"So -- what's it like in there?" He was a young medical intern from Baylor University Medical Center and he was in line at The Slip Inn with a group of guys celebrating a bachelor party. "I take it you aren't from here," I replied. "What have you heard?"
It was a domestic violence call that first brought Dallas Police Department officers to the 4300 block of Crozier avenue on Thursday night. A witness who lived nearby said he saw a man "beating the shit" out of his girlfriend. The witness, later identified by family members as Rubin Brown, told pol ... More >>
Local officials had a big celebration last month when a hospital in southern Dallas finally started offering forensic exams for rape victims. "Unfortunately, Dallas has a perceived -- and maybe a real -- impression that individuals from the southern sector don't receive services like those in the ... More >>
If you were in a particularly charitable mood and didn't know much about the situation, you might credit Misrael Perla with trying to save Alexandra Julia Moreno. He did, after all, rush the 20-year-old Irving woman to the hospital when he discovered her unresponsive in July 2012. But then you lear ... More >>
Shaky evidence sent Sonia Cacy to prison for burning her beloved uncle to death. Now she's destitute and fighting the state to clear her name.
Austin's Sons of Fathers is the brainchild of David Beck and Paul Cauthen, two guys who were born and raised all over Texas in musical families. After meeting at a park in San Marcos, the duo christened themselves Beck and Cauthen only to have representatives from Beck Hansen send them a cease and d ... More >>
It's the 25th Anniversary of the DOMA. And while it's true that bands and venues come and go, many of the people behind them have been here all along. We asked a few of these long standing music veterans -- now behind the scenes at DOMA nominated venues The Kessler, The Foundry and Rubber Gloves Reh ... More >>
John Boehr, a 31-year-old opera singer from Carrollton, says he was violently mugged Thursday afternoon as he walked to choir practice in South Dallas. The attack happened at 3:10 p.m., as Boehr was en route to the Dallas Opera's rehearsal facility at 4301 S. Fitzhugh, on the far eastern edge of Fa ... More >>
Maybe you've had a bad week. Maybe work sucked. Maybe your car broke down or you were dumped by your significant other or your cat died. Maybe you experienced all of that. Even if you did, you had a better week than Reginald Keith Zackery Jr. Zackery's misery began last Friday afternoon at the Good ... More >>
When he was a kid, before his mom died during an already difficult upbringing and left him to spend his teenage years shuttling from one foster family to the next, Trrance King lived near a fire station. (That's how he spells his name, according to court records) The men there were friendly and took ... More >>
The party at 9807 Laneyvale Ave. in Pleasant Grove on Saturday evening started pleasantly enough. It was, after all, a celebration of the holy sacrament of baptism that had been performed earlier in the day. Then, Noel Lorenzo Hernandez crashed the party. Hernandez, a 21-year-old Irving resident, h ... More >>
Craig Watson had seen his share of hard times since leaving the military. The 51-year-old was homeless, chronically unemployed and isolated from his family, who live 1,000 miles away in Florida. Still, things had been looking up as of late. He'd been in contact with the Veterans Administration, whi ... More >>
Here's how the Dallas Police Department described last night's officer-involved fatal shooting in Pleasant Grove in 1:44 a.m. Facebook post: On July 17, 2013, at approximately 10:00 pm officers responded to a burglary in progress at the 1600 Block of Conner Dr. Upon arrival, officers observed one s ... More >>
Other than the media vans of NBC 5, WFAA 8, and KRLD 1080 parked out front, it was business as usual at The Heart Hospital at Baylor Plano on the morning of Thursday, July 11. Still, there was a palpable awareness inside that country music legend Randy Travis was being treated at the hospital, wher ... More >>
A 1-year-old child died after being left in a locked car in the parking lot of Frank Guzick Elementary School in Pleasant Grove. The child's mother is a teacher at the school, according to a statement from Dallas ISD. A statement from the Dallas Police Department says that a witness observed the c ... More >>
At 2:15 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27, local DJ, longtime musician and father of three John Walker had just left his job at Rockit Lab Studios and was traveling on Lemmon Avenue, near the intersection at Oak Grove Avenue. He collided with a taxi cab. Exact details of the accident are still unclear, ev ... More >>
In early hours last Saturday morning, police arrived at Club Extasis to find John Hargrove sprawled in the middle of the floor, unconscious. He had been badly beaten in a bar fight, struck with a chair and pool cues by several attackers. He was dead by the time his body arrived at Baylor Hospital. ... More >>
The last time friends saw Damien Falgoust conscious was about 1:30 a.m. Friday, when he was sharing post-game drinks with his kickball teammates at the Knox Street Pub. He left the bar, got into a taxi and set off for his condo near the intersection of Matilda Street and La Vista. He never made it. ... More >>
The incident report on DPD's public access website regarding Marshall Moreno's death is bare-bones. Yesterday at 4:47 p.m., the 43-year-old died at Baylor Hospital of unknown causes, and his body was taken to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy. But the cause of Moreno's death isn't quit ... More >>
Former city council woman and intermittent Unfair Park commenter Sandra Crenshaw was arrested in August after she allegedly failed to return a rental car to Budget. Court records show that she was indicted on felony theft charges last week. We accidentally broke the news of her indictment to Crensha ... More >>
Drive around Dallas -- not the suburbs, Dallas -- and what do you see? You see a nice kind of new well-kept Dallas toward the northern end of the city, with a few glitches here and there. But anywhere south of Mockingbird you're likely to see a bunch of crapped-out streets and busted curbs. If you g ... More >>
By 1 a.m. this morning, at least one attendee at Saturday night's Electric Daisy Carnival in Fair Park had been declared dead. At least another two dozen had been hospitalized.After a first year in Dallas that had been deemed a "phenomenal event" by city officials, the second Dallas installment o ... More >>
USA Today directs our attention to agent Leigh Steinberg's kick-off column for the Los Angeles Times's small-paper spin-off The Daily Pilot, which ran last week. In it Steinberg tackles the subject of concussions, which, he writes, have become an "undiagnosed health epidemic ... sweeping athletic ... More >>
It took four years and $1.8 million to complete the longest light-rail construction project in U.S. history -- says DART -- but a little more than one month since DART's Green Line opened, it's been for all intents and purposes a success. While the full line was officially opened on December ... More >>
Dallas Area Rapid Transit was awful happy with the outcome of April's test run of the "reconfigured" Green Line, intended to alleviate the f-bomb that was last year's Texas-OU train ride to nowhere. For the first time since its opening, DART had the Green Line going in one direction -- clockwise, ... More >>
Outside the Theatre Gallery in Deep Ellum a quarter-century ago.It was the summer of 1984 and the city of Dallas was in the midst of a serious makeover. The Republican National Convention was coming to town and Big D was trying to put a conservative foot forward as the media spotlight fixated on our ... More >>
UT SouthwesternDr. Bill PetersonCouncil member Angela Hunt has nominated Dr. Bill Peterson, a professor of biochemistry at UT Southwestern Medical Center, to replace term-limited Neil Emmons on the city plan commission. Peterson's term as Hunt's appointee to the city's senior affairs commission exp ... More >>
Patrick MichelsA DART official strolls past one of the "Traveling Man" sculptures across from the Green Line's new Deep Ellum Station Tuesday morning. Tomorrow, Unfair Park will feature a video from today's sneek peak.Check out more photos from the Green Line tour in this photo set.With less than ... More >>
Alexa SchirtzingerWhere the Santa Fe Trail ends ... at Hill AvenueThis weekend marked a quiet little victory for East Dallas: the opening of a section of raised street crossings on the Santa Fe Trail, from South Carroll Avenue southwest to Hill Avenue, which means cyclists can now ride from Woodrow ... More >>
Imagine a city with flowing creeks, walkable neighborhoods and greenery. No, not Seattle, dummy.
Local lawyer suspected in drunken Labor Day shooting
Central Dallas Ministries helps the poor find their own bootstraps
Even Buzz finds something to smile about in 2006
Love doesn't have to hurt, but steal my beer and I'll kill you
With Trees' fate nearly sealed, we look back at its brave beginnings--and, of course, the blood
Plus: Big Idea
Eight years ago, Kim Sullivan turned to the state for help collecting overdue child support. She's still waiting.
A journey of army-navy stores
Bobby Soxx, local punk-rock legend, died last week. Finally.
East Dallas residents rally to buy time against Haskell Avenue bulldozers
Wayne Hancock rides shotgun down the Lost Highway