After his father died in a nursing home operated by Healthsouth Corp., Howard Wright sued the company for medical malpractice and in January 2011 agreed to a $225,000 settlement. A good chunk of that, 36 percent, went to his lawyer, Tom Corea, and another $20,000 went to pay off a pair of liens, but ... More >>
There was a time when you couldn't turn on daytime TV without being bombarded with dire, low-budget ads advising anyone who'd stepped near a pharmacy between 1999 and 2004 to talk to contact an attorney immediately about Vioxx. The anti-inflammatory drug was linked to tens of thousands of cases of h ... More >>
At Friday's Democratic primary run-off debate between Domingo Garcia and Marc Veasey for the 33rd wasn't quite as bitchy as we had hoped, in that Garcia didn't refer to his opponent, a grown-ass black man, as a "boy" this time, which is positive, right?
At the beginning, hell, we even thought this ... More >>
Kerry Max Cook, a former Texas death row inmate who was released in 1999, resumed his quest to be declared innocent when he filed motions in Smith County District Court at the end of February. Tuesday, the criminal justice blog Grits for Breakfast published a letter by Cook in which he vented his in ... More >>
If I were a male cowboy-boot-wearing Republican in Texas, I might feel pretty chapped right now by all the attention paid over the last week to the Virginia ultrasound bill. Talk about some limp legislation.
Yesterday those wimps in Virginia voted up a pared-down version that will allow women under ... More >>
Lubbock personal injury attorney Kevin Glasheen, who represented a number of Dallas exonerees and successfully lobbied the state legislature to more than triple the amount paid for each year spent wrongfully imprisoned, was found innocent Thursday of professional misconduct charges brought by the St ... More >>
Roger Emrich: New 'Boys VoiceWhile the Cowboys cut familiar faces in an attempt to reshape their team on the field, the organization has also decided to give its stadium an audio makeover.
Out as Cowboys Stadium public address announcer is Jody Dean, to be replaced by local award-wi ... More >>
AnonymousThis has been making the rounds. Can't imagine why its creator isn't looking for credit.Dallas County Republican Party chair Jonathan Neerman says today's 3:30 p.m. meeting of the Election Commission -- the first such gathering in more than two decades -- should be relocated to the c ... More >>
Photos by Marion Butts/Courtesy Texas/Dallas History & Archives DivisionFrom October 22, 1960: "Protesters, including Dallas ministers Rev. E.W. Thomas and Rev. H. Rhett James, in front of H.L. Green's fighting for integrated lunch counters."If you have a few hours to spare, allow me to direc ... More >>
The newest McDonald's opened today in the West End in a fury of scampering commuters, El Centro students seeking to get amped up on coffee before class and Eddie Garza whose Dallas Mercy for Animals staged a protest.Remember Eddie Garza: He wrote the Vegan Guy for City of Ate. Being a vegan and ... More >>
Chicken-fried bacon or fried imitation cheese...hmm, which to choose, which to choose?Figuring omnivores shouldn't have all the greasy fun, DallasVegan.com is hosting its own fried food contest at The Phoenix Project, 406 S. Haskell Ave.
"I would expect some of the same, off-the-wall type of ... More >>
In 1998, SMU Press republished Warren Leslie's invaluable history of Dallas that originally hit shelves in 1964One question that went unanswered in the story about SMU's decision to shutter, at least for now, the 73-year-old SMU Press is: How many books will be dumped in the wake? That answer can ... More >>