Farmers Branch

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2014

    Five of Dallas' Best Places to Eat Gluten-Free, Because My Doctor Said So

    Story by Beth Erickson Do you want to hear a really sad story? It's all about the time when about four days before Christmas I ended up in the hospital and my doctor told me I couldn't have gluten (and a bunch of other really nice things like ice cream and mushrooms) if I wanted to not do something ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    Crave DFW Founder Steven Doyle Is in Jail on Drug Charges

    Crave DFW, the popular restaurant-news site, has been unusually quiet this week, and now we know why: Steven Doyle, the site's founder, was arrested this week in Farmers Branch on outstanding warrants and drug charges. He's currently being held on multiple bonds. According to the arrest report, Doy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2014

    The Biggest Speed-Trap Cities in North Texas

    Maybe the street was deserted and you decided to open up the throttle. Maybe a tree branch was blocking the flashing school zone sign, or you didn't notice the cop as you rolled through the stop sign. Whatever the particulars of the situation, practically every driver knows the flush of shame -- an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Vanilla Ice at Grover's Bar & Grill in Frisco, 9/12/13: Review and Photos

    It is not every day that an email lands in my mailbox from my editor with confirmation that I'll be seeing Vanilla Ice at a restaurant/venue in Frisco. The Farmers Branch native's music may not be on top of most people's Spotify playlists these days, but there are clearly more than enough people who ... More >>

  • News

    April 18, 2013

    Trinity East's Vapor Chase

    Drilling thousands of feet into the earth is a cakewalk compared with dealing with City Hall.

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    While Texas Plans Pipelines and Reservoirs, Activists Tout the Simpler Path: Conservation

    Policymakers in Austin, having finally come to terms immensity of the state's water challenges, are about to throw some serious cash at the issue. But the vast majority of this, more than 96 percent, is going toward building new reservoirs and pipelines. Trammell S. Crow, among others, has a proble ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Tom Dozier Wins Farmers Branch Chili Cook Off With Wet Chili

    Tom Dozier stood over the small stockpot with a glass lid and paused in anticipation. He'd been simmering the rusty red stew for three hours, but waited for a precise moment on his watch to carefully lift the lid. Several other chili-heads, myself included, leaned over the Coleman stove in anticipat ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 20, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Wendy's Is Giving Away Frosties to Redheads Today

    Wendy's is really excited about the remodel of some of its restaurants, and we're certainly happy for them. They're calling it a "completely updated dining experience." This Monday, July 23, they're even throwing a little party at their redesigned Farmers Branch location (4169 LBJ Freeway) and the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Q&A with Trinity East Manager: Leases, Floodplains, and the Money Beneath Dallas

    Four years have passed since Trinity East signed on as the largest gas lease-holder with the city of Dallas, and the company still doesn't know when it will be allowed to drill its first well -- if ever. As the company's name suggests, Trinity East wants to drill for natural gas along the east side ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    How To Not Get Deported

    So, you're an undocumented immigrant. Your great hope is to stick around, make a living and, some day, become naturalized. Unfortunately, our immigration laws are a tangled morass of inscrutability, insensible to the realities of a globalized world. You may have watched last week's Republican deba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Artizone, Online Purveyor of Local Goodness, Expands Its DFW Coverage and Suppliers

    Supporting local farmers, ranchers, chef-driven restaurants or family-run anything is all good. But honestly? It's a beat down schlepping across all of North Texas collecting stuff from different spots. The farmer's market, Urban Acres, the cheese place, the wine place, the butcher, and what about m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Before Council Takes Out a Payday Loan, Sneak a Peek at Possible New Regulations

    ​If nothing else, the timing's certainly good: Just three days after Mayor Dwaine Caraway branded mayoral candidate Mike Rawlings the "Payday Loan King" in a series of ads to which Rawlings later responded, the city council's Budget, Finance & Audit Committee is about to take up the subject of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Remember That Time You Went to a Fight and a Hockey Game Broke Out?

      With last night's shootout loss to the Phoenix Coyotes, the Dallas Stars remain on the outside looking in at the NHL's Western Conference playoffs. Nonetheless, everyone is watching hockey in Texas today. Reason? The ugly brawl between Arlington Martin and Keller High School in the closing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    More Than a Drink With Jam and Bread

    ​Tea at Christmastime tends to be a Victorian affair, complete with jam cakes and velveteen trimmings. But Farmers Branch Historical Park is this month reminding visitors that Brits don't have the monopoly on hot tea service. A traveling exhibit on global tea traditions, curated by Tea in Tex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Dallas ISD Trustees Will, Yet Again, Debate the Merits of Opening Over-Age High School

    ​At the Dallas Independent School District board meeting two weeks ago, the trustees held off on voting yea or nay on Superintendent Michael Hinojosa's plan to open an over-age high school in the 2010-'11 school year. Most agree that, yes, it's probably a very good thing to put, say, college-age h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Historian Exhorts Texans to Fry Their Own Chickens

    Attendees assuaged their fried-chicken sadness with Jell-O.​Rebecca Sharpless was ostensibly at Farmers Branch Historical Park last night to hold forth on "Southern women's cooking accomplishments," but the TCU professor lingered longest on a food that few Southerners of either gender are still ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Dallas Area Rapid Transit Board to OK Proposed Bus Route Changes Today

    Click to enlarge: From DART's Planning Committee agenda concering bus-route changes being voted on today​Back in February, we directed your attention to forthcoming route changes being proposed by Dallas Area Rapid Transit, which is looking to delete "costly duplications," especially as the Green ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Yet Again, AG Abbott Defends the Constitutionality of the Texas Pledge

    ​Remember when David and Shannon Croft sued the state because they didn't want their kids, then enrolled in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch school district, to recite the Texas Pledge of Allegiance? Yup. Totally forgot about that one. That was two long years ago -- back when the Crofts also sued the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Carlos Quintanilla Isn't Booing. He's Just Yelling, "Loooouuuuuuuu!"

    ​It's very hard to turn down an invitation to La Calle Doce in Oak Cliff, but, alas, a movie screening will have me otherwise occupied at 1 p.m. Anyway, here's what will go down: Carlos Quintanilla has decided to join the list of Hispanic activists calling for the head of CNN's Lou Dobbs, whose "a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2009

    Code Compliance Proposal Would Require Rent House Owners to Register with the City

    City of Dallas Code Compliance​On Wednesday, the Dallas City Council will consider a proposal from the Code Compliance Department that would force owners of single-family rental properties to register with the city. Far as the city sees it, there are myriad benefits to such a stipulation -- chief ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    Bye-Bye, Dubai. Nighty Night, New York.

    Icon Midtown, yet another conceptual rendering to add to the pyreBut 15 months ago, Icon Partners issued a breathless press release announcing a 3.7-million square foot development to be dropped at the intersection of  LBJ Freeway and the Dallas North Tollway. Called Icon Midtown, it was to be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    Dallas Filmmaker Stunned by Views, Reviews He's Received For Fake Green Lantern Trailer

    Nathan Fillion "as" Green Lantern in Jaron Pitts's faux trailerMaking the virtual rounds in recent days is a fan-made trailer for a Green Lantern movie that ain't -- one "starring" Firefly's Nathan Fillion, so win-win for the fanboys. And it merits mention on Unfair Park because the creator of the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Ron Natinsky Says Convention Center Hotel Vote Might Amount to Jack Squat, General Fund Will Lose $300 Million Without Hotel

    While his colleagues assembled at City Hall, council member and Build the Hotel'er Ron Natinsky spent yesterday morning at the Farmers Branch Recreation Center selling the convention center hotel to approximately 40 members of the Preston West Republican Women's Club. Several of the audience members ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Ultimately, Says Rep. Alonzo, All Immigration Bills, Pro or Con, Are Just "Fodder for Politics"

    You might think that since Texas legislators are tied up dealing with a plunging housing market and accepting stimulus money, they'd drop the predictable collection of politically motivated immigration bills seeking to fill the federal policy vacuum. Nope. Not a chance.Rep. Jim Jackson of Carrollto ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 15, 2009

    Hibashi Teppan Grill and Sushi Bar

    Super-sizing the sushi bar the Texas way

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2008

    Greggo or No, The Hard Line = Rock Solid

    Mike and Corby, remaining rigid. Just got my grubby little hands on the Arbitron radio ratings Winter ’08 book and, you know what, I can’t make heads or tails of it. The details, that is. Numbers schnumbers. But this much I can tell you: *KTCK 1310 AM The Ticket is still the Metroplex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2007

    Who's the Boss?

    Local restaurant owners and other employers worried about being forced to fire large numbers of workers can rest easy, at least for the moment. A California judge yesterday granted a temporary injunction against the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to crack down on employers who have ille ... More >>

  • News

    October 11, 2007

    New Immigration Rules Could Empty Local Kitchens

    Tough rules leave restaurants looking for cooks with green cards

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2007

    Estamos Cambiando Nombres: ¡Hola, Parque Injusto!

    Look out -- they're "chasing after the young Mexicans pouring into the area"! And by they, of course, I mean the local media outlets about which AdWeek writes this morning, as it dissects the ultra-competitive Spanish-language radio stations, television stations and newspapers in Dallas-Fort Worth v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2007

    Pizza Patrón Out to "Reconnect Families," For Pesos on the Dollar

    Good God, that Antonio Swad is a genius. After making a small fortune selling pizza for pesos, the Pizza Patrón founder is at it again: Beginning Friday, his 65-store pizza chain will begin selling unlimited calling cards to Mexico, which means, according to the press release: "Unlike traditional c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2007

    "We Lost a Little Battle..."

    Yesterday, the Senate tossed out President Bush's immigration bill that had been crafted to appease both side of the aisle. Today, Unfair Park spoke with Arnulfo De la Cruz, local political director for the Service Employees International Union, about what the bill’s demise means in the context of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2007

    No More Love for Love Field Antique Mall, Damn It

    Last time I was in the Love Field Antique Mall, I saw this stashed in the corner -- for $3,500. No truth to the rumor it was bought by someone from Farmers Branch. For 17 years, the Love Field Antique Mall stood at the corner of Mockingbird Lane and Cedar Springs Road, directly across from the airp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2007

    March on Oak Cliff. Well, In Oak Cliff.

    A march is planned in Oak Cliff today to demand immigration reforms; it's part of a national day of advocacy to push Congress to act this summer, before Washington is swamped by the presidential campaign. Advocates want "comprehensive" reform, a policy that would include not only additional border e ... More >>

  • News

    February 22, 2007

    Home Away From Home

    North Texas' booming Guatemalan population struggles without a consulate

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2007
  • News

    February 8, 2007

    Yo Soy el Army

    Uncle Sam wants you--especially if you're Latino

  • News

    February 1, 2007

    Conflict? What Conflict?

    Hispanic leaders on DISD's payroll go mum about segregation at Preston Hollow

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2007
  • News

    September 7, 2006

    Icy Hot

    Maybe this girl should name her next cat Mike Modano

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2006

    Marching in Place

    Renea Walker is angry at illegal immigrants. TV cameras are happy about that. As protests go on this so-called Day of Action, it was pretty mellow: Beginning at around noon today, fewer than 200 people walked around in a circle in front of Occidental Tower, home of Senator John Cornyn's office. Far ... More >>

  • News

    September 8, 2005
  • News

    October 2, 2003

    Getting the Bird

    West Nile keeps animal control officers hopping to collect dead birds

  • News

    March 13, 2003
  • News

    June 7, 2001

    Mind Games

    When 19-year-old UNT student Kelli Cox vanished, her desperate parents turned to a Florida "psychic" as their last hope. Hope was all he gave them.

  • Dining

    October 8, 1998
  • Dining

    July 24, 1997

    Keeping the pita puffed

    Hedary's Lebanese Oven & Grill offers reverent interpretations of ancient dishes

  • News

    June 5, 1997

    Nerds of a Feather

    In the competitive world of pigeon racers, it takes one fast bird to deliver the coo de grace

  • Calendar

    March 27, 1997
  • News

    August 29, 1996
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