They are everywhere in North Texas. Are they here to suck your blood? Do they mean us harm? What’s the deal with mosquito hawks? I called an entomologist to find out. Mike Merchant is a professor and extension urban entomologist with Texas A&M. He lives here. He knows a thing or two about bugs, and he runs a bug blog that you might enjoy. Here’s the deal:Read More
Question: I was driving up Interstate 35 over the weekend, and I spotted some strange statue. It looked like it was made of traffic barrels. This was when was I was headed north and just south of the lake in Lewisville. Any idea what that was? — Melissa H.Read More
I’m going to let this screen grab speak for itself because BOOM Mooney’s a best seller.Read More
I didn’t feel the earthquake earlier today, but my house a mile north of LBJ and Preston just rocked big time. I’m no rookie to quakes. My house in Sherman Oaks, California, was almost demolished by the Northridge Quake in January 1994. That was one of the main reasons I moved back to Dallas. Amazing how you never forget what it feels like when you watch your house sway. We are but small things on this planet.
Update: Someone just emailed me and asked me the difference between an aftershock and an earthquake. I’m no seismologist, yet I did study geomorphology and climatology in college. It is my understanding that aftershocks usually occur near the original fault line or epicenter of the quake and are not as strong. This knowledge I learned from living in California. After a quake, you rushed to fill up your bathtub with water, grabbed whatever liquor bottles didn’t break, and hunkered down in the bathroom to wait for the aftershock.
But this isn’t the San Andreas fault line, and these shakes we are experiencing are, in my opinion, man-made. So wheels off on these little frackers.Read More
By now you’re well-acquainted with the fact that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is a Dallas Cowboys fan, and that Christie spent yesterday’s Cowboys victory in the box with Jones. Now we know that Christie’s visit was free. From NJ.com:
Christie has now attended three games at the invitation of Jones, who invited the governor and picked up the tab, said Christie spokesman Kevin Roberts.
“Governor Christie attended the game last night as a guest of Jerry Jones, who provided both the ticket and transportation at no expense to New Jersey taxpayers,” Roberts said.
Jones paid for Christie and his family to attend the games, including footing the bill for the private jet that shuttled the Christies to Sunday night’s game, he said.
Pretty good work if you can get it.Read More
The FC Dallas striker took home MLS’s Rookie of the Year award today, notching seven goals and three assists during the regular season. He’s the first Dallas player to ever take home the award, which has previously been presented to U.S. men’s national team stalwarts Clint Dempsey, Carlos Bocanegra, and Ben Olsen.Read More
Any fan sporting their own fangs will get into the game for free, and the first 50 fans will receive free fangs, provided they attend team owner Michael Hitchcock’s pre-game barbecue.Read More
SIGN THIS MAN, JERRY. (Disclaimer: Kevin Klein is 5’6″, 155 pounds. But look at his moves!)Read More
A gang of intrepid adventurers set out for Washington D.C. this morning on a quest marked by humility, subtlety, and gravitas.Read More
On Monday night, Sir Richard Branson dropped into town to address the latest front on the airline war, Virgin America vs. EveryoneElseThatWantsThoseGatesAtLoveField. The airline hosted a party at The Rustic in Uptown Three of us—me, Cristina Daglas, and Glenn Hunter—attended. Each of our individual thoughts follow. One common thread between all of our thoughts: tequila. There was a lot of tequila.Read More
In May 2011, Scott Griggs unseated Dave Neumann for the District 3 slot on the Dallas City Council. Today, Dave Neumann left a downtown event, hopped into a car on Lamar Street, pulled a quick U-turn, and headed off.Read More
God first! Basketball player. Respect Women! Single. Miami Heat!! Server at Steak n’ Shake. SNEAKERHEAD. This is the world of @jmoneylester.Read More
Loser gets fired, winner gets a water pik. Or a signed “Come and Take It” flag.Read More
Careful readers and alert FrontBurnervians know the name Wylie H. He is a longtime, astute commenter in this forum and others. He came into prominence recently when the Morning News revealed that Mike Snyder was engaged in sock puppetry on behalf of Museum Tower. Some of that puppetry was aimed at Wylie H. If you’re […]Read More
Cruz In Control: Say what you want about Ted Cruz, the guy’s a freshman Senator getting presidential buzz in March, three years before the next presidential election. This guy is not going away anytime soon: Fracking Fuels Boom Towns: Gas production is driving the rebirth of tiny towns throughout rural Texas. But don’t worry, fracking has […]Read More