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  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Lower SAT Scores Disprove Allegations Against DISD's Mike Miles, Which Were Nuts Anyway

    Good piece yesterday by Matt Haag on The Dallas Morning News education blog reporting that fewer public school seniors received at least a 990 score -- that's the number that means a student is "college ready" -- on the SAT exam, reflecting school Superintendent Mike Miles' push to have more kids t ... More >>

  • News

    April 17, 2014

    Asylum Insanity

    Welcome to the land of the free. While we decide whether we feel like deporting you, we've got a cold dank cell that'll suit you just fine.

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2013

    Sorry, Texas, but Jamaican Jerk Is the Best Barbecue in the World

    In honor of Sunday's sold-out Meat Fight, we're celebrating smoked animal flesh all week long in our inaugural Meat Week, in which we celebrate the procuring, cooking and face-stuffing of dead-animal flesh. The term "barbecue" holds a lot of different meanings to those who have tasted meat worked b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    The City Is Marching Toward a Plastic Bag Ban

    In a weekend story previewing the City Council's discussion today on single-use plastic bags, the Dallas Morning News ran a photo of a tattered Kroger bag snagged on a barbed wire fence, downtown Dallas looming as a backdrop. "What I want to hear is who's going to go get these bags off this barbed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    Nine Must-See Concerts in DFW This Week: June 6-12

    This week in DFW music, it's all about folk and pop. The two genres are spanning the calendars this summer, and this week in June is no exception, so in honor of that, here are five super surprising pop music facts, according to BuzzFeed. (By the way, it wouldn't be Dallas without a Manson/Cooper sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Tracking the Money Behind Beer Legislation, the $4.1 Million Question Austin's Kirk Watson Now a Co-Sponsor of Carona's Bill

    The Austin-based nonprofit group Texans for Public Justice must enjoy a cold beer at the end of each working day. They've been watching the package of beer-related bills at the state capital and on Thursday completed a thorough investigation into the money behind big beer. It's quite the read. See ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Senator John Carona's Bill Could Raise Cost of Beer Across State

    On Tuesday morning the Business and Commerce Committee convened at the capitol in Austin to discuss, among other things, the future of beer in the state of Texas. In the front of the room, some of Texas' most powerful state senators sat behind their nameplates at a long curved table. Facing them in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    The DEA Seized 269 Pounds of Leafy Greens En Route to a Dallas Produce House Last Week

    Last Thursday, an agent with the Drug Enforcement Agency received a tip from someone in Brownsville, Texas: A Dallas-bound freight shipment described on shipping manifests as a collection of scales and metal plates actually seemed to contain something else entirely. The shipment was picked up that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Dora Sauceda, the DISD Executive Accused of Faking Her Moving Expenses, Has Resigned

    Several things emerged from the internal Dallas ISD audit the Morning News got its hands on earlier this week. One was that Superintendent Mike Miles didn't hesitate to bend or break established protocol when he was assembling his leadership team. Another was that DISD really didn't want the report ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    The 100 Best Texas Songs: The Complete List

    100. Tripping Daisy, "Sonic Bloom" Before this album, the band had a grunge-pop affectation, but this song, from 1998's Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb, was more heartfelt than anything they'd done before. - Daniel Hopkins 99. Pleasant Grove, "The Plaque at 16ft" Bret Egner wrote "The Plaque at 16ft, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    The Best Texas Songs of All Time: #79-60

    Best Texas songs, #100-80 The Spotify playlist for songs #79-60 79. Lift to Experience, "Falling From Cloud 9" From one of the best albums of any North Texas act in recent history, "Falling From Cloud 9" is one of the more accessible songs on 2001's The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads. It's probably t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 26, 2012
  • News

    February 9, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Coming to a South Dallas Billboard: A Celebration of Black Atheists & Freethinkers

    ​"Here they go again," Reverend Kyev Tatum said. He laughed, but stopped abruptly. He was talking, of course, about the atheists. When we last caught up with the Dallas-Forth Worth Coalition of Reason, our local band of atheists, freethinkers and humanists, they were trying fruitlessly to g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2011

    For Sale: A 1960s Pencil Sketch of City's Skyline By a Member of the Dallas Nine, Ed Bearden

    Via eBay seller "barbiehunter9"​Five years ago, SMU hung in the Hamon Arts Library a heretofore little-known collection of works by a former Hilltop art student -- and then professor -- named Ed Bearden. The occasion garnered press then, and continues to generate interest, because of the subject m ... More >>

  • News

    August 26, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    So Far, Dallas (And Much of Texas) Hasn't Been Very Good About Sending in Census

    ​Today, Census Bureau Director Robert Groves sent out a press release urging Texans to send back their 2010 Census forms. Because, according to the numbers, most of the state's major cities are lagging well behind the national average of a 46-percent return rate. Brownsville (at 25 percent) ranks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Veggie Guy: Thanksgiving

    ​I would've really liked to spend this Thanksgiving with my brother and sister-in-law in Northwest Spain. They throw an amazing bash each year for all of their American friends, then take it to the clubs for late-night dancing and drinks. Fun times, for sure! My recently retired mother, however ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    Veggie Guy: La Cubanita

    ​My fascination with other cultures started back in the summer of '87 during a family vacation to Disney World's Epcot Center. Yep, Epcot Center. I know what you're thinking, but I remember dragging my folks around each prefabricated little country, collecting knick-knacks and sweets from shops a ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 18, 2009
  • Film

    May 7, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    10 Questions: Eddie Garza

    In October of last year, he started a blog, Dallas Vegan dedicated to vegan dishes--right here in the land of prime beef.That, of course, was his reason. In a city full of steakhouses and Tex-Mex restaurants, it could be difficult to find a decent vegan meal...beyond Cosmic Cafe and Spiral Diner.Gar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    "West Texas Puro Tango Blast" -- Not As Much Fun As It Sounds

    Only a few days ago, The Dallas Morning News ran a piece about Texas' Tango Blast gang, which was formed within the confines of the state's penitentiaries and "could change the Dallas landscape because it rejects old notions of prison gang exclusivity and lifelong commitments," wrote Tanya Eiserer. ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 3, 2008

    Bless Us, Oh Lard

    Damn fajitas and health-conscious eaters. They're killing traditional Tex-Mex.

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2008

    When Money Meant for Mexico Stays in U.S., Well, That's a Bad Sign

    The news out of Mexico this week was filled with stories of dwindling remittances -- which is to say, money sent by immigrants in the U.S. to relatives in their home countries. Mexican immigrants living in Texas, who comprise a large part of Dallas’ Latino population, are sending less money home a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2008

    Tommy Lee Jones on the "Fascist Madness" of a Border Fence

    Noticed that Harvard U.'s fancypants glossy 02138 has a new owner as of immediately. Also noticed the current issue's cover: an interesting portrait of Tommy Lee Jones, who, as you no doubt know, was borned in Midland and edumicated at St. Mark's School of Texas, where he's been on the board of dire ... More >>

  • News

    August 30, 2007

    The Best Little Icehouse in Texas

    Tacos! Beer! Bikini babes! Life at Fuel City is a gas, gas, gas.

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2007

    Swift Justice in a Faraway Place

    Illustration by Brian Stauffer One morning in March, the world's forces of globalization, migration and economic inequity collided in a split second on the balcony of a Best Western in the Panhandle. There, bubbling away outside the doors of three motel rooms, was a line of Crock-Pots. Beside one ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 4, 2006

    Starry, Starry Nights

    What does VIP mean in Dallas bars?

  • News

    January 16, 2003

    Trashy Dreams

    The city hopes its new "eco-park" will mean jobs and business. That may take some luck.

  • News

    July 11, 2002

    Hope in Hell

    Cameron Park, Texas, is the poorest town in the U.S.A. But its residents say life has never been better.

  • News

    May 30, 2002

    Open Season

    Border authorities fear a return to the law of the Wild West as Texas homeowners take up guns against illegal Mexican immigrants

  • News

    May 23, 2002

    The Naked Truth

    When it comes to Dallas' practice of prosecuting low-level porn clerks, jurors know hypocrisy when they see it

  • News

    August 23, 2001

    Desert Blooms

    Jetports and elite resorts may do what border bandits and blistering heat couldn't: rob Big Bend of its rugged beauty

  • News

    August 24, 2000

    The Apostle

    The preacher who launched this century's longest-running revival, transplanted Texan Stephen Hill, spreads the word: Sinners wanted here

  • News

    April 6, 2000

    Lost and found

    Poor, brown, and inner-city. These Adamson High School kids weren't supposed to make it. They did anyway.

  • Music

    October 14, 1999

    'Sunday Morning,' coming up

    Kris Kristofferson has lived a dozen lifetimes, and they keep on coming

  • News

    April 29, 1999

    Bully Pulpit

    Pushy, driven, and fearless, Texas Secretary of State Elton Bomer is Bush's big man on the border. But is he tough enough to cut through the red tape snarling efforts to help the poor people living in the colonias?

  • News

    October 29, 1998

    Bush's free ride

    With a little help from his Democratic pals, George W. Bush has become the GOP front-runner for president. But it's a cold world beyond Texas' borders, and it may take more than charm and luck to carry a good ol' boy to the White House.

  • News

    December 25, 1997

    The Few, the Proud, the Battered

    At Harlingen's Marine Military Academy, the line between discipline and abuse is sometimes as thin as a knife's edge

  • News

    September 11, 1997

    See Yvonne. See Yvonne run. See Yvonne run from the truth.

    She's the toughest superintendent DISD has ever had. But Yvonne Gonzalez's administration has already developed a dangerous tendency for bulldozing the facts.

  • News

    July 10, 1997


    Julio Mercado is Dallas' brand-new DEA boss, and he's inherited kilos of trouble. His city is about to be declared a drug disaster zone, but all his narcs seem to care about is snitching on each other.

  • News

    June 26, 1997

    Talk to the animals

    Veterinarian Norman Ralston favors acupuncture, herbs, and homeopathy instead of traditional animal medicine. He says pets speak to him through a channeler, and he lets them prescribe their own treatment. It's no wonder state regulators are keeping a clos

  • News

    April 10, 1997

    Not so fast, Sonny

    A sweetheart bill down at the Texas Legislature will let you pay to make one Dallas businessman richer

  • News

    March 6, 1997
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    November 23, 1995

    Paint it Black

    Haunted by his mother's suicide, Dallas-born artist barron Storey has won fame drawing the darkness