• Calendar

    August 21, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    Rowlett Sued Because It May Have Fired a Trainee Cop for Allergy

    Of all the things that one thinks might derail a trainee cop's trip through the academy, an allergy isn't the first thing that comes to mind. Mishandling a weapon or failing a drug test, sure, but not an allergy. But in a lawsuit filed in Dallas County late last week, Rachel Figura says that her al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    What I Learned about Bees at Round Rock Honey's Weekend Beekeeping Class

    A Saturday morning in September found me standing in a large white suit with thousands of honey bees politely buzzing just inches from my face.

  • Calendar

    February 28, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Texas' New Food Cottage Law Might Actually Mean Something for Home Bakers After All

    The Texas Baker's Bill is getting closer to being useful to bakers. Late last week, news circulated about new language for the Texas Food Cottage Law, which passed last year and allows home bakers to legally sell their goods with a few certain conditions. After the law was passed, the Texas Departm ... More >>

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    September 29, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    A Spoonful Of Honey May Not Keep Your Allergies Down, But It's Tasty Enough To Try

    ​I've been eying the weather channel a lot lately. Not for the temperature, but for the pollen count, which apparently will begin an upward march as soon as the mercury begins to wane and the fall allergy season kicks off. Allergies aren't good for food critics, as you might have heard. I've ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Homegrown Food Remedies: Another Reason to Love Big Pharma

    Butter: Lousy for burns and doesn't prevent STDs, or so we've heard.​I am suspicious of at-home remedies. I don't believe in a cure until a stranger in a white coat feels up my glands and then prescribes it to me, in the form of an innocuous-looking pill, a potentially addicting spray or a vil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Could You Be Allergic to Barbecue?

    Patrick Michels​It's football season, which means tailgaters are weekly firing up their cookers and churning out meaty pork ribs, tender beef briskets and an array of other smoke-kissed meats that seasonal allergy sufferers might want to avoid. I spent five hours with an allergist yesterday, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Cats vs. Squirrels: Who Do You Hate Worse?

    ​You know how I feel about squirrels, but ... When I was a kid - thankfully I only have a vague memory of the experience - I underwent this allergy test. A bunch of razor-blade nicks in my bare back to see how I reacted to chemicals and whatnot. Result: I am allergic to Penicillin. The r ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2007
  • Music

    February 15, 2007

    Ben Kweller

    Monday, February 26, at Gypsy Tea Room

  • Calendar

    April 13, 2006
  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Easy Theater Night

    Theatre Three at the Quadrangle

  • Culture

    September 9, 2004

    Something to Sneeze At

    Theatre Three blows a big one with Tale of the Allergist's Wife; RTC rolls on Secrets

  • Dining

    June 7, 2001

    Hurricane Warning

    There's more to like about the Hurricane Grill than just the 45-ounce hurricanes

  • Dining

    February 22, 2001

    Nutty Fun

    Sometimes you feel like a lawsuit...

  • News

    June 10, 1999

    Desperate Measures

    Tim and Emilie Sherrod, parents of twin autistic boys, will do anything to find a cure -- even spend $14,000 to inject their sons with a hormone from pig entrails

  • News

    June 19, 1997

    Something In The Air

    Downwind of TXI's Midlothian cement plant, people and animals keep getting sick. Instead of investigating whether the plant is to blame, state regulators appear ready to let TXI burn even more hazardous waste. Part two of A Dallas Observer Special Report