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Ted Cruz opposes Republican healthcare bill | Dallas Voice Ted Cruz opposes Republican healthcare bill
After Republicans released their healthcare proposal, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said he opposed the bill. Also opposing the bill are Republicans Rand Paul of Kentucky, Mike Lee of Utah and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin. Republicans can lose just two votes to pass a bill, unless they have any Democratic support.
Dallas Voice | June 22, 2017
WATCH: Story on gay men tortured in Chechnya | Dallas Voice WATCH: Story on gay men tortured in Chechnya
WATCH: Story on gay men tortured in Chechnya
Dallas Voice | June 22, 2017
Former Balch Springs Police Officer Who Killed Jordan Edwards Indicted on Unrelated Assault Charges | Dallas Observer Former Balch Springs Police Officer Who Killed Jordan Edwards Indicted on Unrelated Assault Charges
A Dallas County grand jury indicted former Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver on Thursday on two counts of aggravated assault by a public servant. The new charges for Oliver, the fired officer who shot and killed Jordan Edwards earlier this year, are not related to the events that led to...
Dallas Observer | June 22, 2017
'Once the Developers Are Here, It's Too Late': After Losing El Corazon, Oak Cliff Fights Back | Dallas Observer 'Once the Developers Are Here, It's Too Late': After Losing El Corazon, Oak Cliff Fights Back
“Once the developers are here, it’s too late,” said Monte Anderson, a local developer and principal of Options Real Estate — and a self-identified preservationist. Anderson redeveloped the historic Belmont Hotel in Oak Cliff, opting to keep its small footprint and historic appeal. “The big developers are like vultures coming in...
Dallas Observer | June 22, 2017
Parting Sweet Sorrow For Aretha Ferrell-Benavides | Focus Daily News Parting Sweet Sorrow For Aretha Ferrell-Benavides
GLENN HEIGHTS—Sometimes you have to know when it is the right time to move on. That’s what current Glenn Heights City Manager Aretha Ferrell-Benavides has decided to do.  Several weeks ago, the City Manager gave the Glenn Heights City Council her letter of resignation. Ferrell-Benavides will head to Petersburg, Virginia. She describes her future post […] The post Parting Sweet Sorrow For ...
Focus Daily News | June 22, 2017
Callahan and Kleinman nominated anti-LGBT bigot | Dallas Voice Callahan and Kleinman nominated anti-LGBT bigot
Councilmen Lee Kleinman and Rick Callahan are the ones who nominated anti-LGBT bigot Vonciel Jones Hill to the DART board, according to a city document.
Dallas Voice | June 22, 2017
Dallas Grand Jury Indicts Police Officer In January Shooting Death | Dallas Observer Dallas Grand Jury Indicts Police Officer In January Shooting Death
A Dallas County grand jury has indicted Christopher Hess, an officer for the Dallas Police Department, in the January death of Genevive Ann Dawes. Hess is charged with aggravated assault by a public servant, a first-degree felony. Hess, a 10-year DPD veteran, killed Dawes, 21, in January at the Five Trees...
Dallas Observer | June 22, 2017
Who Will Be The New Glenn Heights City Manager? | Focus Daily News Who Will Be The New Glenn Heights City Manager?
GLENN HEIGHTS — Speculation runs high as to who might take the role of interim City Manager in Glenn Heights in a few weeks.  The current City Manager Aretha Ferrell-Benavides is saying her goodbyes July 7. While it’s not the outgoing City Manager’s decision as to who might fit in her shoes she said “They […] The post Who Will Be The New Glenn Heights City Manager? appeared first on Focus...
Focus Daily News | June 22, 2017
Before you see Melissa Etheridge at the Majestic, read this | Dallas Voice Before you see Melissa Etheridge at the Majestic, read this
Before you see Melissa Etheridge at the Majestic, read this
Dallas Voice | June 22, 2017
Homeowners Beware Of Summer AC Repair Scams | Focus Daily News Homeowners Beware Of Summer AC Repair Scams
DUNCANVILLE — Heating and air conditioning systems play a crucial role in any home. More so in summer months, when HVAC failures can lead to serious and expensive problems. Since most homeowners aren’t familiar with the ins and outs of their HVAC system, they tend to rely on their service provider’s expertise and honesty. Do […] The post Homeowners Beware Of Summer AC Repair Scams appeare...
Focus Daily News | June 22, 2017
After Flight Attendants Complain of Health Problems, American Airlines Ditches Uniform Vendor | Dallas Observer After Flight Attendants Complain of Health Problems, American Airlines Ditches Uniform Vendor
Following months of complaints from employees, Dallas-based American Airlines announced in a letter to employees Wednesday that it is seeking a new uniform vendor for flight attendants. Since the new uniforms debuted last September, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants received more than 3,500 complaints from American employees, blaming the uniforms for...
Dallas Observer | June 22, 2017
The Standard Pour Goes Bananas | Dallas Observer The Standard Pour Goes Bananas
Dallas Tiki Week inspired The Standard Pour to create The Love Boat which features not just one, not two, but three banana elements—two of which were made in-house just for this cocktail.
Dallas Observer | June 22, 2017
DART Worst Transit Agency in America, Thanks to Dallas' Suburban In-Laws | Dallas Observer DART Worst Transit Agency in America, Thanks to Dallas' Suburban In-Laws
After five Dallas city appointees to the Dallas Area Rapid Transit board defeated a suburban-backed, billion-dollar borrowing scheme by DART on Tuesday, the usual grumbling and ominous threats of withdrawals of membership in and support for the agency burbled up from the 'burbs. The city, they said, had better do...
Dallas Observer | June 22, 2017
A New Dating App Launching in Dallas Next Week Will Penalize People for Being Flaky | Dallas Observer A New Dating App Launching in Dallas Next Week Will Penalize People for Being Flaky
By the time Austin native Amanda Bradford was in her last semester of graduate school at Stanford, she had already secured $2 million in funding to create a dating app unlike any other. “The League is a platform for power couples that promotes relationship equality, where the users are looking...
Dallas Observer | June 22, 2017
Slater's 50/50 Brings Ron Swanson-Level Bacon Enthusiasm to Greenville Avenue | Dallas Observer Slater's 50/50 Brings Ron Swanson-Level Bacon Enthusiasm to Greenville Avenue
Slater’s 50/50 has a spicy burger — surrounded by bacon, salsa, guacamole and cheddar cheese — that’s stuffed inside a flour tortilla and deep fried, doused in a Budweiser-infused cheese sauce, and hit with a scoop of sour cream, a few jalapeños and fried tortilla strips. It’s got the heft...
Dallas Observer | June 22, 2017
The Vatican Huddle: Jerry Jones Visits the Pope | Dallas Observer The Vatican Huddle: Jerry Jones Visits the Pope
On Wednesday Jerry Jones met the Pope. He was one of a group of NFL Hall of Famers who met Pope Francis in what the Pro Football Hall of Fame is calling The Vatican Huddle. The photos and social media coments are vintage Jones. “Teamwork, fair play and the pursuit of...
Dallas Observer | June 22, 2017
What to Do This Weekend: Tiki Week, Sake Sunday and a Cream Crank-Off | Dallas Observer What to Do This Weekend: Tiki Week, Sake Sunday and a Cream Crank-Off
This weekend, hit up the tail end of Tiki Week, take a cocktail class or gorge at a brunch festival: Dallas, your prayers are finally being answered. No, the potholes are still there and Jimmy's Food Store is still closed on Sundays. We're talking about the other prayer — the...
Dallas Observer | June 22, 2017
<i>Dallas Observer</i> Mixtape with Miss CJ | Dallas Observer Dallas Observer Mixtape with Miss CJ
Miss CJ knows what it means to hustle and grind. The producer, DJ and promoter is a unifying force for the bass-heavy music scene in DFW and a founding member of the Basshead Society, which throws the annual Evarland Music and Arts Festival, a weekend of music, dancing and camping on a...
Dallas Observer | June 22, 2017
10 Best Trivia Nights in DFW | Dallas Observer 10 Best Trivia Nights in DFW
Nothing can feel as unproductive and costly as going out drinking. So why not work in a competitive match of trivia? Bring the right team to one of these trivia events in DFW, and you can turn imbibing into an educational and perhaps even free activity. These 10 trivia nights...
Dallas Observer | June 22, 2017
Anti-LGBT bigot nominated for DART board | Dallas Voice Anti-LGBT bigot nominated for DART board
Vonciel Jones Hill, who spent her eight years on the Dallas City Council opposing LGBT equality, has been nominated to the DART board.
Dallas Voice | June 21, 2017
Namedropper: The Forgotten Story of Johnny Seesaw, The Dallas Lounge Punk Golf Pro | Dallas Observer Namedropper: The Forgotten Story of Johnny Seesaw, The Dallas Lounge Punk Golf Pro
Dallas is a town that has no ground set aside for the burial of ghosts, local legends and has-beens. There are no memorial statues for the ’80s cult figures, the ’60s underground garage bands that might’ve cut 45s or the ’70s lounge acts whose LPs still fill the boxes at your...
Dallas Observer | June 21, 2017
8 finalists considered for DPD chief | Dallas Voice 8 finalists considered for DPD chief
Eight finalists will be interviewed for the position of dallas Police Chief to replace David Brown. Three are DPD deputy or assistant chiefs. Another is from the area and four others are from across the country.
Dallas Voice | June 21, 2017
West Dallas/Oak Cliff Is About to Get a Meat Market | Dallas Observer West Dallas/Oak Cliff Is About to Get a Meat Market
Sylvan Thirty, the mixed-use development straddling the boundary between West Dallas and Oak Cliff, is about to get a new tenant: Cooper’s Meat Market, a longtime San Antonio-based butcher shop and meat market. The market, which will along with meat will sell "appetizers, sides, casseroles, wine and beer, as well as...
Dallas Observer | June 21, 2017
Cedar Hill Mayor Rob Franke Elected Chair of Regional Transportation Council | Focus Daily News Cedar Hill Mayor Rob Franke Elected Chair of Regional Transportation Council
CEDAR HILL—Mayor Rob Franke was recently took the helm of the Regional Transportation Council (RTC). The governing body comprised of 44 members decides policy for the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes serves as vice chair and Denton County Commissioner Andy Eads is secretary. “It’s a real honor to be elected by my […] The post Cedar Hill Mayor Rob Franke Elec...
Focus Daily News | June 21, 2017
1 Bedroom House From 'Fixer Upper' On Sale for Cool $1 Million | Dallas Observer 1 Bedroom House From 'Fixer Upper' On Sale for Cool $1 Million
Today in Things That Will Blow Your Mind And Then Make You Want To Move To Mars: a one-bedroom, one-bathroom home in Waco is selling for nearly $1 million — $950,000, to be exact. Yes, that Waco. The reason Ebby Halliday thinks it can get away with tricking people into believing...
Dallas Observer | June 21, 2017
Chasing the Sun: The Jacuzzi Boys Will Shine Their Miami Magic on Oak Cliff | Dallas Observer Chasing the Sun: The Jacuzzi Boys Will Shine Their Miami Magic on Oak Cliff
A rainstorm's been hammering their van for two straight days — but like everything, the Jacuzzi Boys take it all in stride. When they play behind Texas Theatre’s screen in Dallas on Saturday night, they’ll show Texas the easy energy that’s made them hometown heroes in Miami. Since breaking out...
Dallas Observer | June 21, 2017
From Dallas to Detroit: A Trip to Techno Mecca | Dallas Observer From Dallas to Detroit: A Trip to Techno Mecca
Techno is a misunderstood genre in Texas. Here, the word techno is a catch-all used to describe all electronic music. Some even confuse it with the pop music-centered EDM fad, which is lot like lumping Good Charlotte in with Black Flag and calling them both punk. They're just not the...
Dallas Observer | June 21, 2017
Your Queen to Be: <i>RuPaul’s Drag Race</i>’s Final Four Face-off | Dallas Observer Your Queen to Be: RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Final Four Face-off
The season finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race airs Friday on VH1 The world might feel like a schizophrenic hellscape where everyday you find yourself asking “Is this real life?” At least there is some comfort in knowing we still have RuPaul’s Drag Race. The Emmy award-winning drag queen reality competition...
Dallas Observer | June 21, 2017
Shakespeare Dallas Receiving Death Threats Because of New York Production of <i>Julius Casesar</i> | Dallas Observer Shakespeare Dallas Receiving Death Threats Because of New York Production of Julius Casesar
When Shakespeare is trending, it’s usually for historical reasons. Perhaps the burial site of Richard III has been discovered, or there's renewed conjecture over whether the Bard wrote all of his plays himself. What you don't see are many debates over content. In 400 years, we've worked that out —...
Dallas Observer | June 21, 2017
‘Fun Home’ tickets to Dallas show go on sale Friday | Dallas Voice ‘Fun Home’ tickets to Dallas show go on sale Friday
'Fun Home' tickets to Dallas show go on sale Friday
Dallas Voice | June 21, 2017
Carlo elected to AMA Council on Science and Public Health | Dallas Voice Carlo elected to AMA Council on Science and Public Health
Dr. John Carlo, CEO of Prism Health formerly known as AIDS Arms, was elected to an American Medical Association leadership position.
Dallas Voice | June 21, 2017
The Best New Dallas Booze-Slingers of 2017 (So Far) | Dallas Observer The Best New Dallas Booze-Slingers of 2017 (So Far)
Yesterday we shared our picks for the best new Dallas restaurants of 2017 to date, but it's also been a banner year in the city's drink scene. From cocktail laboratories to affordable wine bars to liquor stores with a healthy twist, it's been a busy time for booze in Dallas...
Dallas Observer | June 21, 2017
If Ted Nugent and Greg Gianforte Want Civility, So Do I — After We Settle Up | Dallas Observer If Ted Nugent and Greg Gianforte Want Civility, So Do I — After We Settle Up
8i Everybody’s for civility now. So am I. Newly elected Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte called for civility shortly before seeking a soft sentence, which he got, for assaulting a man who had asked him a question he didn’t like. Aging rocker Ted Nugent called for civility after the recent congressional...
Dallas Observer | June 21, 2017
Tickets remain for Angels After Dark | Dallas Voice Tickets remain for Angels After Dark
Legacy Counseling Center’s Be An Angel is sold out, but tickets remain for Angels After Dark, the afterparty honoring LeeAnne Locken, The Reverend Dr. Neil G. Cazares-Thomas and Dallas Red Foundation for their ongoing support of Legacy and its programs.
Dallas Voice | June 20, 2017
Ex-NFL pro O’Callaghan comes out as gay | Dallas Voice Ex-NFL pro O’Callaghan comes out as gay
Ryan O’Callaghan, a former lineman for the world champion New England Patriots and later the Kansas City Chiefs, has come out as a gay man, and says he believes that the NFL is ready for openly gay active players. O’Callaghan told OutSports.com that he had wrestled with his sexuality throughout his NFL career and that […]
Dallas Voice | June 20, 2017
Tarrant County Prosecutors Seek to Revoke 'Affluenza' Mom's Probation for Booze Violation | Dallas Observer Tarrant County Prosecutors Seek to Revoke 'Affluenza' Mom's Probation for Booze Violation
Tonya Couch's freedom may be short lived. The Tarrant County District Attorney's Office filed a motion Tuesday seeking to revoke the "affluenza" mom's probation on hindering apprehension and money laundering charges. Prosecutors say Couch drank alcohol June 16. Couch gained notoriety after her son, Ethan Couch, received 10 years probation...
Dallas Observer | June 20, 2017
Hugely Popular Israeli Comedy <i>The Women's Balcony</i> Pits Wives Versus Husbands at Synagogue | Dallas Observer Hugely Popular Israeli Comedy The Women's Balcony Pits Wives Versus Husbands at Synagogue
What will become of Zion? No, not the loosely defined term for a Jewish homeland in the Middle East, but a mild-mannered and fundamentally righteous shopkeeper living in Jerusalem and pulled between conservative religious forces and modernity. (Oh, so maybe I do mean the Jewish homeland in the Middle East.)...
Dallas Observer | June 20, 2017
<i>All Eyez on Me</i> Is an Incredible Achievement | Dallas Observer All Eyez on Me Is an Incredible Achievement
Everything you know about Tupac is likely wrong. Casual fans think of him as a loyal left coast soldier in hip-hop’s East Coast/West Coast war, but he actually had tremendous love and admiration for New York, where he was born and largely raised. Others cite his 1994 Manhattan shooting as...
Dallas Observer | June 20, 2017
Cartel Capo Arrested in Connection with Cartel Attorney's Southlake Murder | Dallas Observer Cartel Capo Arrested in Connection with Cartel Attorney's Southlake Murder
Mexican authorities captured a high-ranking Beltran Leyva Cartel leader who is known as "El Mora" last week during a drug operation. He's accused of ordering the hit on two Mexican police officers and financing the murder of Juan Guerrero Chapa.
Dallas Observer | June 20, 2017
The Best New Dallas Restaurants of 2017 (So Far) | Dallas Observer The Best New Dallas Restaurants of 2017 (So Far)
It's been a big year in Dallas dining, and it's only half over. Local concepts are expanding, big-name chefs are betting big on the Dallas market, hot neighborhoods like Deep Ellum are seeing greatly expanded dining options and the city's international food offerings are growing to include food from countries...
Dallas Observer | June 20, 2017
Second Thought Theatre Presents World Premiere of “The Necessities” | Focus Daily News Second Thought Theatre Presents World Premiere of “The Necessities”
A world premiere production of a new play by Dallas playwright/artist Blake Hackler, “The Necessities,” will be the final show this season for Second Thought Theatre. Previews start July 5 and the show runs through July 29 at Bryant Hall, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. “The Necessities” will be directed by Joel Farrell, Associate Artistic Director […] The post Second Thought Theatre Presents Wor...
Focus Daily News | June 20, 2017
Medrano named deputy mayor pro tem | Dallas Voice Medrano named deputy mayor pro tem
block at the council's June 19 inauguration. (David Taffet/Dallas Voice) Adam Medrano, who was sworn in for his third term in office yesterday (June 19), was named deputy mayor pro tem. He succeeds Erik Wilson who was not reelected to the council. Medrano represents District 2, which includes part of Oak Lawn. 
Dallas Voice | June 20, 2017
Understanding How a DFW Traffic Stop Ended In a Mexican Massacre | Dallas Observer Understanding How a DFW Traffic Stop Ended In a Mexican Massacre
This week's National Geographic features a fascinating deep dive into the horrifying 2011 massacre in Allende, Mexico, a small town just across the U.S.-Mexican border. As the magazine painstakingly reports with help from ProPublica, the destruction of the town, carried out by a Zeta cartel bent on revenge, wouldn't have...
Dallas Observer | June 20, 2017
Austin's Sound on Sound Fest Announces Lineup | Dallas Observer Austin's Sound on Sound Fest Announces Lineup
Former Fun Fun Fun Fest co-founder Graham Williams has knocked it out of the park once again with Austin’s second annual Sound on Sound Festival lineup. The multigenre bonanza, which essentially replaced Fun Fun Fun Fest in 2016, returns Nov. 10-12 to Sherwood Forest. The Austin venue is a 23-acre...
Dallas Observer | June 20, 2017
Dallas State Rep. Neave's Blood Alcohol Level About Twice the Legal Limit During DWI Stop | Dallas Observer Dallas State Rep. Neave's Blood Alcohol Level About Twice the Legal Limit During DWI Stop
Dallas state Representative Victoria Neave's month just went from bad to worse. Court documents released Monday afternoon reveal that the freshman Democrat, fresh off the completion of her first regular session in Austin, had a blood alcohol level of at least .15 when Dallas police arrested her just before 11:30...
Dallas Observer | June 20, 2017
'New York Times' Thinks Dallas Schools Running in Right Direction. Shh! | Dallas Observer 'New York Times' Thinks Dallas Schools Running in Right Direction. Shh!
Yesterday, Dana Goldstein, who covers a lot of things for The New York Times, including education, took note of Dallas schools in a story about reform efforts here, calling Dallas, “a national leader in trying to figure out how to encourage students of all backgrounds to willingly go to school...
Dallas Observer | June 20, 2017
How a Chance Encounter with Channing Tatum Turned a Dallas Dancer Into a Magic Mike | Dallas Observer How a Chance Encounter with Channing Tatum Turned a Dallas Dancer Into a Magic Mike
Dancer Jesse Morales is like a real-life Channing Tatum from Magic Mike — except his story of finding stardom involved the real Channing Tatum. Morales, a Dallas native who was born in Cleveland, Texas, had dreams of becoming a dancer from a young age. So when he made that big,...
Dallas Observer | June 20, 2017
Rawlings Rails Against Leadership in Austin, Washington as New City Council Takes Its Seats | Dallas Observer Rawlings Rails Against Leadership in Austin, Washington as New City Council Takes Its Seats
As is ordained in the city charter, the first Monday following the 30th calendar day after the final canvass of the general election is Dallas' inauguration day. The city's 14 City Council members and mayor each took an oath of office at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in the morning...
Dallas Observer | June 20, 2017
Are Fort Worth Record Stores Worth the Drive? | Dallas Observer Are Fort Worth Record Stores Worth the Drive?
Dallas has seen an explosion of record stores in the last few years, and at least two of the new businesses — Spinster and Josey — have already seen such success that they're expanding to other states. But while there's no shortage of places to buy vinyl in Dallas proper,...
Dallas Observer | June 20, 2017
8 Cloves Brings Healthy, Sustainable, Veggie-Centric Indian Food to the Dallas Farmers Market | Dallas Observer 8 Cloves Brings Healthy, Sustainable, Veggie-Centric Indian Food to the Dallas Farmers Market
The culinary offerings at the Dallas Farmers Market keep getting more diverse. Afifa Nayeb, the Kabul native who first opened the outstanding “Silk Road fare” shop Laili in the Farmers Market food hall in early 2016 with Turkish pastry chef Nevin Kaya, has now moved on to one of her...
Dallas Observer | June 20, 2017