In a handful of places in Texas -- Austin and Midland and San Marcos, for example -- getting caught carrying a small amount of marijuana will get you a ticket and a court date but, barring more serious infractions, won't involve handcuffs. Dallas has a different approach. "We take you to jail," Ch ... More >>
It's a wonderful time to be an Atmos Energy shareholder. The gas distributor's profits -- and dividends -- keep going up. It's much less wonderful to be an Atmos Energy customer, who is fueling those profits through increasingly large bills. Despite its profitability and despite getting six rate h ... More >>
You remember Anna Merlan, right? The Dallas Observer staff writer who specialized in writing about norm-bucking local subcultures (strippers, the leather scene, atheists, etc.) Well, she's doing the same thing in New York and just published a feature on the ladies fighting to defend their legal righ ... More >>
As the city manager rides off into the sunset, let's get a strong mayor in the saddle.
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we'll be meeting some people behind the local music scene -- those who aren't necessarily musicians, but more the behind-the-scenes people who make the scene move.Chad LovellChad Lovell played drums for Course of Empire. Along with fellow percussionist MIke ... More >>
The life and times of John Soldier
The untold story of the 1990 bathtub shooting
"Jr. Boy" Jones played with them all--now, he plays for himself