Here’s a Trivia Question: Who Edited This Book?

Christmas came early at my mother’s house, so that her three sons could all be with our wives’ families on the actual holiday. Each son, daughter-in-law, and grandchild had a stocking on Mom’s mantle, and one of the treats inside mine was this fourth edition of The World’s Best Texas Trivia. Most of the stockings had items in common, but Mom figured that only her son who edits Park Cities People would be interested in a trivia book edited by one of the newspaper’s founders, Kirk Dooley.

(By the way, let me reiterate that Kirk last wrote for this newspaper in 1982. Just this morning, a reader was trying to convince our receptionist that his column occasionally appears in our pages. Not true. Kirk plies his craft in The Dallas Morning News and its affiliate, NeighborsGo.)

Kirk packs a lot of humor into these pages. For example, the first question I read when I randomly flipped open the book was “What is the largest mammal in Texas?” The first of the four multiple-choice options was “Dirk Nowitzki.” And this fourth edition must be hot off the presses; the second question I randomly found was “What was a major reason for Texas A&M leaving the Big 12?”

7 thoughts on “Here’s a Trivia Question: Who Edited This Book?

  • December 20, 2011 at 3:05 pm
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    Here’s a Trivia Question….

    I recall being told it was a violation of Texas law to contact the Highland Park Department of Public Safety and/or the Town of Highland Park if you encounter a problem.

    Is this really true? Any ideas on the HP ordinance that supports the claim?

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  • December 20, 2011 at 5:23 pm
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    Where can I buy a copy or 10?

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  • December 20, 2011 at 6:03 pm
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    My mom said she got mine at a gift shop called Random in Hillside Village, aka the northeast corner of Mockingbird and Abrams.

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  • December 21, 2011 at 6:40 am
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    @Sam, What kind of problem would arise that you would need to contact the HP DPS? Not real sure what your comment is regarding.

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  • December 21, 2011 at 2:02 pm
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    @Avid Reader…

    Thanks for your question. I’m just trying to verify if this is true. I was told this, and I am waiting for a few replies at this time.

    I’ve heard some weird things, and the more I think about it, the more I shake my head in disbelief. I guess I’m leaning on running again for HP town council in 2012.

    I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

    God Bless.

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  • December 29, 2011 at 9:56 am
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    Dear Sam,

    The city code and state statutes are all online. Do your own work for your ridiculous questions, and don’t cheat off of your neighbor’s paper.

    Happy Kwanzaa.

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  • December 29, 2011 at 6:04 pm
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    Dear Mr. Backwards,

    ….are my questions really ridiculous, or maybe there is something to what I say? ..hello HP Town Hall.

    I’ve had a good chuckle. Thanks Mr. Backwards.

    Happy Kwanzaa to you too.

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