The outcome of the federal investigation into Garland ISD's H1-B program, which recruited dozens of bilingual teachers from foreign countries and is now sending many of them back, is uncertain. But if past federal H1-B cases involving school districts are any indication, it could cost the district. ... More >>
With the mammoth six-year, $108 million deal he signed last week, Tony Romo became the most richly rewarded player in Cowboys history. That put him fifth on the list of current NFL players, ahead of Eli Manning and Tom Brady but well behind Ravens QB Joe Flacco's $20.1 million per year. Those numbe ... More >>
The remaking of SMU basketball with the game's most persistent coach.
Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute. A huge idea turned up at City Hall yesterday. Huge. This is like a Blue whale beaching itself on the banks of the Trinity River. I'm afraid City Hall is going to send a crew out there and chop it into cat-food. We need to stop and take a big look at this ... More >>
Chesapeake Energy and Rolling Stone writer Jeff Goodell are battling over his March feature. The abridged version of the lengthy piece, unpacked further by Brantley, goes like this: Drilling appears to be a Ponzi scheme with Chesapeake's founder, Aubrey McClendon, as its leader. Neither McClendon no ... More >>
Mark Graham Ralph Isenberg's security team is totally DTF.So Ralph Isenberg threatened to fuck me in my ass the other day. Well, that's not the first thing he did. Before that, he shook my hand and told me his name was Ralph Isenberg. And before that, I drove approximately nine minutes to hi ... More >>
It looks like Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, long a puppet of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, finally has hit the Price wall. Jenkins has stopped action on the appointment of Price protégé Aaron McCarthy, aka Aaron Michaels, to the county's "homeland security advisory committee," w ... More >>
Simple Mediterranean-inspired plates designed for Park Cities palates.
In the final analysis the Cowboys kept nine rookies, four undrafted free agents, two kickers and zero fullbacks. If you saw that coming, raise your Labor Day hand. Didn't think so. We did foresee the departures of Igor Olshansky, Akwasi Owusu-Ansah and Montrae Holland, so not everythi ... More >>
Billy Joel recently did a version of Oak Cliff's Better Block Project in his hometown of Oyster BayThis afternoon I stumbled across this website: The Better Block: A Planning Tool for Urban Retrofit . Which, of course, refers to Jason Roberts's twice-executed Oak Cliff experiment in which the peo ... More >>
City of Arlington staffers are looking forward to feasting on coconut shrimp and grilled mahi mahi if the Rangers stay ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays. Mayor Robert Cluck this week made his second-ever edible sports wager, offering the mayors of Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg a dinner from ... More >>
Although investigators aren't linking him to the series of white powder mailings throughout North Texas, Michael Wayne Patterson was arrested Thursday by federal law enforcement officers and was detained today pending an August 30 detention hearing, according to U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks. ... More >>
Apparently, some of this Top Chef season's chefs have enough time on their hands they can give motivational talks. At least that's what super-confident Angelo likes to do with young Tamesha. Less-bitchy Kelly called him a Tony Robbins impersonator. I call him creepy.And while the beginning of the ... More >>
He spent a lot of time in and around the pizza joints of New York--minus four years spent at a Pennsylvania college and a bit living in D.C.So it's no wonder Green longed for a taste of the familiar after moving to Dallas. He sold medical supplies and software for 17 years and then took the plunge. ... More >>
Sounds like Plano-based Metromedia Restaurant Group got tired of trying to fix Bennigan's and went ahead and just shut 'em all down -- in the middle of the night, no less. Also gone, though with far less fanfare this morning: MRG's Steak & Ale. At least, when I just called the Steak & Ale location o ... More >>
Courtesy AFI Dallas From left, Barry Levinson, Art Linson, Robert De Niro and AFI Dallas CEO Michael Cain Two glowing AFI Dallas International Film Festival wrap-ups this morning, from outside sources -- hence, both pieces' referring to fest CEO Michael Cain as, ah, "Michael Caine." First up is ind ... More >>
Bob's brings the beef to the 'burbs
Come for the glitz, stay for the food
Le Rendezvous dares to take its sweet time
Once before we mentioned this Web site -- on November 9, when 2006 Dallas Observer Music Awards-winner Kristy Kruger's brother, 40-year-old Lt. Col. Eric J. Kruger of Garland, was killed in Iraq by a roadside bomb. We mention it again today because this week, another Dallasite's name was added to th ... More >>
UNT journalism professor Jim Mueller's new book deals with the days when Dubya was an owner of the Texas Rangers--ya 'member, the good ol' days. Jim Mueller, an assistant professor of journalism at the University of North Texas, recently found out how you wake up a classroom of 300 sleepy students: ... More >>
Main Street Blues Room leaves you singing "Hallelujah"
Buzz sheds a tear for 2003
It's Howard's party; buy if you want to
Was the Morning News wrong to send an intern on a jailhouse interview? No.
The scourge of Louisiana has found a happy home in Dallas' man-made lakes
Houston Street's "creative American" fare has a lot of potential
The city hopes its new "eco-park" will mean jobs and business. That may take some luck.
Eatzi's founder breaks from Brinker International
First-time authors gamble on a new form of publishing taking its first shaky steps
Behind the Greenlight is a producer proud to be an ass
Who has the right to write about the lord of the Ring's fictional tongues?
Travolta's performance can't overcome the horror of this evil-stepfather cliché
Yellow House Gallery
Sci Fi's brilliant good vs. evil is a corpse in search of a burial
The statue doesn't look like a traditional Our Lady of Guadalupe, but its appearance is just the start of the puzzle
Imaginative home cooking takes Rooster almost all the way
"Gay-friendly" businesses carve a comfortable niche in North Oak Cliff
Jon Cunningham and his post-modern vaudeville
Plano Cafe offers a surprise in a strip mall
Flower Mound ignorance blocks stellar project
Shady goings-on in the fight over health care