Rachel Williams grew up on the mean streets of Coppell. After studying journalism at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, she lived in Chicago and San Diego before returning to Dallas in 2015. She is the recipient of several accolades, backhanded compliments and parking tickets.
2 months ago | City Hall
When you're the kind of hard-hitting, pavement-pounding capital-J Journalist Jim Schutze is, you're not content taking questions on Facebook Live from the comforts of your cushy (sort of), fluorescent-lit Oak Lawn office. That would be amateur and...
5 months ago | Schutze
Jim Schutze, Dallas' beloved accommodation artist and Observer staffer of approx. 47 years, will take your questions live on Facebook today at 3 p.m. He was ambivalent at first, but then we offered soft lighting and a makeup artist. Editor ...
7 months ago | Arts & Culture News
In September, TLC announced it is rebooting Trading Spaces, which ran on the network from 2000-08. Fans of the show were particularly excited when they found out that Paige Davis, the show's effervescent, longtime host, would return to spearhead t...
8 months ago | DFW Music News
On a weekday afternoon in Oak Cliff, artist Haylee Ryan is trying to juggle both a guitar and her 10-week-old Dalmatian puppy, Sugar, who will soon knock over a glass of wine. Ryan’s best friend Amanda Page is tending to another, older Dalmatian n...
8 months ago | Arts & Culture News
It's the date heard round the world. On Dec. 23, 29-year-old Dallas court reporter Lindy Lou Layman became an international celebrity after her rendezvous with 49-year-old Houston trial attorney Anthony Buzbee ended with her being arrested for van...
9 months ago | Arts & Culture News
First, he was a child prodigy who talked at 7 months. Later, he did enough cocaine to kill a baby rhinoceros. In a new authorized biography titled Everything’s Bigger in Texas: The Life and Times of Kinky Friedman, author Mary Lou Sullivan digs in...