On the Texas coast, natural gas export development threatens the tourist economy.
I’m kayaking the bay that separates Port Isabel and South Padre Island when a large dorsal fin breaks the water. Another fin surfaces, and several more. My heart skips a few beats. And it looks like I’m surrounded … by on...
Wow, what a battle. Intense. Valiant. But, ultimately, unsuccessful — my brain and my eyelids pummeled each other as the clock slowly ticked toward noon, but my eyelids won the war. The Dallas Cowboys were facing the Tenn...
Its owner disagrees, but the PUC has pulled the plug on Proton Energy.
In a cramped office inside a Shell station at the corner of North University Drive and Jacksboro Highway, Ramzan R. Ali’s phone was ringing off the hook. The Pakistani native in his mid-50s has been in the U.S. for 40 years. ...
Whitnye Raquel has some country influences but is way more than she appears.
You’d think that a young songwriter whose honkytonk guitar-playing father raised her on a steady diet of country legends would be super-enthusiastic about C&W. But Fort Worth’s Whitnye Raquel doesn’t even like it that...
The minimum wage fight makes waves with Texas candidates for governor.
Raising the minimum wage suddenly became a hot issue in the Texas governor’s race just after Labor Day, with Democrat Wendy Davis endorsing it and Republican Greg Abbott opposing it. The national campaign by fast-food workers...
Immigration policies, the drug war, and lobbyists are keeping the private prison industry humming. No matter what sins a private prison company has committed, there seems to be no shortage of states willing to give it a second,...
Sunday night was kind of weird. My afternoon nap went way longer than I intended — essentially, I got ready for the evening at 11 p.m. and headed out not really knowing where I wanted to go or why I wanted to go out at all. I...
No doubt inspired by the relatively recent explosion of music festivals in North Texas, a lot has been written, cheekily but also surprisingly seriously, about what constitutes a festival and what doesn’t. A proper festival, ...
Real-world performers are making real-world money in virtual reality.
Singer-songwriter Matthew Broyles is setting up for a gig. He’s seated in front of a microphone with his playlist at his feet, tuning his acoustic guitar and lightly running through some of the chord changes he’ll be perfor...
In the wilds of Bluebonnet Circle, this fresh Tex-Mex eatery soars.
It would be easy to assume the new Pegaso Mexican Diner, on Bluebonnet Circle, is just a reconfiguration of restaurateur Monica Greene’s original Pegaso Diner in Dallas, which opened and closed a decade ago. Greene, who has c...
Part of what’s cool about Chow, Baby’s restaurant critic gig is that I have an excuse to stop at all of those little eateries that have been there so long they just blend into the scenery. I’ve passed by Jesus BBQ (810 S....
The late James Gandolfini isn’t the only bright spot in this mobbed-up thriller.
It’s likely that the late James Gandolfini’s performance in The Drop will be lauded in tearfully hyperbolic fashion, maybe even to the point where it overshadows the movie. In all honesty, Gandolfini is pretty good — thin...
OPENING: Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? (PG-13) Does anyone still care at this point? Starring Kristoffer Polaha, Laura Regan, Peter Mackenzie, Larry Cedar, Joaquim de Almeida, Rob Morrow, and Greg Germann. (Opens Friday) Do...
“Cowboys and culture” may be suspect, but it’s still relevant.
Beneath the violet glow of dusk and across a dark, empty parking lot, a closed Costco megastore spills funnels of soft white light downward, creating angular, sinister shadows all around. Facing the building on horseback is a m...
UNT Art Gallery
Where many galleries opened their new shows last week, UNT Art Gallery waits until this week to showcase photographers from as far away as Brazil, Sweden, Japan, and Russia with works that have appeared in the Houston FotoFest ...