Tom Clancy buffs are already well-acquainted with the USS Dallas. The 5,700-ton nuclear submarine, a hair longer than your standard football field, was a main player in The Hunt for Red October. Back when the novel was published in 1984, the ship was still young, having joined the Navy's fleet just ... More >>
It looks like Okon Metals, a fourth-generation-owned scrap recycling company, may have found safe haven after all. If nothing else, at least Okon's proposed move to a site even more isolated than its current address on an island between downtown and the river will put it out of the prying eyes of Th ... More >>
It speaks volumes that people at The Dallas Morning News, like some other people in Dallas who should know better, do not know what heavy industry is. Two pieces in the print edition of the paper this morning describe scrap-metal and architectural remnant recyclers near Lamar Avenue as "heavy indust ... More >>
There's a great story by Steve Thompson on Page One of The Dallas Morning News today about old industrial businesses on Rock Island Street, a quaint one-block lane tucked between the Trinity River levee and Lamar Street a mile due south of downtown. Several businesses there are fighting to keep C ... More >>
It was bound to happen sooner or later, I guess. So don't act too surprised by this news: This morning saw the release of Neon Indian's Daytrotter Session. These sessions, you'll recall, are live performances at the Rock Island production studio of the same name--and they're available as free dow ... More >>
Lothar Baumgarten's "Carbon" offers a subtle lesson on manifest destiny
Lawyer Fred Baron says he's one of the good guys, fighting a war against evil asbestos manufacturers. But some former employees claim his firm is a factory that mass-produces lawsuits by implanting memories and inventing testimony.