The Yardbirds hold a special place in the history of rock and roll. Over the course of some fitful years in the mid- to late-1960's, the band featured the talents (separately) of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. During that time, the Yardbirds made several classic albums and even managed to h ... More >>
Shaky evidence sent Sonia Cacy to prison for burning her beloved uncle to death. Now she's destitute and fighting the state to clear her name.
Last week, as they City Council was being briefed on the still very incomplete effort to end chronic homelessness in Dallas, a frustrated Dwaine Caraway proposed a surefire solution: Why not round up the homeless people, stick them on a Greyhound bus, and send them back to where they came from? Most ... More >>
Every time City Hall sets about reforming its own court system through the judicial appointments process, I see that same old bad penny coming around again. They want municipal court judges who will do what a bunch of 23-year-old city prosecutors tell them to do. Been there myself. Let me come back ... More >>
It was unusual when Jakadrien Turner's grades in high school began to falter after the death of her grandfather nearly two years ago. She was typically a good student and didn't look for trouble. But after her grandfather's death, she began acting out, according to legal documents, and in this perio ... More >>
Anyone who has ridden cross-country on a Greyhound bus, and who walked by the bus station on Lamar Street yesterday, would have assumed that the group of protesters gathered there were speaking out against the inhumane conditions suffered by its passengers. On the contrary, the picketers were m ... More >>
Photo by Anna MerlanMichael KloeverMeet Michael Kloever. Again. The 33-year-old security guard was all over the news back in August, when he said he was pistol-whipped by an off-duty Dallas cop in a strip club parking lot after trying to break up what he thought was a fight between club customers ... More >>
What happens when one Vancouver Sun columnist and her aunt decide to see the great state of Texas from a car, a Greyhound bus and a train? Well, nothing terribly exciting, though Susan Riley's recounting of her trip through Texas, including stops in Dallas and Austin and elsewhere, provides a intrig ... More >>
Explanations be damned. There is only one justifiable response to the worst fiscal disaster in DISD history.
Dallas-based Greyhound Lines isn't having a very good morning, following news that last night, on a bus traveling from Edmonton to Winnipeg, one passenger attacked another in front of some 36 fellow travelers. And it was a particularly gruesome incident: Notes The Windsor Star this morning, the atta ... More >>
Not exactly Dead Parrot: The Musical, but close; new season lineups promise star turns
On Monday, a Michigan man filed a federal discrimination suit against Dallas-based Greyhound Lines, alleging that a driver booted him off a bus because he's an...Arab. Indeed, according to 42-year-old Faroq Alfatlawi -- an Iraqi native, no less -- that's just what the driver told him: "Get away, Ara ... More >>
Since 2004 Dallas-based Greyhound Lines Inc. has eliminated service to hundreds of small towns across the country; in Texas, for instance, you can no longer hop the bus from Dallas, home of Greyhound's seventh-busiest terminal, to, oh, White Deer or Alpine or Pampa or 23 other rural outposts once on ... More >>
American Airlines execs, standing alongside Mark Cuban, gave away some 19,000 airline tix to everyone at last night's Dallas Mavericks game at the American Airlines Center. The kicker: The vouchers are for American flights at Love Field, the same airport I am pretty sure American wants shuttered in ... More >>
DART cops put a guy in jail 11 days for jaywalking
His wife murdered their five children, but Rusty Yates was the one labeled a villain. He says don't believe everything you read.
Two people took part in the shotgun murder of Michael Hierro. Prosecutors got one.
Horace Caraker got what he wanted: jail time
Camden Joy turned Cracker's David Lowery into fiction. Too bad he's quite real... and really angry.
Even without her startling moniker, artist Merry Fuhrer's work deserves a second look
After three decades of feeding the homeless, the world's only church devoted to John Coltrane now finds itself without a home
Painter Stephen Anderson has no choice but to make his art
Horace Caraker doesn't belong in federal prison. But he likes it there, and he'll threaten a president if it means going back.
Denied his day in court, a former Waco TV reporter, falsely accused of setting up federal agents, becomes the last casualty of the Branch Davidian siege
Former NASA engineer Tom Moser dreams about launching the next generation of spacecraft from Texas soil
For burglar Carnell Johnson, willing fences, indifferent neighbors, and friendly dogs ame for an easy living
Huge and helpless, schizophrenic and hypertensive, Sammy Allen has fallen between the administrative cracks of a local mental health system that can't seem to get its ACT together
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Why Dallas' Greyhound Lines is fighting for its life