What's That The Texas Observer Smells in Dallas?

Cody Garrett of The Texas Observer recounts the pub's visit to the Lakewood Theater on Friday, where it hosted a reading of classic material, a tribute to Molly Ivins and Jimmie Dale Gilmore performing, what else, "Dallas" and "Deep Ellum Blues." The Observer folks felt right at home:

"The streets were dotted with signs about the Trinity River Project. Commercials were on air saying things like 'Vote Yes on Proposition One. Keep their toll road out of our park!' I swear some of the signs said, 'Vote No! Pave the Trinity!' (but that doesn’t quite sound right), and at least one local weekly, the Dallas Observer (no relation), was recommending that voters 'Vote Yes', loudly, on its cover. Politics and policy were in the air."

Or perhaps just a whiff of EnOrme? Regardless, after the jump is vintage video of the Flatlanders performing "Dallas." And about those "Vote No! Pave the Trinity" signs? Yes it does. --Robert Wilonsky

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