Michael McDowell could have quit while he was ahead. During more than a decade spent posing as a military officer, he'd won heartfelt acclaim from military brass like CIA director David Petraeus, gotten behind-the-scenes access to the Washington Navy Yard, convinced the state of Texas to give him sp ... More >>
In Oak Cliff, ex-warriors charge into the local food movement.
In America, politics and music have been tied together since the very beginning. Benjamin Franklin played multiple instruments, including the violin, harp and guitar, and he even invented one: the glass harmonica. Thomas Jefferson, who played the violin, used music to woo his wife, Martha, who pla ... More >>
If it seems like we've been bringing you plenty of news about many of the fine regional country artists who are quick to lend their names and talents to causes whose worthiness can't be questioned, well, that's because there's often a compelling story behind it. On Monday, July 23, treasured Texan ... More >>
"When do we get to go home?" Alice Gossett inquired, a little irritably. She wore brown pajamas and soft purple booties. Tiny in her wheelchair, her feet didn't quite reach the ground. "As soon as we get our treat!" the nurse answered, beaming at her. Gossett was not impressed. "Never mind our t ... More >>
The Morning News slimed the developer who exposed City Hall corruption and threw its support behind a rival.
Busted, now known in Dallas as Charged, has a fierce competitor in Mugly!Avid mug-shot magazine readers (or picture-lookers) will have noticed some changes in that sliver of the media landscape since our first mention of Busted and Mugly! earlier this month. I've been trying to reach Busted's Ryan C ... More >>
I've learned quite a bit about Ed Malouf this morning -- like the fact that all nine of his children with wife Marie, and three of their 23 grandchildren, went to Bishop Lynch, where Ed is said to have literally built the field house with his bare hands while Marie taught theology and worked as a ... More >>
Yesterday, Vince Leibowitz posted to Burnt Orange Report a flier Republican Bill Keffer sent to would-be voters in Texas House District 107 in East Dallas, in which he attempts to link his opponent, Democratic state Rep. Allen Vaught, to some scary-looking dudes. You can see what Leibowitz brands th ... More >>
Fakers find they can easily get license plates reserved for military heroes
Phil Haberman claims he fought with special forces in Iraq, but he's about as real as Rambo
A group of veterans says John Kerry stretches the truth about his Vietnam service. Who can you believe? Who knows?
Get Rich or Die Tryin' (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)
September 11 creates a bull market for dogs with a nose for explosives
Dallas doctors believe they've solved the mystery of sick veterans, but find themselves in "a bloody scientific war" where they are branded charlatans
Frustrated, fed up, and ready to fight, Laura Miller trades muckraking for a run at City Hall
Concerns about the soundness of the city's retirement fund are buried in a political mud fight