• Blogs

    April 24, 2014

    Dallas Jury Awards $3 Million to Wise County Family In "First Fracking Trial"

    When the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality took air samples from near Bob and Lisa Parr's Wise County ranch in 2010 on several occasions in 2010, their conclusions varied little. The levels of possibly harmful volatile organic compounds, like benzene were too low to cause "adverse health eff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Someone's Gonna Get Decked in Fight Over Paying for Upkeep of Klyde Warren Park

    Um, Mr. Grant? Moment of your time? I ask only one thing. If at all possible, can you get the kid out of this? You are the justifiably proud leader of the effort that brought us our wonderful new deck park over Woodall Rodgers Freeway at the north end of downtown, named for a child whose identity ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    In Legislature's Final Days, Lawmakers Extend Court Protections for Polluters

    Rep. Dennis Bonnen​Amid these "late nights and high feelings" of the tail end of the 82nd Texas Legislature, House lawmakers took a little time to pay the bills yesterday, tying up one last niggling loophole that was letting property owners sue polluters that were contaminating their land. As it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Go Out -- Way Out -- for Pizza

    How about that? The Flying Spaghetti Monster is actually an American tourist.​It's winter getaway season, which means folks are flocking to warm tropical islands -- and eating spaghetti and meatballs when they get there. My parents are spending the week in Aruba and kicked off their vacation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    At Friday's Screening of Gasland, Rallying the Troops to Keep Gas Drilling Out of Dallas

    Photos by Patrick MichelsAfter the movie, director Josh Fox, center, stuck around for a Q&A joined by the Sierra Club's Peter Wilson, Dallas drilling activist Raymond Crawford, DISH mayor Calvin Tillman and drilling activist Sharon Wilson.​Gas drilling opponents from around North Texas rallied ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    How Do You Get Your Constituents To Hate You? Tell Them Their Kids Aren't Very Smart.

    Sam Merten​Lot of interesting murmurs going around Southern Dallas the last few days concerning Christy Hoppe and Todd J. Gillman's stories in the The Dallas Morning News about Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Democrat of Dallas, dishing scholarships to her own relatives and the children of he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2009

    Savor Dallas: One Way to Fill Victory Park Without a Mavericks Game

    Patrick MichelsSee more photos in our slideshow here.Victory Park took on the look of a high-class feed lot Friday night as it hosted Savor Dallas, the annual wine, liquor and food-tasting festival.Penned in at the foot of the American Airlines Center, diners -- and more frequently, drinkers -- got ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 7, 2008
  • Calendar

    October 4, 2007

    Aruba, Abduction

    Beth Holloway-Twitty tells her story

  • Dining

    August 31, 2006

    Texas de Ka-ching

    The churrascaria king expands his dominion

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2006

    Texas de Kaching

    "We want to be the P.F. Chang's of steakhouses," Texas de Brazil founder and COO Salim Asrawi said when the first Texas de Brazil churrascaria opened in Addison in 1998. Churrascarias are those Brazilian grills where skewered meats are roasted over open pits and continuously cycled through the dinin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2006

    Welcome to Hell, Suckers

    On a day when it's supposed to reach 129 degrees, the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau is welcoming to town some 90 "travel writers, producers and public relations professionals" for the 2006 Society of American Travel Writers Central States chapter meeting, which takes place at the Hyatt Regency ... More >>

  • News

    July 1, 2004

    Dynamite Dave

    David Williams won $3.5 million finishing second in poker's grandest tourney, but dammit, that's just not good enough

  • News

    August 7, 2003
  • Music

    October 17, 1996

    Time captured in its flight

    James Bland's postcards from the edge of a scene

  • News

    May 2, 1996

    Scam Without A Country

    For con men the world over, there is no place like the Dominion of Melchizedek because it is no place