A 25-year-old woman was kidnapped while leaving a downtown party on Thursday night. According to police, Amanda Rupe, an economic development coordinator for the Dallas Regional Chamber was getting into her 2004 Lexus, parked in a lot adjacent Bryan Tower at about 11 p.m. when a man approached with ... More >>
A word of advice to all you new dads out there: Do not, under any circumstances, get drunk and drive around with your kid in the back. If you somehow forget this rule, drive carefully, taking extra care to avoid other vehicles. If you also choose to ignore this piece of advice and can't help but plo ... More >>
It's a long drive to the Omni Hotel downtown from the nearest Waffle House, which is three-fourths of the way to Farmers Branch. It's a sleepy one, too, when made at the typical Waffle House hour of 4 a.m. Nevertheless, an unidentified gentleman driving a 2004 Lexus SUV decided to undertake that vo ... More >>
Police are on the lookout for a 6'2", 300-pound Hispanic man who conducted a brief but successful raid on the Victoria's Secret at Mockingbird Station. According to a police report, the man walked into the store through the front door, grabbed 20 sets of pajamas -- a $700 value -- then left through ... More >>
View Larger Map An employee of Sewell Lexus on Monday happened upon a badly decomposed body police initially believed had been stabbed or shot in the back of the head. An autopsy has since ruled out homicide, and police are treating it as an unexplained death pending toxicology results. But they sti ... More >>
Some misery you enjoy. Some comedy is just miserable.
What a year it has been. What a fine theater town we're in.
It's Colby v. McCarthy tonight. Hang on.Nice to see our sports columnist thinks the race for the AL West is "over." Still, though, coulda sworn the Rangers have 18 games left on the schedule, including three against the Angels at season's end; the magic number remains a far-from-over 17. Guess th ... More >>
Billy Elliot, Next to Normal, Oliver! and Pippin are all big musicals blooming on Dallas stages.
Andrea GrimesThe dog days of winter: the scene in Deep Ellum this morningTo the Dodge Ram driver who was futilely spinning his wheels on the Woodall Rodgers Freeway exit ramp this morning; the Lexus driver who locked her brakes and whirled her car across Maple Avenue; and the Ford 150 driver who ... More >>
R.I.P, Ernie and ElisaA while back I wrote about a motorcycle accident on 75 that killed two of my friends, Ernie and Elisa Santos. Today I come bearing bittersweet news: The driver of the white pickup, whose recklessness was the first domino that caused the accident, has been arreste ... More >>
I was supposed to meet Ernie Santos Saturday morning at Twin Peaks in McKinney. I'm digging into an Observer cover story on metroplex motorcycle clubs/gangs and he, being a member of the Dirty Bastards, invited me to a sort of meet 'n greet with his crew. Seems one of their members was rece ... More >>
Maria May at the AT&T Performing Arts Center just sent over a release announcing the 2010-'11 seasons of the Brinker International Forum, TITAS and JAZZ ROOTS -- quite the trifecta, especially when you look at the roster for the Brinker International Forum. The whole kit, along with the atten ... More >>
Not sure why I had a Christmas ham under my cap. But at least I can prove I'm a Rangers' lifer.They've lost Michael Young (two weeks with a hammy) and now maybe even Josh Hamilton (left last night's game with back ouchie). But, give them credit, your Texas Rangers haven't lost hope. And wh ... More >>
Kinky Friedman and Michael Cain in a photo I took two weeks ago, at the Texas Film Hall of Fame dinner in AustinAt this very moment, AFI Dallas International Film Festival CEO and artist director Michael Cain is attending a funeral in Euless: His father-in-law, Allan McKinnon, died on Monday after a ... More >>
Stoneleigh P 2926 Maple Ave. 214-871-2346 The Stoneleigh P has been a historic watering hole for the dudes of Dallas since it opened in the 70s. And by ‘dudes,’ we mostly mean rich dudes, at least judging by the parking lot, where on any given day you’re likely to spot a Land Rover sidled ... More >>
No one ever got rich popping out babies
No muss, no fuss, great taste at Olea
For whom the toll tolls
Let's not have that Victory parade just yet
Lanny's offers "high eating"
Hockey heroes make up for a bum deal
The North Texas Rock Rally cruises into town
Get the Stars treatment at Casino Night
It's a multiphonic spree
The comic-book Gentlemen have never been more flat
If Dallas cops are so destitute, how come police station parking lots look like the auto show?
Counterfeit (Moonshine Music)
What's up with all the different margaritas?
Dallas' most unloved police officer finds himself surrounded by enemies -- from his own department
The Adolphus' French Room offers courses in dining elegance
La Dolce Vita steeps penny-pinching in romance and taste