If you want to know what's happening in Dallas, keep your eye on the Observer. Since our founding in 1980, we’ve grown from a small weekly newspaper to a major force in this city, known for our hard-edged investigative stories about government, politics and business, as well as our pointed, provocative coverage of sports, music, restaurants and the arts.

Our early embrace of the web allowed us to develop an online audience long before most alt-weeklies understood what a blog was. Today, dallasobserver.com draws more than 1 million monthly active users, while, every Thursday, 25,000 print copies land on newsstands around the city – and disappear within hours. Our annual Best of Dallas issue is a must-read for residents and visitors alike and our Top 100 Restaurants and Top 100 Bars lists have become the definitive source for exploring the city’s dynamic dining and drinking scene.

We’ve rolled out some of the city’s best live events, including the Tacolandia taco festival, the Morning After celebration of all things brunch, and the Dallas Observer Brewfest, where thousands of attendees sample more than 400 beers from around the globe as well as food from local vendors and live music.

We’ve had some fun, too. Long before The Daily Show, the Observer was a fearless practitioner of political satire. In fact, one of our pieces of parody went all the way to the Texas Supreme Court – which ruled in our favor. As a result, humor, parody and political satire are now officially protected speech in the Lone Star State.

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We’re part of Voice Media Group, whose digital marketing agency, V Digital Services, serves as our in-house resource for business owners seeking success in the digital space. VDS is a Google Premier Partner, meaning it’s among the top 3 percent of Google Partners in the country. Its certified specialists excel in local and organic SEO, paid media, social media management, web development and pay-per-click advertising.

Today we’re an integral part of the DFW Metroplex. And our sense of humor remains intact.

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