Sunday, March 28, 2010

Tekumbe concert



Lead singer Camilo Mutis (right) and percussionist Stefan Ice (left) of Tekumbe perform during a concert at the Mambo Cafe in Dallas on Friday, March 26, 2010.


photos © Mark M. Hancock / NewsEagles.com
music "Yo Quiero" © Tekumbe / Tekumbe.com



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Tekumbe performs in concert at the Mambo Cafe in Dallas' West End.

Named in this slideshow are: Josue Chavez, Alan Garrido, Stefan Ice, Andres Lucas, Camilo Mutis, Franz Mutis and Paulo Valles.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

2010 Challenger of Dallas tennis champs


David Martin returns a ball during the Men's Challenger of Dallas professional tennis tournament doubles championship at T-Bar-M Racquet Club in Dallas on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2009.



photos © Mark M. Hancock and The Dallas Morning News


Adil Shamasdin (bottom) tries to return a ball as partner Vasek Pospisil observes during the Challenger of Dallas tennis tournament doubles championship at T-Bar-M Racquet Club.




Scott Lipsky returns a ball during the Challenger of Dallas pro tennis tournament doubles championship in Dallas. Martin and Lipsky won the doubles match.




Carsten Ball, 20, of Australia returns a serve from Ryan Sweeting, 22, of the United States during the Challenger of Dallas professional tennis tournament singles championship at T-Bar-M Racquet Club in Dallas.


Ryan Sweeting returns a serve from Carsten Ball during the Men's Challenger of Dallas pro tennis tournament singles championship at T-Bar-M Racquet Club in Dallas.




Carsten Ball of Australia returns a volley from Ryan Sweeting during the Challenger of Dallas pro tennis tournament singles championship in Dallas. Ball was the No. 2 seed and Sweeting, the defending champion, was seeded No. 7.


Ryan Sweeting returns a volley from Carsten Ball during the Challenger of Dallas pro tennis tournament singles championship at T-Bar-M Racquet Club. Sweeting won the match to become the first back-to-back Challenger of Dallas winner.


Please read, "Ryan Sweeting bounces back to defend Challenger of Dallas title" by Drew Davison for the Star-Telegram

Yes, I know. Through some strange content-sharing arrangement, I shot the championship for DMN and FW provided the reporter. Welcome to modern newspaper journalism. :-/

Friday, March 19, 2010

Collin County Tea Party forum


photos © Mark M. Hancock and The Dallas Morning News


Incumbant Collin County judge Keith Self (left) fields a question as challenger John Muns (right) observes during a candidate forum at Collin College's Spring Creek campus in Plano on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2009.



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Incumbent Collin County judge Keith Self (left) and challenger John Muns (right) shake hands before a candidate forum at Collin College's Spring Creek campus in Plano. The event was sponsored by the Collin County Conservative Alliance of Texas, also known as the Collin County Tea Party.

Please read, "Candidates for Collin County judge tout conservative credential" by Valerie Wigglesworth / The Dallas Morning News

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Huston lecture and signing


Charlie Huston explains his creative process during a lecture at Legacy Books in Plano on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010.



photos © Mark M. Hancock and The Dallas Morning News


Charlie Huston lectures at Legacy Books in Plano. Huston is the author of crime fiction novels and graphic novels through Marvel Comics.


Charlie Huston lectures about publishing at Legacy Book. His latest noir book is titled "Sleepless."


Charlie Huston explains his creative process during a lecture at Legacy Books in Plano.




Charlie Huston (left) signs books for Sharon Burr of Richardson (right) after a lecture at Legacy Books.


Charlie Huston signs a stack of books for Keri Kaplan of Dallas after a lecture at Legacy Books in Plano.

Please read, "Charlie Huston goes into darker territory..." by Joy Tipping / The Dallas Morning News

Monday, March 15, 2010

St. Luke mortgage burning


photos &copy Mark M. Hancock for The Texas Catholic

Fr. Jorge Bravo burns the first ceremonial mortgage scroll during a mortgage burning event at St. Luke Catholic Church in Irving on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2009. Organizers made a concerted push to pay off the church's mortgage.



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St. Luke Catholic Church reflects on a puddle in the parking lot before a mortgage burning event at the church in Irving on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2009. Organizers made a concerted push to pay off the church's mortgage.

Fr. Daniel Clayton initially organized the community to construct the new church in 1985 and dedicated the new building in 1988. Former parish priest and current Dallas Diocese Vicar General J. Douglas Deshotel celebrated the mass.

Last week, Dallas Bishop Kevin J. Farrell announced on his blog that Fr. Deshotel and Monsignor Mark J. Seitz were named as auxiliary bishops elect to the Dallas Diocese.


Named in this slideshow are: Bishop Elect J. Douglas Deshotel, Fr. Clair Antonio Orso, Fr. Daniel Clayton and Fr. Jorge Bravo.