Few people on the Dallas City Council seemed to be aware that the city owns over 21,000 square feet of land in Kaufman County until Wednesday, the day the land was up for sale. "I do not even know why we own that property, frankly," councilman Philip Kingston tells Unfair Park. As it turns out, ... More >>
Late yesterday I got a call back from Dallas Water Utilities Director Jody Puckett, for whom I'd left a message about Irving and the North Texas Municipal Water District's need to buy water from the city. We set up a time to chat this morning, and just got through visiting for a little while abou ... More >>
Speaking of Dallas's water supply ...I was on US 380 yesterday, headed to Cattleman's Cafe in Blue Ridge for chicken-fried steak, when, driving toward Farmersville, I espied what's left of Lake Lavon, down some 13 feet due to the drought. "It's stunning," in the words of North Texas Municipal Wat ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsThe first truck of its kind, THOR is meant to be the Swiss Army knife of emergency preparedness vehicles. It'll roll out to an undisclosed location to coordinate police efforts during the Super Bowl. Fifteen years ago, the Pittsburgh Penguins had Jean-Claude Van Damme to k ... More >>
Walking into the crisp, white linen-and-dark wood decor of Rockwall's Restaurant Ava on Sunday morning was a welcome change from my weekend of fireside beer-swilling in East Texas. It's not that campfire kebabs and Jiffy Pop don't make for a great meal, but it's nice to go from one extreme to the ... More >>
When he's not catering for the president, barbecue maven Eddie Deen caters to the spirits of the indigent
Councilman James Fantroy
The Farmer's Market is finally turning a profit, and the city has plans to make it even better. So why isn't everyone happy?