BREAKING: PP, @ACLU, & @ReproRights have filed a suit in federal court to stop #HB2 from taking effect in TX. #StandWithTXWomen— Cecile Richards (@CecileRichards) September 27, 2013 Long before Wendy Davis laced up her pink Mizunos and stepped onto the floor of the Texas Senate for her h ... More >>
Last Thursday, New York Times conservative columnist David Brooks said Republicans, smarting from Mitt Romney's defeat, have learned their lesson and are undergoing what Brooks described as a "glasnost," a term defined by Merriam-Webster as, "a Soviet policy permitting open discussion of political a ... More >>
Gone for a week. Vacation. Back. First thing, walked the dogs in the 'hood. Got a half dozen mosquito bites. So I thought the mayor bombed the mosquitos while I was gone. What is up with that? Are there still mosquitos where you live? Also just back from vacation, next thing, after the dogs, was St ... More >>
Saturday, May 19, at Kessler Theater
Amanda Shires Dan's Silverleaf Saturday, March 24 It's a little surprising Amanda Shires isn't a country supernova yet, and more surprising she has no representation, not even a tiny indie label from her native Texas or current home of Nashville. She started playing the violin at the age of ten, an ... More >>
Lubbock personal injury attorney Kevin Glasheen, who represented a number of Dallas exonerees and successfully lobbied the state legislature to more than triple the amount paid for each year spent wrongfully imprisoned, was found innocent Thursday of professional misconduct charges brought by the St ... More >>
A.Dd When we heard Paris Pershun and Slim Gravy teamed up with super producer PicnicTyme and DJ Sober for When Pigs Fly, we couldn't help but be excited for A.Dd 's 2011. They confidently took the city by storm, and When Pigs Fly achieved local legend status thanks to a Kickstarter campaign. Add t ... More >>
Burger House turns 60 this month and is celebrating today with contests, giveaways and the only thing you really care about: 60-cent cheeseburgers. The deal will be available at all Burger House locations across Dallas, Plano, Rockwall and Lubbock throughout the day. The Observer has long had a bit ... More >>
The Lubbock lawyer teamed up with Innocent Project lawyer Jeff Blackburn to see the state compensation for exonerees raised. Now both men are under fire from their clients.
Pots to put peas in.A maverick and an outlander took second and third places in Terlingua's 20th annual Black-Eyed Pea Off this weekend. About three dozen cooks entered the benefit contest, which got its start as a showdown between Desert Deli Diner owner Pam Ware and Tommy Hancock, owner of ... More >>
Nuke-Free TexasWe've noted a couple of times in recent days that Gov. Rick Perry's appointees to the Texas Low Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission are but days away from closing comment on Harold Simmons's permit application to bury 36 states' nuclear waste out in West Texas. Ah, ... More >>
On Veterans Day we stop -- if only for a minute -- to thank all those who have served in our military and fought to provide us the freedom to do things like vote, drink beer, sleep in if we want and, of course, blog insanely and/or sharply and anonymously criticize those who blog.. ... More >>
Winemaking is a laying-on-of-hands tradition, a passion that is often passed down from generation to generation. Most often, the children, grandchildren and other family members will stay with the core brand, further refining and developing its tipples and making it better. Occasionally, one ... More >>
Meritage or Claret? What's the difference? Typically, both terms refer to Bordeaux-style blends, heavy on the Cabernet Sauvignon and/or Merlot, with one or more of the regions classic blending grapes added for body, spice and completeness. Most fans of Argentinian reds would be surprised to l ... More >>
Photo by Sara KerensLos Cabos: This is how they do it in Oklahoma. This week's Dallas foodie coverage is a buffet of news and new menu items, from sparkling wines, giant burgers, tiny and fiery cocktails, shops opening and closing and then some. Check out this week's Sloppy Seconds. The Week ... More >>
[Updated: Below, you'll find an update, from Taking Points Memo, in which Rep. Randy Neugebauer of Lubbock fesses up to being the shouter last night. As TPM also points out, he was also the co-sponsor of the so-called Birther Bill.] Last night, Gawker wondered, "Who Is the American Hero Who Yelle ... More >>
SMU just released the 2010 football schedule, and, clearly, the Christmas Miracle in Hawaii meant a little something-something when it came to the Worldwide Leader locking down dates. Because the season opens with a September 5 Sunday-afternoon showdown in Lubbock against Texas Tech -- the first ... More >>
No need to be shy, Alan.At the risk of beating you over the head with this information, it seems worth our while to remind you that tonight marks the much-anticipated debut of Alan Palomo's newest project, Neon Indian, which has garnered praise from outlets far beyond us and the normal local musi ... More >>
Until 7 p.m. last night, the Square seemed pretty much business as usual for a cold, wet afternoon in Denton. Well, except for all the people in black NX35 t-shirts hurriedly scuttling around from door to door like manic crabs. Armed with clipboards, walkie-talkies and purposed demeanors, the busy " ... More >>
One mother's crusade to better the life of her mentally retarded son and the system that failed him
Goldberg captures Texas' best
Elvis gets the musical treatment in Fort Worth
Good ways to spend some money. Just get a receipt for your taxes.
Feel-good football tale scores with charm and sincerity
Taking the Long Way (Columbia)
Terry Allen's lost Amerasia re-emerges decades later
Can two new clubs and a restaurant kick-start the nightlife in downtown Dallas?
The State Line (My Aunt Jane's Recordings)/Sway (Neighborhood Recordings)/Cuatro Canciones (Self-released)
Minister James Simmons says he awoke from a coma one day to find himself a gay amnesiac. Some of his Dallas parishioners aren't buying it.
Rope twister; Mixed hash; List watch
For Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely, and Butch Hancock, The Flatlanders is more a bond than a band
1999, the year Bill Rojas brought panic and paranoia to DISD. But was there any other good news? Buzz takes a look back.
What's Not To Like?
AquaKnox successfully cross-dresses fish in Dallas
And, yes, you can travel on your stomach--if it's iron-plated
Sinbad's Palace offers superb Middle Eastern cuisine and fabulously hokey ambience
Bangkok City offers thrills beyond searing spices