For a decade now, Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen, along with their trusty band mates, have become A-Listers in the nebulously defined, increasingly lucrative world of Texas Country Music. The reason for each artist's ascendency isn't a secret. Rogers, a native of Cleburne just outside of Fort Worth, an ... More >>
In the late spring of 2011, Gilmer, Texas-raised Curtis Grimes competed in the first season of the NBC's ratings-bonanza The Voice. While the show has remained a phenomenon, Grimes, participating under the tutelage of CeeLo Green, made his mark on that trail-blazing season by showing off his smooth, ... More >>
The probate court of the Old Criminal Court Building was a little disjointed on Friday. The judge, lawyers and witnesses were all dressed in 60s garb -- skinny ties, strings of pearls, a pillbox hat or two -- while back in the gallery the standing room-only audience was snapping pictures on their sm ... More >>
In 1974, DTC premiered its best show ever. Why was it never seen again?
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 >>
For years, Julie Caramante was a leader the fight to shutter Dallas Crown, Kaufman's infamous horse slaughterhouse. Dallas Crown closed in 2007, as did the Beltex slaughterhouse in Fort Worth, but Caramante, a lifelong equine welfare advocate, has continued to keep a close eye on the horse slaughter ... 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 >>
For folks in the sandy hills northwest of Dallas, it's a devil's bargain for gas, water and jobs.
Wig out on a family friendly adaptation of John Waters' kitschy original.
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 >>
One mother's crusade to better the life of her mentally retarded son and the system that failed him
Rick Noriega -- beloved in his native Houston, yet all but unknown here -- brought his mounting battle to unseat Republican U.S. Senator John Cornyn to Dallas this morning. Standing outside City Hall, the Democrat and National Guard Lieutenant Colonel criticized Cornyn for “consistently voting aga ... More >>
Former Dallas County District Attorney Bill Hill, now in the defending bidness Not that I would pimp my former boss for my current one, but my old colleague and pal John Council at Texas Lawyer brings word that ex-Dallas County District Attorney Bill Hill has risen from the politically expired, chan ... More >>
The railroad tie plant that gave birth to tiny Somerville may now be killing the town, residents claim
Can we go back to that item below, in which we mentioned how much money Jerry Jones gave John McCain? Because in there, we kinda skipped over something that just may answer a question that's been nagging at us for days -- chiefly, just why did Gary Griffith cut that spot supporting Rudy Giuliani?
For some reason I find myself the daily recipient of e-mails from one Bobby Eberle, the Pearland resident best known for having created the Talon News Web site that employed fake journalist and real gay prostitute Jeff "Gannon" Guckert. As you may recall, Gannon was outed last year (henh) after Pres ... More >>
Right, but not quite right, Dallas County Judge Margaret Keliher is reforming county government while infuriating her Republican colleagues
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Chili cooks score one for multilateralism
Austin-based salsa orchestra marries ghetto funk with barrio spice
A band of East Texas environmentalists takes on a polluting paper plant and proves that might doesn't always make right, even in a company town
After 25 years in Dallas' restaurant jungle, Stephan Pyles has come out respected and rich. How does he stay so clean?
Dallas' favorite criminal pair offers tourists a real Texas treat
The Americanized culture of undocumented immigrants finds the doors to higher education closed
A new CD resurrects the echoes of the long-gone Big "D" Jamboree, where Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and some forgotten heroes made Saturday nights swing
Terri Hendrix proves you can't keep a girl down on the Farm
The cocktail country of the Lucky Pierres proves to be the right mix
Erotic D looks Beyond 2000
Ruth Smith set out to enshrine a Cherokee battleground and started a war of her own
A celebrity home tour of Dallas' rich, famous--and all too often tasteless--movers and fakers
Grassroots political group demands straight answers