• Blogs

    September 10, 2014

    The Cruel and Unusual Building of the Texas Horse Park

    Hunched over a table at a Jack in the Box, Kevin Woods doesn't look much like a cowboy. No hat, no belt buckle, no boots, not a horse in sight. Here, tucked between a cluster of warehouses and a bustling urban highway, is about as far from the open range as a Texan can be. With his plain red T-shirt ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 19, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Dallas County Accidentally Approved a Resolution Calling for Slavery Reparations

    When John Wiley Price took the microphone yesterday at the Dallas County commissioners' meeting, his fellow commissioners appeared appropriately remorseful during his monologue on African-American suffering throughout American history. But that doesn't mean they were paying attention. Price took t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    The Ticket Served Fried Chicken at a Southern Dallas Barbershop for Juneteenth

    First of all, let's dispense with a very basic fact: everyone loves fried chicken. With the possible exception of vegetarians -- who, let's be honest, are just lying to themselves -- and some remote, yet-to-be-discovered hen worshipers in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, the fact that an individua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Happy Juneteenth from a Land Where Old Times Are Forgotten

    Interesting story in The Dallas Morning News today by Selwyn Crawford about growing national popularity for Juneteenth, a holiday originally thought to be strictly a Texas thing. Juneteenth marks the official emancipation of slaves in Texas in 1865, two years after Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Pro ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 12, 2012

    Community 'Cue

    The tradition of open-pit barbecues in Texas predates the Civil War.

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Dwaine Caraway Knows What Killed Fair Park: 'The Ugliest Roof in America'

    Why is Fair Park so deserted? It's a question that has baffled city officials forever, but so far no one has come up with a plan to draw people to the 277 acre fairgrounds in months that don't start with "O." It's a puzzle no longer, because council member Dwaine Caraway, in a lengthy tangent durin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Tonight: The 75th Anniversary of Robert Johnson's 508 Park Sessions

    If you've been following the saga of 508 Park Avenue, the building where famed bluesman Robert Johnson recorded between June 19 and 20 in 1937, you'll remember it was pulled back from the edge of demolition, a few ideas for its renovation were tossed around, and its future finally sits in the hands ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Should We Celebrate Juneteenth?

    I had lunch with Rev. Peter Johnson yesterday. He walked into CT's Real Deal Barbeque in South Dallas, shook my hand, and smiled. "How was your holiday?" he asked me. "Great!" I said. It was. I told him I spoke to my father for about 15 or 20 minutes, and I had even gotten a few texts and congratu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Day After Emmert's Elected Chair of Dallas County GOP, Georgatos Video Goes Viral

    ​So, yes, former candidate for Dallas County Judge Wade Emmert is the new head of the Dallas County Republican Party, having been elected by a vote of 140-95 at last night's special election. Upon his victory, Emmert tweeted, "I'm honored to have your trust as the new Dallas Co. GOP Chairman. Now ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Whitt's End: 6.18.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Watching Thursday night's NBA Finals Game 7, it struck me just how far your Dallas Mavericks are from a championship. Lakers 83, Celtics 79 was a rugged, violent scrum on every possession. I' ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2007
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    June 15, 2006

    Cause for Celebration

    Enjoy Juneteenth at Fair Park