If the point of a plastic bag fee is get people to stop using plastic bags, then it may not make sense to give the bags away to people who can't afford the fee, though the Texas Department of State Health Services says poor people on federal aid shouldn't have to pay for grocery bags. A few weeks ... More >>
Animal breeders square off against Texas.
If you're gonna do drug or booze stuff this weekend, do it in Houston, where Burger King is now offering burger delivery. Houstonites can order a Delivery Deal that's 10 cheeseburgers and 20 chicken nuggets. Delivery hours are 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. every day. And that's great. For Houston. But, wh ... More >>
Michael Ehlert moved to Texas from New York City in 2011, where he worked at DBGB, one of Daniel Boulud's concepts. In Dallas his first kitchen home was at The Chesterfield in downtown. Last month, he moved over to Campo, where he is now the executive chef. We sat down last week to discuss his culin ... More >>
Natasha Calvert is originally from Denver, and began working at Whole Foods in 2006. She recently moved to Texas, where she's a "forager" for local products, traveling around meeting purveyors, producers, growers, ranchers and the occasional chicken. Then she helps bring those products to the store' ... More >>
City Hall turns back on fudged numbers for bike lanes.
Conceptual rendering, meet The Real ThingFor now, at least, you can forget about the city spending an additional five figures to study the Dallas Wave, which Schutze calls in this week's paper version of Unfair Park "the unbelievably screwed-up man-made kayaking rapids" in the Trinity River. No d ... More >>
The man who warned of danger at the city's Trinity whitewater park gets sold downriver.
Photos by Rachel Parker, with a slide show hereUnder the baking sky at the Texas Motor Speedway, a small, rotund man adjusted his straw hat and tightened his grip on a green flag nearly half as tall as he was. "Houston Lady Racers, you've got 30 seconds," he said to the high-school aged girls sur ... More >>
We may or may not have found Mark Abuzzahab's Driver's License photo.No, Mark Abuzzahab, the new program director at KXT-91.7 FM (and their very first, by the way), isn't here yet. Won't be for a few more weeks. He's still down in Austin, finishing up his stint as the music director at KGSR-93.3 ... More >>
Mark WeinsteinIt's been almost a year since Mark Nerenhausen suddenly stepped down as CEO of the AT&T Performing Arts Center after less than two years on the job. But this morning, the AT&T PAC made it official: Mark Weinstein, ex of the Washington National Opera and the Pittsburgh Opera, ... More >>
Thank goodness. Finally reached Judy Schmidt, marketing director for the city's Trinity River Corridor Project, to ask about tomorrow's grand opening of the Trinity River Paddling Trail. I had been trying to reach her since last week to ask if she was going to warn people they might be killed. Bu ... More >>
The city spent millions on a kayaking park that almost no one can use -- and the money's still flowing.
Hey drunkards! Let's all move to Boulder. Sure, it's super cold in Colorado (because, for some reason, that state acknowledges that winter is a season) but they have one awesome thing we haven't got: Hangover Helpers. We heard about these guys while listening to the Edge this morning and didn't ... More >>
Good news out of Old 97's camp today, as the band has announced that The Grand Theatre, Volume One, has earned the band its career high marks in Billboard chart position. In its first week on the charts, the disc placed at No. 83 in the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, No. 25 in the Rock Chart, No, 15 ... More >>
All photos by Jesse HugheyThough you may not have known it, as the brewery's products are carried by fewer than 20 retailers and pubs in the area, Boulder, Colorado's Twisted Pine Brewery has made its way into North Texas. In Dallas, you can find Twisted Pine brews at Pogo's, Trinity Hall or the ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Friday, April 24, 2009... Eminem seems to think that hip-hop will be a better place because he's back. Will it Marshall? Will it really? Did you know that some of the guys in Mastodon love doing mescaline and playing Street Fighter? Universal Pictures bo ... More >>
Well, if you thought our SXSW coverage was over, you'd be wrong. There's plenty more coming this afternoon. In the meantime, here's what you maybe saw in Dallas, as most of DC9 was down in Austin... The Maine @ The House of Blues, Friday, Mar. 20"Don't be fooled by my girl jeans, I'm just showing ... More >>
Shalom, Y'all Good thing I didn't let my subscription to Jewish Living lapse (got it for my bar mitzvah, along with a bunch of savings bonds and fountain pens). Because now I know that North Dallas is No. 5 on the list of the Chosen People's top 10 neighborhoods in North America -- right below Ave ... More >>
For Quinn Eaker, a son of the radical "unschooling" movement, school's out forever
Landmark Theatres chain takes over Magnolia
BurlesqueFest busts out at the Gypsy Tea Room
How Steven Soderbergh kept the Terry Southern tale from turning tragic
Yes, The Strokes are as good as advertised
The fad fades, but brewpubs survive
Pimpadelic's Kord Murphy finds time
For Buddy and Julie Miller, love, God, and country music are all that matters
Deep tapas; Dale Wamstad's revisionist history; Donkey kong
Dead Kennedys, Alternative Tentacles, and the lawsuit that proves there isn't always room for Jello
Leap-frogging through history with the Toadies
Even on album, Sivad's just making it up as it goes
Dallas-raised Terry Southern wrote Easy Rider, hung with the Beatles, and influenced a generation. But he died penniless, and now his son must pay off Terry's debts--and restore his father's legacy.
Holly Mullen meets Dunham and Miller, the radio jocks whose sports talk show leaves Dallas women panting for more
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.
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX
Keb' Mo' makes the fat ladies get up and dance
When you buy that double-swirl cone from ICBIY, you may not be licking what you think
A visit from columns past