Creationists wield outsized influence in the shaping of text books in Texas. In the past, they've worked to burnish history's less-than-glowing view of Joseph McCarthy and to insert Intelligent Design -- creationism gussied up with the thinnest patina of science. And because the State Board of Educ ... More >>
The culture war for young Texan minds is kicking back into high gear. The State Board of Education sent 28 invites to experts around the state to review high school biology textbooks. About a dozen showed up in Austin this week for the final phase of the review. They'll make their recommendations to ... More >>
The alcohol policy for students at Dallas Baptist University, the conservative Christian college in southern Dallas, is simple: Don't drink it. The language in the student code of conduct has a few more words, but not many. It simply states that DBU "prohibits the possession or consumption of alcoho ... More >>
View Larger Map Remember a few weeks ago when the FBI said that John Wiley Price had sold the vacant land 7001 Grady Niblo Road as part of a massive money laundering scheme? The property was at the center of another, less sensational but probably related debate over at City Hall this afternoon. Co ... More >>
Just a few weeks ago, shoegaze duo with local ties, School of Seven Bells, announced that their third full- length record, Ghostory, would be released at the beginning of 2012. Today, Pitchfork reports that the album's official release date will be February 28, 2012.With the news, the band went a ... More >>
The Music Business program at Dallas Baptist University is growing -- and fast. Last year, the program boasted just over a hundred students, This year, enrollment has ballooned to 175. There's good reason for the uptick, too: Next week, DBU will formally introduce its latest entity, Joan and Andy ... More >>
Dallas-based Executive Music Group squeaks by, one hit at a time.
Austin's David Ramirez, who Paste magazine once called "the best damn songwriter you don't know yet," if his website is to be believed, is no stranger to Dallas. Seems like the dude, who once upon a time attended Dallas Baptist University, is here every other month (at least) playing various shows ... More >>
Harlem. Just your average pirate/cowboy/federale, rock bandThis weekend sees a pretty stacked list of local shows and touring shows alike, but the biggest of all is probably the extravaganza happening in Frisco on Saturday. As we mentioned yesterday, Kiss, Daughtry, Pat Green, The Academy Is..., ... More >>
Drillers—and cities—are betting Barnett Shale riches are headed Dallas' way.
One has to wonder if the students are making the best use of their time at the Dallas Baptist University. Then again, God would totally want you to kick ass at Guitar Hero III. So sayeth the Lord as Conrad, a student at DBU, shreds his way through DragonForce's "Through the Fire and Flames" set at " ... More >>
"Pastor" Morris Turner sells dream homes that are just that -- dreams
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The Texas-Louisiana league claims it's about to resurrect the Fort Worth Cats
Chicken king Bo Pilgrim wants to bring a new plant and new jobs to East Texas. But East Texans say they want no more of his filthy business.
Grand Prairie's Henry Clayton has proclaimed himself chief of the new 'nato Nation. Is he the head of Texas' largest Indian tribe-or an indian impostor?