• Blogs

    October 7, 2014

    Taylor Phelan Chases His Musical Destiny on NBC's The Voice

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    Yung Nation's B. Reed Got Shot in the Leg and Played a Show the Next Day

    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.

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2013

    "City of Hate" or Innocent Bystander: The New York Times Keeps Changing Its Mind on Dallas

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Lewisville Police Tased a 67-Year-Old Alzheimers Patient Multiple Times, Husband Claims

    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 >>

  • 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

    May 10, 2013

    Listen: North Texas Collective Chapter 11 has a Beautiful Hit with "Whiskey and You"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Two Dallas County Men Are Suing Blue Cross, Claim Its Market Share Lets It Screw Texans

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    Victims of Joseph Garbarini, the Teacher Caught Molesting Kindergartners, Are Suing Plano ISD, Principal

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Dwaine Caraway Speaks at Longest Redistricting Commission Meeting Ever & Other Highlights

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    DART, East Texas Transit Officials Sign Letter They Hope Leads to Light-Rail Love Affair

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    When Investors Demanded Their Money, Eric Brauss Disappeared. Now: The Indictment!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    What It Was Like: Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp 2010

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    If Every Picture Tells a Story ...

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    Dotty Griffith's Top 10 Things I Miss About Dallas

    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 >>

  • News

    July 31, 2008

    The Caretaker

    One mother's crusade to better the life of her mentally retarded son and the system that failed him

  • News

    April 10, 2008

    Dallas Has a Real-Life Dr. Gregory House in Dr. Richard Buch

    Some call Dr. Buch a troubled genius. His ex-patients and hospital bosses call him trouble.

  • News

    June 28, 2007
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    April 2, 2007

    Out of Exile, Scott Sams is Back

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2007

    Hard Rock Still Rockin'. For Now.

    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 >>

  • News

    October 26, 2006


    Dallas Is Banking On Ethanol, But Is It The Fuel Of The Future Or A Barrel Of Pork?

  • News

    July 27, 2006

    Don't Touch That Dial

    So we're supposed to maim WRR in order to protect it?

  • Culture

    November 22, 2001

    Mountain View

    Photographer Shelby Lee Adams captures a vanishing way of life in Appalachia

  • News

    September 13, 2001

    Make 'em Pay

    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?

  • News

    May 3, 2001

    From Russia, with Love

    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?

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    April 26, 2001



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    March 8, 2001

    Two Soldiers

    Look Back, Don't Look Back

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    September 14, 2000

    Busy Signal

    Want some service for that nice, cheap Sprint phone? Take a number.

  • News

    September 14, 2000

    The Untouchable

    Complaints of racism, dirty politics, and other fishy business simply roll off Denton County's Teflon sheriff, Weldon Lucas

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    July 27, 2000


    Very personal injury; Parrot squawk

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    July 13, 2000

    E-publish or perish

    Move over Mr. Gutenberg -- Dallas Internet entrepeneur Patrick Seaman is hunting for the "killer app" to create the next revolution in publishing

  • News

    June 8, 2000

    Slacking in style

    How skateboarder and surfer dude Tracy Feith wheeled out of Dallas to become the latest, hottest thing in haute couture

  • News

    December 31, 1998

    Highway roulette

    In Texas, more people die in truck crashes than any state in the country. It's not an accident.

  • News

    September 17, 1998

    Bleeding arts

    When an alcoholic, a schizophrenic, and a homeless man get together and draw, the Stewpot calls it group therapy. Christina Rees calls it art.

  • Film

    June 25, 1998

    The red and the black

    Restored to 'glorious Technicolor,' GWTW comes to woo new legions of fans

  • Music

    June 18, 1998

    The King's man

    "Jr. Boy" Jones played with them all--now, he plays for himself

  • Culture

    October 16, 1997

    Losing it

    When things go bad for the Cowboys, they go Barry bad

  • News

    July 17, 1997

    O little town of Bethel-sham

    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.

  • News

    April 10, 1997

    Observer honors

    Three writers win awards, and a fourth remains hopeful

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    April 3, 1997
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    January 16, 1997
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    December 26, 1996

    Should Paul Fielding go to jail?

    He's violated the public trust and betrayed his own ethical standards. But is Dallas' perpetually annoying councilman guilty of fraud, perjury, and extortion?

  • News

    June 13, 1996

    Power Houses

    A celebrity home tour of Dallas' rich, famous--and all too often tasteless--movers and fakers

  • News

    February 15, 1996

    Dealing with the Devil

    Deep Ellum eccentric Ed Zabel revels in gargoyles, brooms, and bondage.

  • Music

    January 18, 1996

    T.C.B. or T.Y.A.

    Bobby Patterson, Dallas' great unsung soul singer, gets his Second chance

  • News

    December 21, 1995

    Bad news town

    Whitewright keeps making headlines--for all the wrong reasons

  • Culture

    July 6, 1995

    Draft day menu

    A sleepy Kidd--and unhappy fans--greet an underwhelming NBA pick

  • Music

    June 15, 1995

    Shock rock

    Hagfish tries to figure out if they're punk, pop, or just plain horny

  • Music

    June 8, 1995

    Star maker

    Can Interscope do for four local bands what it did for Nine Inch Nails and Snoop Dogg?

  • News

    April 27, 1995
  • Culture

    February 23, 1995

    Burning down the house

    The dance and language in DTC's Dancing at Lughnasa are small fires burning bright

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