Dallas (Texas)

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2014

    Lee-Lonn Pens a Lustful Love Letter On Deprived EP

    MIXTAPE OF THE WEEK: Lee-Lonn, Deprived In order for you to believe Lee-Lonn Walker isn't a charming dude who could take your girl and mine (and probably your best friend's), you'd have to also believe he doesn't exist. Crazy, no? That's him, though. He doesn't have the physically imposing stature o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2014

    This Can't Be True About Our Drinking Water, But It Is

    So, according to an article in the Texas Tribune, we're drinking Dallas' toilet water. Maybe not that literal, but no doubt the folks up north are grinning from ear to ear on that one. The story comes in a piece about Wichita Falls dealing with drought and a move to turn treated sewer water into ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Larry McMurtry: Houston Is the Best Big City in Texas. Dallas Sucks.

    Author Larry McMurtry knows a thing or two about the Lone Star State, which is why when he talks, much like EF Hutton in the '70s, people listen. In this case, he was talking to Texas Monthly in an essay about Texas's biggest cities for their February issue, and, as reported on, he is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    A Feisty Texas Radio Road Trip with the Mike Stinson Band

    Lonesome Onry and Mean hasn't been out on the road with his son, Mike Stinson Band guitarist Lance Smith, in quite a while. But due to a propitious routing that took us to my father's place in Gatesville for a couple of days, LOM hit the highway with the band last weekend. It is worth noting that L ... More >>

  • Music

    January 26, 2012
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    August 3, 2011

    Defending Kings Of Leon: Blood Is Thicker Than Tequila

    Since there's been so much talk about Kings of Leon after Caleb Followill's abrupt "heat-induced" exit last Friday in Dallas, Tuesday afternoon Rocks Off's in-house brain trust emailed back and forth about the possible long-term effects of last weekend's events on the band. Mark C. AustinKings of L ... More >>

  • News

    June 9, 2011

    Finding Austin

    The neo city on the hills is a far cry from its cheap pot, cold beer and low-rent former ways.

  • Music

    March 3, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 6, 2011

    Black Eyed Pleeease!: Fergie & The Gang At The Super Bowl Halftime Show

    Earlier this week we chronicled for you our favorite Super Bowl halftime shows, from Petty and the Who, to the Boss and the Stones. Tonight we will be live-blogging all the musical attractions from Super Bowl XLV from Dallas, er, Arlington. ​ Lined up in the next few minutes we will see Christina ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    The 10 Sexiest (Male) Texans Of Our Lifetime

    Last week we gave you our 10 Sexiest Texans of Our Lifetime. It was a list that was, admittedly, vagina-biased. We make it up to the people who love guys with this definitive list, which involved more asking around than the first one. Here are, then, the 10 sexiest Texas men of our lives: 10. Sea ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 9, 2010
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    November 11, 2010

    Hewlett-Packard Pays $16.25 Million To Settle HISD Bribe Case

    Invent new ways to get contracts​Hewlett Packard has agreed to pay a $16.25 million fine to settle a case that involved improprer gift-giving to school-district employees in Houston and Dallas, the Associated Press is reporting. The allegations came in connection with the federal government's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Adam West of Monarch

    ​Eating Our Words recently sat down with Adam West, the newly appointed chef of the Monarch at Hotel ZaZa, on a gorgeous afternoon to talk about his culinary background and how it feels to cook for sitcom stars. Eating Our Words: Hi Adam. We hear that you have only been in Houston for a short ... More >>

  • Music

    October 14, 2010

    The Grand Theatre

    Old '97s snap back with new album.

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Going To Texas-OU? Look Out For DPS Troopers On The Way

    They're looking for you, Longhorn and Sooner fans​You can't say they didn't warn you: the Department of Public Safety has put out notice that they'll be lining the roads headed to Dallas for the Red River Shootout."Troopers will patrol IH-35, IH-45 and IH-20, and will be looking for drunk drivers, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 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. The Mighty Rib: Kevin's been on the road lately and reviewing restaurant far ou ... More >>

  • News

    September 23, 2010

    Ring Toss

    Fratboy fracas has Aggies on edge.

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Bullet Train Dream Still Remains Popular, If Not Likely To Happen

    Houston to Dallas High Speed Rail Presentation When we wrote earlier this week about a Japanese executive giving a presentation about a bullet train between Houston and Dallas, we really didn't think much of it. They've been talki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Bullet Train Between Dallas And Houston: It's Coming (Maybe)

    How about a Lone Star flag on the front of that thing?​Houston business leaders got briefed yesterday by a Japanese company looking to build a bullet train between Dallas and Houston, with mostly private funds.It's part of a U.S. offense by the Central Japan Railway, which, according to media repo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    TV & Film Production: Why Are Dallas And Austin Kicking Houston's Ass?

    Action!! (In Austin or Dallas)​Yesterday we spoke with Bob Hudgins, the head of the Texas Film Commission, about the mini-brouhaha over the movie Machete and possible Texas tax breaks.We then moved on to another subject: Why is Dallas getting all the film and TV work these days?Currently five majo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Vanilla Ice And 11 Other Artists Dallas Can Keep

    ​Tomorrow night at 2016 Mainstage, Houston gets to relive its (our?) dark white-rap past when Dallas native Vanilla Ice hits the stage at the venue formerly known Sammy's On Main. Yes, that Vanilla Ice, from our haughty neighbors to the north who can do no wrong in the eyes of Texas Monthly. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Guess Who's Skipping Houston This Time?

    Attention local musicians, music bloggers and music organizations: have something that should be included in Magnolia City Mixtape? Leave a comment below or email brittanie.shey (at) houstonpress (dot) com. • The Caprolites soothe our summer boredom with their new video for "I Need A lot," abov ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 29, 2010

    RealFilms Screening: Living with the Trinity

    How the Trinity River made political history

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Dickey's Barbecue Pit of Despair

    Looks aren't everything.​Have you ever wondered what the food that comes out of the replicator on board the Starship Enterprise tastes like? I mean, sure it looks like Tea, Earl Gray, Black. But do you think that Captain Picard ever sips on his hot cup of replicated tea and laments the fact th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Windpower Woodstock: George W. Bush, Limitless Swag & A Burgeoning Success Story

    Windmills in Texas -- as romantic-looking as in Holland​We used to love when oxymoronic news broke because a former editor would always exclaim, "Dogs are sleeping with cats! Film at 11!" Canines definitely hooked up with felines at Windpower 2010 this week in Dallas, where former President George ... More >>

  • News

    May 20, 2010

    The Twitterverse

    More than just cyberspace, the tweet life inspires people to make friends and adopt causes in person. It has a few problems, too.

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Krayolas Attack Arizona Immigration Law On "I'm Your Dirty Mexican"​ San Antonio Tex-Mex garage-rockers the Krayolas, who sharpened their political claws on the Little Steven-endorsed "Corrido (Twelve Heads In a Bag)," have set their sights on Arizona's controversial anti-immigration law on the band's new single "1070 (I'm Your Dirty Mexica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2010

    American Idol: The "Big D" Stands For Dull

    ​Last night's American Idol took the auditions to Dallas (or, more accurately, Arlington) for the sixth open-call episode of the season to date. The show seemed to be hold Dallas in high regard: It's where Kelly Clarkson was discovered in the first season back in 2002, so there's a sense that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2010

    Idol Beat: Goin' Through the Big D, and Don't Mean Dallas

    ​Last night's American Idol took the auditions to Dallas (or, more accurately, Arlington) for the sixth open-call episode of the season to date. The show seemed to be hold Dallas in high regard: It's where Kelly Clarkson was discovered in the first season back in 2002, so there's a sense that ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 16, 2009

    Stefan Merril Block

    Web exclusive!

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    March 17, 2009

    State Rep Wants To Break Up Houston & Dallas School Districts

    Everyone knows the Houston school district has some problems -- it's an urban school district, after all.But it's got nothing on the problems going on in Dallas. Investigations, a budget shortfall, vicious and public fighting between board members, parent groups, administration officials, it's a mes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    It's Knoll Design Day In Dallas, Home To The World's Most Famous Knoll

    Press release headlines that maybe should have been rethought: "Mayor of Dallas, Tom Leppert, Declares March 5th Knoll Design Day."In Dallas? Would that be a grassy knoll you're talking about?"OK, Dallasites, we are looking for your best knoll designs!! Where to hide that third shooter? Where should ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Houston: One Of The Worst Cities To Raise A Family

    Congratulations, Houston-- you're one of the 10 worst cities in which to raise a family.Don't feel so bad, though -- it seems just about every Texas city made this list, put together by Quality Health News (Motto: "Generic Name News was taken first").The listmakers said they looked at graduation rat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Viet-Tex-Mex: Fried Avocado Lettuce Wraps

    "Fried Avocado Lettuce Wraps" is the name of popular new appetizer on the menu of Matt's Rancho Martinez in Dallas. Invented by fourth-generation Tex-Mex chef Marco Martinez, the dish features chicken-fried avocado slices served with Vietnamese-style lettuce wraps and condiments along with a monkey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    The Sweet Smell Of Condenscension, From Harvard Via Dallas

    There's some sort of school up north called Harvard, or something like that (we guess it's like Rice), and it has some sort of business school.Now apparently when you get a degree from that there Harvard business school, you can pretty much pick and choose what city you want to work in. (Or, as they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Macon Greyson Puts the Moves on The Wrestler

    The Press has touted Dallas rock band Macon Greyson numerous times. Music Editor Chris Gray had its 20th Century Accidents as one of his top albums of 2007. National mags like No Depression, Paste and Amplifier have all raved about the band while our sister paper in Dallas, the Observer, h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    Rick's Cabaret Goes All-Nude -- In Dallas

    Rick's Cabaret, the company that is Houston's gift to horny losers across America, is making yet another bold move.It's opening the state's largest all-nude club. Well, the dancers are all nude; we presume the horny losers stay mostly clothed.Don't get your hopes (or any other part of your anatomy) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    Dominique Sachse, The Ball's In Your Court

    We were nosing around the blog of our sister paper the Dallas Observer and saw this item about a local newswoman's interview with George W. Bush.In reading the comments to it, we learned that the blogs of the local television newspeople in Dallas are a helluva different in Dallas than they are here. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 1, 2009

    Charlaine Harris

    The author of Living Dead in Dallas comes to Houston, where the living ain’t dead (at least not that we know of)

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    Perry vs. Perry

    In one of the more petulant and childish moves in restaurant nomenclature history, Perry's Restaurant in Dallas recently issued a call to their customers to help them come up with a new name upon learning that Houston-based Perry's Steakhouse will be moving into the area, thereby encroachi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    Houston's Infrastructure Wish List Is Half Of Dallas's

    With the holidays approaching, mayors across the country have published their equivalent of letters to Santa, and all they want for Christmas is a total of $73 billion in federal funding for municipal projects they say could kick-start job growth.The U.S. Conference of Mayors released this week the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2008

    Over the Weekend: JFK, Via Colori, ArtCrawl and Ugly Buildings

    Short week coming up, which is awesome. Wait, did we just say awesome? We meant totally stressful. Let's get to it.JFK's Assassination, 45 Years LaterCraig Hlavaty trucked up to Dallas to hang out with fellow conspiracy, um, buffs.Via ColoriMargaret Downing spent some time in downtown, looking at th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2008

    JFK's Assassination, 45 Years Later

    On Saturday, mourners and conspiracy theorists alike converged on Dealey Plaza in Dallas to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Every year this patch of land in the West End becomes a sort of one-stop shop for shadowy speculation and bitter discour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2008

    The Twilight Tour Hits Houston

    The Twilight Tour hit Hot Topic in the Galleria last night, and while there were a few screams and a few tears, the chaos that hit malls in other cities was avoided here. That could be because neither of the movie’s main stars, Kristen Stewart (human Bella) or Robert Pattinson (vampire Edward), wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Get Your Free Election Day Stuff (And Maybe Break the Law)

    Don't forget, Election Day is a great day for freebies. If you need a cab ride to the polls, it's free. Or at least the first $25 of the ride is. (Contrary to rumors, riding the bus or train is not free today, unless you live in Dallas or Austin or some other hippie town.) Then you can get a free ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2008

    Texas Girl Amanda Brooks Teaches Internet Prostitution 101

    Women: Have you ever dreamed about being a prostitute, but not the yucky street-walking kind? Maybe you were afraid of being called “whore” or “criminal defendant.” Well, a retired, Texas-born hooker has now written a pair of how-to books for you to get off your foot and on your back for yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2008

    This Just In: Radioheaded This Way

    If everyone who complains Dallas and Austin get all the good shows will kindly keep their mouths shut for the next few moments, Houstoned Rocks has a bit of happy news we’d like to report. Radiohead, those paradigm-busting, pitch-shifting Oxford rogues, released a list of cities for their upcoming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2007

    Pullem’ Up? Sometimes Dallas Makes It Way Too Easy

    As loyal Houstonians, far be it from us to pass up a chance to make fun of our neighbors a few hundred miles up I-45, but this time we’re hardly the only ones. Dallas showed up on NBC’s Today show, popular music blog Idolator and XXL magazine’s Web site – and that’s just this morning - for ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 4, 2007


    CAMH invites you to relive your parents’ favorite drama

  • Music

    June 1, 2006

    Screw October

    Justin Furstenfeld orders us to hate him. We obey.

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