If you're a real food-nerd -- and I'm talking a Michael Pollan-readin', Farm Inc.-watchin', vegetable lovin', pro-farmer food nerd -- then you've likely heard about Joel Salatin. The sustainable agriculture guru, known for his advocacy for back-to-roots farming, got a lot of attention when he popula ... More >>
The evangelical-esque farmer Joel Salatin, who gained icon status from The Omnivore's Dilemma and the documentary "Food Inc.," which referenced his work as examples of sustainable farming, will be in town next week for two events. The first is a dinner and conversation at Four Corners Brewery, which ... More >>
Photos by Anna MerlanDallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price attended, but did not speak at, last night's town hall. He sorta mailed it in.Technically, the U.S. Postal Service hasn't yet made a decision about whether it will close the processing center at the main post office near Sylvan ... More >>
Here we go again.Ever since I read this last month, I've been trying to nail down whether the United States Postal Service intends to shutter the Dallas Main Post Office on IH30. I went so far as to contact Eddie Bernice Johnson's office; two weeks ago her spokesperson said, "We are going to hold ... More >>
Dr. Matilda SaenzLast week, while looking for something entirely unrelated on PACER, I stumbled across a federal lawsuit filed by Dr. Matilda Saenz, who, for the last five years, has been the vice president of instruction at Mountain View College. One week ago today I asked Dallas County Communit ... More >>
Says here that on August 22 at Mountain View College, the American Basketball Association's Dallas Generals will hold it final tryouts and a combine -- seriously, the ABA returneth? Dunno how we missed it, and I've yet to find mention made anywhere else, but at the end of May, the ABA announced that ... More >>
After the jump you'll find a copy of a letter sent on July 10 "to the citizens of Dallas, TX" by the local chapter of the American Postal Workers Union, in which union president Larry Crawford warns of the United States Postal Service's plan to close the Dallas Main Post Office on I-30, just west of ... More >>
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While everyone else is figuring out whether to use their Katies as doorstops or hat racks, the Dallas Observer is proud to announce we've moved on to far more prestigious honors: Our team took home the first-place trophy at the first annual LIFT Charity Grown-Up Spelling Bee, held today at the Lakew ... More >>
Matthew's mother speaks
Did the Latino vote push Democrats over the top?
MLK III dons some very large shoes
Itinerant pro-pot candidate Steven Hale is down again, but not out
Dallas Symphony Orchestra Community Parks Concerts
Twenty years after Sherrie Wilson became Dallas' first female firefighter, she discovered the department's hiring practices were discriminatory. When she tried to do something about it, she got burned.
Former Dallas police officer and onetime X-rated movie star Jordan Lee finds herself hunted by two ex-cops who say she did them wrong
Playwright Angela Wilson takes us on a jaunty stroll down 11th Street
Texas is home to an eccentric group of outsider artists celebrated as far away as New York. But if you want to see their work here, you'll have to travel to a renegade art gallery in Waxahachie.