Local Newspaper Editor Forced to Eat Crow

In the May 2012 edition of D Magazine, I wrote a column about the political scene in North Oak Cliff. The column was inspired by how shocked I was to see that City Councilman Scott Griggs had endorsed Domingo Garcia’s bid for Congress, as opposed to the bid of Griggs’ pal Jason Roberts. I wrote that Garcia […]

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Have We Seen the Last of the Snuffer’s Ghost?

I didn’t even know that the Snuffer’s on Greenville Avenue, which was torn down earlier this month and will be rebuilt, was supposedly haunted. Which raises the question (at least according to the Lakewood/East Dallas Advocate), was the ghost destroyed in the demolition? They asked Alan King of the Dallas Area Paranormal Society to weigh […]

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Vote For the Best Food and Drink in Dallas Beginning Monday, March 18

Round two of this year’s Best of Big D Readers’ Choice voting gets started on Monday. This time we’re asking for your favorite spots for dining and imbibing in North Texas. As before, you’ll be able to vote once per day on your desktop, laptop, or mobile internet-connected device. Unfortunately, we no longer support ballots […]

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Two Truck Drivers Risked Their Lives For Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies This Morning

From the Morning News’ Scoop Blog: No injuries were reported, but fans of snack food were in for a scare overnight after an 18-wheeler carrying thousands of Little Debbie snack cakes caught fire on Interstate 35E near the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Two men were driving the truck from Arkansas to San Antonio when the […]

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Can the Twinkie Be Saved by Fan Art?

No, it can’t. The Irving-based treat can be saved by corporations, that’s it. One woman in Reno, Nev., though wants the Twinkie legacy to live on. From the Associated Press: Shortly after Hostess Brands Inc. announced plans to go out of business last year, [Nancy] Peppin was among those who joined the rush to stores […]

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George W. Bush Library Director Attempts to Draw Crowd by Promising Free Chicken Pot Pies

This is really too good to mess with, so: Highland Park Cafeteria will host the Director of the new George W. Bush Presidential Library, Alan C. Lowe, who will give an exciting visual presentation to all Highland Park Cafeteria diners on Sunday, January 13 at 5 p.m. in the main dining room. This event will […]

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The 10 Most Popular D Magazine Blog Posts of 2012

Can you imagine where you’d be today without blogs? Sure, you might be 5 or 10% more productive at work, but then the world would have been denied that brilliant double entendre you got into a comment on the latest FrontBurner post about the will-they-or-won’t-they, passive-aggressive fight between the Nasher Sculpture Center and Museum Tower. […]

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Denton Considers Smoking Ban

Back in September, the Denton City Council sent its proposed smoking ban to committee, eliciting the opinions and remarks of 20 health-care professionals, business owners and other community members. The goal was to craft laws that were both health-conscious and business-friendly. What they came back with was a strange package that bans smoking nearly everywhere, […]

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Texas’ State Fruit — the Grapefruit — Is Under Fire

When I first moved to Texas two years ago, I ate so much grapefruit that my now-wife had to force me to stop. I was getting sick, but I couldn’t get over how cheap the fruits were (four for $1 last week at Sprouts). Even the grapefruit juice was cheap, defying all of Ocean Spray’s supply-chain […]

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Should We Shoot, Sell, and Eat Dallas’ Feral Hogs?

According to Jackson Landers, author of Eating Aliens: One Man’s Adventures Hunting Invasive Animal Species, YES. From a recent interview with Grist.org: There are so many people right now who have meat-eater’s remorse – people who eat meat and feel kind of bad about it, but they’re not actually going to stop. Or they’re vegetarians […]

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