Immigrants from Chihuahua and Monterrey sound a lot like Texans.
Happy Aloha Tuesday, Dallas. There's a new Hawaiian barbecue place on Lemmon Avenue, and it looks pretty interesting. Aloha Hawaiian BBQ opened just last week with bamboo window treatments, a mural of the Hawaiian mountains painted on the wall, and Hawaiian radio playing over the sound system. I'd ... More >>
A list of the Mexican's favorite books this year.
Leading up to our November 10 showcase, we'll be getting you familiar with some of our Dallas Observer Music Awards nominees, either via past features we've done on them, or new ones. As always, you can vote for your favorite acts, venues and more right here. This piece originally appeared in our F ... More >>
After years of struggle, Dallas may be on its way to regulating the city's boarding home facilities. Finally. City Council members are set to vote Wednesday on a new ordinance that would require licenses and annual inspections for boarding homes, as well rules aimed at keeping the homes "safe, sanit ... More >>
Men's Fitness has taken measure of our nation and, once again, growing girth is the trend. In the March issue, which is on newsstands but not online, the magazine uses fitness industry and CDC stats to compile a list of America's 25 fattest cities. Houston is the fattest, which the magazine partia ... More >>
"No regular potato fries? Goddamn hipsters." So spoke the quintessential Meatless Monday opponent, also known as my boyfriend. We sat across a bar-height table at Sundown, the new restaurant/beer garden situated next to the Granada Theater, on a stretch of Greenville Avenue that's also home to sea ... More >>
One week ago today, during council's chat about the coming bond program, the subject of the UNT Dallas College of Law came up: Angela Hunt wanted to know when the university would take over the old Municipal Building, at which point City Manager Mary Suhm reminded the council, "They're a good way ... More >>
A Dallas-based strip-club chain facing a class-action lawsuit tried to compel its dancers not to join that legal action -- and even fired a woman who wouldn't comply, or so the strippers claim. In a motion filed earlier this month, the dancers also claim that the clubs foisted the agreements on the ... More >>
Thursday, December 8, at Bryan Street Tavern
Saturday, November 26, at Southside Music Hall
His BobnessBack in August, Big Bucks Burnett sent word that he'd acquired a harmonica used by Bob Dylan during his November '78 appearance in Fort Worth, a stop along the Street-Legal tour. It would ultimately make a fine addition to Bucks's Eight Track Museum, along with Tiny Tim's dental mold. ... More >>
James Magee's Mine Shaft, made in the mid-'90s using shatterproof glass, rubber, staples, salt and rust waterOn Saturday the Nasher Sculpture Center debuted its latest exhibit: Revelation: The Art of James Magee, the first time in almost 20 years the El Paso-based sculptor's work has been collect ... More >>
From Chris Howell's Sweet Science, which screens again at the DIFF Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at the AngelikaSome news and notes while we wrap up some wrap-ups:On Sunday we noted that U.K. reports have Tom Hicks this close to becoming a sports-team owner without a sports team. Overseas papers insist t ... More >>
Perhaps you've seen the promotional materials -- they've been everywhere during the past five years, as the Dallas Independent School District (and superintendent Michael Hinojosa, especially) eased on down that Road to Broad, so named for the $2 million award given to urban school districts who ... More >>
With our alternative to the BCS offered up, nothing else to do than to let it play out. Food expert/football junkie Dave Faries, take it away ... Given its record in other matters, it's unlikely Congress can solve the BCS mess and put in place a viable playoff system. And it's very clear the ... More >>
In this week's paper, I talked briefly about tonight's Mars Volta show at the Palladium Ballroom...It's been eight years since the break-up of At the Drive-In, the influential post-hardcore El Paso outfit that, post-dissolution, saw its members split off into the separate factions of Sparta and The ... More >>
Wednesday, September 16, at the Palladium Ballroom
Brookings InstitutionLast night the Brookings Institution released a study tracking recession and recovery in the 100 biggest metro areas in the U.S., and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington ranks as one of the so-called "strongest 20 metros." Indeed, Texas takes several of the top spots: Austin-Round Rock, ... More >>
Bob Log III, Willem Maker, El Paso Hot ButtonClub DadaMay 29, 2009 Better Than: Jumping 12 school buses on a Harley XR-750 only to find out you missed the thirteenth one. Jon Prior Bob Log III is a rocket man.The crowd at Club Dada slowly trickled in after the late sunset on Friday. Ta ... More >>
COPS isn't a sociology course, and Mexicans aren't really born to run. So there.
Oh, the talent given us at this year's remarkable Dallas Video Festival
Thursday, August 26
Smackdown offers a Wrestlemania souvenir
It's good news for bad people as low morale saps Dallas cops' will to work
The good news is that DCCA's Wall Power transcends the usual monkey business
Now a trio, Austin's Rhythm of Black Lines is the world's darkest jam band
Living in Los Angeles, At the Drive-In does Texas proud
Despite shoddy science, bad economics, and catastrophic health risks, a West Texas border community may become the nation's nuclear dumping ground
From Mexico to L.A. via Alaska and El Paso, Tito Larriva has seen it all and more
Julio Mercado is Dallas' brand-new DEA boss, and he's inherited kilos of trouble. His city is about to be declared a drug disaster zone, but all his narcs seem to care about is snitching on each other.
After a self-imposed exile in Mexico and obscurity, a Texas bluesman comes home
Texas playwright Octavio Solis brings muscle to DTC's season