There's something about the thought of air conditioning prisons that rankles Texas officials. Partly, it's the cost: Cooling the 90 (out of 111) state-run prisons that lack any sort of climate control would run well into the millions. Partly, it's a tough-on-crime thing: These are convicted criminal ... More >>
And the government that looks the other way.
While pro sports finally fess up to the dangers of high-impact athletics, trainers, coaches, parents and lawmakers struggle to curb head injuries that are even more dangerous for kids.
The first time many of us met him was in his role as one of the 'fab five'--the food and wine expert on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. But Allen had already spent years reviewing restaurants for Chicago magazine. In other words, the Purdue psychology grad knew his stuff--something he ... More >>
This is by far the most difficult post I've ever written. But it's time. I can continue this charade no longer. Over the past 11 months on this blog I've spewed forth a plethora of radical opinions, most of which this morning I'd like to officially denounce. I admit, most of them didn ... More >>
Cowboys veteran tries to escape the tired, poor, hungry, huddled masses
This week, Bible Girl turns to Jared Binder, a graduate student at Dallas Theological Seminary and a Dallas Observer intern, for thoughts on the "deadly sin" no one ever talks about in church. Bible Girl posts from Bible Girl will be sparse in the next few weeks; I'm working on something for the pap ... More >>
Plus: Fish Out of Water; Bloody Minded
A "routine" shuttle descent winds up stunning Space City
An unsolved string of cat mutilations in North Dallas leaves police and residents wondering who could do such a thing
Kevin Sullivan devoted 18 years to working for the Mavs. So, was it worth it?