It's probably surprising to everyone outside of Texas that people here get excited about a convenience store. But Buc-ee's isn't your average convenience store. Sure, other states have their truck stops and plain old gas stations, but Buc-ee's is like an oasis in the middle of otherwise desperately ... More >>
The days when you had to actually smoke marijuana to get dosed with THC ended long ago with the discovery that the chemical can be melted into butter and baked into brownies. Ganjapreneurs in Colorado are taking things to a completely different level. In Denver, you can get high via balms, massage ... More >>
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. One of the things that makes barbecue places great is that some of them are just so strange. ... More >>
There's already an Off the Bone. I went there once, back in the mists of time. I remember that the location was worrying, that I had to take holiday allowance from work to be able to order a buttermilk pie in a misunderstanding that ran for several days and that the ribs were easily worth the trip. ... More >>
We knew this was coming. The North Texas Tollway Authority kind of telegraphed it when the agency announced that some 6,000 of its top scofflaws would be referred to an outside law firm for possible litigation over their toll-ignoring ways. And now, it's here. The NTTA filed more than a dozen civil ... More >>
I am back from a recent lunch at a run-down tiny shack in Lewisville, and I am still delighted at barbecue. I mean, it's just amazing. How does it taste that good? Is it magic? Do they put LSD in it? Why is it that the grimier and smaller the shack, the better the barbecue? How ill am I going to get ... More >>
On December 7, in the diminishing dusk light of the parking lot across the street from Wells Fargo on University Drive in Denton, Richard Haskins sat alone in a red, 1984 four-door Mercedes. Wearing a black Misfits t-shirt, khaki cargo shorts and a pair of low-top black Converse, he looked at the ba ... More >>
Hop in the canoe with Schutze as he cries himself down the river.
Came across this video posted to YouTube yesterday by the friend of the show who maintains the essential Dallas Trinity Trails blog. I'll let Ben describe what he captured:Dallas County Sheriff Deputy cornering and chasing dirt bike motorcycle on the Trinity River levees near Industrial Blvd and Cor ... More >>
Photo by Nick RalloOnce more Nolan Ryan gathered the media together to discuss "a very, very sad day for the Texas Rangers organization" -- the death last night of 39-year-old Brownwood firefighter Shannon Stone, who fell 20 feet to his death at the Ballpark in Arlington attempting to reach a bal ... More >>
This photo of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys was taken at the Ranch House and comes from the MySpace page of former Playboys vocalist Ramona Reed, who joined the band in 1951Kosse, down in Limestone County, is known as the "Little Town With a Big Heart" -- and as the birthplace of Bob Wills, wh ... More >>
Thank goodness. Finally reached Judy Schmidt, marketing director for the city's Trinity River Corridor Project, to ask about tomorrow's grand opening of the Trinity River Paddling Trail. I had been trying to reach her since last week to ask if she was going to warn people they might be killed. Bu ... More >>
Back in August, Patrick Michels graced the cover of the paper version of Unfair Park with this great cover story about skateboarder and real estate developer Al Coker's private Guapo Skillz Center, banished to a slice of the Cedars ("near where Akard Street dead ends at Corinth in a collection of DA ... More >>
A couple of years back, in his Echoes & Reverberations piece about the Longhorn, Jeff Liles ran the picture you see here -- good God, that must have been quite the back-to-back. But that's from January 1978. This week's offering comes later, in February 1982, when Merle Haggard and the Strang ... More >>
Photos by Sam MertenThe view from Section 235.As Texas Rangers third baseman Michael Young and others took the field this afternoon for pre-game stretching, the shocking fall of a 25-year-old firefighter from Corinth from the second deck of Rangers Ballpark was clearly on their minds as they ... More >>
Ray and Peter LekLet's just say that if you were at the Street Jam Saturday night, it was a little... chaotic. Fortunately, our trusty photographers Ray and Peter Lek were there to grab shots of all half pipin', music playing good times. Also? A little DJ Mutemore and DJ PriestTDiddy thrown into ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsCheck out our slide show for more photos from the parade.Jesse Luna, a welder whose father Miguel served in World War II and Korea, has wanted to stand along the parade route and wave for veterans like his dad, but could never get away from work on weekday mornings. Now t ... More >>
He's a vilified clown of an owner on two continents. Or at least he should be.
Schutze sifts through a mountain of dirt to find the truth
In this week's Buzz, I update you on the case of the painfully adorable Jacob Cato, adopted son of Tracy and Kelley Cato of Corinth. I first wrote about the Catos back in June 2006, when they found out they might be forced to give up their new son because of a federal law called the Indian Child Wel ... More >>
Many of our readers were as surprised as I was to find out about the Indian Child Welfare Act, a federal law that dictates unwanted or orphaned Native American babies be placed in other Native American families, foster homes or orphanages before they're placed with a non-Indian family. I became awar ... More >>
Cherokees step in to break up an adoptive family over race
Plus: The Giant Urinal, All Wet, Cruelest Cuts
Plus: Chunks of Hate, Shakespeare Snoots, River Follies
Hey, Mr. Zillionaire Developer, got a big public project you want to sell? Black Dallas has the votes you need--dirt cheap.
Dallas police say Herbert Lee Madison caused the death of an exemplary officer. But an eyewitness who saw the entire incident unfold says Madison is no cop killer.
Playing it safe is all the rave for kids seeking peace, love, and ecstasy
When major-league Dallas soccer wanted to come to Hickory Creek, the folks there just weren't buying
DTC's Raisin is still riveting after all these years
Gene Summers hasn't had to work a day job since 1958, but it took him more than 30 years to get back to the music he loved
The self-proclaimed ministers of capitalism have gotten a cool reception to their gospel in Dallas. But Chevis King Jr. and Joe Howard won't give up till they've found a better way to spend black people's money.