Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price is exactly right to support Zachary Thompson, the county's embattled health director responsible for fighting West Nile disease. Zachary Thompson is exactly right to worry about the role of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a fede ... More >>
The West Nile virus is officially back. Public health officials got their first confirmation of that last week when mosquito pools in Richardson tested positive for the disease. Today, Highland Park announced a positive test of its own. Dallas County is already urging residents to use insect repella ... More >>
The LGBT Resource Center at Texas A&M University, like its cousins at the University of Texas and the University of Houston, is an innocuous arm of school bureaucracy that offers an array of resources to gay and transgendered students. There is a guest speaker program, a lending library, networking ... More >>
Don't scramble the county air force just yet. We need to do some serious reading and talking before the Dallas County does a repeat of last year's aerial spraying for West Nile disease. I have a copy of the final Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report on last year's spraying. Sorry, can' ... More >>
Earlier this week, Time magazine opined that West Nile disease, which has now killed 12 people in Dallas County and sickened almost 300 more, is a "self-inflicted wound." Bryan Walsh wrote that an extremely mild winter and scorching summer created a great breeding ground for mosquitoes. Climate cha ... More >>
There are many possible explanations for why this year has turned into the worst ever for West Nile. A mild winter and wet spring played a part, and maybe climate change contributed as well, but no one's really sure. Except Time, that is. Bryan Walsh has a piece on one of the magazine's blogs title ... More >>
I'm not, by nature, someone who spends much time worrying. I assume, more or less automatically, that I'm not going to contract that horrible disease, that ominous-looking strangers probably won't murder me, that there will be time to swerve when that 18-wheeler drifts into my lane. My wife says I w ... More >>
The World AIDS Day broadcast from D.C., featuring the likes of Presidents Clinton, Dubya and Obama alongside Bono and Alicia Keyes, is livestreaming here. Tune in for "the beginning of the end," a reference to breaking news that researchers are now a little bit closer to an AIDS vaccine. Tonight ... More >>
Rhode Island's ramshackle band of rockers, Deer Tick, has been rather prolific since the release of 2007's War Elephant. That album that won fans with the literate, country rock stylings of lead singer and songwriter John McCauley III. It wasn't before everyone was ready to lather the stickiness of ... More >>
A couple of months back, ABC News noted that even in the midst of Texas's historic drought, Houston was seeing a "sudden surge" in the number of mosquitoes carrying West Nile. Why? Because it's Houston. But now, it's Dallas's turn -- or, at least, your turn if you live in the area of town bounded ... More >>
Rick Perry's Texas is a job-making, low-taxing oasis of prosperity. It's also pure fantasy.
Via.Hilary SwankI got a call yesterday from the mighty Robbie Brenner, one of the producers of the fingers-crossed film The Dallas Buyer's Club, which, as you're surely aware by now, is the long-in-the-works adaptation of the true-life tale of Dallas electrician Ron Woodroof and his journey from ... More >>
Start your Valentine's Day off right by eating brunch at La Duni Latin Kitchen & Baking Studio on Oak Lawn--but make sure your meal includes a piece of cake. Like one of the walls in La Duni reads: "a day without cake is a day without love." Since we knew we'd be going to Lovers Pizza for ... More >>
Bono is sad. And no, it's not because he hasn't found a new cause to get behind. He's sad because people aren't giving money to one of his favorite causes.
The offending fruitFruiti Pops, Inc., based in Santa Fe Springs, California, is voluntarily recalling its 4-oz Mamey Paletas frozen fruit bars due to possible contamination with Salmonella typhi, the cause of typhoid fever. If that seems familiar to you, it should be. Goya Foods recalled its froz ... More >>
One reviewer once described the sound of Austin's Yellow Fever as "haunted house surf music" and although that's a bit cryptic, it's not far off the mark. Jennifer Moore and Adam Jones have been doing their oddball mix of girl group harmonies and Velvet Underground-inspired noise for several yea ... More >>
Recipe Demonstrated by Nicole Gragg Most of the people around me are coughing, everything I touch is freezing, animal lovers are dressing their dogs in holiday sweaters....this is when I knew that winter had finally arrived. There are only two things that can make arctic temperatures bearable ... More >>
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