• Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    The 10 Biggest Country Stars Who Live in Texas

    By Chris Gray and Matthew Keever HONORABLE MENTION: SUNNY SWEENEY Thus far mainstream success has eluded Sunny Sweeney, but not for lack of either talent or trying. According to her Facebook page, Sweeney (a former standup comic) has now played the Grand Ole Opry 41 times but continues to reside in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Dallasite and Former Congressman Ed Foreman Really Loves Convicted Fraudster Kevin Trudeau

    It's not impossible to see how voters, first in West Texas (1962), then in southern New Mexico (1968), might have decided to send Ed Foreman to Congress. He has a hypnotic stage presence and exudes a folksy charisma, complete with an endless supply of homespun anecdotes. Also pretty easy to deciphe ... More >>

  • News

    March 13, 2014

    A Texas Boy's Summer Camp Nightmare

    An 11-year-old sent to the Hill Country's Camp La Junta returns to his family with a horrible secret.

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Your Guide to 2013 Summer Music Festivals in DFW

    Summertime goes hand in hand with music festival season, even down here in the 100-plus-degree heat. This area will be hosting festivals in the months of June, July and August, ranging from genres of heavy metal to indie rock. So the next time you're wanting to lose your voice in unbearable heat, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    Old Crow Medicine Show's Christopher "Critter" Fuqua On Getting Sober, Bob Dylan As a Gateway Drug

    If there were a String Band Hero video game, it's highly likely the music of Nashville's Old Crow Medicine Show would be prominent in the list of song options. Best known for "Wagon Wheel," the song that's as responsible for today's youthful lust for all things banjo as any other single track, the b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Kinky Friedman on Man In Black Tequila and Winning the Battle Even If You Lose the War

    Earlier this week Kinky Friedman was in town at Sigel's promoting his new Man in Black line of tequila. Jasper Russo (with Sigel's) sent me the picture above, and I sent him back a few questions for Kinky, since they were so chummy and all. Seven people and two days later, between flights and workin ... More >>

  • Music

    December 29, 2011

    Robert Earl Keen

    Thursday, December 29, at House of Blues

  • Music

    December 8, 2011

    Byrd Song

    Jonathan Byrd's got Texas on his mind, Carolina in his heart.

  • Music

    December 8, 2011


    Friday, December 9, at AllGood Cafe

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    An Ode to HEB (and Not from an Annoying Austinite)

    ​Don't you hate it when the waiter at the Mexican food restaurant gets pissy when you ask for a take home box of 30-40 hot tortillas? Or when you ask your neighbor to make you some like she did in the old country and she gets all judgemental and is like, "I told you, I'm from Malaysia." Well, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Rep. Harvey Hilderbran Does Not Want Pesky Prosecutors Sniffing Around His Paperwork

    There's something unethical about that hair, isn't there? So shiny.​The folks at City Hall aren't the only ones trying to slip looser ethics rules into places they don't belong. A bill that cruised through the state House this week would force lawmakers to disclose more information about how ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Next Top Model Behavior: Because, Sometimes, It's Just Nice to Wear a Hat

    "Ren is from Grand Prairie." This will be the first line in our next novel.​We knew at the end of the last episode that this week's America's Next Top Model would start off with some nakedness. So it was really no surprise when silver-haired "TV personality" Jay Manuel told the girls to choose one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Hairy Stuff: Local Girl Vying to Be America's Next Top Model Is the Pits

    ​Cleared out the TiVo last night after watching American Idol for DC9 and realized I just haven't been watching enough of the CW of late. I had totally missed that the 14th cycle of America's Next Top Model was set to premiere. And that, Friends, is unheard of in my reality-recapping world. So ... ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Why the Hell Not Redux: Kinky, Now a Dem, Brings Texas Guv Tour to Dallas on Wednesday

    Guess it's time to bust out those "My Governor is a Jewish Cowboy" bumper stickers too.​Kinky Friedman's been running for Texas governor ever since, oh, March, far as I can figure; that's when he told folks at the Texas Film Hall of Fame dinner in Austin he was running as a Democrat this go-round, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Gig Alerts: Eric Neal and Anna Thomas at Dada, Owen Temple and Adam Carroll at Dan's Silverleaf

    Eric NealIf you're done with your taxes (unlike, say, me) there are a couple of shows worth venturing out for this deadline Wednesday...Local singer/songwriter Eric Neal headlines a nice local bill at Dada's Listening Room. Back in August, Pete did a nice post on Neal's Birthday Bash, also at ... More >>

  • Music

    March 12, 2009
  • Music

    July 10, 2008

    Bob Log III, Scott H. Biram, Possessed by Paul James

    Thursday, July 10, at Granada Theater

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2006

    Jew Shouldn't Vote Today

    Gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman has spent this entire Election Day doing interviews, during which the Texas Jewboy is repeating a single theme: Do not vote. "Well, I haven't stridently been telling them that, but people have been saying that to me," Friedman says from his Austin campaign head ... More >>

  • News

    June 30, 2005

    Seriously Kinky

    This Texas Jewboy wants to be the next governor of Texas, and if you think he's kidding, the joke may be on you

  • Music

    December 11, 2003

    Kinky Friedman

    December 13

  • News

    October 2, 2003

    Counsel for the Defense

    At 76, flamboyant criminal lawyer Racehorse Haynes keeps doing what he does best--winning

  • Music

    June 5, 2003

    Soul Power

    The gospel according to Ruthie Foster

  • News

    August 8, 2002

    Tropic of Groceries

    Dallas' pent-up lust for exotic foods has finally been met with the opening of Central Market. Will shopping ever be the same? Will our appetites?

  • News

    May 30, 2002

    Open Season

    Border authorities fear a return to the law of the Wild West as Texas homeowners take up guns against illegal Mexican immigrants

  • News

    November 16, 2000

    Blood Feud

    Hatred and murder between elderly brothers rip apart a West Texas ranch family

  • News

    April 27, 2000

    Fallen Angel

    True-crime author Barbara Davis fought hard to redeem Darlie Routier's reputation. Now she's caught in her own bizarre web of death, drugs, and family hatreds.

  • News

    May 13, 1999

    The Nerd Behind the Throne

    Karl Rove has masterminded all of Bush's political victories. Now he faces his toughest challenge: convincing you that the presidential front-runner owns his own soul

  • News

    May 6, 1999

    The Cult of Darlie

    A cast of Fellini-esque characters claiming they possess new evidence keep the Routier murder case in the national spotlight

  • News

    August 6, 1998

    Defending Darlie

    Wealthy Waco businessman Brian Pardo spends his time and money helping death-row inmates he believes are innocent. His efforts on behalf of Darlie Routier have raised suspicions about her husband--and about Pardo's motives.

  • Music

    June 4, 1998

    A stink over 'Think'

    A local housewife-songwriter claims country hunk Collin Raye stole her song

  • Music

    May 29, 1997

    The last roundup

    Soul Food Cafe throws in the towel

  • Music

    January 30, 1997
  • News

    January 16, 1997
  • Music

    January 9, 1997

    Spirit of '96

    Last year showed pop still has more than a ghost of a chance

  • News

    July 4, 1996

    Handle With Care

    Sex offender David Rivera was willing to do almost anything to stay out of jail. Except masturbate.

  • Music

    June 27, 1996

    The maitre d' of R&B

    Elvis T. Busboy drives his soul train into the future

  • Dining

    June 20, 1996

    No place in the West End

    To hell with authenticity, Y.O. Ranch has great cowboy grub

  • Calendar

    May 23, 1996
  • Music

    May 2, 1996

    Bass player for mayor

    Ex-Killbilly member Richard Hunter runs for Fort Worth office--no, seriously

  • News

    May 18, 1995

    Making schools smarter

    Lege fiddles, with results unknown