First, the good news: Crazy ants don't sting. They do sometimes bite, but the pain is mild, and it fades quickly. Even better, they drive out their stinging cousins, fire ants, which have been tormenting Texans for decades. Now, the bad news: When entomologists say "crazy," they mean it.
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The mobile food eatery Rock and Roll Tacos is taking over the kitchen at LaGrange in Deep Ellum in an effort to help both businesses spread taco love. The partnership solves a couple issues: For one, LaGrange is primarily a swanky lounge offering up local music and good drinks.
"To be honest, the ... More >>
Late on Friday, we passed along a letter from the Dallas Arboretum celebrating an agreement with White Rock Lake neighbors that allows the city to turn the grasslands of Winfrey Point into a temporary parking lot.
It was a strange missive to begin with -- a botanical garden celebrating its ability ... More >>
After an agreement was reached earlier to let the city mow the wild grass at Winfrey Point, both City Hall and the Arboretum have come out firing PR-wise, trying to turn the tide of support for keeping cars off of the "prairie."
Below you'll find releases sent by both City Hall, which swears it's g ... More >>
Dallas girl Lindsey Cook is in a tight race with Mary Edwards from California as the fan favorite in the Aetna Healthy Food Fight -- a fight that could mean a nice influx of cash for the Deep Ellum Urban Gardens.
In case you missed it, through a contest at the State Fair, Cook was chosen to go to N ... More >>
As an avid runner and cook, Lindsey Cook of Dallas loves to create healthy dishes, like her quinoa and turkey stuffed bell peppers. Easy, versatile and full of deliciousness, Cook was so smitten with the recipe that she entered it in the Aetna Healthy Food Fight contest. From there, the dish ... More >>
Proposed DUG Community GardenA few weeks ago we told you about the Deep Ellum Urban Garden (DUG) fundraising project via Crowdtilt.com.
Here's a recap: Through the Deep Ellum Community Association, DUG is trying to raise $25,000 to create a community garden in Deep Ellum. However, they're ... More >>
A couple of weeks back we noted: The Deep Ellum Community Association is in desperate need of seed money to plant a long-in-the-works urban garden at Canton and Good-Latimer -- $25,000, to be precise, for such things as benches, fences, tools and, ya know, plants. Hence their fund-raising efforts ... More >>
This week, forgo the tie and stop in for a cupcake. Don't feel bad about being too trendy -- or maybe too late on a trend -- it's all for charity. Read on.
The Event: No Tie Dinner and Dessert Party
The Cause: AIDS Services of Dallas
When you get home from the office Friday, hang your tie o ... More >>
Unless you're spending Super Bowl Sunday with Dennis Rodman in a hot tub at the Silver City parking lot or joining the throngs of obnoxious drunks at Hooters, you'll probably be watching the game in the comfort and safety of your home or a friend's house. For those hosting a watching party o ... More >>
Photo By Mark GrahamMariana Griggs vows to continue her renegade gardening.The City's slow move against community gardening continues, as evidenced by the latest set of do's-and-don'ts -- the sixth try at this -- given the green-thumbs-up by the council's Transportation and Environment Committee ... More >>
Good afternoon, Friends. Here we gather in City Hall's icy 6ES to commence the Transportation and Environment Committee Meeting, at which is promised discussion of both transportation and environment: street cars and community gardens are both on the agenda, with a bonus presentation on the North ... More >>
Two years after Texas Department of Transportation officials told Dallas that they could no longer afford to cough up the cash needed to maintain the plant life in the medians and window boxes along the stretch of Central Expressway between Woodall Rodgers and LBJ Freeways, the city council's Tra ... More >>
I would've really liked to spend this Thanksgiving with my brother and sister-in-law in Northwest Spain. They throw an amazing bash each year for all of their American friends, then take it to the clubs for late-night dancing and drinks. Fun times, for sure!
My recently retired mother, however ... More >>
It's still more than five months, but plans are already in motion for the weekend of February 12 through February 14--or, as we've already called it, the most important weekend in Dallas hip-hop history--when the 2010 NBA All-Star game rolls through town.So far, at least one hip-hop party plan is ... More >>