Joe Pappalardo is editor in chief of the Dallas Observer.
3 days ago | Arts & Culture News
At first, it sounded like a flock of birds had been released into the back of the auditorium at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. The source of the high-pitched chatter became evident as dozens of fifth-graders from Garland ISD's Watson Tech...
28 days ago | News
The Task Force on Confederate Monuments has offered its recommendation to change five street names and remove a confederate memorial. During its the three weeks of work and one day of voting, the city produced a handy guide to the Civil War connec...
1 month ago | Technology
A unique airplane called the Cosmic Girl landed at Texas State Technical College's airport in Waco earlier this year and parked inside one of the big hangars there. When it rolled out months later, the airplane was ready to launch a space rocket f...
1 month ago | City Hall
Just after the Dallas City Council voted Sept. 6 to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee from a public park, a crane and work crew appeared to take it down. Municipal government is not known for its speed, and it is constrained by rules to make spendi...
1 month ago | Legal Battles
Work crews are dismantling a Dallas statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a Dallas park bearing his name. The statue had nearly been taken down last week, but a court order and fatal traffic accident delayed the statue's removal. The Dalla...
1 month ago | Dallas Observer BrewFest
Beer festivals, like this weekend's Dallas Observer Brewfest in Dallas, create a dilemma for devoted drinkers. There are only so many glasses you're going to fill and so many lines you'll wait in. For those of us there to catch a buzz ... oh, righ...