Earlier this month, Michigan State University athletic director Mark Hollis floated the idea of playing four NCAA basketball games in Cowboys Stadium. At the same time.
The idea may not have been as far-fetched as it sounds, Hollis having previously organized a game on the aircraft carrier that too ... More >>
In 2010, Gary Stouffer was on a resupply mission in Afghanistan when the vehicle he was riding in was hit by a blast from an improvised explosive device. The explosion left the 37-year-old Marine with PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and anxiety disorders to go with the compression fractures in his nec ... More >>
Tomorrow morning, Ruthie's Rolling Café is going to roll on up to the Juanita J. Craft Recreation Center (4500 Spring Avenue) to hand out free breakfast sandwiches. The occasion is Dallas resident and SMU alums Robin Bagwell's 50th birthday.
Sounds random, right? Exactly.
"We have a Random Snac ... More >>
Last month, we wrote about a former Fairview Police officer who claimed the chief, Granver Tolliver, a fairly litigious former Dallas deputy chief of police, sexually harassed her repeatedly. In Lisa Mitchell's lawsuit, she accused him of grabbing her by the ponytail and gesticulating crudely with h ... More >>
Known: Thanksgiving is one of the best food holidays ever. So, where do the other 99 holidays we could think of rank? We're so glad you asked.
1. Day After Thanksgiving: All the food, none of the family. Plus you get Leftovers Sandwiches. Choose to deny that this is the best food holiday of all foo ... More >>
Photos by Stephen MaskerOur Stephen Masker was at City Hall today for the annual Dallas Veterans Day Parade -- an "emotional" event, Stephen reports, no surprise there. "And a proud moment too," he notes, "to see so many vets pass by, waving to the crowd. Everyone was holding American flags -- sm ... More >>
Danny FulgencioSteven PhillipsA lawsuit filed by three Dallas exonerees against their high-powered personal injury lawyer has finally come to an end after more than two testy years. The dispute was over fees charged for more than tripling state compensation for the wrongfully imprisoned.
A ... More >>
Photo by Chris HowellThis afternoon, U.S. District Judge David Godbey helped City Hall and Occupy Dallas come to a verbal agreement that protestors can not only keep camping outside City Hall, but can also use City Hall restrooms and keep their current signage -- two issues disputed in the te ... More >>
Photo by Chris HowellBelow you'll find the original agreement the city of Dallas and Occupy Dallas entered into last month after that trip to the courthouse that was all fist-bumps and high-fives. Problem is, the agreement is affixed as an exhibit to even more legal docs Occupy Dallas's attorneys ... More >>
Photo by Chris HowellIn the wake of two reports concerning the city's response to Saturday's arrest of eight Occupy Dallasites, some Friends of Unfair Park have asked: Is the city going to boot the protesters camping out behind Dallas City Hall, allowed by agreement following last month's trip to ... 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 >>
Valentine's Day means chocolate, Thanksgiving means turkey and Martin Luther King Jr. Day means somebody gets in trouble for serving fried chicken.
Last year, the Denver Public Schools issued an apology for putting "Southern-style chicken" and collard greens on its cafeteria menu under the h ... More >>
On Veterans Day we stop -- if only for a minute -- to thank all those who have served in our military and fought to provide us the freedom to do things like vote, drink beer, sleep in if we want and, of course, blog insanely and/or sharply and anonymously criticize those who blog.. ... More >>
Locally owned restaurants are typically hip to holidays. Any sort of celebration is an excuse for a scrappy restaurant to promote a thematic tie-in, as the Rangers' run for a World Series ring proved.
But on Veterans' Day, the major chains have the mom-and-pops beat. The only local restauran ... More >>
Photos by Danny FulgencioOur own Danny Fulgencio was downtown this afternoon for the Veterans Day parade. He sends back these images, with more to come in a slide show shortly. In the meantime, may I also recommend this touching tribute by good friend of the show Bill Holston that appeared in thi ... More >>
Put your money where your mouth is. Various Dallas eateries are supplying food and drink for a cause. Read on for details of this week's charitable happenings.
The place: Texas Motor Speedway/Asphalt Chef
The cause: Speedway Children's Charities and Mario Batali Foundation
Pork, gulf shrim ... More >>