On my way from work to City Hall I drive by the Palestinian demonstrations in Dealey Plaza. At home in the evening I see Texas Governor Rick Perry (not my favorite guy) on the TV news leading a rally for Israel. The anchorman on the TV news shows me a map of the area around Dallas and points to ho ... More >>
One of the prerequisites for holding statewide office in Texas nowadays is the gun-toting photo op. Governor Rick Perry's done plenty. So has Attorney General Greg Abbott and Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson. Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst is the rare exception -- just more proof that he can't ... More >>
As I sit here in work my mind drifts from matters such as job responsibilities to more jovial pursuits such as murder, car theft, and the endless slaughter of pedestrians. Yesterday saw the release day of the biggest game of the year. Aping the inanities and cliches of radio DJs was one of the seri ... More >>
Catholicism has shrinking role in Mexican teens' sexuality.
A modest, single-family home on Cromwell Drive in Dallas. Also, an unlicensed gun factory.Robert Lewis III never meant for any of the assault rifles he assembles in his Northwest Dallas home to wind up hidden in a pickup truck bound for Mexico. He considers his gun-making more hobby than profession, ... More >>
To conquer his fear of guns, a British immigrant takes a road trip to gun lovers' mecca: the NRA Convention.
Because injecting mysterious chemical cocktails deep underground to release hard-to-reach deposits of natural gas hasn't proved controversial enough, miners are staking out a new frontier: uranium fracking. Yep. Uranium Energy Corp., a Canadian company with extensive operations in the "uranium belt ... More >>
In what no doubt seemed like a wonderful idea at the time, Lewisville's Eagle Gun Range announced last Wednesday that Santa would be paying a visit, and he'd be "bringing his favorite toys to share in the Christmas photos -- his AR-15 and other firearms of choice." "Come get your picture taken with ... More >>
If someone rolled into Unfair Park HQ and pointed an assault rifle at me while they stole my $800 and seven packs of Newports, I'd probably piss my pants and then go become a monk or a farmer, or maybe a farmer-monk. The owner of McGriff's Beer & Wine are not so fainthearted.
Yesterday, when it came out that the guy who said he had been injured by a hit-and-run driver during a midnight jog had actually been attempting to blow up a natural gas main (the shrapnel was a dead giveaway), people went bat shit. My Twitter feed exploded (figuratively) when the news came out and ... More >>
Looking through a stack of federal cases this morning I espied something odd, a file titled USA v. ... well, let's just say an address all of four blocks from my Northwest Dallas house, and a house I drive by at least once a day. A foreclosure, perhaps? A tax issue? Something perfectly benign? No ... More >>
Jerrell Jones Manned MissilesDenton four-piece Manned Missiles, as you can see in the above photograph, has long been bubbling up in the Denton house party scene, and, finally, the band's got some new recorded music to show for it. Recently, the band released a new song called "Cut The Lights," t ... More >>
John Mayer clearly had too much Lagavulin whilst talking to Playboy; hence, the daylong deluge of news stories about his interview with the magazine, which appears in the March issue and is now available online. While the media wrings its hands over Mayer's more racially charged comments, we will ... More >>
Winona's about an hour and a half east of Dallas on a good day -- just out I-20, little north of Tyler. Out thataways you'll find what remains of Camp Fannin, so named for James Walker Fannin and, from 1943 till '46, an Army infantry training center. Ever since then, it's been privately owned land - ... More >>
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High on music, man. Maybe it’s a coincidence, but not long after we totally harshed on DFW NORML’s mellow about the terrible bands that perform at the organization’s events, they announced a party with music that approaches tolerability. Well, at least it’s not rap-rock. Reform-minded f ... More >>
Alleged accountant to the "Merchant of Death," former Richardson resident Richard Chichakli In recent months, Jesse Hyde's written a considerable amount about Richard Chichakli -- who, in August, Jesse called "the mysterious accountant who spent 19 years in Richardson but is now living in exile bec ... More >>
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