Another local gem is national news. Just a few months after opening, Travel and Leisure magazine has selected The Foundry in north Oak Cliff as one of "America's Best Outdoor Bars."
Assests of a good bar, according to T&L, are sun, cold drinks and a dash of atmosphere. Can't argue with that. From ... More >>
Harold Simmons and the missusBack in February 2009, then-Observer-er Alexa Schirtzinger wrote about how General Electric was burying millions of cubic yards of Hudson River carcinogens out at the West Texas dumping ground owned by Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons, the wizard behind Waste Control ... More >>
Back in February, Alexa wrote about the pending transport of Hudson River sludge to West Texas, where Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons's Waste Control Specialists will turn one state's trash into one man's treasure. That trash in question are millions of cubic yards of PCBs -- or polychlorinated bi ... More >>
Ever wondered what's at the bottom of New York's Hudson River? Andrews, a small West Texas town 350 miles west of Dallas, is about to find out.Last month, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality approved an application to allow the disposal of low-level radioactive waste in a site just outside ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:
*My summation of Thursday's dramatic plane crash/rescue in New York's Hudson River: It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!!
*Found it funny that, although the crash happened at 2:30, Larry Ki ... More >>
Dave Moore on FrontBurner wonders why "North Texas always seems to get its snout into" a big national news story -- like, say, the tale of the US Airways plane that took a dip in the Hudson River yesterday. Actually, there's a pretty good explanation in the Herald Democrat up Sherman-Denison way tod ... More >>