Danny Gallagher

Danny Gallagher

Writer, reporter, blogger

Danny Gallagher has written news and feature stories for newspapers and websites such as CNET, Mental Floss and the Dallas Observer and comedy pieces for Cracked, Mandatory and Maxim.

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TTC drops Cintra, embraces NTTA

The Texas Transportation Commission bid farewell Thursday to Cintra Concesiones de Infraestructuras de Transporte S.A’s bid for the State Highway 121 project.

Bettner brothers article

Gamers on the go: A passion for video games and new technology has helped NewToy founders David and Paul Bettner get a 1-up on the video game industry

David and Paul Bettner, founders of a McKinney based game development company called NewToy, have created "Chess with Friends," one of the first turn-based multiplayer games for Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch that has over 400,000 downloads.

And they don't even have what could be called a conventional office yet, unless you count the McKinney Public Library or the various coffee shops and cafes on the downtown square that offer free Wi-Fi connections.


Blockbuster in bankruptcy: Media chain with McKinney distribution center files for Chapter 11

One of the largest media retail giants in the country that distributes movies, video games and other media materials out of McKinney to more than 3,000 stores around the country has filed for federal bankruptcy protection.

The national movie rental chain headquartered in Dallas filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Thursday in the U.S. District Bankruptcy Court of Southern New York with more than $930 million in secured and unsecured debt on its books, according to court documents.

Starbucks article

Local funeral home offers Starbucks

The Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home opened a Starbucks franchise within its building back in February as part of a recent expansion, and the owners said it provides a perfect and familiar corner of comfort for grieving family and friends.