The 5 Coolest New Parks and Public Spaces In the U.S.

Urban Land Institute has announced its Open Space Awards, celebrating five exceptional new parks and public spaces across the U.S. But what's even more exciting is what these green spaces replaced: A freeway, a mall, a truck-loading facility, a rail yard, and a cemetery. » 10/24/14 9:00am 10/24/14 9:00am

Will Dallas Build a Giant Protective Shield For Its Death Ray Tower?

For the past two years, Dallas has been locked in a debate over a new class of buildings that have lovingly become known as architectural death rays. In Dallas's case, it's a shard of light reflected off a hastily-built condo tower that has killed plants and ruined art at the nearby Nasher Sculpture Center. » 11/14/13 12:40pm 11/14/13 12:40pm

Dallas Is the Latest City to Propose Tearing Down Huge Urban Freeways

The rest of the country might think of Dallas as an ultra-conservative town. And as some one who spends a lot of time there, I can tell you that... It sort of is. But it's also home to great art, food, and increasingly, a progressive take on the future of cars. To wit: A proposal to permanently demolish an important… » 11/13/13 10:01am 11/13/13 10:01am

This Dallas Baseball-Sized Hail Can Kill You (Updated With Video)

This is amazing. We knew that baseball-sized hail was falling in Dallas, now under heavy beating by tornadoes, but look at these things. And look at that car! If these balls of ice hit you on the head, you are dead. » 4/03/12 4:23pm 4/03/12 4:23pm

Extreme Tornadoes Are Tossing 18-Wheelers Up in the Air in…

Those things flying are tractor trailers, lifted several feet up in the air by the extremely strong tornadoes in Dallas County, Texas. It's an emergency situation down there right now, and it seems it's not going to stop any time soon. » 4/03/12 2:42pm 4/03/12 2:42pm

Gross Fluorescent Green Goo Spills In Dallas

Yesterday, a mysterious green fluorescent substance took over the White Rock Creek, in Dallas, way ahead of St. Patrick's Day. The Simpsons bright green-colored goo was coming from Medical City Dallas Hospital, which is located across the street, and nobody knew what it was. » 3/15/12 2:40pm 3/15/12 2:40pm

Was Dwyane Wade Hacked By Angry Mavericks Fans?

NBA star Dwyane Wade is headed to Texas — no, he's not going to apologize sheepishly to Maverick's star Dirk Nowitzki. He's traveling to the Lone Star State to testify in a hacking case. » 7/19/11 8:27pm 7/19/11 8:27pm

Undercover TSA Agent Sneaks Gun Through Airport's Full-Body Scanners…

We put up with the TSA's potentially harmful scanners and overzealous gropings because they make our air travel safe, right? Right! Oh wait, maybe not. According to a high-ranking source inside the TSA, an undercover agent was able to pass through five full-body scanners at the Dallas Ft. Worth International Airport… » 2/23/11 2:53pm 2/23/11 2:53pm

Three-Way Phone Sex Hotline Prank Caller Owes Sprint $90,000

At the age of 24, you'd think Dallas man Jermmie Marquis Davis would've outgrown prank phone-calling, but as it transpires, he racked up $90,000 in calls to the Illinois National Runaway Switchboard—three-way-calling them with a sex hotline. » 9/17/10 7:30am 9/17/10 7:30am

What It's Like To Stand Inside an Imploding Stadium [Updated]

When the Dallas Cowboys blew up Texas Stadium this week—punting accident—they had the good sense to put in a 3D camera rig inside. Click and drag to move the camera around. And turn up the sound. Boom! » 4/28/10 8:40pm 4/28/10 8:40pm

Dallas Cowboys Stadium Continues Streak of Giant Screen Fails

After their giant screen blocked a punt, you'd figure the owners of the Dallas Cowboys stadium would be extra careful with their massive displays—but it looks like somebody didn't shut down his computer properly. Whoops! [Thanks, Richard!] » 9/09/09 1:00am 9/09/09 1:00am

NFL to Let the Cowboys Keep Their Punt-Blocking HD Screen In Place

Despite the fact that the Cowboys' new 180-foot HD screen has already blocked a punt and the NFL season hasn't even started yet, the league is going to let it stay put. At least this year. » 8/31/09 10:30am 8/31/09 10:30am

Punt Hits World's Largest HD Video Screen in Cowboys Stadium

During last night's Tennessee-Dallas game, a Titans punter actually hit Dallas's massive 180-foot-long HD screen, creating a bit of a situation: The play isn't reviewable, and there's no provision for a replay. The solution may cost millions of dollars. » 8/22/09 5:00pm 8/22/09 5:00pm

First Football Game In Cowboys Stadium Played On World's Largest HDTV

The first football game to *officially* grace the brand spankin' new Dallas Cowboys stadium was in fact rendered for all to see in glorious 1080p high definition. » 8/09/09 5:00pm 8/09/09 5:00pm

XERO Project Green Building Concept: Veggie Does Dallas

Somewhat like a vegetarian version of the Dragonfly building in Manhattan, the XERO Project is a proposed idea of bringing local agriculture, orchards, gardens and food stalls into the city of Dallas, all under one roof. » 6/12/09 10:00pm 6/12/09 10:00pm

Police Radio Keeps Disrupting Sprinklers, Local Residents Get FCC…

The police around Cedar Hill, DeSoto and Duncanville Texas have a fancy new communications system that broadcasts their 10-4s and 187s up to 30 miles, which coincidentally enough is screwing up a fancy radio-controlled networked sprinkler system in that general area. Turning off the sprinklers may not sound like it… » 8/19/08 6:00pm 8/19/08 6:00pm

Best Buy Vending Machine Haunts Dallas/Fort Worth Airport

Forgetting to bring your electronics with you on a flight sucks really, really hard. This is why the DFW airport has allowed Best Buy to put Best Buy Express vending machines inside several terminals, giving travelers a chance to pick up the lost gadgets, chargers or headphones that they would otherwise have to do… » 7/31/08 6:30pm 7/31/08 6:30pm

Dallas Cowboys Stadium Will Have World's Largest Video Screen

The Dallas Cowboys will be taking over the world's largest video screen crown from that Japanese race track in 2009. Their HDTV will be a total of 11,200 square feet-actually bigger than when they were talking about this back in 2006-which beats the 8,066 sqft. Tokyo Racetrack one by quite a large margin. If 159 feet… » 6/12/08 4:20pm 6/12/08 4:20pm

Dallas Truancy Court Tracks Lazy Kids Using GPS

Being late to school is one thing, waking up at 2 p.m. and rolling in to class is quite another. Apparently, this was the daily routine of Jaime Pacheco, a 15-year-old high school freshman at Bryant Adams High School in Dallas. Naturally, this routine created problems for both his family and the school system, so… » 5/12/08 2:40pm 5/12/08 2:40pm