Some good may come out of the Komen Foundation's hard right turn on abortion this week. It was about time, anyway, for a fundamental re-examination of Komen by people committed to the cause of cancer research.
You'll find a good summary of reasons to be worried about giving to Komen, even before th ... More >>
A Cedar Springs landmark will be serving its last rounds of mimosas and Eggs Benedict this Sunday. The Bronx Café, which has resided near Observer headquarters at Oak Lawn and Cedar Springs for almost 35 years, has been sold to the adjacent Warwick Melrose Hotel. Co-owner Jess Gilbert told ... More >>
Bit of a paradox, blogging about pork sausage the same week I blogged about potato latkes, but what the heck, I don't keep kosher, and I can't keep quiet about these pigs that need no blanket -- not anymore.
My Jewish guilt is somewhat assuaged by the fact that I first discovered this style of ... More >>
In this week's edition of This Week In Dallas Music History, former Dallas Observer music editor Gilbert Garcia answers a popular question among Dallas music fans in 1992: What's going on with Course Of Empire?Seems the guys in COE had basically disappeared from the local music scene for almost a ... More >>
Sam MertenCity Manager Mary Suhm and Mayor Tom Leppert at the June 23 council meeting shortly before Leppert deferred the Love Field Airport concessions item so Suhm's office could bring new options to the table.Even though Mayor Tom Leppert won an important battle when Angela Hunt voted on A ... More >>
Photos by Sam Merten"Enough is truly enough," said Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway at today's press conference before explaining why he and Mayor Tom Leppert are on opposite sides.The Dallas City Council's seven minority council members launched a counterattack this afternoon against Mayor Tom L ... More >>
Sam MertenWhen we cornered Houston Mayor Bill White in late October after his campaign speech in Plano, he said he can appeal to conservatives and moderates as a Democrat because he knows how to make government run efficiently. He added that he's "honest and straightforward," which had been t ... More >>
He's come a long way since he first learned to cook, helping his mom both in the garden and kitchen.Hobbs (left) with Liza Garza and Gilbert GarzaHobbs' resume includes stints at Celebration, Hotel St. Germaine, Toscana, and the Riviera, where he worked alongside chef David Holben. In his first exec ... More >>
Wealthy Waco businessman Brian Pardo spends his time and money helping death-row inmates he believes are innocent. His efforts on behalf of Darlie Routier have raised suspicions about her husband--and about Pardo's motives.