Dallas (Texas)

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2014

    Here's What the Houston-Dallas Bullet Train Routes Might Look Like

    A more concrete picture of the high-speed bullet train from Dallas to Houston is emerging now that Texas Central Railway, the private company behind the multibillion dollar project, has revealed the two routes the line may take. The bullet train, meant to rival air travel between the two cities, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    How Contagious is Ebola?

    It's been odd to watch the folks up in Dallas handle being ground zero for the first Ebola case in the United States. Ebola is a nasty, frightening disease, but Dallas and state officials have been cucumber-cool about the whole thing. First, they had a patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, who recently arriv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2014

    Ebola Has Landed in Texas, But Keep Calm

    Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably heard that a man was diagnosed with Ebola up in Dallas on Tuesday. For anyone that has ever seen Outbreak, this may seem like a good time to panic, but that's what both experts and politicians are urging everyone not to do. Dr. Charles Ericsso ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 25, 2014
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    August 12, 2014

    Austinite Joelle Cousins Wins "Best Texas Sommelier" Competition

    Austinite Joelle Cousins (above, center) took home the "best Texas sommelier 2014" title at the conclusion of the annual sommelier conference Texsom in Dallas last night. Cousins competed against 24 Texan sommeliers, including seven Houstonians, for the honor.

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    I Ate One of the Best Meals of My Life This Weekend...And It Was in Dallas

    Some people call it sibling rivalry. Others say that Houstonians are jealous that Dallas is thought of a wealthy and sophisticated, while we have more of a gritty, urban reputation. Maybe it's because Dallas always seems to get national attention for good things, while we end up on lists for crime a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    Cover Story: Private Companies Score Huge Property-Tax Breaks, Homeowners Don't

    The old AstroWorld site, the Dallas Country Club, Valero refineries in the San Antonio and Port Arthur areas, and Western Refinery out in El Paso are a handful of high-end properties that have ditched millions of dollars in property taxes to the detriment of school districts, firefighters and emerge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Strap In For The Cowpunk Ballad of T. Tex Edwards

    The gig is flying a bit under the radar, but Saturday the Big Top hosts T. Tex Edwards, one of the legends of early Texas punk. Known as one of the earliest cowpunks, Edwards was butchering George Jones songs when Jason and the Scorchers were still sloppin' hogs in Iowa. He has always specialized ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2014

    Does Dallas Make Better Margaritas Than Houston?

    That headline is ridiculous, because, of course Dallas, doesn't make better margaritas than Houston. I mean really, the suggestion is laughable. Yet here we are, with just one week left of a Margarita Madness bracket presented by our parent company, Voice Media Group. We hadn't yet reported on it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2014

    Houston in Top 10 Move Destinations in U.S., But Behind Dallas

    For the second straight year, Houston is ranked sixth on Penske Truck Rental's list of most popular move destinations of 2013. This is not surprising given both how economically friendly the city is and how freaking bad ass we are -- just ask like everyone ever. But, some of the other locations on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    Five of the Most Interesting Videos on the JFK Assasination

    Everyone and their dog is talking about the day President John F. Kennedy was shot in Dallas, 50 years ago today. There are countless videos, documentaries and newspaper inches spilling out as we lead up to the actual anniversary. In case you want a refresher course on some of the happenings of that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    Has "Nut Country" (Dallas) Been Rehabilitated Since the JFK Assassination?

    "We're heading into nut country today," President John F. Kennedy said to Jackie on the morning of November 22, 1963 -- 50 years ago today. Nut country was Dallas, Texas. The city had gained a reputation as "nut country" because of incidents like: In the years and months before Kennedy was assassi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    State Water Plan All Lawed Up, But Will Voters Care to Fund it?

    To the surprise and shock of nobody -- aka almost everybody -- legislators managed to get together and pass the state water infrastructure plan before the 83rd Legislative Session ended. They did it by basically breaking the legislation into pieces and passing each piece separately, including the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    Down Boy: Texas Ranks Third in Most Dog Bites in the U.S.

    Being a mail carrier for the postal service must be a bitch, particularly in older neighborhoods where they have to walk up to houses instead of just driving by a mailbox. There's the heat and carrying a big pack full of mail. But, perhaps the worst part is the fear of being attacked by a dog. Any a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Happy Mother's Day, From the Cheddar's Family

    "It's hog killin' weather," my grandmother announced in weary voice, her East Texas twang hobbling the words as they spilled out. It's hawg killun waythuh. She sat her purse down on the kitchen counter and shuffled into the living room as my mother closed the garage door behind us with a sigh. No on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Pissed Grave: Let's Pee On American Hitler

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Houston Press we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. I live for a band like Dallas' Pissed Grave, honestly. Oh, not because they're especially brilliant or move me musically or anything. I just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    Dallas Most Superficial City, But Houston's Close, "Study" Says

    In the annals of pots, kettles and blackness, there is this: An online-dating service calling out a city for being superficial. Since that city is Dallas, we can't disagree, but that's not the point, dammit. There are a lot of good things about making decisions on people via their online-dating pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Dallas Baseball Fans Suck, Former Ranger Star Josh Hamilton Says

    Josh Hamilton is no longer a Texas Ranger, meaning the Dallas-Fort Worth area is deprived of its chance to spot the recovering alcoholic in bars and be subjected yet again to his Jesus-centric quotes. Maybe he should stick to proselytizing, because all he's doing now is pissing off Dallas fans. Ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Rockets Crash Back to Earth With Losses to Division Rivals

    Check out our slideshow from the Thunder game! This was not the best weekend ever for Houston sports fans. The Texans...well, let's just leave them to their misery and inevitable playoff floundering and talk about the other team that went from boom to bust, the Houston Rockets. Of course, there wer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Dallas Beer Scene: Lakewood Brewing Brings Its A Game

    It's been a big year for craft beer in Texas. One of the biggest stories, however, is news that hasn't quite made its way down to Houston. Dallas is currently experiencing a boom in breweries as big as, if not bigger than, the expansion Houston and Austin have seen in past years. Dallas/Fort Worth a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    Dallas Beer Scene: The Common Table Owner Corey Pond Gives Us an Insider's Look at What's Brewing in DFW

    It's been quite the year for craft beer in Texas. One of the biggest stories, however, is news that hasn't quite made its way down to Houston. Dallas is currently experiencing a boom in breweries that's as big as, if not bigger than, the expansions Houston and Austin have seen in past years. (See "T ... More >>

  • Music

    November 22, 2012
  • Music

    October 4, 2012
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    September 24, 2012

    Saturday: The American Heist, Venomous Maximus Rawk Dallas' Riot Fest

    Riot Fest Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas Saturday, September 22 See "The People of Riot Fest 2012" in our sister paper Dallas Observer's slideshow. If you couldn't get enough of Rise Against and The Gaslight Anthem the other night -- and were willing to drive four hours up to Dallas -- the first Tex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    Venomous Maximus, American Heist Barrel Into Dallas' Riot Fest

    This week our sister paper the Dallas Observer and their music blog DC9 At Night talked to Houston's own Venomous Maximus -- namely lead singer Gregg Higgins and guitarist Christian Larson -- for their "My First Show" series. Rewind: Venomous Maximus Head Out Onto the Highway For Summer Tour Roc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Please To Kindly Eff Off: Texans Apparently Both Polite and Potty-Mouthed on Twitter

    One side effect of social networking that is rarely discussed by the public at large is the massive amounts of data gathered every day about our habits online. Every time you publish something on Twitter or Facebook or, God help you, MySpace, it is cataloged, not by some evil secret government (that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    Does Dallas-Fort Worth Have the Worst Tippers in the State?

    Last week, Eater alerted the great foodie masses to a website called Lousy Tippers that contains a pretty scary database of the nation's worst tippers. "There is a consequence," the site preaches ominously from its header. Call it the ultimate form of societal pressure to make sure you leave a grat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    Zapruder-Style Breakdown Of The Worst National Anthem Performance Ever

    My general rule of thumb when it comes to snark or out and out ridicule is that kids are off limits. I have three kids of my own, and they're not perfect. I get it. However, there are rare exceptions, and on those occasions what you'll usually find is that any derision of young people doing offensiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Chris Barrier of The Refinery on Boston, Bar Fights and Frozen Jack and Diet Coke Slushies

    Sitting in the shadow of the Pierce Elevated just west of downtown, The Refinery at 702 Dallas is one of the newest bars in town. With the bar still in the midst of construction, a carpenter was laying down the beginnings of a large patio out front while I polished off The Refinery's Texamex burger. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Dining In Dallas: Bolsa Is Totally My Bag

    My grandmother and grandfather had their first date at a Mexican restaurant in Oak Cliff, just south of downtown Dallas, after the end of World War II. These days, there are still plenty of Mexican restaurants to be found in this rapidly gentrifying part of town, but it's now also home to an eclecti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Mala Sichuan's Big Sister Disappoints in Dallas

    Visiting family in Dallas this weekend, I found myself with a little down time to explore a city I very nearly grew up in but know very little about. I spent my summers as a kid split into three very different settings: Houston, Dallas and a cattle ranch in Henderson, and only eating out in one of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Somehow, Red Bull Has Become Very Important To Underground Rap In Texas

    A white guy, two black guys and a Mexican walk into a club. Harharhar. This coming Wednesday, February 1, Warehouse Live will host the inaugural show of the Red Bull Skooled tour. (If you've any concerns about the validity of the relationship Red Bull has rap, you're encouraged to read this, whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2011

    Openings & Closings: Refined Refineries

    Photo courtesy of FacebookThe Refinery is bringing two things Houstonians love to its quiet corner of Midtown: burgers and booze.​As if the news that Dallas's Burger House and Colorado's Elevation Burger are coming to town wasn't enough, Houston's getting another interesting-looking addition t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Mediocrity Is Served at the South Fork Ranch on Top Chef: Texas

    O HAI GUYS DID WE MENTION WE'RE STILL IN DALLAS?​I have one thing to say in advance of tonight's episode: Dean Fucking Fearing. Thank God. An honest-to-Christ Texas chef as a judge on this show for a change. That out of the way, on to the Quickfire Round! Fearing, as mentioned, is the guest judg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    The Longhorn Network's Sad, Defensive Twitter Account

    Come on: You can see us in TWO bars in Dallas!!!​College football fans all across the nation are eagerly awaiting the biggest game of the decade: LSU-Alabama Texas-Kansas. Unfortunately for those (very few) fans, the game is being broadcast on the Longhorn Network, an operation with all the r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Comment of the Day: The Only Way I-45 Could Be Worse

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Meatloaf Tacos at Good 2 Go Taco in Dallas

    The meatloaf taco, left, is topped with a sweet Sriracha ketchup.​This year, Good 2 Go Taco won a Best of Dallas® award from our sister paper, the Dallas Observer, for best menu expansion. Until very recently, the women behind Good 2 Go -- Jeana Johnson and Colleen O'Hare -- were selling thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Final Suspect in Houston Jewelry Heist Captured Outside Dallas

    The third and final suspect in the burglary of KARAT 22 Jewelers that netted him and his partners $6 million in jewelry on February 5 was finally captured outside of Dallas, according to police. Kelvin Lynn O'Brien, 44, was arrested late Saturday night at a Dallas nightclub by police following up o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Is Houston's Handsome Bank Robber a Dallas Dude?

    FBIThe Houston robbery​Recently we told you of the FBI's search for a man they dubbed the "handsome bank robber," who was described as being "older, well-dressed and accessorized." Those accessories included a black semiautomatic pistol, but that's just how he rolls. The item rang a bell wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    TV Dinner: This Week in Food TV

    ​With so many food-related shows on television, it's hard to keep up -- it's not just the Food Network anymore. I don't know what I'd do without my DVR. This week gave us premieres, finales and Liza Minelli. Here's a roundup of some of the shows this week. Spoiler alert! The Great Food Truck ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2011

    UPDATE: Kings Of Leon Breakdown Onstage In Dallas; Woodlands Rescheduled For Sept. 22

    UPDATE X2: Kings of Leon's Woodlands date has been rescheduled for September 22. UPDATE: We have just called the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion business office and they have said the show has been postponed. No further details have been given, and no new date has been set as of this time. Band Of ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 28, 2011

    Doting Mama

    Tamarie Cooper returns to poke mostly gentle fun at the U.S. and delivers a new national anthem.

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Bedbugs in Houston: Hey, We Ain't Too Bad

    Probably from Dallas.​Anytime there's a list involving annoying bugs or pests, you expect Houston to be making a bold bid for the title. But exterminator giant Terminix has just released its list of the worst bedbug-infested cities in America, and Houston isn't on it. We don't make the top 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Lesbian Video!! Get In on the Action!!

    Get in on the action.​Are you a lesbian? Are you single? Do you live in Texas? Are you not freaked out by the idea of living your life online? No, we're not here to offer you a gig on our fledgling "erotica" Web site, but to tip you off to a casting call for thw web reality series Lezbeproud. ... More >>

  • News

    March 24, 2011

    Super Bowling for Dollars

    The great American game is another chance to foist false research on a gullible media

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    First Texas In-N-Out Location to Open in May

    Photo courtesy of​The OC Register described In-N-Out Burger's latest business move as "a giant leap into uncharted territory." Honestly, you'd think they were pitching tents on the moon. But in this case, they're referring to the beloved California burger chain's decision t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Cowboy Diaries: Yvan Jayne -- Gave Up His French Accent To Be A Cowboy

    Mandy OaklanderYvan Jayne, bareback​True cowboys and cowgirls are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Four Myths About Super Bowl Radio Row

    ​I got to cross another item off of my list of radio career "firsts" this past week, attending my first Radio Row in Dallas for this year's Super Bowl from Monday through Wednesday. For someone that grew up on sports talk radio, the feeling I got walking around Radio Row was the same feelin ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 13, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Dallas Observer: The big Texas dining news last week came out of Dallas (I know ... More >>

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