Burton Knight is declaring a qualified victory in his battle with City Hall over his water-friendly lawn.
"I was able to negotiate keeping the cactuses and not the boulders," Knight said. "I think that I'd rather have the biodiversity and the pleasures that cactuses bring than the rocks, even thoug ... More >>
Sure, historic preservation is a great idea, if people could just decide what history to preserve. In a recent decision to make East Dallas homeowners rip out native plants and replace them with sod, the Dallas Landmark Commission has come down solidly on the side of stupid history.
The commission ... More >>
We think about weird shit sometimes. This is one of those times.
1. Pizza Sleeping Bag (above)
This why-the-eff-didn't-I-think-of-that idea from B Fiber and Craft combines the unique pizza passion that exists inside us all with our desire to sleep outside. For a mere 250 American dollars (plus ship ... More >>
Here's proof, as if we needed it, that Woodrow Wilosn is the one high school in Dallas capable of producing high-achieving graduates not afraid to appear in international situations wearing odd pants. We offer this photo of Woodrow Wilson High School Over-and-Over Achiever Thomas Simpson and the ... More >>
Jayme RutledgeMarguerite Robbins with her cattle. Sweat pours down Marguerite's sun-baked face. She feels briars scratching through her dusty jeans. The buzzing and biting of mosquitoes is maddening. So is the old fence lining one of the back pastures. It's broken again. Marguerite stops wha ... More >>
On Sunday, The Dallas Morning News ran a piece headlined "The last, frantic days of Perot family hedge fund," which detailed how Parkcentral Global Hub Ltd. -- described in the story as "a Bermuda-chartered fund run from Plano and Dallas by the Perot family" -- saw its assets dwindle from $2.5 billi ... More >>
Playing a high-rolling mobster, Norm Berger was a convincing undercover agent for the IRS and FBI. Then the government accused him of pocketing some of the proceeds. As Norm would say, "Ya gonna love this one."
The great mystery of Perot's 1992 presidential bid was his sudden decision to quit the race. Biographer Gerald Posner found that Perot was a victim of a shadowy soldier of fortune-- and his own delusions.