A good time was had by all, I believe, at last night’s Best of Big D party at the Rustic. DJ Sober and Sam Lao were great. The drinks flowed freely. Much food went into many mouths. And so on and so forth. But I will tell you this: before the front moved through, it was a little steamy. The meteorological conditions occasioned my favorite moment of the night:Full Story
Damn our hubris. We didn’t heed his warnings.Full Story
I want to say something funny here. I want to poke fun at Brantley’s affinity for “cat facts,” or his life in “the bubble,” or his fear of ghosts, or his inexplicable desire to climb–and then jump off of–things he shouldn’t. But no. Today we celebrate.
It’s official: Simon & Schuster will publish D contributor Brantley Hargrove’s forthcoming book about famed storm chaser Tim Samaras and the gigantic tornado–the widest ever recorded–that killed him. The book, tentatively titled The Storm is likely to come out some time in early 2016. It grew out of the reporting Brantley did for this Dallas Observer story last year. I know David Patterson, his agent, is very excited. So is Brantley, though he knows he has a formidable task in front of him.Full Story
It’s Still Messy Out There. Most of us won’t see more snow fall today (a 20 percent chance), but it’s still bone-chillingly cold, and the high temperature is expected to get only slightly above freezing. Roads refroze over night in many spots, making for icy conditions. Most schools are open, though many districts have delayed the beginning of classes this morning. Continue to be careful out there.
Jacksboro Residents Without Natural Gas. Not only did liquids in the distribution system result in service being cut for 1,200 customers in the town, meaning an extremely cold night last night for many, but it also forced one poor family to put up with Scott Gordon of NBC 5 doing a live shot from their living room.
Kelcy Warren is a Jackson Browne Superfan. He’s the CEO of Energy Transfer Partners, and he’s got so much money that he spent millions to name a park for his young son. His wealth also affords him the chance to live the dream of financing his own vanity entertainment project just because he feels like it. So what’s he do? He produces a 22-track tribute album of artists like Lyle Lovett, Don Henley, Bruce Springsteen, and Bonnie Raitt covering songs by Jackson Browne. Me, I’d have paid for the production of new episodes of Firefly or bought the Chicago Cubs. Pretty sure that means I’d make a better billionaire than Warren.Full Story
A FrontBurnervian passes along this amusing message that just landed in his inbox from the city’s Office of Emergency Management: He asks: “We have a system set up to warn us of tornadoes, storms, etc and they cancel the monthly test because of bad weather? What’s up with that?” Well, I had my suspicions about […]Full Story
The above map is from Rachel Nelson, a master’s student at the University of Virginia. She plotted hail, tornado, hurricane, and earthquake paths across the United States. The takeaway: I really can’t see North Texas on the map, which must mean it’s covered in hail and tornados. Great. (h/t Rod Dreher, via Fresh Air)Full Story
From Steve McCauley’s Facebook page: And here is the latest weather guess for Christmas Day. Our “little” upper-air disturbance in Alaska has rapidly intensified o online pharmacy ver the last 24 hours and will soon make that hard right-hand turn toward the US West Coast. All data continue to suggest this will evolve into a […]Full Story
Only a quarter-inch of rain fell – on average — across Texas in November, prompting meteorologists and climatologists to worry about a second (third? fourth? thousandth?) wave of the state’s crippling drought. The rain report for Dallas-Fort Worth for the month was even more bleak – .05 inches, according to the Star-Telegram, the fifth-driest on […]Full Story
Welcome To Ground Zero In The Fight Against West Nile: That’s what the Washington Post calls us in its report about the aerial spraying “that has the county divided,’ giving Jim Schutze the last word: “this entire spraying exercise in Dallas reeks of public panic and political exploitation.” Meanwhile, spraying continued Sunday after a rain […]Full Story
And it is, for now. I won’t go into what he said about what he wears around the house.Full Story
Grandma, Baby Survive Wild Middle of The Night Adventure Unscathed: Elizabeth Smith’s grand baby was sick, and so early Saturday morning around 3 a.m. she headed to a 24-hour pharmacy in Pleasant Grove. On the way back, a man in a passing truck stopped and told her to get in his vehicle. Smith refused, the […]Full Story
Courtesy of internet legend Jose 3030, here is something you need to see. TheyShootin' by 3030fmFull Story
Mother Nature is throwing a fit. A tornado just hit the Lancaster area tossing trailer rigs up in the air like toothpicks. Another tornado is hitting Tarrant County. More bad weather is scheduled this afternoon. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.Full Story