Stephan Pyles' replacement for Samar was announced earlier this week. San Salvaje, which translates to "wild saint," is expected to open at the end of this month, and it sounds like it's shaping up to be the most interesting restaurant he's opened to date. The old Samar focused on Indian and Middle ... More >>
BREAKING: PP, @ACLU, & @ReproRights have filed a suit in federal court to stop #HB2 from taking effect in TX. #StandWithTXWomen— Cecile Richards (@CecileRichards) September 27, 2013 Long before Wendy Davis laced up her pink Mizunos and stepped onto the floor of the Texas Senate for her h ... More >>
Unfair Park has no particular beef with Deion Sanders Jr. He, unlike his father, has never established a charter school and used it to get his own reality show, or tried to trick us into being a part of that reality show. He's just your average SMU student who enjoys Versace bed sheets. However, th ... More >>
In courthouses across the country, lawyers are fighting for strippers' rights -- and winning. But dancers are worried the lawsuits will cut into their cash flow.
Late Wednesday, we received in the in-box this list of 25 cities ranked by the average amount of credit-card debt its residents carryin their back pockets. At the top of the pops was San Antonio with $5,177, but, as you can see, Dallas wasn't far behind at No. 5; says credit-reporting agency Expe ... More >>
And his name is Alan King. My mom'll be thrilled -- she's a big fan of the late comic. Ah, wait. Wrong one, of course. No, this is the current deputy superintendent of the Lewisville Independent School District, who replaces the headin'-back-to-Austin Larry Throm. Before he was up in Lewisville, ... More >>
Justin Terveen"Self Apparition," one of the few self-portraits taken by Justin TerveenIt was three years ago I was first introduced to the work of Justin Terveen, though I didn't know it then -- clearly. But since then, of course, I've fallen in love with his photos -- clearly. Hard to say which ... More >>
Human Rights WatchHuman Rights Watch on Tuesday released a report blasting the government for delaying, withholding and botching medical care for immigrants detained in Florida, Arizona and Texas. In the Lone Star State, the researchers conducted interviews with women held at the Port Isabel detenti ... More >>
Damn fajitas and health-conscious eaters. They're killing traditional Tex-Mex.
Hillary Clinton's campaign peeps just sent her Texas schedule for tomorrow: 9 a.m. at the McAllen Convention Center, 1 p.m. at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds in Robstown, 6:30 p.m. in the St. Mary’s University Gymnasium in San Antonio -- where Texas State Representative Trey Martinez ... More >>
Meet some undocumented immigrants that aren't illegal
On Monday, a book that’s sure to be great bedtime reading for statisticians everywhere clunked into bookstores. Weighing in at 864 pages and 3.3 pounds, it’s the 2007 edition of Cities Ranked & Rated: More than 400 Metropolitan Areas Evaluated in the U.S. and Canada by Burt Sperling and Peter Sa ... More >>
A dozen men were tortured, killed and buried in a small house in Juarez. Three years later, the U.S. government is still trying to cover up what happened.
According to this Associated Press story, coming out of Harlingen (got me), Dallas is among a handful of cities about to receive some $250,000 for a pilot program geared toward bringing the arts into the public school classroom. This money's coming from the New York-based Ford Foundation, which make ... More >>
Cameron Park, Texas, is the poorest town in the U.S.A. But its residents say life has never been better.
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As coastal Texans head inland to escape heavy weather, landlocked beach boys are catching waves and sitting on top of the world
It is 6:07 p.m. John Albert Burks salutes the Oakland Raiders and says goodbye to his friends. Minutes later, he is a dead man. This year's 21st execution.
The Texas-Louisiana league claims it's about to resurrect the Fort Worth Cats
At Harlingen's Marine Military Academy, the line between discipline and abuse is sometimes as thin as a knife's edge
LULAC's show of support for Dr. Yvonne Gonzalez hides a bitter feud within the ranks
Trammell Crow's son-in-law admits to illegal dealings with Libya
New York advisor indicted in 'Libyan connection' scheme
How a mythic Texas family won the gratitude of a dictator
From the bottom of the drawer come real gems and fool's gold of local music