Today The New York Times tells me that, while Republicans in the Congress continue to paint the kids at the border as an invading horde of knife-wielding lepers, Republicans with presidential aspirations are maneuvering to win over Latino voters. Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey will journey to M ... More >>
Why Central American kids are flooding Texas, and what it means in Dallas.
For the last month, Dallas has been buzzing with plans to temporarily shelter thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children. Some 60,000 kids are expected to flow into the United States this year, and Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins' hotly debated plan would have provided temporary relief for stres ... More >>
Local protests have increased in recent weeks against the expected influx of thousands of unaccompanied Central American children, part of an unprecedented surge of kids fleeing poverty and violence in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. As resources are stretched at the border, at Lackland Air For ... More >>
On any given day, the 10th floor of the Earle Cabell Federal Building in downtown Dallas is filled with men, women and children waiting to appear before an immigration judge. On certain days, like yesterday, many of them are Central American children, having arrived at the United States border, alon ... More >>
Governor Rick Perry's sending the National Guard to the border may not be the best idea. Sending soldiers to perform law enforcement functions usually doesn't end well. That being said, at least there's a certain logic to it. Perry perceives the influx of undocumented kids crossing the border as a s ... More >>
With Central American kids streaming across Texas' border and nothing but partisan posturing on the horizon, Dallas County, under the leadership of County Judge Clay Jenkins and in partnership with the feds, is preparing to shelter thousands of unaccompanied minors from Honduras, El Salvador and Gua ... More >>
It's an oft-repeated pattern in families of diverse nationalities and cultures: A family member goes to the United States to work and person sends money back to relatives in their home country. Repeat until further notice. This is a way of life that could soon come to a screeching halt, or at lea ... More >>
A few months ago, just south of the Texas-Mexico border, a 17-year-old girl was cautiously making her way to the Rio Grande river and the American desert beyond. In her arms she carried her 1-year-old daughter. The two made it across, but, like most of the South American women and children flooding ... More >>
Dallas immigration judge Dietrich Sims was notoriously tough on the most vulnerable immigrants. Then they sent him the kids.
And why do they get along so well with the Irish?
Kevin Sprague started roasting his own coffee beans as a hobby almost ten years ago when his wife, Marta, gave him a small tabletop roaster. His hobby eventually turned into Noble Coyote Coffee Roasters and now their small-batch artisanal coffee is served at several restaurants (Sissy's and Bryan St ... More >>
Charlie Papaceno, originally from Warwick, New York, opened the Windmill Lounge with his partner Louise six years ago. In that time, they've both garnered reputations for making honest, strong drinks. At their little dive bar on Maple, DART trains speed over the bridge just outside, the deer above ... More >>
Pollo Campero is celebrating National Taco Day by rolling out a new line of tortillas stuffed with Peruvian grilled chicken, crispy seasoned chicken, fresh cooked bacon, panela cheese and salsas. All three Dallas locations of the International chain will offer a free Campero Chicken taco to diners a ... More >>
Pollo Campero If I had to rank the fast food I hate the most, fried chicken would absolutely be at the top. But, Pollo Campero had been calling me softly, whispering clucking in my ear. I argued and fought with it. I told that dumb-looking mascot on the store's sign that I didn't want his foo ... More >>
Rosemont websiteYou could hear the soft sounds of Mr. Pink the second you broke the seal on the restaurant's front door. No need to ask for directions, just follow the music and you'll find the party. The Rosewood Mansion at Turtle Creek is a polished place, but this weekend several variables ... More >>
The East Dallas driver's license office on a recent Wednesday morning. Cozy!Those state-lawmaker types are a shifty bunch, eh? During the state legislature's regular session, lawmakers debated a bill that would have required proof of citizenship or legal status for anyone applying for a new ... More >>
Daniel RodrigueOn a recent grocery shopping excursion to Central Market Dallas, Roasted was pleasantly surprised when we rounded a corner near the bulk foods section and spotted a display on an end cap stocked with one-pound bags of fresh-roasted beans from Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters. The display ... More >>
Photo by Steven DoylePollo Campero takes the prize by a beak.Toque to Toque has made strides this year, delving into various cultures and cuisines. Some of our favorites included the mussel challenge, the soup dumpling debacle and the souffle cook-off where we met a former president. A chef ... More >>
To survive the ordeal of escaping Guatemala, Julia needed a big Heart. But not this big.
Well Dallas, there's a new Dallas-based coffee roasting company that we've been meaning to tell you about for a few weeks now. Hopefully, thanks to Cultivar Coffee & Tea Co., beans are about to get a lot more interesting around town. That's why, despite having never tasted a drop of coffee ... More >>
Photos By Daniel RodrigueOnly adding to the residential feel of the coffee house, a well-worn chest of drawers serves as the shop's condiment bar .Yesterday, Roasted woke up craving a fresh cup of something different--a steaming-hot cup of new from a coffee house that we had yet to try. But, ... More >>
The LCC offers words to drive by
Americans who still think of Latin music as mariachi bands and gyrating Ricky Martins and Shakiras might want to lend a closer ear to the genre. This country's Hispanic population isn't just growing, it's growing more diverse. More and more unique musical styles are being gobbled up, and that shoul ... More >>
PDNB brings it home
Native-born and immigrant both get bled at Swift's beef plant
Where would we be without these powerful peeps? In the fetal position, craving sports.
Until his arrest, Sandy Pofahl was the king of Dallas' '80s ecstacy scene. Then why did he serve only four years while his "blindly loyal" wife, Amy, was sentenced to 24? Because she asked for it.
Sky Callahan went to Guatemala to shoot a documentary on human-rights abuses. He didn't know he'd be a victim.