Under a circular blue awning in Lewisville lies a fairly unmarked store with generic white letters reading, "DFW Vintage Toys." The change of worlds stepping inside is jarring -- it's like walking back 30 years and into your childhood. The mastermind behind DFW Vintage Toys, Jayden Frost, is seriou ... More >>
Odom's BBQ is an interesting site. I really like it. You pull up outside, having driven past the vastly inferior Babb Bros. just a mile down the road (over the bridge of many names), and realize you have gone from the Babbs end of Singleton (nicely landscaped, trees with lights and shit) to just a m ... More >>
The moment I realized that food comes from animals was during one of my family's tamale making sessions. I was about 4 or 5 and after waking from a nap I wandered down the hallway of the temporary trailer my grandparents were living in while they awaited the completion of their house on the family r ... More >>
At CTD and Lewisville, two winning comedies reveal the ugly side of beauty pageants.
See also: The Tattoos of Dallas Nightlife Slideshow Photographer Roderick Pullum has been out chronicling nightlife for the Observer for a while now. For the purposes of this post, however, we got him to capture the tattoos imbued in Dallas' nightlife scene, and the stories that go with them. Jef ... More >>
A local medical device maker agreed yesterday to pay $5.2 million to settle a charges that it systematically bribed officials to win sales contracts with government hospitals in Mexico in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. According to a complaint filed by the SEC, Promeca, the Mexican ... More >>
Coldplay, Robyn, Wolf GangJune 22, June 23 at American Airlines CenterIs Coldplay the biggest band in the world? That's what they were always shooting for. Their latest album, Mylo Xyloto, has only continued their ascent. Its syrupy melodies and sincere lyrics pull in fans by the truckload and make ... More >>
The country music community of Texas and Oklahoma has been a fantastic supporter of children and their families battling various medical issues. Over the past few years, Ft. Worth DJ Justin Frazell has been a driving force behind the all-star Pickin' for Preemies series of Labor Day concerts, with p ... More >>
Phil Hamilton's latest Red Dirt, Southern rock record, Renegade Rock n Roll, runs the gamut from heartsick love songs to working-man rock anthems. The local's played stages from South Texas to Kansas in recent weeks, celebrating the release of his second album. The video for "You Can Have Me" has be ... More >>
A couple of weeks back, during those water conservation and watering restriction briefings, council member Scott Griggs had a few questions for Dallas Water Utilities Director Jody Puckett that she wasn't prepared to answer, among them: Is the city presently selling water to gas drillers, and, be ... More >>
Tish Mussey and her brother Martin grew up as army brats, moving frequently and learning that their shared love of theater gave them an identity and something to do together wherever they were. When the siblings ended up in The Colony, now with their own families, they found there wasn't a theater c ... More >>
So much for all that rain we were promised; there it goes, not even close save for last night's stray raindrops. The not-even-near-miss seems only fitting in advance of tomorrow's briefing before the Dallas City Council, when City Manager Mary Suhm will recommend going to Stage 1, twice-a-week wa ... More >>
Via.Click to embiggen if you want to remember laughter. Or Minsky's Music.For those playing along at home, this long-weekend's offering fills in an estimable blank. Because so far we've time-traveled back to that field in Lewisville in '69, when Led Zeppelin joined Janis Joplin, B.B. King, Johnny ... More >>
If your drink looks like this, have a chat with your bartender.The wedge of dragon fruit tilted the cocktail placed on the table. And it was annoying. The drink, one of the beverages offered at a tequila cocktail competition this weekend, was lip-smacking good without it. It was gratuitous w ... More >>
I grew up in East Texas in a predominantly Cajun family, so crawfish season always makes me nostalgic for the days of sitting in the back seat of my dad's truck with a wiggling 20 pound burlap sack of mudbugs. At first, I was horrified for being responsible for sending countless crawdads to t ... More >>
And his name is Alan King. My mom'll be thrilled -- she's a big fan of the late comic. Ah, wait. Wrong one, of course. No, this is the current deputy superintendent of the Lewisville Independent School District, who replaces the headin'-back-to-Austin Larry Throm. Before he was up in Lewisville, ... More >>
An interesting collection of shows highlights this first Monday evening in December. Wear a coat and check out one of these offerings.
It would be hard to find a seat where you don't have a good view of a screen. Each week City of Ate will give you the lowdown on a local happy hour in Quittin' Time, with the details on why you should or shouldn't take up the featured bar or restaurant on its drink specials.Where: Frankie's Spo ... More >>
U.S. Census BureauA little light lunchtime reading ...To begin with, the U.S. Census Bureau released its population estimates today, and, as usual, Texas -- and the DFWA (as in, Arlington) -- fared bestest in all the land. "Star of the Sun Belt," says here. And that means you, Frisco and McKinney ... More >>
In Downtown Dallas, Pegasus and Reunion Tower are the reigning icons. In Fort Worth, it's the Stockyards. Plano residents dote on their lovely restored downtown. The Colony has a lake. No, make that The Lake, as in Lake Lewisville, which dominates the vistas for miles around. In perfect spring w ... More >>
Good God. We're slowly but surely working our way through the Dallas International Film Festival offerings -- though, from the sound of the press release that just landed in the in-box, we'd best hustle. Why come? Only a couple of weeks after that fest wraps is the Texas Frightmare Film Festival, ... More >>
Yesterday, The Orange County Register reported that a manufacturer of automotive fan clutches and transmission oil coolers is moving from California to Texas -- Grapevine and Lewisville, to be exact -- which will impact close to 100 workers, a majority of whom will be offered an opportunity to mo ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *I take absolutely no very little joy in D Magazine's Inside Corner sports blog going belly up any second now. Evan Grant is a solid baseball Xs and Os writer and I'll follow his work back to Dalla ... More >>
A hell of a lot to wade through this week, mostly thanks to the state fair.Two things before we get to the non-winners. First, I think I found a way to rid my desk of some of the accumulated junk...uh, I mean, of the highly sought after prizes, which this week would have included a handsome coffe ... More >>
Megan FeldmanWhen you're riding a clear bike path near Rochester Park, just remember who to thank.On a 103-degree day like today, most people stick to air-conditioned buildings or poolside recliners. Not 19-year-old Jonathon Jackson.With a crew of a dozen other teens, the South Oak Cliff High gradu ... More >>
Toasted monkey or [expletive deleted]? These are the two prevailing definitions for the origin of the term chimichanga, that ever-popular fried burrito that has become a staple at Tex-Mex establishments.Chimichangas may have originated as early as the 1940's, when cooks at a bar in Nog ... More >>
Saturn of North Texas managing partner Jim Smith in one of two G.M. national ad spotsJim Smith's been a hard man to track down this a.m. -- though, seeing as how he divides his time between his three Saturn dealerships (in Irving, Lewisville and Plano), that's completely understandable. (And, as a f ... More >>
Andrea BuchananAndrea Buchanan didn't know when she began writing Note to Self two years ago that the book would be released during the country's darkest hour in decades. Not bad timing for a compilation of tales about women transcending tough times. The award-winning writer, producer and director ... More >>
The Department of Defense announced today that on Tuesday, Army Specialist Peter John Courcy of Frisco was killed in Salerno, Afghanistan. The 22-year-old Courcy and 19-year-old Pfc. Jason Watson of Louisiana, both of whom had been based out of Fort Campbell in Kentucky, died of injuries suffered wh ... More >>
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