At some point next year, a Dallas-based toll company may get permission from the Texas Department of Transportation to build the only toll road in Texas that is totally supported by private finance. The exact route is something that the Texas Turnpike Corp. is still figuring out, but rural property ... More >>
Animal breeders square off against Texas.
Kim Martin and Laurie Bostic of Barking Cat Farm are an open book. They will tell you anything you want to know about what they are growing, how they are growing it and how it's going. They also believe that if you don't like a vegetable, you probably haven't sautéed it with butter. According to th ... More >>
For eight hours, rifle reports echoed across the Anderton Whitetail Ranch in Hunt County. In the larger paddocks, a wildlife biologist standing in the bed of a white Texas Parks and Wildlife truck picked them off with a scoped .22- or .17-caliber rifle mounted to a tripod. Another shot them in the s ... More >>
Lightning Medicine Cloud was born a sacred symbol. Then money got involved.
In this week's edition, the cover story chronicles the short life and ambiguous death of Lightning Medicine Cloud, the rare white buffalo born to Hunt County rancher Arby Little Soldier. To the Lakota Oyate, the animal was prophecy, heralding the return of the prophet White Buffalo Calf Woman, and a ... More >>
So-called regionalism is a rip-off, a scam and a hoax designed to neuter cities and sell them down the river to the damned suburbs. A few weeks from now the Dallas City Council will take up the issue of fracking, the kind of natural gas drilling in which drillers pump millions of gallons of ... More >>
FacebookLisa Stone has been missing since June 4.At around 8 a.m. on Saturday, Tina Wiley was on Facebook messaging members of the now-1,821-member-strong Looking for Lisa group: A reward is now being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whomever's responsible for th ... More >>
Lisa Stone has been missing since June 4. Anyone with information as to her whereabouts is encouraged to call 214-671-4316.As the Dallas Police Department struggles to find clues, friends of missing Dallas woman Lisa Stone gathered Friday night to pray, sing and remember the Mesquite native ... More >>
Spring has sprung at Dallas Farmers Market, which means, for those planning an Easter weekend shopping spree, plentiful amounts of tomato and herb plants, greenhouse-grown tomatoes, barnyard eggs and fresh-from-the-sea salmon, the latter courtesy an Alaskan family in the area for just a short time. ... More >>
Hunt County District Attorney Duncan Thomas The strange capital murder case of Brandon Woodruff, accused of killing his parents in Royse City in October 2005, has taken another odd twist. A graduate of Rockwall High School, Woodruff, now 21, has been in the Hunt County jail almost two years, unable ... More >>
How did Dallas convict so many innocents? With faulty eyewitnesses, sloppy police work and overzealous prosecutors.
Did lack of manpower leave a felon on bail free to kill? Maybe. Sort of.