The Dallas Fire Department held a mass casualty drill at the Valley View Mall in Dallas on Tuesday. Drama students from Dallas Lutheran School portrayed the dead and wounded inside the mall, a result of a gunman gone on a shooting rampage inside. Nearly 60 EMS officers from multiple departments arrived on the scene to participate in the drill which included performing triage and transporting patients via ambulance and Careflite to local hospitals. The Dallas Fire Department performs between three and four real-life mass casualty drills per year. Participating departments are observed and graded based on their response performance.
Dallas' Gay Pride Parade, formally named "The 2011 Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade" observed its 28th Anniversary on Sunday, September 18. This year's theme was "It Only Gets Better," and it ended with a festival in Lee Park. All Photos by Stephen Masker
This weekend at Zilker Park, Austin City Limits brought 45,000 fans. This was the crowd. More Photos:The People of ACL, Day One
The People of ACL, Day Two
Photos by James Bricker (1-20) | By Marco Torres (21-35)
Full review of the food, the beer: Addison's Oktober Fest Draws Professional Drinkers, Lame Beer, and Great Eats Addison's Oktoberfest ran this weekend, with an ever-flowing bier garten, chicken hats, wiener dog races and more. This was the scene, with photos by Samantha Guzman.
Saturday, September 17 at Zilker Park in Austin, fans packed in for this year's Austin City Limits. Iron and Wine, Phosphorescent kicked off a melancholy day ending with Stevie Wonder and My Morning Jacket. Read full band coverage on DC9 at Night. an and on Rocks OffPhotos by Marco Torres...
Read a full recap on Unfair Park: Happy PARK(ing) Day, Dallas!
In the short block between Pearl and Olive, a patch of grass and tables were set up with food trucks purring nearby. This was the scene downtown Dallas, where three blocks of parking spaces were reserved and converted by locals in...
Over 150 beers were present at the Dallas Zoo last night, along with a few thousand fans, the Spazmatics, some possibly irritated, sleepless birds, and a whole lot of good burgers. Follow the Dallas Observer on FacebookAll photos by Alex Scott
Full review: Bon Iver and Kathleen Edwards at the Winspear Opera HouseThe Wintery sounds of Bon Iver were at the Winspear Opera House last night (September 12), with opener Kathleen Edwards.All photos by Stephen Masker
We mourned at dawn yesterday. We bowed our heads. Our nation hurt, but we also commemorated the courage of fallen men and women who risked their lives. Contributing photographer Danny Fulgencio found Dallas, on this tenth anniversary of the attacks of 9/11, solemn, reflective and heart-broken....
Full review: Over The Weekend: Lil Wayne and Rick Ross at Gexa Energy PavilionSaturday, September 10, Lil Wayne came through Dallas with Rick Ross, Keri Hilson, Far East Movement, Lloyd to perform at the Gexa Energy Pavilion. All photos by Mike Mezeul