A quick glance at Rode Don Simmons' Facebook page is enough to tell you that the 21-year-old enjoys guns, but that's par for the course in semi-rural North Texas. A young man can't very well shoot ducks and feral hogs without a trusty gun or two. But Simmons' passion for firearms has reached unheal ... More >>
Glen Reynolds certainly has a lot of momentum behind him these days. He recently released his second solo album, Breakbeat Ice Beneath Me, but this time, he's using the moniker of Grey. While the album is a departure from the Weezer-meets-XTC vibe of his earlier material, it certainly represents whe ... More >>
Ryan Bingham isn't a country singer. While he's dabbled in the tones of roots and country, he's a rock star at this point in his career. Sure, many people know the Los Angeles-based former rodeo cowboy from his celebrity-making, Oscar-winning tune "The Weary Kind" from the movie Crazy Heart, in whic ... More >>
In 1997, Rocky and Celeste Tassione traded in their urban lives for greener pastures north of Stephenville to grow organic, specialty greens through hydroponic gardening in one lone greenhouse. Their goal was to gather enough business through sales to restaurants to make a living of it. At first, ... More >>
Downtown's newest palace of meat, Chop House Burger, opened quietly on Monday afternoon, exactly one day ahead of schedule. CHB is brought to you by DRG Concepts, the group behind Dallas Chop House and Wild Salsa, and is located in the Kirby Building on Main Street, across from Chase Bank and jus ... More >>
Jason Maddy is the executive chef at the recently opened Oak in the Design District. Maddy grew up in Austin and, after attending culinary school in New York, worked at David Bouley's Danube, then the Driskill in Austin. A few years ago he was recruited by John Tesar to work at the Mansion, where he ... More >>
They say they defunded Planned Parenthood. But lawmakers' attack on family planning will cost Texas money, reduce access to healthcare and result in even more abortions.
Rais BhuiyanTwice we've written about Rais Bhuiyan, who, on September 21, 2001, was working behind the counter of a Pleasant Grove Texaco station when a man with a shotgun entered the store and shot him in the face. Bhuiyan, who was 27 at the time, thought he was being robbed. He wasn't: Mark Str ... More >>
State Rep. Sid MillerLast night in Austin, state Rep. Sid Miller laid out a novel solution for Texas's troubled school budget: the Taxpayer Savings Grants Program, a reward of nearly $5,000 for any parents who'll do us all a solid and take their kids out of public school. Under Miller's plan, par ... More >>
Photos by Robert BostickRandall Copeland, Bruno Davaillon, Janice Provost, Chad Houser, Nathan Tate and Matt McCallisterA unique twilight dinner has been scheduled at Eden's Garden Organic Garden Center and CSA Farm in Balch Springs that will pair seven chefs from five Dallas restaurants for ... More >>
Well, this week, we weren't able to occupy our usual spot at the judges table for last night's eighth and final week of the first round for the Shiner Rising Star contest. This was an unfortunate absence, too, as this week's event took place at the Southern Junction in Rockwall, one of the venera ... More >>
Photo by Robert BostickIn part two of our continuing three-part chef's series we asked chef John Tesar a few questions while we visited with him at Dallas Fish Market. Chef Tesar was more than happy to discuss the birth of his son, Kim Pierce's secret spot and Anthony Bourdain's drinking habi ... More >>
Courthouse News has the complaint, in which Everett Clemmer is going after Zhuoye Lighter Manufacturing Co., claiming that a defect in his son William's lighter led to his death last year. From the suit, the key paragraph and cautionary tale:On or about April 10, 2008, William Clemmer was working ... More >>
On Sunday, April 19, the Dallas Farmer's Market Friends will host a roundtable discussion of the "buying local" concept and its challenges.Tassioni knows these all too well. Since 1997, he and his wife have operated a hydroponic farm (Tassione Farm) near Stephenville, growing specialty greens and he ... More >>
A familiar name shows up as one of the contributors to the March Popular Mechanics cover story -- former Observer-er Joe Pappalardo, long time no see. Joe's among four writers playing Fox Mulder this month as he goes in search of ... "The Truth Behind UFO Sightings." Not surprisingly, the search ta ... More >>
What we don't want, insists state Rep. Sid Miller, is "some Bubba flyin' around, sayin', 'Pass me the beer and the ammo!'" The District 59 rep's talking about his most recent proposal, H.B. No. 836, which calls for extending aerial hunting of feral hogs -- which currently is done only by Texas Wildl ... More >>
Quick, someone call Mulder. We have a sighting.
Turns out all your fears were correct -- if you're among those who believe George W. Bush to be deadly alien spawn or a pod person sent here to blend in and destroy the country from within the comfy confines of the Oval Office. In advance of the Mutual UFO Network Symposium in San Jose next week -- ... More >>
As least for those bootlegging the sugar-sweetened stuff out of Dublin, Texas
Glen Reynolds: Future Hip-Hop Mogul? Of all the possible local music collaborations you could dream up, a pairing of Glen Reynolds from Chomsky and Picnic from PPT would likely be the last you'd think of. And yet, here we are: “I’ve played guitar on the new PPT Denglish record and it’s incr ... More >>
Just two links today -- one of which is from NBC's Today, matter of fact. Reporter Don Teague made the trip to Stephenville for hisself, to discover whether that "something weird" in the sky was really a UFO or a "whatever." Turns out, Don Teague was in Stephenville at the time -- dunno why -- and h ... More >>
Horse slaughtering has stopped in Texas, but the horses are still dying—now in Mexico
Glen Reynolds moves out of the shadow of his former band
Drink from Eleven Hundred Springs
Plus: Still Living, Wrist Slap, We Screwed Up
Mara Lee Miller's Bosque Brown walks the fine line between darkness and light
Black mold, broken toilets and leaking ceilings can make life miserable at UTD's Waterview Park. Then there's the crime.
Plus: Breakin' the Law, New Entries in the Dallas Dictionary, El Norte TV
Plus: False Profits, Sack of Kittens, Toss My Cookies
The Domino's driver may be America's new holiday symbol
When investigators uncovered the bodies of a Dallas mother and her young son in a makeshift Oklahoma grave, FBI agent Tase Bailey swore to bring the killer to justice
Want in on the dirt floor of rodeo's marquee event? A guy in Mansfield has your ride.
He's a nice guy. He drives a pickup truck. But Victor Morales doesn't belong in the U.S. Senate.