When the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality took air samples from near Bob and Lisa Parr's Wise County ranch in 2010 on several occasions in 2010, their conclusions varied little. The levels of possibly harmful volatile organic compounds, like benzene were too low to cause "adverse health eff ... More >>
Hooter Boswell has been a bullfighter -- a rodeo clown for the uninitiated -- for more than 20 years, the past 15 of them on the circuit with the Big L Rodeo Company out of Oklahoma. In all that time, he'd managed to keep his face intact. Then came this weekend's Wise County Sheriff's Posse Rodeo in ... More >>
When Lisa Decatur arrived at the West Oak Cliff apartment at 7 a.m. Saturday, the child was fine. The 43-year-old home health care nurse is part of the team that provided round-the-clock to Sergio Arellano Ramirez's 1-year-old son, who had an undisclosed medical condition and severe breathing proble ... More >>
Two public officials dead and a third behind bars: Politics turn bloody in a small town.
Every law enforcement agency in North Texas has descended on Kaufman County in the past several days following the murder of District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, at their home. The couple was found by a concerned friend around 6:45 p.m. on Saturday night, according to a search war ... More >>
I'm an unflinchingly loyal Fuzzy's fangirl. The bright pops of neon on the aluminum walls, the funky T-shirts, the large souvenir cups (which make up my entire drinkware collection), the feta on everything -- I'm completely drunk on the marketing Kool-Aid. So when I sauntered into the newest locat ... More >>
Dean Fearing loves a good party and, seeing as such, is hosting four of them for the upcoming five-year anniversary of his namesake restaurant, Fearing's. The first party is at 6:30 p.m. August 19 at his place in the Ritz Carlton on McKinney, and is certainly something you may want to consider. Fo ... More >>
I spy with my little eye more evidence of Fuzzy's Taco Shop taking over the world. This time we're way out west in Decatur's downtown square. "What the crap is Decatur?" you ask. Decatur is a charming, small town about 30 minutes west of Denton on Highway 380....or 4 hours if you're stuck behind a t ... More >>
The tradition of open-pit barbecues in Texas predates the Civil War.
Pledge took beating, not oath, to become Omega Psi Phi.
Lyric Stage's production has brassy bawls; lots to see at Uptown Players' Pride Fest.
Photos by Leslie MinoraA panel of TCEQ reps maintained their poker faces for about two hours as citizens took the mic, almost all demanding tighter fracking regulations.Shortly after the release of that Fort Worth air study, three reps from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality took a ... More >>
Earth Day is this week's cause celebre. Everyone from food trucks and arts institutions to television networks and giants of industry has jumped on the green bandwagon. Come Monday, many will have forgotten the simple message of how each of us can do our part to protect our planet. One method ... More >>
Gawker is reporting today that Paste magazine is about to close shop any minute now, further proving that combining two dying industries, music and journalism, indeed results in a double-negative and not a positive.It's a sad day for sure, both for music journalism fans and for local music. Paste ... More >>
Appearing live next Tuesday at an awards show near you! Since you’ll have to go cold turkey while I’m on vacation next week, thought I’d empty out my Hammer notebook before I skedaddle. Talked to Greggo last night – he was in Decatur serving as executor of his dad’s will, which me ... More >>
Marques Haynes should be wealthy and celebrated. He was always content just to be the best.
Dallas Is Banking On Ethanol, But Is It The Fuel Of The Future Or A Barrel Of Pork?
Sean Scully's paintings at the Fort Worth Modern are retrograde
County north of Fort Worth must be eliminated
Why would Dallas broadcast classical music to rural meth labs?
Itinerant pro-pot candidate Steven Hale is down again, but not out
Advocates say University Park paramedics shunned a man with AIDS--at an AIDS awareness rally
Dallas' African-American cops say they are being unfairly disciplined by a racist department. The numbers suggest they're right.
Voters dump the Wise County attorney for going easy on recreational pot users
Wise County Attorney draws challenge on pot, DWI policies
Crescent City bends the rule that it's a crime to eat Cajun outside Cajun country