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  • Music

    April 17, 2014
  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    Brad Paisley's Twitter Follows Me, So His Fans are Pissed

    It all started with one tweet. Nice! Not even MY "entire"family are big fans. A few are like,"meh"RT @paginaskinner:seeing you in concert Sat.My entire family are big fans— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) July 25, 2013 As I was performing my usual pre-concert routine of list ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Why the District Attorney's Arson Case Against Sonia Cacy Remains Weak

    In the this week's cover story, we examined the case of Sonia Cacy, the Fort Stockton woman convicted in 1993 of setting her uncle ablaze with gasoline. In the years since, the evidence against her hasn't withstood scrutiny. Cacy was paroled six years into a 99-year sentence based on expert testimo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    The Top Ten Douchiest Drummers of All Time

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    Jason Molina, RIP: We Have Lost One of the Great Songwriters

    Jason Molina of Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Company died after years of alcohol addiction at the age of 39 on Saturday, March 16, 2013. He was born in a factory town in Ohio. Industry was in his blood; it was in his songs. When some of us were in grade school, he was staring down the white li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Get To Know Your 2012 DOMA Nominees: Pinkish Black

    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 >>

  • News

    July 19, 2012
  • Music

    May 10, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 4, 2012

    Rockwall's Rep. Ralph Hall Blasts EPA and Science at Fracking Hearing

    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 >>

  • News

    November 24, 2011

    Fear and Fracking in Southlake

    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?

  • News

    August 18, 2011

    As It Tries to Bolt the Big 12, The Joke's On Texas A&M (Again)

    Jealous and impotent until the bitter end, the Aggies try to flee for the SEC.

  • News

    December 31, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Yeah, But What If Baseball Went To The European Football Table?

    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 >>

  • News

    March 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Top 10 Country Albums of 2008

    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 >>

  • News

    September 4, 2008

    Six Pac

    The Cowboys are counting on NFL outlaw Pacman Jones to pop the top on their sixth Super Bowl.

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2008
  • News

    January 17, 2008

    Sharon Keller is Texas' Judge Dread

    When Sharon Keller turned off the clock on a Death Row inmate's last-gasp appeal, she became the most vilified judge in Texas

  • News

    December 6, 2007

    American Toxic

    The railroad tie plant that gave birth to tiny Somerville may now be killing the town, residents claim

  • News

    October 19, 2006

    The Endurance Evangelist

    Your savior arrived wearing running shoes

  • News

    October 6, 2005

    Over the Edge

    Already dogged by mental illness, Paul Bear ended his life after a mean-spirited outing by a small-town newspaperman

  • News

    March 25, 2004


    Even former Mr. America Mike Scarcella wasn't strong enough to beat the horrors of GHB addiction

  • News

    June 19, 2003

    Evil Eyes

    Coral Eugene Watts is a serial killer. He says he'll murder again. Why can't Texas stop him?

  • News

    May 29, 2003

    Just Get Married!

    Bells will be ringing as a new pro-marriage, anti-poverty plan takes root in Texas

  • News

    September 26, 2002

    Enough to Make You Sick

    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

  • News

    August 1, 2002

    The Ex-Con Game

    How do we deal with the staggering number of prisoners re-entering society? Ned Rollo thinks he knows. He should. He's been there.

  • Film

    December 27, 2001

    Visions of Grandeur

    Inside the Beautiful Mind of John Nash lies madness and magic

  • News

    February 1, 2001

    The Unbelievers

    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.

  • News

    September 28, 2000

    Killer Smile

    Tommy Lynn Sells claims to have murdered dozens, and Texas Rangers fear he's telling the truth

  • News

    September 21, 2000

    The Doctor Is Out

    A Dallas activist helps lead the charge against Dr. Laura

  • News

    April 27, 2000

    Paranoia with purpose

    Like-minded "Patriots" find their own around the new Branch Davidian Church in Waco

  • Dining

    June 10, 1999
  • Film

    June 10, 1999

    Limbo crock

    Sayles goes to Alaska and brings with him a lot of hot air

  • News

    May 13, 1999

    The Nerd Behind the Throne

    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

  • Music

    March 4, 1999

    Up on Cripple Creek

    Chris Flemmons is finally moving upstream with his band, the Baptist Generals

  • News

    November 12, 1998

    Wayward son

    The Irving stepmother of a man linked to the shootings of abortion doctors wrestles with questions about his involvement

  • News

    November 7, 1996

    Babes in Boyland

    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.

  • News

    November 7, 1996

    God and mammon

    Kathy and Richard Kingsmore seemed like such nice church folk. But the Feds say their greed trumped their gospel.

  • News

    September 21, 1995

    Lost Tribe

    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?