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Hot Dogs! Get 'Em While They're Hot!

11 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
Yesterday afternoon, I spoke briefly with Dallas Animal Services manager Kent Robertson, who says in his latest "Pet of the Week" video, posted below, that if you're interested in adopting from the city pound, you'd best hustle: "We've had over 40 adoptions every week for the last couple of weeks...
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Former Dallas Animal Services Manager Tyrone McGill's Trial Set to Start This Morning

9 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
The chief clerk in Judge Gracie Lewis's courtroom confirms: Jury selection is set to begin this morning in the trial of Tyrone McGill, the former Dallas Animal Services manager indicted in August 2010 on charges of animal cruelty for his alleged role in allowing a trapped cat to die within...
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Dallas Animal Services Sees Rise in Pet Adoption -- and a Rise in Pet Abandonment

11 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
Couple of weeks back we had a very brief chat with Kent Robertson, manager of Dallas Animal Services and star of the city's "Pet of the Week" videos, about the recent rise in animal adoptions -- more than 40 a week in recent weeks. Courtesy a briefing doc prepare for...
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Fret Not, Those Coyotes 'Round White Rock Lake Are Merely Looking for Love

11 years ago by Megan Feldman
A good Friend of Unfair Park has been yammering for weeks about coyotes roaming around White Rock Lake. And while that isn't uncommon, it does seem as there have been more sightings than usual, especially near the Bath House Cultural Center at dusk. Which comes as no surprise to the...
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Dallas taxpayers have every right to be pissed about the goings on at the city's animal shelter.

9 years ago by Andrea Grimes
Before it starved to death last May, the cat could be heard by shelter workers, crying and clawing, trying to escape the confines of the break room wall behind which it had become trapped at Dallas Animal Services. Cats do especially badly in animal shelters, naturally preferring dark, quite repose...
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The Nutria Are Here

17 years ago by Cheryl Smith
You know it's springtime in Dallas when the crepe myrtles begin to bloom, native wildflowers start their sprouting and the nutria waddle from their drainage pipes and sewers to frolic like kittens in the warm air. With their native land of Argentina too far away for swimming or travel by...
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City Dump

16 years ago by J.d. Sparks
Temperatures have hit the 80-degree mark, which means that Dallas has become a giant, squalid stink fest. Wafting high above the jasmine and hyacinths, above the odoriferous co-workers with deodorant breakthrough and the urine-baked buildings downtown is the Godzilla of offensive smells: dog waste. Highland Park matrons with their shih...
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DOMAXXIII: Announcing Your 2011 Dallas Observer Music Awards Winners...

9 years ago by Pete Freedman
Another year, another Dallas Observer Music Awards season down the drain. Gotta say, though, this year's season felt especially epic. Many thanks to the Toadies, the Old 97's, Erykah Badu, Centro-matic, The Cannabinoids, Sarah Jaffe, A.Dd+, Burning Hotels and RTB2 for their highlighted roles in this year's festivities. Thanks, as...
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DOMAXXIII: Announcing Your 2011 Dallas Observer Music Awards Nominees....

9 years ago by Pete Freedman
It's that time of year again, folks. Yes, yes: It's Dallas Observer Music Awards season! Our 23rd attempt at it, even! As you may recall, the whole shebang is taking place a little bit later this year. But it's still the same old celebration you've come to know and love...
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Show Announcements: Gustafer Yellowgold, Sade, John Legend, Pat Green, Journey, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Hed P.E., A-Track, Kid Sister & More!

9 years ago by Daniel Hopkins
Today, over on the Good Records website, there's a slew of newly announced in-store performances. The most interesting of them all, though, is one sun-dwelling cartoon character named Gustafer Yellowgold, who will be gracing the astro-turf stage on Saturday, July 23, at 11 a.m. Well, that's not entirely true: He'll...

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