Ronnie Sterling isn't your typical high school assistant principal. He's also a guitarist in Protest, a local band known for its "unrelenting, no bullshit metal onslaught on stage." It often comes as shock to students when they find out he plays in a metal band. "Wow, there's no way," they say. Afte ... More >>
After Tweeting his way into infamy, former pitcher and sports-talker Mike Bacsik is getting a second chance. Does he deserve one?
Well people, this is not a drill. We are in a full-fledged government shutdown, for the first time in 17 years. Have you noticed how people keep saying that like 17 years is a really long time? Seventeen-year-old people were born in 1996. Think about that, lamestream media. We were doing the Macaren ... More >>
Last we heard from Craig James, he was groveling for cash to pay off the debt racked up during his ill-conceived U.S. Senate campaign and denying that he killed five hookers. That was more than a year ago. Then, on Friday, Fox Sports Southwest reminded the world of James' existence by announcing th ... More >>
Dallas is home to one of the richest religious music scenes in the country. Over the summer, we'll be attending services, both big and small, of many denominations, as well talking to musicians, directors and pastors. At 11 a.m. on Sunday, casually dressed musicians took the stage for Highland Park ... More >>
Earlier this week, Texas country singer-songwriter Josh Abbott wasn't feeling as well as he wanted to be during an interview. To be fair, the Texas Tech graduate-turned-festival headliner underwent a root canal the day before we spoke, a pain that many other artists would gladly accept before being ... More >>
The return of terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad rain made Saturday a muddy but fun mess. Thankfully, the downpours didn't dampen the spirits of the crowd on day two of ACL, but it did seem to thin out the herds. Aside from remembering how to walk in inches-deep goop like we did back at the Dillo ... More >>
Mike Rials is graduating from the University of Texas at Dallas, where he was not only a psychology student but also a participant in a PTSD study testing the effectiveness of a new treatment combination. The three-year study at the Center for BrainHealth is financed by a $3 million grant from the ... More >>
Dallas native John Kleifgen took his first job at a restaurant as a teenager because a gig carrying mulch at Calloway's didn't provide much entertainment. So, when a friend told him about a kitchen job for the Lakewood Country Club, he weighed his options and wisely chose a country club scene instea ... More >>
Our 23rd annual Dallas Observer Music Awards showcase a scene ready for the spotlight.
Call it the Pat 12. As in, no thanks to expansion, we'll stand. As in, the Big 12 -- all but buried by a lot of us dorks -- remains alive, like the muddy, bony, cob-webbed hand reaching up from the grave to snatch onto life. Again. Because it couldn't get assurances from Texas about a ... More >>
The Lubbock lawyer teamed up with Innocent Project lawyer Jeff Blackburn to see the state compensation for exonerees raised. Now both men are under fire from their clients.
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 >>
ViaSeveral Friends of Unfair Park also found this photo taken around the same time in 1953.End of the day Friday I posted that photo of the enormous Santa Claus sitting atop Porter Chevrolet, taken some time in December 1953 and for sale, for one more day, on eBay. It was, I thought at the time, ... More >>
KISS, Daughtry, Pat Green, Drowning Pool, The Academy Is..., The Envy, RevengeancePizza Hut ParkSaturday, September 18, 2010(Way) better than: getting drunk and watching KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park. Roger Caldwell"How 'bout a little Kiss?"It was the same old KISS that showed up on Saturday ... More >>
R.I.P, Big 12? Certainly looks so, as the Pac 10 over the weekend empowered commissioner Larry Scott to proceed with plans for expansion. In other words, let the raiding of the Big 12 Conference commence. Last week, news surfaced of the Pac 10's plans, which center on adding Texas, Texas A&a ... More >>
How radio show host Howard Garrett pushed Dallas to the center of the organic gardening movement through passion, principle and molasses
Venturing into the Dallas jungle in search of the elusive $30,000 millionaire: Is he myth or fact?
A popular coach is pushed out of the Catholic sports league
Disturbing news updates set aside, friends of slain Sorta multi-instrumentalist and singer Carter Albrecht gathered at the Barley House last night. After waiting out the ruckus-raising revelers from the SMU-Texas Tech game, a crowd of mourners grew steadily from 8:30 p.m. on, in spite of the glaring ... More >>
Marques Haynes should be wealthy and celebrated. He was always content just to be the best.
Bin 555 is good for grownups too
Quincy Carter's fall from America's Team to Shreveport sideshow
In Texas, shoot as many feral pigs as you like. Just don't let your dog bite them.
The first rule about Evander Holyfield's age is that you do not talk about Evander Holyfield's age
After three years of Tuna, it's time for a Leach
Being sick in Dallas County's troubled jail can be a death sentence
Plus: Unripe Banana Case
No one knows who murdered Brent Gutheinz. Thanks to a sloppy investigation, it's likely no one ever will.
In this corner, pro football finds a hidden gem
Politics and mismanagement closed the books on the city's anti-gang program, but try telling this South Dallas fixture the problem's solved
Pounded by state regulators and rabbit-punched by promoters, the gladiators at Fighter's House struggle for legitimacy
Buzz hacks through the past in search of the cool cats and fools of the year that was
Jim Marrs believes that Kennedy was murdered as part of a vast conspiracy, that aliens vist us regularly, and that the Trialateral Commission controls our governement. So, what if he's right?
Even without her startling moniker, artist Merry Fuhrer's work deserves a second look
While Dallas fools around with the Olympics, the Cotton Bowl crumbles
In the Legislature this year, lawmakers may find that it's better to give than receive
Elected by no one, John Scovell and a clique of Dallas business leaders brought you DISD's most infamous cast of characters: Yvonne Gonzalez, Dan Peavy, Bill Keever, and Sandy Kress. Thanks a lot.
The cast makes Lyric Stage's Carnival more than fair
Kitchen Dog's Miss Julie examines the doomed affair of a mistress and manservant
Local CD for kids' charity backs into trouble over rape song