Tyrone and Patrick Weatherall had a number of bad habits. Besides the obvious one, their fondness for selling crack, the brothers had lavish, attention-getting taste, which is probably ill-advised when you're in the drug-selling business. According to street lore, when the Weatheralls first united s ... More >>
Writing in the Atlantic today, Derek Thompson reports from recently released data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis that Midland -- not Washington, D.C. or San Francisco, but a 110,000-person speck of dust out in West Texas -- is the country's second richest city, per capita. It might well be fir ... More >>
Joel Schulman is not on the North Texas Tollway Authority's list of top toll scofflaws. In fact, he lives in Bossier City, Louisiana, three hours east of the nearest NTTA-controlled roadway. That hasn't stopped the agency from sending notice after notice demanding payment for tolls racked up by a c ... More >>
BMWs are not native to White Rock Lake, though they found a welcoming habitat among the mansions along Lawther Drive and have established colonies in the arboretum parking lot. On Sunday, for one day only, the car company will briefly introduce a new specimen: the 2013 X1. The vehicle -- whether it ... More >>
Dallas is hot, hot, hot on reality television. Or at least someplace sort of like Dallas.
If you have the cash, you could watch the Super Bowl with this old boat captain.Let's pretend you're a big spender who can't score tickets to the Super Bowl. What do you do with all that cash next week? You could blow it all on one awesome party, perhaps the Leather & Laces event at Hotel Zaz ... More >>
Photos by Sam MertenSchutze's been having a tough time tracking down council member Dave Neumann for comments. So close.As Robert pointed out below, Go Oak Cliff hosted the inaugural Blues, Bandits and Barbecue street party and Better Block Redux this weekend around the Kessler, where a clay ... More >>
This isn't a sports town, but more so a winners town. It's substance over style. For all you I-love-the-Cowboys-but-wait-over-there-the-Rangers-are-winning-so-now-I-love-them- more fans, there's a chance for you to be trendy. All season long the Rangers have celebrated big hits with a "claw" ... More >>
We're thinking the kiddos at Pinkston High School weren't having a tough time getting high last year. (The markers are streets where drug houses were located.)Tyrone Weatherall, the 35-year-old leader of the "West Side Gator Boys," pleaded guilty today to one count of conspiracy to possess wi ... More >>
Photos By Daniel RodrigueOnly adding to the residential feel of the coffee house, a well-worn chest of drawers serves as the shop's condiment bar .Yesterday, Roasted woke up craving a fresh cup of something different--a steaming-hot cup of new from a coffee house that we had yet to try. But, ... More >>
Each week City of Ate will give you the lowdown on a local happy hour in Quittin' Time, with the details and why you should or shouldn't take up the featured bar or restaurant on its drink specials.Where: Stoneleigh P, 2926 Maple Ave.When: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through FridaysWhat: Half-price ... More >>
To me, Dallas was a very different place ten years ago.Yes, there are names and places that seem to outlast the march of time. Gilbert Garza runs things at Suze, just as he did when the decade was young. Fearing and Pyles still top the city's list of true celebrity chefs. In 2000 people flocked t ... More >>
After the jump is an e-mail I received this morning from a Friend of Unfair Park, who received it this morning via a neighborhood crime watch mailing list. It concerns a carjacking in the parking lot of the Albertsons at McKinney and Lemmon Avenues. Though the e-mail says the incident occurred "T ... More >>
Sam MertenDon and Sheila Hill cross Commerce Street this afternoon after Judge Lynn said she'd consider arguments against honest services and money laundering charges.Four of the five defendants convicted last month of bribery and extortion in the City Hall corruption trial gained traction in ... More >>
Each week in 'Knockers' we order from a different delivery restaurant, assessing their efficiency and keeping a running score.Mango Thai Cuisine4448 Lovers Lane214-265-9996Promised delivery time: about 45 minutesActual delivery time: 48 minutesFriendliness of the guy on the phone: 11Ease of perso ... More >>
So, driving while texting is 23 times more dangerous than just, ya know, driving; 88 percent of Texas teens do it anyhow; with the growed-ups, the number's probably closer to 104 percent; and some states are proposing legislation outlawing the practice altogether. To which an Irving-based company ... More >>
Second in a very sporadic, yet nonetheless fascinating series by Dallas Observer staff writers Merritt Martin/Megan Feldman. Ladies, as always, mi casa es su casa ... You've been waiting haven't you? We knew you wanted it, but c'mon, we had to make you yearn. It was a tease, all in good fun ... and ... More >>
Former cornerback Dwayne Goodrich comes to grips with his hit-and-run of three Good Samaritans as he plans for life after prison
Photo By: Patrick Michels Set aside for now the question of whether valet parking represents an indulgence leftover from the pre-collapse heyday or a convenience necessary in congested parts of town. There are larger issues at stake. For instance, there we were at The Mansion on Turtle Creek wai ... More >>
Komen-deer BMWs for cancer research
Venturing into the Dallas jungle in search of the elusive $30,000 millionaire: Is he myth or fact?
A former Dallas Police officer says her partner had no right to search a car for drugs
Attempting romantic comedy, Sir Ridley Scott conquers neither
Get your motor running at the Cycle World International Motorcycle Show
Speed for a Cure
Remake yourself one book at a time
Get hooked on The Getaway
If Dallas cops are so destitute, how come police station parking lots look like the auto show?
Ferré Ristorante & Bar
Crú is corked in the wine-bar department
Any house owned by a Yahoo! "millionaire"
Do clothes make the lawyer? One Dallas judge thinks so.
A humongous lawsuit knocks on the door at City Hall, and we're gonna end up paying--one way or the other
New Year's evil
Encore's performance makes the drive to Fort Worth palatable
Bistral shoots for cheap casual and hits with taste
With the mayor and city manager leading the charge, the city council moves full speed on an arena deal that doesn't even exist yet