To be fair, the man couldn't have known Antonio Quintanilla was a cop. It was 3 a.m., and Quintanilla wasn't in uniform. He was just some guy smoking a cigarette on the balcony of the apartment below at the Villas of Katy Trail early on Saturday morning. That said, Quintanilla's status as a certifi ... More >>
"Big D" both song and city, is earning big laughs at Lyric and the Wyly.
Wendy Donahue's Chicago Tribune dispatch from her recent trip to Dallas begins with her family driving their rental car across the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, the "symbolic hub of Texas-sized ambitions." She notes the breeze passing over the grasses along the Trinity and that the bridge is otherwise ... More >>
Tried to get past these two very irritating issues but couldn't pull it off. Woke up in middle of night last night reaching for the shotgun. Please indulge. Eye and ear protection recommended. First clay pigeon I'd like to try a couple 12-gauge shells on: a throw-away line in an editorial last Sund ... More >>
Let's talk trees for a moment. They're a bit like orphans or endangered species in that when people cry out to save them, there's little push-back, even if little action is ultimately taken. But in an op-ed piece in today's New York Times, one sentence amid an opus of tree-praise citing studies and ... More >>
The City Hall staffers who last year tried to toss road blocks in the path of a City Council plan to stripe 840 miles of bike lanes in Dallas -- that's 840 miles more than what the city has now -- might be pleasantly surprised by part of what Gil Penalosa will have to say at his "Urban Bike Systems" ... More >>
Samantha GuzmanDallas Pedicab, rolling in UptownRobert Tobolowsky wobbled through the doors of Stubb's as the echo of roots and jam rang in his ears. It was a January night earlier this year; Tobolowsky, a Dallas native and recent SMU grad, was in Austin visiting friends. He stepped onto the ... More >>
Catherine DownesThe V Spot Cafe opened on Henderson.October has been a busy month for restaurant owners in Dallas, with many restaurants opening and some closing their doors for good. Some notable additions to the city include Vegan café, V Spot and Alberto Lombardi's latest project, Bistro ... More >>
How do you actually make an impact on the Trinity River? Make it small, cheap and fast.
Photos by Andrea Grimes and Man O' The HourToulouse's Bloody Marys came rimmed with a sweetly sour lime salt.It is getting harder and harder not to eat brunch at a Lombardi family restaurant in this town. First, there was Penne Pomodoro. Then there was Cibus. Now, there is Toulouse, the French ca ... More >>
Jim Rogers won't run against Angela Hunt but aims to replace her in 2013.With Angela Hunt passing on a mayoral run and instead seeking a fourth and final consecutive term on the city council as District 14's representative (term limits), we called the five candidates who have filed campaign t ... More >>
Courtesy Bike Friendly Oak CliffClick to expand the vision for Bishop Avenue with bike-only lanes between Methodist and Bishop ArtsAnother day, another bike plan for Oak Cliff. But Jason Roberts, founder of Bike Friendly Oak Cliff, says the Seventh Street proposal and another for Bishop Avenue ar ... More >>
The so-called Barnett Shale Gallery in the new Tom Hunt Energy Hall, from which they will not broadcast Shale.tv, sadly. After the jump, the world's longest press release, sent to media folks today following the unveiling of plans for the Tom Hunt Energy Hall at the Perot Museum of Nature & Science ... More >>
With a no-hassles approach to panhandlers, Dallas' new shelter hopes to kill homelessness with kindness
As promised, the Museum of Nature & Science today announced the architect who will build the $155-million facility at the northwest corner of Woodall Rodgers Freeway and N. Field Street -- and it's none other than "the bad boy and angry young man of Los Angeles architecture" hisself: Pritzker Prize- ... More >>
North Texas gets schooled on the nasty politics of dirty air
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Darrell Jordan wants to be mayor. And he has the wallet to prove it. Darrell Jordan insists that, at long last, it's his turn to be the mayor. He lost in 1995 to Ron Kirk, but Jordan has always figured he was the right guy in the right place at the wrong time; when Dallas wanted and needed an Africa ... More >>
For those who've been riveted by our serialized tales of federal lawsuits and busted-up friendships at the MADI Museum, here's the last word on the subject--at least till Monday. And it comes from one of the central figures in the dispute over artist Volf Roitman's installation outside the building, ... More >>
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After 25 years in Dallas' restaurant jungle, Stephan Pyles has come out respected and rich. How does he stay so clean?
A proposal for public potties in Dallas builds steam