The easy response to news that the city of Dallas is giving a $275,000 "forgiveable loan" to the owners of South Dallas' Two Podners Bar-B-Que and Seafood is to dismiss it as crony capitalism. One of them must have a friend on the City Council who decided they needed a little government cash to help ... More >>
This past Friday, Dallas rap fans got to experience a moment in pop culture together. In crowds upwards of 300, they took to the streets to watch Kanye West's latest experiment in new media marketing: guerilla public screenings of the video for his single "New Slaves." Deb Doing Dallas & Vanessa Q ... More >>
In June, the city of Dallas unveiled its Complete Streets Design Manual, a rather dense set of guidelines for the city as it dabbles with the idea of building certain roadways less as places that cars blow through en route from Point A to Point B and more as boulevards that are at least as accommoda ... More >>
Your World Champion Dallas Mavericks were supposed to take on the Indiana Pacers tonight at the American Airlines Center, the sixth of eight preseason games leading to November 1's regular-season opener against Chicago at the AAC. But with each passing day, it's looking more and more like the loc ... More >>
Photos by Anna MerlanBy the end of the day, the sanitation workers who pick up after downtown and South Dallas will have started and stopped their truck around 500 times, pausing each time to heave gray plastic bins of stinking, dripping trash in the compactor. It's 109 degrees outside, but to th ... More >>
Editor's note: As noted earlier, Avi Adelman reports from today's hearing concerning Lone Star Auto Services' towing license.Lone Star Auto Services' Permit License and Appeals Board hearing started at 10:30 this morning, at City Hall, and you knew it was going to be a long day when an assistant cit ... More >>
It was nothing short of a Major Event when Minyard Food Store opened a 50,000-square foot grocery at Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert B. Cullum boulevards in the Fair Park area in the September 1995. "I can't believe we finally have what most people have in their communities," a South Dallas reside ... More >>
Ever watch HBO's The Wire? No need now; just read this, a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office about nine alleged South Dallas gang members arrested on conspiracy, drug and firearms charges; 16 of their, ah, colleagues remain at large. Among the gangsters arrested by Dallas police and feder ... More >>
You've always wanted to paint on walls but your tagging skills stink? You can play outdoor artist tomorrow, which is the city of Dallas' first Graffiti Wipe Out Day; there's even a free lunch in it for you. Teams of volunteers will fan out around the city looking to clean up paint on buildings, road ... More >>
The mess at City Hall goes back to ancient times
The Cowboys want to move back to Fair Park--so, there goes the neighborhood?
Hope springs eternal on Second Avenue, but real change comes slowly
This circus is dreamy
Will he die in prison for the sins of the plantation?
A struggling arts foundation gives kids a chance to see South Dallas through a camera lens