Domestic violence killings were on the rise in Dallas last year, which might be one reason why Mayor Mike Rawlings called a presser Monday afternoon. Another could be the fact that exactly a month has passed since a deeply troubled young man slaughtered 26 people in Newtown, Connecticut, most of the ... More >>
We are old obit writers at our house who scour the obituary pages by habit every morning, and, yes, we did notice the long obituary in The Dallas Morning News last week for Harriet Schoelllkopf Deison, 65, wife of the pastor of Highland Park Presbyterian Church. I think we both snapped to it because ... More >>
In 2007, Dallas County began a prostitution diversion plan in which people caught selling sex are often funneled into treatment programs rather than simply locked up. The idea -- a fairly progressive one -- is that prostitutes are most often victims who become trapped in a vicious circle rather than ... More >>
Delonte West, the Mavericks guard and most interesting man in basketball, has been suspended for "conduct detrimental to the team," ESPN reports. Coach Rick Carlisle isn't specifying why, nor has he laid out a timetable for West's return.
The suspension came after the Mavs' preseason win over Houst ... More >>
The Dallas VA Medical Center nurse who told a lesbian Marine her depression was the result of "living in darkness" as a homosexual will no longer be working for the VA. We first wrote about former marine Esther Garatie back in November, after the Dallas Voice broke the story: Garatie went in for cou ... More >>
Photo by Mark GrahamJudge Mike SnipesBack in October, Sam wrote for the paper version of Unfair Park a lengthy piece about Dallas County's relatively new veterans court, which gives second chances to soldiers who come home from war -- some damaged in some way, many broke, most alone -- and turn t ... More >>
Judge Mike SnipesA Vietnam veteran accused of forcing a 6-year-old girl into his car to ride on his lap became the first to sign on for Dallas County's new veterans court program on Tuesday, with a chance to avoid having a conviction on his record if he completes a six-month treatment program.
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Cafe TacubaNeed a multi-cultural experience to start your post Thanksgiving week off right? Check out Cafe Tacuba tonight at House of Blues.Hailing from Naucalpan, Mexico, CafeTabuca is a feisty quartet that mixes Latin hip-hop with alternative rock in a way guaranteed to get your feet to moving no ... More >>
The 'Boys venture into this series of dismal, dimly lit exits along I-95 on Sunday night. To
help us all to know the King of Prussia mall city a little better...A recent government study cited Philadelphia as the city with America's highest rate of alcoholism. In a footnote, this same study point ... More >>
If you missed Pacman Jones on CBS' NFL pre-game Saturday afternoon, here are the highlights lowlights:
*His hair was in a sorta mohawk, stolen from Wesley Snipes' Blade, and he was wearing a cheesy, white sports jacket, a la Don Johnson in Miami frigging' Vice.
*He used "man" as some of p ... More >>