Monthly Archives: December 2011

Former Dallas Cowboys WR Sam Hurd Blows It

Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Sam Hurd left the team last year to sign a $5.15 million contract with the Chicago Bears. That provided him...

iBrats On a Plane

People love to slam today’s teens for their alleged sense of entitlement, but it appears that the late Steve Jobs has turned many iDevice-bearing...

Film Shorts

OPENING: Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (PG-13) Tom Cruise returns as a secret agent who’s forced to go rogue after his organization is ...

Night & Day

WED ▪ 14 Texas Family Musicals is ringing in the season with a production called Christmas at the Movies, a tribute to music from famous...

Cracking the Code

The Texas Railroad Commission this week adopted the rules requiring disclosure of what’s in frac fluid, thus carrying out the intent of legislation passed...

All That Is Beautiful

By his own admission, singer-songwriter Tim Platt, 25, is an introverted guy –– soft-spoken, modest, and not inclined to draw attention to himself. So...

Form, Function, Neighborhood

Zoning laws are a major tool used by cities to keep neighborhoods together and give residents some control over what they have to live...

Big Ol’ Diamond Jim’s

For whatever reason the other night, I had the mystical ville of Grand Prairie on my mind, because I was heading east on I-30...

Top 10 Local Songs of ’11

Yes, boys and girls, every year around this time, your trusty local music columnist props you up on his sturdy knee, maybe...

Hail Perry Full of …

Just when it seemed Rick Perry’s flagging presidential campaign couldn’t get any more desperate, his latest Iowa TV ad disproved that belief. The Texas...