• Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Zebra Mussels' Takeover of Texas Quickly Becoming Inexorable

    The war for Texas' lakes continues apace, though it doesn't look like wildlife officials are holding the line. Despite the state's best efforts to get us to just dump the damned water out of our boats, zebra mussels may have established beachheads in two more North Texas lakes. DNA from the hardy E ... More >>

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    September 12, 2013

    A Rodeo Clown is Recovering After Having His Face Crushed by a Bull in Decatur

    Hooter Boswell has been a bullfighter -- a rodeo clown for the uninitiated -- for more than 20 years, the past 15 of them on the circuit with the Big L Rodeo Company out of Oklahoma. In all that time, he'd managed to keep his face intact. Then came this weekend's Wise County Sheriff's Posse Rodeo in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    A Field Guide to the Activists Protesting This Week's Vote on the Gay Boy Scout Ban

    The Boy Scouts of America's National Council meets this week at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, and it's scheduled to decide on Thursday whether to lift its long-standing policy banning gay scouts. (The ban on gay leaders is staying in place for now, but the organization's leadership, as well as a l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2012

    America's Second Richest City Is ... Midland?

    Writing in the Atlantic today, Derek Thompson reports from recently released data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis that Midland -- not Washington, D.C. or San Francisco, but a 110,000-person speck of dust out in West Texas -- is the country's second richest city, per capita. It might well be fir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Here's the Updated, Official Beer List for BrewFest

    See also: Buy Tickets to BrewFest It's happening tomorrow, rain or shine. Over 250 beers will be flowing for our BrewFest beer party in the Arts District. ICYMI, doors open at 6:00 p.m. for VIP and and 7:00 for General Admission (it's 21 and up obviously), and there'll be food and music from Cody ... More >>

  • News

    August 9, 2012

    Barbarians in the Ivory Tower

    America's for-profit colleges offer education only a con man (or a congressman) could love.

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    August 2, 2012
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    July 16, 2012

    Ousted Lesbian Scout Leader Jennifer Tyrell Will Confront Boy Scouts Brass in Irving on Wednesday

    You might know Jennifer Tyrell as the mother from Ohio ousted as den leader of her 7-year-old's Cub Scout pack not because all the other kids were jealous that her son is named Cruz Burns, which is undoubtedly the awesomest name a second grader could have, but because she is a lesbian. She was devas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    State, Federal Officials Insist Zebra Mussel Threat Confined to Lake Texoma. For Now.

    ​Zebra mussels are really Schutze's thing; he likes his with saffron and a white-wine broth, though of late he's taken to the far more exotic variation with aquavit, tarragon and cream. And per a release just dispatched by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    On May 10, the "Dallas Wave" Officially Becomes Part of One of Seven New Texas Paddling Trails

    TPWD/Michael BlackwellPaddling down the Dallas Trinity Trail​The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department sends word: May 10 is Texas Travel Rally Day, during which the TPWD will officially launch seven paddling trails in North Texas, beginning with the 8 a.m. shove-off from the Walnut Creek Paddling T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Local Music 'Mericans: Renee Benson-Short Has Seen Plenty of Music From Behind The Bar

    Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we'll be meeting some people behind the local music scene who aren't musicians, but more behind-the-scenes folk.Renee Benson-Short​She's helped flood a bar. She's seen fights between drag queens and other bar employees, and been exposed to (not without recip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    KXT Announces New Hosts, In-Studio Performances For Debut Month

    ​Big news to report this early afternoon on the new KERA-owned all-music station coming to your 91.7 FM frequency, oh, two weeks from today--and, of course, Robert somehow beat me to posting it, the jerk.But while he focuses on the new hosts at the new station--KERA's own Gini Mascorro will handle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    Whitt's End: 8.28.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Okay, let me snap off this Olive branch and extend it to the Christians this week. Peace? *Props to 103.3 FM ESPN Radio's Randy Galloway for landing the first in-depth interview with Texas Rangers ... More >>

  • Film

    January 31, 2008

    Sunset on Sundance

    At this year's fest, there were some curveballs and at least one knucklehead

  • News

    July 5, 2007

    Blade Runner

    Larry Neal has invented a flying motorcycle, and he wants you to try it

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    January 16, 2007
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    April 14, 2006

    Potok It Up

    The listener-supported, commercial-free radio station WPKN-FM, based out of Bridgeport, Connecticut, produces a weekly public-affairs show called Between the Lines; it's lefty of the dial, as it were, and good stuff. This week, the show featured an interview with Mark Potok, director of the Southern ... More >>