Saint Arnold Brewing Co., the oldest craft brewery in Texas, is releasing the next beer in their icon series this Wednesday. Icon Green is an Amarillo hefeweizen made with two-row barley and Vienne and Cara-Munich malts. "This is a refreshing summer beer for Texas and Louisiana that has the base of ... More >>
Last night, a bill to fund water projects across the state died an ignominious death in the Texas House of Representatives. This was strange because it looked like the rails had been thoroughly greased. During his State of the State back in January, Gov. Rick Perry made the case for dipping into the ... More >>
In Texas, one thing's for certain: If you're a killer, you're either going to face a really old guy who likes to stick people with needles or spend the rest of your life with a cellmate named Bubba who's been deprived of a woman for far too long. Unless you kill your girlfriend with a car in Amari ... More >>
Alex ScottFair To MidlandThe brain trust behind Violitionist Sessions have a good thing going. As seen on their most recent session with Fair To Midland, this grassroots Denton-based organization recruits artists coming through Denton to sit in their living room (from the looks of the video, it's ... More >>
I have been looking back at the federal corruption conviction that forced the late Al Lipscomb off the Dallas City Council in 2000. That conviction was set aside two years later by a conservative panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. We have lessons, people. Lessons. ... More >>
Photo by Sam MertenAl Lipscomb at the federal courthouse during the trial of Don Hill in '09'Round this time last year Al Lipscomb was hospitalized at Methodist following a fall that resulted in a broken leg; Gromer Jeffers wrote that the former council member wasn't "doing so well these days." W ... More >>
He likes it! Hey, Darroh! If you sat around yesterday waiting for Arrows and Anchors, the new Fair to Midland album, to go on sale, you no doubt ended up disappointed. The three-years-in-the-making album from the area progressive metal act has seen release was pushed back once more, this time to ... More >>
Angela Hunt, Dwaine Caraway, Dave Neumann and the rest of the Dallas City Council may not agree on everything, but you know what can unite them? Beer. Michael Peticolas' zoning change request, which we mentioned back in March, was unanimously approved at yesterday's council meeting. The change al ... More >>
Well, things sure are getting down to the nitty-gritty for Fair To Midland, who are now just about a month off from the release of their long-awaited, fourth full-length album release, Arrows and Anchors. And, as we approach that date, it's no surprise that more and more information is leaking out ... More >>
Jesse HugheyChicken-fried chicken with chipotle gravy and grits was great. But the real stars at the Strong Ale Festival were the beers, like this sample of Ommegang Triple Perfection.Good news if you missed the Strong Ale Festival at the Meddlesome Moth on Saturday -- you weren't alone. Which wa ... More >>
As mentioned last week, the Libertine Bar's March beer dinner is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, and will feature the greatness of Austin brewery Jester King. The dinner sounds tasty (menu available here), and should also be a great opportunity to try some very interesting beers. Boxer's Reve ... More >>
Based on the constantly buzzing (ha!) parking lot, and the word of mouth (some call it buzz) about BEE: Best Enchiladas Ever, it's become clear that the Oak Cliff counter-service enchiladeria is a neighborhood and willing-commuter favorite. People dig the options, the service, the people behind i ... More >>
It's not often I get to say so, but I wish I'd been in Amarillo last night. That's where the Big Texan Steak Ranch kicked off its two-month team rib-eating tourney, where one of 32 four-eater teams will try to gorge their way to glory, and a $1,000 grand prize. Last night was the first of the wee ... More >>
This old photo of the Texas Theatre was among a stack of unsold pictures being auctioned off yesterday.To begin the day, some housekeeping ...A happy ending to yesterday's story about the kidnapping of Eileen Loskot: She was found dehydrated but otherwise unharmed in New Mexico, and one of the th ... More >>
Meritage or Claret? What's the difference? Typically, both terms refer to Bordeaux-style blends, heavy on the Cabernet Sauvignon and/or Merlot, with one or more of the regions classic blending grapes added for body, spice and completeness. Most fans of Argentinian reds would be surprised to l ... More >>
Sam MertenDon Hill and wife Sheila. Like you didn't know that.This morning, The Wall Street Journal recaps the Dallas City Hall federal corruption trial for outsiders and others not glued to Schutze's riveting running narration from the Earle Cabell, where Bill Fisher takes the stand yet again this ... More >>
Making my way back to Big D after a week spent camping in Utah and Arizona, I stumbled upon KWTS 91.1 FM out of Amarillo. Broadcasting from the West Texas A&M University campus, this little oasis of deep indie rock kept me locked in until the signal finally diminished just outside of Wichita Fal ... More >>
Mark C. AustinHophead wasn't the only one thirsty for beer at Bonnaroo last weekend. Hophead spent a four-day weekend at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. The music, comedy, people-watching and general chaos of the thing made for an outstanding trip. But one of the hig ... More >>
Clearly, Chip Lord, Hudson Marquez and Doug Michels were way ahead of their time out in Amarillo.Dunno why I didn't think of this sooner -- burying a certain 1996 Jeep Cherokee of my acquaintance in a field somewhere, ditching it in a nearby river whose trees are in need of chopping down or just set ... More >>
Avanti Neighborhood Bistro5001 Addison Circle, Addison972-386-7800Duck confit consists of meat cooked in its own fat. The French developed a simple process rendering it perfect for storage over those occasional periods of foreign occupation. Merely by ramming it into a crock also packed with fat, du ... More >>
The Wedding, The Fold and Ocean Is TheoryThe MaxFebruary 16, 2009 Better than: Any other rock show you went to last night, promise. Two weeks ago, BrokeNCYDE got real raunchy for a crowd of 15-year-olds at the Max. With choruses like, "Let's get freaky now, let's get fucking freaky no ... More >>
Federal Bureau of InvestigationOne of the letters sent to a Chase branch, accompanied by a white powder later ruled to be calciumLast night, the U.S. Attorney's Office sent word that at 11 a.m. today there would a media conference at the Earle Cabell Federal Building downtown "to announce developmen ... More >>
Not a lot going on, music-wise, this inaugural evening in our area, but there are a few worthy performers out there who could help you celebrate Obamamania...Chance Anderson is a youthful, roots rocker from Lewisville (via Empire, Oklahoma) in the vein of Steve Earle. Anderson plays tonight at the B ... More >>
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Federal court records reveal the connection between city council ethics and dry-humping
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Lipscomb takes his story to Anglo Amarillo and hopes it plays better than prosecutors'
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Amarillo teen's confession to police indicates he lied about his role in the killing of a punk rocker
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How Fort Worth's rhinestone socialites bushwacked the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame
Slobberbone is the dumbest name for the best new band in town
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