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Dallas Police Looking for Three Suspects In 7-Eleven Gas Pump Murder | Dallas Observer Dallas Police Looking for Three Suspects In 7-Eleven Gas Pump Murder
Dallas police released video Monday afternoon of one of three suspects wanted for a robbery and murder at a Red Bird 7-Eleven. According to police, three teenagers approached Jorge Alberto Torres, 37, as he was filling up at about 10:45 Sunday night. The teens robbed and shot Torres, DPD Deputy Chief...
Dallas Observer | August 22, 2017
Excellent Pizza, Generous Wine Pours, Affordable Bill: Sassetta is a New Dallas Date-Night Classic | Dallas Observer Excellent Pizza, Generous Wine Pours, Affordable Bill: Sassetta is a New Dallas Date-Night Classic
Sassetta is surprisingly affordable and fun.
Dallas Observer | August 22, 2017
The Trinity Toll Project Is Dead, but Dallas Has Been Down That Road Before | Dallas Observer The Trinity Toll Project Is Dead, but Dallas Has Been Down That Road Before
Three things to say about the death of the Trinity toll road project, authorized by city voters in 1998, killed by the Dallas City Council three weeks ago — Thing 1, Thing 2 and the Big Thing. The first thing, you will find obvious, the second less so. The Big...
Dallas Observer | August 22, 2017
Now Open in Oak Cliff: Local Moto, a Coffee Spot, Vintage Motorcycle Shop and Cheap Beer Bar | Dallas Observer Now Open in Oak Cliff: Local Moto, a Coffee Spot, Vintage Motorcycle Shop and Cheap Beer Bar
This weekend, Oak Cliff got a fun new addition: Local Moto + Provisions, a combination coffee shop, cafe and vintage motorcycle repair shop. Adjacent to Local Press + Brew on Beckley Avenue, the modern shop serves beer, wine, espresso drinks and a small menu of dishes. The new shop is built...
Dallas Observer | August 22, 2017
ATTPAC Renews Efforts to Support Dallas' Small Performing Arts Companies | Dallas Observer ATTPAC Renews Efforts to Support Dallas' Small Performing Arts Companies
The AT&T Performing Arts Center is doubling down on its Elevator Project series, which began in 2014 and provides grants and performing space to local performing arts companies. There are eight companies on the lineup for the recently announced third installment — three more than last year — and they...
Dallas Observer | August 22, 2017
The Worst Enemies Poor Black Kids Have Are Black Dallas School Board Members | Dallas Observer The Worst Enemies Poor Black Kids Have Are Black Dallas School Board Members
How times have changed.The worst threat posed to poor minority kids in Dallas once came from a callous white leadership. Now poor and minority kids get shafted by a callous black Southern Dallas leadership that cares more about preserving its good-old-boy political patronage system. You may not agree with me...
Dallas Observer | August 22, 2017
The Best New Taqueria in Dallas Isn't a Taqueria At All — It's an Expo Park Mezcaleria | Dallas Observer The Best New Taqueria in Dallas Isn't a Taqueria At All — It's an Expo Park Mezcaleria
Las Almas Rotas was always meant to be a mezcal bar, but their authentic Mexican food is quickly becoming a major draw.
Dallas Observer | August 22, 2017
Activists Disparage Mayor Rawlings' Plan for Confederate Statues | Dallas Observer Activists Disparage Mayor Rawlings' Plan for Confederate Statues
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings changed direction Friday afternoon on his plan for the city's four Confederate statues and monuments. While Rawlings initially called for three months of public meetings and deliberation by a task force, the mayor says now that he wants the City Council's Quality of Life Committee briefed on the...
Dallas Observer | August 22, 2017
City of Duncanville Hires Two New Administrators | Focus Daily News City of Duncanville Hires Two New Administrators
New Duncanville Assistant City Manager Paul Frederiksen and the new Director of Public Works, Bryan ‘Greg’ Ramey, started work July 31. “We are excited to have Paul and Greg join our team with the City,” City Manager Kevin Hugman said. “I know their experience, leadership and commitment to service will greatly benefit the organization and […] The post City of Duncanville Hires Two
Focus Daily News | August 21, 2017
Six Flags Over Texas Lowers One of Its Flags: The First Flag of the Confederacy | Dallas Observer Six Flags Over Texas Lowers One of Its Flags: The First Flag of the Confederacy
The national effort to remove Confederate statues and symbols, after the fatal clash between protestors in Charlottesville, Virginia, has reached Six Flags Over Texas. TMZ Live reported on its live show Thursday that the Arlington theme park had a Confederate flag as one of the six flags flying over the...
Dallas Observer | August 21, 2017
Robin Pecknold's Haunting Voice Carried Fleet Foxes at Bomb Factory | Dallas Observer Robin Pecknold's Haunting Voice Carried Fleet Foxes at Bomb Factory
Fleet Foxes With Bedouine The Bomb Factory, Dallas Friday, August 18, 2017 For a few minutes in the middle of Fleet Foxes' show at The Bomb Factory on Friday night, Robin Pecknold was alone onstage. Dressed in black, the room dark save for the stars floating into the abyss on...
Dallas Observer | August 21, 2017
UNT Hops on the eSports Bandwagon with $200K Competitive Gaming Facility | Dallas Observer UNT Hops on the eSports Bandwagon with $200K Competitive Gaming Facility
The University of North Texas is hoping to become a pioneer in eSports. On Aug. 30, it will open a new practice space called The Nest inside the Media Library. The Nest will provide a place for teams playing various competitive video games, from Overwatch to League of Legends to...
Dallas Observer | August 21, 2017
In case you missed the eclipse …. | Dallas Voice In case you missed the eclipse ….
For all those who missed the eclipse, Dallas Voice Senior News Writer David Taffet and I ventured out onto the roof of our parking garage right about 12:45 p.m. and risked life, limb and eyesight to get photos for you. I tried the “selfie-mode-sun-over-my-shoulder” eclipse photo: I find it interesting that you can a vaguely […]
Dallas Voice | August 21, 2017
After Only 4 Months In Business, the Disastrous Stellar Is Rebranding as Bar Stellar | Dallas Observer After Only 4 Months In Business, the Disastrous Stellar Is Rebranding as Bar Stellar
On April 29, the space that used to house the beloved Knox-Henderson bar Vickery Park became home to a new concept: Stellar, a bar and restaurant boasting "midcentury modern décor with indoor and outdoor tables, American cuisine, a cocktail bar and a dog-friendly patio." But the concept proved to be...
Dallas Observer | August 21, 2017
Deep Purple Had the Unenviable Job of Following Alice Cooper at Starplex | Dallas Observer Deep Purple Had the Unenviable Job of Following Alice Cooper at Starplex
Alice Cooper and Deep Purple with Edgar Winter Starplex Pavilion, Dallas Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 Deep Purple and Alice Cooper made for a strange pair at Starplex on Saturday night. Both groups rock legends, and they're on the same record label, but that's where the similarities end. Beaumont-born Edgar Winter...
Dallas Observer | August 21, 2017
Happy eclipse from the Perot Museum watching party! | Dallas Voice Happy eclipse from the Perot Museum watching party!
Happy eclipse from the Perot Museum watching party!
Dallas Voice | August 21, 2017
100 Favorite Dishes, No. 36: Wild and Crazy Banchan at Junction Craft Kitchen | Dallas Observer 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 36: Wild and Crazy Banchan at Junction Craft Kitchen
Leading up to September's Best of Dallas® 2017 issue, we're sharing (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes, the Dallas entrées, appetizers and desserts that really stuck with us this year. In Korean restaurants, banchan are the tiny veggie dishes that come free with the meal. They might include...
Dallas Observer | August 21, 2017
Food News: The Flying Saucer Comes to D/FW Airport and Lower Greenville Gets a New Eatery | Dallas Observer Food News: The Flying Saucer Comes to D/FW Airport and Lower Greenville Gets a New Eatery
In this week's roundup of North Texas food news: D/FW Airport gets a taste of Fort Worth, a local urban garden partners with a high-profile restaurant opening this fall and Lower Greenville gets another California import: Terminal D at D/FW Airport — AKA the international terminal with all the good...
Dallas Observer | August 21, 2017
Cody Johnson: It's Easy to Play in Front of 60,000 People. What's Hard Is Playing for 286. | Dallas Observer Cody Johnson: It's Easy to Play in Front of 60,000 People. What's Hard Is Playing for 286.
Last month, when we looked at Spotify's map of the most popular songs in our region, we kept seeing one name over and over again: Cody Johnson. In Richardson, three out of the top five songs belonged to Johnson: "Wild as You," "Dance Her Home" and "Me and My Kind."...
Dallas Observer | August 21, 2017
Cheap and Free Events in Dallas This Week | Dallas Observer Cheap and Free Events in Dallas This Week
Solar Eclipse Party Perot Museum of Nature and Science 2201 N. Field St. 12-2 p.m. Monday Free Solar eclipses happen regularly, but the U.S. hasn’t experienced a total solar eclipse since 1979, making this year’s something to get excited about. Although Texas won’t be in the path of totality, The...
Dallas Observer | August 21, 2017
Dallas Police Arrest 2 Suspects for Carjacking After Lamborghini Catches Fire | Dallas Observer Dallas Police Arrest 2 Suspects for Carjacking After Lamborghini Catches Fire
Two men carjacked a valet Sunday morning in front at the Omni Dallas Hotel on Lamar Street downtown. Dallas Air 1, the Dallas Police Department's helicopter, picked up the Lamborghini around 8 a.m. near Kiest Boulevard and Polk Street in Oak Cliff. As Air 1 continued tracking the Lamborghini, it...
Dallas Observer | August 21, 2017
VH1 announces third season of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ | Dallas Voice VH1 announces third season of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’
VH1 announces third season of 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars'
Dallas Voice | August 21, 2017
Rawlings: Confederate monuments will come down soon | Dallas Voice Rawlings: Confederate monuments will come down soon
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, in the hours after the rally against racism and in favor of removing Confederate monuments from public spaces, declared that those monuments in Dallas will be coming down soon. In a Facebook post at 11:15 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 12), Rawlings praised the crowd and the police for a safe and peaceful […]
Dallas Voice | August 20, 2017
The Gay Agenda • 08-18-17 | Dallas Voice The Gay Agenda • 08-18-17
Have an event coming up? Email your information to Managing Editor Tammye Nash at nash@dallasvoice.com or Senior Staff Writer David Taffet at taffet@dallasvoice.com by Wednesday at 5 p.m. for that week’s issue. • Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM; United Black Ellument hosts discussion on HIV/AIDS in the black community […]
Dallas Voice | August 20, 2017
Press Club of Dallas elects new board, bestows scholarships; journalism awards relaunched | Dallas Voice Press Club of Dallas elects new board, bestows scholarships; journalism awards relaunched
Press Club of Dallas elects new board, awards scholarships; journalism awards to be relaunched
Dallas Voice | August 20, 2017
Thousands in Dallas protest Nazis | Dallas Voice Thousands in Dallas protest Nazis
Thousands of people rallied on Dallas City Hall plaza on Saturday evening (Aug. 19) to protest Nazi white supremacists, racism, homophobia and religious bigotry.
Dallas Voice | August 19, 2017
Four Dallas Dishes to Conquer Your Hangover | Dallas Observer Four Dallas Dishes to Conquer Your Hangover
Let us guess: You had a few too many Dallas Blondes at last night's Fleet Foxes show. Or maybe you drank an entire box of pinot grigio on your couch — we're not here to judge. Either way, your hangover might need a helping hand today. These cheesy, sauce-covered, blatantly...
Dallas Observer | August 19, 2017
When the Nazis March, We  Must Confront Them With Moral Significance | Dallas Observer When the Nazis March, We Must Confront Them With Moral Significance
The confederate statues debate is coming at us so fast that nobody in Dallas should feel embarrassed about having to change footing, alter or even flip a previous position. I know I’m not. Did what I said about it a month ago even make sense back then? I wrote that...
Dallas Observer | August 19, 2017
Best Bets • 08-18-17 | Dallas Voice Best Bets • 08-18-17
Thursday 08.24 — Sunday 09.24 Beat the Texas heat with a trip to the ‘Royal Society of Antarctica’ What would it take to get you to live in the coldest, remotest location at the bottom of the world? (That’s an easier question to answer if you live in Texas during the summer.) What if you […]
Dallas Voice | August 18, 2017
Northside MicroSociety Receives International Honors | Focus Daily News Northside MicroSociety Receives International Honors
DESOTO — The Northside Elementary Business and Law Magnet’s MicroSociety program has been awarded one of MicroSociety International’s top honors. With MicroSociety programs in place at schools around the world, the Northside Elementary MicroSociety program received recognition for the quality of the school’s program which included considerations for conference presentations facilitated by
Focus Daily News | August 18, 2017
Will NYTEX Sports Centre in North Richland Hills Offer Starfest a Life Preserver? | Dallas Observer Will NYTEX Sports Centre in North Richland Hills Offer Starfest a Life Preserver?
Starfest's doom has seemed certain since news spread yesterday that the city of Plano had terminated its contract to lease Oak Point Park. Even if organizers were able to pull together a lineup last minute — missing contracts were the reason Plano backed out — they'd have to overcome a...
Dallas Observer | August 18, 2017
Red Oak Student To Compete In Pan American Karate Federation Championships | Focus Daily News Red Oak Student To Compete In Pan American Karate Federation Championships
Red Oak High School ninth grader Sarah Stallings, daughter of DeSoto’s Assistant City Manager Lora Stallings, has won a coveted slot on the U.S. A. Junior Karate Team. Along with four teammates from Champion Karate Academy (Team CKA), Sarah will participate in the XXVIII Junior Pan American Karate Federation Championships. The prestigious international competition will […] The post Red Oak
Focus Daily News | August 18, 2017
Only 1 flag flying at Six Flags now | Dallas Voice Only 1 flag flying at Six Flags now
Since the Arlington, Texas amusement park opened in 1961, there have been six flags flying over its grounds. But from now on, according to a report in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, there will be only one flag. As of this morning (Friday, Aug. 18), only the U.S. flag will fly over Six Flags. The other […]
Dallas Voice | August 18, 2017
Perry's Highland Highball Will Make a Scotch Fan Out of Anybody | Dallas Observer Perry's Highland Highball Will Make a Scotch Fan Out of Anybody
Perry's Steakhouse & Grill's Highland Highball brings together Glenmorangie's original 10-year scotch that features notes of toffee and honey with Grand Marnier and the slight sweetness of almond.
Dallas Observer | August 18, 2017
Where to Take a Long Lunch and Watch the Solar Eclipse in Dallas | Dallas Observer Where to Take a Long Lunch and Watch the Solar Eclipse in Dallas
It's been 38 years since the U.S. population witnessed a total solar eclipse, and Monday, Aug. 21, North Texas will get the chance to see one in all its glory — well, part of its glory, anyway. Dallas isn't in the path of totality — the diagonal swath of the...
Dallas Observer | August 18, 2017
Music News: Shania Twain's Back In Town, Club Dada Goes Americana and More | Dallas Observer Music News: Shania Twain's Back In Town, Club Dada Goes Americana and More
Shania Twain is back! Katy Perry gets a Dallas opening act. Plus, The Bomb Factory brings some exciting news with new announcements from the worlds of hip-hop and emo. Three legendary singers and vital activists team up for a benefit concert at the Majestic Theatre. And the local clubs keep...
Dallas Observer | August 18, 2017
Dallas Police Arrest Suspected Deep Ellum Serial Flasher | Dallas Observer Dallas Police Arrest Suspected Deep Ellum Serial Flasher
One of Deep Ellum's long nightmares is over. Dallas police have arrested a local spine doctor suspected of flashing multiple women during the past few months. Police picked up Reginald Newsome, who works for the iSpine Clinic, on Wednesday night, and he posted bail early Thursday morning. Nobody answered the...
Dallas Observer | August 18, 2017
Dallas' Lawren Boe Shares Her Experience as a Finalist in the Miss Inked Tattoo Beauty Pageant | Dallas Observer Dallas' Lawren Boe Shares Her Experience as a Finalist in the Miss Inked Tattoo Beauty Pageant
Beauty pageants can be homogenous — but the one at House of Blues next month won't be. On Sept. 23, the 2017 Miss Inked USA pageant will celebrate women who have turned their bodies into canvases for art of all kinds. Photographer Art Cantu founded Miss Texas Inked in 2014, and...
Dallas Observer | August 18, 2017
8 Best Places to Stargaze (or Watch the Eclipse) Near Dallas | Dallas Observer 8 Best Places to Stargaze (or Watch the Eclipse) Near Dallas
While big-city lights don’t exactly provide the prime backdrop for stargazing, Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas member Dick Gentry has a few favorite spots. The group has already picked some sites for its new, free star parties. “Often, a star party is more about meeting the people and showing them...
Dallas Observer | August 18, 2017
Honoring  the losers? | Dallas Voice Honoring the losers?
The national debate about removing  Confederate memorials comes to Dallas DAVID TAFFET |  Senior Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com The issue of memorializing the losing side of a civil war with monuments to its treasonous leaders has simmered for years. But as Nazis gathered in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend to defend these symbols of racism — shouting […]
Dallas Voice | August 18, 2017