Daren Marcus Bell was visiting his cousin in Arlington on January 17, 2012, when he found a stray pit bull. He was looking for a dog and decided to keep it, a fact he didn't mention to his girlfriend until she arrived to pick him up.
She was not quite so keen on the idea of keeping a pit bull and r ... More >>
Recently, we were contacted by Sara Blankenship's dog Eli, a German shepherd mix about the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas' fundraiser at the Gin Mill this weekend, called Yappy Hour. Like so many dogs out there, he was looking for a little publicity for the event. Here's our exchange:
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This crowd during this weekend's St. Patrick's Day festivities was relatively well-behaved, as far as these things go. Sure, there were three dozen public intoxication arrests and one DWI, but by far the most common offense was a simple parking violation, of which police issued 243. Not a bad outcom ... More >>
On Halloween night, an 8-year-old boy walked to the front door of the house at 1703 Danube Drive, a couple of blocks from the Cedar Crest Golf Course. It's not clear from a police report whether he was trick-or-treating or simply visiting the home, as he did from time to time.
Whatever the case, th ... More >>
Hear that? It's the sound of thousands of peoples' livers collectively breathing a sigh of relief. A boozy whirlwind of a weekend concluded last night with the Craft Cocktails Texas wrap-up party at The People's Last Stand in Mockingbird Station. The rum flowed like a river as drinkers enjoyed de ... More >>
The Third Annual Peep at the Coops: The East Dallas Urban Coop Tour is this Sunday, May 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There are few rules for the tour. First, you can't bring your dog. (Really? Do we have to make that a rule? If you thought you could bring your dog on a chicken tour, then you're auto ... More >>
Dallas black activist the Reverend Ronald Wright went home last Friday expecting to be greeted happily by his 2-year-old German shepherd Sadie. When he opened the door, the house was silent. He immediately knew something was wrong.
When he went to the backyard, he saw his dog lying on the ground. S ... More >>
MardiGrasOakCliff.comWith the Super Bowl out of the way, our attention now turns to the next excuse to eat, drink and be gluttonous: Mardi Gras.
The non-profit organization Go Oak Cliff is hosting the third annual Mardi Gras Oak Cliff February 18 and 19 with several different events planned ... More >>
While I was in Waxahachie a few months ago, I meant to stop by the Catfish Plantation, a Waxahachie legend, made famous because it's allegedly haunted. Eager to see some ghosts and possibly Dale Hansen, I headed back out to the 'Hachie to see what I could scare up. (See what I did there?)
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Tuesday night, I was on the phone with Park and Rec second-in-command Willis Winters, who happened to be standing near the Lily Pad in Main Street Garden. Mid-sentence, he stopped talking, said, "Excuse me," then said, rather loudly to someone standing near him: "Are you going to pick that up?"Ah ... More >>
Alejandro EscovedoOriginal Texas punk rocker Alejandro Escovedo has built a good living for himself and an even better following (these days, at least) with his blend of punk and alt-country. The highly influential Texas-born star has mellowed out a bit since his days in the California punk scene ... More >>
State and MainAllen has staunch pooch rules.With the heat index regularly topping 100 degrees these days, we've been on the lookout for relief from the oppressive sun. We're always game for brunch or cocktails on a patio, especially if we can bring Fido along. And since Fido loves the shade as ... More >>
Couple of weeks back we had a very brief chat with Kent Robertson, manager of Dallas Animal Services and star of the city's "Pet of the Week" videos, about the recent rise in animal adoptions -- more than 40 a week in recent weeks. Courtesy a briefing doc prepare for tomorrow's meeting of the cit ... More >>