• Calendar

    April 10, 2014
  • Calendar

    March 27, 2014
  • Blogs

    February 3, 2014

    The Top 10 Super Bowl Commercials Starring Food: 2014 Edition

    Would you believe that if you had a dollar for every Dorito consumed on Super Bowl Sunday you'd have enough money to buy a spot during halftime? Sure you'd believe it. But I just made that shit up. Folks eat up statistics about Super Bowl ad spend, but do they eat up the foods advertised during the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    A Mesquite Man Is Very Sorry for "Terminating" His Pit Bull with a Shovel

    Earlier in the week, 59-year-old Robert Prichard learned he would be staying in jail for the time being. A Dallas County judge upped his bail to $50,000 on a felony animal cruelty charge and sent him back to Lew Sterrett. The upside for Prichard is that he now has more time to reflect upon his acti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    A Dallas Man Was Trapping Feral Cats, Then Leaving Them Without Food or Water

    Back in 2003, a photographer named Lee Emmert bought a vacant 89-year-old church near Maple Avenue and the Tollway and turned it into a live/work space with two spacious lofts and studio areas. Emmert moved to Portland a couple of years later but kept the church, dubbed the Sanctuary, which he conti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    Tarrant County Man Put His Puppies to Sleep by Beating Them to Death, Lighting Them on Fire

    Early this morning, Fox 4 posted a report on a Tarrant County couple, Melissa Woodard and Christopher Apala, charged with beating their three puppies to death, then stuffing them in a barrel and setting them on fire. The initial information came from police, with Woodard's sister, who said she call ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Bacon, the Cat From Lee Harvey's, Talks About Local Bands and Programs for Kids

    He's one of the quiet observers-from-a-distance of our local music scene. He knows local people both big and small, but judges no one. He's sick and tired of all the name jokes, and wisecracks about being eaten on a Lee Harvey's burger. He's the ultimate barfly, and wise observer of all things that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Daren Bell's Girlfriend Wouldn't Let Him Bring a Pit Bull in Her Car, So He Slit Her Throat

    Daren Marcus Bell was visiting his cousin in Arlington on January 17, 2012, when he found a stray pit bull. He was looking for a dog and decided to keep it, a fact he didn't mention to his girlfriend until she arrived to pick him up. She was not quite so keen on the idea of keeping a pit bull and r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Interview with Eli, The German Shepherd Mix, on Yappy Hour at the Gin Mill Saturday

    Recently, we were contacted by Sara Blankenship's dog Eli, a German shepherd mix about the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas' fundraiser at the Gin Mill this weekend, called Yappy Hour. Like so many dogs out there, he was looking for a little publicity for the event. Here's our exchange: Listen, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Dallas Animal Services: Still 'Horribly Understaffed' But Now With More Chairs

    As we've mentioned more than once, Dallas Animal Services has been dealing with a few serious unresolved issues, some of them stretching back years: the HVAC system in the shelter doesn't work and apparently never really has, leading to stifling temperatures in the summer months; the shelter and fie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Dallas Animal Services Still Overheated and Understaffed

    Good news first: the kittens have their own room now. Bad news: most of those kittens are still going to die. Every few months, the Animal Shelter Commission gets together for a progress report from shelter manager Jody Jones and director of Code Compliance Jimmy Martin. It's always a mixture of a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Wrapping Up the Craft Cocktails Texas Event

    Hear that? It's the sound of thousands of peoples' livers collectively breathing a sigh of relief. A boozy whirlwind of a weekend concluded last night with the Craft Cocktails Texas wrap-up party at The People's Last Stand in Mockingbird Station. The rum flowed like a river as drinkers enjoyed de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    West Village Developer Wants Dogs, Food Trucks and Shipping Containers at Cityplace

    At some point, the vacant triangle of land running along the west side of Central Expressway just north of Lemmon -- the plot where the McKinney Avenue Trolley recently laid down its new turntable -- will house tall buildings, mostly offices, 30 and 40 stories high.That's the idea at least, but the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Heel, Sit, Watch! Angel Dog Sneak Peek Tonight

    If you're the kind of person who thought putting sweaters on dogs was weird only until you owned your first "baby," then you can understand the power that a little furry face holds over even the most cynical human psyche. In fact, PBS's Nova reported in its September 2010 "Dogs Decoded" special new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Because, Apparently, You Don't Need to Spend $1.5 Million on a Dog Park. In Oak Cliff, Anyway.

    FIDO Oak Cliff co-founder Michael Reagan, left, and Jason Roberts on Saturday​Remember back in February, when council member Ann Margolin said, sorry, but she just couldn't support spending $1.5 mil in bond funds on a dog park, which the city couldn't afford to maintain in the first place? No. Of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Puppy Love: Praise for Shuck 'N Jive's Cornmeal Treats

    ​Some of you may remember the day when hush puppies were featured at many of the seafood places such as Zuider Zee, H Salt Fish and Chips, Arthur Treachers and Captain D's. Perhaps you shed a tear when they were taken off the menu at Red Lobster (to be replaced by the Cheddar Bay Biscuits). ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Cabs, Keys and Taking a Bite Out of Dog Parks: Highlights From Council's Morning Session

    Shortly before recess, the council and mayor sang Dave Neumann "Happy Birthday." Adorable.​Council's already in recess -- till 1:30, said the mayor, citing a brief afternoon agenda. But the morning began with a bit of a bite -- bark too.First up, a man repping the striking cabbies said the strike' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    The Feral Cat Equivalent of a Relaxing Spa Getaway Comes To Dallas Animal Services

    Patrick MichelsThree cats, one box.​Most humans would probably be grateful if someone would come by a couple times a day and tidy up after them. Feral cats likely feel differently. They're often brought to Dallas Animal Services scared and stressed out, and their sparse cages offer nowhere to hide ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    Top 10 Patios to Chill Out with Your Pooch

    State and MainAllen has staunch pooch rules.​With the heat index regularly topping 100 degrees these days, we've been on the lookout for relief from the oppressive sun. We're always game for brunch or cocktails on a patio, especially if we can bring Fido along. And since Fido loves the shade as ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 28, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    If Memory Serves: Catfish And Hush Puppies

    ​If Memory Serves chronicles moments from my dining past, perhaps explaining why I'm so damn twisted.I can say this without flinching: my dad made the best fried catfish and--especially--the best hush puppies ever.Every Sunday without fail he'd stand over the stove dredging and splattering. It was ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 17, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    PETA's Leaving the Naked Women at Home and Bringing Cuddly Stuffed "Sea Kittens"

    ​Speaking of aquariums ... If you're looking for something to do with the kiddos on Friday, and you're particularly fond of the free stuffed animal, may I recommend a trip to the Dallas World Aquarium? At noon on Friday, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals will be in front of the Griffin S ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 22, 2008
  • Blogs

    May 2, 2008

    Kristy Kruger Postpones 50-State Tour And New CD To Help Heal Her Mojo

    Kruger, pre-crisis (Erica Fellicella) Singer/songwriter Kristy Kruger has put her 50-state tour on hold in order to care for her dog. Seems her cocker spaniel, Mojo, took a dive off a 12-foot ledge, and the resulting surgery cost Kruger more than a decent used car. Rough timing: Kruger was planni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2007

    Pet Appreciation

    All together now: Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. We don’t really think of Highland Park as the go-to place for a good car wash, as we're rather fond of the DIY stalls in East Dallas. But PR maven Holly Morgan at the beloved Dallas Museum of Art knows how we love a clean car almost as much as we love our sweet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2007

    Buy Out Lake Dallas' Famous Duck Inn

    These folks, at least, love the catfish and hush puppies at the Duck Inn in Lake Dallas; then again, the joint has been around since World War II was still raging, so, yeah, it's probably not so bad. (Says the family that's owned it since the joint was nothing more than a three-bedroom house: "The D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2007

    Aw, Rats!

    Ya know, Stephanie Ussery's right: Rats (like her lil' Moe here) are adorable. No, wait. That can't be right. Surely on February 23 you saw the video of those rats scurrying around the KFC-Taco Bell double platter in New York City. Well, a few days later, New York magazine's Daily Intelligencer ran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2007

    Scenes From An SPCA

    The blog editor's away, so cats will play on Unfair Park. When I was growing up, my family had as many as 10 and as few as 5 cats at any given time. Usually, they found us, showing up on the back porch looking for kitty chow, a warm bed and a whole lotta petting. And the Grimes family has always b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2006

    Dallas: In the Dog Doo-Doo House

    I've always known Dallasites will let their dogs crap anywhere and not do a damned thing about cleaning that shit up, but now I have proof: The makers of HEARTGARD, the doggie heartworm preventative, published a list today outting the worst cities in America when it comes to poop-scooping. Houston t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 19, 2006

    Training Day

    Siegfried and Roy, eat your heart out

  • Calendar

    May 5, 2005
  • Calendar

    September 2, 2004

    Wild West

    Lewisville's dashing dogs and fighting cowboys

  • News

    July 15, 2004

    Riding Coattails

    Plus: The Snub; A Dogs Life

  • News

    April 8, 2004
  • Calendar

    April 1, 2004

    Fair Play

    A reason to visit Deep Ellum during the daytime

  • News

    February 5, 2004


    Dallas SPCA's Dave Garcia and his investigators lead the charge against animal abuse

  • Calendar

    July 17, 2003

    Photos Already Bent

    The kids are alright

  • News

    May 22, 2003

    The Book on Golf

    Plus; Sack of Kittens; Annika's TO-DO LIST

  • Calendar

    May 1, 2003

    Dogs in Space

    Michael McWillie defies gravity

  • News

    March 13, 2003
  • Calendar

    December 19, 2002

    Photo Op

    Substitute children get their day with Santa, too

  • News

    June 20, 2002

    The Last Meow

    Plus: No More Mega-Mayors, Fading Fast, Mean Shtick

  • Calendar

    June 6, 2002

    A Lost Cause

    The SPCA uses Big Brother technology to find lost pets

  • Calendar

    February 28, 2002

    Got Blues?

    Dallas Theater Center shows its Blues in the Night

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001
  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Fish & Chips

    Hook, Line & Sinker

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Elected Crank

    Mitchell Rasansky

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best biddy-gut appetizer

    Chicken-liver mousse, Charolais Steakhouse

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best dog trainer

    Best Behavior

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