Luke Wade isn't the only North Texas contestant on the new season of NBC's The Voice. No, competing alongside him is Taylor Phelan, who hails from Dallas. And the two have more in common than just geography: They've both chosen to work Pharrell Williams on the show. But for Phelan, making it onto th ... More >>
On January 25, Yung Nation tweeted that one of the duo, Brandon Reed, aka B. Reed, was shot. Luckily, the Duncanville native is in good condition now, and even performed at a show at the Frisco Arts Center less than 24 hours after being shot.
The guilt Dallas once felt over the Kennedy assassination has mostly faded. For most Dallasites, the "city of hate" label is an abstraction, useful to riff on for local food blog titles but otherwise bearing no resemblance to the modern city. That's not to say that it's not worth marveling at how f ... More >>
It started with a call to the Alzheimer's Association in Dallas. On May 29, David Seyfried phoned the agency's hotline to tell them that his wife, Delores, a 67-year-old Alzeheimer's patient, was "agitated" and waving around a letter opener. He was expecting advice. What he got a few minutes later ... More >>
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 >>
When speaking of North Texas country music collective Chapter 11, we're not using the term "collective" lightly. The project, dreamed-up by Sherman-based producer and engineer Dustin Hendricks, who's worked with such greats as Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard and even metal giants Hellyeah, isn't a ... More >>
If you live in Texas and have health insurance, chances are your coverage is through either Aetna or Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, and it's about twice as likely to be the latter. The insurance giant covers 7.7 million Texans, controlling roughly 40 percent of the market. Some might argue th ... More >>
Parents of the victims of Joseph Garbarini, the pedophile who was sentenced to more than 60 years last October for the sexual abuse of kindergarten girls at Plano's Hunt Elementary school, are suing the school district and the principal for ignoring the predator in their midst. An investigation of ... More >>
The end is near ... sort of. The city's Redistricting Commission is inching towards putting together a city map it can forward on to the city council, and everyone -- the public and commissioners alike -- is trying to get in a parting shot before then. Last night's meeting was a marathon ... More >>
DART chair Bill Velasco, left, and North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority's Jeff Austin III look at the line that could one day connect their parts of the great state.Ever wished you could take Dallas Area Rapid Transit to ... oh ... let's say Tyler? Or Canton? Or Shreveport, even? Because ... More >>
How can authorities not find this guy?We were first introduced to Eric Brauss in December 2009, when a good Friend of Unfair Park tipped us off that the money man behind, oh, the Dallas Design Center, Denton Towne Crossing, Lake Highlands Plaza and other local developments had done disappeared. A ... More >>
Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp is a chance for musicians to get a crash course in playing in a rock band. Whether your drumming skills are on par with Meg White's or somebody who can play "Pride & Joy" note-for-note in a dark corner of a Guitar Center, the intent of the camp is to become a better ... More >>
So, like I was saying, Friend of Unfair Park PeterK -- who scours the eBay for rare photos of Dallas, my kind of guy -- sent me this homegrown picture earlier this week, and while not as attention-getting as a downtown Dallas fire, it is intriguing. Looks very, I dunno, Our Gang. Except those boys i ... More >>
Just about three years ago, the damn near legendary Dallas Morning News food critic Dotty Griffith decided to hang up the notepad and head down to Austin. Now, the UT grad and unrepentant Texan (who once said "barbecue is the most American of foods; to hell with apple pie") spent plenty of time in a ... More >>
One mother's crusade to better the life of her mentally retarded son and the system that failed him
Some call Dr. Buch a troubled genius. His ex-patients and hospital bosses call him trouble.
C'mon, admit it -- you missed Scott Sams just a little. No? Sorry, m'bad. In January, Scott Sams got WFAA-Channel 8 to pay him $660,000 in back pay, damages and attorneys' fees after he sued the station for getting canned in 2004. Now, the Sherman-stuck anchor found a way to get KTVT-Channel 11 to p ... More >>
Consider this yet another of Dallas' worst-kept secrets: The CVS pharmacy chain is going to buy up and tear down the Hard Rock Cafe on McKinney Avenue. At least, that's the rumor "swirling" among the restaurant's staff, says John Gogarty, the New Jersey-based publicist for the restaurant-hotel-casin ... More >>
Dallas Is Banking On Ethanol, But Is It The Fuel Of The Future Or A Barrel Of Pork?
So we're supposed to maim WRR in order to protect it?
Photographer Shelby Lee Adams captures a vanishing way of life in Appalachia
Spurred by a horrifying wave of teen violence in the '90s, Texas today spends more money than ever to lock up young criminals. Are we getting our money's worth?
Just $25,000 gets you a bundle of hot Russian babes from one Dallas matchmaking firm. What more could a rich American geek ever ask for?
Look Back, Don't Look Back
Want some service for that nice, cheap Sprint phone? Take a number.
Complaints of racism, dirty politics, and other fishy business simply roll off Denton County's Teflon sheriff, Weldon Lucas
Very personal injury; Parrot squawk
Move over Mr. Gutenberg -- Dallas Internet entrepeneur Patrick Seaman is hunting for the "killer app" to create the next revolution in publishing
How skateboarder and surfer dude Tracy Feith wheeled out of Dallas to become the latest, hottest thing in haute couture
In Texas, more people die in truck crashes than any state in the country. It's not an accident.
When an alcoholic, a schizophrenic, and a homeless man get together and draw, the Stewpot calls it group therapy. Christina Rees calls it art.
Restored to 'glorious Technicolor,' GWTW comes to woo new legions of fans
"Jr. Boy" Jones played with them all--now, he plays for himself
When things go bad for the Cowboys, they go Barry bad
On the plains north of Dallas, budding revolutionaries are trying to form the newest town in Texas. But tiny Bethel isn't being founded on civic pride. It's a ploy to stop farmers like Jack England from selling their land.
Three writers win awards, and a fourth remains hopeful
He's violated the public trust and betrayed his own ethical standards. But is Dallas' perpetually annoying councilman guilty of fraud, perjury, and extortion?
A celebrity home tour of Dallas' rich, famous--and all too often tasteless--movers and fakers
Deep Ellum eccentric Ed Zabel revels in gargoyles, brooms, and bondage.
Bobby Patterson, Dallas' great unsung soul singer, gets his Second chance
Whitewright keeps making headlines--for all the wrong reasons
A sleepy Kidd--and unhappy fans--greet an underwhelming NBA pick
Hagfish tries to figure out if they're punk, pop, or just plain horny
Can Interscope do for four local bands what it did for Nine Inch Nails and Snoop Dogg?
The dance and language in DTC's Dancing at Lughnasa are small fires burning bright