In a weekend story previewing the City Council's discussion today on single-use plastic bags, the Dallas Morning News ran a photo of a tattered Kroger bag snagged on a barbed wire fence, downtown Dallas looming as a backdrop. "What I want to hear is who's going to go get these bags off this barbed ... More >>
Spring Breakers’ provocative director on the darkness beneath college partiers’ booze, boobs, and bad decisions.
Our friend Daniel Rodrigue, once a writer here and now a journalism teacher at DCCCD's Brookhaven College, sent word this morning that one of his students, Derek Madrigal, was the victim of a vicious beating on the beaches of South Padre Island over spring break. The story is popping up in the media ... More >>
Merritt MartinOh, you can damn well bet this is on the list.By now most of you dear readers are well aware of the Gawker-produced list of the 50 Worst States In America. Gawker placed their home base at 50, and the Lone Star State at 13. Sure sure, our placement could be worse, but instead of ... More >>
In this week's edition of This Week In Dallas Music History, former Observer writer Keven McAlester tells the tale of his adventures in following The Toadies to South Padre Island for a special spring break gig in 1999. Actually, the piece spends just as much time following the band's roadie, Ken ... More >>
In a press release sent out Thursday night, Bowling for Soup revealed the details of its upcoming album, Sorry For Partyin'. Oh, and it unveiled more details about its crotch-shot of a music video, "My Wena"... Far as the album's concerned, the pop-punk band's tenth release will see the lig ... More >>
If your name is B-Hamp, you went down to South Padre Island and performed 'Do The Ricky Bobby' at various Girls Gone Wild parties. Kinda puts a whole new spin on the "Stop! Pose for the frame!" lyric, huh?
Damn fajitas and health-conscious eaters. They're killing traditional Tex-Mex.
The Bath House offers a tale of paradise
Making amends for past wrongs
As coastal Texans head inland to escape heavy weather, landlocked beach boys are catching waves and sitting on top of the world
The Toadies and South Padre go together like spring break and unprotected sex