Wichita Falls

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    The Dallas Zoo May Be the Only Entity in America Convinced the Government Shutdown Will End By Tomorrow

    In the heat of the moment, while the country is heaping much-deserved blame upon Senator Ted Cruz for forcing a government shutdown and mourning the resulting loss of the nation's premiere panda cam, it can be easy to lose sight of the hundreds of thousands of rank-and-file federal employees whose j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Feds: A Mental-Hospital Patient Kept Threatening to Blow Up Courthouses to Get With a Fellow Patient's Ex

    On March 5, the Wichita Falls Police Department took a call from a man who threatened to blow up the federal courthouse in Dallas. Why he was relaying this information to Wichita Falls police, or why he thought it wise to inform law enforcement of his plans, wasn't clear. But the man took great pain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Richie Whitt and Greggo Were Fired by 105.3 The Fan Today [Updated]

    Update at 3:41 p.m.: CBS killed the entire show. Whitt's tweet: Yep @1053RAGE = Dead 'n Gone. Fired as a show by CBS today. Maddening. For now I'll just say thanks to all FanFans for their loyal support. Original post: This isn't the first time Greg Williams has abruptly disappeared from the DFW ai ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 11, 2013
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    March 26, 2013

    As the Texas Lege Tackles $2 Billion Water Legislation, Drought Records Are Set

    The Texas House and Senate took up legislation Tuesday to address a drought-induced water crisis. A proposed bill out of the House would pull $2 billion from the state's Rainy Day Fund to implement a 50-year water plan. Municipalities and water districts could apply for funds the state would priorit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Eight of This Week's Top Show Announcements: Jeff Mangum, Morrissey and More

    Morrissey Monday, February 18, at Palladium Ballroom, $39.50 We were really looking forward to road-tripping to Wichita Falls to see Moz at the end of the month, but since some of his U.S. tour dates were postponed, we'll just have to throw roses at him in Dallas. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Mayhem Festival - Gexa Energy Pavilion - 7/10/12

    Mayhem Festival Gexa Energy Pavilion Tuesday, July 10 See also: The fans of Mayhem Festival As I parked next to the Amsterdam and walked through Fair Park's Esplanade yesterday, I took in the neo-modernist sculptures and murals that adorn the Art Deco buildings. The closer I got to the Gexa Ener ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 12, 2012
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    October 12, 2011

    Oddfellows Chef Brady Williams Learned to Cook While Playing Hockey in Wichita Falls

    Sara KerensMac and Cheese at Oddfellows.​In part one of this week's Three-Course Meal series we hear from chef Brady Williams of Oddfellows, who discusses his first job at a greasy-spoon diner, what his grandmother taught him about cooking and what lead him to Dallas after playing hockey. H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Once Upon a Time, Dale Brock Was a Band Nerd. Now, He Reps Acts Like The Toadies.

    Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans , where we meet some of the people behind the local music scene -- those who aren't necessarily members of local bands, but more the people who make the scene move.Dale mugging for the camera at Lollapalooza​Dale Brock got his start in the music business in Wichita ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    A Year Later, Family Says a 22-Year-Old Died After 2010 Electric Daisy Carnival in Dallas

    Jesse Morales was 22 years old.​Four days after 19-year-old Argyle native Andrew Graf died after attending Electric Daisy Festival at Fair Park, another family is stepping forward to share the story of 22-year-old Jesse Morales, who they say died due to similar circumstances in the wake of 2010's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Five CSAs That Aren't Just For Earth Day

    ​Earth Day is this week's cause celebre. Everyone from food trucks and arts institutions to television networks and giants of industry has jumped on the green bandwagon. Come Monday, many will have forgotten the simple message of how each of us can do our part to protect our planet. One method ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Truck Thefts from Texas Soda Distributors Make Dallas a Hub for Hot Dr Pepper

    Thieves drove off with two fully loaded trucks from this Wichita Falls Dr Pepper bottling plant last month, before abandoning the empty trucks near Dallas -- the third such theft recently.​A trio of truck thefts from Dr Pepper distributors around Texas in the last few months have all ended the sam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    In Tarrant County, Oswald's Brother Sues Auctioneer, Funeral Home Over Lee's Coffin

    Inside the coffin of Lee Harvey Oswald​Remember when that L.A. auction house auctioned off the pine box in which Lee Harvey Oswald was buried on November 25, 1963, at the Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel & Cemetery in Fort Worth? Man, seems like only six weeks ago. Since then, of course, the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    The Drive From Dallas to San Antonio: My Top 10 Observations

    ​Arrived safely in The Alamo City for some Dallas Cowboys training camp Sunday afternoon after a brisk 4:37:00 drive that included exactly zero stops. 10. There is no easy way to get onto I35 south from 75. On Woodall Rogers there is down-to-one-lane construction and falling walls. And I've b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Where's Greggo? In Wichita Falls. Sorta.

    ​I found Greg Williams. On the radio. Again. Sounding coherent, opionated and refreshingly edgy. Sounding like, well, the Greggo you know and love. "I've had to hook my delay back up," says Williams' new radio partner John Clay Wolfe. "This guy makes me want to cuss." Wolfe, who happens t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    And The Winner Is...

    ​Not a bad week, comment-wise--especially considering how everyone is pretty much huddled up in their cubicles this time of year trying to clear things before the holidays...right?It helped that newswriter (and alcohol lightweight) Kimberly Thorpe decided to seek tolerance-building advice so she ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    She Didn't Mind Paying the 60-Cent Toll. But the Extra Buck Made Her Call a Lawyer.

    ​Courthouse News brings us the interestingish case of Mary Kemp v. the Texas Department of Transportation over ... one dollar. Our story starts on November 4, 2007. The Wichita Falls resident was on State Highway 121 -- the Sam Rayburn -- and about to take the Denton Tap Road exit near Coppell whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Does Amarillo Have Better Radio Than Dallas?

    Making my way back to Big D after a week spent camping in Utah and Arizona, I stumbled upon KWTS 91.1 FM out of Amarillo. Broadcasting from the West Texas A&M University campus, this little oasis of deep indie rock kept me locked in until the signal finally diminished just outside of Wichita Fal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    What Summer Vacation?

    School's out for summer, but the Dallas Independent School District's board of trustees has one hellacious evening ahead of it, beginning with a 5 p.m. public hearing at 3700 Ross Avenue concerning the proposed 2009-'10 school year budget. After that's done, it's down to big business, some of which ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 18, 2008
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    November 7, 2008

    Look, Pastor Robert Jeffress Doesn't Like Anybody Not Like Him, M'Kay?

    The folks at Queerty have taken national the sign outside the First Baptist Church in downtown Dallas -- you know, the one pictured above advertising Sunday's sermon "Why Gay Is Not O.K." Dallas Voice first mentioned it yesterday, noting that Sam Fulcher is planning a protest in conjunction with the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2008

    Proud of My Fellow T.J. Patriots

    Thomas Urquidez and his wife, with some of the T.J. Patriots who've achieved Academic Success Sure, fine -- you can "T.J. Who?" me all you want. Won't make a difference. Not today, as Friend of Unfair Park and Dallas Independent School District yeasayer Louisa Meyer sends word that 21 kids from good ... More >>

  • Music

    June 26, 2008

    Centro-matic, The Kadane Brothers and The Theater Fire

    Saturday, June 28, at the Granada Theater

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2008
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    February 27, 2008

    Zale's, a Diamond in the Rough

    Irving-based Zale Corporation, which moved from Wichita Falls to the Mercantile Bank Building in downtown Dallas in 1946, has hit a rough patch -- again. Fourteen years after getting out from under Chapter 11, the company, which once boasted some 1,700 locations, announced today it's shuttering 105 ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 17, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 19, 2007
  • Music

    September 13, 2007


    Still more sad stuff, plus the good news that the Longhorn will host a show

  • Calendar

    August 23, 2007
  • Blogs

    December 13, 2006

    Channel 5 Minus Four

    Uncle Barky's reporting that Andrea Burnett, who joined KXAS-Channel 5 as a weekday morning reporter at the beginning of the year, is "the latest casualty of corporate-mandated downsizing." In other words: Last one in, first one out. Or damned near. She came here from Wichita Falls, Ed says, and now ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2006

    Who Hoak?

    Ever heard of Hoak Media? No? Me neither. Not till this morning, anyway. It's a Dallas-based broadcasting company that, according to its Web site, acquires and operates TV and radio stations in "small and medium-sized markets...that rank 75 to 200," as ranked by the A.C. Nielsen Company. Hoak Media, ... More >>

  • Music

    June 8, 2006

    The New Year, Shellac

    Thursday, June 8, at Sons of Hermann Hall

  • Calendar

    April 20, 2006

    Perfect Match?

    The Fantasticks find true love

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2006

    Man Amongst 'Boys

    Back in 2001 I shook hands with Big Tex, or at least it felt that way when I hopped in Larry Allen's golf cart for an interview at Dallas Cowboys training camp in Wichita Falls. On that particular day, Allen--one of the biggest, meanest, strongest, scariest players in NFL history--was almost huma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2006

    Hit and Run...and Hit...and Hit...

    Dallas may well be the meanest city in Texas when it comes to its treatment of the homeless, but Wichita Falls sounds like it's hell on Dallas' homeless too. --Robert Wilonsky

  • Calendar

    July 7, 2005
  • News

    January 3, 2002

    Odds and Ends

    The more things change, the more we try to keep up

  • News

    August 16, 2001


    Silence Is Golden, Re: Wet Dog and Urine, Buy Me Some Peanuts...

  • News

    August 9, 2001

    Falling Stars

    Who let the air out of the Cowboys? Jerry, Dave, Tony, the heat--you name it. A preview of Dallas' dying days.

  • Culture

    May 3, 2001

    Was He High?

    When Jerry Jones traded up to get Quincy Carter, he made everything difficult for his new "star"

  • Dining

    March 1, 2001

    Cloudy Issue

    Bill proposes to ban smoking in Texas restaurants

  • News

    July 13, 2000

    Burden of proof

    Serial killer Faryion Wardrip would have gotten away with murder if bricklayer-turned-investigator John Little hadn't stolen his coffee cup

  • Music

    June 22, 2000

    Dots and loops

    The Kadanes celebrate The New Year, One Ton Records sticks its head in the Buzz-Oven, and oh-so-much more

  • News

    April 13, 2000

    Analyze this

    From his seat on Oprah, Dallas' Dr. Phil McGraw reigns as the king of quick fixes for troubled relationships. But what about his own?

  • News

    February 3, 2000

    Presumed guilty

    Odell Barnes awaits execution on March 1 -- despite new evidence that he didn't commit the crime

  • Culture

    August 5, 1999

    Be like Mike

    Amidst so much business talk, Michael Irvin remembers that it's all just a game

  • Music

    January 14, 1999

    Macha men

    More than a decade after fronting one of Dallas' first new-wave bands, Joshua and Mischo McKay go out of this world

  • Music

    February 15, 1996
  • News

    May 25, 1995

    Archer County Justice

    When a sheriff had sex with a criminal suspect, he called it an indiscretion. She called it rape. and a dallas federal judge called it a $2 million outrage

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