In this gallery of more photos accompanying our feature on the semi-pro Dallas Diesel, follow along with the team through practices in Dallas and a road trip to take on the Southeast Texas Demons in Beaumont.
Thousands of Twilight fans came to Dallas for Twicon 2009, the pop vampire franchise's largest gathering in North America. Beginning on July 30, the four-day event included cast autograph and Q&A sessions, fan fiction panels and a masquerade ball. Photos by Patrick Michels.
KidRobot opened its Dallas location at Mockingbird Station Thursday night, July 30, with an appearance by artist Huck Gee, who signed autographs for fans. Erykah Badu even dropped in to show off a Munny she'd decorated (and to tell us how psyched she is about her upcoming album.)
July was, quite simply, DOMA month here at the Observer, and while it was mostly a celebration of local music, it had plenty to offer fans of Martellus Bennett and/or self-inflicted injuries. Add lingerie football and burlesque, plus skating, grinding and cheese grating, and you've got yourself...
Our nightlife crew began their weekend with the Kixpo pre-party at the Lounge on Elm Street Friday night, where DJs Sober and A1, plus Jabee and Playdough spun for the shoe-loving crowd. Saturday night, though, the shoes came off as New York DJ Tim Sweeney spun along with Redeye, James Warren...
The Mavericks Dancers held auditions for next season's team this weekend, including this final round Sunday afternoon at Elevation Fitness downtown. Dozens of dancers waited in the gym for their chance to impress judges with the a quick routine. Read more on Unfair Park. Photos by Patrick Michels.
Grapevine's annual Monty Python Madness Charity Festival included a silly walk down Main Street from the railroad station and a costume contest. Sunday's events included a Spam cooking contest. Photos by Danny Hurley.
The DOMAs turned 21 this year, with a house party-themed ceremony at the Granada Theater Tuesday night, July 21. Mike Modano, Willa Ford, Martellus Bennett and Joey Greco handed out the awards onstage, and the punk acts gave everyone an excuse to tear the couches apart. Photos by Patrick Michels.