By 2008, the high price of natural gas, coupled with the novel combination of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, touched off a modern-day gold rush in the Barnett Shale. Regulators were caught on their heels.
"They moved forward very rapidly, and state regulatory programs had a difficult ... More >>
It's tough being a gulf oyster. The BP oil spill devastated Louisiana oyster beds, and then a historic Texas drought reduced river flows into Galveston Bay, seriously increasing the bay's salinity. Predators and disease are thriving and threatening the already hobbled industry.
Now the Texas Commis ... More >>
Fearing's this weekend plans to donate a portion of its proceeds to Japanese tsunami relief efforts, becoming one of the first area restaurants to publicly announce its charitable giving plans.
Spokesperson Bonnie Crail said she didn't know the exact percentage of profits the restaurant inte ... More >>
Food lovers must talk with their mouths full, since there was plenty of discussion of many, many food-related topics in 2010. But a few national stories struck us as most important. Let us know what you think.
1. The food safety bill
The massive food safety bill had been left for dead when the ... More >>
A waiter at City Diner and Oyster Bar in Corpus Christi broke the appalling news to my wife, in-laws and me last weekend as we made a trip to the coast: No fresh Texas oysters on the half-shell. Not one. Sorry, he said. Dealer prices a week into the start of Texas' oyster harvest from public leas ... More >>
Seafood industry watchers say it's still too early to assess the long-term effects of this summer's gulf oil spill, but agree the disaster spelled a setback for Texas' fishermen, oystermen and shrimpers.
Speaking at a panel this morning at the Southern Foodways Alliance's annual symposium, f ... More >>
Not together, mind you -- this isn't a joint project between Ewing Oil and the Hilltop. But both Larry Hagman, now positioning himself as the Anti-Palin, and Southern Methodist are making a singular push for solar power -- the former Dallas star in a highly publicized ad for a German photovoltaic ... More >>
Blythe BeckA few Dallas restaurants are gearing up to help out with Gulf oil spill.
Executive chef Blythe Beck at Central 214 starts a new fundraiser today called "We Cook While They Clean." The restaurant will donate $1 from every purchase of the chicken-fried Kobe steak dish to the Gulf R ... More >>