Rockwall County

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    Mesquite Is Ready to Bail on DART, but the Agency's Bending Over Backward to Keep It

    After three years of bus service, Mesquite, DART's first non-member city partner, appears set to spurn the agency for Star Transit, a private bus company that serves Balch Springs, Kaufmann County and Rockwall County. City officials said the potential move stems from DART's changing its policies fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    A Complete Guide to Craft Beer in North Texas

    In the Fall of 2012, we created an ever-evolving guide to North Texas craft beers. Less than one year later, it's time for an update. Following is an at-this-moment current-yet-still-ever-evolving guide to North Texas craft breweries. Breweries are listed based on the dates they were established, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    Six Places in Dallas to Celebrate National Farmers Market Week This Weekend

    Since everything needs its own day, week and month -- today alone it's national rice pudding day, apple week, and catch fish, peach and brownies-at-brunch month -- this week we've all been asked to celebrate farmers markets. That's a noble cause, so we're all in. Aren't we? Yes. We are. The United ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Park and Rec Will Try to Fix Lake Ray Hubbard Boat Ramp So No One Else Takes Car for a Swim

    No doubt you've heard by now: Rockwall County deputy Keven Rowan had to pull two women from Lake Ray Hubbard early Saturday morning after they took their Honda Civic for a swim. And if you haven't heard, well, see for yourself; his dash-cam captured his heroics for all to see. It's also prompted Dal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Locked Out at Lost Society, Again (Update: Owner in Rockwall Jail for Meth Possession)

    ​And now we return to the city's enforcement of the Lower Greenville Planned Development District Ordinance, which, as you no doubt recall, went into effect at midnight September 24 and says any venue without a specific use permit and a new certificate of occupancy has to close its doors at midnig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Before He Sipped the Tea, Rick Perry Had a Much Different Take on Voting

    ​The old Rick Perry -- back before he discovered the Tea Party -- would have swept into Dallas on a white horse shootin' his Ruger and kickin' up dust to defend the embattled Medrano family, accused of faking a family member's voter residency in a justice of the peace election. In fact, I just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Six Months After La Familia Bust, Dallas Boss Pleads Guilty to Meth Trafficking

    Kimberly ThorpeSome of the drugs and money seized by law-enforcement officials in the fall of 2009​We were there in October of last year, when the Drug Enforcement Administration, the FBI, the I.R.S., the U.S. Secret Service and Texas Air National Guard -- and every other law-enforcing acronym -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    Like an Episode of Dragnet

    It's not one of your more dramatic, studio-pitch press releases from the U.S. Attorney's Office; it's no Freddy Lee Foots armored-car narrative, that's for sure. Still, I did think today's missive from The Man -- concerning a big Ecstasy bust involving 13 folks from Dallas, Plano, Euless, Arlington, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 23, 2003
  • News

    September 21, 2000

    Innocent as Charged

    After his acquittal on an assault charge, Clark Birdsall questions the system he once embraced

  • News

    August 10, 2000

    Bad Signal

    When Randy Angle disappeared, he left behind a multimillion-dollar fortune in a two-way radio -- and an ugly secret

  • News

    November 13, 1997

    No joke

    County Commissioner Ken Mayfield isn't laughing anymore about sexual harassment charges

  • News

    November 24, 1994

    Crime Pays

    How the Feds let S&L swindler Clifford Sinclair get away with millions