I have a special place in my heart for Norma's, probably because it was where I had my first chicken-fried steak. It strikes me as odd that CFS isn't more popular outside of Texas but it isn't. And the fact that its become a regular part of my new culinary repertoire concerns me (not that much, thou ... More >>
By now you've surely noticed that Friday's stock market gains have been adiosed by today's 372-point drop in the Dow Jones, courtesy frayed nerves over the bailout plan and oil rising by some $16 a barrel. Close to home, some local players suffered major stock plunges -- Brinker International chief ... More >>
Ever heard of Hoak Media? No? Me neither. Not till this morning, anyway. It's a Dallas-based broadcasting company that, according to its Web site, acquires and operates TV and radio stations in "small and medium-sized markets...that rank 75 to 200," as ranked by the A.C. Nielsen Company. Hoak Media, ... More >>
After two decades, the West End is a pale shadow of its former self. Will it rise again?
When black and white histories collided in their small town, Phyllis Allen and fellow church members made sure Mansfield didn't white-wash the truth.