On Monday afternoon, two homeowners in the Lower Greenville West Neighborhood Association grew alarmed when they spotted a team of a half dozen or so guys who were snapping pictures and trespassing on private property. The homeowners were suspicious and called 911. Later, they sent out an email blas ... More >>
Spring break season is here. Even if you're an adult with a real job and you say things like "demographic" and, "my HMO is such an asshole," you can still pretend like you're granted that magic week in March sans responsibility.
Because I've decided to accumulate degrees instead of typing up TPS r ... More >>
Yesterday, the city of Dallas presented its new vision for downtown Dallas parks. As the Morning News pointed out, the plan calls for the amount of green space in and around the Central Business District to roughly double over the next several years.
That includes four "priority parks" -- Pacific P ... More >>
There is only a month left in the year, and it's looking like Bon Iver's self titled sophomore album is pretty secure toward the top of our year-end lists. And, as Time reports, a re-release of the album tomorrow will be accompanied by 10 short films, one for every song, including "Hinnom, TX."Ba ... More >>
How long has it been since we heard rain on the roof like Sunday night's downpour -- blowing, battering, crashing off the eaves? I stared out the kitchen window and wondered where the water went after it left my driveway. Maybe I always wonder that.
Sunday night on the 10 o'clock news there ... More >>
Gray swaths are covering North Texas today, which is pitch perfect weather to discuss Bon Iver developments. His new, self-titled sophomore album is dropping on June 21 (a single, "Calgary," is already making the rounds), and the first leg of a US tour has been announced. No stops in Texas yet, b ... More >>
Via Google MapsEarlier this month, Dallas Police reported finding the body of 18-year-old Jonathan Sierra in a room at the Aloft Hotel downtown, across from Dallas City Hall. DPD suspected that the Skyline senior, who'd been to his senior prom and was all set to graduate, died of alcohol poisonin ... More >>
Eataly's pastry shopWhile everyone was enduring the Super Bowl pains here in Dallas, I was away in NYC and LA for work. Despite braving a blizzard and juggling time zones, I ate well.
Both food scenes were predictably different. I ate rich, fatty foods in the NYC winter blast, while in LA, ... More >>
Photos by Man O'The HourThe Holy Blood ...y Mary.A Google Maps search for the Holy Grail this Saturday turned up a location at the intersection of 121 and Preston Road in Plano. Very clever, Joseph of Arimethea. Very clever. Hide the chalice of our Lord in a prefab, pop-up shopping center smack d ... More >>
I've eaten Tex-Mex and Texas barbecue at least a half-dozen times each since moving here last month, but as my ate-that list was still short a traditional bowl of chili, I set out this morning for lunch at Tolbert's in Grapevine.
Tolbert's, of course, is a legendary chili parlor, first launc ... More >>
Noel KernsThe former DLP Rehearsal Studios on Continental Avenue, which has since been demolishedA couple of photo items of note on this Good Friday:Over on Boing Boing, former Newsweek senior writer Bill Barol celebrates the work of local shooter -- and musician -- Noel Kerns, who, on his Flickr ... More >>
MAPSCO, according to company lore, was conceived in Dallas in 1948 by a frustrated florist named Milton Boyd Keith who was tired of his delivery drivers getting lost. With the help of the city's Building Inspection Division and a store manager, Keith "researched, designed and indexed hand-drawn m ... More >>
Bike Friendly Oak Cliff was the first locally to make mention yesterday of the fact Google Maps now offers bike trails -- that's the green line you see on the map at right. (Writes Jason Roberts, "It's a good way to see a birds-eye view of our trail system, and will hopefully help when plans deve ... More >>
Each week in 'Knockers' we order from a different delivery restaurant, assessing their efficiency and keeping a running score.Greenz2808 McKinney Avenue, Suite 109Dallas, TX 75204214-720-7788Promised delivery time: 30 minutesActual delivery time: 15 minutesScoring summary:Using Google Maps to loc ... More >>
If you've been following the Junius Heights Turf War, you know that it's getting more heated than the leather inside my car in August.Since Jose Escobedo's meeting with the Landmark Commission on August 3, his application for a Certificate of Appropriateness has been denied. Escobedo already vowe ... More >>
Google MapsTacos Chano's934 W. Jefferson Blvd.214-948-1846Dude Factor: 6, or "Cheap Floor Tiles" on a scale of 1 ("Montezuma's Revenge") to 10 ("Cheap Prescription Meds")One of my favorite things about visiting Mexico is haggling over the price of souvenirs. There's nothing like the rush of taking h ... More >>
When I spoke to Erykah Badu in February 2008, shortly before the release of New Amerykah Part One (4th World War), she strongly suggested all was not well with the Black Forest Theater, from which Badu had hoped to save the soul of her native South Dallas. "Financially, it's a burden," she said. "It ... More >>