BY SEAN CHAFFIN One morning in 2011, just after sunrise, a swarm of federal agents rolled quietly down a neatly manicured cul-de-sac in Southlake, the city police's SWAT alongside them. They gathered outside the home of their target, a $750,000 spread with five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a swimmin ... More >>
(Editor's note: This week's cover story comes courtesy of our sister paper, the Houston Press. Visit here for more stories by reporter Angelica Leicht.) BY ANGELICA LEICHT Sitting cross-legged on the floor in her apartment outside of Houston, Faith's mother looks over at the toddler repeatedly as ... More >>
U.S. Representative Marc Veasey doesn't have a Republican opponent in Congressional District 33, which is made up of gerrymandered swaths of Oak Cliff, Irving and Tarrant County. That doesn't mean he's running unopposed, just that his sole challenger happens to be Jason Reeves, a California-born Lib ... More >>
The conventional wisdom at the moment is that when Tesla Motors gets around to announcing details of its highly coveted, $5 billion battery gigafactory -- the type of economic development that gives red-state governors with ill-concealed presidential aspirations wet dreams -- it will land in one of ... More >>
Hailing from New Orleans, Goatwhore are one of the most anti-religious metal bands going. But despite the darkness of their overarching message, the music is tight, white hot, stop on a dime hardcore metal. Hanging together for nearly two decades, Goatwhore have released six full-lengths, but 2012's ... More >>
Texas -- or at least its lawmakers -- is not fond of Tesla, the electric car seller. In 2013, lawmakers blocked a bill that would have allowed the company to bypass auto dealers and sell directly to consumers. For Tesla the car manufacturer -- the one that just put Texas on the shortlist for a $5 b ... More >>
An ex-Marine spun elaborate fantasies about being a hit man. One day they came true.
"How does anyone even get to Dallas?" It wasn't a question my friend was asking over dinner. It came across more like a statement. It doesn't feel transient here to me, but as I start to mentally take inventory of my social circle, I realize how many are from California, or Florida, or Nevada or H ... More >>
Paul Thomas Anderson talks 70mm, Joaquin Phoenix and researching Scientology for his sixth and most anticipated film.
In Perry's defense, she does sort of look like a coyote.This morning's News carries a paywall-less story about yesterday's meeting of the minds between Rick Perry and Phoenix-area sheriff Joe Arpaio. (No wall on an immigration story? Liberal media!) It was the move of a desperate candidate, a ... More >>
For over four decades, England's Judas Priest has been making one hell of a heavy metal racket. Formed in 1969, the band didn't find widespread success until the late '70s and early '80s. But classic metal songs such as "Living After Midnight" and "Breaking the Law" (both off the seminal album Bri ... More >>
Patrick MichelsScenes from In-N-Out's opening in Frisco.Fill the basement with canned goods and line the windows with aluminum: reports are coming in regarding the In-N-Out Burger location in Dallas. Park Cities People has a memo from the tenants of 8080 N. Central that details the security In- ... More >>
Seven months have passed since the polygamist raid in Eldorado, but for one mainstream Mormon, the effects linger
National Weather Service About an hour ago, city officials gave local media members a tour of the Dallas Convention Center, in which Dallas expects to hold folks fleeing Hurricane Gustav, which is close to reaching Category 5 status as it approaches the Louisiana coastline. Only, the city keeps in ... More >>
Nerdy, bitter and shod in fake Uggs, Andrea Grimes investigates the legend of the Park Cities Party
Domino chronicles the life of a model turned bounty hunter
How Takahiro Omori defied his family, flew to Texas, slept in a van and made his crazy dream come true
The Killers move forward into the past
From fake IDs to guns, Ecstasy and GHB, Doug Havard was one-stop shopping for Dallas' spoiled rich kids
Behind the Greenlight is a producer proud to be an ass
This small electrical device may be the last hope for the chronically depressed
Bumper-car warriors take to the courts in WhirlyBall, a new sport blending hockey, polo, and lots of beer
Pounded by state regulators and rabbit-punched by promoters, the gladiators at Fighter's House struggle for legitimacy
Bare breasts, a bowl of red, and bad blood among the chili brethren in the Big Bend. Texas doesn't get any better.
Gary Patterson flew to El Paso for a job interview--and never returned. It took nearly two years for the Texas Rangers and Waco police to unravel the bizarre web of lies and treachery that led to his disappearance.
Tommy Lynn Sells claims to have murdered dozens, and Texas Rangers fear he's telling the truth
The Farmer's Market is finally turning a profit, and the city has plans to make it even better. So why isn't everyone happy?
Shanghai Noon goes way out West, but not far enough
Top-ranked boxer Jesus "El Matador" Chavez pummels opponents in the ring, but he's losing his biggest fight against a real heavyweight -- the INS
Like-minded "Patriots" find their own around the new Branch Davidian Church in Waco
1999, the year Bill Rojas brought panic and paranoia to DISD. But was there any other good news? Buzz takes a look back.
While critics howl, the SPCA of Texas dreams of opening a rural animal utopia. Meanwhile, Dallas kills hundreds of pets every day.
Confusion reigns at the Dallas NAACP, while its national leader and John Wiley Price feud
When Fort Worth oil tycoon Tex Moncrief accused his secretary of embezzlement, she says, he left out one important detail: their 16-year affair
Despite shoddy science, bad economics, and catastrophic health risks, a West Texas border community may become the nation's nuclear dumping ground
Ramblin' Jack Elliott has a few more stories to tell
How a troupe of button-down Dallas lawyers breathed life into Jones vs. Clinton and found themselves the nation's most unlikely feminist heroes
With Casino, Scorsese brilliantly leads us down the primrose path to heaven--and hell--on earth
In a tiny Middle Eastern country, government officials have accused Dallas oilman Ray Hunt's company of cheating them out of millions.