Whip out your club card (or haul ass past the greeter), because Sam's has a sweet deal for you. Well, it's not so much sweet as it is oaky and a little like drinking fire. Or gasoline. Or gasoline on fire. The Huffington Post, MSN and others picked up on a Reddit thread this week that shows an entir ... More >>
Let me offer a disclaimer at the top. Part of what I am about to tell you here about the investigation of Dallas school Superintendent Mike Miles is tea-leaf-reading. I happen to think I'm pretty good at reading the tea in this area. But tea leaves are tea leaves. Some of what I am about to say do ... More >>
Nearly a year and a half since the U.S. Supreme Court tossed a class action lawsuit filed by some 1.5 million female Wal-Mart employees who say they hit a corporate glass ceiling, the plaintiffs hit a brick wall in Texas. Because the court ruled the women of Wal-Mart could not sue as a class, a num ... More >>
Update, 12:30 p.m.: The flight's on the ground, but it will need to restock its alcohol supply. Details after the original. Update, 11:23 a.m.: American has confirmed the incident, and says two flight attendants were injured. The airline's statement is after the original item. Original item: An Am ... More >>
ClassixxUncle, I'll toss a few things in the "pro" column of the 12:30 A.M. Dallas club arrival time. I knew you weren't going to be out 'til late, so I opted to get a few chores done instead of getting irritated. I got a manicure, I went to the gym, I cooked (COOKED!) dinner, I tidied my abo ... More >>
The proposed site of a new Walmart off LedbetterLongtime Friends of Unfair Park will recognize the name Steve Houser: He's the former chair of the Dallas Urban Forest Advisory Committee honored by George W. Bush in '08 for his volunteer work saving the city's trees. Reason I mention him today: Th ... More >>
Via.It's been more than a decade since the federal suit first surfaced: Betty Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the sexual discrimination lawsuit that would eventually lead to a class-action suit and the book Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Worker's Rights at Wal-Mart, whose author ofte ... More >>
A Fighting Farmers basketball coach is accused to farming for talent in Mexico, and then fighting the talent.Today's lesson, boys and girls, courtesy of WFAA's Craig Civale and the Lewisville police: When you appear to be running a racket that involves importing a high school basketball playe ... More >>
This week in food news, diners and their dogs flocked to patios to enjoy the cooler weather, we got the results of this year's Big Tex Choice awards and actually found a guy who has a problem with cake balls. Read on. City of Ate Scott Reitz came across new friends and a new beer this week ... More >>
Went to NorthPark Center in fancy North Dallas a few afternoons ago. Don't go often. Already have all the monogrammed Kleenex I need. But let me ask you something. What is it with the triple baby carts? You know I'm not making this up. You've seen it. There are people out there who are pushi ... More >>
The original Northwest Highway Sam's ClubLast month, you no doubt recall, Walmart announced its $200-million expansion said to involve "more than a dozen new projects in the city of Dallas," though only a handful were announced at the time. Since then I've learned of at least one more on the to-d ... More >>
The demolition crew wrote "There goes the neighborhood" on one of the buildings, shortly before the razing commenced.As I was heading in to the office Tuesday morning, demolition man Scott Dorn shot me a note: JR's Demolition was revving up the 'dozers and about to tear down European Crossroads. ... More >>
There is no shortage of Walmarts in and around Dallas. But City Hall sends word this afternoon: More are a-coming -- "more than a dozen new projects in the city of Dallas," per the release that follows, including three in the southern sector and one across the street from Bachman Lake, as I promi ... More >>
Brooke NottinghamWe managed to snap a couple of pictures of freebies before the Central Market Stasi busted us.During a dinner shift a few weeks ago, I returned with a guest's drink and asked if he'd like to start with a cup of soup or an appetizer. He stared at me. Then he said, "Do those c ... More >>
The future of Ketchup is upon us.Now that we're through with Thanksgiving, Dallas food blogs and food writers are warmed up and ready to get going with some serious holiday eating. The party started this week with Chanukah, and we expect it to keep gaining momentum right through New Years. P ... More >>
Till not so long ago, on Webb Chapel Road just north of Northwest Highway -- and directly across the street from Bachman Lake -- there sat a decaying apartment complex that looked as though a small gust of wind would reduce it to splinters. Eventually, it was surrounded by chain-link fence, which ... More >>
www.oneartsplaza.comIs it just us or does a lot seem to be going on this week in the world of Dallas dining? It seems like some type of foodie event is happening everyday. Good thing we're here to tell you about, right?One Arts Plaza will be throwing its first annual block party this Sunday, Apri ... More >>
Patrick MichelsThis week's Fall Toy Preview is a private show up on the Dallas Market Center's 12th floor, but there are signs all around the building.For a few days in mid-October last year, the 12th floor of the Dallas Market Center buzzed with anticipation over the big new offering from the to ... More >>
Tom PettersFirst there was Bernie Madoff; then, Alan Stanford. Then came Minnesota's Tom Petters, who, as The Wall Street Journal documented in April, was popped by federal authorities who claimed he operated a $3-billion Ponzi scheme built upon his taking investors' hard-earned scratch to buy flat- ... More >>
The headline in this morning's New York Times reads like something out of The Onion: "Virtual Leagues Fold, Forcing Gamers to Find Actual Jobs." Alas, 'tis true -- and the man at the center of the story is Dallas's own Emmanuel Rodriguez, a 23-year-old professional video-game player and world champ ... More >>
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Despite a hung jury, the trials are far from over
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Taking it in the behind for Uncle Sam
AllGood Cafe lives up to its name only sometimes
Ruby Ann Boxcar leaves the trailer for the bookstore
Why are patios so popular?
The kings of smut escape while the feds cook up small fry like former Dallas cop Garry Ragsdale
Charter school scandals are teaching Texas a tough lesson -- one the state should have known four years and $77 million ago.
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