East Texas

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2014

    I Ate a Burger at This Princeton, Texas Gas Station/RV Park and I Think I'm in Love

    Sometimes the best things are found in the most unexpected places. And sometimes they're right where food television has trained us to expect them: in a rundown gas station on the road to nowhere. If you take US-75 North and get off at Bethany Drive and follow it all the way across Lake Lavon where ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    Arlington Man Who Developed Ingenious Process for Counterfeiting $100 Bills Sentenced

    Cloyd Ray Knight III had a great run. He began to perfect a process to make phony $100 bills in 2004, operating what amounted to a small print shop out of his Arlington home. Knight began by applying a layer of acrylic paint to newspaper print paper. Then he would print a simulated watermark on th ... More >>

  • News

    June 5, 2014
  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    In a Matter of Weeks, Crude Oil Will Flow Through the Keystone Pipeline in Texas

    Almost a year ago, I drove out to the East Texas pine country, where young men and women were fastening themselves to heavy excavation equipment, enduring scalding blasts of pepper spray from chuckling local sheriff's deputies. Being there, you could almost believe that these kids were slowing the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    The Keystone Pipeline Solution: Hipsters and Mormons Riding Bicycles

    It was always the answer. What better way to pave over fears of spills and an unlocked ocean of carbon than by literally paving the soil above the Keystone XL pipeline with a bike path stretching from Canada to the Texas Gulf? The concept, rendered in hilarious detail by the SWA Group (the design f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    Railroad Commission Lets Luminant Expand Coal Mines Even as Bankruptcy Looms

    Dallas-based Energy Future Holdings, Texas' biggest power generator and utility, is in danger of going bankrupt, and some believe it's quite possible that the Texas taxpayer will get left with the tab. As we noted last month, the Railroad Commission of Texas allowed EFH's subsidiary, Luminant Mining ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    The Tea Party Wants Louie Gohmert to Take John Cornyn's Seat in the Senate

    There's a Tumblr waiting to be made about U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert. Maybe "Sh*t Gohmert Says" or "Texts from Louie." Right Wing Watch, where the Tyler Republican garners only slightly fewer mentions than Glenn Beck, does a solid job, but its reports lack the proper memeiness to properly con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    NASA Satellites Reveal East Texas Is Running Out of Groundwater

    Some 285 miles above the Earth's surface, a pair of NASA satellites can measure changes in groundwater levels at river-basin scale. And what they're telling us about Texas and much of the South is disturbing. The satellites are identifying hot spots that blanket East Texas and much of the Panhandle, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    OpenTable Lists 100 Most Romantic U.S. Restaurants, Including The French Room and a Spot in Arlington (Obviously)

    Lists are fun. The categorize our lives, serve as reminders of things to do, stack favorites and remind us of people we're mad at. The fun part of listing is that they often serve as a launch pad for conversation and debate. Because half the fun of a list is arguing about what's not on it, right? Ri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    Andrew Lostetter of Marquee Grill on Snowboarding, Trees and Recovering

    In "Dancing in the Light" off the Rolling Stone's re-release of Exile on Main Street, Keith Richards' guitar has a pronounced Southern drawl and Mick Jagger sounds like he was born in East Texas while he complains of a "sinking feeling"... "You really hit the big time, I really took a dive
 I'm r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Keystone Pipeline Protesters Tie Themselves to Construction Equipment, Halt Work

    Three protesters tied themselves to logging equipment clearing trees for the southern portion of the Keystone pipeline early Wednesday morning. A representative of the group, which calls itself the Tar Sands Blockade, says work on the East Texas site is currently halted. "A caravan of between seven ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Won't You Be My Neighbor, Goodfriend?

    Sara Kerens​When is a burger joint more than a burger joint? When it's a damn good bar, too. While burger restaurants have been popping up around town like meth labs in East Texas, many aren't the type of place you can put in a solid session on a bar stool. Not so at Goodfriend, the new beer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Dithering Inside an Addison Dealmaking Expo For Oilmen, Where It's a Shale of a Good Time

    ​Haven't you heard? There's gas in them thar shale formations. And if the parking lot outside of the Intercontinental Hotel in Addison was any indication this morning, a goodly number of the players are in town, looking to make fat deals. You could tell because parking was spilling out into th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    UT Researcher Leading Fracking Study: "We're Gonna Look at Every Claim We Can Find."

    UT-Austin geology professor Chip Groat​A 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    New Study From Gas Drilling Activists Gathers Decade of Industrial Woes in the Barnett Shale

    ​Natural gas activist and blogger Sharon Wilson was among the environmentalists out at Earth Day last weekend -- not far from the EPA's six-foot cardboard Al Armendariz -- and she was passing out copies of a new report she'd helped produce on gas drilling in the Barnett Shale. Produced by the Fort ... More >>

  • News

    February 17, 2011

    Bake Sale Bandits

    Local Movement Fights for Cottage Food Bill.

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Dude Food Has Beer For Breakfast

    Noah W. BaileyBeats your hippie bowl of Kashi, huh?​Barbec's8949 Garland Road214-321-5597Dude Factor: 10, or The Hangover, on a scale of 1 (Very Bad Things) to 10.  A good friend of mine describes Barbec's as "where East Dallas meets East Texas." Walk in any morning and you'll see what he mea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Crawfish Season Off to Slow Start Thanks to Winter Storms

    ​I grew up in East Texas in a predominantly Cajun family, so crawfish season always makes me nostalgic for the days of sitting in the back seat of my dad's truck with a wiggling 20 pound burlap sack of mudbugs. At first, I was horrified for being responsible for sending countless crawdads to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Craft's Jeff Harris: A Chef you Can Bank On

    Photos by Robert BostickCraft's Jeff Harris​(This is the first part of a three-part look at Jeff Harris, executive chef at Craft. Tune in tomorrow for a Q&A with Harris and Friday as he demonstrates how to prepare one of the restaurant's dishes.) Jeff Harris was raised in a small town in East ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Drink in the End of "Dry America" In Advance of Keep the Dollars in Dallas's Press Conference

    ​Tomorrow Keep the Dollars in Dallas, the Kroger-led group hoping to get Dallas wet, will hold a press conference and lunch, during which it'll announce some endorsements and hand out Ray Perryman's study insisting, among myriad other things, that allowing off-premise sale of beer and wine citywid ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 27, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    U.S. Supreme Court Drowns City of Dallas's Hopes for Taking Water From Neches River

    Schutze, unlike the city, is not up the Neches River without a paddle.​The U.S. Supreme Court today has ruled against the city of Dallas in its lawsuit over the proposed Neches River Reservoir -- an 11th hour reprieve for the state's last wild river. It's a two-word ruling - "certiorari denied" - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Review and Gallery: York Street

    Sara KerensYork Street's windy meadows chicken, thyme-roasted on East Texas pinto beans stew​ This week Dave visits York Street in East Dallas, where Sharon Hage bucks tradition across the board, from the restaurant's location and signage, right on into the kitchen.For a three-course feast for the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 17, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    Get Your Hot Rocks Off: SMU Prof Has Found a Way to Get Texas Off the Grid

    SMU's been tapped by the State Energy Conservation Office to study clean, renewable energy sources throughout the state of Texas -- and danged if Maria Richards, program coordinator for the SMU Geothermal Laboratory, doesn't think she's found one. Today, the university posted a preview of its assess ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    Finally, Reunion Arena's an Open-Air Venue

    Don JohnsonFriend of the show Don Johnson, who maintains East Texas Photo, happened by Reunion Arena yesterday, where the demolition's in full swing. And he snapped a handful of terrific photos that he's posted to his Flickr page. But this one in particular stands out -- "Reunion Inside-Out," Don ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Texas Rangers Swear the New FM Broadcast Won't Leave Outlying Areas Without Their Ball

    Several Friends of Unfair Park have asked why the Rangers would broadcast a majority of their games on The Fan, when KRLD-AM has such a mammoth signal, especially at night. Which is why I called John Blake, the team's recently returned exec vice president of communications, to discuss the decision b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    As Attorneys Argue Over Neches River's Future, Some Suggested Reading About Its Storied Past

    In our editorial meeting this morning, Schutze offered a book report concerning his holiday reading: Paddling the Wild Neches by Richard Donovan, which was published by the Texas A&M University Press in May 2006. Says Jim about the book documenting one man's canoe trip through East Texas, it's e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    In East Texas, Further Efforts to Keep Neches River Water Out of Dallas

    The City of Dallas has maintained for years that it needs the proposed Fastrill Reservoir in East Texas to meet the city's future water needs; the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and environmentalists looking to protect the Neches River disagree. Hence, the lawsuit filed by the city in January 2007, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2008

    Bill Clinton's Gonna Be Relatively Close to Dallas on Friday

    Still no word if or when Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton are coming to town, but Bill Clinton will be kinda close tomorrow -- Tyler's, what, 90 miles east? Hillary's campaign just sent over the details of the ex-president's trip to East Texas tomorrow, well in advance of the March 4 primary. He'll b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2008

    The Mess With Texas

    Jim Moore -- same feller who co-wrote Bush's Brain: How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush Presidential with DMN'er Wayne Slater -- has, like Mary Mapes last week, posted to The Huffington Post a "Why Texas matters" essay concerning the March 4 Democratic primary. Takeaway for further discussion: "Obama ... More >>

  • News

    June 7, 2007


    A rousing tale from the land of Dorkus Malorkus

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2007

    That's Nacho River. Get It? C'mon, People.

    The Lufkin Daily News weighs in this morning with a piece about the Neches River in East Texas receiving most-endangered status from American Rivers. No surprise, of course: There are those fer the Fastrill Reservoir and Dallas getting its grubby mitts on the precious agua, and there are those agin' ... More >>

  • News

    February 1, 2007

    Don't Go Bust

    A turncoat narc offers tips on how to move your weed

  • Music

    November 9, 2006

    Dierks Bentley/Miranda Lambert

    Friday, November 10, at American Airlines Center

  • Calendar

    June 16, 2005

    Dark Day

    Ricardo Ainslie takes the Long Dark Road back to Jasper

  • Calendar

    November 4, 2004

    Catch a Ride

    The Artrain rolls into Fair Park

  • Calendar

    February 5, 2004

    Type Cast

    Texas authors talk about their state and the arts

  • Calendar

    January 8, 2004

    Horsin' Around

    A Fort Worth museum is offering tickets to ride

  • News

    April 3, 2003

    White Heat

    As a white player on a black baseball team, C.C. Risenhoover saw both sides of the racial divide

  • Calendar

    November 30, 2000

    Webb Sights

    Make a new holiday tradition

  • Music

    October 12, 2000

    Price He's Paid

    Ray Price has seen it all, from bucket-of-blood joints out on the Jacksboro Highway to Hank Williams' surgery scars

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best neighborhood

    Little Forest Hills

  • Culture

    November 18, 1999


    Commerce gets the cash

  • Dining

    August 12, 1999

    Hash Over

    Deep tapas; Dale Wamstad's revisionist history; Donkey kong

  • News

    April 29, 1999

    Bully Pulpit

    Pushy, driven, and fearless, Texas Secretary of State Elton Bomer is Bush's big man on the border. But is he tough enough to cut through the red tape snarling efforts to help the poor people living in the colonias?

  • News

    September 10, 1998

    Chemical Warrior

    When Phyllis Glazer learned a chemical plant was making her East Texas neighbors sick, the wealthy Dallas homemaker could have cut and run. Instead, she chose to stay, fight, and win.

  • News

    October 3, 1996

    The haunting

    To the grief of his children and his wife's family, Walker Railey is resurrecting his story

  • News

    April 4, 1996

    Fouled nest

    Chicken king Bo Pilgrim meets his critics on his home turf

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