If you live in Texas and have health insurance, chances are your coverage is through either Aetna or Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, and it's about twice as likely to be the latter. The insurance giant covers 7.7 million Texans, controlling roughly 40 percent of the market.
Some might argue th ... More >>
In this week's print edition, staff writer Anna Merlan provides a handy guide to natural-gas drilling debate in Dallas. Read on for a primer, a glossary of terms, a look at the opponents and supporters and a special fracking board game!
Important civic issues have a way of sneaking up on you. They ... More >>
Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:
*Derek Holland looked unusually sharp from the first pitch last night. Seattle's woeful offensively. I had a feeling, so I Tweetcalled for a no-hitter in the bottom of the 1st. Holland took ... More >>
UT-Austin geology professor Chip GroatA week ago today, as you may recall, the University of Texas at Austin's Energy Institute announced they'd be joining the growing ranks of universities with major studies of hydraulic fracturing, with a $300,000, nine-month project of their own.
Today, thank ... More >>
James NowlinShortly after city council candidate James Nowlin filed his campaign finance report Friday afternoon, he was beaming about raising $51,000 compared to incumbent Angela Hunt's $28,700 haul during the reporting period that ended April 4.
"Dallas has spoken, and the voters of Distr ... More >>
Mmmm...pig uteri. Now where's the whipped cream?Like most writers who eat for a living, I don't have any food hang-ups. In the last few weeks, I've happily devoured duck tongue, pig uterus, blood sausage, egg-topped pizza, beef hearts and goose intestine.
I know many eaters are considerably more ... More >>