In the past week, the 'burbs have not exactly been friendly to local Muslims. Keller ISD school board member Jo Lynn Haussman was asked to resign after her fiery Facebook post saying what a "SHAME" it is to "NOW HAVE A 'MUSLIM' on the City Council!!!" Keller ISD's board quickly censured Haussmann a ... More >>
If, like us, you've been worried that discussions on substantive policy issues like home-rule and merit pay have distracted from Dallas ISD's long and storied history of stupid penny-ante graft, then you're in luck. Federal prosecutors have just brought charges against a former DISD employee who all ... More >>
Kitchen LTO, the innovative "permanent pop-up restaurant" that set up shop in Trinity Groves last year, has helped some of the city's most promising up-and-coming chefs hone their skills. As current Kitchen LTO chef Eric Shelton's control of the restaurant comes to an end on May 31, the restaurant i ... More >>
The Observer hasn't written about Dave Neumann since he lost his Oak Cliff City Council seat to Scott Griggs. That was three years ago. Since then, Neumann has kept a low profile, running a consulting firm (somehow, it manages to have virtually zero online presence outside his own LinkedIn account) ... More >>
David Moorman isn't old, at least not by any modern standard. The Fort Worth man is in his mid-50s, still nearly a decade away from reaching Medicare eligibility, still in command of all his faculties, and he still has several years of productive employment ahead of him. According to the federal go ... More >>
Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>
We missed a fascinating SBOE campaign forum in Fort Worth Monday night. It didn't start when Tea Party candidate Eric Mahroum kicked off the evening with some fringe buzzwords like CSCOPE and Common Core, and an invocation of the former President Ronald Reagan's "are you better off?" speech. Nor did ... More >>
For the past two-plus years, the Silk Road has been the go-to place for tech-savvy drug users -- and entrepreneurial drug sellers -- looking for a safe and anonymous way to get their fix. Weed, cocaine, LSD, heroin, you name it -- it could be at your door in a matter of days. Today, the whole opera ... More >>
Back in April, Coppell Deputy Police Chief Matthew Kosec abruptly resigned from the department. He didn't give a reason, nor did the city, which said only that he'd been on administrative leave for weeks while an internal affairs investigation was conducted. Meanwhile, both The Dallas Morning News ... More >>
If the Keystone XL revelations have demonstrated anything, it's that the people and companies revolving around the proposed continent-straddling mega-pipeline form an incestuous, revolving-door miasma, powering a conflict of interest-generating engine. We learned Wednesday from environmental networ ... More >>
Max Kalhammer seems like he was a much chattier guy when he first arrived at City Hall in 2009 as the city's first-ever bike coordinator who didn't think cyclists should be forced to fight traffic. He talked frequently with the media and worked closely with advocacy groups like Bike Friendly Oak Cli ... More >>
For over a year, a registered "spiritual organization" was the hottest after-hours spot in Dallas. Then it all came crashing down.
At around midnight last night, neighbors in the Dallas Power & Light building called police to complain of loud music coming from Kamiel Moore's apartment. Officers pounded on the door several times before Moore opened it. They told her that neighbors were complaining about the noise and asked to s ... More >>
Prosecutors team with debt collectors to terrorize consumers in ways both highly profitable and usually illegal.
On New Year's Eve, nine minutes before the ball dropped on Times Square, police arrived at the Adolphus Hotel, Room 1809, to find the body of 28-year-old Patric Turner. It's not clear from the police report if there were other people in the room, or drugs or alcohol, just that there was "no sign of ... More >>
When Minnie K. Patton wrote her will, she left a portion of her estate to the Dallas County Community College District Foundation to create a scholarship in her name. She'd grown up poor and uneducated in rural Oklahoma and wanted to give students the shot at upward mobility that she wouldn't have h ... More >>
By Dan Moore Psy's "Gangnam Style" is now the most-viewed YouTube video ever, which means it's been watched more than 830 million times. That means that the single biggest pop culture event of 2012--the video you're most likely to talk about with your grandma at Christmas--was, as I predicted back ... More >>
On the front line of the costliest battle in the high-tech world.
As you may have noticed, Wikipedia, the world's leading purveyor of pretty accurate information, was offline yesterday, one of thousands of websites blacked out in protest of Congress' SOPA and the Senate's PIPA anti-piracy bills. Giants such as Facebook, Google and LinkedIn issued letters of ... More >>
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