On the bulletproof compound of the formidable College Sports Cartel, no one enjoys life quite like the football bowl executive, that shadowy Good Ol' Boy who plans one football game a year in exchange for a mid-six-figure salary and fringe benefits fit for a Florida congressman. And in recent years, ... More >>
When it was first announced, all the way back in January, the Frisco Gun Club billed itself as the nation's largest indoor shooting range. Nine months later, as club prepares to open this month, it has dropped that claim, focusing instead on its luxurious VIP lounge and culinary offerings. There's ... More >>
It takes a hard case to represent council District 14.
The anticipation building in advance of the official unveiling of the Dallas Stars' new look was dulled somewhat when the logo was accidentally (or maybe on purpose) leaked on the team's smartphone app. The club did a better job with the updated jerseys, keeping those updated jerseys under wraps unt ... More >>
Um, Mr. Grant? Moment of your time? I ask only one thing. If at all possible, can you get the kid out of this? You are the justifiably proud leader of the effort that brought us our wonderful new deck park over Woodall Rodgers Freeway at the north end of downtown, named for a child whose identity ... More >>
There was absolutely nothing ordinary about the two shows The Residents put on at the Kessler this past Friday and Saturday night. Out of all the rock and roll weirdoes that have come and gone, The Residents may indeed be the oddest ducks of them all. Celebrating 40 years together, the band put on a ... More >>
On the front line of the costliest battle in the high-tech world.
Op-ed piece by Princeton professor Kevin M. Kruse in this morning's New York Times argues the real loser in this election cycle was the truth. Kruse marshals instances on both sides of the line but comes down clearly in the camp that sees Mitt Romney as the biggest fattest pants-on-fire liar ever. ... More >>
I had a private little laugh and moment of startled disbelief while my wife and I were watching Mitt Romney's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention last night. Romney described his father as having started out in life as an apprentice "lath and plaster carpenter," a term so arcane ... More >>
In any major city, musical venues come and go. Some closures are well-deserved: bad sound, weak promotions, etc. But other times, a place shutting its doors is a kick in the teeth for any local music fan. Here is my list of five long-gone musical establishments I wish were still open. Agora Ballroo ... More >>
When a teenage girl from small-town Minnesota disappeared with a man 12 years older, everyone knew where they went. So why didn't anyone look?
Some are good. Some are getting better. But only a select few are the best. When it comes to our annual Best of Dallas issue I've made it easy this year. For those of you too cheap to "buy" a paper that's absolutely free, just sit back in your boxers and click, click, click away. ... More >>
An alleged coke trafficker used this Knox-Henderson-area apartment as his stash house.If, by any chance, you spent the first few months of this year blowing lines in the bathroom of various clubs around town, there's a decent chance the source of your cocaine was Christian "Cri Cri" Ocana, wh ... More >>
Via."I think I'll be playing only bowling alleys from here on out. There's something to it. I have to admit, I had a little trepidation when the guy said, 'Oh, it's a bowling alley.' I was a little nervous."That was Bruce Springsteen on January 26, 1996, sitting on the stage of the Bronco Bowl, w ... More >>
[Editor's Note: This is the last time we'll be running Echoes and Reverberations as a regular feature here on DC9. Will we see future installments? Don't know yet. But in the meantime, a big thanks to Jeff Liles for the past 30 installments of the series. It's been fun.]Shallow Reign, performing at ... More >>
Brian Harkin/Sam MertenTennell Atkins says Tennell Atkins & Associates hasn't been operational since he took office as a council member in June 2007, but his campaign finance reports show nearly $9,000 in rent payments for an office bearing that name.With the city council campaign season heating up, ... More >>
Given any thought to how you're going to react when you encounter George W. on the streets of Dallas?
The Revolution will be televised — and plenty addictive too.
One of the city's worst neighborhoods gets better, for a profit
H-Town's favorite Dirty rapper lives the diamond life
Black mold, broken toilets and leaking ceilings can make life miserable at UTD's Waterview Park. Then there's the crime.
For a little, they get a lot
To Deep Ellum's problems, add this: an underground raging river of poop
Dallas turns rape to romance with Calatrava bridges
Another SNL vet may be the next Bill Murray. Seriously.
Mr. Ferrell comes into his glory in Old School
The Dallas producers of Michael Holigan's Your New House are accused of looting the show
Are any kitchen gadgets worthwhile?
Who's to blame for the fake-drug scandal rocking Dallas police? Virtually everyone.
The sun will explode in 5 billion years, and robots are humanity's best hope to escape. Three guys are working on a plan. In a garage. In Heath, Texas.
Chicks dig the roundball, but for some reason fans don't care
Yokohama has sushi down cold
Less than two years after Billie Bob Harrell Jr. took the $31 million lottery jackpot, he took his own life
Dallas Constable Aurelio Castillo claims the criminal charges against him are a political conspiracy. His opponents say he's just a doofus.
An FBI probe and an adverse court ruling may force a Dallas anti-poverty agency to close its doors
U2 takes over the world--and turns it into a commercial
Arena process stirs one woman to get involved
In JP Jones' court, you can be found guilty without even being charged