Dallas-Fort Worth

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2014

    Call for Writers: Punks and Metalheads Wanted

    We here at DC9 at Night are always on the lookout for fresh talent. Naturally, that means seeking out new music and the folks who make it. But it's more than that, too. It also means finding new writers to add to our roster of contributors. We always welcome interested parties, of course. Right now, ... More >>

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    January 9, 2014
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    March 18, 2013

    Seattle's Best Coffee to Expand to Area

    The sun is just above the horizon. You're battling traffic. You need caffeine. But to actually get out of the car to get your jolt? Apparently that's too hard for some Dallasites, or at least that's what Seattle's Best Coffee is banking on. Following the successful launch of a new small footprint ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    Dallas' (and the Rest of America's) Love of Fast Food, Visualized in 'Beefspace'

    That's a map. In the northwest quadrant is Dallas-Fort Worth, represented by a spattering of magenta (Jack In the Box), yellow (Wendy's) and many other bright colors in the midst of the giant periwinkle cloud (Sonic). I think the forecast calls for tator tot rain all day. HuffPo originally reported ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Ask a Failed Musician: Go Where The Successful Musicians Go

    Welcome to Ask a Failed Musician, in which I will help struggling musicians make sense of their careers and even offer some advice. Whether or not it will work, who knows? It obviously didn't work for me. But then again, I was on Kimmel once, so there's that. Hello, I'm an R&B/gospel singer and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Dallas Food Trucks Vie for a Spot on Food Network's Eat St. Who You Voting For?

    The Food Network​The folks at Food Network's food-truck reality show Eat St. have reached out to food bloggers across the country, hoping they'll help get out the vote for local trucks competing for a spot on the show. There are four trucks from the Dallas/Fort Worth area competing for a spot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Franconia Taps Distributor to Help its March Toward Craft-Brew World Domination

    ​Dennis Wehrmann, brewmaster at McKinney's 2011 Best of Dallas®-winning Franconia Brewing Company, hasn't given up on bottling. His targeted late-summer or early-fall starting time passed, but bottling is still in the works for the company, he says. And with the decision to hand distribution ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    "Last Night Was a Bitch," Other Mothereffing Moments From Rangers' Pre-Game 7 Pep Talks

    For sports bootleg collectors, this is pure gold: six minutes of motivational cursing from the Texas Rangers' locker room in the moments before Game 7 World Series. Dozens of copies, all from Joe Sports Fan, landed in the Unfair Park in-box overnight, and for most the takeaway is skipper Ron Washing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    With $15 Mil From Feds, TxDOT Is Seeking Bids for Dallas-to-Houston High-Speed Rail Study

    ​It's been quite some time since last we discussed the long-proposed high-speed rail line between Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston, which Jennifer Moczygemba, who oversees the Texas Rail Plan at the Texas Department of Transportation, called in April "definitely a priority" for TxDOT. This morning, s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    No, Seriously, Says A&M Transpo Report, Dallas-Area Traffic's Not as Bad As It Used to Be

    ​Could have sworn we just saw an Annual Urban Mobility Report from the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M -- like, eight months ago. Maybe the Aggies couldn't wait any longer to bring the good news: Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington drivers no longer waste 48 hours behind the wheel annually ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    TV Ratings: Rangers Mavericks Stars < Cowboys

    ​I run a buffet here. Not every customer will like everything I put out, but hopefully most will find a little something to keep them coming back. I get this complaint frequently: "Why don't you write more about the Rangers? They're winning!" (Beat the Indians last night. AL West ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Spirit Offers Another DFW-to-Chicago Option

    ​On the same day that Love Field-based Southwest Airlines announced its 40th anniversary sale featuring some one-way ducats for as low at $40, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport sends word that newbie Spirit Airlines is already expanding its service. Initially, the low-fare carrier was only f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Really Chick-fil-A? Daddy/Daughter Date Night?

    Chick-fil-A isn't OK with working on Sundays, but they do seem to be OK with dads dating daughters. June 18, the day before Father's Day is Chick-fil-A Daddy Daughter Date Night. So, if you're currently dating your dad, know that starting at 5 p.m. that day, 70 Chick-fil-A restaurants in the Dall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Feds Roll Out $15 Million to Begin Studying Feasibility of DFW-to-Houston High-Speed Rail

    ​About a month back we looked at docs the Texas Department of Transportation submitted to the Federal Railroad Administration in the hopes of landing some federal money dough for that loooooong-discussed Dallas-Fort Worth-to-Houston high-speed rail line. Long story short: The state wanted $18 mill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Is Something About to Happen With the Old Statler Hilton Downtown? Um, Maybe?

    Justin Terveen​At some point this morning I happened onto the Dallas Fort Worth Urban Forum -- specifically, the most recent Urban Development page related to the Statler Hilton downtown. And there I espied this posting from yesterday: "A deal has been made, a design team and contractor has alread ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Transpo Institute's Study Says Dallas-Area Drivers Actually Better Off Now Than in '07

    ​At the stroke of midnight this morning, the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M released its annual Urban Mobility Report, which promises a look at "the most accurate picture yet of traffic congestion in the 439 U.S. urban areas." Long story short, after two years of slight declines i ... More >>

  • Music

    December 23, 2010
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    December 13, 2010

    Dallas, FW and Arlington Mayors Ask Locals to "Like" Food Bank Campaign, Lest Area Lose Out

    ​Meant to get to this a few days ago, when a Friend of Unfair Park directed our attention to Walmart's Fighting Hunger Together website. Long story short: Walmart, in conjunction with the Food Research and Action Center, is doling out $1.5 million to food banks nationwide. But it's handing out the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    News & Notes: Mayor Tom's Open Letter to LeBron, and Dallas Makes a "Worst" List

    Patrick Michels​Two quick items whilst I try to clean up some breaking news:ESPNDallas asked Mayor Tom Leppert to provide 10 reasons why LeBron James ought to sign with the Dallas Mavericks. The mayor, being a good sport, complied. Examples: "Great airports at both DFW International and Love Field ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Dallas Is the New L.A.: Chase and Lonestar Will Shoot Here. And, Bonus Good Guys Episodes!

    Bradley, if yer sticking 'round through the summer, I sure hope that Trans Am has a good air conditioner.​Networks won't officially announce which pilots will be turned into full-fledged series till next week's upfronts. But two days after NBC surprised absolutely no one by picking up Jerry Bruckh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Looking to Strike Up Casual Relationship With Fancy Mice? Hot For a Firebelly Toad?

    ​A judge ruled last week that the owners of U.S. Global Exotics aren't getting back a single one of the 27,000 animals seized from their Arlington warehouse in December. Hence, the current exotic-animal diaspora: The Detroit Zoo's taking 1,100 of the animals (among them five wallabies, four sloths ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    So, Just How Dangerous Are Dallas and Fort Worth's Streets for Pedestrians, Anyway?

    ​Bike Friendly Oak Cliff draws our attention this morning to a report released last week by, among others, Transportation For America, which rates how dangerous big cities' streets are for those who walk near them. In the study, titled Dangerous By Design, Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington comes in at N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    So That's the Statler Shroud?

    ​Just drove by Main Street Garden to see how it was shaping up in advance of tonight's Official Grand Opening (promises the media release, there will be "a pyrotechnic ribbon cutting," which I think has something to do with the mayor, laser beams and his eyes ... not sure). And I noticed workers p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Vacant Buildings Downtown Still Vacant. But At Least Now They Belong to Someone Else.

    1604 Main Street, now off the market​Eleven months ago, Mayor Tom Leppert gathered the media beneath 1604 Main Street to detail his plan for dealing with 36 vacant buildings downtown. We've spilled plenty of virtual ink documenting the doings with two of the more high-profile properties, but this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    Dallas, You're Full of (Road) Rage

    So says the fourth annual In the Driver's Seat Road Rage Survey, commissioned by AutoVantage and released this morning. After having not even made the '08 list, Dallas-Fort Worth zooms into the No. 2 spot on the list of Least Courteous Cities, behind only New York City and ahead of Detroit, Atlanta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Local Teachers To Receive Strips Show Of Support

    Tuesday, May 5, marks an important holiday, and we're not just talking about the commemoration of the Battle of Puebla. That date is also Teacher Appreciation Day. These tireless men and women are shaping the lives of our children, molding the very minds of generation after generation of future lead ... More >>

  • News

    April 16, 2009
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    February 12, 2009

    Pray for Rain

    In his January Climatic Bulletin, published earlier this month, state climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon documented Texas's "extraordinarily dry" and "unseasonably warm" January -- and warned of more months just like it to come "as La Nina conditions begin to develop in the Pacific Ocean." Last week, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    PPMs: Your 1st-Grader Now Controls Dallas Radio Advertising Dollars

    Way back in Two Thousand and Eight I alerted you that radical radio ratings changes were on the horizon. Well, they're heeere. As of Dec. 31, the data from Arbitron's new Portable People Meters is certified as legit radio currency in Dallas-Fort Worth. Diaries have officially gone the way of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Open-Carry Advocates Are Bringing Their Gunfight to the DFW Airwaves

    Tomorrow, don't be surprised if you start hearing radio ads advocating an open-carry policy for handgun owners with the proper permits. The folks behind are attempting to get some spots on the Dallas-Fort Worth airwaves in which they demand the Texas Legislature allow folks to wear the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 27, 2008

    Yuletide Fiddlin'

    The Light Crust Doughboys ring in the Holidays

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2008

    Wither DFW International?

    The latest issue of The New Republic wonders, quite simply, "What will happen when America can't afford to fly?" And no, surprisingly, the answer isn't, "Transporters." It's a little more doom-and-gloom-scented, as Bradford Plumer takes a look at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and portrays ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2008

    AG Mukasey Singles Out DFW Anti-Gang Initiatives in D.C. Speech This Morning

    This morning, Attorney General Michael Mukasey gave a speech at the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives National Conference, which takes place today and tomorrow in D.C. The title of his speech, delivered moments ago, was "Victory of the Level Playing Field," and in it, he re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2008

    Why You Live in the DFW

    Because, notes the Friend of Unfair Park who sent this along, we've got lots of available land, falling unemployment rates and, dang it, because you're smart and beautiful. And, look, if Forbes said it, it must be true: Dallas-Fort Worth, we're officially "Recession-Proof"! --Robert Wilonsky

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2008

    Now Everyone Knows Why We Live Here

    Right click to expand the U.S. Census Bureau's population growth chart. So, Dallas-Fort Worth added 162,250 residents between July 2006 and July 2007 -- which comes out to about 445 newcomers every day -- making the area the nation's tops when it comes to population growth. And what accounts for the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2008

    Investigating Sex Trafficking in the DFW, One Victim at a Time

    Tomorrow, Shared Hope International, which investigates and documents incidents of sex trafficking across the country, will release the first in a series of reports that detail how 10 American cities respond to victims of the sex trade. Tomorrow’s report focuses on Las Vegas, and an assessment of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2007

    One Door Closes...

    That did not take long: The Door has moved into its new home at Main Street and Good Latimer Expressway, in the space formerly occupied by the Gypsy Tea Room. Had to: As the all-ages club's Web site notes: "We did not want to move but our former building is being bulldozed to make way for condos." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2007

    HOV Can You See DART's New Road? The First Six Miles, Anyway.

    About time: DART announced today that the first six miles of its new High Occupancy Vehicle lane on Interstate 30 -- the Tom Landry, like anyone refers to the Dallas-Fort Worth Turnpike by that moniker -- will open tomorrow. Which means only 44 more miles to go as DART begins the 50-mile expansion o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2007

    Estamos Cambiando Nombres: ¡Hola, Parque Injusto!

    Look out -- they're "chasing after the young Mexicans pouring into the area"! And by they, of course, I mean the local media outlets about which AdWeek writes this morning, as it dissects the ultra-competitive Spanish-language radio stations, television stations and newspapers in Dallas-Fort Worth v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2007

    Mourning Traffic Report

    Were you wondering why it was taking so long to get on Stemmons Freeway this morning? Did you try to find out and discover that The Dallas Morning News' traffic report took 16 minutes to load on their new, improved, streamlined, easy-to-use Web site? (Hey, I really was going to link you, there, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2007

    Why The DFW Never Misses an Episode of Anything Anymore

    Nielsen Media Research only recently started keeping tabs on households with digital video recorders. Guess there just weren't enough to keep track of till four months ago, but says here that 17.2 percent of all U.S. homes now have some kind of a DVR. But us, Dallas, we scoff at that puny number. Be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2007

    Or Maybe You Just Listen to Coldplay

    Pride Radio DFW -- Clear Channel's new local radio endeavor aimed at Dallas/Ft. Worth's gay-lesbian-bi-transgender community ("the 6th largest in the nation and GROWING!") -- is getting plenty o' pub for being the first such station in the area. And while most of us here think it's way past time for ... More >>

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    December 11, 2006
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    July 21, 2005
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    February 3, 2005
  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Reason to Run

    Dallas-Fort Worth Hash House Harriers - 214-804-3999

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003
  • Music

    June 7, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    KRBV's change in format causes barely a ripple in the airwaves

  • News

    December 23, 1999

    Beaten paths

    A plan for hike-and-bike trails faces gridlock

  • Film

    January 12, 1995
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