It's a long drive to the Omni Hotel downtown from the nearest Waffle House, which is three-fourths of the way to Farmers Branch. It's a sleepy one, too, when made at the typical Waffle House hour of 4 a.m. Nevertheless, an unidentified gentleman driving a 2004 Lexus SUV decided to undertake that vo ... More >>
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 >>
Cuquita's doesn't look like much from the outside. Just another strip mall Mexican place, right? I paid the restaurant a visit the other day on the recommendation of a friend. I wanted an excuse to eat outside the loop, and Cuquita's, on Josey Lane in Farmer's Branch, promised traditional garb and ... More >>
Kristy YangMango's Noodle House is not my, nor your, parent's kind of pho place. The Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs reverberating from the speakers tipped me off. The restaurant's contemporary décor matches the music, but the food isn't quite as progressive. That's not to say that the presentation isn't p ... More >>
It took four years and $1.8 million to complete the longest light-rail construction project in U.S. history -- says DART -- but a little more than one month since DART's Green Line opened, it's been for all intents and purposes a success. While the full line was officially opened on December ... More >>
The Blockbuster outlet at Lovers and Inwood closed shortly before the end of 2010.As you'll recall, Blockbuster ended the year by announcing it's looking over all its leases and planning on breaking many of them, after which it'll shutter stores, dump inventory for pennies on the dollar and turn ... More >>
This just in from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement: The agency, along with the Office of Homeland Security Investigations National Gang Unit and an alphabet's soup worth of local law enforcement agencies, spent the last five days sweeping Dallas-Fort Worth for gang members and their a ... More >>
Somebody really shoulda brought Mayor Tom his shades. Awful bright at the Bachman Station today. And, hey, there's Farmers Branch mayor Tim O'Hare smack in the middle!December 6 -- that's when Dallas Area Rapid Transit officials said the Green Line would be good to go with the completion of the f ... More >>
Flickr user El Gran DeeTacos de carne deshebradaIn Venezuela, it's called Carne Mechada. In the Caribbean, it's known as Ropa Vieja. The Mexican version goes by the name Carne Deshebrada. In any case, shredded beef is an important component of the cuisines of several south-of-the-border countries. ... More >>
CopShop.comWhile Irving makes the occasional headline with its use of the Criminal Alien Program -- which involves turning over to federal immigration officials people detained for any reason, even traffic violations -- top cops in Arlington have taken a stand against that approach. Instead ... More >>
Says this sneak preview of the city council's Economic Development Committee agenda next week, Dallas is considering forking over an economic development grant to Hilton Hotels, which is looking to relocate a regional headquarters to Dallas. Office of Economic Development head Karl Zavitkovsky, a ... More >>
Kris KobachThe New York Times's Julia Preston profiles University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law professor Kris W. Kobach -- a name that might be familiar to residents of Farmers Branch, as Kobach's one of the co-authors of Ordinance 2952 and one of the lawyers who's been trying to get it enf ... More >>
Steve SatterwhiteElizabeth Villafranca with daughter Natalie, who was 6 in the fall of 2006, when this photo was takenBack in November 2006, Megan Feldman wrote for the paper version of Unfair Park a lengthy piece about Farmers Branch and then-city council member Tim O'Hare's fight to rid the city o ... More >>
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