You're going to miss that hot, awful weather very soonWhile it may be 80 today, Fall is definitely here. With evening temperatures falling, patio drinking is becoming more of a challenge. I was at the Katy Trail Ice House this weekend and saw several waitresses wearing gloves to protect their ... More >>
First K2. Then Salvia. Now bath-salt uppers? How will law-abiding citizens ever get high around here?Texas lawmakers are well on their way to banning yet another synthetic narcotic after the House on Tuesday unanimously passed a bill criminalizing the chemical compounds found in "bath salts." The ... More >>
I grew up in East Texas in a predominantly Cajun family, so crawfish season always makes me nostalgic for the days of sitting in the back seat of my dad's truck with a wiggling 20 pound burlap sack of mudbugs. At first, I was horrified for being responsible for sending countless crawdads to t ... More >>
The Dallas Independent School District, like most others 'round these parts, is closed yet again. To the Facebook message sent earlier this morning:Guess what? Dallas ISD schools and administrative offices are closed on Wednesday, Feb. 9, because of inclement winter weather. Stay safe and warm ev ... More >>
Three weeks ago I did a smack-down on Tim Rogers, the editor of D, after he was the subject of a bad front-page story in The Dallas Morning News. The story was about phone calls Rogers made to the media relations department of the school district to get his kid into a special pre-K program.
Yest ... More >>
Check me on this. Dallas Area Rapid Transit, the outfit that runs the trains, didn't know how to keep their trains running in an ice storm. The same kind of trains operate in winter weather cities all over the world. There's a way to keep them running in an ice storm. But DART didn't know how.
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Justin TerveenMayor Tom Leppert, with Ron Natinsky, left, and Downtown Dallas Inc. head John Crawford at Main Street Garden opening in November '09. Probably applies today too.No doubt, in coming weeks the Dallas City Council will hold committee briefings during which officials with the Electric ... More >>
Andrea GrimesThe dog days of winter: the scene in Deep Ellum this morningTo the Dodge Ram driver who was futilely spinning his wheels on the Woodall Rodgers Freeway exit ramp this morning; the Lexus driver who locked her brakes and whirled her car across Maple Avenue; and the Ford 150 driver who ... More >>
First the Dallas Cowboys aren't playing in Super Bowl XLV inside their own friggin' stadium. And now, as the world descends upon the metroplex for the biggest, most important media event in our area since JFK, apparently the Ice Age is on its way too.
Temperatures dipping into the teens ... More >>
OK, lemme see if I understand what happened in Philadelphia over the last couple days.
Mayor Michael Nutter declares a state of emergency Sunday at 2 p.m. and tells everyone to stay off the road. Philadelphia International Airport eventually reports 12.4 inches of snowfall.
The NFL responds by mov ... More >>
Great news for fans of Fort Worth's Rahr & Sons Brewing Company this week, as the brewery is just about ready to open up to the public again for its raucously fun brewery tours. The news comes more than six months after February's snowstorm collapsed the brewery roof, temporarily halting prod ... More >>
What the what?
There's a mammoth blizzard in the northeast. There's a - relatively speaking - mammoth blizzard outside your window.
I got plans tonight, man. Big plans. Party plans.
If you're brave enough to get out and about tonight, I got your party hook-up right here ...
Restoration PlaceNobody I've ever known shared my enthusiasm for this treat. Hell, most had never even heard of it.And, to be honest, I really don't blame those who grew up in an urban environment or downwind from some industrial plant. But we lived in a small college town--and way back when the ... More >>
This was taken outside my house this morning!! Actually, I lied. But it is drizzling.
Ice Storm! Cold drizzle.
Once again, we've been duped by local weatherpeople. And I, for one, don't think it's a honest mistake. I smell a cold, contrived, conspiracy.
Last night I watched Chann ... More >>
I can almost understand the BCS, just about explain the NBA's defensive three seconds and sometimes even comprehend Tom Hicks' vision to make the Texas Rangers a winner.
But I am totally and utterly clueless about what was falling on my driveway last night/this morning. Sleet? Freezing r ... More >>
Not too much going on news-wise around here, but I am sure finding a butt load of area musicians' songs floating around the mythical blogosphere this afternoon. Like this one, from Dallas' own Lisa Loeb, who Jesse Hughey interviews in tomorrow's paper, actually, which I guess makes this post somewh ... More >>