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A New Stadium and Strategy for the Rangers and No Fans Allowed: That's Some Foul Ball

2 hours ago by Richie Whitt
To the chagrin of fans yearning for the best ol’ days, Nolan Ryan won’t regularly be at the Texas Rangers’ new home. But thanks to his bronze statue, the Hall-of-Fame, flesh-and-blood “Big Tex” will stand watch outside Globe Life Field. Courtesy of long-time public address announcer Chuck Morgan, Ryan’s 10-gallon...

Coronavirus Isn’t Killing Texas Bars and Restaurants. Politicians Are.

2 hours ago by Brian Reinhart
There’s an old saying that’s been expressed a hundred different ways, which goes something like this: It’s not about how you fall, but how you rise back up. Or: “I get knocked down, but I get up again / You are never gonna keep me down.” No matter how you...

12 Years in, Paul Wackym Is Still Baking Sweet Treats for Dallas

2 hours ago by Alex Gonzalez
Sweet treats from Wackym’s Kitchen are seemingly everywhere, including the Dallas Farmers Market, Albertsons and Central Market. But these light, crisp cookies with 39 flavors are local, starting just 12 years ago by the efforts of Paul Wackym. Wackym, 59, founded the business in the fall of 2008, during the...

Chilled to Go: Haute Sweets Patisserie’s Ice Cream Sandwiches Are Soft, Cold Perfection

2 hours ago by Taylor Adams
It may be safe to say many of us had more ice cream treats as kids than we do as adults: Push-pops (when I was a kid the Flinstones were on these for some reason), those cones with vanilla ice cream and that nut-studded chocolate shell on top and ice...

Dallas' 'Pop Up Camp' Seeks to Erase Kids' Coronavirus Woes

2 hours ago by Simone Carter
Water balloons, rockets, snow cones and slime get top billing in most kids’ pantheon of summer vacation favorites. Luckily for children in Dallas’ high-poverty Frazier neighborhood, they now get to experience mainstays like those every Wednesday. After the pandemic hit, multiple Dallas nonprofits teamed to throw Pop Up Camp, a...

Ellen Once Again Reassures Us Everything Will ‘Be Okay’ in Her New Single and Music Video

2 hours ago by Karyna Micaela
Ellen Once Again’s new single and music video, “Be Okay,” provides reassurance that these anxiety-ridden times are temporary. The pop-soul singer-songwriter, whose real name is Ellen Hinton, describes her artist name as a tongue-in-cheek response to the realization that she is not the only Ellen in the entertainment industry. While...

Chip And Jo Are Baaaack to Turn Waco Homes Into Farmhouse Dreams

2 hours ago by Paige Skinner
Good morning to you, you diehard Chip and Joanna Gaines fan. Life got hard for you when they announced in 2017 that they would end Fixer Upper, their HGTV show about remodeling homes in Waco after five seasons, didn't it? You were all, "Wah! How will I know what is...

‘Seasons and Rhythm/Estaciones y Ritmo’ Project Reflects Vibrant Culture of Oak Cliff

1 day ago by Lauren Drewes Daniels
The measured ka-thunk of cars passing overhead and a summer breeze funneling through the underpass was a fitting stage for the unveiling of an art project titled “Seasons and Rhythm/Estaciones y Ritmo” Saturday morning. A group of community leaders, neighbors, police officers and firefighters gathered for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at...

A Blue Lives Matter Group Set Up a Rally at a Historically Black Dallas Church

1 day ago by Eva Raggio
There was a Blue Lives Matter rally at Friendship-West Baptist Church in southern Dallas last weekend. On Sunday, of all days. The church has a prominent Black Lives Matter banner displayed on its facade, and its music department has longtime ties with noted soul artists such as Shaun Martin and...

Nearly 50 Years After a DPD Officer Killed Santos Rodriguez, Activists Raise Money for His Mother

1 day ago by Tyler Hicks
When Angela Andrade was growing up, the story of Santos Rodriguez was a cautionary tale. Her family members would detail how 12-year-old Rodriguez and his 14-year-old brother were dragged from their home in Dallas' old Little Mexico neighborhood and thrown into a Dallas Police Department vehicle. The details still haunt...

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