After Tweeting his way into infamy, former pitcher and sports-talker Mike Bacsik is getting a second chance. Does he deserve one?
Arlington is celebrating this morning. After decades as the largest U.S. municipality without mass transit, the city now has a bus service. So park your Ford Excursion and prepare to retire your warmed-over gibes about Arlington as the ultimate suburban wasteland. All done? OK, now bring them back ... More >>
In 1974, DTC premiered its best show ever. Why was it never seen again?
At this point, you've probably heard just about enough about petitions, particularly the one lobbying the White House to let Texas "peacefully secede" from the United States . It's got over 100,000 signatures at this point, our managing editor Patrick Williams thinks the whole thing is deeply, pants ... More >>
Dallas Observer Music Awards Saturday, November 10, in Deep Ellum, $10 The 2012 Dallas Observer Music Awards are here! We're inviting you to come party with us at our 24th annual local-music showcase, which celebrates the North Texas music community and its various contributions this past year. More ... More >>
Rich, white, North Dallas businessmen are plotting to take over Dallas' schools. Maybe this time it'll work.
Students, faculty and community members marched together today through the University of Texas at Arlington campus, demanding justice for Trayvon Martin's death and the arrest of his killer, 28-year-old George Zimmerman. Hundreds attended the rally organized by the UT-Arlington NAACP chapter, inclu ... More >>
A Friend of Unfair Park wondered Saturday afternoon: Is the "unknown teen" named Robert Patterson heard singing "Tell Me How" and "Dear Debbie" on this purchased-this-morning Future Records single none other than the Bobby Patterson? Why, yes, yes it is; just listen to that voice. Said Bobby when ... More >>
University of Texas at Arlington LibraryMain and Akard, circa 1953The city council's Transportation and Environment Committee meeting just wrapped, with Assistant City Manager A.C. Gonzalez updating the council on the status of streetcars. Read all about it. But in the middle of Gonzalez's presen ... More >>
Dallas County District AttorneyClaude Simmons is one of two men being exonerated for a 1997 murder he did not commit.Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins's office sends word this morning that two men convicted of murder in October 1997 -- 54-year-old Claude Alvin Simmons Jr. and 39-year- ... More >>
Miss Texas 2008, Rebecca RobinsonYesterday, Miss Texas and Miss Teen Texas announced they were relocating from Fort Worth, where they've been for the past 46 years, to Arlington in an overt attempt to pump life into a dying tradition pageant officials insist is as American as apple pie. Jean Magnes ... More >>
There's only one thing tougher than running for Dallas County sheriff—getting people to care
Even Buzz finds something to smile about in 2006
Did the Latino vote push Democrats over the top?
Inside the Terry Hornbuckle case
It's overpriced, it's gaudy and we have to put it on a credit card. Yep, that Calatrava bridge says Dallas all over.
Pocket Sandwich Theatre stirs up a boo-ha-ha with It's a Scream!
An ex-fire chief's lawsuit touches on touchy problems at the fire house
Is a serial killer stalking gays in the Dallas area?
Stuart Sikes has worked on albums by The White Stripes and Loretta Lynn. His next project? Dallas.
After two decades, the West End is a pale shadow of its former self. Will it rise again?
Hope springs eternal on Second Avenue, but real change comes slowly
Plano runs breast cancer out of town
Ron Davis' wife disappeared 13 months ago. So why isn't he telling police everything they want to know?
Dallas judges struggle to find a fair way to appoint lawyers for the poor
Who are the best bartenders in Dallas?
When Lancaster's school superintendent ordered a lenient sentence for two white kids caught with shotguns, black parents said it was one more example of the suburb's bigotry
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?
11th Street Theater Project revives a Pulitzer play with mixed results
April 16 - 22, 1998
A Denton shrink plumbs the murky psyches of self-destructive rock artists and concludes they don't have to die young, drunk, and depressed
Some sticky PR won't hold Slow Roosevelt back
Bobby Patterson, Dallas' great unsung soul singer, gets his Second chance
Garvin McCain claims he can tell you when it's safe to go outside
UTA's deposed Ryan Amacher pulls his golden ripcord
What City Hall isn't willing to hear about the new arena
Ryan Amacher says he's leading the University of Texas at Arlington into a glorious future. But his critics fear his passion for pomp and party will run it into the ground.