Winter Weather

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    Oh Shit, Pete Delkus is Building an Ark

    Tomorrow is the beginning of March, which means the winter that brought you such weather catastrophes as Ice Storm Cleon and ICE FORCE LEVEL TWO will be officially over, right? RIGHT? Sure, spring doesn't officially begin until March 20, but this is Texas. This is supposed to be the time of year whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    Are Beans Allowed? And Other Important Questions about Texas Chili While It's Relevant.

    It's still cold out, if you haven't noticed. And as long as the mercury is low and the skies are gray, American kitchens will be filled with the smells of chili. We proved as much right here, when a quick scan of the Lakewood Whole Foods determined onions, canned tomatoes and ground beef -- the buil ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 26, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 6, 2013

    Oncor: 240,000 Power Outages in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area Due to Winter Storm Cleon

    Nearly a quarter million homes and businesses in the Dallas-Fort Worth area are without electricity as a winter storm encases North Texas in ice. Some 2,500 Oncor Electric Delivery linemen and contractors are currently working to restore power. "We've been prepping for this all week," Oncor spokesp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    An Ice Storm Is Headed Straight for Dallas. For Real This Time.

    Two weeks ago, Dallas breathed out a triumphant chuckle when the massive winter storm that promised to encase the city in ice and smother all signs of life arrived instead as a chilly but gentle rain. No way would the weather gods have the chutzpah to mess with Big D, right? Turns out, the weather ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012
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    January 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Katy Trail Ice House: Soon With More Fire

    You're going to miss that hot, awful weather very soon​While 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 >>

  • Music

    September 29, 2011

    Braids, Pepper Rabbit

    Wednesday, October 5, at Dada

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Texas House Bans Crack-y Bath Salts; Get Your Lady Bubbles While You Can

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Crawfish Season Off to Slow Start Thanks to Winter Storms

    ​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 >>

  • News

    February 10, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    The City Is Open (Mostly). Schools? Not At All.

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Puttin' a DART in Tim Rogers' Comeback

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Nothing Rapid About DART in Ice and Snow

    ​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. L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Not Very Super: The Weather, and Reaction To It, Has Mayor Tom Leppert Very "Disappointed"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    I Want to Ride My Bicycle, or: On Days Like Today, It Pays to Be Car-Free in Big D

    Andrea GrimesThe dog days of winter: the scene in Deep Ellum this morning​To 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Super Bowl = Ice Bowl? Brace Yourself

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell Says "We're Becoming a Nation of Wusses." No Doubt.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Rahr Reopening To The Public Soon, Announces Oktoberfest 5K and Upcoming Seasonals

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    I'm Dreaming of a White Chr ... NBA All-Star Weekend?

    ​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 ...

  • Calendar

    January 14, 2010
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    December 24, 2009
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    December 24, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    If Memory Serves: Snow Ice Cream

    Restoration Place​Nobody 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Ice Storm = False Advertising

    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 Channel 8's Pete Delkus and Fox4's Dan Henry both warn us of impending doom. "Ice Storm" Delkus blared. "Sign ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    Wintry Mix: The Quiz

    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 rai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    Freeze Your Butt Off With Some Lisa Loeb

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2007

    Wherein Troy Dungan Tells Channel 8 Audience: "Don't Blame Me."

    Friend of Unfair Park "John" (dunno if he'd want his last name used) sends what he says and what appears to be the original e-mail that prompted Troy Dungan to kindly, gently dress down Jim Schutze's fav weather man Pete Delkus yesterday afternoon. If you haven't seen the video, in which WFAA-Channe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2007

    Wherein Jim Schutze Tells Pete Delkus Where to Stick It

    So for a week the weather geniuses at WFAA-Channel 8 keep bludgeoning me with these Biblical invocations of the Winter Weather End Times, haranguing me with promises of frigid death and icy desolation until my house is now bursting at the seams with emergency pork and beans, flashlight batteries, fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2007

    Would-Be Mayors and Their Money, Honey

    Future record producer Zac Crain Yeah, fine, Max Wells has more than half a mil on hand for the mayoral race, 300 thou of it in his back pocket. And, yeah, Our Pal Zac's bringing up the near rear with $1,942 on hand (but wait till ya get a load of his CD Saturday). At least Z.C. and West Dallas Cha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2007

    Whichever Way the Wind Blows, Dude

    This is why people don't trust the media. All week, it was: Gonna rain, then get cold, then hell will freeze over. Then, this morning: Not so much. Lots of rain, no ice. Now The Dallas Morning News has just updated its weekend weather story with this quote from Dan Huckaby, a meteorologist with the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2006

    The Biggest Loser

    First, we get buried beneath the Arctic Blast's sub-zero temperatures and six feet of ice. And now Dallas is about to get dumped on again. Somehow amidst the downed power lines and white-out conditions comes news that Saturday's Big 12 Championship Game between old Big 8 rivals Oklahoma and Nebrask ... More >>

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002
  • Dining

    October 11, 2001

    Weather or Not

    When it rains, it pours for some restaurants, but not for others

  • Film

    October 30, 1997

    After the revolution

    Sexual liberation comes to the suburbs in The Ice Storm