There's a reason you find so many charter schools in decrepit strip centers and old Walmarts. Decent, school-appropriate real estate is hard to come by. When it is available, it's expensive, and charter operators, who don't get facilities funding from the state like public schools do, are often forc ... More >>
Welcome to our second ever live weather blog, where the news is made up and the weather doesn't really matter. Here are the facts -- it's cold. How cold, you ask? Well, imaginary internet person, it's really very cold. Cold enough that, were Jack Nicholson to head outside with an axe right now and e ... More >>
The feds say these people aren't in the labor force. That doesn't mean they're not working hard.
Earlier this year we reported that the Zaccanelli Food Group, who includes Frank Zaccanelli, Phil Romano and Roger Staubach, purchased the Syracuse, New York-based Hofmann Sausage Company. See also: - Hofmann Sausage is Bringing Snappy Grillers to Dallas - Shepard Fairey Caught In the Act Hofmann ... More >>
At its inception, the 35 Denton music festival was simply North Texas' answer to Austin'sfamous shitshow, South by Southwest. In its third year, 35 Denton has become a legitimate music showcase, pulling names like Big Boi, The Flaming Lips and Mavis Staples into its funky little downtown square. The ... More >>
Photo by Dylan HollingsworthA certain "sleepy-eyed Dr Pepper addict with grizzled blond dreadlocks"That's a mighty nice piece about The Kessler in The New York Times this morning; nice illustration too, courtesy the great Paul Rogers. The story's by local boy Ben Fountain, the att'y-turned-author ... More >>
Even from the previews for last night's Top Chef Just Desserts it was clear that Heather H. had daggers for Dallas' Morgan Wilson. And from the top of the episode, she was making it clear with free character analysis (assassination perhaps?) that seemed to stem from a greener place deep inside th ... More >>
Let's just say that last night on Top Chef Just Desserts, Dallas' Morgan Wilson made quite an impression. Good, bad, sweet, saucy and everything else in between. He was even bold enough to overshadow the super enthusiastic and over-confident Team Go Diva (Flamboyant Zac, aka Zamboyant, Yigit and ... More >>
Photos By Daniel RodrigueRoasted first noticed the signs for Divine Coffee Shop while driving to White Rock Coffee on Northwest Highway, and figured that any coffee shop called "divine" was worth checking out. More on the divine part later. For now, let's deal with the coffee-shop portion of the ... More >>
Daniel RodrigueToday, in the foyer of the Kroger at 5665 E. Mockingbird Lane, Progress Dallas officially launched its effort to collect the 68,846 signatures needed to call a local option election giving residents the chance to vote for the elimination the dry areas of Dallas, as well as endi ... More >>
Each week in 'Knockers' we order from a different delivery restaurant, assessing their efficiency and keeping a running score.Oliver's Eatery 4727 Frankford Rd972-818-5445Promised Delivery Time: 25 minutes Actual Delivery Time: 15 minutes Scoring Summary:Speed Racer type delivery: 40 Extra crac ... More >>
A Trinity River vote, the return of the Citizens Council, a corruption case at City Hall. Buzz is confused. Was this 2007 or 1997?
McDonalds serves up a rodent, then scurries for cover
Catalina Room is like a California Applebee's
Where do race-car drivers eat?
Mr. Gonz doesn't go to Washington
Can Julius Jones win a place in Parcells' heart? Assuming Parcells has one, of course.
Is Central Market worth it?
Dallas' pent-up lust for exotic foods has finally been met with the opening of Central Market. Will shopping ever be the same? Will our appetites?
The taste of victory is bittersweet for a local meatpacker who challenged the USDA
Supreme Beef wins in federal appeals court, but not soon enough to save its plant
With headliners like Mike Judge and an impressive list of films, the Dallas Video Festival once again wins by knockout
Dallas-based Supreme Beef wins a major round in its court battle with the USDA
Dallas-based Supreme Beef fought what it believes are unfair regulations, only to wind up on the USDA's killing floor
Major gas companies are driving away independent station operators, all in the name of greed
For starters, why not help undo the crooked cab laws he helped pass?
Poor, brown, and inner-city. These Adamson High School kids weren't supposed to make it. They did anyway.
A new publication keeps an eye on cops and robbers
Does City Hall's rooster ban signal the end of old Oak Cliff? Rose Farley goes to the front lines of a cultural war that threatens to turn the 'hood into something truly heinous...North Dallas
Public school students become a captive audience for corporate advertisers
Don Crowder was obsessed with being the best--as a lawyer, family man, and friend. So why did he kill himself?
The fight over St. Ann's snares the city, Hispanics, and the Catholic diocese in a battle that tests Dallas' commitment to preserving its past
Denton residents like Parks and Delores Olmon want to know how a posse of city slickers managed to railroad plans for a lead-belching copper factory in their town
In East Dallas' Little Asia, a community blooms in fields of litter
Defenders of the simple life in east Plano fight an uphill battle against a developer's bulldozers
The Enloes are Republic of Texas stalwarts, but they don't go for hostage-taking. They prefer using bogus money orders to battle "the eight banking families that control the world."
Standing center stage, Guffman salutes and satirizes small-town America
Imaginative home cooking takes Rooster almost all the way
In JP Jones' court, you can be found guilty without even being charged