How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce became the greatest (bumbling) enemy of America.
I wouldn't be the first to note that tacos are somehow disproportionately satisfying for their size and cost. Where else can you by a smile with a free side of hot sauce for just a buck and change? Wash one down with a fizzy Topo Chico and then order another. It's National Taco Day, and this is the ... More >>
Fernando Garcia was after gas, not sex, when he pulled his Ford pickup into to the Exxon station at Laureland Road and Interstate 35 on Wednedsay afternoon. Nor was he aiming to get laid when he was approached by a youngish, blond woman asking for a ride. The 61-year-old told police he was simply do ... More >>
This weekend the erstwhile comedy team of Cleaver and Falcon will travel north on 35 till they arrive outside of Tulsa for the three-day festival that is Rocklahoma. While preparing for their time spent in a tent and seeing Guns N' Roses, KoRn, Bush, Alice in Chains and Cheap Trick, the two had a di ... More >>
On the trail for justice with Texas' exonerees.
Richard Miles has been out of prison for nearly two and a half years, and he was finally, officially exonerated in February for the crime he didn't commit -- the 1994 murder and attempted murder at a Texaco near Bachman Lake. He's expecting his compensation check from the state today, any minute now ... More >>
Richard Miles is not only free, but officially cleared of a 1995 murder conviction.Free for two years, Richard Miles has nevertheless waited and waited for today -- the official acknowledgement that he did not commit the murder and attempted murder at a Texaco near Bachman Lake in 1994 for ... More >>
Rais BhuiyanTwice we've written about Rais Bhuiyan, who, on September 21, 2001, was working behind the counter of a Pleasant Grove Texaco station when a man with a shotgun entered the store and shot him in the face. Bhuiyan, who was 27 at the time, thought he was being robbed. He wasn't: Mark Str ... More >>
Via.City Hall was kind enough yesterday to pass along a recording of Monday's meeting of the city's Transportation and Environment Committee meeting. That's the meeting during which DART board member Jerry Christian told council member Jerry Allen he was no longer associated with the litigation a ... More >>
Andre Lewis was eight hours from being executed, until the courts realized they had made a big mistake
How consummate con artist Henry Lee Lucas resurrected the dead and went looking for a sucker. He almost found one.
How Glenn Heights turned a debate over starter homes into a nasty small-town war
Fifty years after leaving the Soul Stirrers, Rebert Harris has been called home
ExxonMobil shareholders use their stock to push a corporate giant toward change
Less than two years after Billie Bob Harrell Jr. took the $31 million lottery jackpot, he took his own life
When Dan Morales brokered Texas' $17.3 billion tobacco settlement, he blew away Governor Bush. He also made sure his friends got a few puffs.
Marc Ribot and his Prosthetic Cubans are Habana good time
For burglar Carnell Johnson, willing fences, indifferent neighbors, and friendly dogs ame for an easy living
Everyone's a contender during spring training, but can Will Clark and the Texas Rangers come back from last season's disappointments?
A tempest in a teacup over azaleas erupts into a class war in Dallas' Swiss Avenue Historic District
No matter what you think, your car is not fully loaded
Dwight Yoakam's the last great country singer left--and he doesn't need a twang to prove it
Unpaid Taxes, missing money, and a bitter business divorce threaten the empire of fitness guru Larry North
T. Boone Pickens Jr. has lost millions, been booted out of his own company, and his wife wants a divorce. Miriam Rozen chronicles the downward spiral of the once-fearsome Learjet Cowboy.
Dick Armey will eat his lunch.
A violent sport provides the knives, gaffs, and blood that bind
In a tiny Middle Eastern country, government officials have accused Dallas oilman Ray Hunt's company of cheating them out of millions.