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This weekend for Earth Day, make sure to remember the things you love about our great state. And celebrate them with some of Earth Day Dallas’ fantastic events, below.
You’ll be able to vote up to once an hour through May 8, and cast your ballots on your smartphone through our mobile website.
Today is not only Good Friday and Earth Day, but the start of Earth Day Dallas, and boy, am I ever glad the rain seems to be holding off. This evening’s activities would be so much less fun if I had to break out the banana-yellow poncho.
If you’ve wandered anywhere near the Arts District today, you’ve probably noticed a lot of tent-building and road-blockage.Â The massive two-day festival kicked off around 10 am this morning with the “Eco Expo” and continues into the evening with a pretty excellent line up of musical acts. If you’re lucky and have a half day today, check out Dem Southernfolkz at 2pm in Annette Strauss Square. Multitalented duo The O’s are on at 5 pm.
I know a lot of people will be attending church services tonight, but if regular Friday night fun is still on the agenda, might I suggest doing your drinking at Billiard Bar? The bar has teamed up with Zeus Comics to raise money for American Red Cross relief efforts in Japan, which makes for an evening right up my nerdy alley. The Comic Art Jam and Auction will feature notable graphic artists like James O’Barr (“The Crow”) and Kristian Donaldson, who did the cover art for the comic based on Joss Whedon’s webseries Dr. Horrible, drawing live. The work they create will be sold to highest bidder, and every single cent gets donated.
Enjoy this video of Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief (who was clearly separated at birth from Jack Warden). Yes, it’s funny when he bumps his arse on the building, but it’s even funnier when the camera pans out and you realize exactly how high in the air he is.
Richie Whitt isn’t the only person around here who doesn’t understand what it takes to be a good parent. James Nowlin is trying to unseat Councilwoman Angela Hunt in District 14. Good luck with that. Nowlin recently sent out a campaign mailer that says, in part:
Dallas can’t afford two more years of Hunt! DID YOU KNOW??? Your current councilmember was late or absent at 80% of Council meetings, missing 189 votes in the past term.
Let’s see here. Why would Hunt have missed 189 votes? Oh, right. SHE HAD A BABY. Hunt took five weeks off — you know, because she’s a total slacker, like Colby Lewis. One more thing: the Council votes on items every other Wednesday. During each voting session, the Council might tackle upwards of 100 items, which means that those 189 votes that Hunt missed equates to about two weeks of missed work.
It’s right here, courtesy of Evan Grant. A taste:
“Departures? Totally get it because at a funeral you’re saying goodbye to someone for the last time. But an arrival is merely saying hello to someone you’ll see the rest of your life.”
Fact: Like the author, I’ve never been a father, but I’m aware kids don’t pop out of Easy Bake Ovens. They come from humans and in an often long and painful birthing process. Sometimes serious complications arise. And if there isn’t a complication, well, then a father has been there for the creation of life. There can’t possibly be a more emotional moment in one’s life than that, can there?
But, really, the main reason to read it is because Evan uses facts. Why Lewis actually missed his turn in the rotation, for instance, and exactly what he offered to do. Because he is a good teammate.
Barkley Claims Blazers Have Better Fans. Are we going to take that lying down? PROBABLY.
Purse Snatcher Gives Afroman Explanation. Javier Duenas says he doesn’t remember dragging Adrianna Ibarra several feet when he tried to steal her purse, or that he threatened to rape her. Why? Because he got high.
Day 121.3658 of Our Long National Richie Whitt Uterus Outrage A-Go-Go. Apparently it was all Greggo’s idea. And Richie says he sent Colby Lewis a note saying it wasn’t anything personal. Because nothing is less personal than criticizing a man for opting to attend the birth of his stupid second child. As a firstborn, I agree that this is a total non-event, and expect that Richie won’t care much about the Rangers going to the World Series ever again, because it will be the second time. He should just stay home and do his regular job, which I don’t think has anything to do with baseball. Or sports.
You Can Learn Things On Twitter. For instance, I learned that Martellus Bennett likes the Jonas Brothers, recently cleaned out his closets, and is getting married. Also, he says he might end up someplace else other than the Cowboys. Maybe I buried the lede there.