Everybody loves to see somebody from their city or town "make it." That's more or less a subjective thing, "making it." Essentially, whenever an artist manages to get the attention of the New York and Los Angeles tastemakers, they wear this vicarious success like a badge of honor. At The Prophet Bar ... More >>
Four Corners Brewing Company's head brewer, Zach Petty, got his start in brewing at the craft beer emporium Homebrew Headquarters. After eight years at the home brew supply spot, he worked under brewer John Sims at Four Corners before taking over that position when Sims left last summer. We recently ... More >>
This spring, Mike Bishop, an irascible former chemical engineer, filed a pro se lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the permit it issued for the Oklahoma/Texas leg of the Keystone oil pipeline. On Wednesday, at Bishop's request, a federal clerk issued an entry of default against the ... More >>
Melba Ketchum, the veterinarian-turned-fulltime Bigfoot crusader from Nacogdoches has been riding high this month. First, she and her team released "definitive video and DNA evidence" of the creature's existence and its kinship with human beings. Then, online animal nomenclature database Zoobank acc ... More >>
Becca Morrison's husband came home from Iraq and killed himself. She's "still here, and still fighting."
Earlier this year we introduced you to Mike Bishop, the irascible ex-Marine with 20 acres in the path of the Keystone pipeline, just east of Nacogdoches. When we met him, the retired chemist and bio-fuel tinkerer was livid, cataloging the insults to his land -- the 'dozed crops, the clear-cut woods ... More >>
This week, we've given you a little background on the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, and some reasons why two experts familiar with the gang are skeptical that they could be behind the murders of Kaufman County DA Mark McLelland, his wife Cynthia, and ADA Mark Hasse. In short: because while the ABT are ... More >>
The Nacogdoches judge who granted a Douglass landowner's request for a temporary restraining order against the Keystone pipeline back in November now is telling him to take his case to another court. County Court at Law Judge Jack Sinz ruled last week that he could not hear Mike Bishop's fraud case ... More >>
Tarry Canadian bitumen is barreling its way to Texas via the Keystone XL pipeline. Will it bring energy independence or environmental calamity?
A $65,000 bond for three young people arrested on misdemeanor charges sounded unusually high to us when we wrote about the Keystone XL protesters locked up in Smith County a week ago. Bail was halved Wednesday, but that was only after the presiding judge recused himself from the case over a conflic ... More >>
John Jay Myers owns the Free Man, a Cajun joint in Deep Ellum. He also runs a wholesale embroidery business, has a "deep, deep mistrust of the government," would like to legalize medical marijuana, and thinks we should bring all the U.S. troops home. And he believes Texans are being denied a chance ... More >>
They say they defunded Planned Parenthood. But lawmakers' attack on family planning will cost Texas money, reduce access to healthcare and result in even more abortions.
Kevin GlasheenLast Friday, in Judge Ken Molberg's courtroom, attorneys representing Steven Phillips and Kevin Glasheen argued over money, which is what attorneys often do when they clash in courtrooms. At stake: around $1 million, which Glasheen says he's owed by Phillips per an agreement they ma ... More >>
The Dallas International Film Festival, which kicks off tonight with its gala to-do at the Winspear Opera House featuring Elmo and Ann-Margret, features no small amount of must-sees and can't-misses, among them Clay Liford's homegrown WUSS, Michael Sheen and Maria Bello in Beautiful Boy, Morgan S ... More >>
Murry Hammond has been part of the Dallas music scene for far more than 20 years. Stints in the Sleepy Heroes and the unheralded Peyote Cowboys preceded his more high-profile days as bassist for the Old 97's. Hammond's first solo CD comes out February 22, and Hammond is playing the Pine Knot Music C ... More >>
Still no word if or when Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton are coming to town, but Bill Clinton will be kinda close tomorrow -- Tyler's, what, 90 miles east? Hillary's campaign just sent over the details of the ex-president's trip to East Texas tomorrow, well in advance of the March 4 primary. He'll b ... More >>
Spirit hunters like Lisa Olive prowl local historic sites, searching for haunted souls
A B-actress, computer mayhem and families feudin'! Making a movie with your rich friends is just courting disaster.
Dallas-raised Clint Dempsey was the sole highlight in the U.S. loss to Ghana this morning in World Cup play. Another day, another disappointment. I know, it pales in comparison to the devastation from the Mavs' collapse in the NBA Finals, but in case you were too busy still e-mailing Mark Cuban abou ... More >>
Heavy Ornamentals (Eleven Thirty)
The Buck passes as Rangers go riches to rags
The Minutemen are ready to patrol Texas' border. Are we ready for them?
Ghouls and grief along the Columbia debris trail
Ghouls and grief along the Columbia debris trail
East Texas author Joe Lansdale rises to the top of a bloody literary heap
A collection of Texas artists hits the trifecta of bad feminist art
WFAA movie reviewer Gary Cogill is guru and matchmaker for a caffeinated crowd of film buffs
Clutch Cargo doesn't have to suck in front of its friends anymore
After working the Picket Line, Kevin Russell and the Gourds finally make a record as good as they are
Bart Sipriano's well dried up four days after Ozarka started pumping water nearby. Under the state's "rule of capture," he has no right to complain.
The Cold War over, defense giant Lockheed Martin mines another government program for profit -- the war on poverty
She's the toughest superintendent DISD has ever had. But Yvonne Gonzalez's administration has already developed a dangerous tendency for bulldozing the facts.