Joe Pappalardo is editor in chief of the Dallas Observer.
What You Need to Conquer to be a Drone Journalist in Texas: An Airman's Test, Privacy Laws and Gravity2 days ago | Media
The quadrotor rises with a thin, reedy buzz as it takes off on its maiden flight. It’s Christmas 2016, and hundreds of thousands of drone pilots across the United States are experiencing similar moments. My wife bought it for me, one of what consu...
7 days ago | Crime
A suspected drunk driver accidentally killed a man who stopped to help a motorist change a tire in Dallas last night. Dallas police say the man spotted the woman just after 10pm as she was struggling with a flat tire near the overpass where W...
11 days ago | News
We know you're busy, so here's the week in review from the news desk of the Dallas Observer. Big Guns for Small Towns: Suburban Officers Team Up to Give Their Cities SWAT Firepower Southern Dallas and Ellis county communities formed a tactical gro...
13 days ago | Technology
For Bell Helicopter, this week’s Heli-Expo 2017 conference was a chance to use some home field advantage. That included a large presence at the Dallas Convention Center, several solid sales announcements and, best of all, flights for media an...
18 days ago | News
We know you're busy. Here's a roundup of the news of the week from your pals at the Dallas Observer. No One Around to Foot the Bill When Vandals Target Texas’ Historical Markers After vandals strike a pair of markers in Llano, Texas, the cost of r...
20 days ago | Texas History
Bullet holes. Spray paint. Harsh weather. Outright theft. Life can be hard for a public history marker in Texas. In late February, the Texas State Historical Commission (THC) received reports of attacks on three markers in Llano County, west of Ki...