What would music be without a beat, a rhythm or a backbone? Though they qualify as the first instruments ever created, the drums are probably the last thing most music fans can live without. And while we worship plenty of drummers in modern music, there are some Gods of Thunder who might actually de ... More >>
Leading up to our November 10 showcase, we'll be getting you familiar with some of our Dallas Observer Music Awards nominees, either via past features we've done on them, or new ones. You can vote for your favorite acts, venues and more right here. This piece originally appeared in our May 10 issue ... More >>
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Allow us to re-introduce you to the octogenarian congressman who's currently perched atop the catbird seat in the oversight hearings every fracker in America is watching with bated breath. His name is Ralph Hall. He's the chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. One of its s ... More >>
In one of America's wealthiest suburbs, an unlikely band of drilling opponents helped drive away the world's biggest energy companies. Did they save the town or ruin it?
Jealous and impotent until the bitter end, the Aggies try to flee for the SEC.
I know the Texas Rangers swept the previously mighty Boston Red Sox and we're all atwitter about the American League West division race heading into August ... September ... maybe even October? But what if baseball were governed according to, say, European football standards? You know, the top ... More >>
Photo by Michael Alan GoldbergTwo young blondes with toothy smiles and hard-core work ethics, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood, helped country expand its fan base in these years of shrinking music sales. Meanwhile, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and ... More >>
The Cowboys are counting on NFL outlaw Pacman Jones to pop the top on their sixth Super Bowl.
When Sharon Keller turned off the clock on a Death Row inmate's last-gasp appeal, she became the most vilified judge in Texas
The railroad tie plant that gave birth to tiny Somerville may now be killing the town, residents claim
Your savior arrived wearing running shoes
Already dogged by mental illness, Paul Bear ended his life after a mean-spirited outing by a small-town newspaperman
Even former Mr. America Mike Scarcella wasn't strong enough to beat the horrors of GHB addiction
Coral Eugene Watts is a serial killer. He says he'll murder again. Why can't Texas stop him?
Bells will be ringing as a new pro-marriage, anti-poverty plan takes root in Texas
In the struggle for a shrinking pot of money from asbestos litigation, the sickest victims are getting nickels and dimes while lawyers get their millions
How do we deal with the staggering number of prisoners re-entering society? Ned Rollo thinks he knows. He should. He's been there.
Inside the Beautiful Mind of John Nash lies madness and magic
Minister James Simmons says he awoke from a coma one day to find himself a gay amnesiac. Some of his Dallas parishioners aren't buying it.
Tommy Lynn Sells claims to have murdered dozens, and Texas Rangers fear he's telling the truth
A Dallas activist helps lead the charge against Dr. Laura
Like-minded "Patriots" find their own around the new Branch Davidian Church in Waco
Sayles goes to Alaska and brings with him a lot of hot air
Karl Rove has masterminded all of Bush's political victories. Now he faces his toughest challenge: convincing you that the presidential front-runner owns his own soul
Chris Flemmons is finally moving upstream with his band, the Baptist Generals
The Irving stepmother of a man linked to the shootings of abortion doctors wrestles with questions about his involvement
Her left hook is suspect, but Darla Johnson is a knockout. Ring rats at The Nuway Athletic Club think there should be more boxers just like her.
Kathy and Richard Kingsmore seemed like such nice church folk. But the Feds say their greed trumped their gospel.
Grand Prairie's Henry Clayton has proclaimed himself chief of the new 'nato Nation. Is he the head of Texas' largest Indian tribe-or an indian impostor?