Tyler Hicks was born in Austin, but he grew up in Dallas. He typically claims one or the other, depending on which is most convenient. His work has appeared in Texas Monthly, Truthout, The Texas Observer and many other publications.
7 days ago | LGBTQ
Bill spends most of his days in front of the TV. He has few family members, fewer friends, and is content to watch sitcoms and eat meals alone. Bill (not his real name) is gay and is part of a rising number of elderly LGBTQ North Texans. As a man...
15 days ago | DFW Music News
When musician Natalie Schlabs was a kid, she and her three brothers would gather around their grandfather to hear a little music. The family relished large gatherings, and Grandpa Gerald’s guitar-strumming was a staple of the evening. He liked Joh...
22 days ago | Housing
Ednna will never forget it: The sound of the faucet turning, the elation in her husband’s voice and the sight of pure, clear water — not that yellow stuff they were used to — trickling into the kitchen sink. “It was amazing,” she says in Spanish. ...
29 days ago | DFW Music News
You might not be able to tell by looking at him, but the rail-thin, mustached, cowboy-esque Garrett Owen loves to work out. The folk singer-songwriter can frequently be found nose-deep in fitness literature, yearning to bend, stretch, crouch and c...
1 month ago | DFW Music News
Sure, he’ll admit it: Did rapper Lou CharLe$ imagine one day owning a gleaming Lamborghini? Yes. Was there an ocean view involved? Of course. Supermodels and tequila? You bet. All of that was on his vision board, he jokes, but alas, there’s no ext...
2 months ago | Coronavirus
In the 1970s, William Woods, a Black man and lifelong Dallas resident, worked at an ice cream parlor near Highland Park. Some customers were kind, but many others had no qualms expressing how they felt about being served by a Black man. Some ...