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Stadium Exemption In 'Bathroom Bill' Won’t Be Enough, Opponents Say

Feb 16, 2017
Cooper Neill for The Texas Tribune

As more critics are speaking out against Texas’ “bathroom bill,” concerns about the legislation have largely echoed the anxiety that fueled the economic fallout in North Carolina when it passed similar legislation.

Adrees Latif / Reuters

Almost a week after Houston hosted Super Bowl LI, the NFL has weighed in on what Texas’ so-called “bathroom bill” could mean for future championship football games in Texas.

Turns out, Tom Brady can’t have everything.

The New England Patriots’ quarterback cemented his place in NFL history last night – becoming the first quarterback to win five Super Bowls and bringing the Pats back from a historic deficit to defeat the Falcons in the first overtime Super Bowl ever.

But, while Brady was celebrating the team’s win, his jersey was stolen at NRG Stadium in Houston. 


Five stories that have North Texas talking: order a 24-karat-gold-covered pizza on Super Bowl Sunday; you can't get an Uber in Midland or Galveston; travel to the moon; and more.

Are you ready for 17 and a half minutes of football???!!!!

That, according to a study by the Media Education Foundation, is how much live football action there was in last year's Super Bowl. And pretty much what we can expect Sunday when the New England Patriots take on the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl 49.

They promised that Super Bowl XLIX would be a close contest, and we got what was promised. The final score was 28-24.

At halftime, it was two touchdowns each. It wasn't until late in the fourth quarter that New England caught a decisive momentum that set the stage for the rest of the game.

In the end, it was Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's 3-yard touchdown pass to Julian Edelman late in the fourth — and Seattle's stumble, allowing an interception with seconds remaining — that pushed the game decisively New England's way.

Brandon Thibodeaux for NPR / MJR

As Super Bowl Sunday nears, a lot of people are talking about the team they’d liked to see win, the parties and, of course, the commercials. On Tuesday night at the Perot Museum in Dallas, the topic was football and ethics. 


Five stories that have North Texas talking: Did you see the RadioShack Super Bowl ad?; a decision is made on Harold Simmons’ will; an actor with North Texas roots got a Razzie; and more.

The chatter, hype and jargon in the weeks leading up to Sunday's Super Bowl XLVIII is more impenetrable than the Seahawk's secondary.

Perhaps you've heard the Seattle Seahawks have a running back who enters "Beast Mode." Maybe you've heard that the Denver Broncos' counter to Beast Mode is a defensive lineman nicknamed "Pot Roast."

Dallas Municipal Archives/Portal to Texas History

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Lee Harvey Oswald's brother sued a funeral home; have you watched "North Dallas Forty?;" Dallas has its own Biennial; and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The beloved kolache goes under the microscope, will AT&T Stadium ever host the Super Bowl again?, Neiman Marcus shows off some glitzy gifts, and more.  

Judge Dismisses Super Bowl Tickets Lawsuit

Mar 18, 2013

U.S. District Judge David Cercone dismissed a single lawsuit involving four people unable to attend the 2011 Super Bowl. The case centers around temporary seating that wasn't ready for the game, resulting in hundreds of fans being left out. Another trial on Super Bowl seating is scheduled for October.