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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Patrick MichelsIt'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 >>
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 >>
Monday, February 26, at Gypsy Tea Room
Theatre Three at the Quadrangle
Theatre Three blows a big one with Tale of the Allergist's Wife; RTC rolls on Secrets
There's more to like about the Hurricane Grill than just the 45-ounce hurricanes
Sometimes you feel like a lawsuit...
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
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