Bobby Gazdzicki's plan worked brilliantly for three months. According to federal court documents, he discovered in April 2011 that as long as he could get a hold of a legit tracking number, he could call FedEx, pose as a Dell employee and have the shipping company reroute brand new computers to what ... More >>
Two public officials dead and a third behind bars: Politics turn bloody in a small town.
When Kaufman County Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse convinced a jury to convict a former Justice of the Peace on felony theft charges, Eric Lyle Williams said his life was effectively ruined over a "misunderstanding" and a "political grudge." County information technology personnel came into ... More >>
It's been over a decade since the Dallas Stars won the Stanley Cup and proved, six years after moving from Minnesota, that there was room for professional ice hockey even in football-obsessed, not-at-all-icy Texas. The team's popularity has flagged significantly in recent years, but a generation of ... More >>
A businessman and a bishop used Cowboys' Hall of Famer Deion Sanders' name to drum up interest in a charter school. Then they tried to score from the deal.
The video you see above was taken by surveillance cameras at St. Cecilia Catholic School on Mary Cliff, just off Davis and Hampton in Oak Cliff. It's a couple of months old -- from September 17, according to the Dallas Police -- and was shot during the early-morning hours that Sunday. And according ... More >>
Rick Perry's Texas is a job-making, low-taxing oasis of prosperity. It's also pure fantasy.
Pete FreedmanCold War Kids tear down that first-day ACL wall.Off in the distance, the song of the summer, Foster the People's can't-stop-won't-stop "Pumped Up Kicks," is blasting away over Zilker Park, blaring from the P.A. over at the Google (nee Dell) Stage. There's a marvelous tag-team effort ... More >>
The neo city on the hills is a far cry from its cheap pot, cold beer and low-rent former ways.
Well, well, well. I just found this interesting clip posted to YouTube this morning: H. Ross Perot giving some Dell Services associates a guided tour of his office -- specifically, the myriad pieces of memorabilia he keeps in the hallway outside his santuary. And on the wall, right next to his suit ... More >>
Photos by Andrea GrimesTuna salad sandwich, intert00bz, shilling for Apple.It would probably take some kind of seizure disorder to set in before most Texans, or anyone else, would agree to camp outside during a June heatwave for a week straight on a patch of concrete. But Justin Wagoner actually ... More >>
On Sunday, April 19, the Dallas Farmer's Market Friends will host a roundtable discussion of the "buying local" concept and its challenges.Tassioni knows these all too well. Since 1997, he and his wife have operated a hydroponic farm (Tassione Farm) near Stephenville, growing specialty greens and he ... More >>
Allen Gwinn's taken a sneak peek at the Dallas Independent School District board of trustees' briefing agenda for Thursday, and one item in particular struck him as ... well, interesting. Which is: Ratification of Authority to Execute Master Lease Agreement with Dell, Inc. for Sixty Months and Provi ... More >>
Some of the amazing, ahem, finds at the City StoreI'm on a tight budget -- but, right, who isn't? So when my boyfriend suggested we check out the inventory of police-confiscated property for sale at a nearby warehouse, I jumped at the opportunity.The City Store, located off Stemmons Freeway on Irvin ... More >>
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Hope springs for Mercy
Marshall Ball can't talk. So he listens to God. Everyone else listens to Marshall.
Two supposed champions of open government are pushing hard to keep campaign finance records off the Internet. What don't they want you to know?
When Reid Ryan wanted Round Rock voters to build a stadium for his minor-league baseball team, he turned to the one pitchman no good Texan could refuse -- his dad, Nolan
While Erica Sheppard sits on death row, penniless and convicted of a gruesome murder, her cadre of elite Dallas lawyers tries to prove that the justice system has gone fatally awry