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  • Blogs

    July 28, 2014

    Bitcoin ATM Startup Hoping to Plant Its Flag in Dallas

    Spencer Moon thinks bitcoin is going to change the world. The cryptocurrency -- currently worth about $575 per unit -- was created as an anonymous, digital means to provide verifiable online transactions outside the realms of governments and regulations. Despite high profile setbacks like the Mt. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Dallas' MoneyGram Expands International Money Transfers, While Most Banks Are Slashing Services

    It's an oft-repeated pattern in families of diverse nationalities and cultures: A family member goes to the United States to work and person sends money back to relatives in their home country. Repeat until further notice. This is a way of life that could soon come to a screeching halt, or at lea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    The Feds Say They Busted Up a Mansfield-Based Steroid Ring Last Month

    On February 5, U.S. Postal Inspectors customs agents were doing a routine inspection at the North Texas Processing and Distribution Center when they spotted a package freshly arrived from Singapore and destined for a home address in Crowley. The customs agents opened the mail -- they have the autho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Poster of the Week: Neon Indian at the Granada Theater on Saturday, September 24

    ​When most people think of Neon Indian, a few things probably come to mind -- a nostalgia-filled sound, chillwave, missed opportunities to drop acid with a friend, bizarre infomercials and so on.  Fitting, then, that this week's top poster combines a few of those ideas.

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    The Five Americans (and a Young Ron Chapman, But of Course) on Sump'n Else

    Just got off the phone with the great Bud Buschardt, for whom I had a question about something I never knew existed, which we'll get to tomorrow. At which point Bud, a longtime WFAA man teaching RTVF at UNT, told me a few other things. Then, he said: "You know, Mike Rabon of the Five Americans has w ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 8, 2007
  • Blogs

    August 15, 2007

    Pictures of You (Or Someone You Like?)

    A beautiful duet: multi-Dallas Observer Music Award winner Sarah Jaffe and photographer Hal Samples A few more notes from last night's Dallas Observer Music Awards ... Throughout the day Hal Samples will be uploading to his store all the photos he snapped at last night's shindig. The proceeds from ... More >>

  • Film

    March 22, 2007

    Bob Shaye's New Line

    Movie mogul taps into his inner child

  • News

    February 8, 2007

    Yo Soy el Army

    Uncle Sam wants you--especially if you're Latino

  • News

    February 1, 2007
  • Blogs

    October 18, 2006

    Fed Feeding Mexico's Addiction?

    As the November elections approach, immigration has been pushed up to the top tier of voter concerns and political agendas. (If you've been snoozing, Kinky Friedman reportedly said he'd declare martial law on the border, while Carole Keeton Strayhorn said she'd call out the Texas Rangers, though dur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2006

    Groovy, Far Out and Monkee Business

    Hey, hey, it's Mike Nesmith--the Thomas Jefferson High School alum who was more than a mere Monkee. What's that smell coming from today's offerings? Incense, most likely--something, anything, to mask the musk engulfing the late 1960s punk-pop-a-roll coming outta Big D waaaay back when. It's a crazy ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 12, 2005

    Mat Finish

    The Wrestling Season takes a strong hold on tough teen issues; Den of Thieves steals time

  • News

    July 31, 2003

    Is the Pope Catholic?

    Mel Gibson's dad doesn't think so

  • News

    February 1, 2001

    The Phantom Menace

    In 1946, a serial killer haunted sleepy Texarkana, stalking his victims under the cover of night. Investigators wonder if he died decades later in a Dallas rest home--or simply disappeared.

  • Music

    May 6, 1999

    Squeeze player

    With his mob connections and starlet phone numbers, Dick Contino was the coolest accordionist in 1950s L.A. -- which is why he's James Ellroy's buddy

  • Music

    March 5, 1998

    Down in the tube station

    Mary Lou Lord nears the end of her 15 minutes

  • Music

    May 22, 1997

    Keeping up with the Joneses

    Dallas blues history according to two who lived it

  • News

    September 19, 1996

    Static Quo

    The City of Dallas could make a fortune from WRR-FM. But powerful friends don't want anything to change at their little radio station.

  • Music

    January 18, 1996

    T.C.B. or T.Y.A.

    Bobby Patterson, Dallas' great unsung soul singer, gets his Second chance

  • News

    December 28, 1995

    Suspense! Intrigue! Betrayal!

    Jo Ann Miller spent 21 years nurturing the Granbury Opera House. But she won't be around for the final curtain.

  • Culture

    September 21, 1995

    The plague years

    Gryphon Players' The Living can't face the feeling of wholesale suffering