There's a fundamental tension baked into Dallas' plans for the Trinity River corridor. On the one hand, it wants to open the vast, unconcreted lands of the Great Trinity Forest for people to enjoy -- average folks, too, not just the naturalists and horsemen and gonzo hikers hearty enough to bushwhac ... More >>
Between the end of this past weekend's Byron Nelson and the start this week of the Colonial in Fort Worth, the professional golf world had a bit of time to kill in Dallas. And what better way to do that than designing a Texas-shaped green, putting it in the plaza in front of the American Airlines Ce ... More >>
As we write this, the world's top golfers not named Tiger are descending on Irving for the Byron Nelson Championship. It's a big deal, one of the region's biggest sporting events and driver of an estimated $35 million in economic activity. But before play begins on Thursday, the city of Dallas woul ... More >>
When the city, AT&T and golfing legend Lee Trevino gathered at City Hall last November to announce plans for a PGA-caliber golf course in southern Dallas, they were long on such adjectives as "game changer" and "world-class" but short on details, like where the tens of millions of dollars to build t ... More >>
Plans for the Trinity Forest Golf Course, the much-touted game-changer for southern Dallas, are taking shape as the project marches toward an expected groundbreaking this fall. All that remains, really, is figuring out how to pay for it. To get the city's buy-in, not to mention the $12 million it's ... More >>
The City Council's agenda yesterday was chock full of actually interesting stuff. You can relive it any time you want through the city's database of archived council videos. But just in case you have something better to do, we'll summarized the high points. It's Not Raining On Tennell Atkins' Parad ... More >>
The Great Trinity Forest, as Mayor Rawlings is fond of reminding people, is an underutilized jewel, a huge, relatively untrammeled swath of nature cutting through the city's southern half. As the country's largest urban hardwood forest in the country, it's already world-class, to borrow a phrase. Ye ... More >>
In one of America's wealthiest suburbs, an unlikely band of drilling opponents helped drive away the world's biggest energy companies. Did they save the town or ruin it?
Some are good. Some are getting better. But only a select few are the best. When it comes to our annual Best of Dallas issue I've made it easy this year. For those of you too cheap to "buy" a paper that's absolutely free, just sit back in your boxers and click, click, click away. ... More >>
One Hit Wonders
Ralph JanveyA dip into the downtown federal courthouse grab bag this morning comes up with two interesting filings. Let's begin with this one.You probably recognize the name Ralph Janvey by now. For a long while, the partner at the Ross Avenue law firm of Krage & Janvey has been the court-app ... More >>
Well, we wish we could say the month of June was a great one with some long-awaited restaurants finally making their debut, but as they were coming, others were going. As we said hello to the Torchy's, we were forced to say goodbye to Cafe Madrid in the Bishop Arts. As the new Brownstone R ... More >>
The fake Tiger Woods, the real Joslyn James and an authentic dork.Mark Taborn is 37. Lives in Los Angeles. Works in the corporate world. And is a hack of a golfer carrying a 23 handicap. Weird, because not a single day passes that he isn't confused for Tiger Woods. I spent my blogless ... More >>
No Tiger. No problem. Phil Mickelson won't be at today's opening round of the HD Byron Nelson Classic out in Las Colinas. Neither will Tiger Woods or past champs like Sergio Garcia or Adam Scott or, really, anybody you've ever heard of outside Vijay Singh and maybe defending champ Rory Sabba ... More >>
With Phil Mickelson out and Tiger Woods out and golf pretty much dead, this year's HP Byron Nelson Classic in Irving May 20-23 will be much ado about nothing The Pavilion. What's new, right? That could change, if the dudes in red pants would think outside their yellow-roped bo ... More >>
Your favorite pinata may be ranked only 17th in NFL quarterback ratings, but Golf Digest says he's the planet's best athlete golfer. That's right, No. 1. Swing away ...
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Found this Josh Hamilton interview from Rangers' spring training. March 18, 2009 to be exact. In other words, about two months - give or take - after his full-throttle, alcohol-laden nig ... More >>
To be a true sports rivalry - more than just a plethora of games between teams in close proximity (see Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals) - the meetings between opponents must: *Take place at an advanced level, with championships on the line. *Feature sustained excellence by both teams ... More >>
MLW Air The Dallas Mavericks' Boeing 767-200 Mark Cuban has a piece of a pretty nifty fleet of planes: a Boeing 767-200, which holds 102 passengers in cushy comfort, and a 757-200, which'll travel 63 folks willing to suffer with “lavatories so large they have windows.” Both appear to be used by ... More >>
Hmmm, whatever happened to ol’ whatzizname? Um, ya know, Ben Grieve? Seems the former Arlington Martin High School stud and 1998 American League Rookie of the Year is still swatting homers, but settling for winning the home run derby at charity events like this one on Saturday in Frisco. Hmmm, wha ... More >>
No, check that, the new PGA Superstore in Plano isn't just a teasing appetizer, it's downright orgasmic. If, that is, you get aroused milling around an old Home Depot warehouse filled with sports memorabilia, a gazillion Izods, two bajillion clubs, a tennis court, a putting green, a chipping area co ... More >>
A Los Angeles-based real estate investment group bought the Four Seasons Resort in Las Colinas, apparently because the execs needed a good place to play golf. Guess this qualifies as breaking news. Looks like the Four Seasons Resort and Club at Las Colinas has a new owner as of today: Los Angeles-b ... More >>
Lord Byron hosts Dallas' biggest swingers party
Laying bare the lives of Dallas' Strip Club DJs
The Mavs gets Jazzed
Plus; Sack of Kittens; Annika's TO-DO LIST
Why are the DMN city columnists so lame? Belo wants them that way.
Dallas lawyer Bryan Garner cuts through the muck of legal prose
MasterCard Colonial Golf Tournament
Vance Miller lives in a Highland Park mansion, carries weight in the GOP, and parties with high society. He owes you, the taxpayer, $26 million, and he ain't paying.
Frank Mitchell thought he was a made man in the all-powerful 'family' that controls professional golf. Then the PGA Tour shoved him out into the cold.
Cap Cities/ABC decision to fire radio host Hightower was a big mistake