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Tom Morningstar's art can be seen adorning the walls of a few Gaston-area spots of Deep Ellum: The Elbow Room, Big-E's Convenience Store (killers tacos there, by the way), ... More >>
Texas HideoutWalter Penn, right, directing Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway in North TexasRobert Benton, born in Oak Cliff and raised in University Park and, later, Waxahachie, began working with collaborator and friend David Newman on a screenplay about Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow in 1964. They ... More >>
Dallas Municipal Archives/UNT LibrariesI envy John Slate most days -- after all, as the city archivist it's his job to dig deep into Dallas's history, where I am but mere enthusiast and dilettante. It was Slate who last week found something once thought lost to the dustbin of history: that animat ... More >>
View Larger MapWhen I was talking to First Assistant City Manager Ryan Evans yesterday about the city's decision to deny parking-citation scofflaws their vehicle registration, I also asked him about the old Bama Pie building across from Fair Park. No real reason why, except that three looong years a ... More >>
Texas should be ashamed of itself.In the old days this state produced larger than life heroes--men like James Fannin, Clyde Barrow and "Hollywood" Henderson. But now, after two from the Bush clan (three if you count Neil), a Rove and the guys at Enron, all we can cling to is our national dish.And c ... More >>