• Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Texas Landowners Say TransCanada is Digging Up Parts of Keystone Pipeline for Repairs

    Landowners along the nearly 500-mile southern section of the Keystone XL pipeline say contractors have been excavating long-buried lengths of pipe to repair apparent defects. They've documented stakes jutting from turned-up dirt near the pipeline right-of-way through East Texas that read, "anomaly," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    What's the Truth Behind a Label? A Story of Texas Butter Nostalgia.

    Two little mice fell in a bucket of cream ... but was it local cream? And did the cows eat organic grass? And who owns the dairy? Tell us, mice. People have questions about their food these days. Recently I spotted a Texas butter called Falfurrias at the grocery store. The yellow package proclaims ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    Land Comissioner Jerry Patterson Draws a Line in the Mud Over Keystone Protests

    You'd think a guy with the job title "Texas land commissioner" would know a thing or two about Texas land. Little items, you know, like what the state boundaries are, what a landowner is and how to tell a Texan apart from, say, a Canadian. See also: - Keystone Pipeline Protesters Tie Themselves to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2007

    Scout's Honor (or Not)

    As of this morning, 261 people have signed a petition begging the city not to allow Teen/Life Challenge of Dallas to set up camp next to the Girl Scouts' longtime home at Camp Whispering Cedars. According to Allen Gwinn, this week the city's Plan Commission is set to take up this week the request of ... More >>

  • 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

    December 2, 1999

    Hungry girl

    The Potted Plant Lady's strange tale of sex, money, and feeding Anna Nicole Smith

  • News

    September 18, 1997

    Soul food & crackers

    How two black Dallas men learned to love the lily-white Republic of Texas--especially the part about phony checks and payment-free plastic