Your average U.S. truck driver in the makes something like $.30 or $.40 cents per mile. It's enough to make a living but not much else. Swap the 18-wheeler full of widgets for one full of Mexican marijuana, and the job becomes way, way more lucrative. Reliable data are tough to come by -- this part ... More >>
When a tiny hippie co-op refused to clean up its yard, the city of Arlington came down hard -- and brought the SWAT team with it.
Saturday was a banner night for carjackings in Dallas. The one in which the thief drove off with a 14-year-old girl sleeping in the backseat got the most attention, but there were several. At 1 a.m., a man was attacked by a group of men who took his Cadillac Escalade, holding him hostage for two hou ... More >>
Dallas ISD warned parents that it might not be a yellow school bus picking up their kids at their stops on the first day of school Monday morning. Smaller routes, like those serving magnets, would be served by a contractor, which promised to shuttle students in a van, SUVs or sedan. So, not in the b ... More >>
Construction for the new Rudy's Chicken started yesterday. Or at least a few spadefuls of dirt were tossed to kick off the effort. Council member Dwaine Caraway, Mayor Mike Rawlings and a number of others from the City Council came out to mark the project kickoff and get their hands on their share o ... More >>
Erin McKool's Take on Fast Food Feels Like the Begining of Something Big.
A white Mercedes CLS 500 slowly turns right off Clarendon and parks along the curb on the wrong side of the street. The tail end of the car is sticking out just a bit. The driver and his date, a young couple, get in line behind a family of six, all who just piled out of a black Suburban. Cars are pa ... More >>
It was the year 2000, and I was a young, hungry reporter in Chicago with a young, hungry state legislator on my speed dial
Papa wouldn't be proud of the Florida Seafood Grill
If Dallas cops are so destitute, how come police station parking lots look like the auto show?
Gary Patterson flew to El Paso for a job interview--and never returned. It took nearly two years for the Texas Rangers and Waco police to unravel the bizarre web of lies and treachery that led to his disappearance.
The Farmer's Market is finally turning a profit, and the city has plans to make it even better. So why isn't everyone happy?
San Antonio conservatives and a professional road warrior try to hijack a DART rail election
A plan for hike-and-bike trails faces gridlock
A Mexican man is jailed and almost deported because of INS ineptitude
Old rivalries flare in Uptown over a proposal to build a pocket park
Justice may be blind, but Dallas jurors aren't--particularly when it comes to race
Cozy's shows there isn't much in a name, after all
How two black Dallas men learned to love the lily-white Republic of Texas--especially the part about phony checks and payment-free plastic
An angry wife does to T. Boone Pickens what his corporate victims could only dream of
As Michael Irvin tries to scrub his image, it just gets weirder and weirder
Kris Kringles are everywhere this time of year, but where's the real Mr. Claus? With a skeptical 7-year-old's help, we cut through the fake snow and polyester beards so you know where to go