It's such a familiar scenario, you suspect there's some sort of script. Some fresh-faced young man, or else an adult whose face is a bit too weathered for their years, knocks on the door. They're a troubled youth in a crime-ridden urban area, a single parent trying to make ends meet, just a guy tryi ... More >>
If you've been looking forward to the Dream Wedding Bridal Expo slated for mid-December at the Gaylord Texan, well, bad news this morning from the U.S. Attorney's Office.While Karen Tucker, the 47-year-old Pittsburgh woman behind the Gaylord event, is indeed a veteran convention planner with expe ... More >>
City of Ate's inbox is typically crammed with messages from eager publicists, hopeful restaurant owners and aggrieved diners, who've often found the Better Business Bureau unresponsive to their complaints about grimy bathrooms and surly bartenders. Since we can't do much for our woeful corres ... More >>
A Friend of Unfair Park forwards along this front-page Wall Street Journal story about Cyrus Hassankola, who moved to Dallas to open a business that always appears on the verge of closing -- the oriental rug shop at Preston Road and Royal Lane formerly known as "Going Out of Business." It was a geni ... More >>
To be honest, you might not want to use this coupon ... Apparently, Regal Row-based Ultimate Van Lines picked the wrong folks to mess with. Because today, the 4-year-old Dallas moving company gets a proper smackdown on Gawker Media-affiliated The Consumerist, where one unhappy family writes that Ult ... More >>
Cashing in on the adoption biz is easy in Texas, where lax rules let almost anyone play. Take Jennalee Ryan, for instance...
You've got to have balls to sell BioPerformance's hot product--mothballs
Inventor, musician and self-professed man of God, Al Petty says he hit on the perfect moneymaking scheme. His bright idea could cost him 1,200 years behind bars.
High-pressure sales tactics and promises of fabulous prizes make Dallas-based Silverleaf Resorts the champion of Texas time-shares, but dissatisfied customers say, "Buyer beware"
Legal assistant Jim Carrao works the dark corners of the justice system. He serves papers, does background checks, files annoying cases--and knows just enough law to be dangerous.
When Dan Morales brokered Texas' $17.3 billion tobacco settlement, he blew away Governor Bush. He also made sure his friends got a few puffs.
Accused of bribery, ineptitude, and cattle rustling, rookie constable Aurelio Castillo can't tell his friends from his enemies anymore
Private child support agency means more headaches for single mother
You want Brian Loncar on your side, all right. Ask anyone who's made the mistake of crossing him.
It doesn't pay to cross Daisy Joe