A kid who was suspended 10 days from high school is super awesome, according to a federal lawsuit filed by his parents. "He is currently taking honors classes and a higher level math class than most of his peers," says a suit filed by his mother, Tiffany Macklin. The boy, identified in court docume ... More >>
If you are a Plano resident, you probably received a letter recently that patted you on the back for your water conservation. And you were also probably informed of an upcoming Water Holiday. Plano's yards have been baking under water restrictions aimed to cut consumption by 15-20 percent. City s ... More >>
"BOOOOOO-TY FADE! BOOOOOO-TY FADE!" chants a mob of people in snapback caps, cardigans and cowboy boots. The Dallas-based DJ duo of Sober and PicnicTyme are just getting started under the tent at Thin Line Film and Music Festival's main stage. And then a speaker blows out. "Sorry for those technica ... More >>
In tiny Knox City, a sick boy and his robot sidekick keep beating the odds.
Debbie Jones spent decades coming to grips with the fact Thomas McGowan raped her. Then she found out he didn't.
Richard HernandezHis family, defense attorneys -- even the bailiffs and the transport drivers -- noticed something was different about Seth Winder, who is standing trial in a Denton County court for allegedly murdering his 38-year-old lover Richard Hernandez in 2008, dismembering his body and ... More >>
Photo by Robert BostickTime was, the only chefs most of us knew by name were Julia Child and that Boyardee guy. Not anymore. With the crush of talented wizards working magic in Dallas kitchens, it pays to know just who is behind the saute pan at your favorite eatery. To help you keep track, t ... More >>
The Countdown. [Part I] from Dallas Observer on Vimeo. From left to right: Timm "The InTimmidator" Dilling (in the yellow beanie), "Double-O" Kevin Ross, "Nasty" Nathan Biller and Marc "Meat Sweat" Laureys. For those who prefer still pictures over moving ones, here's our slide show. With his left h ... More >>
Thomas McGowan Moments ago, Unfair Park received a media release from The Innocence Project that says tomorrow afternoon, Thomas McGowan -- who's spent the past 23 years behind bars after being convicted of rape and burglary in Dallas County -- will be released from prison, as DNA testing has reveal ... More >>
Back in May '06, Andrea Grimes covered for Unfair Park the ExxonMobil protest outside the shareholders meeting at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. Yesterday best-selling author David Sirota was pre-selling his forthcoming book The Uprising: An Unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt Scaring ... More >>
In Valley of the Dolls, heavy doses of camp with strong comic side effects
Dallas entrepreneur pushes his own brand of ultimate fighting
On Monday, a book that’s sure to be great bedtime reading for statisticians everywhere clunked into bookstores. Weighing in at 864 pages and 3.3 pounds, it’s the 2007 edition of Cities Ranked & Rated: More than 400 Metropolitan Areas Evaluated in the U.S. and Canada by Burt Sperling and Peter Sa ... More >>
After years of the grind, PPT makes its own fate
When the world is falling to pieces, emergency doctor Paul Pepe makes order from chaos
From Dallas came the man who first plugged blues into an amp--and into popular culture
The Producers verks up a shvits at Fair Park; gradually moves backward, Betrayal does
Plus: Old Hand; When Fanboys Dream
The second verse sounds the same as the first for Parcells' Cowboys
Dallas' own tribe of Oliver Twists can teach us much about the places they've been, and where we're all going
The Texas-bred Amber Plan for missing kids works and is spreading
A guide to entertaining the only company that can't lay you off
Once considered a first-round bust, John Avery wants to prove he can still dance on the field
Bill Rossell had two dreams: owning a bar and running a baseball team. The first dream came true. The second is about to. Somebody wake him.
Boys will be boys, especially in Nuevo Laredo, Where legal prostitution draws generations of Texas men across the border for cheap, sleazy and anonymous sex
Trinity Works says it helps poor people find housing and jobs. But an Observer investigation reveals questionable policies that do little except ensure its clients never leave.
Duncan snuffs the pests; Road warrior; Wichita Falls murders; Corrections
Photographic proof of Elvis in Texas...more than 40 years ago
Now on the same label as Britney and the Backstreets, is Bowling For Soup the next teen-pop sensation? Uh, no.
Denton's Little Grizzly debuts with a quiet but gratifying roar
With a little help from his Democratic pals, George W. Bush has become the GOP front-runner for president. But it's a cold world beyond Texas' borders, and it may take more than charm and luck to carry a good ol' boy to the White House.
Candidate R.D. Rucker explains the joy of sex and the problems of an elected judiciary
Like a gang of punk Peter Pans, suburbia's not-so-lost boys flock to Eisenbergs Skate Park to test their wings
LULAC's show of support for Dr. Yvonne Gonzalez hides a bitter feud within the ranks
In the competitive world of pigeon racers, it takes one fast bird to deliver the coo de grace
Out among the fiberglass elephants, Putt-Putt pro Jeffery Smith searches for his zone
When Pat Stone learned her daughter was a lesbian, she helped start a support group for parents of gay and lesbian children. Then, after 35 years of marriage, Stone realized she had her own journey to make.
Channel 5's Marty Griggin and Channel 8's Robert Riggs race for ratings as their stations struggle for dominance of local television news
Scottish author waltzes across Texas in pursuit of the music he loves
She's only 14, but child star LeAnn Rimes knows what she wants. Can Nashville handle it?
When Ron Carpenter's nanny got busted, his 3-year-old daughter did the time
Joe Ely sends a sad, beautiful Letter to Laredo
The area's best--maybe only--real "music scene" can be found in Denton
Texas journalism loses a great writer and friend in Grover Lewis
Tarpley ducks out on Dallas, probably for the last time