For almost two years now, like an angry minnow nibbling at a whale, a coalition of labor groups operating as OURWalmart has been organizing nationwide protests against the retail giant, complaining of low wages, terrible benefits and the company's general hostility toward organized labor. It start ... More >>
By most measures, the Stone Bridge at Bear Creek in Euless is a typical mid-priced suburban apartment complex. There's covered parking and a couple of swimming pools. What little green space there is is well-manicured. The building facades are done in a bland but tasteful red brick. To spot the dif ... More >>
Richard Railey is definitely not an idiotic, racist troll. Nope, he's just your average 56-year-old community college student, pursuing an associates degree in IT security while trying to form a White Student Union at Tarrant County College. Burnt Orange Report wrote about Railey's quest this morni ... More >>
The budget ax brought down by the state legislature in 2011 gouged a huge chunk from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, which lost more than a fifth of its funding. The result was layoffs and a reduction in staffing and hours of operation at a number of state parks. The initial spending propo ... More >>
The only halfway house in Dallas County occupies the cabana area of the luxury hotel-turned-county lockup on Stemmons Freeway. At any given time, the Bill Decker Detention Center houses 225 former Texas Department of Criminal Justice inmates, all sex offenders, trying to make the transition back to ... More >>
Back in November, Hurst 17-year-old Andrew Rodriguez was being arrested by Officer M. Jimenez on an outstanding trespassing warrant. Rodriguez was lying on the ground with his hands behind his back when another officer, Disraeli Arnold, decided to assist with the arrest. Arnold did that by taking a ... More >>
Last time we checked in with Steven Lawayne Nelson, the scent of flame retardant and his screams were carried into the courtroom shortly after the jury handed him a death sentence. In October, the 25-year-old convicted killer of a beloved, young Arlington preacher -- and suspect in the murder of a m ... More >>
Tarrant County jailers are breathing a collective sigh of relief: Ladies and gentlemen, Steven Lawayne Nelson has left the building. Convicted and sentenced to death for suffocating a 28-year-old Arlington preacher and suspected in the killing of a fellow inmate, Nelson's new home is the Polunsky Un ... More >>
Chuck's Car Wash has long been a fixture on the Morning News' 10 Drops in the Bucket campaign, the compilation of the eye-soreiest eye sores in southern Dallas that Tod Robberson drives past and tsk-tsks at. Chuck's, which sits near the corner of Sunnyvale and Ledbetter, does seem to be a particula ... More >>
The list of projects in Dallas that could, maybe, get a chunk of the paltry $7.6-million in Low Income Housing Tax Credits allotted for the Dallas-Denton-Collin-Grayson-Tarrant County region was whittled down to four a while back, and city staff told the City Council's Housing Committee today how th ... More >>
No date has yet been announced -- just a "Coming Soon!" promise -- for the stateside release of the new Rolling Stones concert film, The Rolling Stones: Some Girls -- Live in Texas. But, starting early next month, the United Kingdom and Ireland (followed shortly by Denmark, South Africa, Cro ... More >>
Photo by Sam MertenTwo weeks back it came to light that the current owners of the Texas Rangers were feuding with the former owner of the Texas Rangers over some 12,000 parking spots around the Ballpark in Arlington. To recap, quickly: Ray Davis and Bob Simpson's Rangers Baseball Express, LLC too ... More >>
We're putting it out there: Fuzzy's is the New Starbucks. The Fort Worth-based juggernaut is set to open its 32nd store in four states in late summer -- in The Shops at Mockingbird at Mockingbird Lane and Lemmon Avenue. That would make it the second location on Mockingbird. An outpost opened ... More >>
Welcome back to City Hall, where the council's settling back into their seats in the briefing room after a much-needed break for lunch. Word was that the council was going to treat us to its gas drilling update in the morning -- but after taking an extra-long executive session to work out just who' ... More >>
Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionAs The Musers might say, count the red flags in this story: U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced that on Tuesday, it stopped two 22-year-old Japanese citizens at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport who were on their way from Jamaica to ... More >>
On the other side you'll find the 11-page complaint filed yesterday in Dallas federal court titled STEVE SIMMS and MIKE DOLABI, individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated, vs. JERRAL "JERRY" WAYNE JONES, NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE, DALLAS COWBOYS FOOTBALL CLUB, LTD., JWJ CORPORATIO ... More >>
Inside the coffin of Lee Harvey OswaldRemember when that L.A. auction house auctioned off the pine box in which Lee Harvey Oswald was buried on November 25, 1963, at the Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel & Cemetery in Fort Worth? Man, seems like only six weeks ago. Since then, of course, the c ... More >>
One of Sports Pickle's best photos of 2010It's been a fun two weeks, sports fans. Richie's back on Monday, but before I give him back his blog, here are some week-end thoughts before I go. *Sunday's Cowboys-Eagles game looks like it might be the first NFL start for Stephen McGee as Jon Kitna ... More >>
Patrick MichelsJerry Jones charges the stage for the Cowboys Stadium ribbon-cutting on May 27, 2009.Back in February there was that story about Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys suing some 10 bidnesses for failing to pay the rent on their sweet suites at Cowboys Stadium. Total rent owed back the ... More >>
Texas Attorney General Greg AbbottOnce again, the Texas Rangers Baseball Partners Information Site provides us with a wealth of morning must-reads -- chief among them, the 12-page objection filed yesterday in Fort Worth bankruptcy court by the Texas Attorney General's Office and the Texas Comptro ... More >>
Ruth Goldway, chair of the Postal Regulatory Commission, opened today's meeting deep in the bowels of Dallas City Hall thusly: "We're hoping to get as much input as we can, from a wide cross-section" of people who care (or don't) about their Saturday delivery. The commission held its first he ... More >>
Saw Blue October Friday night at House of Blues. Good. But not the best I've seen them. That would've been the show back in the summer of 2004 at the Lakewood Theater when lead singer Justin Furstenfeld - bum knee and crutches be damned - was as passionate as any singer I've ever seen. Got m ... More >>
As folks go to the polls to vote yea or nay on Propositions 1 and 2, we thought it might be instructional to ask folks who might not necessarily deposit comments on blogs how much they know -- and care -- about the issues on the ballot. This week, Patrick Michels and Megan Feldman trolled the West E ... More >>
The latest non-development in Russ Martin's assault case in Tarrant County is actually a development. After a couple of time-wasting, docket-management appearances in Fort Worth over the last three months, Martin showed up again this morning and got the word: His trial date ... More >>
From the INRIX National Traffic Scorecard 2008 Annual Report, a look at DFW's traffic hot spotsThe INRIX National Traffic Scorecard 2008 Annual Report is out today, and Dallas-Fort Worth is up one spot from last year's list: We're now No. 4 on the most-congested list, behind only Los Angeles, New Yo ... More >>
Wait, you can teach kids without boring them? Since when?
Plus: Off the List, Maybe
Bikers saddle up with Christmas spirit
They get elected with stolen votes, and then they start divvying up the goodies
Admit it. You were worried about the Stars. And now you're not.
Did the isolated, unhappy life of an Arlington family of Jehovah's Witnesses breed false charges of sexual abuse? Absolutely, says a family member who never got a chance to tell her side of the story.
Why so much coverage of kids in the newspapers? Because women--and advertisers-- like it that way.
They the people; Free stuff
True-crime author Barbara Davis fought hard to redeem Darlie Routier's reputation. Now she's caught in her own bizarre web of death, drugs, and family hatreds.
Bounty-club founder rests on fame and fortune while waiting for someone to pull the trigger
Buckle your seat belts, Dallas: NASCAR is coming