Over the summer, U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor sided with Open Carry Tarrant County's Kory Watkins and struck down as unconstitutional an Arlington city ordinance banning people from distributing literature -- in his case copies of the Constitution -- to passing motorists. According to a brief p ... More >>
How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce became the greatest (bumbling) enemy of America.
It's easy to find a brief night of escapism through live local music at one of Denton's staple establishments, Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios. It's usually a safe bet that when you enter the doors of this time-honored venue on Sycamore Street you won't be talking over some band's rendition of CCR t ... More >>
Millennials, you still do all the drugs and have all the sex, but I have to break it to you: You do not know how to party. And it's bringing me down. Heading over to what's supposed to be the "jam," hosted by 24-year-old "scenesters," I always hope that there won't be finger foods but that the fri ... More >>
He had an uncanny knack for finding tornadoes. Then one found him.
Have you been complaining that Girl Scout cookies aren't available year-round? Have you hidden boxes from yourself in secret cabinets, cut cookies in half to save more for later and frozen Thin Mints and Samoas just to stretch out your supply until "next Girl Scout Christmas?" Well, those jackass e ... More >>
They're here. I'm sure you've seen them. Colorful rectangular boxes touting Tagalongs, Thin Mints, Samoas and more are taking over households all over America as we speak. Three boxes made their way into my kitchen, and last night while sitting on my couch I was horrified to discover that an entire ... More >>
The board of Irving-based Boy Scouts of America won't discuss a possible end to its longstanding ban on gays until next week, but the news that it's up for discussion has been condemned as another step in the nation's march toward moral ruin. The pronouncements, many of which have been chronicled b ... More >>
It's known that I love Girl Scout cookies pretty hard. But, seriously Girl Scouts? Mango Creme NutrifusionTM cookie with vitamins in it? You thought that would please the masses?
Vonciel Hill and our feckless mayor combine to let two ousted judges stay on the payroll.
It was only a matter of time. First corn-batter dipped hot dogs and funnel cakes went into the frier. They tasted good, so vendors at the State Fair of Texas thought they should fry other things. Next thing you know, brownies, cookie dough, marshmallows, biscuits and gravy, salsa and chicken-stuffed ... More >>
It's Girl Scout Cookie Time, bitches! I heard them say it on the radio, so it must be true. And it is! If you go to the Girl Scout cookies website, you can type in your ZIP code and they will tell you exactly how many minutes and miles you are away from shoving two sleeves of Thin Mints into your fa ... More >>
At this morning's Quality of Life Committee meeting, we finally got to hear about that proposed new home solicitation ordinance with which we wrapped last week. We know what you're thinking, and let us reassure you right away: Your Girl Scout cookies should be unaffected. Exhale. As City Attorney ... More >>
The Girl Scouts' cookie sales season starts this week. And while there aren't any new cookies on the roster this year, the scouts are celebrating the 35th anniversary of Samoas -- a caramel-coconut concoction that debuted in a year the organization might otherwise wish to forget. Girl Scouts ... More >>
Photo by popofatticus via FlickrOn Christmas Eve across Santa-revering areas, many little tykes put on their jammies and set out a plate of treats and (usually) a glass of wholesome milk (or perhaps, cider) for Mr. Claus to nibble on. This, of course, is in appreciation of the gifts he'll stuff i ... More >>
Photos by Andrea GrimesLaura Bush poses with Girl Scout Troop 92, who painted the library in Bryan's House and organized the books.Late yesterday afternoon, Laura Bush joined former Dallas Cowboy Daryl Johnston and members of the North Texas Super Bowl Host Committee to celebrate a project comple ... More >>
Churchmouse ProductionsJoey Folsom and Stephanie Hall star in Churchmouse Productions' Georgie Gets a Facelift and Thank U Berry MunchEach summer the Festival of Independent Theatres puts Dallas' hottest stage actors in a bunch of short one-act plays in rotating rep over four weekends. The 12th a ... More >>
After graduating from SMU with a degree in Markets and Culture, Meghann O'Leary went to work for a local law firm. Her sister, Erin, headed to New York, degree in Fine Arts in hand, to pursue a dance career.But they had always baked cookies.So two years ago, Erin began selling cookies in the big cit ... More >>
Yes, it's that time of year again. Within a few days, obedient parents begin toting order forms around the office for boxes of Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos Trefoils and other life-affirming treats. As far as those who delve into the history of Girl Scouts can figure, cookie sales began with a troop in Mus ... More >>
As of this morning, 261 people have signed a petition begging the city not to allow Teen/Life Challenge of Dallas to set up camp next to the Girl Scouts' longtime home at Camp Whispering Cedars. According to Allen Gwinn, this week the city's Plan Commission is set to take up this week the request of ... More >>
I have such fond memories of Girl Scout Camp. S'mores, songs around the campfire, ghost stories told in creaky bunks. Good times. Now I am at Theater Critics Camp in Connecticut, a two-week indoctrination into a cult that worships the three S's: Shaw, Shakespeare and Sondheim. Did you see that movie ... More >>
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MoMa's extreme makeover
The Dallas Music Festival is over. Thank God.
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John Graves said farewell to the Brazos and howdy to a career
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Home Movie looks inside some eccentric domiciles
Revisiting the story of the 1937 New London gas explosion--the worst tragedy involving schoolchildren in American history
Did the isolated, unhappy life of an Arlington family of Jehovah's Witnesses breed false charges of sexual abuse? Absolutely, says a family member who never got a chance to tell her side of the story.
Don't always make good neighbors, especially in exclusive Flower Mound, where a nasty feud between the mayor and a newspaper publisher has blossomed into all-out war
When Pat Stone learned her daughter was a lesbian, she helped start a support group for parents of gay and lesbian children. Then, after 35 years of marriage, Stone realized she had her own journey to make.
At Dallas' old Ambassador hotel, Mr. Gothard's good girls learn the virtues of remaining pure