It's not entirely clear why Garland ISD turned an internal investigation into its H1-B visa program over to the feds. The district's official line was that it "felt obligated" to tell the U.S. Department of Homeland Security based on the "recommendations of third-party legal counsel," which was rat ... More >>
Dallas police officer Joshua Burns is alive right now in part because he was wearing a bulletproof vest, because alleged shooter Rakeem Perkins didn't hit his head, because he was rushed to Baylor Medical Center, where trauma doctors tended the wounds on leg and shoulder. He's also alive because, w ... More >>
Sam Hurd was never destined for the Cowboys record books. An undrafted wide receiver out of Northern Illinois, he recorded a modest 45 catches and 630 yards and excelled on special teams during four seasons with the team before he was traded to the Chicago Bears in 2011. What Hurd will be better re ... More >>
This weekend, heavily armored police, SWAT teams, bomb squads, and paramedics will descend upon 20 sites in North Texas--Irving's Stipes Elementary, Tarrant County College's Northwest Campus, Baylor hospital in Dallas, and some barns in Duncanville among them--for the region's inaugural Urban Shield ... More >>
The ads left little to imagination. The young teen was invariably positioned in soft-porn poses, standing with her hands covering her otherwise naked breasts or lying on the bed in bra and panties or bending over with nearly bare buttocks to the camera. "EXTREEMLy HOTT & HigHLy ADDiCTiVE," screamed ... More >>
Last month, we told you that the Arlington Police Department submitted an application to the Federal Aviation Administration in 2012, asking to please be allowed to use the two small remote control drones they bought. The drones were purchased for a little over $200,000 from Leptron Industrial Robo ... More >>
Yesterday, Texas Secretary of State Esperanza "Hope" Andrade requested access to a federal database of immigration records as a way to ensure that voters are here legally. It's a little like putting border patrol agents at polling stations -- but without the threat of deportation, at least for now. ... More >>
Corpus Christi Congressman Blake Farenthold appeared on CNN yesterday to tell Soledad O'Brien that he disapproves of President Obama's recent executive order, which will keep the Department of Homeland Security from deporting some undocumented immigrants who were brought here as children (for now, a ... More >>
President Barack Obama announced Friday afternoon that the Department of Homeland Security will no longer attempt to deport young undocumented immigrants brought here as children, signaling a compassionate shift in an immigration policy whose hallmark was aggressive enforcement and record-shattering ... More >>
The U.S. Supreme Court and President Obama leave the undocumented and their allies no choice but to escalate civil disobedience.
Unfair Park dropped by the Democratic New Leaders Texas PAC meeting at The Kessler last night. The group is billed as a statewide network of Dems "nurturing and promoting the next generation of principled, capable Texas leaders" -- like, for example, the affable and polished state Rep. Rafael Anchia ... More >>
According to the Securities and Exchange Commission, Christopher Love Blackwell was -- and remains -- a very good salesman. He told would-be investors he had master's degrees and a PhD from a "prestigious university in Spain." He told them he was a veteran trader. He said he's worked at both Gold ... More >>
Red Oak KidAshley Burton, an Oncor spokesperson, just called with the news: "All of those lights on the Commerce Street viaduct have been repaired and turned on. I just spoke with someone who was out there to check last night, and they're energized and turned on."Me too, Ashley. After all, ... More >>
Illustration by Curt MerloMore illegals! More illegals over here, please! Ah, you'll have to excuse me. I have been away from my column for weeks with my nose in numbers for an immigration story that appears in this week's paper version of Unfair Park. I may be a little stat-blind. The Census re ... More >>
Russell Pearce and Other Illegal-Immigration Populists Rely on Misleading, Right-Wing Reports to Scapegoat Immigrants and Terrify Penny-Pinched Americans.
I called over to the Dallas County Commissioners Court a few minutes ago to get an update on clean-up efforts at the Records Building, which flooded last night following a water main break. Good thing I called too: Peggy Lundy in County Judge Jim Foster's office said she's just about to start cal ... More >>
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced yesterday that it's giving Dallas $25 million in grant money -- more than in previous years. Why the bump? Says here that's because Dallas, along with Boston and Philadelphia, has been promoted to a "Tier 1" city -- "the highest-risk tier for ter ... More >>
Danny HurleyThe B24 Liberator offering rides for Father's Day, save for one Observer photographer for whom the name proved ironic at bestSaturday afternoon, friend of the show Danny Hurley sent word that they were offering quite the Father's Day gift out at Addison Airport -- flights on a B-24 Liber ... More >>
A lawsuit filed in Austin on Wednesday has found its way to the Courthouse News Service: Miguel Salazar and Edgar Soria, both of whom live in Dallas County, and Avila Trejo, currently a resident of Denton County, are suing the Texas Department of Public Safety because it refuses to issue them a driv ... More >>
Tough rules leave restaurants looking for cooks with green cards
Long delays in processing asylum claims leave Guatemalans in a bind
Dead Rising's zombies will eat your brain--and your free time
Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez was a revolutionary candidate--as a leader, not so much
Arlington's "high-threat" status yields a big bump from Homeland Security
Federal security team gets the wrong man
Two UTA students make a wrong turn, end up jailed in Arlington
What factors make for the ideal wingman?
Just $25,000 gets you a bundle of hot Russian babes from one Dallas matchmaking firm. What more could a rich American geek ever ask for?
Buzz hacks through the past in search of the cool cats and fools of the year that was
Dallas' rooster ban gets a man thrown into the INS tank
The INS is asking the impossible of a Laotian refugee who believes he's an American