Friday and Saturday, the Omni Dallas hosts Americans for Prosperity's "Defending the American Dream" conference. Featured speakers include Governor Rick Perry, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Jeb Hensarling and Indiana governor Mike Pence. We sent two of our reporters to get the full experience. This is one o ... More >>
As a resident of Carrollton, I feel like we get a raw deal in the media. We're not in any of those fancy things about the neighborhoods, because there are apparently just too many regions of Plano, our sprawling neighbor. Bizarrely little is written about our thriving K-Town, our downtown is walkabl ... More >>
Will music journalism always suck? Probably. MTV will always feature at least three Justin Bieber articles on its news page, and NME will continue their 1:4 ratio of articles about members of Oasis. And of course, people like me will still write articles about botching interviews and how cool nu-met ... More >>
As I watched a rather glowing and melodic performance by Black James Franco in the late evening at a fairly packed Hailey's, I pondered something: Why would a Dentonite attend a festival comprised mostly of artists and musicians who play somewhat regularly, sometimes for free, on any other given ni ... More >>
Its been almost four years since the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, in hopes of making a bit more scratch, rolled out a line of customizable license plates. Drivers can now select from a large buffet of completely legal plate designs celebrating Dr Pepper, Jesus, the late Dale Earnhardt and res ... More >>
A couple years back when I was on the Preston Hollow beat, I accompanied Dallas police on what just might go down as the most boring ride-along in history. This wasn't some Cops-style chronicle of the dangerous work of Dallas' finest, but a plodding search for cars illegally parked in handicapped sp ... More >>
And why are Mexican Indians so poor?
To his credit, Joe Crafton didn't sigh, or mutter, or hang up the phone when Unfair Park hit him with The Big Dumb Question. Instead, the chairman and co-founder of Park Cities Quail -- a group of well-heeled quail hunters who recently announced success in their campaign to raise money to help scien ... More >>
Sunday brunch is like a Serengeti watering hole where all creatures meet with a unified objective: to drink from the healing spring of bottomless mimosas. It's where we make our weekend confessions to our closest friends, ask for absolution for the previous night's sins and talk seedily while curing ... More >>
The Lubbock lawyer teamed up with Innocent Project lawyer Jeff Blackburn to see the state compensation for exonerees raised. Now both men are under fire from their clients.
You want to attract a line of creeps behind you on the freeway? We've got the plate for you.It wasn't even two years ago that the Texas DMV enlisted a private contractor to design vanity license plates for the state's drivers, one of the first such partnerships in the country. But after 18 mo ... More >>
It's not a Texas plate, but we love the sentiment so much, thought we'd share. It's kinda food-related.A license plate design approved yesterday by the Department of Motor Vehicles could pave the way for tags adorned with sliced brisket and cheese enchiladas. Mighty Fine Burgers, a restauran ... More >>
It's a felony, sure, but in the absence of real immigration reform, some young, assimilated illegal immigrants see it as their best path to citizenship.
The following is a prime example of my curse here on Earth. A fleeting thought sprouts into a mild observation, only to bloom into a thesis that eventually flourishes into a blog item with sports branches. My apologies ... Got a text the other day, the salutation of which was LOL. It ... More >>
Yesterday we said goodbye to one of the family. Tim "Temo" Watson (aka TMO, T-mo or Timo) was an essential part of the original ragtag gang of art punks and ditch skaters who had staked out mid-'80s Deep Ellum as the blank canvas where many of us would eventually leave our mark.Last week he lost his ... More >>
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Former superstar Ruben Sierra, exiled in Oklahoma City, is tearing up the minors. As if it matters.
A jet-settin', Scotch-sippin' Robert Tilton washes up in South Florida--and he still wants your money
Speed 2 runs aground before the lousy ship even starts its engine