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Do You Love Food and Writing About Food? The Dallas Observer is Looking for Food Writers

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Do You Love Food and Writing About Food? The Dallas Observer is Looking for Food Writers


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Sound on Sound Is Canceled, But You Can See Many of the Same Bands in Dallas That Week

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Sound on Sound Is Canceled, But You Can See Many of the Same Bands in Dallas That Week


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The Show-Stopper Hot Chicken Wings in Dallas

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The Show-Stopper Hot Chicken Wings in Dallas


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NFL can't tolerate players disrespecting flag, says Dallas Cowboys owner

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Dallas man killed in crash on Oregon coast

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Dallas man killed in crash on Oregon coast


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Tickets for One of Dallas' Best Barbecue Fests Go on Sale Today, and They'll Sell Out Fast

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Tickets for One of Dallas' Best Barbecue Fests Go on Sale Today, and They'll Sell Out Fast


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Tickets Are Now On Sale for the 2017 Dallas Observer Music Awards Showcase

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Tickets Are Now On Sale for the 2017 Dallas Observer Music Awards Showcase


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Dallas Man Busted for His Role in Gas Station ID Theft Ring
Carrollton police have arrested a Dallas man they believe worked with five others to steal more than $500,000 from drivers whose identities they stole off at gas station pumps across North and East Texas. According to Carrollton cops, Yoandi Valdez, 33, worked with a crew that installed internal skimmers on credit card terminals in cities such as Dallas, Arlington and Tyler   Read More ...
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Tags: Fuel |  Fuel stations | 
Mary Kay Dallas home, designed by esteemed architect Frank L. Meier, listed at $1.675 million
Published 3:07 pm, Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Texas real estate fans might be well acquainted with the famous "Pink Mary Kay Mansion" in Dallas, but the late beauty and skincare mogul just put a different (but no less lovely) home on the market. Mary Kay Ash's, the late Mary Kay Cosmetics founder, other Dallas home, built in 1969, is now up for grabs and it comes with an impressive architectural pedigree   Read More ...
Dallas Police Say 911 Call Center Back on Track After Crisis
Dallas Police Department officials announced Wednesday that they've solved many of the issues that led to soaring 911 wait times during a crisis that stretched from last fall into the spring. Staffing levels have been increased, facilities have been improved and police officers, called into emergency duty taking 911 calls, are back on the streets, said David Pughes, Dallas first assistant police chief, on Wednesday   Read More ...
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The Roots Gave an Athletic Performance in Irving, Backed by Dallas Pops and Famous Friends
Recommended For You EXPAND The Roots perform with the Dallas Pops and a host of famous friends at the Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory. The Roots Gave an Athletic Performance in Irving, Backed by Dallas Pops and Famous Friends A Night of Symphonic Hip-Hop. with the Roots, Dallas POPS, Chaka Khan, Erykah Badu, Robert Glasper and Bilial. The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, Irving   Read More ...
What to Do This Weekend: Dallas Coffee Day, Texas Veggie Fair and Beerland
Recommended For You What to Do This Weekend: Dallas Coffee Day, Texas Veggie Fair and Beerland Whether you're a staunch vegan, cocktail enthusiast or sober AF coffee guzzler, there's an event this weekend in DFW to keep you busy and full. Go nuts: A couple of events and many drinks remain before Fort Worth Cocktail Week comes to a close   Read More ...
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Marcus Garrett sings, Self talks rotation, starters at cancer benefit
Kansas’ basketball players were told to share a fun fact about themselves during introductions at the eighth-annual Ladies Night Out benefit for cancer research Wednesday at Allen Fieldhouse. “I’m from Dallas, Texas (and) I like to sing,” freshman combo guard Marcus Garrett told 450 attendees while quickly trying to pass the microphone to fellow newcomer Charlie Moore. “Wait, wait,” KU coach Bill Self said, asking Garrett to perform, “Just a couple bars of ‘This is Me,’ ” in an impromptu fieldhouse crooning session   Read More ...
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Dallas Poetry Slam Headliner Saul Williams Recaptures His Anger
For the better part of two decades, musician, poet, writer, rapper, actor and philosopher Saul Williams has been challenging the status quo. “At the end of the day, I just make beats while the world burns,” Williams tells the Observer. He's a quiet man with a reserved disposition and speaks in a slow, measured cadence. His voice has a world-weary air, but Williams isn't burnt   Read More ...
NFL will stage draft in Dallas next April
NEW YORK | The NFL draft is headed for Dallas. Well, for AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, which the Cowboys call home. It’s the first time the draft will happen in an NFL stadium. The Cowboys will host the 2018 draft from April 28-30. Virtually every NFL city, plus the Pro Football Hall of Fame site in Canton, Ohio, has expressed interest in holding the draft now that the league moves it around   Read More ...
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NFL will stage draft in Dallas next April
NEW YORK Well, for AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, which the Cowboys call home. It's the first time the draft will happen in an NFL stadium. The Cowboys will host the 2018 draft in April. Virtually every NFL city, plus the Pro Football Hall of Fame site in Canton, Ohio, has expressed interest in holding the draft now that the league moves it around   Read More ...
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NFL will stage draft in Dallas next April
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL draft is headed for Dallas. Well, for AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, which the Cowboys call home. It's the first time the draft will happen in an NFL stadium. The Cowboys will host the 2018 draft in April. Virtually every NFL city, plus the Pro Football Hall of Fame site in Canton, Ohio, has expressed interest in holding the draft now that the league moves it around   Read More ...
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10 Best Honky Tonks in Dallas-Fort Worth
Recommended For You 10 Best Honky Tonks in Dallas-Fort Worth Dallas-Fort Worth loves country music. It launched country legends Bob Wills, Charley Pride, the Dixie Chicks and Ray Price, and there are plenty of cowboy bars and honky-tonks in the area where you can hear the next big thing. If you're into 10-gallon hats and ostrich boots, here are 10 places where you'll fit right in — and perhaps find the next guitar-picking, twanged up superstar   Read More ...
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Tags: Music |  Music Genres |  Country Music | 
Dallas to host 2018 NFL draft after one year in Philadelphia
After setting attendance records in Philadelphia, the NFL draft will go to the Dallas area. The 2018 draft will be at the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, from April 26-28. It’s the first time the draft will be held in an NFL stadium, and the scene will be considerably different from last year when it was held on the Art Museum steps   Read More ...
NFL will hold 2018 draft at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys
The NFL decided Wednesday that its 2018 draft will be held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. It will mark the first time the draft has been held inside a stadium, although the place will be set up as an indoor-outdoor venue with the roof and giant doors open. The draft takes place April 26-28. Philadelphia played host to last year’s draft on the steps of the city’s art museum, and the crowd there vigorously booed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell   Read More ...
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PBS Does West Dallas, and Nobody Comes Out a Hero
Recommended For You PBS Does West Dallas, and Nobody Comes Out a Hero Last week, the national PBS television program , part of a series on the national affordable housing crisis. Khraish is somebody I have written about a lot in the last year, and the Frontline piece evoked strong feelings in me — good, bad and ugly. My own feelings notwithstanding, it’s immensely significant that the seasoned, accomplished reporters and producers who put this piece together chose Khraish as a national focal point   Read More ...
Cite-and-Release for Pot Possession Will (Finally) Start in Dallas in December
Starting Dec. 1, no one busted in the city of Dallas for possessing 4 ounces or less of marijuana will be required to spend the night in jail. With a 4-1 vote Tuesday, the Dallas County Commissioners Court cleared the way for the policy to take effect. Instead, individuals cited for pot possession will be given a citation and required to show up to at least two court dates   Read More ...
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Galveston, San Antonio, Dallas and other Texas cities in the late 1800s
We can thank 19th century families' entertainment demands for these fascinating photos of Texas in the late 1800s through about 1915. According to the New York Public Library, which owns these images and released a vast collection of them for public use in January, stereoscopes had become so popular by the 1850s that they were "perhaps second only to reading as a personal leisure activity   Read More ...
New Council Member Kevin Felder Turns a South Dallas Sacred Cow Into Chili Meat
EXPAND A triptych of Dallas City Council member Lee Kleinman reacting to Kevin Felder's criticism of the South Dallas Fair Park Trust Fund. Since T.C. Broadnax took office as Dallas city manager in February, I have had the feeling he was waiting to see just how sacred some of the city’s sacred cows were. Yesterday, he got a clear message that at least one of them, the weirdly named South Dallas Fair Park Trust Fund, may be ready for the butcher   Read More ...
The Sweet Cafe Hidden Inside a North Dallas Garden Shop
EXPAND Tucked away behind the perennials and yard ornaments, the Cafe at North Haven Gardens is a pleasant find for Dallas' green thumbs. Observer food and drink writers are celebrating an abundance of diverse, delicious restaurants and bars around Dallas, places that don’t often (or ever) get mentioned by big-name food media, trendsetters, bloggers or chefs. We’re taking you outside of the ordinary to help you discover something new   Read More ...
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Dallas Artist Illustrates New Toadies Music Video for "Broke Down Stupid"
A Dallas artist has helped the Toadies create a new animated music video a month after the release of their latest album, The Lower Side of Uptown. When The Toadies approached Clay Stinnett to illustrate the track "Broke Down Stupid," the band's singer, Vaden Todd Lewis, had an idea in mind. “It’s a twisted story that deserves a twisted video,” Toadies guitarist Clark Vogeler says   Read More ...
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Dallas FBI Searching for 'Country Boy Bandits' Bank Robbers
The Dallas FBI needs the public's help identifying a gang of bank robbers the bureau is calling the "Country Boy Bandits" after a string of bank robberies in North Texas. An unknown number of robbers and a getaway driver have hit six banks and convenience stores in Fort Worth and Grapevine in the last five months. In each of the robberies, a single masked gunman has entered a bank or convenience store and demanded cash   Read More ...
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Tags: Crimes |  Robberies |  Bank robbery |  Robbers | 
Gulls go for opening series split Saturday vs. Dallas
SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego Gulls will try to get a split of their two-game series with the Texas Stars Saturday night at Valley View Casino Center after losing their season opener 3-1 before a sellout crowd. "We are going to be a lot better," said Escondido native Austin Ortega, who scored the Gulls goal Friday night. "The message was clear (from coach Dallas Eakins) -- We got beat tonight and it's not acceptable   Read More ...
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Joan Baez Will Perform in Dallas for Free to Help Refugees
At 76, Joan Baez remains a vital voice in music. A pioneer in the folk genre, she’s been open about her political leanings since the early '60s. She’s on a joint tour with Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, James McMurtry and Lila Downs, billed as Concerts for Refugees. All of the artists on this tour are performing without payment, hoping to raise awareness about the Jesuit Refugee Service   Read More ...
Food News: Tacodeli Expands to Plano, Al Biernat's Opens in North Dallas and More
If you love Tacodeli's Otto breakfast taco, we've got good news: Tacodeli is opening two new locations in Plano next year. In this week's round-up of food news, Tacodeli continues its DFW taco takeover, and it's not the only independent restaurant that's expanding in DFW in the coming year: A few months after announcing its second Dallas location was opening this fall at The Hill shopping center, a new mixed-use development at the northeast corner of Central Expressway and Walnut Hill Lane, comes word of two more new Tacodeli locations in Plano: Parkwood Village at Parkwood Boulevard and Highway 121 near Stonebriar Centre and Legacy West ("slated for opening 1st quarter 2018") and Preston Road and West Park Boulevard near Whole Foods ("slated for opening 2nd quarter 2018")   Read More ...
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City Attorney Wins a Big One on Water, but Dallas Gets Soaked Anyway
Dallas' mayor is crowing about a settlement on rates that the city attorney reached recently with an East Texas water authority, and he’s right. Our new city attorney, Larry Casto, did way better than his predecessors, meaning he more or less pulled our bacon out of the trashcan, where somebody tossed it after it was plucked from the fire after it fell out of the frying pan   Read More ...
Dallas Observer Mixtape with Jumbii Soul
The drum and bass scene in Dallas has a fire underneath it, and Jumbii Soul is just one example. Jumbii Soul is a collaboration between DJs and producers BigESoul and Jumbii. For this week's Observer mixtape, they're in full-blown drum and bass mode although their music backgrounds have led them to explore a variety of genres. These two scene vets clue us in to their journey as DJs and what brought them together   Read More ...
After 22 Years, Cosmic Cafe Is Dallas' Most Easygoing, Unpretentious Vegetarian Restaurant
All-American is a series that looks at beloved, longstanding North Texas eateries and examines their histories while exploring how the food has changed — for the good or bad — over the years. A little more than 22 years ago, Praveen Sachden sat and sipped chai with friend Kumar Pallana in a little house off Oak Lawn Avenue. Sachden was used to popping over for tea and rifling through his friend’s books   Read More ...
Dallas Police Release Video of Deadly Encounter In Strip Club Parking Lot
The Dallas Police Department needs the public's help identifying a suspect in a Wednesday morning shooting in the parking lot of a Dallas strip club. The shooting, which took place at about 5:15 a.m., left one man dead and a woman wounded in the leg, according to police. In the video, a white, four-door Cadillac can be seen circling XTC Cabaret's parking lot, just off Stemmons Freeway   Read More ...
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Las Vegas shooter's longtime friend says he was a man who 'cared about everybody'
LAS VEGAS A friend and longtime employee of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock said the 64-year-old “cared about everybody” and tried his best to “make people happy,” the Daily Mail reports. Lisa Crawford, of Dallas, Texas, who managed an apartment that Paddock owned from 2006 to 2012, spoke to ABC News’ “Good Morning America,” fighting back tears as she tried reconcile the man she knew with the one who killed 58 people and wounded nearly 500 more when he opened fire on concertgoers from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel   Read More ...
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Retro Texas house is a midcentury modern stunner on the Disney Streets in Dallas
Updated 4:05 pm, Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Midcentury modern design mania isn't losing momentum. The style revival is more popular now than a few years ago, when it began to be seen in store showrooms and magazine spreads. Some real estate agents are amplifying the movement by specializing in selling homes built in the 1950s and '60s, and by playing up their retro architectural features   Read More ...
New Mexico official’s airport gun charges dropped in Texas
CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A Dallas grand jury has declined to indict an Eastern New Mexico city official for bringing a loaded gun into an airport. a grand jury in Dallas County returned a no-bill vote last month against Paul Nelson, the information technology director for the city of Clovis. Dallas police records show Nelson was arrested on a work-related trip June 11 after a Transportation Security Administration employee at Love Field Airport found a loaded semi-automatic   Read More ...
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Spoon Frontman Britt Daniel Opens Up About Childhood in Dallas, Return to Matador
You probably think of Britt Daniel as an Austin guy. After all, it's where he co-founded the longstanding indie-rock band Spoon with drummer Jim Eno in the '90s. But Daniel has just as many ties to Dallas. Not only did Spoon find more than one keyboard player here, but Daniel also spent much of his childhood in Dallas. After his parents divorced, Daniel split his time between living with his mother in Temple and with his father in Dallas, where his mother's family also lived   Read More ...
Dallas Comics Remember the Generosity of Ralphie May
EXPAND Comedian Ralphie May performs a show at the Addison Improv. "He could take a joke better than anyone," says Improv manager Sean Traynor. To become a good comedian, you have to learn more than how to tell a good joke. You also have to learn how to take one. Forty-five-year-old comedian Ralphie May, who died of cardiac arrest Friday at his home in Las Vegas probably heard every fat joke in the world   Read More ...
Do You Love Food and Writing About Food? The Dallas Observer is Looking for Food Writers
The Dallas Observer's food writing team is a jocular misfit crew of freelance writers who love food — like, really, really love food, enough that they enjoy using their spare time to find interesting new dishes, explore hidden dining gems and learn the history of Dallas restaurants. On our crew we've got a barbecue expert, a burger scholar, a cocktail maven and someone whose job is going to brunch every weekend and writing about it   Read More ...
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Sound on Sound Is Canceled, But You Can See Many of the Same Bands in Dallas That Week
After Sound on Sound lost a major investor, talent buyer Graham Williams was forced to pull the plug on the second year of the Austin music festival just five weeks before 73 acts were scheduled to descend upon the Sherwood Forest. “We are extremely saddened to announce today that Sound On Sound Fest 2017 is being cancelled,” read a Friday press release sent by festival organizers   Read More ...
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Tags: Music |  Bands | 
New Dallas Police Chief Will Shake Up Command Staff, Detectives in Effort to Streamline Department
New Dallas police Chief U. Renee Hall will execute a major shakeup of her department in order to get more cops on the street and streamline the Dallas Police Department's command structure. Hall plans to cut down from nine assistant chiefs to two or three and from 14 deputy chiefs to about half that number. Additionally, Hall will consider reassigning officers serving as detectives or as members of task forces to the department's patrol division in order to reduce response times and create a more visible police presence in high-crime areas   Read More ...
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The Real Dallas, the New One, Is not What You See on the Cover — We Hope
EXPAND Ted Nugent; his wife, Shemane Nugent; Jerry Jones and Stonewall Jackson: Yes, they are on the cover of the book called "Dallas." But please turn the page. Amazon, if you’re still out there somewhere and you’re still looking at us for your new subheadquarters, I have a favor to ask. Please don’t judge our book by the cover. I know, I know   Read More ...
Dallas council members inundated with threats over Lee statue removal
By Tristan Hallman, The Dallas Morning News. Published 8:36 pm, Monday, October 9, 2017 The Dallas Morning News (TNS) DALLAS–Since voting last month to remove the Robert E. Lee statue from an Oak Lawn park, Dallas City Council member Jennifer Staubach Gates has been called a traitor, a disgrace and a failure. And those are among some of the tamer comments that her office has received   Read More ...
The Show-Stopper Hot Chicken Wings in Dallas
We consume them in cascading mountains. The stats from the National Chicken Council read like satire: The NCC’s 2017 Wing Report (Americans are so batshit about chicken wings that the National Chicken Council does a Wing Report annually) projected 1.33 billion wings would be eaten on Super Bowl Sunday earlier this year, which is enough to stretch from Massachusetts to Georgia 80 times   Read More ...
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Tags: Food and Drinks |  Meat |  Poultry |  Chicken |  Chicken Wings | 
Shane McMahon Hospitalized After Jumping Off Cage At ‘Hell In A Cell’
At Hell in a Cell, SmackDown Live Commissioner Shane McMahon leaped off the top of the cage in an attempt to elbow drop Kevin Owens. As expected, Shane has a history of taking death-defying spots during his matches, garnering a high level of anticipation for every bout. Similar to his match with The Undertaker at in Dallas, Texas, Shane unsuccessfully performed the off-the-cage spot, leaving him unable to recover in quick fashion   Read More ...
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Victory or Bust: Dallas Makes $4 Billion Bet in Back-Pay Battle With Cops, Firefighters
Faced with the real threat that Dallas could go bankrupt if it loses a bundle of police and firefighter pay lawsuits, the mayor and a majority on the City Council are ready to roll the dice. They’ve rejected a potential $300 million settlement offer, choosing instead to take their chances in a Collin County courtroom. Dallas will walk out of that courtroom either clean as a whistle or broke   Read More ...
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