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  • Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    Breast Cancer Rates Are Higher In Flower Mound, but Officials Have No Idea Why

    A state study released yesterday found that from 2002 to 2011, the female breast cancer rate for Flower Mound residents was significantly higher than surrounding areas.Even better? Officials have no idea why. Last April, after allegations of a faulty previous study, the Department of State Health ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    How the Government Shutdown Is Messing Up Texas

    To the political novice, a federal government shutdown sounds like an excuse to get crazy. Anarchy in the streets! Do more than the usual drugs in Deep Ellum! Operate a bandit taxi service from the same 1993 minivan you use to transport DISD students to school! But that's not how it really works. In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    UTA Survey of Barnett Shale Water Wells Finds Contaminant Levels Highest Near Fracking

    The question Dr. Kevin Schug set out to answer was refreshingly simple: Does drilling activity in the Barnett Shale contribute to groundwater contamination? There is no shortage of assurances of safety from industry, or claims of mysterious illness from aggrieved landowners and environmental types. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    How Music (and Johnny Football) Bring UT and A&M Fans Together

    Say it ain't so— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) February 2, 2013 For decades, music has been used to enforce the rivalry between the University of Texas and Texas A&M. On Saturdays in the fall, Longhorn fans proudly sing, "Give 'em hell, give 'em hell, make 'em ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Texas' Printable Gun Guys Actually Printed -- and Fired -- a Gun

    When Cody Wilson, a libertarian-minded University of Texas law student, first announced plans to fabricate a gun using a 3-D printer in hopes of radically democratizing access to firearms, it seemed a bit like tilting at windmills, especially after the printer he was using was seized. But Wilson fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    University of Texas Scientists Plead with Lawmakers to Please Kill Intelligent Design Bill

    State Representative Bill Zedler's legislative career can be summed up as a quixotic attempt to foist his puritanical worldview onto the state's 26 million residents. Backdoor abortion bans, stripper licensing, Sharia law bans, making life unnecessarily difficult for gay college kids. Whatever your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    Meet Texas' Six Newest Billionaires

    Yesterday, Forbes released the billionaires list, its annual parade of the ridiculously, absurdly super-rich. This year, the list stretches to some 1,426 names worth a combined $5.4 trillion. Texas claims a small if significant portion of that, counting 50 billionaires among its 26 million resident ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    The Museum Tower-Nasher Debacle is Getting Uglier By the Minute [Updated]

    The Morning News has obtained an email from Dallas attorney Tom Luce, in which he tenders his resignation as the facilitator in the endless dispute between the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System. The email, sent to pension system administrator Richard Tettamant, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Hey Dallas: We Thought You Should Know That There's Flame Retardant in Your Food

    In case the threat of diabetes, heart disease, morbid obesity and an early (and very large) grave isn't enough to make you eat healthier, maybe this will help: Fatty foods are also high in flame retardants. A research team led by Dr. Arnold Schecter of the University of Texas School of Public Healt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Missing Esme: Making Sense of Loss in the New Year

    I was having a hard time figuring out what this column would be about this week. Resolutions? Hot new bands? The fact that three East Dallas liquor stores sold out of Ciroc? All my ideas were falling with a thud. And then, on New Year's Day, my heart did too. In the early morning hours of January 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    For Sale: R.C. Hickman's Photo of a Late, Great South Dallas Gathering Place's Neon Welcome

    Photo by R.C. Hickman​Way back in July I stumbled across a cache of R.C. Hickman photos being sold on eBay. Some are long gone; I wound up with one, which, according to the Fort Worth-based seller, came from the legendary Dallas Star Post photographer's personal collection. Four months on many rem ... More >>

  • News

    September 15, 2011

    Sucking Up Water and Sand in the Quest for Natural Gas

    For folks in the sandy hills northwest of Dallas, it's a devil's bargain for gas, water and jobs.

  • News

    September 1, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    A Video Round-Up Starring That "Good-Lookin' Rascal" From Texas A&M, Rick Perry

    ​The New York Times just posted one in a series of national-press pieces since Saturday questioning Rick Perry's role in the so-called Texas Miracle. Read it or don't; your call. But the photo with the story -- Perry watching himself play football for A&M courtesy Electronic Arts, which is exp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    The "Pallet Wars" Rage On with Butter the Battlefield

    ​The recent announcement that scientists found flame retardant in butter sold at Dallas groceries has fed a firestorm in the pallet industry. A plastic pallet manufacturer this week filed a lawsuit against the U.S. National Wooden Pallet and Container Association (NWPCA), accusing the trade g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Pulling Up Few More Main Street Garden -- and Downtown Dallas Park -- Details

    The Lily Pad cafe and the light-sculpture canopies, part of the Main Street Garden scheduled to open next month​More than a few Friends of Unfair Park have asked privately and in the comments of yesterday's Main Street Garden sneak peek how the city expects to deal with the homeless. So happens, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    All My Excess Lives in Texas

    Fingers crossed, WE will duplicate this joy tonight. Right?So I'm watching the Channel 8 news Monday night at 6:29 and after a sparkling fill-in sportscast by Ted Madden he alerts viewers that: " ... in the game, Texas already trails, 1-0." To which anchor Gloria Campos valiantly responds, "A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Good Friday: B.B. King, Kate Voegele, Max Stalling, Robert Gomez, Bosque Brown, Slaid Cleaves, John Cowan Band, Mad Mexicans, Alpha Rev, The Campaign, Brandi Carlile

    Not exactly a ton of big names swinging through our area this weekend, but it's a decent mix of local and out of town talent who will ply their craft this last weekend in May. First the shows we've already clued you to in print or via the blog: Tonight's one-man band meltdown with Bob Log III, W ... More >>

  • Music

    February 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Former Mayoral Candidate Jennifer Gale, Dead at 44, Had Big Plans for '09

    As you've no doubt heard, Jennifer Gale -- who ran for mayor of Dallas only last year -- was found dead today in Austin, where Gale was yet again planning on running for mayor of that city. The 44-year-old was discovered early this morning outside the First English Lutheran Church on Whitis Avenue, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    A New Web Exhibition Celebrates the Dallas Built by Herbert Miller Greene

    Courtesy the Alexander Architectural Archive, University of Texas Libraries Herbert Miller Greene Directly across from Unfair Park HQ sits the original Parkland Hospital, now home to Crow Holdings after an extensive redo that modernized the building without desecrating it; Herbert Miller Greene, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2008

    Cowboys Trade For the Other Roy Williams

    Another troubled player headed our way? Perfect. Going: Pacman Jones. Coming: Roy Williams. Not that one. The good one. The Cowboys have acquired the Detroit Lions' and former University of Texas receiver and Detroit's seventh-round draft choice in 2009, in exchange for their first, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2007
  • Music

    March 29, 2007

    Chairmen of the Board

    Erik Wofford and John Congleton on the art of production

  • Film

    March 15, 2007

    The Whole Truth and Everything But

    At South by Southwest, there's a lot of light shown in the dark

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2006

    Strong Arm? We Shall See.

    The Rangers want this man on their team next year. So do half a dozen other MLB teams. So, bye-bye, Daisuke. It woulda been swell. Some random sports notes before Richie wakes up: The Newberg Report's Mike Hindman sends word this a.m. that "the Seibu Lions will hold a board of directors meeting on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2006

    Gary Griffith Opens the Books. Has To, Really.

    Why is this man smiling (he is smiling, isn't he)? Because he's already got $103,000 to spend on running for mayor, and the race is still almost a year away. Just got back from City Hall, where I snagged copies of Gary Griffith and Laura Miller's campaign finance reports, which are due to the city's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2006

    John Slate is No Slacker

    There's a piece in (or is that on?) Salon today about the 15th anniversary of the most overrated indie movie of the 1990s, Richard Linklater's Slacker. Now, it's been years since I've seen it, and maybe I'll soften toward it if you feel like giving me your copy of the Criterion Collection DVD when y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2006

    A Taxing Sports Equation

    Really, by the time you get to the end of this, you'll feel much better about the Dallas Mavericks' loss last night. Really. If nothing else, you will be so confused you'll forget there even was a basketball game last night. But try. I is not very good at the maths, so I can't say for sure whether t ... More >>

  • News

    April 13, 2006

    Heaven Help Us

    When watching sports, is God a passive observer or a meddler?

  • News

    February 16, 2006

    Boomer Sooner Bonanza

    North Texas is a fertile hunting ground for OU recruiters

  • Film

    January 12, 2006

    Bet on Black

    Glory Road relives the season college hoops smashed the color barrier

  • News

    May 20, 2004

    Draft Dodger No More

    High school basketball stud LaMarcus Aldridge shuns college to enterNBA draft

  • Calendar

    May 6, 2004
  • Music

    May 6, 2004
  • News

    September 26, 2002

    CSI: Cedar Hill

    Two Dallas suburbanites put art and science to work unraveling the mysteries of the dead

  • Culture

    June 6, 2002

    Life of a Salesman

    Jacob Kupersztoch struggles to get Mexican art the recognition it deserves

  • Film

    January 24, 2002

    Count Down

    In this Monte Cristo, revenge is a dish best served reheated

  • Culture

    December 13, 2001

    Canon Fodder

    The DMA's Mexican folk art exhibit is all about political correctness

  • News

    September 6, 2001

    White Boys and Booze

    Forget Hispanics and tequila. What we're really worried about are those darn homosocials.

  • News

    July 19, 2001

    Courtly Language

    Dallas lawyer Bryan Garner cuts through the muck of legal prose

  • Dining

    May 31, 2001

    Tippling Tips

    Can you please solve all our alcohol-related mysteries?

  • Music

    October 26, 2000

    Sandy Knox

    Pushin' 40, Never Married, No Kids (American Originals)

  • News

    August 3, 2000

    The brat beat

    Why so much coverage of kids in the newspapers? Because women--and advertisers-- like it that way.

  • Film

    May 18, 2000

    Mud pie

    Do yourself a favor and stay home during this Road Trip

  • News

    February 4, 1999

    Slicing the pie

    Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison switches to the side of the angels in Texas' tobacco battle

  • News

    December 17, 1998

    Down-home Drudge

    Harvey Kronberg, the Avis of Austin political reporters, tries harder with Web gossip

  • Film

    August 28, 1997

    Time to kill

    McConaughey and Zellweger take a Chainsaw to their careers

  • Music

    November 14, 1996

    The Agnelli and Finch conspiracy

    The temporary addition of former Washington Square makes for a Brave New Combo

  • News

    February 1, 1996

    Blue-collar blue bloods

    Phil Gramm and the R's cozy up to the average working guy

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