By Scott Mitchell
Photos by Kathy Tran, Scott Mitchell Earl Ward | A handmade “God bless West” sign serves to raise the spirits of those in the area.
The explosion of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, killed 15 people and injured more than 160 on April 17, as reported by the Associated Press. Through all of the death and tragedy, the small town of approximately 2,800 hosted thousands of volunteers seeking to help those who were affected Continue reading
By Earl Ward
Senior Staff Writer
Photos by Earl Ward | an eagle from the Birds of Prey exhibition screams.
The Scarborough Renaissance Festival covers 35 acres and hosts more than 2,000 performers, artisans and staff. The Faire has been held in Waxahachie, Texas, just south of Dallas on Interstate Highway Continue reading
By Amy Price & Earl Ward
Editor-In-Chief/Senior Staff Writer
Standing in the middle of light bulb section glaring into the wattage overload could leave one riddled with confusion. The bulb aisle at the local home improvement store is not what it used to be, not to mention Continue reading
By Amy Price
Dr. Wright L. Lassiter Jr., Dallas County Community College District chancellor, formally announced his retirement March 1 after nearly 27 years of service in the district. The hunt for his replacement will commence in May after a firm is selected Continue reading
There is a huge collection of trash in the middle of the Pacific Ocean that looks like a bomb full of plastic scrap exploded, leaving behind a gigantic load of killer waste. This floating junk heap is known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and scientists estimate it to be as large as the state of Continue reading
By Aaron Ortega
Photo by Earl Ward | A plaster cast created from a Bigfoot print.
An eager crowd listened to a recording of the sounds of forest nightlife in an expansive banquet hall inside the Fort Worth Convention Center.
Crickets chirped, the wind rustled the leaves and a faint howl could be heard in the distance. A distant grunt could be heard Continue reading
Texas law requires all new residents to obtain Texas identification and register their vehicles within 30 days of arrival. It takes one year to establish residency. If these steps are good enough for the Republic of Texas Continue reading
By Scott Mitchell
Photos by Scott Mitchell | A bowl of fiery hot bun bo hue steams after being freshly served from the kitchen.
A plethora of foreign tastes are served from the kitchen, where the faint sounds of a poker game echo toward the front of the restaurant. It may not feel like the stylish eateries of Dallas proper, but the small restaurant packs just as Continue reading
By Scott Mitchell
Photos by Kathy Tran and Scott Mitchell | The sausage, bacon, egg and cheese flatbread provides a hearty breakfast.
When first entering Coffee House Café, located at the intersection of Preston Road and Frankford Road in North Dallas, it is obvious that this is a busy restaurant. Waiters and waitresses rush from the kitchen to the dining areas indoors and on the patio as quick smiles Continue reading
By Preston Pettit
A couple of years ago, a friend and I pulled up to a gas station to get some fuel for his 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche. After he stopped the car in front of the pump and got out of the vehicle, he began pumping 93-octane fuel into his truck. I asked him what he was doing and he said, “What? It’s a big V8, it runs better on premium fuel.” I stared at him for a minute Continue reading