For a few months at least, you can rest a little easier thanks to Congress' eleventh-hour decision to reopen the federal government, lift the debt ceiling, and not send the country plunging over the cliff it's been careering toward so ominously. The last-minute display of sanity came with no help fr ... More >>
The war for Texas' lakes continues apace, though it doesn't look like wildlife officials are holding the line. Despite the state's best efforts to get us to just dump the damned water out of our boats, zebra mussels may have established beachheads in two more North Texas lakes. DNA from the hardy E ... 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 >>
On Friday afternoon, a leaking natural gas line exploded, leveling a duplex along Main Street in Lewisville and cracking windows more than a mile away. Three people were injured in the blast. Two of those were firefighters who were treated at the scene and released. The third was 55-year-old duplex ... More >>
In what no doubt seemed like a wonderful idea at the time, Lewisville's Eagle Gun Range announced last Wednesday that Santa would be paying a visit, and he'd be "bringing his favorite toys to share in the Christmas photos -- his AR-15 and other firearms of choice." "Come get your picture taken with ... More >>
Michael Furrh is an Arlington golf pro who, according to his Facebook profile, splits his time between working in the pro shop at Rolling Hills Country Club, training caddies at Caddie Club Golf and swinging ridiculously long golf clubs. Last week was Furrh's first, unofficial shot at the Guinness ... More >>
Paul Ford spent some time playing in a couple local bands, including The London Scar. In 1997, at only 16 years old, he and a colleague formed Yuppiefest, which brought local talent to the 'burbs of Lewisville, including Bowling For Soup, The Latchkey Kids, Darlington and more. Ford claims they dona ... More >>
At CTD and Lewisville, two winning comedies reveal the ugly side of beauty pageants.
The North Texas Tollway Authority has made headlines of late for slapping outrageous fees on civilians and veterans alike, publicly shaming them, then threatening to sue and boot their cars. But really, the agency wants you to know, it's not the bogeyman some people make it out to be. It's always lo ... 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 >>
Zebra mussels are really Schutze's thing; he likes his with saffron and a white-wine broth, though of late he's taken to the far more exotic variation with aquavit, tarragon and cream. And per a release just dispatched by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, ... More >>
It wasn't so long ago that Dallas Police Department would show witnesses for the prosecution six photos of would-be suspects and ask: Which one? Which is how, in part, Dallas became what Innocence Project of Texas founder Jeff Blackburn called "ground zero for criminal justice change" in our 2007 ... More >>
Tyler BryantIt's probably fair to still call Tyler Bryant a guitar prodigy. Even though he's currently 20 years old, the Honey Grove, Texas, native has been slinging since before he was the fresh-faced 15-year-old winner of the Robert Johnson Blues Foundation's New Generation Award. Actually, Bry ... More >>
On Friday we brought you the news that the Dallas Independent School District has been hit with a $40-million breach of contract suit filed by Delcom Group. Long story short: The Lewisville-based tech company was initially awarded a mammoth deal to convert schoolrooms into digital classrooms. But ... More >>
Slim pickings on this Tuesday evening before Christmas. May we suggest you head outside and enjoy this weather? No? Well, fine, if you must go out to see music tonight, consider these options after the jump.
An interesting collection of shows highlights this first Monday evening in December. Wear a coat and check out one of these offerings.
If week two of the first round for this year's Shiner Rising Star contest--hosted by KHYI 95.3 and Shiner Bock Beer--was solid, last night's, week three performances were a ten foot-thick slab of concrete and steel. In short: It was an outstanding display. Feel free to add to the list of North Te ... More >>
New Century Brewing president and CEO Rhonda Kallman, a Beer Wars subject and discussion panelist.A dozen theaters in the Dallas-Fort Worth area will be part of tonight's nationwide screening of Anat Baron's documentary Beer Wars, a David vs. Goliath tale about the struggles of independent craft bre ... More >>
Waaaaaay back in June, Jon Stewart first got the WTF giggles over that Central Kia spot in which a Barack Obama impersonator sells cars at low, low prices. You've probably seen the ad plenty since then; in fact, Central Kia -- which has locations in Plano, Irving, Carrollton and Lewisville -- is sti ... 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 >>
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 >>
Gorge yourself on the good stuff
An interview with Chomsky
Surf's up for Girls Learn to Ride
The DMN cuts to the Quick
The boat show answers the question skidoo or ski-don't?
Can two new clubs and a restaurant kick-start the nightlife in downtown Dallas?
Rumor has it Blockbuster is buying out a local movie-rental fave
From the week of February 15
Hardly a shock
Mute and immobile, Alice Joy Taylor couldn't cry out when fire ants attacked her in her nursing-home bed, but would anyone have heard her if she did?
Darlington disolves; Rubber Gloves gets booked; Mandarin time; Club anniversaries; Shabazz 3 heads north; Plus, much, much more
Admit You're Happy Month is here ... joy
Inside the secret City Hall files: A tale of dupes and deception