Gang Violence

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Over the Weekend: Harlem, Flight and PVC Street Gang at the City Tavern

    Harlem, Flight, PVC Street Gang May 15, 2010 City Tavern Better Than: Hangin' with the dudes. Nick Rallo​Before PVC Street Gang, Flight and Harlem took the stage Saturday night, there was the issue of parking. If you didn't know before, City Tavern sits quietly amidst the douchebag capital of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Yes, Another Film Festival: The USA Film Festival Releases Line-Up and Schedule

    Colin Farrell and Alicja Bachleda in Neil Jordan's Ondine, which is playing the USA Film Festival April 30​The Dallas International Film Festival wraps up Sunday. But tomorrow morning, tickets for the USA Film Festival will go on sale via Ticketmaster, according to the fest's publicist in the rele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    East Side Homeboy Who Shot at Cops Near Woodrow Is Found Guilty by Federal Jury

    ​When the shooting occurred in June, it merited but a few paragraphs in a crime brief headlined, "19-year-old fires on gang officers, Dallas police say." Today, though, the U.S. Attorney sends word that a federal jury found Rene Salazar, a member of the East Side Homeboys, guilty of two counts of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins Thinks He Did a Pretty Good Job in 2009

    Brian HarkinDallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins​It's always a good idea 'round this time of the year to make a list of accomplishments, if only to figure out what you need to get done in the coming year. So happens, of course, that Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins needs to g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    The Best Songs in Dallas Music, 2009: PVC Street Gang's "Cutlass" Is So Gutless at No. 22

    [Editor's Note: Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be presenting my favorite local songs of the year, counting down from No. 25 to No. 1, one track a day. Today, we take an in-depth look at song No. 22 on the list--and click after the jump for a free download of the track. Lastly, keep checking bac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Bonus MP3: Vulgar Fashion -- "Pact With The Devil"

    ​Tonight's official release party for denton Deluxe Volume 5 (featuring Peopleodian, Kashioboy and Slack Beat) kicks off the first in a series of ongoing showcases put together by denton Deluxe's Chad Withers. Check out this week's North of the Dial for more on the compilation as well as for more ... More >>

  • Music

    August 20, 2009

    El Paso Hot Button, PVC Street Gang, Gentle Ghosts

    Thursday, August 20, at The Cavern

  • Music

    April 2, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Video: PVC Street Gang -- "Night Terrors"

    The debut effort from Denton's PVC Street Gang is supposed to hit the streets any day now, so check out the band's brand new video, which is set to the song "Night Terrors" from the band's forthcoming EP. Like the band, it's a bit out there--kind of a mix of late night '80s television and Rockwell's ... More >>

  • News

    January 22, 2009

    Meddling Maverick

    Mark Cuban aims his hands-on approach at Dallas' downtrodden southern sector.

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    Tonight, Dallas Police Mourn the Loss of "A Great, Great, Great" Officer

    A short while ago, Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle concluded a press conference, carried in its entirety on KDFW-Channel 4, concerning the death of Senior Corporal Norman Smith, pictured at right. Smith was an 18-year veteran of the department -- his anniversary would have been tomorrow -- who was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    After Four Years as U.S. Attorney, Richard Roper Has Left the Balcony

    First he leaves At the Movies; now, he's no longer the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. As of tomorrow, Richard Roper's back in the private sector, working for Thompson & Knight, after four years spent as U.S. Attorney. Course, this was inevitable: Barack Obama will pick a new p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2008
  • Culture

    September 11, 2008

    Crazy Cool

    The gang's all here, dancing like dreams in Lyric Stage's West Side Story

  • News

    June 26, 2008

    For Whom the Bell Tolls

    Electronic monitoring may dramatically curb truancy. So why isn't DISD interested?

  • News

    January 31, 2008

    Still an Aryan Blood Brother

    Two murders and two life sentences won't alter one convict's allegiance to the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas

  • Home Entertainment

    March 15, 2007

    Concrete Jungle Gym

    In Crackdown, the city is your playground

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2007
  • News

    January 25, 2007

    Angel of Honduras

    Dupree's so-called ex is ordered home, but the DA might want a word with him first

  • News

    January 4, 2007

    Cold as ICE

    Constable Mike Dupree deports his ex-lover to Honduras

  • Home Entertainment

    October 5, 2006

    Copycat Killer

    Saints Row shamelessly apes Grand Theft Auto.

  • Film

    September 14, 2006

    The Longest Yawn

    Heavily padded football movie hits all the familiar notes

  • News

    July 13, 2006

    Old School

    DISD trustee Ron Price does everything you expect from a politician. These days that's a problem.

  • Music

    June 29, 2006
  • Home Entertainment

    November 10, 2005

    Street Fighters

    The Warriors nicely complements the bloody cult classic that inspired it.

  • News

    September 22, 2005

    Jesus in a Mullet

    Del Hendrixson's uncertain journey from convict to Dallas gang guru

  • Music

    November 11, 2004

    Thursday, November 11

    Drive-By Truckers

  • Music

    July 1, 2004

    Sahara Hotnights

    Kiss & Tell (RCA)

  • Calendar

    July 17, 2003

    Shake Down

    Junior Players presents star-crossed teens in bandanas

  • Film

    January 23, 2003

    God Forsaken

    The brutal, brilliant City of God takes us inside Rio de Janeiro's urban decay

  • News

    April 4, 2002

    Finishing School

    Sent to TYC when she was 13, Brittany Pollard grew into a young woman and model prisoner in a state prison, but will the lessons she learned there last when she's back in the free world?

  • News

    March 28, 2002

    12-year-old Killer

    The story of Edwin Debrow Jr., one of the youngest Texans ever convicted of murder, in his own words

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Place to Take a Tourist

    Highland Park Christmas lights tour

  • News

    September 13, 2001

    Make 'em Pay

    Spurred by a horrifying wave of teen violence in the '90s, Texas today spends more money than ever to lock up young criminals. Are we getting our money's worth?

  • Film

    July 26, 2001

    Blood Brother

    Another fatalistic crime film from Takeshi Kitano begs the question: How about a romantic comedy?

  • News

    February 8, 2001

    Big Murk's Kids

    Politics and mismanagement closed the books on the city's anti-gang program, but try telling this South Dallas fixture the problem's solved

  • News

    January 4, 2001

    The Angel of Juarez

    Hundreds of poor Mexican girls have been abducted, raped, and murdered on the streets of Ciudad Juarez. They were forgotten and mostly ignored by authorities until Esther Chavez came along.

  • News

    May 18, 2000


    Top-ranked boxer Jesus "El Matador" Chavez pummels opponents in the ring, but he's losing his biggest fight against a real heavyweight -- the INS

  • Film

    March 23, 2000

    Jet set

    Here's one Hong Kong hero who's ready to conquer

  • Music

    November 19, 1998

    The road to hell

    A Fort Worth crime-prevention group is warning parents about Goth-rock, but is that such a good idea?

  • News

    October 15, 1998

    Boys in black

    Mesquite High puts a chill on a student's right to dress himself

  • News

    May 7, 1998

    The "g" word

    An uneasy mix of stereotypes and commerce helps prompt Deep Ellum's cruising ban

  • News

    December 11, 1997

    Through a Lens Darkly

    Through a lens darkly Juarez's street photographers capture the face of a horrific future--and the future is closer than you think

  • Calendar

    April 24, 1997
  • Music

    January 16, 1997

    Give peace a chance

    The sound of the urban night comes from a most unlikely place

  • Culture

    October 24, 1996

    Brainy horror

    Teatro Dallas conjures thoughtful chills with Night of the Chupacabras

  • Film

    April 20, 1995


    From the director of El Norte comes a modern classic about family, history, and survival

  • News

    April 6, 1995
  • Film

    January 12, 1995

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

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