It was 1:30 a.m. when Cornellias Simon, aka "Bean," burst through the door of the apartment. The tenant watched as Simon staggered for a moment, then collapsed onto the kitchen floor, dead of a gunshot wound to the chest. That was the first surprise. The second was the man who briefly followed Simo ... More >>
To the naked eye, the UPS parcel contained nothing but an ordinary wooden folding chair and two paintings. Not precisely the "wooden frames" described on the shipping manifest, but nothing that isn't shipped across the country hundreds or thousands of times every day. But U.S. Customs agents at th ... More >>
Urban Explorers are ignoring history and unearthing real nature in Dallas. Now it's your turn to follow the trail they've blazed.
There's just one thing that will get us out of bed the day after the editorial staff's holiday party, on what is (ahem) supposed to be a day off: a City Hall press conference concerning organized retail theft. Mayor Mike Rawlings, Dallas Police Chief David Brown and Dallas County District Attorney C ... More >>
Photos courtesy Rawlins GillilandA few weeks ago we looked into whether some Park and Rec workers got a little too chainsaw-happy in the Great Trinity Forest -- specifically, near the soccer and baseball fields in the Gateway Park on the west side of Jim Miller Road. It was brought to our attenti ... More >>
Bottle rocket. Get it?Beginning 'round 9ish last night, my Northwest Dallas neighborhood sounded like a war zone -- more than usual, anyhow. (As one Facebook friend put it, it turned into a parlor game: Firework or Gunshot?) Clearly, news of the countywide burn ban and threats of Class C misdemea ... More >>
Deputy Chief Malik Aziz briefs reporters on Operation Triangle.I got pretty excited last night when I heard a couple of women were attempting to knife each other in a parking lot in Pleasant Grove. Not, you know, because ladies knifing each other is my thing, but because I really wanted to crank ... More >>
Dallas' other quarterback content with triumphant anonymity
Officer Terry Peters knows just about every hooker in town. And they love him--because he keeps them alive.
Dallas gets blamed for doing too little to stop an illegal dump from choking a neighborhood
How greedy property owners and careless bureaucrats let a massive illegal landfill grow in the back yard of a black Dallas neighborhood