Willie Nelson was born 80 years ago today in the small town of Abbot, Texas. This really should be a holiday. Nelson has been a Texas institution for over 50 years now. He's closely tied to our state's image -- his long career saw him start as a DJ in Houston, move to Nashville as a song writer, en ... More >>
So who is this Democrat judge, Lena Levario, who not only stands up to Democratic Party golden boy Craig Watkins, our embattled district attorney, but holds him in contempt of court? Does she not understand the most basic tenet of Dallas County Democratic Party philosophy -- that Dr. King died so th ... More >>
What will Ron Kirk do when he returns to Dallas after leaving the Obama cabinet next month? If I had to bet, I'd say he won't return to Dallas, which will be a shame. If he did come home, maybe he could do something about these local Democrats. Former Dallas mayor Kirk is getting high marks from bo ... More >>
Amidst all the ruckus, resignations and double-talking over Susan G. Komen for the Cure's politically charged move to pull its breast-cancer screening funding from Planned Parenthood, you should also be aware: Dallas-based Komen's actually the subject of a documentary that opens in Canada today t ... More >>
When Snoop Dogg was issued a citation for marijuana possession at a border checkpoint outside El Paso last week, the world reacted with shock and disbelief. We had no idea this beacon of sobriety -- the same guy who penned "Smoke Weed Everyday" - could act so out of character. Of course, Texas is f ... More >>
The neo city on the hills is a far cry from its cheap pot, cold beer and low-rent former ways.
Back in December we made mention of a one-woman show set to bow in Philly this month: Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins. Yesterday, The New York Times offered a lengthy sneak peek at the show "by" and about Schutze's former colleague and competitor, which stars Kathleen Turner as t ... More >>
How County Chair Jonathan Neerman Plans to Ease the Dallas GOP's Woes
Former Texas Attorney General Jim Mattox, who died in his sleep Thursday at his home in Dripping Springs, will lie in state today in the Texas House of Representatives chamber of the Texas Capitol; hours are from 3 to 7 p.m. As the Star-Telegram noted over the weekend, "The last dignitary whose body ... More >>
Hey, Mr. King of Talk Radio, meet the queen
The cell phone rang at 10 last night, and Lily Tomlin was on the other end at long last to talk about, right, Jenny the elephant -- though she did have some to say about her canceled HBO series set in Dallas, 12 Miles of Bad Road, including a story involving Mary Kay Place and Ross Perot Jr. you'll ... More >>
One mother's crusade to better the life of her mentally retarded son and the system that failed him
Brian Harkin Former president Bill Clinton, speaking moments ago to a small crowd near Grauwyler Park. A surreal scene a couple of hours ago, a real WTF moment: Bill Clinton, former president of the United States, standing in the back of a blue pick-up truck off Harry Hines Boulevard and Anson Road ... More >>
Esteban Pastorino Diaz's photos riff and play on the so-close-yet-so-far
Tailing downtown Dallas' pack of pampered canines
The race for governor gets dirty fast
How does Virginia McGuire make a profit in the nonprofit business of creating affordable housing? Simple. She pays her husband.
Identity-theft victim gets the cold shoulder
A pro-business black Democrat who appeals to white voters, Ron Kirk is the sport utility vehicle of Senate candidates. But will voters buy him?
With a homeboy headed for the White House, a handful of his Dallas pals have hopes of making their mark on Washington
Or, how a Democrat and reviled former DISD board president found a happy home pushing "educational acoountability" for the GOP
Confronting advanced breast cancer without a dime to her name, Texas legend Priscilla Davis insists the good times aren't over yet
Courts that aim to treat, not punish, addicts gain a slow toehold in Texas
Comptroller Carole Keeton Rylander wants to take the state into the 21st century -- and herself into higher office -- with her vision of "e-Texas"
On the prosecution-biased Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, justice isn't blind. It's dumb.
When heavyweight Southwestern Bell gets into a brawl with AT&T at the Legislature, consumers--that's you--are the ones who get beat up
Michael Capehart finds the going lonely for a yellow-dog Democratin GOP country
Texas' Log Cabin Republicans find themselves the ultimate outsiders--vilified by both the GOP and fellow gays
Despite shoddy science, bad economics, and catastrophic health risks, a West Texas border community may become the nation's nuclear dumping ground
Are bad-boy lawyers Bill Brewer and John Bickel building a bridge to Dallas' minority communities, or trying to sell them one?
Essential bassist Tommy Shannon hangs in there
How County Commissioner Jim Jackson and his right-wing Republican cronies have Dallas' judges running scared
Texas Industries wants permission to burn 270,000 tons of hazardous waste each year at a concrete plant 30 miles from Dallas. That would make it the nation's largest incinerator of toxic waste. Despite stunning ignorance about what this will do to your he
Barry Switzer testifieson booze, black men,and red wine
The biggest gay fund raiser in Dallas is more popularity contest than charity
Dallas' ailing soul-food queen longs for one more turn in the kitchen
Americans don't understand why Quebec wants to secede
How Dallas' new mayor pulled it off
Ginger Rogers, 1911-1995
Grassroots political group demands straight answers
How a giant lawsuit against General Motors could leave lawyers with millions - and Texas truck owners breathing fumes