In this week's Dallas Observer we profile 20 of the metro area's most interesting characters, with new portraits of each from local photographer Can Turkyilmaz. See the entire Dallas Observer People Issue here. After Michelle Obama visited Dallas' public schools in 2012, Dora Rivas, the district's ... More >>
In this week's Dallas Observer we profile 30 of the metro area's most interesting characters, with new portraits of each from local photographer Stanton Stephens. See the entire Dallas Observer People Issue here. Dutiful young men whipped through Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck, the rotating restaura ... More >>
If you need a new benchmark to measure just how broke you are, try "asset poverty." Asset-poor households would be unable to survive for three months at the federal poverty level if some crisis caused them to lose their source of income. As Robert mentioned earlier, asset poverty is the subject of ... More >>
Early this morning, volunteers started streaming into Fair Park to prep for Central Market's Feast of Sharing, an annual event to help people in need. The grocery store has sponsored the Dallas version of this event for the the last five years. By 1 p.m., a line had formed both inside and out ... More >>
Genius.Speaking of learnin' stuff ...At last week's Dallas ISD board meeting, district spokesman Jon Dahlander told the trustees that so far, a few hundred folks had signed up to read to kiddos on Friday, when the district's hoping to round up 1,111 volunteers for its so-called "community-wide ce ... More >>
Juan PatinoJohn OatesI just spent way too much time scouring the Internet for a clip of the classic 1999 Saturday Night Live send-up of Behind The Music where Chris Kattan, playing John Oates, riffs on the fact that, yes, it was very much his idea to add in the handclap parts to Hall & Oates' ... More >>
A pro-porn column in the News doesn't get a rise out anyone.
We're putting it out there: Fuzzy's is the New Starbucks. The Fort Worth-based juggernaut is set to open its 32nd store in four states in late summer -- in The Shops at Mockingbird at Mockingbird Lane and Lemmon Avenue. That would make it the second location on Mockingbird. An outpost opened ... More >>
Been trying to reach council member Jerry Allen ever since yesterday; no luck so far. But we know where he'll be at 3 today: in the Flag Room at Dallas City Hall, standing beside Dr. Frederick Haynes and Rev. Gerald Britt at an anti-payday lender press conference on behalf of the Anti-Poverty Coa ... More >>
Eating a taco helps fight your hunger. It also helps fight your neighbor's hunger. Well, at least that will be true next week. From November 14-18, The United Way of Tarrant County and a class of 23 seniors at Texas Christian University's Neeley School of Business in Fort Worth are partnering to ... More >>
I was glancing at the Dallas Independent School District board of trustees' meeting agenda for Thursday when I espied this intriguing item: Acceptance of Donation from United Way of Metropolitan Dallas in the Amount of $1,005,000 to Support Destination: Graduation. Seems awfully generous, which is w ... More >>
DISD school board trustee Carla Ranger Fifteen minutes before it was scheduled to begin this morning, Dallas Independent School Board trustee Carla Ranger posted this notice to her Web site: Dallas ISD, community leaders and businesses will launch a massive effort to help hundreds of teachers and ot ... More >>
Housing Secretary Alphonso Jackson U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department Secretary Alphonso Jackson's in town today -- which is swell, because we all remember what happened when he spoke in Dallas in April '06, right? At 2 p.m. he'll be at the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas on N. Lamar St ... More >>
This is a rendering of the entrance to CityWalk@Akard, the Central Dallas Ministries' low-income downtown housing project. Everything you need to know about the Central Dallas Community Development Corporation you can find right here. Long story short: It's the 8-year-old 501(c)(3) non-profit corpo ... More >>
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Can a non-9/11 benefit album make any noise?
Bare breasts, a bowl of red, and bad blood among the chili brethren in the Big Bend. Texas doesn't get any better.
Texas Jewish Post Publisher Jimmy Wisch says he's being run out of town by leaders of the community he has served for 54 years. They say he's overstayed his welcome.
Until his overthrow, Bill Price led the Texas anti-abortion movement for 17 years. Was it politics, ego, or something worse that did him in?
She hasn't got money or connections. But straight-shooting Linda Terrell is helping dying grownups live their dreams.