House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor went down to ignominious defeat in his Republican primary in Virginia last night, becoming the first sitting majority leader to lose a party primary in the position's history. In the upset's aftermath, two North Texas representatives -- Pete Sessi ... More >>
In a surprising turn, JB Patterson, lead-singer for Tyler-based country band JB and the Moonshine Band, is wide-awake and ready to chat when the phone rings at 9:30 am on a recent weekday morning. Such early hours aren't usually kept by rising music stars. But as with so many other aspects of the gr ... More >>
It's less than an hour's drive from Palestine, Texas to the World's Rose Capital, Tyler, Texas. Both are considered to be the "Big City," for the folks living outside of their borders. Though that Dogwood-scented pocket of East Texas isn't a Metropolis by most standards, there's a great deal of musi ... More >>
What a day to celebrate choice. Regardless of what some may like to believe, really the most important choice most of us will make this week (honestly, any week) is which burger to eat. So many choices. Well, we're here to help you with the electoral map of burgers. As part of Burger Week, we sent ... More >>
Lightning Medicine Cloud was born a sacred symbol. Then money got involved.
Jennifer Ciravolo woke early Wednesday morning, knowing that day she would look into the face of the man accused of killing her brother in a Tarrant County jail. She got her sons dressed and packed for elementary school. Instead of the uniform she wears to her job as a cashier at a Valero gas statio ... More >>
So, did you say you were planning a trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras? And wanted to take back roads? Figured. It can be a really beautiful drive. Weaving in and out of the tall pine trees on nearly desolate soft rolling two-lane highways. Ahh ... take a deep breath. And good news: I found a great ... More >>
And what do Mexicans think of Koreans?
Angela, I was there. I saw everything. I know what they're doing. I am on my way. One way or another, I will get there, and I will exert myself and do whatever it takes to rescue your husband, even if it means waking up the next morning with extreme muscle soreness. I will not let them get away with ... More >>
Daniel RodrigueMonotonix's Ami ShalevFor astute music fans in the North Texas region, the name Monotonix has become quite familiar. In the last couple of years, the Israeli garage-punk trio has made a few stops here, including a 2009 NX35 slot that got the ball rolling pretty hard on their Metrop ... More >>
When eaters think of French cookery, they're generally more likely to focus on choucroute than kugel. But Jewish food historian Joan Nathan is working to restore France's reputation as the birthplace of Ashkenazi cuisine with her new cookbook Quiches, Kugels and Couscous: My Search for Jewis ... More >>
Patrick MichelsA pro-Palestine rally at Dealey Plaza on Friday afternoon ended with a march to Memorial Park, a show of solidarity with activists trying to break Israel's blockade of Gaza. You'll find more photos in our slide show. The long war over Gaza played out in miniature down at Dealey Plaza ... More >>
Noor Elashi is the 23-year-old daughter of Holy Land Foundation co-founder Ghassan Elashi, who found out only today that he will be sentenced in May following his conviction last November; he's looking at 15 years to life in prison, after having been among those convicted of donating to Hamas follow ... More >>
Crossing between American and Egyptian cultures, he Said girls made one deadly misstep: They fell in love
See Demme's view of Jimmy Carter at the Modern
Demme follows Carter's controversial book tour and ends up with the same old narrative
Despite a hung jury, the trials are far from over
Somebody get me the number of Avi Adelman's sleep therapist. I honestly don't know how he gets any rest at all. The drunks pee too much. The cops tow too little. The noise is too loud ... oh, cripes, we can't cover all this ground at once. Better you just get familiar with Avi's own BarkingDogs.org ... More >>
Helen Hall, one of the great gals of the Big "D" Jamboree, died this week. She was 78. Five years ago I wrote a story about a country singer who was this close to becoming famous but instead became only a legend. In March 2001, Helen Hall, who was born October 20, 1927, in Navarro County, was singin ... More >>
Chili cooks score one for multilateralism
Maya Schindler's traumatized sirens pack a powerful punch
Laray Polk's book is rich in suggestion and charged with intellectual fire
How Joe Sacco learned to stop worrying and love war
He has three Oscars, co-wrote Bonnie and Clyde and Paul Newman digs him. So why don't you know Dallas-born filmmaker Robert Benton?
Coral Eugene Watts is a serial killer. He says he'll murder again. Why can't Texas stop him?
MossEisley is young and talented. Will that be enough to keep these four siblings and the boy next door away from the music industry's dark side?
Feudal grudges and an imprisoned holy man in the Dallas mayoral race
When terrorists breed hatred among us, they've already won the war
Millions in federal tax dollars are being spent by narcotics task forces in Texas to nab low-level users and dealers. Is this any way to wage a drug war?
Think all politics is local? In the 5th District, think again.
A gun-toting, anti-government family vows to die rather than surrender
A father robbed of his sons is caught between a cult and fear of another Waco
Caught napping; Save that gerbil; Ill-chosen words
After years of financial neglect, the state is hoping a shot of privatization will cure Dallas County's addicted and mentally ill population
Mentally ill Texans used to go to hospitals. Now, increasing numbers of them go to prison instead.
Pushy, driven, and fearless, Texas Secretary of State Elton Bomer is Bush's big man on the border. But is he tough enough to cut through the red tape snarling efforts to help the poor people living in the colonias?
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.
A jet-settin', Scotch-sippin' Robert Tilton washes up in South Florida--and he still wants your money
Crippled children are the latest fund-raising ticket for a controversial Palestinian foundation
The making of a messiah: David Koresh's twisted road to Waco