• Blogs

    October 21, 2014

    Ebola in Dallas: October 21

    With 17 days until the last person in direct contact with one of Dallas' three Ebola patients finishes monitoring, here's the latest: The condition of the patients: Amber Vinson's mother, Debra Berry, discussed her daughter's condition on Good Morning America early Tuesday. Mom says Vinson remains ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2014

    Ebola in Dallas: Your Post-Weekend Update

    Here's a roundup of the (mostly good) Ebola news from over the weekend: The condition of the patients: Amber Vinson is still being treated at Emory University hospital in Atlanta. Se remains in stable condition. Over the weekend, her family issued a statement asking for privacy and disputing claims ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    KXT Summer Cut at Gexa Energy Pavilion, 8/15/14

    KXT Summer Cut With Death Cab for Cutie, Iron & Wine, Hold Steady Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas Friday, August 15, 2014 At the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. boulevard, and Malcolm X boulevard sits the Dallas MLK Center, where on Friday, six days after Missouri teenager Michael Brown was killed, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    Texas Researcher Might Have Some Treatments for Ebola, Needs Money

    Ever since a doctor from Fort Worth became one of two Americans recently infected with the Ebola virus on a mercy trip in Liberia, the Western public has developed a renewed interest in the rare disease, often described as incurable. For researchers like University of Texas virologist Dr. Thomas G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2013

    Two Dallas Restaurants Are Among OpenTable Users' Favorites, But ...

    OpenTable just released a list of the best restaurants in the United States for 2013, as voted by their users. As CultureMap points out, two Dallas restaurants made the list, representing half of all the entries from Texas: the French Room in the Adolphus Hotel and the Capital Grille in Uptown. Wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    With Entry of Default, A Small Victory for a Texas Landowner in Keystone Pipeline Case

    This spring, Mike Bishop, an irascible former chemical engineer, filed a pro se lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the permit it issued for the Oklahoma/Texas leg of the Keystone oil pipeline. On Wednesday, at Bishop's request, a federal clerk issued an entry of default against the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    Climate Scientists Predict a Texas Drought "Worse Than We Imagined" And a Changing Coast

    Localizing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's most confident, depressing predictions yet is no mean feat for journalists. Which is why it helps when actual experts do it for you. Texas Climate News sought out the state's finest climatologists, oceanographers and public-policy experts. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Lloyd Banks Has Been Bringing Great Shows to Denton for 16 Years

    Lloyd Banks runs Rockin' Rodeo in Denton, but he's been perched up north doing live music venues for a decade and a half: national touring acts mixed with local and regional bands, not only as opening acts, but also plenty as standalone showcase acts. He's managed a band or two over that time as wel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    Fort Worth Representative Lon Burnam Files Texas' First Post-DOMA Marriage Equality Bill

    Back in February, when the Texas legislature was in session the first time, Representative Lon Burnam, D-Fort Worth, authored a bill aimed to authorize "a marriage between two persons of the same sex in this state and repealing the statutory prohibition against the recognition of a civil union or si ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 17, 2013
  • Culture

    September 13, 2012

    My Oh Yes

    "Big D" both song and city, is earning big laughs at Lyric and the Wyly.

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    Tiny East Texas Towns Join Fight Against Keystone Pipeline. Should Dallas?

    Together, they have a population of fewer than 2,000, but the tiny East Texas hamlets of Reklaw, Alto and Gallatin have an outsized mission: To halt the southern portion of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline, a conduit designed to ferry some 830,000 barrels of Canadian tar sands a day from an Oklaho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Should We Celebrate Juneteenth?

    I had lunch with Rev. Peter Johnson yesterday. He walked into CT's Real Deal Barbeque in South Dallas, shook my hand, and smiled. "How was your holiday?" he asked me. "Great!" I said. It was. I told him I spoke to my father for about 15 or 20 minutes, and I had even gotten a few texts and congratu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    On Saturday's Electric Daisy Carnival at Fair Park: Things Seemed To Be Going Smoothly...

    [Editor's Note: We originally sent city columnist and noted curmudgeon Jim Schutze out to Fair Park on Saturday night on something of a lark. We knew he'd be a fish out of water, sure. But we also knew that, in some ways, covering the event would be right up his alley -- a chance for him to see one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Hanna Raskin To Leave Observer, Taking Her Opinions and Her Bikes to Seattle

    ​When Eater last published my picture, Nancy Nichols told the crowd at Sidedish that it looked like I needed to eat more. Her remark was perhaps snide, perhaps sexist, but definitely true. I've lost 10 pounds since moving to Dallas, a result of my nightmarish reaction to short Texas ragweed and a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 27, 2011
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    January 10, 2011

    Foodways Texas Offers a Tasty Road Trip to Gulf

    ​Foodways Texas, the new organization that aims to "preserve, promote and celebrate the diverse food cultures of Texas," has announced an event that should help make sense of all the fancy words in its ambitious mission statement. Tickets for the group's first symposium in Galveston go on sal ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 11, 2010
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    September 30, 2010

    Brion Randall Won't Be Stealing Locals' Hard-Earned Millions For the Next 15 Years

    Brion Randall​Based upon the handful of comments that just popped up on this 4-month-old Unfair Park item, some of his victims already know and have been celebrating the news: Brion Randall -- the Plano man who, from 2004 through '09, screwed some 30 folks out of around $6 million -- is going to f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Whitt's End: 6.18.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Watching Thursday night's NBA Finals Game 7, it struck me just how far your Dallas Mavericks are from a championship. Lakers 83, Celtics 79 was a rugged, violent scrum on every possession. I' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Plano Man to Plead Guilty to Bilking Local Investors Out of More Than $6 Million

    ​So says a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office that just landed in the in-box. His name is Brion Gary Randall, and according to the feds, on May 18 the 48-year-old will plead guilty in Dallas federal court to running a handful of scams between 2004 and last July that were eventually unea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Appetite For Instruction: Marinara Cream Sauce

    ​Recipe Demonstrated by Anthony Russo of Russo's New York Coal Fired Italian Kitchen We all have big dreams. Some people want to win a Nobel Prize, others want to swim with sharks at the Great Barrier Reef and most just want to retire at the age of 30. Mine is simple, I want to move to Italy, dr ... More >>

  • News

    May 28, 2009
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    April 13, 2009

    American Blues: Dallas-Born Rocky Hill, Dusty's Older Brother, Died on Friday

    A longtime music publicist pal sends the sad news: Dallas-born Rocky Hill -- Dusty's big brother and one hellacious blues guitarist forever proud of his self-proclaimed rep as "The Anti-Clapton" -- died on Friday, with few details other than that available at present. All I've found online is his ob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    American Blues: Dallas-Born Rocky Hill, Dusty's Older Brother, Died on Friday

    Rocky HillA longtime music publicist pal sends the sad news: Dallas-born Rocky Hill -- Dusty's big brother and one hellacious blues guitarist forever proud of his self-proclaimed rep as "The Anti-Clapton" -- died on Friday, with few details other than that available at present. All I've found onlin ... More >>

  • News

    January 15, 2009
  • Culture

    June 12, 2008

    Coot Trick

    Oldest Living Graduate didn't do enough homework; Drowsy Chaperone wakes up the smile muscles at Fair Park Music Hall

  • News

    December 6, 2007

    American Toxic

    The railroad tie plant that gave birth to tiny Somerville may now be killing the town, residents claim

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2007

    The Price is Right -- Very Right!

    This day has started off about as badly as a day can start off for me. I just got politely chewed out by Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, which is not the bad thing. All my days start out with my getting chewed out. I lie in bed at 5 a.m. with eyes like saucers, waiting for my morning ch ... More >>

  • News

    August 30, 2007
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    February 1, 2007

    Hard Rock Still Rockin'. For Now.

    Consider this yet another of Dallas' worst-kept secrets: The CVS pharmacy chain is going to buy up and tear down the Hard Rock Cafe on McKinney Avenue. At least, that's the rumor "swirling" among the restaurant's staff, says John Gogarty, the New Jersey-based publicist for the restaurant-hotel-casin ... More >>

  • Music

    November 2, 2006

    Power Lines

    Jimmy Webb wrote one of the greatest songs ever. Just don't tell him that.

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2006

    More Dead at the Jail

    If, as expected, the iron hand of the U.S. Justice Department forces the beleaguered Dallas County jail to revamp how it administers medical care to its most troubled inmates, it won't come a moment too soon. In just the last two weeks, three inmates have passed away while wards of the county, nearl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2006
  • Blogs

    March 2, 2006

    Fed Up from the Check Up

    The U.S Department of Justice has concluded the first part of its investigation of the Dallas County jail system, which for years has been a veritable house of horrors for inmates with chronic medical conditions. Even after Dallas County commissioners voted to fund a more expensive budget for the sh ... More >>

  • News

    September 15, 2005

    Cell Disease

    Being sick in Dallas County's troubled jail can be a death sentence

  • Music

    April 7, 2005

    A Welcome Experiment

    Mission Giant makes art-rock that is equal parts spectacle and sound. Just don't call them Devo.

  • News

    March 24, 2005

    Give Peace and Peppers a Chance

    Chili cooks score one for multilateralism

  • Calendar

    December 23, 2004
  • Calendar

    June 17, 2004

    Suck It

    Mug down on mudbugs during Crawfest 2004

  • Calendar

    January 8, 2004
  • News

    May 16, 2002

    Inhale With Hale

    Itinerant pro-pot candidate Steven Hale is down again, but not out

  • News

    February 21, 2002

    "Today, a Generation Died."

    Revisiting the story of the 1937 New London gas explosion--the worst tragedy involving schoolchildren in American history

  • Dining

    February 1, 2001

    Sunken Island

    Gozo gets shuttered up

  • News

    January 25, 2001

    Unfair Share

    High-pressure sales tactics and promises of fabulous prizes make Dallas-based Silverleaf Resorts the champion of Texas time-shares, but dissatisfied customers say, "Buyer beware"

  • News

    July 8, 1999

    Cruel and Unusual

    Mentally ill Texans used to go to hospitals. Now, increasing numbers of them go to prison instead.

  • News

    June 17, 1999

    Disturbing personality

    An unsolved string of cat mutilations in North Dallas leaves police and residents wondering who could do such a thing

  • Culture

    May 6, 1999

    The intentional tourist

    Texas artist Frank X. Tolbert2 gives us a new look at the Old World

  • Culture

    December 17, 1998

    The color of money

    Two artists prove what the stunning use of color can and can't do

  • News

    May 14, 1998

    Fly away, little jailbird

    Reports of Steven Russell's death were greatly exaggerated, but they were enough to spring him from a Texas prison

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