In October, the Duncanville Police Department responded to what they vaguely described as a "major disturbance." After they arrived, a 28-year-old man named Clinton Peterson somehow ended up getting shot to death. The police department admitted this much in a press release published shortly after ... More >>
On January 25, Yung Nation tweeted that one of the duo, Brandon Reed, aka B. Reed, was shot. Luckily, the Duncanville native is in good condition now, and even performed at a show at the Frisco Arts Center less than 24 hours after being shot.
Whether fronting Bravo, Max! or going solo, local singer/songwriter Johnny Beauford has a lot to say and a very pretty way of saying it. Over the course of six years, this Winspear Opera House bartender has made his way into three different local acts while still finding time to release two fine sol ... More >>
In a perfect world, Tango Blast would be a cool, refreshing fruity beverage. But we don't live in a perfect world and the name has instead been appropriated by a rapidly growing, extremely violent Texas gang with ties to Mexican drug cartels. It's some 10,000 members strong, according to the Texas D ... More >>
It's been a decade since the city of Dallas announced the development of a 10-year plan to end chronic homelessness, a quest that, as a short stroll downtown will tell you, has fallen short of its goal. There are still plenty of people without homes. That's not to say the program, which has focused ... More >>
Halid Amer played a small but significant role in the collapse of the housing market late last decade. He had help, to be sure, from slews of unqualified borrowers, overleveraged banks, absurdly loose credit and free-handed monetary policy, but it was the actions of Amer and people like him that mad ... More >>
Not much has changed about Bobby Patterson since his dismissal from KKDA-AM 730 this past May. Strolling into a Pappadeaux in Duncanville for this interview with one of his favorite walking sticks in hand, the 68-year-old cracks jokes and flirts with all the women in sight. The one-liners come and g ... More >>
In October of 2009, James Capra, the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration's Dallas Division, invited media to a press conference so he could show off the massive haul from a long-in-the-works bust involving the Mexican drug cartel known as La Familia: 220 pounds of methamphetamine, 4.5 kil ... More >>
Photos by Anna MerlanDallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price attended, but did not speak at, last night's town hall. He sorta mailed it in.Technically, the U.S. Postal Service hasn't yet made a decision about whether it will close the processing center at the main post office near Sylvan ... More >>
A developer of the mixed-use Sylvan Thirty project, situated on the boundary line between Oak Cliff and West Dallas, says the complex is unlikely to sap traffic and creative energy from the Bishop Arts District, a neighborhood that has recently incubated some of the city's most interesting re ... More >>
It was sorta-kinda-Beatles week. And Macca even sent a "Good Luck!" message via satellite from tour and everyone thought it was awesome. Looks were shared around the theater. People probably embraced, it was hard to tell. The band mates just played better knowing that message came from Sir with l ... More >>
Kimberly ThorpeSome of the drugs and money seized by law-enforcement officials in the fall of 2009We were there in October of last year, when the Drug Enforcement Administration, the FBI, the I.R.S., the U.S. Secret Service and Texas Air National Guard -- and every other law-enforcing acronym -- ... More >>
I still have a puck from the first Dallas Stars game, played at Reunion Arena on Oct. 5, 1993. Went to the game with Troy Aikman and I remember going into the locker room and meeting Mike Modano and seeing lots of hot women in the crowd and thinking "Whoa, ice is cool." Then along came Ken H ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *I take absolutely no very little joy in D Magazine's Inside Corner sports blog going belly up any second now. Evan Grant is a solid baseball Xs and Os writer and I'll follow his work back to Dalla ... More >>
Wednesday, June 17, at House of Blues
We celebrated God's Coach with a Devil's Night. Was that wrong?I was at Valley Ranch, a 24-year-old piss-ant reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Only a couple years removed from punching holes in my college apartment walls when the Dallas Cowboys lost, I was totally unprepared and ... More >>
If the Morning News considers itself the "conscience" of southern Dallas, it has a lot of explaining to do.
Sex clubs in the 'burbs, teacher layoffs in the district, black holes in the commissioners court—Buzz makes perfect sense of 2008
Local artists make waves with D-Town Boogie, but the real test comes in 14 months
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Did lack of manpower leave a felon on bail free to kill? Maybe. Sort of.
A year after Elliott Smith's suicide, a writer remembers the aftermath of the singer-songwriter's death
Kunkle must teach them to spell d-e-m-o-c-r-a-c-y
The life and times of John Soldier
Far away from big cities, big stadiums and big offensive lines, six-man football keeps the game pure
City manager fires chief, finds self in hell
Plus: Sack of Kittens, Who the Hell Are You?, What's in a Name?
Dallas' own tribe of Oliver Twists can teach us much about the places they've been, and where we're all going
When Lancaster's school superintendent ordered a lenient sentence for two white kids caught with shotguns, black parents said it was one more example of the suburb's bigotry
Jeff Whittington has moved away from Adam's Farm and built his own brand-new thing
Downwind of TXI's Midlothian cement plant, people and animals keep getting sick. Instead of investigating whether the plant is to blame, state regulators appear ready to let TXI burn even more hazardous waste. Part two of A Dallas Observer Special Report
Texas Industries wants permission to burn 270,000 tons of hazardous waste each year at a concrete plant 30 miles from Dallas. That would make it the nation's largest incinerator of toxic waste. Despite stunning ignorance about what this will do to your he
They're punk, they're pop, and in love with teen queens and Marcia Brady