Luke Crosland stands at the window of his seventh-floor office and looks out across Preston Center. In the foreground, a tangle of luxury SUVs battle for access to a shabby, two-story parking garage that seems to deteriorate before his eyes. The garage is ringed by a jumble of aging retail strips th ... More >>
Newest updates will appear at the bottom of this post. Yesterday's updates can be found here: Ebola in Dallas: What We Know So Far October 2: Morning Links: Emily Mathis on the atmosphere at Texas Health Presbyterian. From Vox, "How a Dallas hospital failed to diagnose the Ebola patient" and "The ... More >>
Dallas City Councilman Sheffie Kadane still isn't sure Dallas should be fluoridating its water. "Have you seen toothpaste that has fluoride in the toothpaste?" he asked Dallas Water Utilities Director Jody Puckett this morning. "And have you read the disclaimer on it that says 'Do not swallow, and ... More >>
Quitting now on city's anti-immigrant court fight would be pricey.
For over a year, a registered "spiritual organization" was the hottest after-hours spot in Dallas. Then it all came crashing down.
Russell Weinstein was waiting on a train at Arapaho Center DART station one afternoon last February, en route to the first day of a new job, when he was caught in the middle of a shootout between police and and a gun-wielding bus passenger. Weinstein was relatively lucky. Another bystander was kill ... More >>
Last month, Gary Lacara was "100 percent" sure that Bike the City, his 30-mile, Dallas-to-McKinney charity bicycle tour scheduled for a Sunday morning in April, was a go. "I wouldn't attempt this if I wasn't," he told Unfair Park at the time. And there was no reason to think he couldn't organize a ... More >>
Death, destruction and the end of humanity: Dallas pastor Irvin Baxter is building a media juggernaut by predicting the very worst.
Two years ago, when George Clayton announced that he was seeking to represent Dallas and Collin countie on the State Board of Education, the first question was, "Who?" It soon became clear that Clayton was, on the surface at least, a mild-mannered administrator at North Dallas High School who believ ... More >>
Photos by Stephen MaskerWe have a whole slide show from today's doings right here.Football fans who came to Fair Park for the Houston-Penn State match-up at the Cotton Bowl couldn't help but see the sideshow: As promised, the Westboro Baptist Church showed up at the TicketCity Bowl to remind ... More >>
Courtesy Haynes and Boone, LLPJason Villalba, chair of the Dallas Chapter of the Republican National Hispanic AssemblyIn case you haven't seen the updates to Friday's item about tomorrow's mayoral debate at Thomas Jefferson High School, Dallas Chapter of the Republican National Hispanic Assem ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsJackie Sawicky (in blue), who organized the Garland meet-up, flanked by Julie Spears and "Tea Party interloper" Robert Linenweber.Hands up, waiting for their turn to talk and asking the woman across the table to speak up a little louder, please, about 20 people gathered a ... More >>
U2, MuseCowboys StadiumOctober 12, 2009Better than: Half-time at the proper name spelling bee.Hal SamplesFor more photos from last night's performance, check out Hal Samples' slideshow.The first thing everyone noticed, of course, was the much ballyhooed stage, a spider-looking contraption that ho ... More >>
Adelfa Callejo Amazing how these stories come out of nowhere and are suddenly everywhere and mean everything when it's all just a big bunch of nothing. Few days ago, Adelfa Callejo was Dallas' well-regarded 84-year-old Latino-rights activist about whom Stanford Law students wrote glowing biographies ... More >>
Mexican attitudes on black and white is a gray issue
Dallas resident Brandon Friedman, vice chairman of VoteVets.org A couple of times in recent months, I've mentioned Brandon Friedman, a Dallasite who served as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division in Afghanistan and Iraq. He's currently vice chairman of VoteVets.org and th ... More >>
Along with announcing the creation of the new Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce, to be based in Richardson, Governor Rick Perry yesterday asked the state’s Employees Retirement System and Teachers Retirement System to divest any funds from companies doing business with the Islamic Republic of Iran, ... More >>
Gun dealer's alleged accountant comes up short
Late last week, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson signed a bill to outlaw cockfighting in his state, ending a decades-long struggle by animal rights activists to ban the bloodsport from the state. Now only one state remains where cockfighting is legal -- Louisiana -- and senators there are already ... More >>
Far from his Kurdish home, Adnan Kirkuki seeks out soldiers to defend his new one in the United States
Amory Lovins is gonna change the world, probably before he changes a lightbulb. Melting ice caps, starving polar bears and costal towns in eminent danger of submersion -- all of these depressing scenarios are at least in part the results of the stubborn belief that energy efficiency is inevitably an ... More >>
Parting words from the greatest cockfighter who ever lived
Central Dallas Ministries helps the poor find their own bootstraps
Author Mayes boasts about her perfect life
Lisa Diaz had to save her "precious babies" from an evil world. She drowned them.
Richardson stylist mixes politics and hair
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How does Virginia McGuire make a profit in the nonprofit business of creating affordable housing? Simple. She pays her husband.
Why are the DMN city columnists so lame? Belo wants them that way.
Dallas restaurateurs weather a year of many valleys, few peaks
Floored offers a reminder that irony isn't just about bringing the funny
Mike Judge is King of the Hill at the Dallas Video Festival
Adopted children in Texas fight to open records about their births
As anguished Plano watched heroin pick off its children one by one, a cry went up for police to do anything to stop the deadly plague. Months later, some parents say they went too far.
From the mayor of Atlanta, who was unjustly accused of graft, to a California man wrongly sentenced to life in a Texas prison, polygraph examiner Eric Holden found the truth that helped set them free
Justice may be blind, but Dallas jurors aren't--particularly when it comes to race
For Dallas' wackiest speaking gig, Cheyenne Turner brings in UFO inventors, alien abductees, and millennial prophets. But she has to keep her antennae up. These days, E.T. could be a neo-Nazi.
Drugs from Bolivia. Cash to Panama. Arms to Nicaragua. Bo Abbott says the CIA called - and he delivered.