Estimate Program, the population of the county was 923,201, non-Hispanic whites 535,165.
Black Americans 84,858. Other non-Hispanic 146,109. Hispanics and Latinos 157,069; as of the census of 2010, there were 782,341 people. According to U. S. Census figures released in 2006, the racial makeup of the county was as follows: 77.21% White, 7.26% African American, 10.02% Asian, 0.45% Native American, 5.06% of other or mixed race. 12.8% Hispanic of any race. As of the census of 2000, there were 491,675 people, 181,970 households, 132,292 families residing in the county; the population density was 580 people per square mile. There were 194,892 housing units at an average density of 230 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 81.39% White, 4.79% Black or African American, 0.47% Native American, 6.92% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 4.26% from other races, 2.11% from two or more races. 10.27% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 181,970 households out of which 40.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.10% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.30% were non-families.
22.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.10% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.18. As of the 2010 census, there were about 4.4 same-sex couples per 1,000 households in the county. In the county, the population was spread out with 28.70% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 37.90% from 25 to 44, 20.70% from 45 to 64, 5.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 99.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.80 males. The median income for a household in the county was $70,835, the median income for a family was $81,856. Males had a median income of $57,392 versus $36,604 for females; the per capita income for the county was $33,345. About 3.30% of families and 4.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.10% of those under age 18 and 7.10% of those age 65 or over. Based on median household income, as of 2006, Collin County is the second richest county in Texas after Fort Bend, is considered one of the wealthiest counties in the United States.
However, Collin - like other Texas counties - has one of the nation's highest property tax rates. In 2007, it was #21 for property taxes as percentage of the homes value on owner occupied housing, it ranked in the Top 100 for amount of property taxes paid and for percentage of taxes of income. Part of this is due to the Robin Hood plan school financing system in Texas. Collin County, like all counties in Texas, is governed by a Commissioners Court; the court consists of the county judge, elected county-wide, four commissioners who are elected by the voters in each of four precincts. Collin County is a Republican stronghold in congressional elections; the last Democrat to win the county was Lyndon Johnson in 1964. The factors caused Collin to swing hard to the Republican Party in the 1960s and 1970s: and the expansion of the Dallas suburbs into Collin County; the following school districts lie within Collin County: Allen Independent School District Anna Independent School District Farmersville Independent School District Lovejoy Independent School District McKinney Independent School District Melissa Independent School District Plano Independent School District Princeton Independent School District Wylie Independent School DistrictThe following districts lie within the county: Bland Independent School District Blue Ridge Independent School District Celina Independent School District Community Independent School District Frisco Independent School District Leonard Independent School District Prosper Independent School District Royse City Independent School District Trenton Independent School District Van Alstyne Independent School District Whitewright Independent School District Collin College opened its first campus on Highway 380 in McKinney in 1985.
The college has grown to seven campuses/locations—two in McKinney and two in Plano and as well as Frisco and Rockwall. Dallas Baptist University has an extension site in Frisco, DBU Frisco; the majority of the University of Texas at Dallas campus in Richardson, Texas lies within Collin County. Collin County Parks and Open Spaces Bratonia Park Myers Park Parkhill Prairie Sister Grove Park Trinity Tr
Flower Mound High School
Flower Mound High School is part of Lewisville Independent School District and is located in Flower Mound, United States. The school rests on 52 acres of land that were purchased in 1993. FMHS was the second high school built after Edward S. Marcus High School. With the expansion of the town in the 1980s and 1990s, a second high school was built to accommodate the growth. Flower Mound High School has been called one of the top ten best public high schools in the Dallas area and receives an "Exemplary" rating from the Texas Education Agency.. The schools fight song is Michigan‘s fight song The Victors. On March 6, 1995, Lewisville ISD broke ground on the first of two $32 million high schools. Intended to relieve pressure from Marcus and Lewisville High Schools, plans were set for a 280,000-square-foot campus, including two gymnasiums, a cafetorium, an auditorium, a band hall, a football field, tennis courts, three parking lots. To accommodate additional students, a unplanned wing containing 45 additional classrooms was completed in time for the 2000–2001 school year.108 staff members, led by principal Norman Reuther, taught the first student body of 986 freshman and sophomores.
The school was recognized as exemplary in the charter year. In the school's second year, varsity sports were introduced and the student body grew to include grades nine through eleven. In 2000, Kansas State University threatened legal action against FMHS for an alleged copyright violation on the Jaguar logo. Rather than pay a licensing fee to KSU, as some schools in Texas were doing, principal Norman Reuther ordered a re-design of the logo, to avoid the 8% merchandise commission. In August 2001, Reuther welcomed the school's first senior class. In 2013, the school began a project to build a new campus; the class of 2018 is the first class to use the new freshman center. Principal Norman Reuther left FMHS at the end of the 2003 school year. Under his leadership the school's enrollment continued to grow. In the spring of 2007, Clark announced his retirement. Paul Moon was selected to head the school. In January 2008, Moon announced that FMHS would undergo an expansion adding a third gymnasium and a second band room, to be completed in May 2009.
In the spring of 2008, LISD began random drug testing of all high school students in extracurricular and co-curricular groups. In May 2011, it was announced that Paul Moon would pass the leadership to Sonya Lail. In 2007 FMHS graduates earned over ten million dollars in scholarships, exceeding $14,000 per person; the 2008 graduating class accumulated $15,500,000 in scholarship money, exceeding an average of $22,000 per graduate. Flower Mound High School is a 6A school, competing as part of the UIL in District 6-6A, the classification for schools with the largest enrollment, its main rival is Marcus High School, the school FMHS plays against annually in the Mound Showdown. Other rivals include Lewisville high school, in which the game is called the cross- timbers scuffle, Hebron High School; the main sports the Jaguars compete in are football, boys' and girls' soccer, boys' and girls' basketball, cross country, hockey, tennis, track, volleyball and wrestling. In the 2006–2007 school year, every athletic team at the school advanced to playoffs, with several winning the district title.
The 2008 Jags baseball team advanced to the Class 5A Regional Finals in 2008, losing to Southlake Carroll. In the spring of 2014 the Jaguars baseball team won the state 5A title. In 2016 the girls' soccer team won the state 6a title, winning the first state title for any girls' team. In 2008 boys' basketball, the Jaguars advanced to the regional quarterfinals, the furthest they had advanced, before losing to Colleyville Heritage High School. In 2008, the school's male swim team placed second at the UIL Class 5A State Swimming and Diving Championships held in Austin, the highest finish for any LISD school. In 2011, the girls cross country team placed third at state, in 2015, the boys placed third; the boys placed second in the state in 2005. The Flower Mound wrestling team was the UIL state runner-up for two years in a row in 2010 and 2011. In February 2015, at a boys' basketball game against Plano East Senior High School, two students in the Flower Mound High School student section held up signs reading "White Power".
The signs, provided to the students by cheerleaders, were meant to read "Navy, White" and "Jaguar Power". The incident sparked controversy on social networks, was covered by both local and national media outlets. An investigation into the issue was conducted by the Lewisville Independent School District. On February 20, 2015, the Lewisville Independent School District released a statement that confirmed the display of the signs had been intentional, stated that, in conjunction with the local police department, disciplinary action had been taken; the school's Art Department and its students entered the Visual Arts Scholastic Event, a statewide competition, receiving 62 "Superior" ratings at Regionals, 14 gold medals at State, seven gold seals, which allows those seven pieces to tour Texas on an art e
Flower Mound, Texas
Flower Mound is an incorporated town located in Denton and Tarrant counties in the U. S. state of Texas. Located northwest of Dallas and northeast of Fort Worth adjacent to Grapevine Lake, the town derives its name from a prominent 12.5-acre mound located in the center of town. After settlers used the site for religious camps during the 1840s, the area around Flower Mound was first permanently inhabited in the 1850s. Although an effort to create a planned community failed in the early 1970s, Flower Mound's population increased when Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport opened to the south in 1974; as of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 64,699, reflecting a 28% increase over the 50,702 counted in the 2000 Census. Flower Mound's municipal government, operating under a council–manager system, has invested in a public park system highlighted by an extensive network of trails; the town's public schools comprise part of the Lewisville Independent School District. With its moderately affluent population and proximity to the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, Flower Mound has used a smart growth system for urban planning, has experienced more rapid light industrial growth to match the growing needs of the residential community.
In 2012, Flower Mound was ranked at #8 as one of the Best Dallas Suburbs according to D Magazine. Settlement in the area around Flower Mound began when Presbyterians established a camp in the area in the 1840s. A log cabin, dated around 1850, was discovered preserved within the walls of a home near Liberty Elementary in 2016, providing further proof of settlement. At first, the group held religious camps for two to three weeks at a time. By 1854, residents had established the Flower Mound Presbyterian Church southwest of Lewisville in an area referred to as "Long Prairie". By 1920, the church had 126 members, the pine-framed building was expanded in 1937. Early settlers such as Andrew Morriss and David Kirkpatrick are memorialized with street names in the town; the area remained sparsely populated for many decades after its initial settlement. On February 25, 1961, the town voted to incorporate to avoid annexation by the City of Irving. William Wilkerson, who became the town's second mayor, led the incorporation effort and helped improve the town's phone service and water supply.
In 1970, when Flower Mound had 1,685 residents, Edward S. Marcus and Raymond Nasher began a planned community project with $18 million in loan guarantees from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development through their New Community program. Called "Flower Mound New Town", the project included elements of the new towns movement, including collaboration with North Texas State University to move the school's administrative offices to Flower Mound and conduct all research for the project; the project was featured in advertisements as late as 1974, but it was abandoned after residents threatened to disannex a portion of the town to thwart the development. The disannexation effort divided the town, led to a number of contested elections between 1971 and 1976. In 1976, Texas Monthly awarded the project its "Bum Steer Award" after the project lost its federal loan guarantees; the construction of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport 4 miles south of the town in 1974 sparked a period of rapid growth.
Between 1980 and 1990, Flower Mound's population increased from 4,402 to 15,896. It reached 50,702 in 2000, an average annual increase of nearly 13 percent per year during the 1990s, making it the nation's tenth fastest-growing community. Between 2000 and 2002, Flower Mound was the ninth fastest-growing municipality in the United States with a population of more than 50,000, its population continued to increase by five percent each year between 2000 and 2005. Controlled growth continues in western Flower Mound. Flower Mound is located 20 miles northwest of Dallas and 25 miles northeast of Fort Worth on the border between Denton and Tarrant counties; the town is located entirely in Denton County, however it has areas that extend into Tarrant County. It is situated on the basin of the Trinity River in the Eastern Cross Timbers subregion in Texas; the town borders Lewisville to the east and a number of cities and towns to the north, including Highland Village, Double Oak, Bartonville. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 43.4 square miles.
Land comprises 41.39 square miles of the total area. Water comprises 2.5 square miles of the total area. Flower Mound's climate is classified as humid subtropical; the town encourages conservation development projects to protect and preserve existing open space and natural habitats while allowing for controlled growth. Much of the town is located on the Barnett Shale, drilling for shale gas in close proximity to residential neighborhoods has divided parts of the community. In 1994, amateur fossil collector Gary Byrd discovered a fossilized example of a Hadrosaurid dinosaur among black shale rock formations in the southwest edge of the town near Grapevine Lake; the fossilized creature from the Cenomanian age was named "Protohadros byrdi" in Byrd's honor. Flower Mound was named for a 12.5-acre hill 50 feet in height located close to the intersection of FM 3040 and FM 2499. The formation attracted the attention of early settlers to the area, is simply referre
The tight end is a position in American football, arena football, Canadian football, on the offense. The tight end is seen as a hybrid position with the characteristics and roles of both an offensive lineman and a wide receiver. Like offensive linemen, they are lined up on the offensive line and are large enough to be effective blockers. On the other hand, unlike offensive linemen, they are eligible receivers adept enough to warrant a defense's attention when running pass patterns; because of the hybrid nature of the position, the tight end's role in any given offense depends on the tactical preferences and philosophy of the head coach. In some systems, the tight end will act as a sixth offensive lineman going out for passes. Other systems use the tight end as a receiver taking advantage of the tight end's size to create mismatches in the defensive secondary. Many coaches will have one tight end who specializes in blocking in running situations while using a tight end with better pass-catching skills in obvious passing situations.
Offensive formations may have as many as three tight ends at one time. The advent of the tight end position is tied to the decline of the one-platoon system during the 1940s and'50s. A rule limited substitutions. Players had to be adept at playing on both sides of the ball, with most offensive linemen doubling as defensive linemen or linebackers, receivers doubling as defensive backs. At that time, the receivers were known as either ends or flankers, with the end lining up wide at the line of scrimmage and the flanker positioned behind the line on the opposite side of the field; as the transition from starters going "both ways" to dedicated offensive and defensive squads took place, players who did not fit the mold of the traditional positions began to fill niches. Those who were good pass catchers and blockers but mediocre on defense were no longer liabilities. Many were too big to be receivers yet too small for offensive linemen. Innovative coaches such as Paul Brown of the Cleveland Browns saw the potential of having a larger receiver lined up inside, developing blocking techniques and passing schemes that used the unique attributes of the tight end position.
Greater use of the tight end as a receiver started in the 1960s with the emergence of stars Mike Ditka and John Mackey. Until most teams relied on the tight end's blocking as a sixth offensive lineman using them as receivers. In addition to superb blocking, Ditka offered great hands receiving and rugged running after a completion. Over a 12-year career, he caught 427 passes for over 43 touchdowns. Mackey brought speed, with six of his nine touchdown catches in one season being breakaways over 50 yards. Starting in 1980 the Air Coryell offense debuted tight end Kellen Winslow running wide receiver-type routes. Tight ends prior to Winslow were blockers lined up next to an offensive lineman and given short to medium drag routes. Winslow was put in motion to avoid being jammed at the line, lined up wide, or in the slot against a smaller cornerback. Former Chargers assistant coach Al Saunders said Winslow was "a wide receiver in an offensive lineman's body." Back defenses would cover Winslow with a strong safety or a linebacker, as zone defenses were not as popular.
Strong safeties in those times favored run defense over coverage speed. Providing another defender to help the strong safety opened up other holes. Winslow would line up unpredictably in any formation from a three point blocking stance to a two point receiver's stance, to being in motion like a flanker or offensive back. Head coach Jon Gruden referred to such multi-dimensional tight ends as "jokers", calling Winslow the first in the NFL. Head coach Bill Belichick notes that the pass-catching tight ends that get paid the most are "all direct descendants of Kellen Winslow", there are fewer tight ends now that can block on the line. In the 1990s, athletic Shannon Sharpe's prowess as a route-runner helped change the way tight ends were used by teams. Double-covered as a receiver, he became the first tight end in NFL history with over 10,000 career receiving yards. Tony Gonzalez and Antonio Gates pushed the position toward near wide receiver speed and power forward basketball skills. At 6' 6" Rob Gronkowski brought height, setting single-season tight end records in 2011 with 17 touchdowns—breaking Gates' and Vernon Davis' record of 13—and 1,327 receiving yards, surpassing Winslow's record of 1,290.
Jimmy Graham that season passed Winslow with 1,310 yards. Six of the NFL's 15 players with the most receptions that year were tight ends, the most in NFL history. Previous seasons had at most one or two ranked in the top. In the Arena Football League the tight end serves as the 3rd offensive lineman. Although they are eligible receivers they go out for passes and are only used for screen passes when they do. However, in Canadian football, tight ends are, in general, no longer used professionally in the CFL, but is still used at the college level in U Sports. Tony Gabriel is a former great tight end in Canadian football. There remain some tight ends in use at university level football, he was drafted by the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2017, but instead signed with the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent that same year. Some plays are planned to take advantage of a tight end's
National Football League
The National Football League is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided between the National Football Conference and the American Football Conference. The NFL is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America, the highest professional level of American football in the world; the NFL's 17-week regular season runs from early September to late December, with each team playing 16 games and having one bye week. Following the conclusion of the regular season, six teams from each conference advance to the playoffs, a single-elimination tournament culminating in the Super Bowl, held in the first Sunday in February, is played between the champions of the NFC and AFC; the NFL was formed in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association before renaming itself the National Football League for the 1922 season. The NFL agreed to merge with the American Football League in 1966, the first Super Bowl was held at the end of that season. Today, the NFL has the highest average attendance of any professional sports league in the world and is the most popular sports league in the United States.
The Super Bowl is among the biggest club sporting events in the world and individual Super Bowl games account for many of the most watched television programs in American history, all occupying the Nielsen's Top 5 tally of the all-time most watched U. S. television broadcasts by 2015. The NFL's executive officer is the commissioner; the players in the league belong to the National Football League Players Association. The team with the most NFL championships is the Green Bay Packers with thirteen; the current NFL champions are the New England Patriots, who defeated the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII for their sixth Super Bowl championship. On August 20, 1920, a meeting was held by representatives of the Akron Pros, Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Indians, Dayton Triangles at the Jordan and Hupmobile auto showroom in Canton, Ohio; this meeting resulted in the formation of the American Professional Football Conference, a group who, according to the Canton Evening Repository, intended to "raise the standard of professional football in every way possible, to eliminate bidding for players between rival clubs and to secure cooperation in the formation of schedules".
Another meeting was held on September 17, 1920 with representatives from teams from four states-Akron, Canton and Dayton from Ohio. The league was renamed to the American Professional Football Association; the league elected Jim Thorpe as its first president, consisted of 14 teams. The Massillon Tigers from Massillon, Ohio was at the September 17 meeting, but did not field a team in 1920. Only two of these teams, the Decatur Staleys and the Chicago Cardinals, remain. Although the league did not maintain official standings for its 1920 inaugural season and teams played schedules that included non-league opponents, the APFA awarded the Akron Pros the championship by virtue of their 8–0–3 record; the first event occurred on September 26, 1920 when the Rock Island Independents defeated the non-league St. Paul Ideals 48–0 at Douglas Park. On October 3, 1920, the first full week of league play occurred; the following season resulted in the Chicago Staleys controversially winning the title over the Buffalo All-Americans.
On June 24, 1922, the APFA changed its name to the National Football League. In 1932, the season ended with the Chicago Bears and the Portsmouth Spartans tied for first in the league standings. At the time, teams were ranked on a single table and the team with the highest winning percentage at the end of the season was declared the champion; this method had been used since the league's creation in 1920, but no situation had been encountered where two teams were tied for first. The league determined that a playoff game between Chicago and Portsmouth was needed to decide the league's champion; the teams were scheduled to play the playoff game a regular season game that would count towards the regular season standings, at Wrigley Field in Chicago, but a combination of heavy snow and extreme cold forced the game to be moved indoors to Chicago Stadium, which did not have a regulation-size football field. Playing with altered rules to accommodate the smaller playing field, the Bears won the game 9–0 and thus won the championship.
Fan interest in the de facto championship game led the NFL, beginning in 1933, to split into two divisions with a championship game to be played between the division champions. The 1934 season marked the first of 12 seasons in which African Americans were absent from the league; the de facto ban was rescinded in 1946, following public pressure and coinciding with the removal of a similar ban in Major League Baseball. The NFL was always the foremost pro
The Dallas Morning News
The Dallas Morning News is a daily newspaper serving the Dallas–Fort Worth area of Texas, with an average of 271,900 daily subscribers. It was founded on October 1, 1885, by Alfred Horatio Belo as a satellite publication of the Galveston Daily News, of Galveston, Texas. Today it has one of the 20 largest paid circulations in the United States. Throughout the 1990s and as as 2010, the paper has won nine Pulitzer Prizes for reporting and photography, George Polk Awards for education reporting and regional reporting, an Overseas Press Club award for photography; the company has its headquarters in downtown Dallas. The Dallas Morning News was founded in 1885 as a spin-off of the Galveston Daily News by Alfred Horatio Belo. In 1926, the Belo family sold a majority interest in the paper to its longtime publisher, George Dealey. In 1904, The Dallas Morning News began publishing the Texas Almanac, published intermittently during the 1800s by the Galveston Daily News. After over a century of publishing by the Morning News, the Almanac's assets were gifted to the Texas State Historical Association in May 2008.
By the late 1940s, the Morning News had built and opened a new office and printing plant at Houston and Young Streets on the southwest side of downtown Dallas. A notable part of the facade above the front doors includes a quote etched in the stony exterior: BUILD THE NEWS UPONTHE ROCK OF TRUTHAND RIGHTEOUSNESSCONDUCT IT ALWAYSUPON THE LINES OFFAIRNESS AND INTEGRITYACKNOWLEDGE THE RIGHTOF THE PEOPLE TO GETFROM THE NEWSPAPERBOTH SIDES OF EVERYIMPORTANT QUESTION G. B. DEALEYThe complex at 508 Young Street would house all or part of the Morning News operations for the next six decades. In late 1991, The Dallas Morning News became the lone major newspaper in the Dallas market when the Dallas Times Herald was closed after several years of circulation wars between the two papers over the then-burgeoning classified advertising market. In July 1986, the Times Herald was purchased by owner of MediaNews Group. After 18 months of efforts to turn the paper around, Singleton sold it to an associate. On December 8, 1991, Belo bought the Times Herald for $55 million.
It was not the first time the Belo family had bought a paper named The Herald in Dallas....1879 Alfred H. Belo was investigating the possibility of establishing a sister paper in developing North Texas; when Belo's efforts to purchase the Herald failed, he sent George Bannerman Dealey to launch a new paper, the Morning News, which began publication on October 1, 1885. From the outset the Morning News enjoyed the double advantage of strong financial support and an accumulation of journalistic experience, within a month and a half had absorbed its older rival. In 2003, a Spanish-language newspaper was launched by The Dallas Morning News, called Al Día. Al Día came with a purchase price, but in recent years the newspaper has been made available free of charge, it is published twice a week, on Saturday. Between 2003 and 2011, a tabloid-sized publication called Quick was published by The Dallas Morning News, which focused on general news in a quick-read, digest form, but in years covered entertainment and lifestyle stories.
In late 2013, The Dallas Morning News ended its longtime newsgathering collaboration with previously-co-owned TV station WFAA. The newspaper entered into a new partnership with KXAS at that time; the Morning News has tilted conservative, mirroring Texas′ drift to the Republican Party. However, on September 7, 2016 it endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, the first time it had endorsed a Democrat for president since Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1940; this came a day after it ran a scathing editorial declaring Republican candidate Donald Trump "not qualified to serve as president." It was the first time that the paper had refused to endorse a Republican since 1964. In wake of the approaching 2018 Midterm Elections, the Morning News once again endorsed a Democratic candidate in that of Beto O'Rourke, the challenger to incumbent Senator Ted Cruz. In late 2016 it was announced that The Dallas Morning News would move away from its home of 68 years on Young Street, to a building on Commerce Street used by the Dallas Public Library for its downtown branch.
The Commerce Street address is one-third the size of the Young Street complex. Reasons given for the move included technology innovations, fewer staff, as well as printing presses no longer co-located with the newsroom and main offices. By December of 2017, the move was completed; the former property at 508 Young was sold by October 2018 to a business partnership, looking into possible redevelopment opportunities for the complex, but in December 2018 the partnership backed out of the deal. Changes were announced in January 2019 which included staff layoffs and reducing the paper's Business section to one separate section per week, on Sunday. A total of 43 employees were affected by the move. In late February 2019, several printing agreements were not renewed at the Morning News suburban printing plant, 92 positions were affected by the change there. Publications that had to find a different printing partner included Dallas Observer and Fort Worth Weekly. List of newspapers in Texas Gelsanliter, David.
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