You can buy anything with Bitcoin (pictured above) these days: A sandwich; art; insurance. And, until yesterday, at least, you could also buy shares in Texas oil wells. The oil well shares were offered by a Southlake company called Balanced Energy, which, according to its website, is currently offe ... More >>
Will anti-evolutionists be able to adapt and survive in a new textbook market?
On New Year's Eve, a state judge ruled that Texas can keep Planned Parenthood out of its new, state-run Women's Health Program. On January 1, that program began; it'll continue to be Planned Parenthood-less until at least January 11, when the next hearing in the case will be held, and possibly forev ... More >>
The GrandMothers of Invention, The Tidbits The Kessler Theater Tuesday, August 14 Tuesday night, a storm brought much-needed rain to the Metromess, and a van brought the GrandMothers of Invention to the Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff for two sets of impeccably-performed music from the Frank Zappa can ... More >>
Ranchers are struggling to hold on to their herds during the driest year in Texas history.
We're about to see a sudden void in daily show lists, so, from here on out, each and every Monday through Thursday, I'll do my best to point the readers of DC9 in the right musical direction for each particular evening.Hurray, it's finally hump day! And the musical offerings tonight have a very m ... More >>
Some of the very generic imagery featured on Alan Todd May's company's Web siteAlan Todd May spent the better part of 1983 to 2002 in and out of prison, having been arrested for such things as credit card abuse, check fraud, theft ... well, you name the hustle, he hustled it. There were 14 convic ... More >>
Courtesy Reunion Sports GroupAll things go according to plan, and there just may be baseball on the shores of the Trinity River next summer.A couple of weeks back we learned that United League Baseball would be setting up shop on the shores of the Trinity River, in the very same 60-acre spot where I ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *At the risk of ruffling more Ticket feathers, the station treated one of its first-time, long-timers like shit rudely during its recent gaggle of 15th anniversary celebrations. The way I remember it, ... More >>
I interrupt my usual smart-ass sports snarkiness for a serious item: Just a little over a week ago Megan Cherry was a talented teenager with a world of promise. She was a star soccer player for her Dallas Texans club team and Allen High School, with a scholarship awaiting at Iowa State Uni ... More >>
Seven months have passed since the polygamist raid in Eldorado, but for one mainstream Mormon, the effects linger
One mother's crusade to better the life of her mentally retarded son and the system that failed him
Lawyers in the FLDS case complain of state's one-size-fits-all approach
This cowgirl has a need... a need for speed (but not too fast)
After Pat Green's last album, few of his fans are feeling like Lucky Ones
Grammy noms, Denton cares and Deedle's last dance
The Nodding Dog Coffee Co.
Elmer Kelton is likely the best Texas author you've never heard of
Bells will be ringing as a new pro-marriage, anti-poverty plan takes root in Texas
Lewis MacAdams comes home for WordSpace
When a Garland nursing center started to slip, a group of concerned sons and daughters decided to do something about it. The management had other ideas.
Eleven Hundred Springs is right at home among Willie, Waylon and the boys
Dallas' T.J. Cloutier may be the best tournament poker player in the world--even though he's never won the "big one." You can bet on it.
Bare breasts, a bowl of red, and bad blood among the chili brethren in the Big Bend. Texas doesn't get any better.
A West Texas divorce case could soon change the nation's gun laws
Carlton Stowers goes in search of the dark muse that inspired pulp-fiction legend Robert E. Howard, the West Texas recluse who created Conan the Barbarian
Fearless reformer or legal terrorist? Bobby Wightman-Cervantes makes a run for the Senate. The Texas Bar says he should have his head examined.
Despite shoddy science, bad economics, and catastrophic health risks, a West Texas border community may become the nation's nuclear dumping ground
How two black Dallas men learned to love the lily-white Republic of Texas--especially the part about phony checks and payment-free plastic
U.S. Attorney Paul Coggins loves feeding his name to the papers. But what's he done that's news?
Diamond broker Bryan Wilson Taylor is so smooth, people say he can charm the horns off a billy goat. If he tries to sell you anything, run.
Liquor and lawsuits keep flowing at the legendary Crystal Chandelier