Dr. Austin King runs a private practice out of Abilene, and he's been seeing veteran patients for years. Recently, one veteran came into the office with a neck cyst. After ordering a biopsy for the man, who is in his 80s, King, who's president of the Texas Medical Association, ordered pain medicatio ... More >>
Texas is totally on the verge of seceding, after 25,000 people signed a petition calling for the state's removal from the ones that are United. We're pretty much set on sticking it out as Texans, because the only thing worse than living out our existence in a destined-to-fail non-American country go ... More >>
The Smoker's Club Tour hit Dallas last month, and it was a busy night, like so many Thursdays in our town. I sit in my car on Elm Street, trying to get around a sudden surge of traffic. I hear sirens. Four blocks away from Trees, I can smell the marijuana, mixed with the smell of burnt rubber. I can ... More >>
With school back in session, many kids will tell exciting stories about "what they did this summer." And while Underground dinner chef David (DAT) Temple might not look like a third grader with his fuzzy beard, he's as giddy as one and can't wait to tell everyone about his summer culinary road trip. ... More >>
Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute. A huge idea turned up at City Hall yesterday. Huge. This is like a Blue whale beaching itself on the banks of the Trinity River. I'm afraid City Hall is going to send a crew out there and chop it into cat-food. We need to stop and take a big look at this ... More >>
Um ... because someone at City Hall is smart. Dang.
By nature, musicians are a rowdy bunch. When tempers run high, as they often do with this hot-blooded bunch, stuff gets broken. And by "stuff," we mean musicians themselves. When musicians fight, it's often very public, very bloody, and the source of national news.Such was the case this week when ... More >>
Nite JewelNite Jewel11:40 p.m., Hailey's ClubNite Jewel's set at 35 Conferette on Sunday night proved to be as interesting, frail and filigreed a thing as the band's name implies. But following Denver-based Pictureplane's rousing, bass-thumping set wouldn't have been an envious position for many ... More >>
How can authorities not find this guy?We were first introduced to Eric Brauss in December 2009, when a good Friend of Unfair Park tipped us off that the money man behind, oh, the Dallas Design Center, Denton Towne Crossing, Lake Highlands Plaza and other local developments had done disappeared. A ... More >>
Gyro not going to like this if you don't like Gyro.Know what beats going on a lunch date to a restaurant that has a dance floor? Two lunch dates. In all honesty, if you went at night during dancing hours, you might have more fun, well, dancing. Lunch will only tempt you. Last week I met tw ... More >>
Over on his paper's music blog, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Preston Jones has been spending the past few days detailing the latest news taking place at the historic Ridglea Theater, which, you may or may not recall, has been in and out of trouble all year long, facing potential closings, poten ... More >>
I found Greg Williams. On the radio. Again. Sounding coherent, opionated and refreshingly edgy. Sounding like, well, the Greggo you know and love. "I've had to hook my delay back up," says Williams' new radio partner John Clay Wolfe. "This guy makes me want to cuss." Wolfe, who happens t ... More >>
I know the Texas Rangers swept the previously mighty Boston Red Sox and we're all atwitter about the American League West division race heading into August ... September ... maybe even October? But what if baseball were governed according to, say, European football standards? You know, the top ... More >>
Three weeks ago, Frank Farias, an airman stationed at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque was arrested for murder. Dallas police had issued a warrant that accused him of first-degree murder in the January 25 death of Marlon Alfaro, 23, outside a Lower Greenville club. Farias spent last week in th ... More >>
The retail racket that is High School Musical on Tour! sells the same old Disney message but without the magic
Two murders and two life sentences won't alter one convict's allegiance to the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas
Sage Francis is a hip-hop jerk, but not in your usual way
Spirit hunters like Lisa Olive prowl local historic sites, searching for haunted souls
Bill Richardson wants to be president. Like, who doesn't? Got $500 to burn and a soft spot for the pudgy, bolo-tie wearing, diplomacy-touting governor of New Mexico? Then Unfair Park has the Saturday-night soiree for you: Some half dozen of Dallas's Latino elite are hosting a cocktail reception and ... More >>
Two Dallas filmmakers recall Sundancing as fast as they can
Gingko Tree offers Chinese fare at its best
A decade ago, Eduardo Greene abandoned his wife, his home and a successful restaurant, expecting a nightmare in pursuit of a dream
Counting down 2002
Followers of Cao Dai, a Vietnamese sect with frail tendrils in Dallas, say their time has come to spread the word. Just ask Victor Hugo.
Brett and Rennie Sparks usher The Handsome Family into its Twilight years
Jetports and elite resorts may do what border bandits and blistering heat couldn't: rob Big Bend of its rugged beauty
Contract mail drivers win a long struggle to unionize
Scientists from the former Soviet Union's top-secret biological weapons lab join with Dallas researchers to fight a common enemy: the deadly Ebola virus
Coaches and parents in the area's elite youth hockey league say the Dallas Stars are trying to ice anyone who threatens their control of the kid hockey business
Duck into Valley House and take a bite of Robert Peterson's cure-all for battered senses
Smooth-talking stockbroker Roger Turner came across as a good Christian man--one who made it his business to charm widows and retirees out of their life savings
The Modern's Diebenkorn exhibit makes it OK to hate abstract art
During South by Southwest, the harsh reality is always a free drink away
The difference between the Stones' two area appearances was more setting than set list
How little Legend Airlines beat mammoth American at its own game
U.S. Attorney Paul Coggins loves feeding his name to the papers. But what's he done that's news?
Don't let accusations of overtime fraud by low-level employees distract you. The real money disappears from the Dallas Independent School District through sleazy contracts awarded by top administrators.
Whiskeytown and No Depression pour into town
A breach-of-contract lawsuit dogs A.H. Belo's bid to join the media big leagues
Lou Barlow works on solidifying Sebadoh's reputation
She's only 14, but child star LeAnn Rimes knows what she wants. Can Nashville handle it?
City Hall's top brass use taxpayer-provided mobile phones to call sweethearts, power brokers, and Pizza Hut.
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